8th grade students tested their bridges yesterday
during the Bridge Exposition, part of the Bridges to STEM Careers project. All
of the bridges were tested by adding weight to the span until it collapsed. The
winner was the one bridge that held the most weight and cost the least to
A special thanks to our guest experts,
bridge engineers and architects from the Pittsburgh Region. Representatives
from HDR, Inc., Penn Dot District 11 and Michael Baker International used their
insight and expertise to help enrich this learning activity. Bridge designs,
results, pictures, and videos can be seen on the classroom website.
May 31, Avonworth Freshman visited AMS 8 to describe their experiences with
their first year of high school. The high school students explained school
rules, class requirements, and student life. Eighth graders received a document
outlining student expectations in the core courses in the Freshman year.
Our final Pre-Season Cross Country practice of
the school year will be on Tuesday, May 30 from 3:00 to 4:00 at
the HS Track. New runners are welcome to join us! If you would like
to sign up for the High School Cross Country Team, make sure that you register
online to receive future emails about practices. The registration website
The Impressions Literary Magazine has
arrived! The magazine showcases art, short stories, poetry, and
photography from talented Avonworth Middle School students. The deadline
to order magazines has been extended! Each professionally-printed
magazine costs only $10. Please return a check (payable to Avonworth
Middle School) or cash to the office or to room 113. Any questions
regarding the magazine can be directed to Sarah Flower at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Bump Up Night” will be held for all 8th grade students and their families at 6 pm-7pm
May 23 in the auditorium. Mr. Hall will lead an information
sharing session, and students will receive a tentative schedule reflecting
their online choices.
Any student currently in Grades 6-11 that is interested in joining the Avonworth Cross Country Middle or High School team next year, should attend an informational meeting for parents & athletes on Monday, May 22 at 4:00 in the Middle School Cafeteria.
No previous running experience is necessary. All ability and interest levels are welcome to give this sport a try. Everyone makes the team. There are no try-outs. There are no cuts. And, athletes are permitted to participate in another Fall Sport during the Cross Country season. Both Middle and High School coaches and returning High School athletes will be on hand to help the new runners learn about proper stretching techniques, running form, safety precautions and answer any questions that you might have about the sport.