Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tomorrow is the Last Day of School

Friday, June 2

Last Day of School

Bridge Exposition & Competition Results!

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 build!

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

Dead Load: 0.97 N
Live Load 68 N
94 straws
Brady, Rowen, Natalie, Carly

Dead load: 1.86 N
Live Load: 78 N
173 straws
Jacob, Jenna, Gavin, Vanessa

Dead load: 1.06 N
Live Load: 44
196 straws
Andrew, Sarah, Julia, Kenneth

Dead load: 3.44 N
Live Load: 114 N 26 lbs!
202 straws
Liam, Drew, Nicholas

Dead load: 2.4 N
Live Load: 98 N
175 straws
Ava, Emelia, Sean, Jonah, Luke

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

9th Grade Expectations

On Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Yearbooks for sale!

Avonworth Middle School Yearbook

Cross Country Practice

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 is:

MS Olympics Tomorrow

Tomorrow (5/26) is the Middle School Olympics!

Some important reminders!   

  • Be sure to bring sunscreen and water! 
  • Wear clothes for athletic events! 
  • Be sure to wear athletic shoes! 
  • Bring a sweatshirt to school (cool in the AM) 
  • A hat for in the afternoon is suggested (sunny and high in the 70's)
  • The Parent Network will be giving out cups of water to the kids - as well as snow cones and popcorn.  

Memorial Day

Monday, May 29

The 8th Grade Team honors the sacrifices of the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. It's because of their bravery, dedication, and sacrifice we commemorate this day.

  Read more about Memorial Day:

Reminder - RSVP for 8th Grade Commencement

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Get your copy! Literary Magazine!

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     

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bump Up Night Tuesday, May 23

“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. 

Field Trip to Southside Works to see Nicky's Family Tomorrow

Menemsha Films

Tomorrow, May 19

Read the movie review here.

Students are to bring a bagged lunch to eat at the park near the theater. 

Reminder: RSVP for the 8th Grade Commencement

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cross Country Information Meeting

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.

If you have any questions, email Coach Smith at