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Middle School News

December 18, 2018

Dear American Academy Middle School Parents,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your generosity that you’ve shared with myself, the teachers, our students and the community over the past couple of weeks.  We have so many blessings from our parent community and I just wanted to say thank you for modeling the true spirit of giving to our children. 

Before the holiday season completely erupts on your home, I want to highlight a few newsworthy items to keep in mind.

Extra Dress of Choice

The middle school brought in over 441 gifts for the students of Molhom Elementary. Being able to give the gift of Christmas to so many families this year was truly inspirational.  I am so proud of our students for participating in such a meaningful cause.

Due to their generosity, I am offering an extra dress of choice for middle school students this Wednesday, 12/19.

Merit Party

We are still in need of donations for our Merit Party this Thursday, December 20th. Thank you to all the parents who have already donated. We know this is a crazy time of year and so much is asked of you so if you just can’t, we completely understand! However, if you were planning on donating please see the list below for items still needed: 

  • Candy Canes (boxes)
  • Tootsie Rolls (small, flavored)
  • Candy Bars (No nuts)
  • Popcorn
  • Gift Cards (Most needed, the kids LOVE these!)

 

Please drop off at the front office by end of day Wednesday, at the very latest.

Thank you for making this party extra special for our middle school students. They work SO hard and deserve to be rewarded for their great behavior!

Y.E.S.S Program

Deputy Jay Carnes, Douglas County Sherriff’s officer and Y.E.S.S (Youth Education and Safety in Schools) instructor will be presenting our annual classes to our middle school students.  Cyber bullying, sexting and school violence are a real problem in today’s society and through candid education, we are hoping to give our students the skills they need in order to face these situations head-on.  In addition, students will receive tips in keeping safe in our constantly progressive technological world and understand the real-life consequences to negative choices.

These classes will be presented during the next few months and all the programs will take place during the school day. We feel the information given is important and valuable for your child. To find out more information on the program click here and you will be directed to the Douglas County Sheriff’s website. The topics are as follows: 

  • 6th Grade Bullying and Internet Safety on 12/18
  • 7th Grade Teen Relationships on 12/19, Internet Safety 1/10 and Drug Awareness 5/6
  • 8th Grade Teen Relationships on 1/14, Internet Safety on 2/13, Drug Awareness on 5/7 and Crime and Punishment 5/14

 

Apple Awards

Apple Award Nominations- Parents and students are encouraged to nominate your favorite teacher or staff member for a 2019 Apple Award. Click here to fill out a nomination form. The nominees will get a certificate with your comments. The teacher or staff member with the most nominations will attend the Apple Award Ceremony which is a great honor. Help show your appreciation and encourage our staff by taking the time to fill out the form. The deadline is January 11th.  

Report Cards

Middle school report cards are now available for you to print in Infinite Campus. We had hoped the new middle school transcript report would be available for parent use but we’ve recently learned it will only be used to comply with official records requests that we receive from other schools or organizations. Thank you for your patience!

8th Grade Retreat

Our 8th Grade Retreat will be on March 7th and 8th this year. The final payment and registration are not due until February 18th but if you would like the option of two payments, the first payment of $92 is due on Tuesday, January 1st and the second payment will be due Friday, February 1st. If you want to make a single payment of $184 the payment will be due on Monday, February 18th. Once you have paid on the school store, you will receive a separate email with a link to register on the Stone Canyon Website. If you have any questions, please contact Amber Anema aanema@aak8.org.

 

Click here to register on the school store for the 8th grade retreat.