Thursday, January 15, 2015

No school Monday, 1/19/15

Monday, 1/19/15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Act 80 Day 
No School for Students

Mrs. Hickman moving to the library


It is with great excitement (and a little sadness) that I am writing this message to you. As of Tuesday, January 20, I will be moving from the English classroom into the Avonworth MS/HS library as the Research and Media Specialist. I will continue to work with students as they navigate 21st century research and presentation skills, as well as helping kids to grow into literate and well-read students. 

Taking my place for the rest of the school year is Ms. Julie Raitano. Julie has been here at AMS since last year as a substitute for Mrs. Nicole Cavanaugh in the 6th grade. She is excited to make the move to 8th grade in time for all of the fun things that happen here in the second semester! 

I will continue to act as an advisor in the 8th grade advisory program, as well as student council sponsor, so I will still be in touch regarding those programs in the future. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, and have a great day!

Mrs. Emily Hickman

Pancake breakfast tomorrow!

Parent Network will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast that includes great toppings and a drink for $3 on Friday, January 16th.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Do you get our daily text messages?

The Grade 8 team has expanded the Remind text message to include a daily reminder of homework. This is meant to supplement and not replace the assignment book. Students should use all of the resources available to track and complete classwork and homework, as well as read and study for all subjects. .

Click here to read more about the text message program here. 

Start of the 3rd Nine-Weeks

January 14, 2015 is the start of the
Third Nine-Weeks! 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Calendar Update!

Thursday, January 15
 [English] Poetry Project presentations begin
 [Reading] Due Fri: Frederick Douglass finish Ch 2 and #4-5
 [Social Studies] Adventures of Captain Bill
 [Event] BAAHA 8th Grade Civics Accelerated Topics

Friday, January 16
 [sci] Simple Circuits Lab (E1) due
 [sci] notebooks to be collected
 [Reading] Due: Frederick Douglass finish Ch 2 and #4-5
 [Social Studies] Read "One Man Lost" article and 6 questions DUE
 [Event] Pancake Breakfast

Monday, January 19
 No school for students - ACT 80

Tuesday, January 20
 [Event] Junior Achievement

Wednesday, January 21
 2nd nine-weeks report cards
 [Event] Advisory
 [Event] Assembly: Finding Galileo (period I)

Thursday, January 29
 [Social Studies] Chapter 6 Bill of Rights TEST

Friday, January 30
 [Social Studies] Guest Speaker - Officer Simcoviak, Ohio Twp Police

Tuesday, February 3
 [Reading] AR Midterm Progress Check - February 3