AMS Black Bear News
#AIMHIGH Vol. 5
Hello Black Bear Family!
Have a great day!
Mrs. Anita A. Clarke
AMS Annual Miss Sweatheart Pageant...
AMS Miss Sweetheart Pageant
Sunday, February 9
Congratulations to our Future City Winners! Team Aurora City won the "Best Use of Land Surveying" Award!
Congratulations to our AMS Robotics Penguins Team for Winning the "Teamwork" Award at the Alabama State Championship!
Geography Bee Winners!
AMS 7th Grade Boys Basketball Champs!
AMS 7th Girls Basketball Tournament Runner-ups!
Revised DCS "Anti-Vaping" Policy
Revised "Anti-Vaping" New Policy reads as follows:
Decatur City Schools notified students and families at the beginning of the 2019-20 year that we considered "vaping" to be a serious health concern and stronger repercussions would be implemented for students found vaping. During the first semester, students found in possession of or using a vaping device were assigned to in-school suspension (ISS). However, that punishment did not seem to deter many of our students who elected to engage in this harmful practice. After a discussion with students, parents, and administrators, it was recommended that discipline for vaping offenses include an assignment to our Center of Alternatives to Suspension (CAS). Therefore, beginning in January of 2020, DCS Administration will be assigning CAS to those students found using or in possession of vaping devices.
Again, as being reported in the news, vaping is causing serious health issues around our nation. We do not wish to see any of students negatively impacted by either direct exposure or second hand exposure to these products. Please help us and discuss the dangers of vaping and the consequences of vaping at school with your student.
Thank you for your support!
Calendar of Events...
February 3-4 - 5th Grade Visits
February 4 - Curriculum Fair for Incoming 6th graders @ 6pmFebruary 5-7 - Scantron Testing (ELA)
February 7 - Progress Reports distributed
February 9 - Miss Sweetheart Pageant @ 3pm
February 9 - Dolphin Island Parent Meeting @ 5:30pm
February 11 - 14 - Scantron Testing (MA)
February 14 - Winter Dance (3-5pm)
February 17 - No School
February 23 - National Honor Society Induction (More Information to come)
February 26 - Attorney General Safe Schools Award