Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pittsburgh Project

Students are beginning the final phase of their Pittsburgh Project.  Over the next few weeks, students will create scripts for running routes that will feature some important landmarks throughout the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods (including a Ben Avon/Emsworth route for all of you local runners!)  Stay tuned to Stay Connected for information about how you can learn about our city while getting some exercise!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Peanut Butter + Jam Slam

The 8th grade team is assisting DoSomething.Org’s Peanut Butter + Jam Slam.  Donations will be accepted to Ms. Costantino’s room until April 14th. Donated peanut butter will be given to the North Borough’s Community Outreach food bank.

Congratulations Isabel Talarico!

The 8th grade team would like to congratulate Isabel Talarico for being a recipient of the 2014 Youth Volunteer of the Year Award, from InCommunity’s Community Award for Service Excellence. We look forward to reading about your accomplishments in the magazine!

Congratulations Katie Carlson!

Congratulations to Kathie Carlson, 8th grade student, for being selected as a Carson Scholar. Read more about this accomplishment on the school website.  The 8th grade team is very proud of you!

Building Bridges to STEM Careers

Events for Experts in Bridge Design and Construction
May 8 and May 29
Avonworth Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA

As students in the 8th grade proceed through this project, we are seeking help from experts in the fields of engineering and design of bridges. This is the third year for the bridge building and design exposition at Avonworth Middle School! Interested experts can RSVP for our events by emailing
 Doug Haskins, Grade 8 science teacher.

Pay It Forward Volunteer Symposium

Just a reminder, the Pay It Forward Volunteer Symposium will be held on Friday April 25 from 1200-130 PM.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about local organizations who rely on the hard work of volunteers is welcome to attend!  Opportunities to become a volunteer with organizations such as the North Boros Community Food Bank, Animal Friends, Riding for the Handicapped and many others will be highlighted, so save the date!

Also note that the student group hosting the Food Bank is having a food drive in advance of the symposium so please send in non-perishable food products or bring one along when you come to the symposium! 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Events and Dates

Friday, April 4
 [Pre-Algebra] Study Island Post Test Due by Friday 4/4 at 3:00.
 [Algebra] Open Ended 1 Due
9:50am [PSSA GRADE 8] Writing PSSA Test

Monday, April 7
9:50am [PSSA GRADE 8] Writing PSSA Test

Tuesday, April 8
 [Event] Musical Assembly
 { rally schedule }

Wednesday, April 9
normal schedule

Thursday, April 10
 [event] High School Counselor Visit - Mr. Smith's Classes
 { normal schedule }

Friday, April 11
 [Reading] Read your WWII Fiction Book. Take AR quiz on 4/11
 [Algebra] Open Ended 2 & 3 Due
 { normal schedule }

Thursday, April 17
 [Algebra] Open Ended 4 Due
9:50am  Videoconference Pro Football Hall of Fame
11:59am Senator Visit, Honorable Matt Smith
Friday, April 18
 No School - Spring Vacation
Monday, April 21
 School back in session
Tuesday, April 22
 [event] Inventionland Field Trip (GATE)
Thursday, April 24
 [Event] National Pay It Forward Day
Friday, April 25
 [Algebra] Open Ended 5 & 6 Due
11:59am Pay It Forward - Volunteer Symposium
Monday, April 28
9:53am  [PSSA GRADE 8] Science PSSA
Tuesday, April 29
9:53am [PSSA GRADE 8] Science PSSA
Thursday, May 1
 [Reading] AR midterm progress check
Friday, May 2
 [Algebra] Open Ended 7 & 8 Due
Monday, May 5
 [Algebra] Study Island Keystone Review (12 assignments) due
Wednesday, May 7
 2-HOUR Delay Teacher In-service
Thursday, May 8
 [Algebra] Open Ended 9 & 10 Due
 [event] Bridge Engineers Visit AMS
Friday, May 9
 [Event] History Center Field Trip & Strip District Tour
Saturday, May 10
 [event] ASD School Picnic Kennywood Park
Thursday, May 15
 [event] BAAHA presentations

Friday, May 16
 [Algebra] Open Ended 11 & 12 Due
10:30am [event] videoconference Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame
Tuesday, May 20
 Kennywood Field Trip
Wednesday, May 21
8:20am [KEYSTONE EXAM GRADE 8] Algebra Students
Thursday, May 22
8:20am [KEYSTONE EXAM GRADE 8] Algebra Students
Friday, May 23
 [event] MS Olympics
Monday, May 26
 No School - Memorial Day Holiday
Wednesday, May 28
 [Reading] AR Due Date
Thursday, May 29
 [event] Bridge Exposition and Testing
Friday, June 6
 Last day of school for students!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

This week...

PSSA Testing Conitnues...

Monday - Math PSSA Test

Tuesday - Reading PSSA Test

Wednesday - normal schedule

Thursday - Writing PSSA Test

Friday - Writing PSSA Test