April 9, 2021
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Upcoming Important Dates
Wednesday, Apr. 14 - 1 Hour Delay K-12 Staff Development
Wednesday, May 12 - 1 Hour Delay K-12 Staff Development
Upcoming Athletic Events & Information
4/13 HOME vs. Franklin Central Jr. High 4:30PM
4/17 HOME vs. Zionsville West MS 4:30PM
All HOME matches are played at
Oak Tree Golf Course in Plainfield
4/12 HOME vs. Paul Hadley JHS 5:00PM
4/14 AWAY vs. AMS North 4:30PM
4/15 AWAY vs. Brownsburg East MS 4:30PM
Track & Field
4/12 HOME vs. Paul Hadley JHS 5:30PM
4/15 HOME vs. Brownsburg West MS 5:00PM
Celebrating Birthday's this week!
to our students celebrating a birthday this week:
ILEARN Testing Schedule for April & May
Washington, D.C. Trip Information
Details for the 2021 Washington, D.C. trip, which will take place this fall for the current 7th grade class of both AMS North and AMS South students were presented on April 7th & 8th, 2021 via a Zoom meeting. Below you can find the recorded video presentation of those meeting if you were unable to attend.
At the time of the trip, the students will be 8th graders for the 2021-2022 school year. This year, we have partnered with Appian Tours, a local company that specializes in educational tours, especially for Washington, DC.
If you have any questions about the trip please contact Mr. Rodgers via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the above link to take you to the video presentation of the Washington, D.C. trip informational meeting from April 8, 2021.
Enrollment Dates for 2021-2022 School Year
Important Enrollment Dates
April 26 - May 7 - Intent to Return Form Collection Window
May 7 - Intent to Return Form Collection Deadline
June 7 - Central Office Opens for Registration
July 6 - Returning Student Registration Long Form
(Parents can update certain information on this form)
July 12- School Buildings Open for Registration
National Junior Honor Society will offer after school study help sessions on Monday’s and Wednesday's after school from 2:45 - 3:30PM. Students will then go to the cafeteria and wait for the late bus. During this time, there will be a supervisor in the cafeteria with the students while they wait for the late bus to arrive. Students that will be a car rider home on these days can be picked up at door 1 at 3:30PM.
If your student will be staying for the study session and they need bus transportation home they must sign up for the late bus in the Guidance Office at lunch that day. For those students taking the late bus home, the bus will leave AMS South at 4:30pm.
Each week your child's team will give an update about the current week or week ahead. Please find your child's team below for that information. In addition, you will find news from our Encore teachers, Media Center, and PE/Wellness teachers.
Ms. Weinstein, Ms. Tomlinson, Mr. Livingston & Mr. Fields
In Science we are continuing to learn the characteristics of life and organelles in general education science. In high ability we are continuing to learn about subatomic particles and what atoms are like. Language Arts students will continue to analyze The Tell-Tale Heart distinguish the narrator’s perspective from their own. Students will begin to collect evidence about the narrator to decide whether he is a reliable source of information or not. Social Studies students will dig deeper into the continent of Africa. We will learn about the climate zones, physical features, biomes, and regions of sub-Saharan Africa.
Next week Math 7 will calculate the volume of rectangular prisms. Pre-Algebra will continue to study the laws of exponents and scientific notation and will have a quiz on Wednesday.
All students will take the practice ILEARN test on Thursday, April 15th.
Mrs. Ringham, Miss Hickey, Mrs. Fee & Mr. Wolf
Science will be learning about cells and organelles. In Social Studies, students will be looking at physical geography of Sub-Saharan Africa. Language Arts students will be using sensory language to visualize a story and exploring narrator reliability in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”. In Math 7, students will learn volume of prisms, and Pre-Algebra students will work with exponents and scientific notation.
Jaguars who stand out are:
Maliah Thomas, Lailah Veloz, and Anoah Ivic
Jaguars congratulate March Students of the Month:
Brittain Bills, Jose Luis Diaz Ramirez, Emma Roland, Emmanuel Daini, Kyla Ferman, Aidon Orange, Mikela Givan, and Logan Brown
Mr. East, Miss Skoniecke, Mrs. Snyder & Mrs. Wheeler
In Language Arts, we will continue our work with Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Students will compare the narrator’s perspective of the story to the reader’s perspective, and use this to determine whether the narrator is reliable or unreliable. Science we will review organelles and quiz on types of cells and organelles. Then we are going to look at how cells divide. 4th period will finish learning about atom basics and begin learning about the periodic table. Math 7 students will continue to work on their geometry unit. They will learn about volume of 3D shapes. Pre-Algebra will continue working on Properties with Exponents. In Social Studies, students will continue their studies on Africa. We will begin working to learn more about the history of sub-Saharan Africa looking specifically at the kingdoms of West Africa.
Mrs. DeBow, Ms. Tobin, Mr. Rodgers & Mr. Thoennes
Pre-Algebra students will finish transformations of shapes on the coordinate plane. Algebra students will learn to graph two-variable inequalities and systems of linear inequalities. Social Studies students will discuss the sectional differences that caused the Civil War. Science students will complete a lab constructing a ball-and-stick model of molecules. Language Arts students will continue to read Frankenstein.
Mr. Gullion, Mr. Casey, Mr. Osen & Mrs. Warthan
Math students will finish transformations of shapes on the coordinate plane. Algebra is dealing with the complicated word of linear inequalities. It will be with basic linear inequalities and systems of inequalities. Social Studies students will discuss the sectional differences that arise between North and South moving our country towards Civil War. Language Arts students will continue to read Frankenstein. In Science, students will be studying chemical reactions. Biology students will be studying Karyotypes.
Mr. Brooks, Mrs. Hood, Mr. Jaynes & Mr. Williams
In Science, students will practice bonding with both covalent and ionic bonds. Biology we will investigate pedigree linkage and genetic disorders. Language Arts students will continue reading and analyzing Volume III of Gris Grimly's Frankenstein. In Social Studies, we will wrap up Westward Expansion and begin exploring major causes of the Civil War. Pre-Algebra is continuing to explore Rigid Transformations, Dilations and Similar Figures. There will be an assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday April 20 & 21. Algebra is dealing with the complicated word of linear inequalities. It will be with basic linear inequalities and systems of inequalities.
Señora Barker (Spanish), Mrs. Hauptmann (Japanese), Mrs. Rewolinski (Computer Science), Mrs. Leonard (Art), Mrs. Gleissner (FACS), Mr. Hamsley (Engineering and Technology),
and Mrs. Kimmell & Mrs. Woods (ELL)
Next week students will be preparing for a test (Thursday) that covers the chapter 3B- food, stem changing verbs, and tener expressions. The test will consist of 3 parts: writing, listening and reading. They will receive a study guide on Monday,
which will be due Wednesday.
Japanese students will continue studying kanji and katakana characters. We will also be discussing students’ spring-break activities.
Next week we will do a series of facial feature drawing studies to prepare for observational portrait drawing.
7th and 8th grade students will begin the nutrition and wellness unit. Students will have multiple opportunities to participate in food labs, so please make sure the allergy form is turned in to Mrs. Gleissner.
7th grade Engineering and Design
Students will be beginning construction on their 3 piece puzzle and developing
8th grade Gateway to Technology
Students will be beginning their phone stand project and learning how to use the
Mrs. Porep, Mrs. Lucas & Mr. Walden
Wellness students wrapped up their first unit of the quarter. Next week, students will be able to select their new unit of soccer, lifetime activities or weight lifting. We are hoping to get outside as much as possible! Please make sure your child has tennis shoes every day.
Girls in lifetime activities jumping rope.
Wellness students were able to take advantage of the beautiful weather this
week and walk at the track.
Music Department News
Mrs. Wagoner (Band), Mr. Zimmerman (Choir) & Mr. Ziolkowski (Orchestra)
All bands are working on concert for our May concert. We are working to try and have the concert in person this spring. More information will follow.
Jazz band will rehearse Monday and Wednesday until 3:45.
I will be after school on Tuesday for a help session for the 8th grade band students. This help session is for High school band audition/ placement. I will be at school until 4:00.
Congratulations to the Avon Middle School Chamber Orchestra for earning a Gold with Distinction rating at the ISSMA Virtual Organizational Contest.
Students should continue to practice daily!
This month’s Tasteful Tuesday’s First Chapters is focusing on novels in verse. This is a new form of writing that tell a story through poetry. Students gravitate to this type of writing due to its style, the chapters are shorter and the pace of the novel quicker.
This week’s episode is called Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes. This story takes the reader through the trials and tribulations of being a middle school student while trying to figure out who you really are.
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AMS South's Attendance Policy
If a student is absent from school, the PARENT must call the school by 8:30 A.M. to report the absence. If no call is received, the automated school system will make an effort to contact the parent, but if NO PARENT CALL has been received by 3:00 P.M. the day following the absence, the student will be charged with an unexcused absence. You may also send an email to us to notify us of your child's absence at email@example.com.
firstname.lastname@example.org with all the necessary information: students name, date and time picking up, and the name of the person picking your child up if someone other than a parent or guardian will be picking up. This email will go directly to the front office secretaries and they will be able to get your child an early dismissal pass so that they can be in the front office when you are ready to pick them up. If leaving early for a doctor/dentist appointment, please provide doctor/dentist verification to ensure that the absence is excused.
If someone other than a parent or guardian will be picking up your child we MUST have this information in writing from a parent/guardian, please include his or her name on the note or email. Once we verify their photo ID then the student can sign out and leave. If you are unable to email us we will need you to come into the office with your valid ID, once we verify it is a parent/guardian picking up we will be able to call the student down for dismissal.
Using this email will ensure your child will get a pass out of class to be in the office. Please do not use Parent Square to send a message to your child's teachers as we cannot guarantee that this message will get to the front office to get your child a pass. Our teachers are very busy throughout the day and may not be able to check Parent Square often, or if the teacher is out that day we would not get that message in the front office in time to get your child an early dismissal pass.
We want to make sure that your information is getting to the right person in a timely manner, and hopefully prevent any miscommunication or missed messages.
Please be advised that we cannot take early dismissal information over the telephone.
Virtual Doctor Appointment Verifications
Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry Information
The Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry is available to Avon school families and employees.
Every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00PM (when school is in session)
at Avon Intermediate School East
Please do not arrive before 4:30PM due to AIS bus/school traffic
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