Audie Murphy Middle School

E-Newsletter January 2016

An Honorary Tribute to Mr. J. L. Garza & Mr. E. Segovia

Congratulations on embarking on a new chapter in your life, retirement! You will be missed.
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Mr. Segovia and Mr. J. L. Garza wave as they exit Audie Murphy Middle School

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$$$ Triple Millionaire $$$ , Yulissa Gonzalez

Congratulations to Yulissa Gonzalez who is now a Triple Millionaire. Her unprecedented feat at Audie Murphy deserves recognition. Way to go Yulissa! Keep reading!
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Kailey Martinez Achieved Multi-millionaire Status

Congratulations to Kailey Martinez who has just achieved multi-millionaire status. Students who joined the millionaires club are: Jaileen Martinez, Jorge Ramirez, Fortino Murga, Elizabeth Valdez and Charise MacDonald.
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Double your AR Points

Take the challenge. Double your AR points this six weeks and get a surprise!
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Congratulations to the Audie Murphy Teams

The Audie Murphy Middle School teams are ranked below according to their AR points. Congratulations, teams! Also, congratulations to all the 8th grade students for having met their six weeks AR Goal. Way to go 8th graders!
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Curl Up With a Good Book

"Curl up with a good book" is coming soon. This literacy themed day is scheduled for February 4th. This is a perfect time for mentors to come read wIth their mentee. Come enjoy some hot chocolate!
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Sandra Cisneros Answers Students' Email

Mrs. Francis Hernandez's students sent Sandra Cisneros an email with several questions. They were surprised when she responded to their email. Below is her response. The students who wrote to Sandra Cisneros are pictured below.
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Finalists for the "Battle of the Books"

Pictured below are left to right: Zorayda Sanchez, Elizabeth Valdez , Stephanie Martinez, and Nayeli Rodriguez. They were the finalists for the Battle of the Books competition. In order to qualify for the competition, the students had to read 8 novels by a specified period of time. The students represented their school well. Students were treated for lunch at the Main Event in Pharr. Congrats to these students on the job well done! Below the students are holding the prizes they won at the Main Event.
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Volunteers are Valuable @ Audie Murphy Middle School

Audie Murphy Middle School (especially the library) would not be able to operate without the assistance of all the volunteers. Mrs. Longoria, principal, spoke to the volunteers at a Christmas luncheon and informed them how valuable they are to Audie Murphy Middle School. Thank you volunteers for your devotion to Audie Murphy Middle School. Pictured below are: Mrs. Krahmer, parental involvement liaison, and Mrs. L. Longoria, principal, with the Audie Murphy volunteers.
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More than 50,000 Free Books

What unordinary use do a t-shirt, a jacket, a baby carriage, and a milk crate have in common? Clue: They were all used at the Book giveaway in December. You guessed it. The T-shirt, baby carriage, the milk crate and other items were all used to haul free books and carry them away. That is what happened at the Book giveaway on Saturday, December 12th. The air was filled with excitement as community members walked away with their free books. Over 50,000 books were given away thanks to the efforts of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), First Book, PSJA administrators and Board members, the PSJA librarians and hundreds of volunteers. The library Coordinator, Mrs. Nora Galvan, joined this effort in order to promote literacy and instill a love of reading in students. Pictured below is Kimberly Olan and her siblings at the book giveaway.
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Books Are Magical ( BAM ) Book Club social

The Audie Murphy Middle School Students attended a book club social where they had an opportunity to have a discussion about their book choice for the present six weeks and select their new book club choice for the following six weeks. They enjoyed ping pong, bingo (loteria), ring toss, and a hula hoop contest. They also enjoyed a nice meal of pizza. Parents accompanied students to the social. The book club has grown to about 70 members.
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Fun, Fantastic, Friday

BAM book club members are able to enjoy Fun, Fantastic, Friday. Every Friday has been designated for book club members to report to the library immediately after they have lunch in order to enjoy a time of educational games. Pictured below is Aaron Pulido.
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Veterans Day Ceremony

Audie Murphy Middle School held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony in the library. Mrs. L. Longoria, principal, welcomed all veterans, students and visitors. Elaine Riojas said the Pledge of Allegiance, and Reynaldo Perez sang the "National Anthem". The Audie murphy Middle School Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Robertson performed "Steadfast Valor" and "Dragonhunter", and the Audie Murphy Middle School Choir under the direction of Ms. Helena Guerra. sang "My Country, Tis of Thee" and "America the Beautiful!". Audie Murphy Middle School Students did an exceptional job with all songs. Click on the link below to view the video.

https://animoto.com/play/9z5yxjpyCg04METd5IFuRA

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