Armada Middle School

May/June 2022 Newsletter

It is hard to believe that the 2021-2022 school year is in the home stretch and the summer months are upon us. I would like to take this opportunity to thank staff, students, parents, and community members for their hard work and support throughout the school year. I know this year has not been easy on anyone, but everyone’s efforts helped in making this year a successful endeavor for our kids and our community! Although this will be our last newsletter for the year, I will continue to provide additional information and updates via email throughout the coming weeks. On behalf of the Armada Middle School staff, I’d like to wish all of our families a safe and relaxing summer!


2022-2023 Scheduling


All students will receive their 2022-2023 class schedules at Tiger Days which are scheduled for August 22nd and 23rd. More details, times, etc. will be provided as the date nears.


Dates to Remember

  • May 6th - Half day all students - Teacher In-Service
  • May 18th - Honor's Night
  • May 20th - Half day all students - Exams (Hours 1-3)
  • May 30th - No School - Memorial Day
  • June 3rd - Half day all students - Exams (Hours 4-6) - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
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May Students of the Month

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SEXTING - THINK BEFORE YOU SEND

Texting is one of the many ways that cell phones and the internet have made it easier for people to stay in touch and share news and ideas. Sexting means using a cell phone or internet to share sexually explicit text messages or sexual photos or videos of yourself or others. Sharing includes sending, receiving, or forwarding inappropriate content. Not only is this unsafe, it is illegal! Privacy is not guaranteed, and it may be shared by others. A sext can cause embarrassment and humiliation by accident or on purpose. The images or texts can stay online forever and can cause bullying, harassment, attract sexual predators, and lead to legal prosecution by the police. If it happens at school, your child may face consequences such as suspension or expulsion. If you or your child is sent such messages or images, please advise them: don’t respond, don’t pass it on, and do tell a trusted adult! Please discuss this important issue with your child.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD'S PHONE

You are not invading your child’s privacy by doing so. You are protecting them and the rights of others!

AMS DRESS CODE

Good grooming and appropriate dress are an important part of our students’ lives. Our students are encouraged to take pride in their appearance. Here are some of the highlights of our dress code. The complete dress code is found on page 4 of the student handbook on the AMS website.


1. Summer wear, such as tank tops and sleeveless tops, are not permitted.


2. Skirts and shorts are to extend longer than the fingertips of the student wearing them.


3. Torn or ripped jeans are acceptable as long as there are no tears above the student’s fingertips.


4. Girls wearing tights must have a top that is fingertip long.


5. Pants must be worn at the waist.


6. Clothing shall not advertise alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, or any other offensive messages.

BRIDGING THE COMMUNICATION GAP

For some AMS students, facing responsibility is a daily challenge. If your child struggles academically and routinely states that they have no homework or that they did it all in class, please contact the teachers by phone or online through e-mail. Monitor their grades, assignments, and projects on PowerSchool, Empower, or Schoology. If you need passwords and usernames for these programs, please call the office and speak to one of the secretaries to help you get set-up. Communication between the instructors, the students, and the parents makes a can’t miss team for academic success.

Lunch Menu

Click HERE for the May/June Lunch Menu
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Armada Middle School Music Department

Armada Middle School Choir Concert - May 4th at 7 p.m. - High School Auditorium


Armada Middle School Band Concert - May 17th at 7 p.m. - High School Auditorium


Armada Middle School Orchestra Concert - May 19th at 7 p.m. - High School Auditorium

Armada Middle School Parent Group

The Armada Middle School Parent Group is hosting two super fun end of the year events.


The Last Blast is open to ALL Armada Middle School students and will be held on Wednesday, June 1 from 2-5 pm. The event, held at the Armada Fairgrounds, will have music and dancing, inflatables, a photo booth, snow cones, and a light meal. Admission is $20 and if registered and paid by May 10, students will receive a T-shirt with their admission.


Admission will also be available at the gate, but no guarantee for a T-shirt if not preregistered.

Follow the AMS Parent Group Facebook page for more details.


The 8th Grade Farewell will be for AMS 8th grade students only! It will be Friday, June 3rd at the Armada Fairgrounds. The event will include dinner, music, dancing, a photobooth, a candy table, and some prizes for all! Tickets will be presold and need to be paid for by May 20th. More information is also posted on our Facebook page.


The Parent Group still has some pridewear for sale! See our Facebook page for inventory and LOW sale prices!!


The Parent Group thanks everyone that has supported AMS this year! Your support, assistance, and encouragement is greatly appreciated! We hope to see you next year and PLEASE look for how you can be a part of the Parent Group by following our FB page!

Drugs Are Trash Bag Fundraiser

This is just a reminder that the Drugs Are Trash Bag Fundraiser pick-up will be on Thursday, May 5th from 1:30-4 pm in the Armada Middle School Community Room.

Camp Scrubs

Camp Scrubs will be holding a parent meeting on May 12th at 6:30 p.m. Any students interested in going will need a parent to attend this meeting. If you have any questions, please reach out to Dena Norrod at the High School. Her email is dnorrod@armadaschools.org.
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