AMS Black Bear News
Happy New Year Black Bear Family!
Now, we are back to business as "normal"... This semester will be fast and furious! The students will be reviewing previously taught information, learning new things, and assessing their mastery of what has been taught. Please encourage your child to take advantage of every opportunity provided.
Your children are amazing and the possibilities that await them are limitless! The faculty and staff at Austin Middle are extremely grateful that you have entrusted us with your children. Every day we are THANKFUL that we are able to EMPOWER your children to make an IMPACT on society.
DCS Revised "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!
Soliciting All Beauty Pageant Princesses...
AMS Miss Sweetheart Pageant
Sunday, February 9
Report Distribution.... Friday, January 10!
Geography Bee - Tuesday, January 14!
January 10 - Report Card Distribution
January 10 - Student of the Month Assembly @ 8:45am
January 14 - Geography Bee @ 8:45am
January 16 - Million Word Reader Lunch
January 20 - No School