Excellence Without Boundaries
January 4, 2016 4th Six Weeks, Week 1
BY MAY 2016, AT LEAST 80% OF ALL STAAR EXAMS TAKEN BY ARMS STUDENTS WILL MEET THE PHASE II PASSING STANDARD.
I hope the first ARMS Legend of 2016 greets each of you rested and having created many wonderful memories. This time has allowed us to reconnect with those that have such an incredible impact on our lives, our family and friends. If affords us clarity to appreciate the little things that provide us joy and strength that sometimes get lost in the hustle and bustle of our day to day lives. My hope for everyone was the time was absolutely fantastic and everyone feels rejuvenated. Time away always opens up reflection, especially as we bring in a new year! Many of us have committed on a deeper level to something that impacts our body, mind, and/or spirit. A stronger sense of hope and focus lives within our new year vision. I am very fortunate to start off this new year with a phenomenal ARMS Community.
Second semester always brings with it an intensity and focus that is exhilarating. We have had many celebrations, lessons learned, and goals met in the Fall of 2015. We now have an opportunity to continue our growth and lock on to the belief that EVERY minute of EVERY moment of EVERY day matters. We are rested and ready to engage in the most important work of our time, the teaching and learning of our future.
Our resolve and commitment to ALL of our students is always where we pull from. We will always do this as a team, with a grit that can move us through any obstacle, and consistently allows us to grow for the benefit of each and every one of our students future.
I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow and Happy New Year!!
ARMS Spring Calendar
WEEKLY EVENTS (1/4-1/8)
Tuesday, Jan. 5th, ARMS Institute 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, Jan. 7th, POD Action Meeting (AP)
Saturday, Jan. 9th, Exec. Ed. Teaching Trust, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
On the Horizon....
POD Action Mtg. (PL)
8th Grade "On Track" Celebration
Spring Parent Conference Night
Exec. Ed. Teaching Trust - 8:00AM - 5:00 PM
Coffee with the Principal (8:45) & Parent Workshop (9:20) -
Thursday, Jan. 14th,
Empowerment Mtg., 7:30 AM, Parent Center
ARMS University (During POD Time) - Guest Speaker
Magnet Boot Camp, 4:30 - 5:30 PM, Library
Monday, Jan. 18th
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - School Closed
Tuesday, Jan. 19th
POD Action (AP)
Wednesday, Jan. 20th,
ARMS Staff Meeting, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Thursday, Jan. 21st
Friday, Jan. 22nd
Student $1 Jean Day,
Saturday, Jan. 23rd,
Teaching Trust Summit (Exec. Ed Team)- 8:00AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Jan. 27th
ARMS Career Day
ARMS PD Session/ Maximizing Reteaching- 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, Jan. 28th
Empowerment Meeting, 7:30 AM, Parent Center
Grade Level Earned Free Dress Day
ARMS University (during POD time)- Effective Grading Practices
ARMS Ignite Academy Session, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday, Jan. 29th
Student $1 Jean Day
Saturday, Jan. 30th
ARMS Saturday School - Science, RLA, & Math
Closed out 2015 With a Bang!
Testing Week: Truly Happy Days :-)
ARMS 2015 Crest Winners!
ARMS Winter Staff Celebration
6th Grade Secret Santa Reveal
The Most Important Work of our Time! Always remember YOUR IMPACT!
Ann Richards Middle School
At Ann Richards MS, our vision is to be a flagship middle school at the hub of the community, nurturing diverse leaders, and empowering intelligent trailblazers.