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 Alliance Middle School 
Transforming Students into Career and College Leaders!
 
District Announcements
Free Sports Physicals
The free sports physicals will take place Wed May 7th at Alliance High School and Alliance Middle School. More extensive info will follow soon. The May 7th physicals will be for all Alliance student/athletes planning on playing a sport next school year.  

Click HERE to download the form.

Click HERE for more information.
Calamity Day Adjustments To Schedule
Due to legislation requiring districts to make up school days, beginning Wednesday, March 26, ACS will add a half hour to every Wednesday until the end of this school year. 

Navigators will start 1/2 hour later on those days but will end at its normal time. 

Additionally, the last day of school is now May 29, instead of May 28. Afternoon bus schedules will also be adjusted by 30 minutes. If you have questions, please contact your individual school building or the administration office.
AMS Announcements
Solo and Ensemble Results
Congratulations to all students who prepared and participated in the
solo and ensemble contest this weekend.  We are proud of each and
every one of you.  Thank you to all the parents who supported your
student in both practice and performance.

Superior (1):  Natalie Bert (8th solo), Sophia Brooks (8th solo), Zoe
Friend (8th solo), Phoebe Jackson (8th solo), Madalyn Sibble (8th
solo), Haley Simmons (8th solo), Char'Metria Threats (8th solo),
Hannah Tucker (8th solo), Paige Vineyard (8th solo), Marian Davidson
(7th solo), Destini Howard (7th solo), Will Kinser (7th solo), Emilly
Swonger (7th solo), Tayla Tenney (7th solo), AMS 8th Grade Ensemble
(Natalie Bert, Braijon Clayton, Zaviona Fountain, Phoebe Jackson,
Miranda Jennings, Jacob Shields, Madalyn Sibble, Haley Simmons, Devin
Thompson, Char'Metria Threats, Hannah Tucker) and AMS 7th Grade
Ensemble (Jacob Craig, Marian Davidson, Deziree George, Kiera
Hairston, Destini Howard, Will Kinser, Zavian Medina, Emilly Swonger,
Tayla Tenney, Rachael Wagner, Alivia Williamson, Lakeera Wright).

Excellent (2): Aquasia Board (8th solo), Jacob Shields (8th solo).
Basketball Game
 
Navigators Family Night
 
Attention Incoming 6th Graders
Incoming 6th graders are invited to the AMS Camp-In Activity Night on Friday, April 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please RSVP to you elementary building by April 7th if you plan on attending. There will be a movie in the cafeteria. Sleeping bags and pillows are welcome. There will also be activities in the gym and food and drinks available for purchase. Hope to see you there!

Academic All Stars Bowling Night
 
Message from Mr. Zapolnik
 

February, 2014


In spite of the wintery weather, the students at Alliance Middle School are soaring high! As we enter third nine weeks, I am proud to celebrate student successes to this point in the school year. I would like to thank the dedicated teachers and the hard working students for their efforts this year, as growing scores on tests are indicating that the students and teachers are preparing and getting ready to be successful on the OAA and beyond!  


Within the middle school, over 220 students earned a 3.5 GPA or higher for both the 1st and 2nd   9 week grading periods!  In addition, the attendance rate remained high in which students come to school daily to receive a great education from the excellent staff. Highlighting students in 6th grade, over 100 students earned Ace status, in which weekly incentives were provided for their stellar behavior. In addition, currently over 97% of the 6th grade students are mastering the curriculum and are on track for placement in 7th grade. Not to be outmatched, in the 7th grade , 63 students earned “Top Gun” status and 29 earned Ace status, and over 60 students earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher! Finally, as leaders in the building, students in 8th grade have been preparing for their transition to high school. 8th graders recently participated in the Explore test, which predicts how one will perform on the ACT test.  With this information, students will be meeting once per month with the counselors for transition planning, transcript review, and/or high school goal setting!  


As one can see, we are working relentlessly to grow each student while providing for a fun learning environment.  Our hope for each and every child in our building is that our focused, committed work will have positive results, Transforming Students Into Career and College Leaders!


Good luck and best wishes for an amazing second semester of 2014!


Mr. Jarred Zapolnik


AMS Shout Out
 Want to give a fellow student or a teacher a shout out for something positive they have done? Fill out the Shout Out Form and your "Shout Out" may be in the next edition of the AMS Press. Only appropriate responses will be considered!
Click here for the AMS Press Shout Out Form Link!

Ask Nancy
 Want to ask Nancy a question? She may choose your question to feature in the school newspaper. Just fill out the form online and you may be chosen. Be sure all questions are school appropriate!! Click here to fill out the form!
Pinnacle - Parent Internet Viewer
Pinnacle PIV Letters:

PIV letters will be mailed out the week of August 26th. Please be watching for those in the mail.

Link to Pinnacle PIV
https://pinnaclesuite.sparcc.org/Pinnacle/Gradebook/Logon.aspx


If you have any questions, need help navigating through PIV, or need another copy of your child's password, please email:
Mrs. Sampson at 
sampsonmi@alliancecityschools.org 




AMS- Speak Up!
The AMS-Speak Up form is live. This is a place where students can report problems, concerns, questions, or incidents going on in the classrooms or school, such as harassment or bullying, in a confidential way. This reporting system is for student use only, if a parent has concerns, please contact Mr. Zapolnik or Mr. Lindsey @ 330-829-2254. If you have an incident you would like to report, click on the link below and fill out the information.
https://docs.google.com/a/alliancecityschools.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHI2QzNXZlpmc2pwT2Z2S01MQTVFUnc6MQ
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