Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Read student articles about Halloween on The Herd Website,!

Events & Dates

Friday, November 1
 [Science] Week Three LC assignments and assessments due Friday
 [English] Phrases Menu Assignment due Friday
Thursday, November 7
 [Algebra] Test
 [Event] Advisory
 [Event] Electronic Field Trip
Friday, November 8
 [Event] Veterans Day Experience
 AMS Parent Network Fundraiser due
 Holiday art contest ends
Monday, November 11
 No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences held earlier in the week
 Veterans Day
Monday, November 25
 [Reading] AR Midterm Progress Check
Wednesday, November 27
  No School - Teacher In-service ACT 80
Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29
 No School - Thanksgiving break
Monday, December 2
 School back in session
Tuesday, December 17
 [Event] Niki's Family Movie (Field Trip)
Monday, December 23 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014
 No School - Winter Vacation
Thursday, January 2, 2014
 School back in session
The 8th grade homework calendar is available on our Edline page

Congratulations to the 8th grade students of the month

Students of the month for September and October were announced last Friday.  

Congratulations to Isabel Talarico and Darius Simmons!

Images are from The Herd,, student newspaper.

Kevin McGibbney, 6th Grade
Nella Tsudis, 7th Grade
Isabel Talarico,  8th Grade

Wiley Bozada, 7th Grade
Ryan Paszkiewicz, 6th Grade
Darius Simmons, 8th Grade

Veterans Day Experience

Students who signed up for the Veterans Day Experience Field Trip on Friday, November 8 are reminded that their permission slips and $8.00 are due by this Tuesday, November 5.  Students are also reminded to bring a lunch or money to purchase lunch from the History Center CafĂ© on the day of the event.

Science layered curriculum week three ends Friday

The science layered curriculum week 3 ends of Friday. To see the available activities, visit:

Also, students need recyclable plastics to build their waterwheels. They will need cylindrical containers that can serve as their wheels. If you have any 2-liter pop bottles, whipped topping containers, or coffee canisters, please send them to Mr. Haskins's lab! Students will have access to many other materials in class to build their wheels. Read more about the waterwheel project online. 

Students investigating conduction of different metals during a demonstration activity.

Mix It Up at Lunch

On Tuesday, October 29, 8th Grade students at Avonworth Middle School joined over 6,000 other schools across the nation to “Mix It Up At Lunch”.  For one Lunch period, students ate lunch & talked with a different group of students based on numbers they had randomly selected the previous day.  The purpose of the Mix It Up at Lunch program is to promote meeting new people, finding common interests, and breaking down pre-existing stereotypes about other people in their school.  Prior to the event, Civics students studied examples of prejudice & discrimination in American History while in their Reading class, they examined at how social groups impacted characters in The Outsiders.

The 8th grade students at Mix It Up Day.

Phrases assignment

Students are reminded that their Phrases Menu Assignment is due on Friday.

In the Herd: Cars on Autopilot

Read the article written by 8th grader Ethan Woodfill on the technology developed by GM and Carnegie Mellon University. Great work Ethan!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

AMS Parent Network Fall Fundraiser

A packet containing the fall fundraiser was sent home with students on Monday. The orders are due Friday, November 8, 2013.

Monday, October 28, 2013

This week...

Tuesday, October 29
 [Social Studies] Paycheck Project
 [Event] Mix It Up at Lunch

Friday, November 1
 [Science] Week Three LC assignments and assessments
 [English] Phrases packet