AMS Weekly News

October 29, 2021


October 29: Dance for grades 7&8, 7-9pm

November 1: 5th grade Menning/Terhune Field Trip

November 2: Cross Country and Volleyball Awards Night, 6:30pm

November 3: 5th grade Rodon/Downing, Laroche/McCloat Field Trip

November 3: Boys and Girls Soccer Teams Awards Night, 6:30pm

November 4: Field Hockey Teams Awards Night, 6:30pm

November 5: 5th grade Rogers/Norton Field Trip

November 5: Picture Retake Day (School Photography Survey)

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

November 9: Veterans Walk-A-Thon

November 10: Q1 Grades/Comments Available in Empower

November 11: Veterans Day, No School

November 12: Conference Day, No School

November 24, 25, 26: THANKSGIVING Holiday, NO SCHOOL

December 14: LATE START, School begins at 10:30AM

Wellness Wednesdays

This week at AMS we celebrated Red Ribbon Week! This year’s theme is “Drug Free Looks Like Me!” The students spent time reflecting on what keeps them drug free. We will use these responses to create a visual for us to represent our healthy choices. Keep the conversation going at home with these short videos and discussions with your student at the dinner table or in the car!

NWEA Reports

Fall NWEA Reports will be going home with students on Monday, Nov. 1

Fall Sports Awards Nights

Award Nights: 6:30pm, Teams will report to the designated areas for awards presentations.

Tuesday, Nov. 2 Cross Country (gym), Volleyball (cafe)

Wednesday, Nov. 3 Girls Soccer (cafe), Boys Soccer (gym)

Thursday, Nov. 4 Field Hockey, (cafe)

Picture Retake Day, November 5

Students who would like a "re-take" or who did not have their picture taken on our original picture day at the beginning of September will have their photo taken on Friday, November 5 during re-take day. Those who are having a re-take should bring their original photo package with them for exchange. Please take this quick four question School Photography Survey to help us better plan for re-take day and next year's photography. Our new partnership with GESKUS Photography can only get better with your honest feedback. THANK YOU!

Walk-a-thon for Veterans, November 9

As in past years, AMS will resume our school-wide efforts in support of area veterans. The entire AMS community will be walking to honor our local veterans and, beginning November 1, we will gratefully accept donations to help support them in meeting their basic needs . Each grade will wear a different color and carry a service flag on the day of the Walk-a-thon as follows:

  • 5th grade: Air Force Flag & American Flag - RED
  • 6th grade: Army Flag & Coast Guard Flag - BLUE
  • 7th grade: Marine Corps Flag & American Flag - WHITE
  • 8th grade: Navy Flag & POW Flag - BLACK

In recent years, our generous AMS community has supported the Manchester VA Hospital Outreach Program through the purchase of gift cards for groceries and gasoline. We will have collection jars in the lobby for donations of cash or checks made payable to AMS beginning November 1. Since 2014, we've raised over $12,000. Thank you in advance for your support!

Quarter 1 Grades and Comments, November 10

Quarter 1 Progress Reports
Our first quarter is ending and progress reports for K-8 students will be available on Wednesday, November 10th in the Empower Parent Portal. Please be sure to login to the Empower parent portal before November 10th to ensure access. Visit our website ( for information on how to login and review your child’s progress. If you have any trouble accessing your account, please follow the directions for tech support located on the same page of our website.

Parent Conferences, November 12

Parents should be on the look out for an email from their child's grade level team. Please reach out to your child's integrated arts teachers if you would like to connect with those specific teachers. You can find a list of email addresses on our website.

Clubs and Activities

Clubs have gotten off to a good start, with many opportunities available now. Coming soon is Art Club (first week of November) with Mrs. Pettus and Chess Club (December) with Mrs. Epstein in the library. JOIN US! Club information/contact info for club advisors can be found on our website. Most clubs are drop in/come when you can opportunities!

Theater Club Needs a Director or Two!

AMS is looking for two new THEATER DIRECTORS! Our students are excited for Theater Club. Send any candidates our way.

Halloween Parade