AMS Weekly News

May 20, 2022


May 24: AMS Chorus Concert, gr 5-8, 6:30pm

May 27: 8th Grade Chorus visits Wilkins Field Day

May 30: Memorial Day, No School

May 31: 7th Grade field trip to Crotched Mtn (rain date June 6)

June 1: 6th grade Greek Olympics

June 1: AMS Band Concerts, gr 5-8, beginning at 6pm

June 3: 5th grade DARE graduation, 10am AMS cafe

June 6: 5th grade field trip to Museum of Science in Boston

June 7: 6th grade Greek Plays

June 7: 8th Grade Step up at SHS, 1:30pm

June 7: 8th Grade Graduation, 6pm

June 7: 8th Grade Dance, after ceremony, ends at 9pm

June 7: Last day of school for grade 8, full school day

June 8: Last day of school for grades 5, 6, 7, school dismisses at 12:25pm

June 9: Track & Field Awards Night, 6pm

June 10: Baseball, softball and LAX Awards Night, 6pm

Calendar UPDATES:

As announced by the SAU, the following changes were made to the end of the school year calendar:

June 7: FULL school day, 8:30-3:24pm (no longer a late start day), (last day for 8th graders)

June 8: EARLY dismissal for AMS at 12:25pm (last day for 5th, 6th, and 7th graders)

Wellness Wednesday

School is almost out! And perhaps kids are excited, but perhaps you may be seeing more meltdowns as the pressures and deadlines of end of year events mount. In this article are some resources to consider as we wrap up these last few weeks.

6th Grade News

Sixth grade has some exciting educational events and activities planned to support 6th grade curriculum.

Please see all the details here!

7th Grade Field Trip

Please see the field trip permission slip and information on the 7th grade hiking field trip. Permission slips and fees are due back by next Friday, May 27.

8th Grade News

The date for 8th grade graduation is Tuesday, June 7 at 6pm. This is also the last day of school for 8th grade students.

Last day for 8th graders will include:

  • Various team activities including graduation rehearsal, yearbook signing

  • 8th Grade will visit SHS from approximately 1:30-3:00pm

  • Regular dismissal at 3:24pm

Graduation Ceremony:

  • 8th Grade Graduation is held at 6pm followed by a dance for 8th grade students only until 9pm.

  • Students should be in their seats by 5:45pm. The ceremony typically lasts for about one hour.

  • The ceremony will be held on the lawn behind the school if the weather permits; in this case, there will be no limit on the number of guests each student may bring.

  • In case of inclement weather, we will hold the ceremony in the gym. We ask that no more than two guests attend per student. We will NOT issue tickets, we simply ask that all comply with this limit. We will send an email and post the location of graduation on our website/FB page as soon as possible during the day of graduation if the weather is at all questionable.

  • 8th Graders who do not attend school during the day on June 7 will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony or attend the dance.

DRESS: We ask that students dress in a manner which is appropriate for the occasion. In recent years, girls have worn dresses or skirts/blouses and boys have worn slacks or nice shorts with a collared shirt. We ask that the guidelines for dress outlined in the student handbook be used when selecting dress for the evening.

DANCE: The dance immediately follows the graduation ceremony in the AMS café until 9pm. This is a dance for our 8th grade students only. Students who do not attend the graduation ceremony will not be permitted to attend the dance. There is no admission fee but the Kona ice truck will be selling treats.

June 8: Step Up Information

4th grade students from Wilkins and 6th grade students from MVVS will join AMS 5-7th graders in Step Up Day activities on the last day of school, June 8, from approximately 9:15-10:15am. Similar to previous years, students will "step up" to meet their next year's grade level teachers and be introduced to general grade level information, curriculum areas, activities, supplies lists, etc.

Students will be served lunch on the last day of school and will be dismissed at 12:25pm.

Specific team placements will be announced to parents/students in early/mid August. Final year-end grade reports will be available in the Empower Parent Portal in mid-June and will also be mailed home.


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Library Books

Please return all Library materials ASAP! All materials MUST be returned by May 27. There are currently 322 overdue library books.

Students have been informed if they owe anything, however, if you are unsure please go to the library or the office.

Parents/Guardians will be billed for any materials not returned.

5th Grade Scientists Working on Squid Dissections