Mini AMS Update

November 13th

Spirit Day & Student Unions

AMS Disney Spirit Day!

November 19th

Dress up as a Disney character for Mickey Mouse’s Birthday!


Things you can do to participate in our Spirit Day:


  • Dress up as any Disney Character
  • Create Birthday Treats = Bake and decorate cupcakes, cake, cookies, or fruit platter
  • Disney Theme Zoom Backgrounds
  • Take photos of the fun
  • Submit photos in the AMS Course on Canvas for Disney Day, by Friday, Nov. 20th
  • In Homeroom: Show and Tell costumes/dress up, show off your Birthday treats, and Dance Party!
  • And last but not least (HAVE FUN)

Black Student Union

Leader: Sessceal Reynolds and Abdiaziz Guled
When: Wednesdays During Lunch
Time: 11:20am-12:00pm


Welcome to AMS Black Student Union. Do you identify as Black or African American? If so, please come join us in this safe space where you can share your thoughts, feelings, ideas, and experiences. We will discuss what is happening in our world and all things that matters to you! If this sounds like a place for you, join us each Wednesday.


Find the Zoom Link in the AMS Course in Canvas.

Queer Straight Alliance

Leader: Andrea Royse
When: Wednesdays During Lunch
Time: 11:20am - 12:00pm


The AMS Queer Straight Alliance provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, and talk about issues related to gender identity, as well as romantic preference. Straight and cis-gender students are invited to come and support their classmates and learn about Queer and Trans issues. We build a fun community and work to end homophobia and transphobia.


Find the Zoom Link in the AMS Course in Canvas.

Access-ABILITY Student Union

Leader: Wendy Werthaiser

When: Wednesdays During Lunch

Time: 11:30am - 12:00pm


Hello AMS! As many of you know, I am the legally blind teacher on the Cascades team. Some days are more challenging because of my disability and some days are hysterically funny because of my disability. Like everyone else, I like to have a safe place to discuss the ways I cope with everyday life. If you are, like me (someone with a disability) and want a place to gather and chat about our “abilities”, come hang out with me at the Access-ABILITY Student Union. Together, we can discuss our varied challenges and gifts and find ways to support each other.

~Ms. Wendy


Find the Zoom link in the AMS Course in Canvas

Muslim Student Union

Leader: Abdiaziz Guled

When: Wednesdays

Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm


The purpose of Muslim Student Union is to open communication between Muslim students, get moral and emotional support, and know that they have a place in the school which welcomes inclusion and diversity.


Find the Zoom link in the AMS Course in Canvas.

Latino Student Union

Leader: Ms. Myers

When: Wednesdays During Lunch

Time: 11:20am - 12:00pm

Why: To Talk with each other outside of class and to have fun watching music videos, playing games, and sharing culture!


Is your family from a Spanish speaking country? Are you a part of the Latinx/Hispanic culture? Then we would love for you to join the Latino Student Union, or LSU, here at AMS! LSU is all about embracing Hispanic/Latinx heritage and sharing our ideas through music, culture, food, and more!


Find the Zoom link in the AMS Course in Canvas.

Asian Student Union

Leader: Nisha Atkinson

When: Wednesdays During Lunch

Time: . 11:30am - 12:00pm


The AMS Asian Student Union is a place where students with Asian backgrounds can explore both their own and other Asian cultures and share our mutual experiences! I am half Asian Indian and come from a family that includes people of Chinese, Singaporean and Indian cultures! I've also been able to visit countries like Cambodia, Thailand and South Korea and love the diversity of culture and what it means to be Asian! If you are like me and want a place where we can celebrate our Asian heritage together, join me on Wednesdays during lunch from 11:30-12:00!

~Nisha Atkinson


Find the Zoom link in the AMS Course in Canvas.

6th Grade Student Leadership

Leader: Abdiaziz Guled
When: Tuesdays During 6th Grade Lunch
Time: 11:30am-12:00pm


Would you like to learn Leadership skills such as communication, goal setting, problem solving, teambuilding, and more? If the answer is yes, then come join AMS 6th grade Leadership Club. Go Bear Cubs.


Find the Zoom link in the AMS Course in Canvas.

Native American Student Union - Coming Soon

Leader: Laura Shrewsbury and John Stroud
When: Starts Trimester 2
Time: TBD

The Native American Student Union welcomes all students of native heritage. Together we will explore our common indigenous roots, celebrate the strength and beauty of our respective cultures, and work together to make our voices heard. There will be games, food, Art and Community. Your participation matters. Your journey is important.

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Telephone: 541-482-1611 ext. 3109
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