AMS Weekly News

November 12, 2021


November 16: Zoom Empower Parent Portal Support Session, 5:30pm

November 19: Fall Social for grades 5/6, 3:30-4:30pm

November 24, 25, 26: THANKSGIVING Holiday, NO SCHOOL

December 4: Lion's Club Craft Fair

December 14: LATE START, School begins at 10:30AM

December 14: Chorus Concerts

December 21: Band Concerts

December 24-31 Holiday Break, NO School

Wellness Wednesday

This week we want to share with all parents and caregivers several upcoming dates for Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings through the UNH Cooperative Extension:

  • December 1, 2021

  • January 5, 2022

  • February 2, 2022

  • March 2, 2022

The registration link can be found here:

Information page here:

This is a virtual training for any and all adults that come into contact with youth!

Empower Parent Portal - Support Session - Tuesday, November 16th at 5:30 PM

Join us on Zoom for an overview of the Empower Parent Portal, our K-8 grading and reporting system. You can access the grading portal here and information on how to log on is posted here. If you would like to join our support session on Tuesday, November 16th at 5:30 PM please register prior to this session here.

Fall Social, Friday November 19

Fall Social for 5th and 6th Graders
Friday, November 19, 2021
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Admission: $2 or nonperishable food items to be donated to SHARE
Games, crafts, and more!
Snacks available for purchase.

Walk-a-thon for Veterans, Accepting Donations through Nov. 19

This past Tuesday, November 9th, the entire AMS community walked to honor our local veterans. The recognition ceremony also included a student performance of the Star Spangled Banner as well as information about our Pledge of Allegiance and the history of Veteran's Day. As part of our commitment, we are accepting donations in support of the Manchester VA Hospital Outreach Program. We will have collection jars in the lobby for donations of cash or checks made payable to AMS through November 19th. Since 2014, we've raised over $12,000. So far this year, we have raised over $1,200! Thank you in advance for your support!

8th Grade Yearbook News

Attention parents and guardians! Purchase the 8th-grade yearbook now, starting at only $23! The yearbook will focus on 8th-grade events, and will hold all the memories from your child’s last year at AMS!

In addition, when you buy a yearbook, you get 2 pages just for you in your yearbook to customize with your own photos and memories!

We also encourage students to submit artwork to use in the yearbook for cover art and for use on pages throughout the book.

Purchase link:

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Amherst PTA November Newsletter

Read all about the events with PTA.

Late Bus

We are monitoring the ridership of the AMS late bus which departs the middle school at 4:45pm each day. If the ridership does not increase, the SAU may consider eliminating this bus run. We will give advanced notice if this is the case. Please reach out to administration if you have questions.

Clubs and Activities

Clubs have gotten off to a good start, with many opportunities available now.

JOIN US! Club information/contact info for club advisors can be found on our website. Most clubs are drop in/come when you can opportunities!