Saturday, January 11, 2014

AMS to host Junior Achievement

JA Day is on Tues., Jan. 21, 2014. There as an error in the last newsletter for the date of the event.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

AMS Grade 8 PSSA Testing Dates and Times

The 8th grade team has begun to post the dates and times for PSSA testing this spring! To read more about PSSA testing in the 8th grade, please click here.

PSSA Reminder:
Avoid scheduling doctor appointments, vacations or other out-of-school activities during testing times. Participation in PSSA exams is a state requirement. Making up tests pulls students from their regular classes. As a result, they will miss valuable class time. It will be students' responsibility to make up any classwork you miss. Of course, if students are genuinely ill, please stay at home and take the necessary time off to get well. Students will perform better on a test if they are healthy.

Events and Dates

Tuesday, January 14
  [Science] F3 Quiz - Density

Wednesday, January 15
 [Algebra & Pre-algebra] Math Tests

Thursday, January 16
 [Event] Advisory

Friday, January 17
 2nd Nine-weeks ends
 Pancake Breakfast

Monday, January 20
 No School - Teacher In-service ACT 80

Tuesday, January 21
 3rd Nine-weeks begins
  [Event] Junior Achievement Day

Friday, January 24
 [Math] Study Island Due
Tuesday, January 28
 [Science] F9 Quiz: Kinetic Theory

Thursday, January 30
  [Event] Pro Football Hall of Fame - videoconference

Friday, January 31
 [Science] F11 Quiz: Behavior of Gasses and Fluid
Tuesday, February 4
 [Field Trip] Courthouse field trip
 [Science] F12 Unit Test: Properties of Matter

Thursday, February 6
 [Field Trip] Courthouse field trip

Monday, February 17
 No School - Teacher In-service ACT 80

Thursday, February 27
 [Event] Women’s Portrayal on Television - Videoconference

Wednesday, March 12
 2-Hour Delay Teacher In-service

Tuesday, March 18

Wednesday, March 19

Thursday, March 20 

Friday, March 21
 No School

Monday, March 24
 [AMS GRADE 8] Reading/Math PSSA Tests make-up
 Holocaust Videoconference

Tuesday, April 1
 [PSSA GRADE 8] Writing PSSA Test

Wednesday, April 2
 [PSSA GRADE 8] Writing PSSA Test

Thursday, April 3
 [PSSA GRADE 8] Writing PSSA Test

Friday, April 4
 [PSSA GRADE 8] Writing PSSA Test

Wednesday, April 16 - Friday, April 18
 No School - Spring Vacation

Monday, April 21
 School back in session

Thursday, April 24
 [Event] National Pay It Forward Day

Tuesday, April 29
9:53am  [PSSA GRADE 8] Science PSSA

Wednesday, April 30
9:53am [PSSA GRADE 8] Science PSSA

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
 2-HOUR Delay Teacher In-service

Friday, May 9, 2014
 [Event] History Center Field Trip & Strip District Tour

Monday, May 12, 2014 & Tuesday, May 13, 2014
 [KEYSTONE EXAM GRADE 8] Algebra Students

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
 Kennywood Field Trip

Monday, May 26, 2014
 No School - Memorial Day Holiday
The 8th grade homework calendar is available on our Edline page.  

Next science unit is now available online

The next science unit, properties of matter, is now available on the class website. Notes, assignments, and information are being added to the site daily.

 The Great Plankton Race was held today! Read more about race here. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Changes to grading period calendar

As of Monday, 1/6/14 from the middle school office:

Because of the delays and Tues. cancellation, the marking period will now end January 17, as opposed to January 15.  The marking period calendar for this quarter will be adjusted as below:

January 17           Last day of 2nd marking period
January 20           Act 80 Day
January 24           Grades posted to Edline
Midterm Information for 8th Grade:  

High School midterms will be administered January 13-15.
Core subject midterms will be administered January 13-14.  Makeups will be held on January 15 (if needed January 16-17).
Elective midterms, including languages, to be administered between January 15-17 during their regularly scheduled classes.