Ascend Leadership Middle School

Middle School Aviators - Week of April 12, 2021

Parents,

Good Evening, ALA MS Families -


As we move through the 4th Quarter, I am very proud of the accomplishments and successes our students have had this year despite all of the challenges with this world-wide pandemic and its' effect on education across the world. We don't always have the answers to every situation, but the teamwork here at ALA has made each situation develop into an opportunity for growth - both for the students and our staff.


I am very blessed to work with a group of talented educators who are always working to ensure our students are successful at every turn. Additionally, over my 24 years of education, I could not ask for a better group of students who have shown such resilience and dedication to learn and grow this year! It is not easy being a middle schooler to begin with, but WOW - they sure have shined this year!


We still have 8 weeks to continue our program for the 2020-2021 Academic Year, so let's continue this journey and always remember, Together, we are stronger!


I hope you have a very restful weekend ahead.


All the best -


Jeff Whitt

jwhitt@alaschoolsnc.org

919-842-5411 x 102


Jeff Whitt, M.Ed., NBCT | Middle School Principal

Office: 919.842.5411 x 102 | Fax: 919.842.3545

283 Harvey Faulk Road, Sanford NC 27332

Visit us: www.ascendleadershipacademy.org

In-Person Students Need This!

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To help ensure your child's iPad is charged for the day (or will need to be charged while at school), please purchase a "Charging (Power) Bank" shown below. Each student will need this for in-person learning. They can be purchased online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, or Target.com (and other large retail stores).


Thank You!

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DO YOU NEED SUPPORT? STARTS APRIL 19 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Are you looking for support with your work? Math? Science? Humanities? Digital Media? Do you need help organizing your work, studying for tests, or other school related items? Would you like one of your peers to help you? If so, we have student mentors ready to work with you!


Starting April 19, and every Friday until the end of the year, simply click on the link below, between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, and someone will be there to help you along the way.



We are here to support you because we are:


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CONGRATULATIONS ANSLEY CLIFFORD!

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Ansley entered the Lee Soil and Water Essay Contest and was awarded 1st Place in our District. Her essay was then advanced to the area 3 competitions where she also won 2nd place.


Congratulations on this wonderful achievement! We are so proud of you.

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8th Grader, Kayla Yonker

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"Kayla Yonker is an outstanding student and gives 100% effort in every class. She goes above and beyond and is very reliable and respectful to her teachers and peers."


We are so proud of you, Kayla! Keep up the great work!


Your 8th Grade Teachers

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3rd Quarter Virtual Awards Assembly

Thursday, April 22nd, 1:30-2pm

This is an online event.

Please click on the link below to join this event. Thank you so much.

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PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE

Thursday, April 15th, 10-11am

This is an online event.

To join the Principal for a time of sharing concerns, ideas, praises or whatever you would like to know about ALA, please click the link below to join us in March. I look forward to speaking with you all then!

Ascending To New Heights! Student Led Tech Skills Workshops

Friday, April 30th, 9am-3pm

This is an online event.

Please make plans to join us for a Tech Led Workshop where our talented students will teach tech skills to their peers, teachers, and parents. More information will be forthcoming. Contact Mr. Markofski for additional questions (mmarkofski@alaschoolsnc.org).
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UPCOMING SCHOOL PROJECTS

Take a look at the upcoming projects and see which ones you would like to participate in. Sign-Up Links under each project is there for you to volunteer in some capacity. We are looking forward to working together to make these events a HUGE success.
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Outdoor Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance

Saturday, May 22 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We are excited to invite our families to our 1st Annual Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance which will be conducted under the starry skies of Sanford. Join us as our LIVE DJ provides music for everyone to dance to and create some memories for each of our families. Light refreshments will be provided. More details to come - but reserve the date for a magical night.


(COVID restrictions will be in place for the safety of everyone participating)

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