Dec. 14-18 | Austin Middle School
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December 14th-18th @ AUSTIN
Monday (B Day) December 14th
- Bring $2 and wear your school appropriate pajamas for Hop on the Polar Express Day
- 7th Grade Boys (H) vs. Manvel @ 5 PM (8th Grade Away)
Tuesday (A day) December 15th
- Bring $2 and wear your favorite western wear for Country Christmas Day
Wednesday (B day) December 16th
- Bring $2 and wear your favorite movie character attire for Deck the Halls Day
- 8th Grade Girls (H) vs. Manvel @ 5 PM (7th Grade Away)
- GISD School Board Meeting 6:30 PM
Thursday (A day) December 17th
- Bring $2 and wear your team jersey with a holiday or team hat for Reindeer Games Day
Friday (B day) December 18th
- Bring $2 and wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
- Happy Holidays!
- No School: December 21st-January 4th
- Bring a Water Bottle!
- Face Masks must be worn in the building. If a student forgets, they will need to purchase a mask in the front office. New guidance from the GISD Board states that a shield alone is no longer acceptable, masks must be worn while in the building. Traditional face masks are preferred over the gaiter style.
- Austin will no longer accept lunch deliveries from restaurants, fast food, or delivery services. If lunch is forgotten, a parent/guardian may drop off a lunch to the front office.
Breakfast & Lunch Menus are posted below
Austin Students Participate in Share Your Holidays Food Drive
We had a great turnout for the 2020 Share Your Holidays Food Drive with ABC13 at Ball High School! All goods and money donated benefits the Galveston County Food Bank.
From the Galveston County Food Bank: We’d like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to all of you who donated toward the ABC13 Houston 40th Annual Share Your Holidays food drive at Ball High School in Galveston today! We received a total of 28,483 pounds of food and over $38,000 in monetary donations!!!
From Austin's Student Counsel Sponsor, Ms. Floyd: It was the most meaningful trip yet! They didn’t let anyone hang around except us, so our students were working their butts off! They were unloading the trucks/vans, & sorting cans with BHS’s StuCo. Ms. Meadows, who came to assist, just kept repeating “there is so much love here.” The kids were so amped up on the bus ride back. They asked me “can we stop by the Salvation Army or somewhere and just volunteer for another hour?” It was really cool.
Week at a Glance
RE: Canvas Observer Account Recommended
To view the Week At Glance Links below, you may need to set up your Parent Observer Account for Canvas. Many of you did this last Spring and will not need to set up a new account. If you need an account, please Click Here and go to the link under CANVAS OBSERVER GUIDE - TABLE OF CONTENTS for instructions.
- Math: Mrs. Mancil
- Math: Mr. Alonzo
- Science: Mrs. Cooley/Ms. Riedel
- Social Studies: Mr. Grasso
- ELAR: Mrs. Phillips
- ELAR: Ms. Salinas
- Athletics: Mrs. Gaido
- Math: Ms. Reyes
- Math: Mr. Alonzo
- Science: Mrs. Argubright
- Social Studies/Writing: Ms. Floyd
- ELAR: Mrs. Woodward
- Robotics: Mr. Bunce
- Athletics: Mr. Court
- Pre-Algebra: Mr. Ungurean
- Science: Mr. Platt
- Social Studies: Ms. Ross
- ELAR: Mrs. Cheatham
- Athletics: Mr. Perkins
- Algebra I: Ms. Cartmell
- Biology: Mr. Argubright
- Social Studies: Ms. Schreiber
- ELAR: Mrs. Crowder
- PLTW: Mr. Puccetti
Has your child's teacher been OUTSTANDING? Click the link to send a virtual SHOUT OUT!
Good Grammar is Just the Beginning!
- Students need to look for an invitation via their school Outlook email
- Click the link and log in to Grammarly using your GISD email and password: Gisdxxxxx (x = student ID number)
- Type documents directly into Grammarly, or copy and paste documents in
Our ELAR teachers will be walking students through the process of getting set up to use this awesome writing tool!
Grammarly offers real-time, context-based feedback on tone, delivery, clarity, correctness and engagement. When all the apps are installed (only the Grammarly website will work on Chromebooks), it will check everything you write (including my writing in this newsletter form on the web - see picture). Polish up your emails, refine your communication, and check your tone using Grammarly!
Install it today!
AMS Student Council News
Students are encouraged to create their own page within the school's page to earn prizes.
Hi 8th Grade Parents! As you may have heard, the teachers are working so hard to make the final week of school before the Winter Break fun for our kids! They are decorating the halls and classrooms and planning fun dress-up days for the kids too. We would love to provide breakfast burritos for our 8th-grade students on December 18th as a special treat for them. If you would like to contribute, click the link below to donate!
Thank you for your support!
Free Virtual Seminar for Parents
AMS is excited to partner with DePelchin Children’s Center to offer a FREE virtual seminar for parents. Topics include Raising Resilient Children and Getting Teenagers Connected.
You can register for either webinar at the links below:
TEA Announces 2020-21 Pause for A-F Ratings
Today the Texas Education Agency issued a press release that announced that A-F ratings would be paused for 2020-21 school year due to the ongoing disruptions associated with COVID-19. The release stated that the STAAR will proceed for the 2020-21 school year "in order to provide critically important information about individual student learning that teachers and parents can use to help students grow." Read the full announcement.
Students Return from SAIL January 5
Austin currently has 67% of its students on site and 33% participating in SAIL. Starting January 5, those numbers will be 75% on site and 25% in SAIL. Report cards will be published on Monday, January 4, and students returning from SAIL will receive notification from the campus with details for materials you need to bring with you on the first day.