AMS Weekly News

October 15, 2021

CALENDAR

October 15: Outsider Day, Grade 7

October 18-22: Team 8-1 Ecology School

October 25-29: Team 8-2 Ecology School

October 25-29: Spirit Week

November 5: Picture Re-Take Day (School Photography Survey)

November 9: LATE START, School begins at 10:30AM

November 9: Veterans Walk-A-Thon

November 11: Veterans Day, No School

November 12: Conference Day

Weekly Wellness Update

AMS is focused on building the social/emotional skills of our students. This week the students participated in an assembly centered around our AMS SOAR goal of “Success”. Students were encouraged to work toward being successful in their daily lives and how that translates in their interactions with others.


Parents and guardians often ask how they can help their students be successful. Check out this article for tips on how:

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/school-help-middle.html


What other ideas do you have that you can use toward building success with your child?


We need you! Looking for a Respiratory Therapist guest speaker

7th Grade science is currently studying body systems in animals. Our main focus is on the circulatory and respiratory systems and how they work together. We are looking for a respiratory therapist who is interested in coming in to speak to our 7th graders about their job and the respiratory system. Interested in helping out? Please contact bpenney@sau39.org or kblais@sau39.org. Thank you!

Winter Sports

Winter Sports: Cheer, Boys and Girls Basketball and Wrestling


There is a sign-up table in the main lobby for Winter Sports. In order to participate, the athletic contract must be completed (even if you participated in a fall sport) and returned to the coach.


Cheer is open to grades 5-8, first practice is Nov. 1

Girls Basketball (A/B teams) is open to grades 6-8, first day of tryouts is Nov. 8

Boys Basketball (A/B teams) is open to grades 6-8, first day of tryouts is Nov. 8

Wrestling is open to grades 5-8, first day to practice is Nov. 15, parent mtg is 11/15 at 5:45pm


Please check out the website for more details and the athletic contract. We will continue to post info as it becomes available.


AMS Eagle Challenge

Check out some photos of our culminating activities to celebrate the end of the AMS Eagle Challenge below and on our website. We celebrated the S(uccess) in SOAR during late start assemblies and challenged students to continue to take actions to grow our AMS community! So many Launchpads were also successful in completing the "Pay it Forward" challenge to add to our positive community by sharing and thinking of others.

LOST and FOUND!

We have many items FOUND over the past few weeks and want them to get to their rightful owners. We will leave the Lost and Found display on our front porch this weekend to accommodate families and students to retrieve lost items. The display will return to the hallway entering the gymnasium on Monday morning. Please stop by this weekend to find your missing items.

Spirit Week

Monday, Oct. 25: Pajama Day

Tuesday, Oct. 26: Flannel Day

Wednesday, Oct. 27: Wacky Wednesday (crazy hat/hair/socks/glasses, etc.)

Thursday, Oct. 28: Color Day (wear orange and black)

Friday, Oct. 29: Costume Day

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NEW SHED!

Thank you to Lucie Hodgdon and Elysse Bell, now AMS alum, who worked over the past year and a half on their Girl Scout Silver Award project. This project resulted in a new athletic equipment shed for us. The project consisted of 50 hours of work to plan, organize, access resources and build the shed. The girls both played Field Hockey and Softball and felt bad for the FH goalie and Softball catcher who had to carry their gear every day on the bus. This allows the storage of the equipment in a safe and convenient location on school property. Thank you ladies, the work is appreciated and another time we can boast about our incredible students. #loveAMS

Caller ID

Please know that for safety reasons, we don't pick up calls that have blocked caller IDs. Please be sure to "unblock" your phone if you need to reach us.