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Alderwood Middle School. AMS facts and figures 2012-2013. Mustang P.R.I.D.E. Prepared Responsible Independent Dedicated to Safety Empathetic ICUs awarded for PRIDEful behavior Emphasizes correct behavior in a variety of settings

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alderwood middle school

Alderwood Middle School

AMS facts and figures

2012-2013

mustang p r i d e
Mustang P.R.I.D.E

Prepared

Responsible

Independent

Dedicated to Safety

Empathetic

ICUs awarded for PRIDEful behavior

Emphasizes correct behavior in a variety of settings

Based on AMS Creed: Succeed academically, respect ourselves and others, and create a safe environment

building initiatives
Building Initiatives
  • Comprehension, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis in the content areas (English, Math, Social Studies and Science)
  • Students are academically and socially connected to Alderwood Middle School
  • Minute to minute strategies for accurately assessing student performance
  • Producing citizens for the 21st Century – working together on relevant topics while giving students access to technology
school day
School Day
  • 6 periods (Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Health/PE and an elective or support class)
  • 55 minutes each
  • 3 Lunches; 30 minutes each
    • 15 min. eating in cafeteria, then dismissed for social activities
  • 8:00 start – 2:30 finish
  • 5 min. passing periods
class presentations
Class Presentations
  • Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying
    • Don’t be a bystander
    • Practice P.R.I.D.E
    • Confidential
    • Filling out reports/witness statements
  • Appropriate Use of the Internet/Facebook/Texting
    • Think before you post/send/search
    • Anything you send can be saved
    • Can have career and school ramifications
after school
After School
  • Clubs ($8 ASB Card required)
      • ASB – Core Council, etc.
      • National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
      • Yearbook
      • Technology Student Association
      • Cooking, Art, Photography, Weight Training, Soccer Club, etc.
  • Study Club offered after school
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays until 3:05
    • Wednesdays until 3:30 if in a club
    • No activities on Thursdays
    • Study Club bus sign-ups in office; first come, first served
      • Dropped off at location close to normal bus stop
interscholastic sports
Interscholastic Sports
  • Edmonds is in the SnoKing League with Mukilteo and Shoreline
  • Sports include:
    • Fall – 8th Grade Football, Cross-Country, Girls Fastpitch
    • Winter 1 – Volleyball and Boys Basketball
    • Winter 2 – Girls Basketball and Wrestling
    • Spring – Track and Field
  • Sports buses take students home after practice at 4:30pm; practice is every school day
  • Paperwork is located on the AMS website
student recognition
Student Recognition
  • Honor Garden – citizenship, devotion to learning
  • Honor Roll Recognition Party and Certificate
  • On-A-Roll Certificate
  • ICU Slips – Weekly Drawings and Daily Awards
  • Quarterly ASB Recognition Assemblies
  • Positive Referral – Administration calls home
  • Lunchtime announcements
  • End of the Year Awards – 8th Grade
    • Department Awards
    • Overall Athlete, Musician, Citizen, etc.
rules and expectations
Rules and Expectations
  • Attendance
    • Call into the attendance office if your child is going to be late or absent from school
    • VERY IMPORTANT!  AYP Implications
  • Hats and Hoods
    • They may be worn TO school but not IN school
  • Electronics
    • iPods, cell phones, etc. concealed when entering until 2:30
    • Not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items
  • Dress Code
    • Shoulders and mid-section covered, skirts and shorts past fingertips
rules and expectations cont
Rules and Expectations cont…
  • Cafeteria
    • Seated for first 15 minutes then….Wii, Library, Basketball, etc.
  • Buses
    • Stay seated, school rules still apply…
  • Backpacks
    • Students are permitted to carry string backpacks to their classes
    • Students need to use their lockers – gym and regular
  • Tardies
    • 5 minutes to get to class, 3 tardies in one quarter = detention
parent nights and events
Parent Nights and Events

Curriculum Night – September

Internet Safety Night – October

Music Festivals in Winter and Spring

Love and Logic Parenting Classes

Grief and Loss Group

Social Studies, Science, and Math Nights

Barnes and Noble Night

McTeacher Night at the Alderwood McDonalds

Community Coffees – Admin. can come to you

Community Resource Fair

emergency info communication
Emergency Info/Communication
  • Please use school office to contact students, not student cell phones
  • Communication is essential
    • Please make sure your information is current
  • “Big Mouth” Calls and Emails
    • If you haven’t been receiving phone calls or emails, please let us know
  • AMS Website
  • Newsletters
  • Teacher Websites
  • Skyward Notices
tips for success
Tips for Success
  • Stay off or supervise Facebook, MySpace, texting
    • 50% of problems at school have technology origins
  • Call and/or email your teachers, counselors, admin.
  • Review planner
    • Student Handbook
    • Calendar and planning to stay organized
  • Encourage Schedule working at Study Club
  • Give a time and place for homework
  • Check Skyward
    • Counseling office can help support
  • Be involved
    • Join PTA – for support, communication and link with teachers
    • Ask your child for a daily report