Alliance Early Learning School
Kindergarten students at AELS have been learning all about shapes. Students used geoboards to create shapes, design pictures using shapes, go on a shape hunt and find examples of shapes in the classroom. They had fun learning about shapes.
Alliance Elementary Schools
Golden Rule Breakfast
Niki McIlvain, Director of Habitat for Humanity, shared a special breakfast with four Rockhill students recognized for following the Golden Rule; Lizzy Thompson, Emmerson Johnson, Grace Kline and Connor Schaffhauser. These students explained why it is important to treat others the way you want to be treated. They enjoyed a donut and received a certificate and a goodie bag from Nikki. She shared her role with the students and the premise of Habitat giving a “Hand Up.”
The third graders have been working on their map skills in Social Studies. They have learned about the seven continents, the oceans, landforms and important parts of a map. In culmination of their studies, each child will create their own island map. They will show what they have learned by adding landforms, map keys, compass rose and have fun naming their island. Students will ask their classmates questions about their maps to see if they can show what they have learned about reading maps. This is a fun life skill.
A Special Visit
Janet Kinsley and her therapy dog, Shalom, visited with Tricia Thompson’s multi age class. The students got to know Shalom, learned about her job and Kinsley read stories. What a fun and informative visit.
Thank you parents for attending the fall conferences. Working together as a team will help your child succeed. We appreciate all of your support.
During the after school Navigators Program, students receive homework help, spent time reading, participating in STEM learning and indoor/outdoor physical activities. Andrea Lee, Health and Fitness director of the Alliance YMCA, visited the Navigators Program every Wednesday to introduce students to various sports and fundamental skills.
“STEMigators”-Navigators in Bob Duncan’s class have been studying science themes including “spinning things” and “magnetism.” In this investigation students were able to power and race a car using only magnetism to create motion. Kaley Sloane’s class read the story “The Chalk Box Kid” during the fall session. As an extension project, students created a chalk garden to be hung in the hallways.
Upcoming Important Dates
Nov. 27-19 - Thanksgiving Break
Dec -2-4 - Terra Nova/InView Gr. 2 Assessment
Dec. 2 - Rockhill Bookmobile
Dec. 9 - Parkway Bookmobile
Alliance Intermediate School
Thank you to all the veterans who took part in the AIS Veteran’s Day activities. The students enjoyed being able to meet and speak with all who attended.
AIS is hosting a Quarter Auction on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend and take part in the fun activities. The money raised will assist in funding the incentives and activities for the students.
Alliance Intermediate would like to recognize Breyonn Edwards for standing up for a fellow classmate. Thank you and way to set an example, Breyonn.
Alliance Middle School
AMS celebrated Veteran’s Day with their annual Veteran’s Day program. The program featured three speakers: Second Lieutenant Jared McCully, Sean Walker and Marsha Alexander. The students had the pleasure to hear about the experiences offered to them through their service in the military. Following the assembly, the AMS choir students had the opportunity to interview the veterans in attendance about their experiences in the military and enjoyed breakfast with them. Thank you to all the veterans who attended the program and shared their stories.
Students in Laura Stauffer’s and Perry Mann’s classes had the opportunity to interview ACS administrators, such as Superintendent Jeff Talbert and Assistant Superintendent Jason Dixon, along with community members as a way to learn interview skills and about open-ended questions. This activity was brought to AMS by TomTod Ideas, an organization created to inspire middle schoolers and teach them to be creative and how to communicate.
Alliance High School
Congratulations to all the students who are Reppin’ That A: Mya Garlock, Levi Dailey, Kate Boehm, Zach Kinser and Brandon Maistros.
Retired Master Sergeant Raymont Johnson spoke during the annual Veteran's Day Assembly hosted at AHS. He gave an inspirational speech to the students about his time in the United State Air Force and how it impacted his life.
AHS staff members chose one student they felt has been working hard and doing well to take part in the PBIS breakfast earlier this week. They were treated to a variety of breakfast foods all made by the food science classes. What a great opportunity this was.
Mittens for Manicures will take place at AHS throughout the winter months. Every person that donates hats, gloves, scarves or mittens will receive a free manicure coupon. Donations can be dropped off to Lisa Scanlon in the cosmetology room.