August 29, 2023
WELCOME TO THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR!
OPEN HOUSE IS WEDNESDAY AUG 30!
5 PM TO 8 PM!
Families must login to A-HConnect to complete back-to-school verification.
It’s important that each family completes the verification process (back-to-school forms) before the first day of school. Verification ensures that each student’s school has confirmed emergency contact information and releases for the safety of each student.
Even if families’ contact information has not changed, it’s important for families to log in to access a variety of other student information in the coming weeks, including class schedules and teacher assignments, attendance, school handbooks, progress reports and grades for middle and high school students. High school students will not be able to enroll in fall activities until the back to school verification process is complete. Login to A-HConnect and visit the district website to login and get started.
Web Day was a huge success! Our 8th grade leaders did an amazing job
welcoming our incoming 7th graders!
FRED MOORE CODE: EVTST3BKM
WASHINGTON CODE: EVTC76HC6
Check out our Libraries!
Access eBooks and digital audiobooks in our AMSA MackinVia digital library (available in the app store of any device and in student’s RapidIdentity) Click here for step by step instructions on how to access your MackinVia account.
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Deja lives with her family in a shelter in New York City. When her teacher gives her class assignments related to the attacks on the Twin Towers, Deja wonders why she should care so much about something that happened before she was even born. But as she investigates 9/11, she learns things about her friends and her family she never imagined.
Important Test Dates for All Students
Fall 2023 Testing Window Grades 6-8
Reading and Math (gr.6-8)
All MAP testing will be completed in ELA and Math classes over multiple days
Reading: Grade 8 - September 19-21, Grade 6 & 7 - September 19-20
Math: All Grades - October 10-13
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs)
2024 Testing for Reading and Math and Science (Gr. 6-8)
April 16: Reading in the AM (Connections-3rd Period)
April 18: Math in the AM (Connections-3rd Period)
May 1: Science MCA - 8th grade only (Connections-2nd Period)
Our Counseling Staff
6th Grade: Katelyn Hendrickson 763-506-5635
7th Grade: Kyra Pasche 763-506-5151
8th Grade: Dawn Spiess 763-506-5100
6th-8th Gr: Andrea Zinda 763-506-5024
AMSA ARTS FEST RECAP!
Anoka Middle School for the Arts Volunteer Program
Filling out your forms does not commit you to volunteering, it only puts you on thenlist to receive event information.
Wednesday, August 30th
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Come help with Open House night. Be a part of the excitement of the new school year by handing out schedules, show & share what you know about the parent vue app, or stand at the doors and give directions to those who need them.
Be there on the first days of school - SignUp Genius coming soon!
Those first few days of the school year can be stressful for new students. Come show your support by helping students find their classes, help out in the cafeteria or supervise students during picture day.
Interested in Volunteering?
Fill out your paperwork now so you will be ready if you decide to volunteer. Go directly to the volunteer forms by following this link to the volunteer forms or contact Volunteer Services for further assistance. When you sign up you will be sent weekly event opportunities.
Interpreter Services available upon request for volunteers.
For this service, please contact Volunteer Services three days prior to volunteering.
“No one in this world is more cherished than someone who lightens the burden of another.”
- Joseph Addison
Interested in signing up for the Washington D.C. trip for next year?
* The dates are Thursday, May 2 - Sunday, May 5, 2024.
* Early registration will receive a discount.
* For more information, please contact Ms. Michalski or Ms. O'Gorman at the Washington Campus.
Sign up today for the trip of a lifetime!
Get involved in Community Education
We invite all students grade 6-8 to get involved in community Education athletics and enrichment opportunities:
Athletics/Enrichment start as early as Wednesday, September 6th. Activities run from the Fred Moore campus from 3:15p-5:00pm. Washington students will shuttle down to Fred Moore and enter through door #11. The activity bus is available following all activities. We will be at open house on August 30th at both campuses, come and sign up or ask some questions.
Here are the links to sign up for the Fall activities:
7/8 grade girls volleyball
6-8 Boys Soccer
6-8 Girls Soccer
6-8 Cross Country
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