Aycock Connects

No Excuses: Going the Extra Mile!

ThinkThroughMath winners

6th Grade

1. Aidan Bradshaw

2. Liam Buchanan

3. Safia Koech

4. H’Mui Kpuih

5. Timothy Marshall

6. Melanie Nebitsie-Livingston

7. Sania Martin

8. Tiyana Edwards

9. Myles Luster

10. Ella Sharpe

11. Kristian Bailey

12. Aja Brown

13. Triana Lewis

7th Grade

1. Jewel Marks

2. Susan Benbow

3. Sophia Uhlenberg

4. Isabella Romine

5. Carl Hieb

6. Nicholas Gleason

7. Kamari Owens

8. James Locklear

9. Renisha Gurung

10. JaErika Johnson

11. Brandon Washington

12. Everine Manunga

13. Khloe Taylor

14. Taylor Alston

15. Mitamba Msenwa

16. Tyler Alston

8th Grade

1. Ahmil Flowers

2. Makayla Williams

3. Gregory Williams

4. Andrew Peters

5. Isabella Alvarino

6. Angelina Monroe

7. Ashlynn Watley-Vinson

8. Gentry Holder

9. Carrington Lea

10. Sydney Barron

11. Ashia Vance

12. Nathaniel Williams

13. Mary Bradshaw

14. Micayla Campbell

2015-2016 Guilford County Council of PTA's Reflection

PHOTO

Honorable Mention Makayla Key My Brother's Lego Part 2

VISUAL ART

Honorable Mention Robert Klauck Let Your Imagination Fly

LITERATURE

2nd Angelina Monroe Time To Fly

3rd Susan Benbow Getaway Wings

Northern Region Parent Connection's Workshop

The "Northern Region Parent Connection’s Workshop” will be held at Page High School on March 7, 2016. The event will begin at 6:00 pm and will most likely end around 7:30.

We will be working with Parent Academy and Page High School to finalize plans and will be sending updated information in February. For now, see below the general flow of the parent workshop:

· Information session regarding resources to enhance student learning (K-12) at home

o Focus on Brainfuse, HelpNow 24/7 tutoring and other GPA digital resources to enhance learning at home

o Focus on literacy and available eBooks for use by parents and students

o PowerSchool Parent Portal – direct link to teachers and tool to monitor students’ school performance

o GCS App

o GCS SAY YES

· Activities for students Pre K-5

o Book character(s) available for photo opt with children (?? Curious George, Dora the Explorer, Pete the Cat, Clifford)

o Mad Science and/or Bricks for Kids (fun learning experience)

· Informational tables with additional information for accessing available parent/student resources

Aycock Middle School "Top" Chef Cookoff

1st place - Omaya Lyons

2nd place - Tahji Hicklin

3rd place - Jacob Henry

PTSA receives grant

Aycock Middle School’s PTSA recently received a Fuel Up to Play 60 grant award. The grant is for $4,000 and will be used by the PTSA, the PE Department, and the Cafeteria to benefit the physical fitness and nutrition levels of all AMS students. The FUTP60 program is all about exposing students to the benefits of nutrient rich foods and fun physical activities while encouraging them to be leaders and make healthy choices. Specific plans for the use of funds include a dairy bar in the cafeteria, food for taste test activities (veggies, fruits, smoothies), a bike rack to encourage students to ride to school, physical fitness equipment for both PE and student clubs, and equipment for the cafeteria.

Free Online Courses

Starting in February, GCS will offer FREE online courses to middle school students. These courses will introduce students to the online learning environment, and teach them the necessary skills to be successful in the online setting (i.e.-time management, communication skills, reading and writing, etc.). The courses will be taught and led by GCS middle-school teachers. Interested students will take the courses on their own after school, in addition to the classes they are taking this year. The courses are pass-fail and will not count on a student’s report card or academic record. Students need a computer (or tablet) and Internet access to participate. Please click the Peachjar eflyer at the bottom of the page for more information.

Click Here to Order Your Yearbook

Last chance to order your yearbook for $32.40. Last chance to add personalization. Jan. 29th deadline. No Exceptions!

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Join the Yearbook Staff

Click here to submit AMS event pictures for the yearbook.

Upcoming Dates to remember

Jan. 28th Basketball vs. Allen

Wrestling @ Allen

Feb. 1st Basketball @ Guilford

Feb. 2nd SBLT Meeting

Feb. 4th Basketball vs. Kiser

Wrestling vs. Kiser

Feb. 5th PTSA Valentine's Day Dance 4:00pm-6:00pm

Feb. 8th Basketball vs. Mendenhall

Feb. 17th Early Release Day

Feb. 24 Baseball, Softball, & Track 1st practice

Feb. 29th Teacher Workday

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