Eagle Pride

Making the Positives Loud

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Parents, if you would please help us by reminding your child about the following:

1. No blankets allowed


2. No PJ pants


3. No Slippers


4. No running in the hallways


5. ID's on at all times


6. Attend tutoring in the morning if they are struggling


7. Be respectful at all times. If a teacher asks you to do something, they need to follow through.


8. Clean up after themselves (Trash, spilling, etc.)


9. We are having a large number of students hanging out after school being loud & causing slight issues when many of them walk home. Please remind your child that if they are walking home, please do so right after school. We want them to be safe, and we would instead like them walking when it's light outside.

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Eagles ~

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We have a tree in the hallway at ACMS and would like our families to help decorate our tree with ornaments or homemade items that represent your family or culture. All decorations can be dropped off at the front office. We are happy to return the ornament once our tree comes down, but the handmade items will not be returned. Please make sure it is something you are okay with not getting back.

We look forward to enjoying our decorated tree throughout this holiday season.


Thank you!

Coming up ...

1. Course registration is fast approaching. It's my recommendation that students and parents begin thinking and talking about what courses students will be signing up for in the 2020 - 2021 school year. It's essential to speak about Pre-AP and regular courses, along with electives. Remember, all classes are year-long, so it's complicated to switch from one class to the next — more information on course registration after winter break.


2. The end of the nine weeks and semester will occur in two weeks. If your child is struggling, please have them attend tutoring starting this week. We are constantly reminding our students about the importance of planning, staying ahead, and giving 100% at all times. The nine weeks is not over, encourage them to give it their all the next two weeks!

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Parent Survey - Click Here

Parents, as we soon close on the first semester of 2019-2020 school year, I value and respect your opinion on how we are doing at ACMS. Please take some time to provide me with your feedback. This survey is anonymous

Dress up days for the holidays!

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ACMS Saxophone Ensemble

We would like to cordially invite you to the Arbor Creek Middle School Saxophone Ensemble Midwest Send-Off Concert on Sunday, December 15th at 2:00 PM in the Hebron High School Auditorium.

This concert will feature the nine students in the Honors Band and four Hebron HS Band students (former ACMS students). The 35-minute program will have new and old music of different levels of difficulty and will be a preview for their performance at the 73rd Annual Midwest Clinic (an international band and orchestra conference attended by over 18,000 music educators from all 50 states and over 30 countries) in Chicago IL. Many of our friends and family will be unable to travel to Chicago, so we are presenting the full concert (free admission and open to the public) before we depart for our trip. We hope you’ll join us! We can guarantee an entertaining performance!

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BOX TOP WINNERS

Congratulations to Mrs. Powell's homeroom class for participating and winning our Box Top Campaign for the Fall. Each one of the kids and Mrs. Powell will enjoy a free meal, plus a cookie and the Chick Fil A Cow at Chick Fil A @ Spring Creek and Hwy 121!
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Thank you, Eagle Community, for donating and allowing our teachers to enjoy a Hot Chocolate Bar and dessert! The staff loved it!
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PTA MEMBERSHIP

ACMS PTA is so thankful to be a part of the Arbor Creek community. Without all the parents, staff, and students, we would not be here. I am reaching out to ask for your help. We are currently about 20 memberships away from a three year high.


Please consider asking grandparents to sign up (yes, there is an award for that too). We would love to have all who are willing to sign up.


If we hit a three year high, we will also be earning the goal that the state has set for us, which is 50% of our student enrollment.


Please help us hit our goals! Please help give each student a voice. That is what your membership does!


Memberships do not require you to volunteer but are always welcome!!


We need you to do this, this weekend for the three years high but would love your membership at any time. Your membership is the most excellent support you can give us.


You can sign up and pay online here.


http://arborcreek.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=6


If you can’t recall if you have already signed up please do not hesitate to email and ask me.


Nikki Wood

ACMS PTA President

PTA Cocoa & Cookie Bar for ACMS Staff

PTA is still in need of cookies & other items for the staff appreciation cocoa bar & cookies!

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Thanks to your help ACMS was able to get $526,50 through our Box Top Campaign! Mrs. Powell Homeroom were the winners of this Campaign. Thanks to our partnership with the Chick-Fil-A, located at Spring Creek and 121, her class will get prizes from there.

SENIORS ONLY

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8th Grade Dedication deadline is fast approaching!

Hello Wonderful Arbor Creek MS Families,


Creating an 8th Grade Dedication Ad for your student is a wonderful way to celebrate their accomplishments and journey before entering high school. In addition, 8th Graders can celebrate their friendships/team/events with group ads. The deadline for completing your ad is December 1, 2019.


  • 8th Grade Ad can be purchased at a separate time from purchasing the yearbook.
  • The deadline for creating and completing the ads is December 1st.
  • The ad can be created over time, you DO NOT need to complete the ad in one sitting.
  • Balfour makes creating the ad fun & easy if you have any issues the call center is very helpful. 1-800-BALFOUR (800-225-3687) If a picture does not rotate incorrectly Balfour can assist in making that correction.
  • Attached to this email is a pdf of the instructions for creating the ad, in addition here is the link to the Balfour website where you will find more information.
  • Recommendation for creating a dedication ad:
  1. Create a folder on your desktop and copy photos that you possibly want to include in the ad.
  2. Type out your message to your student before creating the ad, you can copy and paste directly to the ad. Yearbook Staff & Balfour do not make any grammar or spelling corrections.


As always, please let us know if you have any questions and remember the 2019-2020 school year at ACMS only happens once!

Sincerely,


ACMS Yearbook Staff &

Jessica Wasiak-Burns

Art & Yearbook Adviser

Arbor Creek Middle School

Wasiak-burnsJ@Lisd.net

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. District Contest

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Tricky Turkey Scavenger Hunt

I had a little fun with the staff before Thanksgiving break by hiding 40 tricky turkeys around the school for them to find for prizes.

Thank you, PTA volunteers, Mrs. Vary & Mrs. Bellissimo for our beautiful new bulletin board

After 8th grade career day, our very own, Ms. Hurst, put together a dodgeball fundraising tournament for the students and staff. It was an entertaining game that brought in a great deal of competitive spirit by the students and staff. All had fun!

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Faculty/Student Dodgeball Tournament is Thursday, Nov. 21st. Student Tickets are sold online here.


*No tickets will be printed. Your name will be recorded

ACMS Yearbook Ad Deadline For 8th Graders

Click Here For More Information

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Thank you to our Veterans, families, and students who attended our Thank You Breakfast this past Thursday. It was an honor to be able to thank you in person for your sacrifice and dedication to our country. I loved getting to speak and meet you, and we appreciate you joining your student and us for the morning.
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Membership and Spirit Wear

Sign up to be a PTA Member at ACMS . We have won every monthly award this school year and want to win Novembers by getting a 3 year high on our membership numbers. Order Tshirts and Hoodies

National PTA Reflections Showcase

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No School Nov. 25th - 29th

A Great Question to Ask Students Every Day

I recently read a blog post from one of my favorite educational authors, George Couros, who quoted one of his educators that he often follows, David Truss. In the article, it stated,


"I used to ask my kids, “what was your favorite part of the day,” then I added, “Who did you help today?” And as I mentioned in the post reflection:

It was only a matter of weeks before my oldest daughter’s ‘favorite part of the day’ was also the answer to ‘who did you help today.’


A question like this is so much more powerful than, ‘What did you do at school today?’, or ‘What did you get on your test?’, or ‘Did you have fun?’ Simply asking the question, “Who did you help today?” tells a kid what you value."


This is the type of question that could make a difference in what our students focus on daily. It's, of course, important for our kids to focus on education, but if our kids were to focus more on their daily interactions and what they are doing for others, it could make a significant impact all around.


Try asking your kids this week, "Who did you help today?"

NOVEMBER

1st - America Humphries

5th - Maurice Maffia

6th - Jessica Wasiak-Burns

18th - Loree Dunn

21st - Lori Black

23rd - Becky Farley

25th - Mark Benedict

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LISD TREAT TROLLEY WITH DR. ROGERS

On Thursday, November 7th, our teachers and staff had a guest visitor in their classrooms. Dr. Rogers came by with his Treat Trolley to thank our teachers and staff for what they do. It was fun to see the excitement and cheer on everyone's faces when he came into their classroom. Our teachers and staff are deserving, and I'm thankful he stopped by.
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Theater Show

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How do you empower students to find their pathway now and in the future?

I recently read a blog post written by George Couros that I wanted to share. It got me thinking about what we are doing at ACMS. How are we empowering our students for now and the future? I challenge you to ask yourself the same question after reading the following post.

Here is what we know about the future…things will change, and they will change quickly. That is the only thing we know for sure.

What is important is that we develop our students as continuous learners who find their pathways to success (and this is really important) in ways that are meaningful to them. My friend AJ Juliani says it best:

Our job is not to prepare students for something.
Our job is to help students prepare themselves for anything.


What this doesn’t mean is that content or basic knowledge isn’t essential. Those things are still necessary for learning. But it is going beyond information and memorization, where we not only understand but can create something with the knowledge we obtain. I have been thinking about this a lot lately. When we memorize information, it doesn’t mean we understand it, but when we understand and utilize information, we are likely to remember it as well.

Written by: George Couros

Reminders for Staff

Wednesday, Nov. 13th
  • Jeans with the color Green or an Environmental Shirt
  • Cultural Proficiency Lesson during Eagle Time (survey must be completed after)


Thursday, Nov. 14th

  • Wear Red, White, and Blue in honor of our Veterans Breakfast
  • Veterans Breakfast in Library (Veterans and their student may enter your room during a tour)


Dates Coming Up

- 8 period Week Nov. 18th - 22nd

- Career Day for 8th graders - Nov. 21st
- Dodgeball Game - Nov. 21st

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BAND

For the 5th year in a row, Arbor Creek had the MOST students of any middle school make an All-Region Band. We also placed the most students into the top band and had the most first chairs. Our students are amazing! In addition, the Hebron Cluster Bands make up over 1/3 of the Region Band members, and half of the top band. The future is bright in our cluster and for The Hebron Band! We’re really proud of our friends at Creek Valley MS and Killian MS.


FLUTE

Anika Rana (1st chair)

Lauren Davis (highest 7th grader)

Chan-Hee Kim

Andrea Negrete

Alexa Araujo


OBOE

Isela Trevino

Isha Shrivasatava


BASSOON

Jake Johnson

Aman Sharma - 2nd Alternate


CLARINET

Aydin Iqbal (1st chair)

Haley Kerstetter (highest 7th grader)

Owen Price

Irene Kim

Ale Guzman

Jacob Haag

Akhila Vunman


BASS CLARINET

Wendy Diep (2nd chair)

Mie Bakuya

Jayden Luette


ALTO SAX

Aayan Patel (1st chair)

Steven Solis Welch (2nd chair)

Joshua Alvarez

Lindsey Kouba

Charlotte McGillion - 2nd Alternate


TENOR SAX

Roman Brown (1st chair)

Allison Graham - 2nd Alternate

BARI SAX

Nigel Duplessis (1st chair)


TRUMPET

Logan McCoy

Luke Hines

Thomas Hutchins

Alex Schroer

Gabe Santos

Jacob Lutz


HORN

Lauren Hummert

Jose Gallegos

Coral Alipour

Izzy Frederick


TROMBONE

Isaiah Warner (1st chair)

Ben Johnson (2nd chair)

Zain Hussain

Corey Vitosh (highest 7th grader)

Mason Moncrief (next highest 7th grader)

Libby Newton


EUPHONIUM

Dominic Condensa (2nd chair)

Andrew Hollaway (highest 7th grader)

Maci Calltharp

Daniel Lee


TUBA

Blen Habtemariam (2nd chair)

Christian Condensa

James Cardona

Michael Hurley


PERCUSSION

Brooks Mitchell

Ben Guidry (highest 7th grader)

Taylor Lania

ORCHESTRA

12 of our wonderful orchestra students competed in Region 2 MS Orchestra All-Region tryout.

We are happy to announce that 6 of them made it!


Mady Cha Chamber

Orchestra Violin


Nhat-Mai Dinh

Chamber Orchestra Violin


Riley VanSkam

Concert Orchestra Viola


Daniel Johnson

Concert Orchestra Viola


Albert Park

Concert Orchestra Cello


Daniel Graciano

Concert Orchestra Bass

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Think Outside The Box

You have the power to go above and beyond to bring your classroom lessons to life and to make a real difference in the lives of our students. The best teachers think outside the box and outside of the norm. This week, spend time creating a classroom full of amazing lessons. Teachers who THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX encourage their students to THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.

8 PERIOD WEEK - NO EAGLE TIME


October 28th - Monday
  • 7th Grade District FB Championship at LHS - 5:30 PM
  • 7th Grade District VB Tournament at ACMS - 4:30, 5:30, & 6:30
  • Picture Retakes
  • Red Ribbon Week Dress Up - Safari Day


October 29th - Tuesday

  • 8th Grade Football at HHS - 7:00 PM
  • Orchestra Cluster Concert at HHS - 7:00 PM
  • VB Tournament at ACMS - 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30
  • Red Ribbon Week Dress Up - Twin Day


October 30th - Wednesday

  • AIM For Success Student Program during the day
  • Red Ribbon Week Dress Up - Red Day


October 31st - Thursday

  • Red Ribbon Week Dress Up -PJ Day
  • 8th Grade District VB Tournament


November 2nd - Saturday

  • Choir All-Region Clinic/Concert at Flower Mound HS
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Student Program - October 30th

  • 6th Grade 9:15 to 10:15

  • 7th Grade 10:30 - 11:30

  • 8th Grade 2:00 - 3:00

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Opt-Out Form for AIM for Success

If you would prefer your student to not attend the presentation, please return the opt-out form to your child's counselor.

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ACMS WEB Program featured on LISD.NET

Read how a group of eighth graders embrace responsibility of making sixth graders feel included.

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ACMS Fine Arts Additions/Renovation

Soon, construction will begin in the back of ACMS to start on the Fine Arts Additions/Renovations. Please be mindful that only busses and worker vehicles will be allowed to park or drive around to the back of the school. Also, some parking along the street on the side of the school might be limited as well. The construction will begin with our new weight room addition, followed by construction/renovations in the Fine Arts wing starting the last day of school. This is extremely exciting for ACMS, and we look forward to seeing the final product.


Objectives:

  • Address facility disparities relative to district educational specifications for band, choir, and orchestra
  • Provide thoughtful space and function improvements for affected programs with Resource Stewardship in mind

Features include:

  1. Expanded primary rehearsal space for all three disciplines
  2. Dedicated office, practice room, and storage areas for all three disciplines
  3. Student and equipment traffic flow improvements in all areas
  4. Expanded ensemble room space for percussion instruction and ensemble splitting
  5. Improved instrument storage options for band/orchestra
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How to Use Loop to Gather Feedback from Students

You can use it to gather feedback in the forms of text responses, multiple choice questions, and emojis. Loop includes tools for replying to a student's individual response to a group survey.

Check out a tutorial video from Free Technology For Teachers on how to use Loop.

https://youtu.be/s_Mh5-GI2f0

How to Create and Run Polls in Google Slides

Slido is a polling service that recently released a free Google Slides add-on and companion Chrome extension. The combination of the two tools makes it easy for anyone who uses Google Slides to quickly create and launch polls directly within the Google Slides editor. Check out a tutorial video from Free Technology For Teachers on how to use Slido. https://youtu.be/DP2uZMSuzxI
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What is your purpose?

What is your purpose?

Everyone has a WHY. Your WHY is your purpose. This purpose inspires and motivates you to do the things that you do. Knowing our WHY is critical! When we know our WHY, our mindset is focused and determined to perform each day to make it happen.


So thinking about your WHY, why do you do what you do? Why are you here?


Michael Jr states, "when you know your WHY, your WHAT has more impact because you walk in or towards your purpose."


Think about your WHY as you enter a new week. It's essential for our students, parents, & colleagues to know your WHY, your purpose.

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Know Your Why | Michael Jr.
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October 21st - 26th

Monday - Oct. 21st

- 7th grade at LLELA

- PSAT for 8th grade

- 7th grade FB at HHS

- 7th grade VB at ACMS


Tuesday - Oct. 22nd

- 7th grade at LLELA

- 8th grade FB at HHS


Wednesday - Oct. 23rd

- AIM for Success Parent Program 6 PM at ACMS


Thursday - Oct. 24th

- 8th grade VB at HHS


Saturday - Oct. 26th

- Band All-Region - McKamy MS

- Orchestra All-Region - FMHS

7th Grade Field Trip

LLELA PARENT AND STUDENT INFORMATION
FOR MONDAY 10-21-19 & TUESDAY 10-22-19


If we experience inclement weather either day, students should report to school as if we are going to LLELA. The administration will make a decision for the day by 9:00 a.m. Once the determination has been made, we will follow the course set out by Administration.

We will spend the day outdoors in the wilderness. Students will walk about 5-6 miles over the course of the day. There is a trail hike, pond activities and a visit to Ritter Cemetery, which is a Historical Site where the pioneers that established Lewisville are buried.


Students need to bring the following:

-Snacks, lunch, drinks – they will be hungry and thirsty!

-MANDATORY – AT LEAST 2 BOTTLES OF WATER – we will bring 3 coolers but there is nowhere to get additional water

-Epi-pens if students self-carry

-Inhalers if students self-carry

-Take allergy medicine that morning

-iPad or phone to take pictures – FULLY CHARGED!

-Earbuds

-Bug Spray

-Hand Sanitizer


Dress for the day:

-String backpacks are encouraged as they will have to carry whatever they bring all day

-Long pants

-Close toed shoes (hiking boots, galoshes, tennis shoes) – THEY WILL GET MUDDY!

-Layer clothing (ie., t-shirt, hoodie or sweatshirt that can be tied at the waist)

-Hats are encouraged

-Poncho or large trash bag if it rains

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Scoliosis Screening - 8th Grade Boys

Parent Letter for 8th-grade boys - Nov. 12th Screening. If parents need an exemption, religious or medical, you need to contact Nurse Padron by November 5th.

Scoliosis Screening - 7th Grade Girls

Parent Letter for 7th-grade girls or girls turning 12 this school year - Nov. 12th Screening. If parents need an exemption, religious or medical, you need to contact Nurse Padron by Nov. 5th.

AIM FOR SUCCESS PARENT PROGRAM

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 6pm

2109 Arbor Creek Drive

Carrollton, TX

Understanding the Problems of Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs

Educate teens about the dangers associated with tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, and other common street drugs, but also the illustrations and true stories empower teens to avoid experimenting with drugs.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

REFLECTIONS

Look Within! This is the weekend to finish your Reflections projects! All entries are due to the library next Wednesday, October 23rd. And as a bonus - all entries will be featured in an Art Show and Celebration on November 12th. This is an excellent opportunity to perform your dance, play your music, show your film, or display your art or photography for family and friends. For entry, guidelines go to the ACMS website or the library.
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Dress Code Reminders

- Students who wear leggings must have a long enough shirt to cover the backside.


- No midriff shirts may be worn. Be aware of raising and lifting arms, and if skin can be seen, then the shirt is too short.


- Hole in jeans are allowed but only from the upper portion of the knee and down if showing skin.

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Thank you so much to the parents who attended the Pastries with the Principal and President event this week. It was a joy to be able to start putting more faces to names and being able to share how great ACMS is. I also enjoyed hearing your questions and input, as I appreciate knowing what others are saying and reflecting on how we can continue to improve ACMS.


Those of you who could not attend, we hope to see you next time!

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All-District Band Results

LISD All-District Middle School Band Tryouts here at Arbor Creek. From 7am-4pm, about 1000 people came and went through our doors, and about 40 parent volunteers made things run smoothly while the LISD Band Directors judged.


We had 50 students earn a spot in an All-District Band, with 25 of those earning a spot in the TOP band!


Please help us congratulate these fine young musicians!


Flute

Anika Rana – 1st chair Honors (1st overall)

Chan-Hee Kim – 3rd chair Honors (3rd overall)

Lauren Davis – 11th chair Honors (11th overall)

Caroline Miller – 12th chair Symphonic (24th overall)

Andrea Negrete – 6th chair Concert (30th overall)

Oboe

Isela Trevino – 2nd chair Symphonic (5th overall)

Isha Shrivastava – 1st alternate (10th overall)

Bassoon

Jake Johnson – 3rd chair Symphonic (7th overall)

Clarinet

Aydin Iqbal – 2nd chair Honors (2nd overall)

Owen Price – 5th chair Honors (5th overall)

Haley Kerstetter – 8th chair Honors (8th overall & highest ranked 7th grader)

Irene Kim – 13th chair Honors (13th overall)

Ale Guzman – 2nd chair Symphonic (18th overall)

Jose Hernandez – 4th chair Concert (36th overall)

Jacob Hagg – 5th chair Concert (37th overall)

Bass Clarinet

Wendy Diep – 2nd chair Honors (2nd overall)

Mie Bakuya – 2nd chair Honors (3rd overall)

Jayden Luette – 2nd chair Concert (8th overall)

Alto Sax

Aayan Patel – 1st chair Honors (1st overall)

Steven Solis Welch – 2nd chair Honors (2nd overall & highest ranked 7th grader)

Joshua Alvarez – 4th chair Honors (4th overall)

Lindsey Kouba – 6th chair Symphonic (12th overall)

Charlotte McGillion – 1st alternate (19th overall)

Tenor Sax

Roman Brown – 2nd chair Honors (2nd overall)

Allison Graham – 2nd chair Concert (6th overall)

Bari Sax

Nigel Duplessis – 1st chair Honors (1st overall)

Trumpet

Luke Hines – 2nd chair Honors (2nd overall)

Logan McCoy – 6th chair Honors (6th overall)

Alex Schroer – 7th chair Honors (7th overall)

Gabe Santos – 8th chair Symphonic (20th overall)

Thomas Hutchins – 9th chair Symphonic (21st overall)

Madalyn Goins – 1st chair Concert (25th overall & highest ranked 7th grader)

Horn

Lauren Hummert – 2nd chair Honors (2nd overall)

Jose Gallegos – 5th chair Honors (5th overall)

Coral Alipour – 7th chair Concert (27th overall)

Trombone

Ben Johnson – 2nd chair Honors (2nd overall)

Zain Hussain – 3rd chair Honors (3rd overall)

Isaiah Warner – 4th chair Honors (4th overall)

Mason Moncrief – 9th chair Honors (9th overall & highest ranked 7th grader)

Corey Vitosh – 2nd chair Symphonic (12th overall)

Aidan Zarski – 6th chair Symphonic (16th overall)

Libby Newton – 10th chair Symphonic (20th overall)

Euphonium

Andrew Holloway – 6th chair Honors (6th overall & highest ranked 7th grader)

Dominic Condensa – 1st chair Symphonic (7th overall)

Daniel Lee – 4th chair Symphonic (10th overall)

Maci Calltharp – 2nd chair Concert (14th overall)

Tuba

Blen Habtemariam – 2nd chair Honors (2nd overall)

Christian Condensa – 6th chair Honors (6th overall)

James Cardona – 1st chair Concert (13th overall)

Michael Hurley – 1st alternate (19th overall)

Percussion

Brooks Mitchell – 5th chair Symphonic (13th overall)

Ben Guidry – 6th chair Symphonic (14th overall)

Taylor Lania – 6th chair Concert (22nd overall)

All Region Choir Results

This past Saturday, ACMS had 15 choir students who auditioned for the Region 2 Middle School All Region Choir. This is a group selected from over 850 students who auditioned and 5 surrounding school districts that create our region. I am very proud of the way our students represented ACMS and our community with their hard work and dedication in this process. Our students who auditioned are:


Mia Greer

Natalie Taylor

Addie Pitaniello

Kristen Dillard

Emma Bottorff

Dani Raborg

Mae Fabriani

Chelsea Odoemelam

Vickie Gomez

Amareya Clay

Ale Guzman

Younghee Lee

Grant Koch

Mateo Berzunza

James Cardona


From this group, ACMS had 3 make the Region Choir with 2 named as alternates.


Our region choir alternates are:

Dani Raborg- Sop 2 second alternate

Younghee Lee- Alto second alternate


Our Region Choir members will perform in a special concert on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Flower Mound HS. Our Region Choir members are:

Mia Greer- Select Treble Choir

Ale Guzman-Honor Treble Choir 5th Chair Alto

Mateo Berzunza-Select Men’s Choir 3rd Chair Tenor 1


Please congratulate all these students for their dedication on a very long day, their hard work and a job well done! We are very proud of them!

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Make Today Great!

Over 8 hours a day, you are at school. The time that you spend with your students is an opportunity to do something amazing. The 8 hours on a school day is enough time to make a student feel loved, cared for. The time you spend in a week with your students is enough time to make a significant impact on a student's life. The total number of minutes you are with your students is time to inspire them, time to show them the light bulb moments, time to show them that they can learn from their mistakes and even failures. Make today great! Today is your day! Today is their day!
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October 14th - 18th

Oct.14th - Monday
  • No School


Oct. 15th - Tuesday

  • 7th Grade FB vs. Lakeview at The Colony HS


Oct. 16th - Wednesday

  • 6th Grade Choir Concert - 6:30 pm
  • 8th Grade FB at The Colony HS
  • 7th Grade Volleyball at Creek Valley


Oct. 17th - Thursday

  • Pastries with the Principal and PTA President
  • 8th Grade Volleyball vs. Creek Valley at HHS


Oct. 18th - Friday

  • Dad's Club
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OCTOBER

17th - Pastries with the Principal and President

21st - 8th graders take PSAT

21st and 22nd - 7th graders Field Trip to LLELA

23rd - AIM for Success Parent Program at 6 pm

30th - AIM for Success Student Program during school

28th - 1st - Red Ribbon Week

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Below is a brief message to the students at ACMS. This video will be shown to the students during Eagle Time this week. I speak about the Administration and important reminders for the new nine weeks starting. Overall, the students have done an excellent job with behavior.

8th Grade PSAT Information

Click here for specific information about the upcoming PSAT for 8th graders on October 21st

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CHOICES360

Lewisville ISD has purchased the CHOICES360 program for all students in grades 6-12 to support them in college, career and military exploration. CHOICES 360 has many fantastic features for students and families including a variety of interest inventories, a portfolio option, college and career activities as well as tons of resources for financial aid, scholarships and test prep.


Parents, you can now create an account for Choices360. To begin, you must have the LISD activation code. Also, to link to your student’s account, your student will have to send an invite email. All of this information and links are included in the letter below!


Parent Letter CHOICES 360

CHOICES 360 Activación de padres e información de cuenta

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ACMS YEARBOOK & 8th Grade AD INFO

Hello Wonderful Arbor Creek Families,


Two Announcements from the Yearbook Staff:

Name and Icon Stamping Back by popular demand for the second year is the personalization of your ACMS Yearbook.


8th Grade Dedication Ads are now available on Balfour website!

Creating an 8th Grade Dedication Ad for your student is a wonderful way to celebrate their accomplishments and journey before entering high school. In addition, 8th Graders can celebrate their friendships/team/events with group ads. Deadline for completing your ad is December 1, 2019.

  • 8th Grade Ad can be purchased at a separate time from purchasing the yearbook.
  • Deadline for creating and completing the ads is December 1st.
  • The ad can be created over time, you DO NOT need to complete the ad in one sitting.
  • Balfour makes creating the ad fun & easy, if you have any issues the call center is very helpful. 1-800-BALFOUR (800-225-3687)
  • Attached to this email is a pdf of the instructions for creating the ad, in addition here is the link to the Balfour website where you will find more information.
  • Recommendation for creating an dedication ad:
  1. Create a folder on your desktop and copy photos that you possibly want to in include in the ad.
  2. Type out your message to your student before creating the ad, you can copy and paste directly to the ad (Yearbook Staff & Balfour do not make any grammar or spelling corrections).
  3. Next click this link to Balfour’s website, create the ad & have fun! If a picture does not rotate in correctly Balfour can assist in making that correction.


As always, please let us know if you have any questions and remember this 2019-2020 school year at ACMS only happens once!


Sincerely,

ACMS Yearbook Staff &

Jessica Wasiak-Burns

Art & Yearbook Adviser

Arbor Creek Middle School

Wasiak-burnsJ@Lisd.net

Box Tops for ACMS

Traditional Box Tops are being phased out, but you can still clip & save any remaining unexpired labels and send them to school by October 28th.


Get the App!!! You can find the app by searching "Box Tops for Education" on the Apple App Store or Google Play.


Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label. If you see the new label, use the Box Tops app to scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase.


Box Tops are worth 10¢ each for our school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online. Please don't forget to click "Give Credit" to your child's Homeroom teacher!

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Highlights from Kindness Week At ACMS

Monday - Giving out compliments

Tuesday - Share a KIND word or phrase and post it

ACMS Football Team visited Indian Creek Elementary

Wednesday - Conversation Cards

Thursday - "YELLOW!" to someone new

Friday - Keep It Kind

October Eagles of the Month

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Mrs. Black

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Mrs. Stephens

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YOU ARE MY HERO

Over the past few weeks, I have been able to get out and about and enjoy getting into your classrooms to watch what you do every day. If I have never told you before, YOU are my hero! I'm reminded when I'm present in your classes that you are on a battlefield. Your job is not easy. You are managing our student's needs and emotions. YOU are the ones who take on the good and the bad and work hard at bringing out the best in our students. Our school would not be the same without you. Your students would not be the same without you. When I look around your rooms and witness the interactions that you have with your students, I'm reminded how YOU are a hero to them. You are a hero to me! I know you don't hear it enough, so I'm going to tell you what a difference you are making for our students.


I'm glad you were able to have a day off. I hope you were able to rest, enjoy time with family and friends, and do something for you! You deserve the time off. Now that we are starting a new nine weeks, I want you to remember that YOU are a superhero to someone, and they need you! Keep making a difference; YOU ARE MY HERO!

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October 7th - 11th 2019

Monday - Oct. 7th
  • Kindness Week Kickoff - Wear Purple
  • 7th-grade Volleyball at Forestwood


Tuesday - Oct. 8th

  • Orange you happy when people are kind? Wear Orange


Wednesday - Oct. 9th

  • Wear Pink
  • Band Fall Concert 7 PM


Thursday - Oct. 10th

  • Say "YELLOW" to someone new - Wear Yellow
  • 7/8 Choir Fall Concert 6:30 PM
  • 8th Grade Volleyball at ACMS
  • Kendra Scott Trunk Show at ACMS outside BandHall from 4 to 7 PM


Friday - Oct. 11th

  • Green means Go: Keep Kindness going! - Wear Green
  • Early Release 1:00 PM


Monday - Oct. 14th

NO SCHOOL!!

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October

14th - No School

17th - Pastries with the Principal and President

21st - 8th graders take PSAT

21st and 22nd - 7th graders Field Trip to LLELA

23rd - AIM for Success Parent Program at 6 pm

30th - AIM for Success Student Program during school

28th - 1st - Red Ribbon Week

Early Release Bell Schedule

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Kindness Convocation

ACMS recently took a group of student leaders to LISD Middle School Kindness Convocation at LHS. All middle school students in attendance were in the color purple (a switch from orange in 2018-2019) and are dubbed as “Kindness Ambassadors” for the upcoming school year.


The LISD Kindness project is student-driven and ran by all of our school organizations.


Throughout the week of Oct. 7th - 11th, students will be challenged with different kindness acts throughout the day.


Our Kindness ambassadors came back after the Kindness convocation and planned out our Kindness week and remainder of the year to keep this movement going. We are incredibly proud of their hard work and dedication to making kindness normal.

The end of the 1st nine weeks is Friday, Oct. 11th. There is still time to go in for tutoring and seek help. A reminder that we offer to tutor for all classes Monday-Friday from 8:10 am - 8:45 am. If your child's teacher is not available on the day they want to attend, ANY teacher within the department can help. The tutoring schedule can be found on our ACMS website here.


A few reminders on how to help your child be successful throughout the school year.


1. Instill Organizational Skills

Being organized is the key to success in middle school. Students have multiple teachers and classrooms daily and are participating in extracurricular or after-school activities for the first time. Therefore, keeping up with everything can be a big struggle.


2. Help them establish a study/HW routine

Set a specific start time for homework each night. Help make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit, distraction-free place to study.


3. Encourage your child to ask for help

Teachers are available for extra help either before or after school. Also, encourage your child to send an email to the teacher when they are struggling to let them know or speak with their teacher after class.


4. Take time to talk about school

Make efforts to talk with your child every day, so they know that what goes on at school is important to you. Help them learn to be patient with themselves and to focus on their academic growth (seeing improvement) instead of only on the grade.


5. Let them be responsible for their learning

Allow them to be the one who communicates with their teacher when they don't understand. Give them the courage to ask questions and be responsible for their learning. Although it's tough, allow them to step forward on their own while continuing to encourage and monitor them.


6. Help them be ready to learn each day

Lack of sleep can make it difficult to pay attention in school. It's important to have a consistent bedtime routine, especially on school nights. Help make sure your child is eating breakfast to boost their attention span.

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Pastries with the Principal & PTA President

RSVP for October 17th at 9:00 am, ACMS Principal, Amy Obenhaus, and ACMS PTA President, Nikki Wood, will be hosting a coffee talk in the ACMS library. Anyone in the community is welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!

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Kendra Scott Fundraiser for Band

Our Kendra Scott Trunk Show fundraiser is coming up next Thursday, October 10 here at Arbor Creek MS, outside of the band hall in the main hallway. The ACMS Band will get 20% of the sales!


You can even PRE ORDER to have items brought to the trunk show OR shipped to you! This way you can order, the band gets 20%, and you don’t have to be here! The order form is attached

If they bring items to the trunk show "on-hold" for a customer, you are not required to buy them, it just ensures that they bring their specific piece so you can see it in person!


Please email Caitlin your pre-order form at least 48 hours prior to the event. Make sure you have ARBOR CREEK BAND as the organization.

Caitlin.ordan@kendrascott.com


Visit Kendrascott.com to shop and what you’d like to order!

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Texas PTA is excited to announce that scholarship applications are NOW OPEN for eligible high school seniors and faculty members. Applications will remain open through November 15, 2019.

Please note: This is an earlier application period than in past years. Please emphasize this change with your volunteers so that applicants are aware of the November 15 deadline.


$1000 Scholarships for High School Seniors

who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university or a technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following their high school graduation

Click here for details.

Happy Birthday October Birthdays!!

OCTOBER

10th - Jacie Vandenboom

13th - Franchesca Gbeku

13th - Jessica Trent

30th - Nancy Tristan

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September 30th - October 4th

Monday - Sept. 30th
  • 7th Grade Volleyball at Arbor Creek
  • 7th Grade FB at Hebron
  • Complete iPad Deployment for 7th and 8th-grade students


Tuesday - Oct. 1st

  • Kindness Convocation at LHS 10am - 12pm
  • 8th grade FB at Hebron
  • Spirit Day - "Lasso the Longhorns" Plaid and Western Day


Wednesday - Oct. 2nd

  • Walk/Bike to School Day


Thursday - Oct. 3rd

  • 8th-grade Volleyball at Lamar


Friday - Oct. 4th

  • PTA Board Meeting 9am
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The National Walk and Bike to School Day is Wednesday, Oct. 2nd. All students and staff are encouraged to Walk or Bike to school that day. If you live too far away, you could park your car at school and join us at the Harvest Run Park on Spurwood at 7:45 AM. We will walk or bike to school together from the park. If walking or biking is not an option, please consider carpooling!

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I want to thank our Student Council Sponsors, Mrs. Shomer & Mrs. Moore, our Cheer coach, Ms. Lutz, and our K-12 Feeder Rep, Mrs. Gould, for their fantastic efforts on our Hebron Homecoming Parade float. We had an unbelievable float, and although we did not win, I'm incredibly proud of the work that the Stucco students and cheerleaders put into creating it. Thank you for EVERYTHING!!

Cart FULL of SUNSHINE

On Friday, Sept. 27th, Admin went around ACMS, spreading sunshine of appreciation by providing snacks and drinks for our teachers. We love our ACMS staff, and anything that we can do to let them know we value what they do is always fun for us!

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Mr. Shaw & iPads

A BIG thank you goes out to our Assistant Principal, Mr. Shaw for his deployment on 7th and 8th-grade iPads. We needed to process 578 students, and overall, our deployment success for day 1 was 97.1%. AWESOME work! Way to go, Mr. Shaw and Mr. Estrada!

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Parents, I wanted to share with you a small snippet of what Administration is seeing in our ACMS classrooms when we observe our teacher's classes. Great things are happening, and we promise to continue to challenge our teachers and motivate our students to do more. Overall, ACMS performs well academically, but I know we can continue to grow our students even more from year to year. We are thankful for a hardworking staff, and it's evident by the results below. Throughout the year, I will continue to share our observations so that we can grow together for the benefit of our students.

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  • Kindness Convocation - Oct. 1st (wear Kindness Shirt)

  • Walk/Bike to school day - Oct. 2nd

  • PTA providing Lunch - Oct. 4th

  • Kindness Week Activites - Oct. 7th - 11th

  • Eagle Academy - Oct. 9th

  • End of the 1st 9 weeks - Oct. 10th

  • Early Release for students - Oct. 11th

  • No School - Oct 14th

  • Pastries with Principal and President - Oct. 17th (9 am at ACMS Library)

  • LLELA Field Trip for 7th grade - Oct. 21st and 22nd

  • PSAT 8th Grade - Oct. 21st

  • Parent AIM for Success Program - 6 pm - Oct. 23rd

  • AIM for Success Student program - Oct. 30th during the day

  • 8-period week - Oct. 28th - Oct. 31st

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Get Your Hustle On

Motivation sets all things in motion. When it's not set in motion, we get nowhere. Your desire inside you sparks your motivation. When you don't have hustle, your talent will only carry you so far. It's clear that we all have greatness within us, but it's how and when we use it. I want you to start this week off with the right mindset and attitude. Think about your goals for the week and what you need to do to achieve them. Your passion will drive you, and you'll do whatever it takes to execute it. I will continue to push you to be the very best we can each day. Use your motivation and strength to push past what you used to do and start navigating through your lessons and determining what meaningful and relevant work you have for your students. Every minute counts, so get your hustle on!
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September 23rd - 27th

Monday, Sept. 23rd

- Picture Day for all staff and students

- 7th Grade FB at Griffin

- 7th Grade Vb at ACMS

- Biker vs Surfer Dressup day for Hebron Homecoming


Tuesday, Sept. 24th

- 8th Grade FB at Griffin
- Tacky Tourist Dressup day for Hebron Homecoming

Wednesday, Sept. 25th
- Hebron Homecoming Parade at 6 PM and Community Pep Rally following the parade

Arbor Creek will have a float so come out to support

- Favorite Underwater Character Dressup day for Hebron Homecoming


Thursday, Sept. 26th
- 8th Grade VB at Delay

- Faculty Meeting in the library at 8:15 or 4:15 (Pick one to attend)
- Pirate vs. Sailor Dressup day for Hebron Homecoming


Friday, Sept. 27th

- iPad Deployment for 7th and 8th-grade students

- Orchestra Main Event Fun Night

- Band Pinstack Party

- Hebron HS Homecoming Game

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November 21st , 2019

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ACMS UIL

Academic UIL is a competition that tests and rewards our students for academic achievement. We compete against other schools in our feeder zone in an all-day event held in early February. Teachers work as coaches preparing our students for events they are interested in and provide necessary study materials with heaps of encouragement.


Is your child interested in math? Have them try out for the basic Mathematics Contest, Number Sense Contest (mental math), and or Calculator Skills events.

Maybe they excel in ELA? They can try out for Ready Writing, Spelling, or Dictionary Skills teams.


Are they visual learners who enjoy geography and data? The Maps, Graphs, and Charts Event are perfect for them!

We also have events specific to science and social studies, as well as two speaking events. Oral Reading (for our budding actors) and Impromptu Speaking for kids who are quick on their feet and think they have all the answers to life.

QR Codes are posted around the school for students to scan and sign up for more information.


We ask that you encourage your child to try-out for a UIL team. If they have questions about it, have them see Ms. Hurst for more information. You can also email her at Hurst-hollandV@lisd.net

September 23rd

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KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS

I encourage you this week to perform a random act of kindness for someone. It's incredible how one simple act of kindness can brighten up someone's whole day. Consider getting someone a cup of coffee, writing a kind note of encouragement, to buying someone's lunch. Do your best to remain positive and to do what you can to uplift others. Your random act of kindness doesn't have to be significant. Be the light for others through our actions. Kindness can be spread throughout the school, so I ask you, what is an act of kindness you can do for someone at school?
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Country Nights Dance - THIS FRIDAY!

Tickets are now on sale at http://arborcreek.my-pta.org

Price is $8.00 in advance and includes food, photo booth, mechanical bull, and entrance into the dance. Parents must sign the waiver for students to ride the mechanical bull. The waiver is found online at http://bit.ly/MechanicalBullWaiver Students can also purchase tickets this week during lunches, cash only.

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Weekly Calendar for Sept. 16th - 20th

Monday, Sept. 16th
  • Kindness Shirt/Sunshine Shirt for staff (Sunshine members Jeans Day)
  • 7th Grade Football at Harmon HS


Tuesday, Sept. 17th

  • 8th Grade Football at Harmon HS


Wednesday, Sept. 18th

  • Eagle Academy after school 4:20 - 5:30 (Invite Only)


Friday, Sept. 20th

  • School Spirit Day
  • Dad's Club Meets - 8:00am
  • Pep Rally at the end of the day
  • Country Nights School Dance 6:00 - 8:00
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We want to brag on & share another success of our Honors Band. They have been named a National Winner in the 2019 Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors project for the sixth consecutive year. This is a project that recognizes music programs for high standards in performance via submitted recordings. There were over 320 entries from 38 states.


You can read the attached letter, and check out the full list of schools listed here:

https://www.foundationformusiceducation.org/mark-of-excellence/2019-national-wind-band-honors-results/


You can also listen to the recordings (from the 2018-2019 Honors Band) that were submitted if you’d like. You can find a link on the first article on the band website: arborcreekband.org

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Academic UIL is a competition that tests and rewards our students for academic achievement. We compete against other schools in our feeder zone in an all-day event held in early February. Teachers work as coaches preparing our students for events they are interested in and provide necessary study materials with heaps of encouragement.


Is your child interested in math? Have them try out for the basic Mathematics Contest, Number Sense Contest (mental math), and or Calculator Skills events.

Maybe they excel in ELA? They can try out for Ready Writing, Spelling, or Dictionary Skills teams.


Are they visual learners who enjoy geography and data? The Maps, Graphs, and Charts Event are perfect for them!

We also have events specific to science and social studies, as well as two speaking events. Oral Reading (for our budding actors) and Impromptu Speaking for kids who are quick on their feet and think they have all the answers to life.

QR Codes are posted around the school for students to scan and sign up for more information.


We ask that you encourage your child to try-out for a UIL team. If they have questions about it, have them see Ms. Hurst for more information. You can also email her at Hurst-hollandV@lisd.net

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Hebron Homecoming

Parade & Community Pep-Rally: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.
Arbor Creek will be in the parade, so come out to cheer us on!

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iPad Distribution Coming Sept. 27th and 30th

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October Staff Luncheon from PTA

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Drills

A reminder that each month, we conduct safety drills. We will always post on social media what drill we are holding and inform you when it's over. Above is a picture of the coding we use for our drills on social media to keep you informed.
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End of the 1st 6 Weeks

End of the six weeks is coming up on Friday, Sept. 20th. If your child is currently struggling with a class, please inform them that attending tutorials this week is crucial. Also, an important reminder that if your child participates in a UIL activity, (Band, Orchestra, Choir, Athletics), they will lose eligibility on Friday, Sept. 27th at 3:30 pm. Therefore, they will not be able to participate in any events or games with their group until the next eligibility gain on October 18th.
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Do Only Good Things

When we do good things, we feel good about who we are. We are here to do good things for our students, our coworkers, and our community. When we do good things, we shape our school culture to be the best place to work at and show others that what we do is excellent! It's inspiring, it's motivating, and it continues to encourage us to do what we do best. Keep only doing good things, and we will continue to shape and help our students, staff, and community.
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September 9th - 13th

Monday, Sept. 9th
  • 7th Grade FB vs. Forestwood at HHS
  • 7th Grade Volleyball vs. Hedrick at ACMS
  • School Board Meeting
  • Sunshine Club Jeans Day (Sunshine Shirt or Kindness Shirt)


Tuesday, Sept. 10th

  • SPIRIT DAY - "Fake out the Falcons!" - Dress like a Twin
  • 8th Grade FB Vs. Forestwood at HHS
  • 6th Grade NEW student breakfast- 8:15 am in the library


Wednesday, Sept. 11th

  • Block Day Schedule (1,3,5,7 Periods)
  • Eagle Time Day
  • BLT Meeting after school at 4:20 in Library
  • Saxophone Ensemble Concert in Cafeteria at ACMS at 7 pm


Thursday, Sept. 12th

  • 7th/8th Grade NEW student breakfast in Library - 8:15 am in the library
  • 8th Grade VB at Hedrick MS


Friday, Sept. 13th

  • Middle School Band Night at HHS
  • FB Picture Day
  • School Spirit Jean Day

Progress Reports and Report Cards

This year we will not be printing and sending home progress reports and report cards. Parents and students have access to their child's grades 24-7 by logging on to Family Skyward Access. We will inform you when we are nearing the end of 3, 6, 9 week grading period so that you can begin to check more often. Teachers are asked to contact parents through email or phone if students are failing. However, I strongly encourage you to gain access to your child's grades on Family Skyward Access.


The end of the first six weeks is Sept. 20th, so continue to monitor grades and encourage your child to attend tutoring often. Please know that if your child states that their teacher is not available one morning, we will always have a teacher in that department available for tutoring. At ACMS we know that every student is OUR student and ACMS is OUR school, so if one teacher isn't available, someone will be! You can find our school tutoring schedule in the picture below


Please know we are here to help and ensure your child is successful through a partnership of school and home. Thank you for your continued support and feel free to reach out to your child's teacher through email or phone anytime you have questions.

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Hebron Homecoming

Parade & Community Pep-Rally: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

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Student and Parent Program Coming Oct. 23rd & Oct. 30th

Understanding the Problems of Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs

Educates teens about the dangers associated with tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, and other common street drugs, but also the illustrations and true stories empower teens to avoid experimenting with drugs.


Parent Program - Oct. 23rd at 6 pm at Arbor Creek MS (more details coming soon!)


Student Program - Oct. 30th (No Block Schedule this week)

  • 6th Grade - 9:15 am to 10:15 am

  • 7th Grade 10:30 am to 11:30 am

  • 8th Grade 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Nurse Padron - September Asthma Peak

Great information to have concerning Asthma and how to prevent asthma attacks during the peak months of September through October. Parents, please be diligent in making sure your child is keeping an inhaler with them ****at all times****, whether at home or school.


If they have an emergency inhaler, we highly encourage them to "self carry." Please complete the "emergency med self-carry agreement" and give to your child to keep with their inhaler. Please send a copy to the nurse as well either via email or your child.


If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Padron at PadronA@lisd.net

Destination Imagination Information

For more information regarding the program, click on the title

Destination Imagination

DI encourages students to put their own creative ideas to work on a project of their choice while incorporating STEM, the arts and service-learning. They build their teamwork, creativity and problem-solving skills while working on small teams on projects that are showcased in a regional tournament on February 29 at RL Turner HS in Carrollton.


In addition, DI participation is closely aligned with LISD’s Strategic Design goals in that it is open to all students, engages the community and encourages use of technology to accomplish student-defined educational goals. Combined with the fact that DI is a lot of fun, you just can’t beat it for a great extra-curricular program.

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Weekly Monday Motivation For Sept. 9th - 13th

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Failure Really Is Ok!

Most can say that failure hurts. It's not easy to fail and when we do, we tend to keep track of it. There's also the fear that everyone is waiting for you to fail; possibly even keeping track for you! The hard part to realize is that the only person keeping count of your failures is you. It's good to fail at times because it provides you the ability to grow. If everytime you took you risk and succeeded, would you want to step out of your comfort zone? Failure really is ok! Embrace the idea that you will fail at things and you might be disappointed/discouraged, but appreciate the fact that you tried and use that energy to learn from it. Analyze why it occurred and develop a new path of success. Challenge yourself to try something new within your classroom this week and if you fail, it really is ok, just try again!
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Neshti Mohammad - 3rd

Tosha Salerno - 24th

Daniel Estrada - 24th

Kara Guerry - 28th

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Weekly Agenda for Sept. 2nd - 6th

Monday, Sept. 2nd
  • NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd

  • 7th-grade Scrimmage FB Game

Wednesday, Sept. 4th

  • 8th-grade Scrimmage FB Game
  • 7th-grade Volleyball at Lakeview

Thursday, Sept. 5th

  • 8th-grade Volleyball vs. Lakeview
  • Submit your name and shirt size for Kindness Shirt

Friday, Sept. 9th

  • ACMS Spirit Day
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This is OUR year!

As teachers and leaders, we have a responsibility of making sure that we deliver our best every single day for our students and our community. It's a responsibility that is exhausting and often stressful, but yet so rewarding when seeing our commitment shown by the success of our students. Our goals are that we want no one left behind, but we have to prepare for situations that may come our way in trying to stop this from happening. I can't think of a stronger, more tightly-bonded team of people than you! There is power in our team, and I know we can overcome and achieve just about anything. We can achieve greatness when we support each other. Let's make this our year, and YOUR YEAR! The strength of our team is each individual, and the power of each individual is in our team. We are unstoppable, and I can't wait to see what you do!
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Kindness Convocation

Oct. 1st

10 am to 12 pm

LHS


*We are currently updating our list of student ambassadors. If you know of a student who you feel would do a great job at being a student ambassador, let me know.


If staff is interested in a Kindness shirt (I would love 100%), please fill out the following link HERE by Thursday, Sept. 5th.

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September 3rd - Neshti Mohammad

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Sept. 11th - BLT Meeting

Sept. 20th - School Dance

Sept. 25th - Hebron Homecoming Parade

Oct. 1st - Kindness Convocation

Oct. 23rd - Aim For Success Parent Program

Oct. 28th - Nov. 1st - Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 30th - Aim For Success Student Program (No block days)

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Challenge Yourself

We all know and understand our comfort zone because it's a great place to be, but are we growing when that happens? If we are not pushing ourselves, then it's hard for us to say that we are making progress. Change is uncomfortable. Quite frankly, it's awkward and frightening and can cause us to not push ourselves because of it. I shared with you that I want to see you fail at times. I want to see you take risks. If you fail, that's ok, try again! Get out of your comfort zone and put yourself out there for not only your students but for yourself too! Everyone has excellent lessons, but are your lessons ones that you created years ago? Have you made changes to them each year to fit the needs of your current students? Do you listen to your colleague's suggestions and try a new approach even though you see success with your students? This week I want you to take a risk and challenge yourself wholeheartedly. If you don't try, you will never progress. If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.
O2 "BE MORE DOG"

Technology/Website Ideas

Monday, Tuesday & Friday - Normal Bell Schedule

Wednesday & Thursday - Block Schedule


Monday, Aug. 26th

  • Sunshine Jeans Day (Arbor Creek Shirt or Sunshine Shirt)


Friday, Aug. 30th

  • School Spirit Jeans Day (Arbor Creek Shirt or Hebron High School Shirt)
  • Future Hawks Night at Hebron Varsity Football Game - 5th graders are Free and will run on the field before game time. Bring your family out and support our Hawks!

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Melanie Bacon - Aug. 25th

Shelby Bauman - Aug. 27th

Laurel Treadway - Aug. 30th

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Sept. 2nd - NO SCHOOL

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Success builds success

"Every great change starts like falling dominoes." BJ Thornton


As we begin the school year knowing you are already feeling the anxiety, stress, frustrations, worry about not having enough time, I want to remind you of a few things.


First, remember that for some students, school is their out, it's their happy place, and they have missed being here. I can't tell you how many times I have heard from students that coming to school gives them a routine for themselves. It's the one place that they can focus on them and be here all day. They don't have the responsibilities of cleaning, taking care of younger siblings, or working. So it's our reminder that we can and should create an environment where students thrive because of the feelings they have when they are at school.


Second, don't hesitate to share a kind word or action with someone throughout the day. We can't always tell what's going on with others, so if you get a chance to say something kind to someone, go for it! Greeting students at the door, saying hi in the hallways to colleagues, can go a long way for someone and make their day. Assume you can make a difference by a small gesture and you will.


Lastly, enjoy a fresh start! Things might not have gone well last year for you or a student, but giving everyone the ability to have a new beginning is what helps us grow and have success. If you have ever played around with dominoes and tried to line them up in a row, you know that one small mistake and all come falling. However, with continued tries, if you line them up just right, and flick the first domino, a chain reaction occurs, making it powerful.


As the year begins, think about the fact that each student represents a domino and when one thing, that right thing, that you have been working with them on sets in motion, it's going to topple into a great success. I know that you can create a powerful domino effect this year with your students and when you do, I'm going to be here to see it!

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August 20th, 2019

SCHEDULE

5:30 IN - N - OUT Burger

6:00 - PTA Meeting


6:20 - 6:30 - 1st period

6:35 - 6:45 - 2nd Period

6:50 - 7:00 - 3rd Period

7:05 - 7:15 - 4th period

7:20 - 7:30 - 5th period

7:35 - 7:45 - 6th period

7:50 - 8:00 - 7th period

8:05 - 8:15 - 8th period

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Reminders for Aug. 19th - 23rd

Book Fair ALL Week


Aug 19th

- Eagle time still occurring


Aug 20th

- Lock Out Drill at 1:40

- Open House 6 PM

- Book Fair at Open House

- IN - N - OUT Burger (Bring your family for dinner)


Aug 21st and 22nd

- Block schedule begins


Aug. 23rd

- Back to a normal schedule with no Eagle Time



Looking ahead!

Aug. 30th - Arbor Creek MS Feeder Night at Hawks Stadium

5th graders get in for free!


Next week is the last week to contribute to our Lewisville Education Foundation campaign. You can contribute online at LISDEF.COM and make a payroll deduction which returns 50% of your contribution to ACMS. You can also see Mrs. Daniels any time before Thursday if you’d like to fill out the contribution form for me to turn in. The final day will be Thursday, August 22. We are already half way to our goal for the year! Thank you to those who have contributed to this worthy cause!


Don’t forget to join our Sunshine Committee! Sunshine dues are $35.00 for professional staff and $20.00 for paraprofessional staff. Once you are a paid member, and you have your shirt you can wear it on Mondays. The dues go towards all the activities

we do for the staff. Mrs. Stephens is collecting dues this week in room 201, cash or check made out to ACMS. If you write a check- it will have to be two checks this year- one for dues, one for shirts.


And if you haven’t joined PTA yet, please consider doing so! There are forms in the office and a drop box by the office door for forms and dues. PTA does so much to support ACMS, and we’d love to have 100% staff membership as in past years!

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Kindness Week

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Aug. 20th - Gina Mosquera

Aug. 23rd - Michelle Kong

Arbor Creek Middle School

Home of the Eagles
Students, staff, and parents working together to create a thriving environment of learners for our present and future Eagles