AMS Weekly Update

January 18, 2022

The Musselwhite Memo

Happy Tuesday, AMS families! I hope that you enjoyed your long weekend. In this week's update we are excited to celebrate student accomplishments! There is also important information regarding registration for the 2022-2023 school year!


Also, as part of our student recognition program, we are accepting nominations for Community Champions. Each month we celebrate students who are making a difference in our community (outside of school). To nominate a student, please click the link below!


As always, thank you for your ongoing support of AMS! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out! Remember to be the difference and have a great Bearcat day!

Congratulations Spellers!

On Friday, January 14 we held our Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Davis Hamilton (3rd Place), Ava Sartain (2nd Place), and Jack Opstad (1st Place). We are so proud of all of our participants! Special thanks to Mrs. DeLaRosa and Mrs. Smith for their hard work on the Bee!
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Pre-Registration Parent Night (Current 7th Graders)

On January 24, both AMS staff and McAnally staff will be meeting with your student to discuss 8th Grade registration!


That evening, we will also host an informational parent meeting for 8th Grade Registration!

For the parent night, families attending AMS next year will attend the session at AMS on January 24 at 7:00. Families attending McAnally Middle School will attend the session at McAnally Intermediate also on January 24 at 7:00.


Mr. Jenkins (McAnally Principal) and I will each be sending reminder emails soon!

A Note from PTO

Our amazing PTO has prepared a few options for families to help with staff appreciation for this month. Please see the links below!


Amazon Wish List

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/899NLJ8SZ4VM?ref_=wl_share

Sign Up Genius

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49A8AF2EA6FCC25-keep

Staff Appreciation Donations- Aledo Middle School

https://aledopto.membershiptoolkit.com/login-form?r=%2Fhome

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AMS Bearcat of Character - January

We are proud to recognize 7th grade student Itzel Varela, chosen as our Bearcat of Character this month. Itzel will be honored at the school board meeting on Tuesday evening. Join us in congratulating Itzel, who exemplifies the character strength of kindness on our campus every day.

Athletic Events This Week

Girls Basketball

Our Ladycat Basketball Teams will will take on Weatherford Tison at Aledo High School on Thursday. 7th Graders will play in the practice gym and 8th graders will play in the main gym. Games will begin at 5:30.


Boys Basketball

Our Bearcat Basketball Teams travel to Weatherford to take on Weatherford Tison on Thursday. Tickets are available here: https://www.weatherfordisdkangaroos.com/HTtickets

Attention 8th Graders

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UIL

We are excited to bring back our UIL Academic contest this school year! The competition will be held on February 22 and 24. Teams are forming now! Click here for more information and to sign up! Students must be logged in with their aledoisd.org account to view the form!
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School Board Appreciation

We are excited to honor and celebrate our seven Board of Trustees members throughout School Board Recognition Month during January 2022! Aledo ISD Trustees serve as a link between the community and classroom as they are selfless volunteers who spend long hours working to ensure the students and staff of the Aledo ISD are growing greatness! The Aledo ISD board - which was named the Texas Association of School Administrators 2021 Outstanding School Board for the State of Texas - is responsible for nearly 7,400 students, 850 employees and 11 campuses.



Please take the time this month to thank our Aledo ISD Trustees! Check our social media pages throughout the month of January to learn more about each of the district's seven trustees: Board President Hoyt Harris, Board Vice President Jessica Brown (featured below), Board Secretary Forrest Collins and Board Members David Lear, Jennifer Loftin, Jennifer Taylor and Julie Turner.

FWSSR Highlight

One of our students, 8th grader Landon Nolty, has been asked to perform the National Anthem at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo on November 2. Best of luck and we are proud of you, Landon!

Student Device Information

Please remember that your student needs to bring a device and charger to school daily. We are seeing many cases where students have lost their chargers. If you have a district owned device and need a replacement charger please email Katy Smith (kasmith@aledoisd.org). Your student can also take care of this by visiting Mrs. Smith in the AMS Library. Replacement chargers are $25.

AMS Yearbooks

AMS Yearbooks are on sale now! The website is yearbookforever.com

The direct link to the AMS order page: https://bit.ly/31oLyeI

The price is $45.


Get yours today!

Positivity Project

This week's P2 Character Trait of the Week is Perseverance!


Remember P2 has a site set up for families called P2 for Families. It is password protected, but the password is simply P2. This site has all of the Character Cards that we will share each week, plus related and inspiring videos as well as questions for families to discuss around each character strength for ALL 24 character strengths AND broken down by grade bands (PK-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12).

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Circle of Greatness Nomination Form

We want to recognize staff members who go above and beyond in their service to others with our Circle of Greatness Award. Tell us about your experience with an Aledo ISD team member who is Growing Greatness!!

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