Armada Middle School

May/June Newsletter

It is hard to believe that the 2022-2023 school year is in the home stretch and the summer months are upon us. I would like to take this opportunity to thank staff, students, parents, and community members for their hard work and support throughout the school year. I know this year has not been easy on anyone, but everyone’s efforts helped in making this year a successful endeavor for our kids and our community! Although this will be our last newsletter for the year, I will continue to provide additional information and updates via email throughout the coming weeks. On behalf of the Armada Middle School staff, I’d like to wish all of our families a safe and relaxing summer!

2023-2024 Scheduling

All students will receive their 2023-2024 class schedules at Tiger Days which are scheduled for August 21st and 22nd. More information pertaining to Tiger Days can be found below.

Dates to Remember

  • May 5th - Half Day all students (Teacher In-Service)
  • May 3rd - AMS Choir Concert at 7 p.m. (High School Auditorium)
  • May 23rd - AMS Orchestra Concert at 7 p.m. (High School Auditorium)
  • May 25th - AMS Band Concert at 7 p.m. (High School Auditorium)
  • June 1st - Full Day
  • June 2nd - Full Day
  • June 5th - Half Day (Exams Hours 1-3)
  • June 6th - Half Day (Exams Hours 4-6)
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Congratulations to our 2023 Teacher of the Year

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Armada Middle School Robotics World Championship Run

The Armada Pi-Gears middle school robotics team spent the week of April 17-April 22 in Houston, Texas competing at the FIRST World Championship. This is the team’s first qualification to the World Championship, but only the team’s 5th year as a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) program!

The weeklong event was an amazing experience for the 15 students on the team. They met, talked to, and played with teams from several different countries and from across the U.S. Within the 192 teams that qualified, 41 states and 22 different countries were represented.

Even though only 192 teams were invited/qualified to compete there are over 7,000 registered FTC teams across the world. That makes this year’s team, just by qualifying, in the top 3% of all FTC teams in the world! What makes this accomplishment even greater is in Michigan the FTC level of competition is restricted to grades 6-8 only. However, everywhere else in the world outside of Michigan the FTC level of competition is open to student’s grades 7-12 and is primarily a high school program, making the composition of the 192 teams largely high school level.

Although the team did not come home with a World Championship, they competed with the world’s best teams, are currently ranked 39th in the entire world on FTC stats site, and were the 5th best team in our division according to team scouting statistics. Each team member represented themselves, their school, and the Armada community proudly!

Thank you to all those from the community and the local businesses for their financial support to assist the team in being able to compete in this great opportunity.

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Texting is one of the many ways that cell phones and the internet have made it easier for people to stay in touch and share news and ideas. Sexting means using a cell phone or internet to share sexually explicit text messages or sexual photos or videos of yourself or others. Sharing includes sending, receiving, or forwarding inappropriate content. Not only is this unsafe, it is illegal! Privacy is not guaranteed, and it may be shared by others. A sext can cause embarrassment and humiliation by accident or on purpose. The images or texts can stay online forever and can cause bullying, harassment, attract sexual predators, and lead to legal prosecution by the police. If it happens at school, your child may face consequences such as suspension or expulsion. If you or your child is sent such messages or images, please advise them: don’t respond, don’t pass it on, and do tell a trusted adult! Please discuss this important issue with your child.


You are not invading your child’s privacy by doing so. You are protecting them and the rights of others!

AMS Dress Code

Good grooming and appropriate dress are an important part of our students’ lives. Our students are encouraged to take pride in their appearance. Here are some of the highlights of our dress code. The complete dress code is found on page 4 of the student handbook on the AMS website.

1. Summer wear, such as tank tops and sleeveless tops, are not permitted.

2. Skirts and shorts are to extend longer than the fingertips of the student wearing them.

3. Torn or ripped jeans are acceptable as long as there are no tears above the student’s fingertips.

4. Girls wearing tights must have a top that is fingertip long.

5. Pants must be worn at the waist.

6. Clothing shall not advertise alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, or any other offensive messages.


For some AMS students, facing responsibility is a daily challenge. If your child struggles academically and routinely states that they have no homework or that they did it all in class, please contact the teachers by phone or online through e-mail. Monitor their grades, assignments, and projects on PowerSchool or Schoology. If you need passwords and usernames for these programs, please call the office and speak to one of the secretaries to help you get set-up. Communication between the instructors, the students, and the parents makes a can’t miss team for academic success.
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Armada Music Department

There are two concerts coming up for the Band and Orchestra! The Orchestra is performing on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. The Band will be performing on Thursday, May 25th at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.

AMS Parent Group

The AMS Parent Group would like to thank you all for your support this past school year!

NEXT year we hope to be a larger group and invite you all to follow our Facebook Page (click HERE) to be aware of meeting dates and events!

We look forward to some new faces and extra sets of hands helping to plan a great year next year in which we can offer the staff and the students of AMS some fun opportunities.

To end out this school year - PLEASE Save the Date! “The Last Blast“ is back! Flyers will go home with students next week - all AMS students (grades 6, 7, 8 ) are invited!

More info to come - but here are some of the basics -

  • Slips will be passed out in school and school is helping the Parent Group collect, but the school is not hosting the event.
  • The AMS Parent Group needs a guardian's phone number on the registration form to text proof of receipt. When a student pays for the event, within 48 hours, proof of receipt will be texted!
  • Cash or check ONLY accepted for $20 payment.
  • $20 entrance fee includes: a bottled water, lunch (choice of four options), two small snow cones, unlimited use of provided field games (volleyball, whiffle ball, etc.), unlimited use of obstacle course, unlimited use of Photo Booth (students will provide a phone or email to receive pictures - no print out provided), unlimited chances to “Dunk” a friendly face at the Dunk Tank (will have to wait in line though), music provided all afternoon, and ONLY IF REGISTERED by May 19 a tee shirt. Registrations received AFTER May 19 do NOT include tee shirt.
  • NO backpacks allowed into the event. If a student brings a bag, it will be stored by a parent volunteer for the duration of the event.
  • Parent Volunteers can send a message to the AMS PG Facebook page if interested in chaperoning - we will need a good handful of helpers.
  • ALL students must be picked up by 5.00 PM. The AMS is NOT responsible for children after 5 pm!
  • APPROPRIATE behavior is required of the students while at the event - the AMS Parent Group can - and will - ask students with unacceptable behavior to leave and a guardian will be called.

Thank you again for a great year and we look forward to next year!

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