Thursday, September 5, 2013

Join a middle school club!

Student Council
Interested in being part of the middle school student council?  Would you like to help plan the Children’s Hospital Auction, the 8th grade semi-formal or the magazine sale?  Come to the first after school meeting in room 115 on Thurs., Sept. 12 at 3:05.  The meeting will last until 4:00 and remember you must have a ride home. 

AMS Newspaper
Enjoy writing?  How about joining the middle school Newspaper staff….our first informational meeting will be held on Tues., Sept. 17 in room 110.  The meeting will be from 3:05-4pm.  Please remember to have a ride home.

Environmental Club
Interested in the environment?  If so, please consider joining the Environmental Club.  The first meeting will be held on Thurs., Sept. 19 in room 110.  The meeting will last from 3:00-4:00.  Please remember to arrange a ride home.

Rachel's Challenge

Community Event ~ Rachel's Challenge
September 9, 2013 - 7 PM - auditorium

From the Avonworth website: 

Rachel Scott was the first student killed in the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, but through the Rachel’s Promise nonprofit ( her life has continued to represent mutual respect and understanding in an ongoing effort to curb school bullying and violence in our schools.  The Avonworth High School and Middle School will be hosting a Rachel’s Challenge community event in addition to student activities on September 9 at 7p.m. at the high school/middle school auditorium in order to share Rachel’s story and message of random acts of kindness and compassion with the general public. 

On the morning of September 9, one hundred Avonworth Middle School and High School students will learn of Rachel’s story as well as undergo the Friends of Rachel Training in order to form their own Friends of Rachel’s Club and influence their peers to embrace Rachel’s message of compassion.  The Rachel’s Challenge mission is to reduce potential harassing behavior among students as well as to encourage students to perform their own acts of kindness.

The community event, open to the public, will feature a Rachel’s Challenge presenter who will also tell Rachel’s story and demonstrate how individuals can spread the message of compassion. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Did you get the message?

A message was sent to parents and students via Remind 101 today. The message read:

We welcome 8th grade parents to curriculum night, 9/4/13 @6:30PM! Quizzes in science & English 9/5/13. Receive updates: Stay Connected Newsletter

Would you like to get our text messages? Follow the directions below:

On your phone send the text message, @amsgrade8, to (412) 203-8844! 

Follow the directions when prompted!