Thursday, September 19, 2013

AMS Grade 8 Flag Retirement Ceremony in the PG

Picture above is from the PG website.

School Portrait Day

September 25, 2013!

School Pictures
Avonworth Middle School!

Say cheese! 

Events and Dates

Thursday, September 19
 [Event] 1st Environmental Club meeting

Wednesday, September 25
 [Event] AMS Picture Day

Thursday, September 26
 [Reading] AR Progress Check

Thursday, October 10
 [Event] Electronic Field Trip

Monday, October 14
  No School - Teacher In-service ACT 80

Tuesday, October 22
 [Reading] AR Due

Wednesday, October 23
 2-Hour Delay - Teacher In-service

AR Update!

Reminder: AR Progress Check in reading class on Thursday, September 26.  

Is this math or science class? It's both!

The students in the eighth grade are participating in a series of STEM, also known as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, activities in their math and science classes. First we are working through Ramp It Up!, which is an investigation into Newton's principles of motion. Student teams in the different math classes are independently investigating what happens to an object as it rolls down a ramp. As the unit unfolds, students learn about classical physics problems and some of the history behind so many of the discoveries of the 16th century. They are then applying those principals to everyday problems using scientific investigation. 

Study Island assignments

When visiting the Google Calendar, you may see impending due dates in both Reading and Math for Study Island assignments.  We allot approximately one class period per week for students to work on Study Island, but if your child finds that this is not enough time, or if they are absent on a given work day, please encourage them to work on it from home!  Students can visit  and get caught up at their convenience.  If your child has trouble logging in, please see Mrs. Galecki or Mrs. Costantino.  Enjoy your education vacation on Study Island!