ARMS Legend

Excellence Without Boundaries

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December 14, 2015 3rd Six Weeks, Week 6


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Principal Message

Greetings Rangers!

We are here, the final week of the 1st Semester. Take a moment to think back over your semester and what you have learned about yourself as an educator. What encouraging memories do you have? What did you see as your biggest accomplishment?

Our students have been demonstrating what they have learned and how they have grown academically every day over the last four months. This week is an opportunity for all students to show what they know during our Fall ACPs. The ACPs provide us valuable information as we gauge where we are at the half way point or overall mastery for semester classes. ACP allow us a clearer picture on where our students met proficiency, excelled, and what requires intervention. It gives us valuable insight into our own instructional practices and how to best improve to meet the needs of our learners. Thank you in advance for all you will do this week to create the optimal testing environment for our Rangers! You set the tone and I appreciate everyone's awareness of their impact and cooperation as we set them up for success this last week.

I want to say thank you with all I have, for bringing your "A" game everyday for our students. I will always say this is the most important work of our time and you are contributing to shaping the future of our community, our city, our state, our nation, and our world. What they have learned and how they have grown is profound and everyone at ARMS contributes to that journey.

This is the last Legend of 2015 and I wish everyone a very restful, fun, reflective, and glorious winter break. I appreciate each of your for what you do for our Rangers, the love, compassion, and support you show to them and your colleagues, is inspiring! ARMS is a phenomenal place to be and each of you contribute to who we are! To the most deserving staff in DISD, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy your time away and rejuvenate yourself.

Ranger Proud!!

F. Taylor

Special Thank you to the most FANTASTIC Principals, Counselors, and Instructional Coaches in DISD

My hat goes off to each of you; each person commits wholeheartedly to being the best that they can be as they support and lead with service at the core of all intentions and actions. I am honored to serve along side a phenomenal team of educators.
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Ms. Crabtree for all your hard work,committment to excellence, and unrelenting support of the staff and students.

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Many Thanks for a Legendary Fall Semester

ARMS Teachers & Staff for supporting the growth and development of our 1,240 Rangers (aka The Future)

ARMS POD Leaders for your passion for teamwork, supporting community, and maintaining momentum as we strive to achieve our vision.

All Fall Coaches for your committment to our Student Athletes.

Fine Arts & Performing Arts teachers for supporting our students' expression through dance, art, and song.

ARMS Club/Organization sponsors for your committment to cultivating the personal interests of our students.

ARMS Committee Leaders for your passion to positively contributing to the ARMS Community.

ARMS Custodial Team for ensuring our clean and safe campus daily.

ARMS Cafeteria Team for providing the fuel our Rangers need daily: breakfasts, lunches, and afternoon snacks.

ARMS Officers & Monitors for keeping safety at the forefront!

ALL ARMS Support Staff for ensuring overall success and utpmost customer service.

Ranger News

ACP Testing Presentation

Click here to review the ACP Testing Meeting Presentation.

ACP Pick Up Time Starts @ 7:10 AM Tuesday

Student Released @ 1:05 Tuesday - Friday

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Pertinent campus wide WAIP information will be posted in the weekly ARMS Legend. Please ensure that you stay informed of district updates and general information. WAIP information that is specific to a team, grade, content, will be emailed directly.

DISD Professional Development - Spring 2016

Click here for more information about the upcoming PD sessions provided/coordinated through Teaching and Learning Department.

WEEKLY EVENTS (12/7 - 12/11)

ACP - Tuesday, December 15th - 18th / Student release at 1:05 pm / Teachers may wear jeans the week of December 14th.
ARMS Staff Winter Celebration- Tuesday, December 15th @ 5:30pm
ARMS Jingle Bells Dance Performance - Wednesday, 6:30pm, ARMS Auditorium
3rd Six Weeks Ends - Friday, December 18th

On the Horizon....

Winter Vacation - December 21st - January 1st
Teacher Work Day - January 4, 2016 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
ARMS Institute - January 5, 2016, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Winter Skyline Feeder Patter Concert

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ACP Reviews


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Hit the Quan Teacher vs. Student Dance Off!!

ARMS Winter Dance 12/11~ Thank you Student Council

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Mechanical ARMS Robotic Games 12/11

With that, our awesome team, the Mechanical ARMS, participated in four events: Robotic Games, Service Project, Core Values, and Robot Design.

At the awards ceremony, they were selected to participate in the 2nd Round North Texas FLL Qualifier to be held in January. This gives the team a second opportunity to be able to compete at state regionals. There are over 300 teams participating in this leg of the journey . . . and our kids won a spot to continue. That's simply amazing!

Team Member are: Angel Saucedo (8th), Logan Canto (7th), Valeria Carvajal (8th), Angelica Carvajal (7th), Simon Warden (8th), Iginio Ramierz (8th), Leodon Villegas (7th), Jesus Martinez (7th), Issac Green (8th), and Frida Saucedo (7th).

When you see these Rangers, give them a high five and encourage their upcoming efforts for Round 2!!

Magnet Application Boot Camp 12/12

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Special thank you to Ms. Burns, Mr. Folkenroth, & Ms. Velazquez for assisting parents and students.

Full house at Magnet Boot Camp!!

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Dallas Mayor's Race 12/12

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Thank you Ms. Wagers & all our Ranger Students!!

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The Most Important Work of our Time! Always remember YOUR IMPACT!

Ann Richards Middle School

At Ann Richards MS, our vision is to be a flagship middle school at the hub of the community, nurturing diverse leaders, and empowering intelligent trailblazers.