Thursday, February 19, 2015

PSSA Tests in April

April 13 - 16   -  ELA (Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs.)
April  21  -23   - Math (Tues., Wed. ,Thurs.)
April  27 & 28  - Science (8th grade) (Mon., Tues.)

Avoid scheduling doctor appointments, vacations or other out-of-school activities during testing times. Participation in PSSA exams is a state requirement. Making up tests pulls students from their regular classes. As a result, they will miss valuable class time. It will be students' responsibility to make up any classwork you miss. Of course, if students are genuinely ill, please stay at home and take the necessary time off to get well. Students will perform better on a test if they are healthy.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Middle School Baseball to Begin

Any 7th or 8th grader planning on trying out for baseball, there will be an open gym on Tuesday evening at 7 pm. Tryouts for the team will start Monday March 2nd.  All students must have a physical form turned in.  If the student has already participated in an Avonworth sport this school year, they only will need a re certification form signed.  The forms are available on the Avonworth website:

The Great Plankton Race

A new unit has started in science class with The Great Plankton Race as our opening activity. Competition brackets, pictures and information can be found on the science class website. Students will be competing during the next class period. 

Last year's elimination bracket during The Great Plankton Race.
The new unit is on the  properties of matter and begins our study of chemistry. Assignments, notes, and videos can be found on the science class website. Students are always encouraged to check the classroom timeline when they are absent to review missed science class content.  

AMS Semi-Formal

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Heads-up! Student-Led Conferences in May

In order to close our 8th grade advisory program and to have time to reflect on middle school academically, each 8th grade student will be preparing to lead a parent-student-teacher conference.  Our 8th grade advisory program has been reflecting on student work, progress, and goal setting while meeting bi-monthly throughout the school year.  Each parent and student will have a student led conference in May after school.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Events and Dates

Friday, February 27
 [Civics] Test

Friday, March 6
 [Event] Semi-formal

Tuesday, March 10
 [Reading] AR POINTS DUE - March 10

Wednesday, March 11  
 2 Hr Delay Teacher In-Service

Tuesday, March 17
 [Event] Courthouse Field Trips
 [End of the 3rd Nine-weeks]

Wednesday, March 18
 [Event] Courthouse Field Trips

Thursday, March 19
 [Event] Courthouse Field Trips

Friday, March 27
 No School for Students - Parent-Teacher Conference Day

Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3
 Spring Vacation - No School

Monday, April 6
 No School - Spring Vacation

Tuesday, April 7
 School in session

Monday, April 13 - Thursday, April 16
 {TESTING} ELA PSSA (Click here to read more information)

Tuesday, April 21 - Thursday, April 23
 {TESTING} Math PSSA (Click here to read more information)

Monday, April 27 - Tuesday, April 28
 {TESTING} Science PSSA (Click here to read more information)