Thursday, December 8, 2016

Students in Grade 8 to take PSSA / Keystone Tests

Students in Grade 8 will take PSSA tests in April & May and Keystone Algebra Exams in May. The 8th Grade Team will post more information to the AMS 8 Blog in early 2017.

Below are the testing windows published by the PA Dept of Education. During these time periods, students will be completing each of the required 8th grade PSSA subject tests.  


Avoid scheduling doctor appointments, vacations or other out-of-school activities during testing times. Participation in PSSA/Keystone 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.

Children's Hospital Free Care Fund Auction

Please read the following letter sent home about the Children's Hospital Free Care Fund Auction.

Auction Letter

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tweets from #lab110

Students in science have been working on their model DC motors in #lab110. See the progress that was made this week!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Join the Newspaper Club

The next newspaper club meeting will be December 13 from 3-4 PM. Take the new activity bus home! Join The Herd! See Mr. Haskins or Mrs. Abate to learn more. 

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The November/December edition to be printed next week! 

Math Tutoring After School


Starting next week, December 8, math tutoring will be moved to Thursdays after school from 3-4PM. 

Layered Curriculum in Math Class

We started our Layered Curriculum in Graphing Linear Equations today (12/1/16) in math. Students will work with their assigned groups through the layers. See the linked document for all assignments through Dec 19.

Math Layered Curriculum