Mustang News

May 20, 2022

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AVONDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL!

What's New in the Stable

*Principal Letter

*You can still purchase a Yearbook!

*Early Dismissal

*8th Grade Bridging Ceremony/Reception

*Essay Contest Congrats!

*Memorial Day Parade

*Boys/Girls Club

*AHS Cheer

*Important Dates

*Birthdays Next Week

*Students leaving Early

*AMS Pick Up/Drop Off Protocols

*Track Info

*7th Graders~Still time to sign up for next years DC Trip!

*Next Years Calendar

*Bus Procedure for friends

*District Info

Good Evening Mustangs!

This week we welcomed all our newest members of “THE MUSTANG HERD” by inviting our 5th graders to come visit AMS and have lunch. Students were able to interact with new friends and some of our current middle schoolers. It was a fun community building event we were able to enjoy together.


6th and 7th grade students that earned the privilege to attend the activity night on Monday, May 23rd will be given a wrist band on Monday to indicate they are able to attend. This event will run until 5pm, please make sure you arrange a ride to be there promptly at 5pm.


June 2nd we are having our 6th and 7th grade awards assemblies during the school day. This event is for students only. If your student wins an award we will send it home with them the next day.


June 9th is our 8th grade Bridging Ceremony from 6-8pm! This is a celebration of all of our 8th graders as they advance to Avondale High School. This event will happen Rain or Shine!


If weather permits, we will be outside on the middle school football field, please bring a lawn or camping chair as our bleacher space is very small. Once the event is over, we will transition behind the school to a small ice cream reception with photo opportunities and yearbook signings.


If the day brings rain, we will move the event into the main gym. Unfortunately, if we do this, we will have to limit the spectators to one guest per 8th grade student. I would like to offer more people the ability to attend but our gym capacity is much smaller than the stadium as you can understand. I will be sending more information on this event over the next two weeks.


Have a great weekend!


With Mustang Pride!

Jason Ohrt

Proud Principal of Avondale Middle School

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW! Price is now $45

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Early Dismissal -Thursday, May 26th

Dismissal Time: 1pm

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8th Grade Celebration

Bridging Ceremony and Reception

Thursday, June 9, 2022

6pm-8pm

Congrats Anaya Potts!

Winner of the Women's History Month Essay Contest

Sponsored by Rochester Hills Public Library and Auburn Hills Public Library

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Memorial Day Parade

The Avondale Yellow Jacket Marching Band, joined by 8th grade band members, will be performing in the Auburn Hills Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30 in downtown Auburn Hills. The parade is expected to start at Avondale High School at 11 am. It will then continue down Waukegan, through downtown, and around Squirrel Court, ultimately ending at the American Legion.


Come on out and cheer them on!

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Dear AMS Families,

Please see our attached flyers. I am available to help parents register if you need it. I am available from 11am-3pm, they can call the club or come in during those times.


Thank you!

Denise Valle

Program Director

Matilda R. Wilson Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan

denise.valle@bgcsm.org

(248)852-1336

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AHS Sideline CHEER

Avondale High School Sideline Cheer Tryouts

Are you interested in becoming a part of our cheer family? Come out this Wednesday, May 25th at 6:30pm in the High School Cafeteria with your parent(s) to gain insights and information into our program. Tryouts are right around the corner and we want to set you up for success. Here is what you need for tryouts:

Clinics are Tuesday, May 31st 5-7pm in the AHS Aux Gym

Tryouts are Wednesday, June 1st 5-7pm in the AHS Aux Gym


If you have any questions please email the head varsity coach (Stephanie Chatman) at donelkos@gmail.com

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Stephanie Chatman

Michigan State University Alumni

College of Education & College of Natural Sciences

Math Teacher at Stoney Creek High School

Avondale High School Varsity Cheer Coach

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IMPORTANT DATES

PBIS Activity Night

May 23, 2022

3-5pm


Early Release

May 26, 2022

1pm Dismissal


NO School

May 30, 2022


6th/7th Grade Awards

Thursday, June 2, 2022


8th Grade Bridging Ceremony/Reception

Thursday, June 9, 2022

6-8pm


Half Day of School

June 9, 2022

11:07AM Dismissal


Half Day of School

Last Day of School

June 10, 2022

11:07AM Dismissal

BIRTHDAYS NEXT WEEK!

5/21- Taylor, Jordan, Erin

5/22- Anthony

5/23- Jabari

5/24- Gryffin, Carson

5/26- Nolan, Avelino, Pragati

5/27- Jordan, Alayah

STUDENTS LEAVING EARLY

Recently, we have had students being called out a few minutes before the release bell. This increase in call volume and disruption in classes has become quite disruptive. We always want to respect parents requests to have their child released from school, however for the safety of students, and to minimize disruption, we will not be releasing students early after 2:15pm, they will be released at 2:46pm.


The procedure for calling your student out early is:

Call the attendance line (248-537-6310) before 11am and leave a message stating the following: name of your student, time of pickup, make/model/color of pick up vehicle

Safe Ed will walk students to the vehicle.


Or call the main office(248-537-6300) between 11am-1:30pm. Please leave a message if you cannot get through, the secretaries monitor their email and will get the message. This way we can give students a pass in advance and have them ready. We understand emergencies come up and will handle on a case by case basis.


We appreciate your cooperation with this policy.

DROP OFF/PICK UP UPDATE

Please pull up as far as possible in the parent loop to help traffic congestion.


NO student drop offs/pick ups in the bus loop before or after school if any buses are present. This creates a dangerous situation for the students getting on and off the buses.


Please watch your speed driving around AMS and GATE parking lots. Nearby residents have expressed concern about the speed and their safety.


Thank you!

AMS Administration

Avondale Middle School Student Pick Up/Drop Off Protocols

This is a friendly reminder that we strongly encourage parents to adhere to safe and proper school drop-off and pick-up procedures.


For the safety of our students, NO student drop-offs/pick-ups should occur outside of the school parking lot, particularly in adjacent residential areas.


We want to specifically draw your attention to the situation on Cone Avenue behind the gate separating the Avondale Middle School parking lot and the new residential area. The City of Rochester Hills recently installed No Parking/Stopping/Standing Till the End of the Street signs that the Sheriff’s department has periodically enforced in recent months. In addition to ignoring the posted signage, drivers using this area for pick-up/drop-off continuously block driveways, mailboxes and fire hydrants. All of these practices are prohibited by the Michigan Vehicle Code Act 300 of 1949. (mcl 257.674)


Most importantly, using this area for student pick-up/drop-off creates a hazardous situation for students that use this area to walk to and from our school.


We are asking that if you are currently using this area to pick up or drop off your student please stop. The residential area past the gate is not intended for this use. Please adhere to the newly installed traffic signs and follow the Avondale Middle School pick-up/drop-off protocols established with student safety in mind.


We look forward to and anticipate your cooperation in this matter.

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Track INFORMATION

Boys Coaches

Sarah Gilbert-sarah.gilbert@avondaleschools.org

Kody Strong-kody.strong@avondaleschools.org


Girls Coaches

Sam Castillo-samuel.castillo@avondaleschools.org

Robin Bovensiep-robin.bovensiep@avondaleschools.org

Practices

Monday-Thursday

5/24-@Van Hoosen MS

5/31-City Meet@Troy Athens HS

6/2-County Meet@Clarkston HS


All Meets Start at 4pm

Home meets in BOLD

Track Calendar

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SPORTS PHYSICAL INFORMATION

For the 2021-22 school year, an MHSAA pre-participation sports physical is required for all students who participate in sports. A physical examination must be completed on or after April 15, 2021 to be considered a valid physical for 2021-22.

AMS SPORTS INFORMATION


ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE A CURRENT PHYSICAL ON FILE!

YOUR STUDENT CANNOT PARTICIPATE WITHOUT A CURRENT PHYSICAL ON FILE

https://www.mhsaa.com

6th, 7th AND 8th GRADERS CAN PARTICIPATE IN ALL SPORTS!


In order to participate there is a $100 participation fee,

unless you have been approved for free or reduced lunch


All student spectators must go home and return for sporting events.

All student spectators must be accompanied by an adult.


SARA RUSS

ATHLETIC SECRETARY

248-537-6295

sara.russ@avondaleschools.org

7th Grade Families~Still time to sign up for next Years DC TRIP

Avondale Middle - 8th Grade (FALL)

Gettysburg & Washington DC Trip

11/9/2022 - 11/12/2022


Trip Sponsor: Sarah Gilbert

Email: sarah.gilbert@avondaleschools.org


Trip Inclusions:

● 90 Min. Gettysburg Battlefield Tour

● African American History Museum

● Bureau of Engraving and Printing

● Explore Smithsonian Museums

● Full Day Guided Tour

● George Washington's Mount Vernon

● Gettysburg Civil War Museum

● Group Photo on Capitol Steps

● Library of Congress Self-Guided

● Medieval Times Show

● National Archives

● Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

● U.S. Capitol Tour

● Vietnam/Korean/Lincoln Memorials

● Visit Air Force, Pentagon 9/11, &

● Visit Arlington Cemetery

● White House Photo Stop


Tour activities are subject to change based on availability or vendor

restrictions. If this occurs, Student Adventures will arrange similar

activities.


Please note: There is limited space on the trip. Seats are filled on a Payment Schedule:

first come, first serve basis. Your seat will not be secured until you

make your deposit payment.


Registration Process:

● Visit www.studentadventures.org or download the Student

Adventures TripApp

● Click the LOGIN button

● Sign up for EasyTrack

● Create your Account or login to an existing account

● If creating your account, you will receive an email to

continue your registration

● Online Registration ID: AM2226

● Follow the online instructions to complete your registration

● You must make a deposit payment to complete your

registration

● Cancellation Protection $109 Student $119 Adult


Cancellation Super Protector (CSP) is available for purchase only

during registration. Full details available on our website:

www.studentadventures.org or call 877-873-7550.


Departing School Nov 9th, 2022 04:00 AM

Returning to School Nov 12th, 2022 06:00 AM

Traveling By:

● 56 Passenger Trinity Motorcoaches


Accommodations:

● 2 Nights at Courtyard Marriott - Springfield, VA

● Quad Occupancy for Students (2 students per

bed, 2 beds per room)

● Double Occupancy for Adults (1 Adult per bed,

2 beds per room)

● Single Occupancy for Adults (No Roommate)

● Nighttime security guards each night


Meals Provided:

● 2 Breakfasts (1 on own)

● 3 Lunches

● 3 Dinners


Cost of your Trip:

● $716.00 Student (Quad Rm)

● $829.00 Adult (Double Rm)

● $1054.00 Adult (Single Rm)


Payment Schedule:

Date/Due Amount

Upon Registration $100.00

Fri Apr 22nd, 2022 $154.00

Fri Jun 3rd, 2022 $154.00

Fri Jul 22nd, 2022 $154.00

Fri Sep 9th, 2022 $Balance


Please Note:

● Payments are non-refundable when made

without purchasing Cancellation Super

Protector or meeting standard cancellation

terms as detailed on our website.

● Student Adventures cannot register

participants over the phone.

● $35 Late fee if balance is not paid in full by

final payment due date.

● View all additional charges online under Terms

and Conditions.

Next Years Calendar

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RIDING THE BUS WITH FRIENDS PROCEDURE

-THE STUDENT WHO IN NOT NORMALLY ON THAT BUS, NEEDS A PARENT NOTE STATING THE FRIENDS NAME, BUS NUMBER AND A PARENT SIGNATURE


-THE STUDENT TAKING THE FRIEND HOME, NEEDS A NOTE FROM THEIR PARENT SAYING THEIR FRIENDS NAME, BUS NUMBER, APPROVAL OF THE VISIT AND A PARENT SIGNATURE.


-BOTH NOTES NEED TO BE TAKEN TO MRS. ZAREMBA IN THE MAIN OFFICE AND SHE WILL CALL THE BUS GARAGE TO GET PERMISSION FOR THE EXTRA STUDENT.


-ONCE APPROVED, BOTH NOTES WILL BE SHOWN TO THE BUS DRIVER TO SHOW THE RIDE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY ALL PARTIES.


-NO ONE IS TO BE ON A BUS THEY ARE NOT ASSIGNED OR ON A DIFFERENT BUS WITHOUT PERMISSION


THESE PROCEDURES ARE FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL.

DONATIONS NEEDED!

Do you have any extra card or board games laying around at home?


If so, please consider donating them to AMS for “Fun Friday” activities! We could especially use:


*Card games: Uno, Go Fish, Old Maid etc…

*Board games: Sorry, Monopoly Junior, Trouble, etc.

*Other games: Connect Four, Pictionary, Twister, Jenga, etc.


You can have your student drop off games to Mr. O’s office!


Many thanks for your donations!

Lost and Found

If your student has lost items at school, please have them check the lost & found that is located in our Auditeria.


We do have some pricier lost items located in the office, please call if your student may have lost something of greater value. 248-537-6300

TEXT the word "YES" to 67587

If you are not receiving text messages from Avondale Middle School or Avondale School District and would like to, text the word "YES" to 67587.

BLESSING IN A BACKPACK

You can still sign your child(ren) up to receive Blessings in a Backpack each week that school is in session. This is a FREE program set up to provide our students with a nutritious meal over the weekend when they don't have access to school lunches.


The simple meals may include food like macaroni and cheese, beef ravioli, canned chicken, canned tuna, granola bars, peanut butter, soups, fruit, and other items dispensed in a discreet and caring manner.


Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1dhTLcfn9cO0Kj0PDC6U0zCcZ8LgpGi4FwMXbJ7ZKwhFA8g/viewform

VOLUNTEER FORM

PLEASE NOTE, a copy of your drivers license, front and back, need to be turned in with the form.

Turn in at the main office.


Thank you!

AMS 2021-2022 Bus Schedule

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MEDICATION FORM

If your child needs medication during school hours, (7:53am-2:46pm) please fill out the attached form and bring to the counseling office.


All prescription medications need a doctors signature on the form.


Over the counter medications just need a parents signature. You can store OTC meds in the clinic if your child has chronic allergies, headaches etc. and we can administer as needed.


All medications need to be brought in by guardian in their original bottles.

Questions, call 248-537-6300.

AMS FACEBOOK PAGE

BELL SCHEDULES

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2021-2022 DISTRICT CALENDAR

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DISTRICT INFO

Avondale High School Football

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SOCCER TRYOUTS

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volleyball camp

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Flag Football

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steam camp

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Troy Football

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EARLY LEARNING CENTER

Please click this link for more:)
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DRAMA CAMP

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sOCCER CLASSIC

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RHLL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL 2022

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GLEANERS DISTRIBUTION DATES

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