Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

American Revolution Book Club Project

Eighth graders just finished the American Revolution Book Club Project in Mrs. Galecki’s reading class.   Each club had four scheduled reading and note-taking assignments to complete over a four week period.  After completing each assignment, students shared their prepared analysis and response to the text during a scheduled, structured Book Club discussion session.   Students proved that they can engage in student-led, higher-level critical discussions about literature.  They shared their analysis of their texts' literary techniques, vocabulary, historical facts, conflicts, point of view and themes. 

Students will continue their study of the American Revolution when they return from Thanksgiving Break by reading The Declaration of Independence.

AMS Children's Hospital Auction is Dec 23

AMS Children's Hospital Auction is Dec 23 - if you'd like to donate anything please contact

Monday, November 24, 2014

Carson Scholars Fund

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities.  To be nominated for this award, the student must have a 3.75 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Anyone may refer a student to Mr. Pellicano that meets both the qualifications! Avonworth Middle School can only nominate one student.  Each nominee will be required to write a short essay.  See or email Mr. Pellicano for more details! Deadline is December 10, 2014.

Upcoming Dates and Events

Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28
 Thanksgiving Holiday - No school
Monday, December 1
 School is in session
Tuesday, December 2
 [Social Studies] Revolutionary Town Hall Event and Research Packet DUE
Friday, December 5
 [sci] layered curriculum - final assessment due Friday (update)
Wednesday, December 10
 2 Hr Delay Teacher In-Service
Tuesday, December 23
 [Event] AMS Children's Hospital Auction
Wednesday, December 24 -  Friday, January 2, 2015
 Winter Vacation
Monday, January 5, 2015

 School is in session