AMS Weekly News

October 8, 2021

AMS Eagle Challenge Update!

Students at AMS have surpassed our expectations with the AMS Eagle Challenge! Over half of our Launchpad and Morning Meeting groups had 100% participation for multiple days of community building! The response has been incredible as we focus on the small acts each of us can do to build community. We appreciate the partnership with families and your willingness to continue these conversations at home. On Tuesday's Late Start, we will have a 5th/6th grade assembly and a 7th/8th grade assembly to talk more about our school-wide expectations of SOAR and how we can each contribute to a positive environment for all. We'll celebrate the "S" for success and look for new ways to incorporate this into the school day!
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Calendar

October 11: Columbus Day, No School

October 12: LATE START, School begins at 10:30AM

October 15: Outsider Day, Grade 7

October 18-22: Team 8-1 Ecology School

October 25-29: Team 8-2 Ecology School

November 5: NEW DATE for Picture Re-Takes (School Photography Survey)

November 9: LATE START, School begins at 10:30AM

November 9: Veterans Walk-A-Thon

November 11: Veterans Day, No School

November 12: Conference Day

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12: LATE START, SCHOOL BEGINS AT 10:30AM

Weekly Wellness Update

This week for Wellness Wednesday at AMS, we asked the students “what do you do to recharge your batteries (other than sleep!)?” We heard a lot of great ideas from the students such as exercising, listening to music, watching a movie, hanging out with friends, and baking! It made us pause as the adults and wonder what WE do to recharge OUR batteries. Being a parent/guardian is hard work. It is just as important for us to recharge! Check out this article and think about how you can take a moment to care for yourself! What will you try this weekend? https://kidstms.com/recharging-your-battery/

NEW DATE for Picture Re-Takes: Nov. 5

Students who would like a "re-take" of their school photo or who were absent on our original picture day will have their photo taken on Friday, November 5. Those who purchased a photo package should bring it with them for exchange.

Please take a few minutes to answer this brief survey (4 questions) about your experience with our new School Photography company, GESKUS Photography, a NH company. The pride themselves on the work in their field and appreciate your feedback.

We also ask that you at least take the survey to answer question 1 - if your child will be getting a picture retake - so we can plan accordingly for the November 5 Retake Day. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. Here is the LINK to the brief survey.

Winter Sports

Winter Sports at AMS include Spirit/Cheer, Basketball and Wrestling. Specific details on informational meetings/sign-ups will be announced soon, but please note for your calendars...


Spirit/Cheer: Open to grades 5-8, Practices/tryouts begin November 1

Boys and Girls Basketball: Open to grades 6-8, Practice/tryouts begin November 8

Wrestling: Open to grades 5-8, Practices begin November 15

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CLUBS and ACTIVITIES

We will be starting the following clubs. All clubs run from 3:30-4:30 after school. Late Bus available each day departing AMS at 4:45.

INNOVATIONS and DESIGN CLUB - Thursday's starting October 14 - ALL GRADES

Learn about 3D modeling, graphic design, and the engineering process.

WIZARDS and WARRIORS Club - Wednesday's starting October 13 - 7th & 8th grade only

Mythological game for epic adventures, monsters and hero's. Lots of mental math, probability, problem solving logic and social thinking.

SCIENCE BOWL - Tuesday's starting October 19th - 6th, 7th and 8th graders only

Quiz Bowl style activity with possibility of competing against other schools about your science knowledge.

ART CLUB - Thursday's starting November 4 - ALL GRADES

Weekly projects that are messy and fun. Trying out different projects and art materials.