Thursday, April 28, 2016

Maker Help Wanted - Aquaculture Project

Are you interested in problem-solving, creating/designing, making/building? Are you an animal lover? 

Then join us after school on Thursday, May 5 as we begin to construct the aquaponics installation.

See Mr. Haskins if you have any questions. We will meet until 4:30 PM in the "construction area." 


American Legion Award due Monday

Resumes are due to Mr. Smith by Monday, May 2. Click here for details. 

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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Junior Achievement Day

The 8th grade team would like to thank all of the parent presenters during the Avonworth Middle School Junior Achievement day. The presentations on careers, finance, and economy were presented in grades 6 through 8 on Wednesday 4/27/16.

Women and Girls Foundation 2016 GirlGov

The Women and Girls Foundation is still accepting applications for our 2016 GirlGov yearlong program and we need help spreading the word to young girls entering 9th grade in the Fall of 2016

The Women and Girls Foundation’s Seventh Annual GirlGov program will kick off this summer with a trip to Harrisburg June 12th through June 16th.  GirlGov is designed to provide local girls with the opportunity to learn firsthand about government, civics, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, youth organizing, women’s history, and leadership.  Participants will shadow a state legislator for the day and learn about current public policy issues impacting women’s and girls’ lives in our region.  Transportation, overnight accommodations, and meals are included; there is NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE.  This year’s program also includes GirlGov meetings from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM on the second Thursday of every month.  Transportation to and from GirlGov meetings is the participant’s responsibility.

The program is open to all girls entering 9th to 12th grade in the Fall of 2016 who live in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.  Past GirlGov participants are welcome to apply.

This year’s program promises to be our biggest and best yet! Participants will have opportunities to:
·  Shadow a state legislator for a day at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg
·  Learn about philanthropy and grant-making, and award $10,000 to local girl-led projects
·  Explore nonprofit and government career options
·  Discuss issues affecting women and girls with key decision makers
·  Meet and hear from accomplished women working in and with government
·  Become (more) involved in community civics
·  Most of all – have fun!

The application deadline is this Friday, April 29th. If you need a deadline extension, please contact

Avonworth School District does not sponsor the activities of GirlGov. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Yearbook Cover Contest Winners!


Congratulations to Kailey S. and Abigail A., winners of the yearbook cover contest! Kailey and Abby received the highest number of votes for their artwork. The combined ideas will be printed on the the cover of the yearbook! They both will receive a free yearbook! 

Yearbook Sales continue through May 6

A yearbook order form and payment are due to the office by May 6, 2016. A limited number of yearbooks will be printed, so be sure to get your order placed! The yearbook will be delivered the week of May 23.

Monday, April 25, 2016

May & June Calendar Update

Monday, May 2
American Legion Award Resume due to Mr. Smith by Monday
Make Up PSSA Testing

Tuesday, May 3
Make Up PSSA Testing

Wednesday, May 4
Make Up PSSA Testing
2 hour delay

Thursday, May 5
 Make Up PSSA Testing
 [Event] Bridge Engineers Visit AMS 8

Friday, May 6
Make Up PSSA Testing
[Civics] Layered Curriculum Unit Test
[Event] BAAHA Presentations

Tuesday, May 10
12:25pm [Event] Holocaust Activity

Wednesday, May 11

Thursday, May 12
 [Field Trip] Nicky's Family - South Side Works Cinema

Friday, May 13
10:00am [Event] Holocaust Survivor
Tuesday, May 17
Keystone Exams

Thursday, May 19

Keystone Exams

Friday, May 20
History Center Field Trip

Tuesday, May 24
[Field Trip] Kennywood Field Trip

Thursday, May 26
[Event] AMS 8 Bridge Exposition
Friday, May 27
[Event] Middle School Olympics

Monday, May 30
Memorial Day - School Closed

Wednesday, June 1
[Event] Grade 8 Commencement

Friday, June 3
Fourth Grading Period Ends
Last Day for Students