The Howler

For the Weeks of December 20, 2021-January 3, 2022

Safe, Honest, Achieving, Respectful, Perservering

S.H.A.R.P.
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Winter Break

Classes will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22 for Winter Break. Classes will resume at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 (note: this is a change from the 2021-2022 calendar sent at the beginning of the year).



Have a wonderful break!!

AMS Hall of Fame

Wolverine Nation! Do you know of a former AMS alumni who has done great things professionally and represented AMS with greatness? If so, we are looking for nominations for our AMS Hall of Fame! We established our Hall of Fame last spring and we are looking for inductees for 2022. The process is fairly simple and nominations can be made by clicking on This Link Thank you for helping us recognize AMS greatness!

Important Dates for 8th Grade Students

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NSCAS Scores Now Available in ParentVue

Hello Parents,

As you know, last year was unique. The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) still administered the state tests in the spring. The student reports can now be shared.


Your child's report (ELA and mathematics scores) can be found in our Synergy apps called ParentVUE and StudentVUE. Look in the Documents tab in the ParentVUE / StudentVUE apps on your mobile device. If you are not using these mobile apps you can find the Synergy link on the Millard Public Schools homepage. If you need assistance logging into ParentVUE or Synergy, please call our PAL (Parent Assistance Line) at 402-715-8000.


New state tests are also being piloted this year by the NDE. A letter from NDE sharing more about state testing and the student reports can be found here.


Note: Last year the state was developing the science test (5th & 8th), thus no scores were reported.


Please reach out if you have any questions about these assessments or your child’s score.

AMS Yearbook Pre-Order

Pre-order your Andersen Middle School Yearbook in the office! This is the least expensive time of the year to pre-order.

Yearbook Pricing:

  • August to December 31---$30

  • After January 7, Yearbooks will be sold for $35.00.

  • We accept cash, check, credit cards or you can pay through ParentVue

School Pick Up Reminder

Are you picking up your student during the school day? Please follow these steps:

1) Call the Main Office in advance: (402) 715-8440 **if the line is busy, please leave a voicemail

2) Bring your photo ID to the door. Ring the bell, and then state your full name and the reason for your visit.

3) Once you are allowed entry, go to the Main Office to show your photo ID and sign your student out.

From the AMS Kitchen

Looking for a part time job with hours that accomodate your middle school students schedule? The Andersen kitchen has an open position! Hours are 7.30am-2.00pm M-F. You receive benefits, holidays off and NO weekends!! Go to mpsomaha.org and click on the current openings link to apply!
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Reminders from the Office

Water Bottles: Water fountains continue to be partially open and every day students need to bring a water bottle to school. Thank you for your help in reminding your student to bring a water bottle each day. We also have quite a few water bottles in our lost and found, located in the library. If your student has misplaced their water bottle, please have them check the lost and found.

From the Nurse

Reminder: If you have a student who is awaiting a COVID test result, please keep that student home until the test result comes back. Also, if you have a student who has symptoms of COVID or any other illness, please keep your student home.

Thank you,

Nurse Julie

Covid information regarding Andersen and Millard

Millard COVID-19 website


Please remember, if someone in your household or your child is sick and has been tested for COVID, please do not send your child to school until the results are back. Thank you for helping keep our students and staff as safe as possible!

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Show Choir

12/20 - 7:20-8:20 AM

1/7 - NO REHEARSAL

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Wrestling Time

Wrestling will start the 1st day after Winter Break - Thursday, January 6. If you did not sign up please email Mr. Hoff and Mr. Eastridge so they can check to make sure all paperwork is complete.

Andersen Middle School, a SHARP family of Wolverines, guarantees each student will demonstrate academic growth by challenging and inspiring all students and staff in engaging and innovative learning environments. Wolverine Nation believes in collaborative relationships and cultivates positive character traits necessary for personal excellence.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7 A.M. - 4 P.M.

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