Thursday, April 17, 2014

Honorable Matt Smith visits AMS Grade 8

8th grade students have been learning about the legislative branch in civics class. Senator Matt Smith visited Avonworth to discuss his role in the Pennsylvania legislature.

Senator Matt Smith presenting at Avonworth Middle School.

United Nations and Genocide Studies

In preparation for their study of The Diary of Anne Frank, the 8th grade is researching modern examples of genocides. We began by reading the United Nation Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, and are now researching modern examples of genocide to see if these individual incidents qualify as genocide based on the Convention passed by the United Nations in 1948. Although it is a tough topic, it helps students to understand the broader impact of genocide and how the Holocaust changed how the world prosecutes and prevents genocide today.

Freshman scheduling

Mr. Pellicano is collecting the pink scheduling forms. Please return your forms to the middle school office.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

8th Grade helps to make AMS a Mix It Up Model School

8th grade students participated in the Mix It Up at  Lunch this past fall. The school has been named a model for our efforts! Read more on the school website:

Events and dates

 Thursday, April 17
 [Algebra] Open Ended 4 Due\
 Videoconference Pro Football Hall of Fame
  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] Middle School Art Show
 [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
 [event] Greening Up Avonworth
9:53am [PSSA GRADE 8] Science PSSA
Thursday, May 1
 [Reading] AR midterm progress check
Friday, May 2
 [science] Bridge design activities through 5/8/14
 [Algebra] Open Ended 7 & 8 Due
 Chinese language students field trip
Monday, May 5
 [science] Bridge design activities through 5/8/14
 [Algebra] Study Island Keystone Review (12 assignments) due
Tuesday, May 6
 [science] Bridge design activities through 5/8/14
Wednesday, May 7
 [science] Bridge design activities through 5/8/14
 2-HOUR Delay Teacher In-service

Thursday, May 8
 [science] Bridge design activities through 5/8/14
 [Algebra] Open Ended 9 & 10 Due
 [event] Bridge Engineers Visit
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
 [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

Monday, April 14, 2014


The English project can be accessed through Mrs. Hickman's Edline pages. Science assignments & notes can be found on the website.

This week...

Wed:[Pre-Algebra] Statistics and Probability Unit Project Poster Due
Thur: [Algebra] Open Ended 4 Due
Fri: No school
Check Edline for the English project