Thursday, May 12, 2016

Keystone Exams to be taken Next Week!

The 8th graders who are enrolled in Integrated Math I (Algebra), will take the Keystone Exams.

On May 17 & 19 (Periods A through D) each of the 2 modules have 23 multiple choice questions and 4 constructive response questions. Students may use a graphing or scientific calculators on this test. For more information on the Keystone Exams, please go to

Nicky's Family

The Grade 8 team would like to thank JFilm Pittsburgh for inviting our students  to the viewing of Nicky's Family today. 

Pancake Breakfast Tomorrow

Parent Network will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast this Friday, 5/13/16, that includes great toppings and a drink for $3.

Restaurant Choice for Friday's Field Trip

Strip District Restaurant Choices to be made 5/17/16!

Each student must sign up for a restaurant while attending the Strip District field trip. Please note that you are not guaranteed your first, second or third choices!  Also, you must choose a travel buddy before selecting your restaurant choices! Only pairs will be grouped together! 

Students will get their first choice unless there are more than 12 students (six pairs) requesting that restaurant. If more than 12 students (six pairs) are wanting the same first choice, a lottery will be conducted to fill the twelve slots. Students who do not get their first choice will then be placed in their second choice as long as that restaurant is not also filled. 

Chicken Latino
Primanti Brothers
Bella Notte
Cafe Raymond
Sushi Kim

Grade 8 Commencement

Parents and students should have received an invite for the 8th grade commencement. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Cross Country Pre-Season Workouts Continue

Pre-season Cross Country workouts continue next week on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18 from 3:00 to 4:00.   Any parents of student-athletes should attend an informational meeting at 4:00 in the Middle School Cafeteria on Wednesday, May 18. All 8th grade boys & girls are welcome to attend (no previous running experience necessary).

If you have any questions, email Coach Smith at

AR due soon!

AR Points are due May 25!

Parents, you can check your child's reading progress!  Click on the link below and login with your child's login information.

Notice from the Library - End of the Year

1. The final day for students to check out books will be May 20th. No new check outs will take place after this time. 

2. All materials are due back to the library by the end of the day on May 31st. If you need materials longer than that please let Mrs. Hickman know.

3. If any students are interested in helping to close up the library, please see Mrs. Hickman.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Important Dates and Events

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

Friday, May 13
[Event] Pancake Breakfast
10:30am [Event] Holocaust Survivor Assembly

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

Wednesday, May 25
Reading AR due

Thursday, May 26
[Event] AMS 8 Bridge Exposition

Monday, May 30
Memorial Day - School Closed

Wednesday, June 1
7:00pm [Event] Grade 8 Commencement

Friday, June 3
Fourth Grading Period Ends

Last Day for Students

Student-led Conferences

Student-led conferences are now being conducted... be sure that you have set a date and time with your adviser.