Friday, May 16, 2014

Grade 8 Commencemet

You're invited! 8th Grade Commencement June 4 at 7PM. RSVP by May 26. Read more: http://www.edline.net/pages/Avonworth_Middle_School/Team_Teaching/8th_Grade_Ceremony_Registratio 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Keystone Algebra I Exam



8th grade students enrolled in Algebra will be testing periods a-d on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep and to eat breakfast, too!  For more information on the Keystone exams, go to http://www.pdesas.org/module/assessment/Keystone.aspx



AMS Parent Network Pancake Breakfast tomorrow

The Parent Network is sponsoring a pancake breakfast tomorrow! The cost is $3 & includes a drink, pancakes and many delicious toppings.

8th Grade Commencement Registration now Open

The registration for 8th Grade Commencement is now available online. Click here or complete the form below. If you have difficultly completing the submission form, please email Mrs. Donovan or call the office, 412-366-9650.



Kennywood Field Trip

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

               ~Field Trip Guidelines ~
·        School district policies including the dress code apply to students on the trip.Read more...
·         Bring money for lunch or pack a lunch.
·         Wear sunscreen if we have a sunny day.
·         Important alerts and information will be sent to students through Remind 101. Be   sure you are signed up.       Text  @amsgrade8 to (412) 203-8844
·         Don’t be a lone wolf!  Stay with your Avonworth group!
·         Check-In With Your Chaperone:
o   1st Check-In - 11:30 – 11:45 Meet at the George Washington statue in front of the Kangaroo ride and Carousel / Merry-Go-Round Food Court.
o   Final Check-In - 1:40 in front of the Sky Rocket by the tunnel.

In the event of a medical emergency or problem, go to the nearest First Aid Station and have a teacher paged. In the event of another problem or concern, call 412-339-0281 for an Avonworth teacher.
Represent Avonworth well and stay classy.

Remind101 Terms of Service:

IMPORTANT! AS WITH ALL CONTRACTS, IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN READ THE AGREEMENT BELOW AND AGREE TO IT FOR YOU. IF YOU DON'T GET YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO READ AND AGREE TO THIS, YOU DON'T HAVE PERMISSION TO USE THIS SERVICE. ALWAYS GET AN ADULT'S PERMISSION BEFORE GOING ONLINE.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bridges to STEM Careers

                

Students in grade 8 continue to work through the bridge project. Construction, testing, and problem-solving continues through May 28. The bridge exposition and test will be held on May 29. 
Students can earn extra credit this week by submitting a song selection to our playlist.

Progress on the project can be viewed on our webpage, www.HaskinsSci8.info.



Cross country




Cross country pre-season conditioning continues on:
Friday, May 16,
Monday, May 19, and
Wednesday, May 21

These practices are open to any 8th Grade student who is interested in joining the Boys & Girls High School Cross Country team next school year.  We will meet from 3:00 to 4:00 at the Track.  Students should bring water & their running shoes.  If you have any questions, email Coach Smith jsmith@avonworth.k12.pa.us

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bump Up Night



May 29, 6:00-7:30

Students will get a brief overview about transitioning to high school, receive their schedule for next year, and find and see their classrooms.



Middle School Olympics

The Middle School Olympics will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014.

Students are to sign-up here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/viewform?authuser=0&hl=en&id=1c-aIKaBlisizMjFRe3nv2xZv-jT1OvdwWYxacQsbpB88



Monday, May 12, 2014

This week...


TUE: Pre-algebra-Banker Visit
THU: BAAHA Presentation 
FRI: Algebra-Open Ended 11&12 Due
  video-conference 
  pancake breakfast

Events and Dates

Friday, May 16
 [science] Extra credit: Bridge Playlist by Friday (see directions on the timeline)
 [Algebra] Open Ended 11 & 12 Due
 [event] pancake breakfast
10:30am  [event] videoconference Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame

Tuesday, May 20
 [Reading] AR Due date Wed, 5/28
 [registration] 8th Grade Commencement by May 26
8:30am [event] Kennywood Field Trip

Wednesday, May 21
8:20am  [KEYSTONE EXAM GRADE 8] Algebra Students

Thursday, May 22
 [Reading] AR Due date Wed, 5/28
 [KEYSTONE EXAM GRADE 8] Algebra Students

Friday, May 23
 [Reading] AR Due date Wed, 5/28
 [registration] 8th Grade Commencement by May 26
 [event] MS Olympics

Monday, May 26
 [registration] 8th Grade Commencement (last day)
 No School - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 27
 [Reading] AR Due date Wed, 5/28

Wednesday, May 28
 [Reading] AR Due Date

Thursday, May 29
 [Social Studies] Fort Extra Credit DUE
 [event] Bridge Exposition and Testing
 [event] Bump Up Night

Monday, June 2
 [event] AMS Awards Assembly

Wednesday, June 4
 Civics Final Exam
7:00pm  8th Gr Commencement Auditorium (RSVP required)

Thursday, June 5
 Books due: Civics

Friday, June 6
 Last day of school for students!