Our School

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Welcome to Kaleidoscope Academy located at the historic Roosevelt Site in Appleton! We are a 6-8 middle school that engages young adolescents in their learning through inquiry-based projects and personalized learning with the assistance of dedicated, passionate staff.  

Mission Statement

Kaleidoscope Academy strives to engage middle school students in their learning through inquiry based projects and personalized learning using a balance of fine arts and 21st Century Skills.

Kaleidoscope Academy:

  • Delivers curriculum through inquiry-based activities and projects arranged in interdisciplinary teaching teams
  • Facilitates the use of 21st Century Skills (Creativity and Innovation, Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision Making, Digital Citizenship, Technology Operations and Concepts) as established by the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE)
  • Utilizes best practices for adolescent learners as recommended by This We Believe (AMLE) and Breaking Ranks in the Middle (NASSP)
  • Promotes lifelong learning
  • Differentiates instruction to meet the individual needs of students
  • Offers expanded curricular choices for individual interest through elective course selections in fine arts and technology


Principal Molitor PictureMessage from the Principal

I can’t wait to get the school year started as my first year as principal here at Kaleidoscope Academy. To say that Kaleidoscope is unique is an understatement. After being at various schools throughout the past years, I can confidently say the culture and climate at Kaleidoscope are like no other. The collaborative staff, progressive nature of learning, and student-centered mindset makes Kaleidoscope the best middle school in the Fox Valley. We are so excited to welcome you and your child to Kaleidoscope to the 2021-22 school year. It’s going to be the best school year yet!

I look forward to meeting you. Never hesitate to reach out to provide feedback, ask questions, set up a time to meet, or schedule a visit of the school. The partnerships we have with parents and families is a critical part of what makes us successful here at Kaleidoscope. Together, we are #KAStrong.

Sincerely,

Alexandra Molitor
Principal


Mary Toby PictureMary Toby will be filling in during Ms. Molitor’s maternity leave (Approximately mid October-mid January). Mary is a retired administrator from New London. She was briefly at New London High School as the associate principal, and then spent seven years as the principal of the elementary school. In the past few years of her retirement, when she’s not vacationing in Texas, she has subbed throughout the district in both teacher and administrative roles.  She has subbed for the past ten years for all subjects K-12, including multiple long-term subs at Kaleidoscope for teachers and administrators. Over the past year, Mary oversaw Classroom Connections for the district and was the on-call Covid sub administrator; helping out in different buildings throughout AASD every day.  Mary is passionate about academic success for all students. She knows the importance of administrative support for all staff, every day. She looks forward to meeting with parents and community members when the need arises. She is extremely excited to work with the staff and students at Kaleidoscope. Mary will fit in perfectly with the Kaleidoscope team! Her email is tobymary@aasd.k12.wi.us