March 10, 2023
AGS Office Staff
Monday 3/20 - 8th Grade Reality Store
Friday 3/24 - End of 3rd Quarter
Monday 3/27 - Friday 3/31 - Spring Break
Friday 4/7 - No School
4/10 - 4/14 - State Testing Week
- Tuesday 4/11 - 1/2 Day
- Wednesday 4/12 - 1/2 Day
- Thursday 4/13 - PSAT 8 (8th Grade students ONLY report to school)
8th Grade Reality Store - March 20
Dear AGS 8th Grade Parents,
On March 20th, your student has an exciting opportunity to get a hands-on lesson about financial management at AGS Reality Store Day. Reality Store Day will let your student pick a career and will assign them an income, marital status, and more. They will then manage their budget during a one hour simulation.
Genisys Credit Union partners with schools to host this event so that students can learn the importance of managing their money in a safe environment. Our goal is to give them the tools needed to be successful once they become adults.
In order to participate in this exciting program, your student will need to download an app prior to Reality Store Day. This app will tell them all the information they need for Reality Store Day and act as a storefront where they pay for goods and services.
To download the app:
Go to the Google Play Store or App Store on your smart device.
Search “Bite of Reality 2” in the store. Hit download.
We will provide the Sponsor Code, Event Code, and Password the day of the event.
If you have additional questions, please call or email Sue Kocks at 810-591-7717 or firstname.lastname@example.org from AGS.
2023 - 2024 registration is complete!
We met with 6th & 7th graders this week in their ELA classes to register them for 2023-2024 courses. If your student missed this opportunity, we will see them soon to register them. They are encouraged to make an appointment to see their counselor or send their counselor an email if they missed their designated day. IF your student changes their mind about a class they selected, they are NOT able to go into their StudentVue & make that change. We directed students to make an appointment/email their counselor if this is the case.
2023-2024 6th grade registration starting!
Counselors , Mr. Rettenmund & Mr. Seath will visit the three elementaries in the next two weeks to register our incoming 6th graders. Information about this process was communicated by the elementaries.
If your student needs support, please contact their AGS School Counselor. We are happy to help.
Mrs. Melissa Welsh - last names A - O - email@example.com
Ms. Tiffany Peeler - last names P - Z - firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Shout Out
Three students from AGS have been named local winners in the 54th annual America & Me essay contest. Here are the winners of the America & Me Essay (from Farm Bureau Insurance):
1st place - Destiny Kilpela
2nd place - Madison Bono
3rd place - Hailey Denison
Destiny's first place essay now advances to the state level competition, from which the top ten essays in Michigan will be selected.
Several thousand eighth grade students from nearly 200 Michigan schools participated in the 2022-23 America & Me essay contest so we are very proud of these three authors and their accomplishments.
Congratulations to Destiny, Madison, and Hailey!
Commit to Fit - Active Schools Challenge
Starting next week students can log their weekly activities into a simple Google Form. AGS won this completion in 2018. We are challenging all students and staff to win the challenge this year! You can visit the Commit 2 Fit website by clicking on the link below!
After Week 1 AGS currently ranks 7th in the county for middle/high school with 309 points (See chart below).
After School Tutoring (AST)
AST is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. AGS Teachers are present and transportation is available for students residing within district. A light snack will also be provided.
Please complete the brief form (linked below) if your child will be attending AST:
Please email Mrs. Seelbinder or Mrs. Sayer for more information.
Mrs. Seelbinder: mailto:email@example.com
Mrs. Sayer: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme of the Week: Appreciate the Good in Others
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
You deliberately work to identify and
appreciate others’ character strengths.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Identifying and appreciating the good in
other people helps you see the world
through a more positive and less
threatening lens. It is useful to see the
skills and character strengths that others
possess. If you are finding the good in
others, they are likely to also find the good
“What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.”
To practice and encourage this character strength with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.
Positivity in Action at AGS
The Snuggle is Real
For the month of March, AGS is partnering with Snuggle Sacks, an organization that was founded in 2015 by local youth, which strives to bring awareness to homelessness and provide homeless individuals with survival sacks. We will be collecting dry items (new fleece blankets, socks, hats, gloves), food items (granola bars, individual cracker packages, raisins, instant ramen, individual packets of instant coffee), and travel-size toiletry items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, comb, chapstick, tissues, cough drops, shampoo, conditioner).
Donation boxes will be available in the main office. Thank you for helping to support our Community Partners! You can visit the official website of Snuggle Sacks by click on the link below:
Middle School Girls Lacrosse
FHS Class of 2024 Prom Fundraiser
Chicago Trip Fundraisers
April 12 - ALL DAY
Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School
Location: 3255 Donaldson Drive, Fenton, MI, USA