News from the Principal's Office

A&M Consolidated High School

Reflections from the week of October 5th

This week was an awesome week filled with celebrations. Last Monday, we showed support to our parents at our first Open House Tailgate. Approximately 800 parents attended the tailgate, and they were very appreciative. Throughout Open House, I received so many positive comments on how awesome our teachers are and how they enjoyed learning about our school.


On Thursday, we celebrated the success of our National Merit students. Thirty-three of the fifty-seven awards presented in Brazos County by the College Board were earned by AMCHS students. This speaks volumes to parents, teachers, and our students. Our students are incredibly gifted, and it is a blessing to have so many dedicated educators who give of themselves to help students shine! Moreover, our students involved in Tiger Kickoff and enrolled on the 9th-10th teams overall did well, too. Several of these students passed all their classes for the first time ever. I recall students making the following statements prior to school: "I want to do better at AMCHS, and I believe that teachers and principals have high expectations and hold students accountable. I do not want them to think that I am bad." As I reflect back to the first week of Tiger Kickoff, I knew we were in for the long haul. However, they have embraced the spirit of excellence, adhered to our campus expectations, and developed the mindset of what it means to be a Consol Tiger. These students would not be where they are without you. Thank you for all you do and for instilling hope in hopeless situations.


As you reflect on the first six weeks, take some time and think about the following questions:


1.) What do you need to do differently to reach the students who were unsuccessful?

2.) How can you help foster a growth mindset in students who provide little or no effort?

3.) What are your next steps for your advanced level students to stretch their minds?


Reflection is a critical piece in the learning process. I would encourage you to think about how your first six weeks went. Think about at least one student who was disconnected, and develop a plan of action to help that student soar!


Continue to let your light shine brightly so others know that they matter, too.

General Reminders:

  • Pick up Success Time passes before Success
  • Success Time teachers should not write passes for students during Success
  • Report to your scheduled 504/SPED meetings when invited
  • Students who arrive late to ISS or who are absent will be required to makeup their missed time
  • Remember to vote early or on November 3, 2015
  • TOTS--Observe two people by November 1st to receive afternoon planning time on the Early Release Day on November 11th. If you do not complete your observations, you will complete Staff Development on the afternoon on November 11th.

Upcoming Events:

10/12 Staff Development Day; Register for AMCHS-- The Power of the Teacher workshop in Eduphoria

10/14 PSAT/Senior Skate Day

10/14 Homecoming Carnival

10/16 Pep Rally Schedule

10/17 Homecoming Dance

10/19 Choir Concert

10/20 Orchestra Concert

10/23 Pep Rally Schedule

10/23 Faculty Tailgate (during all lunches)

10/27 Senior Scan (during Success)

Black Out Bryan

Congratulations Tiger Band for Earning Superior Ratings

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Our Students Singing the Alma Mater after the Bryan Victory

Staff Development

Monday, Oct. 12th, 7:45am-3:45pm

AMCHS

7:30-8:15 Breakfast

8:30-11:30 Adam Saenz, Clinical Psychologist

Author of The Power of the Teacher

11:30-1:00 LUNCH (on your own)

1:00-1:30 PSAT Training

1:30-2:00 News from College View High School by

Margie Martinez & Clark Ealy

2:00-2:15 Framily Time

2:15-3:45 Department Time

Reflections from The Power of the Teacher

A&M Consolidated High School

Mission Statement
To educate the hearts and minds of students for life.

Vision Statement
AMCHS is dedicated to educating and empowering students to become confident, resourceful, lifelong learners who are prepared for challenges beyond high school. Students of AMCHS will know the value of giving more than they take, will be responsible for their own actions, and will know that they are an important part of our school community.