Besser Elementary

Besser Elementary School is located in the City of Alpena in northeastern Michigan. We are one of six elementary schools currently operated by the Alpena Public School District.

Besser serves a population of approximately 425 K-5 students from the City and Township of Alpena.  About 16% of our students attend Besser from other district elementary schools by “special permission” via the district’s open enrollment policy. Students from other school districts may also attend Besser Elementary to benefit from the Hearing Impaired program. Alpena Public Schools also supports a preschool program on the Besser campus with 35 children enrolled.

Located on twenty acres of land donated by local philanthropist Jesse Besser, the school opened in 1958 as an elementary school of the K-8 Thunder Bay School District. Besser became part of Alpena Public Schools as a junior high school in 1963. Due to declining enrollment, Besser was closed from 1983 until it reopened in 1986 as an elementary school.

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  • 8 Mar
    • Property Committee 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Property Committee
      Date: Mar 8
      Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Lorie Kneeshaw is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. This is a reoccurring monthly meeting for Committee meetings of the Board. Join Zoom Meeting at Zoom.us Meeting ID: 830 2778 7131 Password: 122334 Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 830 2778 7131 Password: 122334 ──────────
    • Special BOE Mtg. - Board Vacancy Interviews
      Date: Mar 8
      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Calendar: District Calendar
      The purpose of this meeting is to interview applicants for the vacant seat on the BOE.

      Lorie Kneeshaw, Board Secretary,  is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting of the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting.


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  • 9 Mar
    • C&T Committee CANCELED 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      C&T Committee CANCELED
      Date: Mar 9
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Calendar: District Calendar
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      Date: Mar 9
      Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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  • 10 Mar
    • Finance Committee 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Finance Committee
      Date: Mar 10
      Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Calendar: District Calendar
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Office Personnel

Stephanie Hitchcock
Principal
Cindy Garber
Secretary
Kristen Sherwood
Secretary

Schedule

9:20 - Doors Open/Breakfast
9:33 - Instruction Begins
3:42 - Dismissal

Recess/Lunch

10:55-11:40 - Kdg (Recess-Lunch)
11:00-11:45 - 4th Grade (Lunch-Recess)
11:25-12:10 - 5th Grade (Lunch-Recess)
11:50-12:35 - 2nd Grade (Lunch-Recess)
12:15-1:00 - 3rd Grade (Lunch-Recess)
12:40-1:25 - 1st Grade (Lunch-Recess)

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