AMS Weekly Update 25

March 7, 2016

Mission Statement

Accompsett Middle School actively promotes achievement, manners, and spirit by providing a safe and supportive learning environment which nurtures each student’s academic, social, emotional, and physical development while challenging them to reach their full potential. Achievement – we will reach our academic goals; Manners – we will model polite behavior; Spirit – we will demonstrate commitment to our school. At Accompsett Middle School, the faculty, staff, administrators, and parents collaborate to provide a learning community which meets the needs of young adolescents.

Project Wisdom: Making a Difference

The students on Team 6B will read the daily Project Wisdom message during the month of March on the following topics:

  • Cheap or Charitable?

  • Each One Matters

  • Respecting the Land

  • Finding the Dream

Brain Chemistry

One way to enhance production of neurotransmitters is through physical activity. This body-brain power connection also offers a helpful metacognition strategy for students. Remind students that when they get hung up on a problem while doing their homework or independent study, they might try going for a run or taking an exercise break, and then return to the problem with their brain recharged.

Happy Birthday

Lisa Comer, 3/9

Patricia Mulhall, 3/9

Free PD @ Columbia University

Smithtown Central School District is providing transportation free of charge for those interested in attending: The Columbia Teachers College Reading & Writing Project Annual Reunion

No Registration / No Fees

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Coach bus leaves St. James El @ 7:00 am

Time: 9:00 – 3:00

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Solomon

If you would like to attend, please see me for additional information.

Columbia Teachers College Reading & Writing Project Annual Reunion

Saturday, March 19th, 9pm

525 West 120th Street

New York, NY

The TCRWP will once again open our doors to thousands of educators from all over the country. As always, we will offer keynotes and closings by renowned authors and leaders in the field of education, senior Project staff, including Lucy Calkins and all TCRWP staff developers. On this day, over 125 workshops will be offered on topics such as: argument writing, writing about reading, reading interpretively and analytically, embedding historical fiction in nonfiction text sets, opinion writing for very young writers, managing workshop instruction, aligning instruction to the CCSS, using performance assessments and learning progressions to ratchet up the level of teaching, state-of-the-art test prep, phonics, guided reading and more.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, March 8th, 2:45pm

660 Meadow Road

Smithtown, NY

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Wednesday, March 9th, 7pm

660 Meadow Road

Smithtown, NY

Make AMS Even Better

Have an idea, suggestion, commendation, recommendation, question, or concern? See Dan or I at any time.