Anna Middle School Update

Week of January 30, 2023

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From the Principal...

It has been a tremendous week at Anna Middle School. We hosted our rising 6th grade students and families on Tuesday evening. Our rising 6th graders had the opportunity to learn about middle school and course offerings in 6th grade. We look forward to seeing these students become middle schoolers soon.

January is school board appreciation month. The above picture is Mr. Blanscet, AMS Principal, with Mr. Monty Renfro. Mr. Renfro is Anna Middle School's adopted board member. We appreciate Mr. Renfro and all of the Anna ISD Board Members for their support of our students, staff, and community!

Our counselors have been busy with academic advising. Our counselors are working with students on academic goal setting for the second semester.

Our robotics students are looking forward to competing in the robotics competition this Saturday at Anna High School.

Please come out and support our basketball teams as they are in their final games of the season.

Go Coyotes!

Mr. Blanscet

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7th grade students from Anna Middle School's Robotics club will be competing in the VEX IQ Competition Slapshot on Saturday, January 28th at Anna High school. The event goes from 7:30 am to 5pm where 38 teams from all over Texas will compete in not just the main competition, but also a skills division where teams complete individually and also autonomously. Winners will be invited to compete in the Regional Competition for a chance to compete at WORLD's Competition. Wish our Coyotes good luck!

Upcoming Dates

January 30: 23-24 Cheer Parent Meeting, 7:00 PM @ AMS Cafeteria

February 1: Start of Black History Month

February 1: PTA Meeting, 6:00 PM @ AMS Library

February 2: Basketball v. Sherman Piner

February 6-10: Counselor Appreciation Week

February 6: Boys Basketball v. Denison

February 9: Boys Basketball @ Melissa

February 16: Anna ISD School Board Meeting

February 17: No School

February 20: No School

February 21: Middle School Track Meet; 4:30 PM @ Coyote Stadium

February 22: School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

February 23: PSAT 8 Testing

Last Chance Volunteer Training....

We have had a wonderful outpouring of support from parents/guardians who want to volunteer in our schools! This is exciting! We are calling on any potential volunteer that needs to go through training to please sign up for one of the FINAL 2 training opportunities to be held on February 7 at 2:00 p.m. or February 7 at 6:00 p.m. If you intend on participating in any field trip or other event that requires training, this will be your last opportunity. Please go to this link: and fill out the application AND register for the session you can attend.

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Counselor Update...

In an effort to make sure course selection runs as smoothly as possible, counselors have been confirming that all students have access to student portal before the selection process begins. The course selection process will begin Tuesday, January 17th with counselors visiting General Employability Skills (GES) classes to help incoming eighth graders complete their selection form for the 2023-2024 school year. Counselors will guide students step-by-step through selecting their core courses as well as their electives, so please ensure your student is present on this day. Once the selection process is completed, a printed copy of your student's course selections will be sent home on Friday, January 20th for signature and returned by Friday, January 27th. Lastly, on Monday, January 30th, counselors will visit GES classes to help your student input their parent approved course selections into student portal.

A message from Chief Jones..

I want to bring this to your attention so that we as a school community can work together to stop violence in the schools. We are starting to see a few fights at the middle and high schools already this year. With that said if a student is involved in a fight at a school or within 300' from the school property lines, the student can receive both school discipline (which usually consists of a DAEP placement)and be arrested and/or referred to Anna Municipal Courts for disorderly conduct. This charge brings with it a fine of up to $500 and court-ordered mandates if found guilty. Thank you for your attention in the matter and let's work together to put a stop to school violence so that our students and staff will have a safe place for education. Also putting the fights on social media helps make the prosecution for these crimes much easier for us.
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