ASFMS. 2008 Accomplishments Walking the Talk Together. One of the Largest Middle School in the State of RI. 1,300+ Students 6 th – 8 th ! “High Performing” Too!!!. Teacher Evaluations:.
Walking the Talk Together
1,300+ Students 6th – 8th!
“High Performing” Too!!!
Teacher performance was aligned to the Goals of the School Improvement Team!
Way to go EVERYONE!!!
Thanks to…Kim Sturdahl, Keri Potvin, Kevin Seekell,Tim Vesey, Rekha Sara, Diane Kowal, Rachel Houlihan, Cate Wallace, Judy Coutu, and Janet Bliss
all ASFMS students have arrived and departed school safely, some with breakfast in their tummies and bruises on their faces and knees.
Our school is a much better place with you here!
Keep up the Reading!!!
Mary Lou Bettez, Sandy Clunan, Cynthia Ballard, Tao Albrecht, Bob Jordan, Susan Murphy, Shawn Henderson, and Tracey Whitehead
“GOOD TO GREAT”.
Thank you for opening your classrooms to be videotaped for staff analysis and critique.
“Academic success and personal growth increase markedly when young adolescents’ affective needs are met.”
Is still alive and made it through the year!!!
For taking on the world of lawyers, advocates, and more and coming out on top…way to go Gina!
UDL strategies guarantee ALL students access and opportunity to rigorous instruction.
Teams of teachers from ASFMS were recruited to participate in a statewide study sponsored by RIC and RIDE.
6 Week Programs
100 students in each
With a staff of 12 volunteers from the senior class of CHS, the school social worker, school psychologist, and intern conducted the program involving 8 ASFMS students in group counseling and team-building activities out of Project Adventure
Positive Reinforcement at Work!
Thank you Mr. Ferro, Dr. Turchetta, & Jen Cole
Students helping other peers resolve disputes.
Meg Bernardi, Shawn Henderson, and Sue Davis
Nice job Sue Davis, Dr. Lou, Felix Sarubbi, Nikki Pekrul, Abby Paon, Trish Dorchies, Kim Vernava, and more…
A coalition of support staff, self-contained, resource, resource, and team teachers created GYMhappy:
8th grade student model/mentors with self-contained, intensive resource, and other students from grades 6 and 7. Activities included basketball, football, soccer, kickball, and dodgeball.
THANK YOU FELIX!
Three Years in a Row!!!
Thanks to Coach Howman!
Nice job Tim!
Way to go Dennis!
Linda Middleton and the Panther Team published, The Panther Print.
(by Youth Crime Watch of America)
Pride of Place:
SAVE is planting a garden in the front of our school.
A tremendous amount of work organizing the recognition honor roll achievement and citizenship.
Cate Wallace and Kathy Tefft
3rd place in the Robotics Competition
patented award, Innovative Design
A wonderful job promoting student government, school spirit, and community service.
Jen Pietros, Kim Vernava, Anne Marie Printer, and Brian Skalski
Family engagement increased this year!
Making our school green!
The Mustangs raised $750 for the families and children of RI
And.. $2,085 to the Fogarty Fund!
The Evolution and Velocity Team raised hundreds of dollars for Adopt-a-Family charity.
As a faculty we raised approximately $4,000 for the Making Strides In Breast Cancer Walk. This is the 5th year Mrs. Norris-Karten has taken charge of this fundraiser, each year raising more than the previous year.
Our Faculty Donated $1,900 to the Ben Karten Scholarship Fund! – Thanks from VNK
(We’ll miss you, Vicki!)
The Wedding Bells will Ring in February!
Rebecca Horton and Shawn Henderson are getting married this Summer!!!
ABOVE AND BEYOND!
Dr. Almeida had coffee with many parents and people in the community, giving tours, and walking the talk with them!
Thank YouMary Lou for maintaining this ALL YEAR!!!
Thanks to the PTSA and fundraising by Exchange City, most of our 7th graders are participating in this economic role-play.
Mrs. Horlborgen teaches students web design, presentation software, and more…
Authored by Ted Mitchell, edited by the Educational Jargon Expert, Tracey Whitehead
$10,000 Grant =
5 Laptops/Projectors on cartsDigital Cameras, and other electronic goodies for us.
An incredible amount of work and collective insight!
Paula Mercurio, Anne Marie Printer, Jo-Ann Silva, Bob Jordan, Courtney Chauvette, Charlie Blanchette, Mike Bettez, Lou Turchetta, Judy Almy-Coutu, Gail Deware, Louise Martella, Tao Albrecht, Justin Howman, and Ted Mitchell
Special thanks to Jo-Ann Silva and Anne Marie Printer for orchestrating the whole thing!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
A TRUE ASSET TO US ALL!
Kim Sturdahl, Dr. Lou Turchetta, Felix Sarubbi, Linda Darcy, Sue Davis, Jen Cole, Trish Dorchies, Cheryl Fram, Sara Cronin, Gina Gateman, Officer Burlingame, Fred Anderson, Gus Gomes, Mike Almeida, and Tracey Whitehead
Many thanks for their hours of work helping their colleagues plan interventions to better meet the needs of diverse learners.
Kim Vernava, Annie Printer, Jen Lawrence, Helene Scola, Cheryl Fram, Dr. Lou Turchetta, Rachel Houlihan, Kerri Powell, Linda Grandchamp, Tracey Whitehead,
and Gus Gomes.
Revision of progress report, report card, Honor Roll Criteria, and NJHS Criteria.
Thank you for all your hard work!
Cate Wallace, Ted Mitchell, Kevin Seekell, Tony Costa,
Jason Martin, Mary Lou Bettez, Keri Potvin, Mike Almeida,
and Tracey Whitehead
Mary Lou Bettez
Congratulations on getting your doctoral dissertation proposal accepted!
Mike Bettez and Sandy Clunan…
Thank you for a successful year advocating for faculty!
(Still waiting to be recalled!)
Chaired and organized the
PTSA Reflection Program.
Best Wishes in your new adventures…