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ACMS Career/STEM Day - Thursday, May 5, 2016
Upcoming Events
 
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Important Registration Information for Rising 8th Graders

This week, counselors began meeting with rising 8th graders to begin the process of registration for next year’s classes.  The registration form will be coming home with students on Monday, May 2, and is due back to the school on Monday, May 9th.  This form asks students to rank their encore choices with 1st as their top choice and 5th as their last choice.  On this form, students can also indicate if they want to take band or chorus.  Please discuss these choices and this form with your student,  and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the school and speak with your child’s counselor. 
MEET IN THE MIDDLE
Attention all rising 7th graders
On Friday May 13, 2016 sixth grade students from the three elementary schools will visit Ashe County Middle School to tour and meet the friends they will be joining as 7th graders next year.  It will be an opportunity to tour the school, enjoy some fun activities and have a snack.  We look forward to meeting our future students.  Parents, if you would like to help during this event by providing cookies/brownies or serving as a group volunteer, please see your child’s 6th grade teacher for a parent volunteer letter.  We look forward to seeing all of you.
ACMS Drama Class Production
The ACMS drama class will be presenting an adaptation of the play “The Mountain In Us”, written by local Jim Gambill, on Tuesday, May
10th at 6:00pm.  Admission to this event is free and we invite everyone to attend.  This play is about the “over-the-mountain” men and women that lived in Ashe County during the time of the Revolutionary War.  Though they did not consider themselves part of the rebellion, they also did not believe that they were subjects of King George.  This piece of historical fiction explores how our ancestors, believing that freedom was a possibility, helped to turn the tide of the Revolutionary War at the Battle of King’s Mountain. 
Attention Rising 9th Graders:  2016 Camp Med Program
Applications for the 2016 Camp Med Program can be picked up in Mrs. Stallings office.  The deadline for applications to Ashe Memorial Hospital is MAY 12, 2016.  If you would like for Mrs. Stallings to deliver your application to the hospital, you will need to have the application packet completed and to her no later than May 10th.  The camp is tentatively set for the week of July 18-22 or July 25-29, 2016.  Dates will be finalized once all applications are received.  Don't wait until the last minute!  This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone thinking about the medical field as a future career!

Heart of a Husky



The Heart of a Husky athletic exams will be held at Ashe County High school on Friday night, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, 2016.  This health screening is available for students currently in grades 6-11 that will be playing school sports in the 2016-17 school year.  Click here for the Health Screening Consent Form.
Schedule Information



Click here to see Spring Testing Calendar for Grades 3-12


Friday, June 3—High School Graduation @ 7:00 pm—Project Graduation immediately following @ Mountain View
Tuesday, June 7— Last day of school for students
Wednesday, June 8—Required teacher workday
Thursday, June 9—Optional teacher workday
Envirothon Club Advances to State Competition



Students participated the Northwest Envirothon regional competition on April 7, 2016. The students represented ACMS very well and one team will be attending state competition on April 29-30. We would like to thank everyone for supporting the students of the ACMS Northwest Envirothon Club!
Students Come Home Winners from the N.C. Science and Engineering Fair



Two eighth grade students from Ashe County represented Ashe County Middle School at the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair in Raleigh, on Saturday, April 2nd. Both students came home as winners.
George Y. received an Honorable Mention in the Junior Chemistry Division for his project: "Olive Oil as an Emergency Fire Starter." Two years ago, as a sixth grader, George determined that olive oil was the best substance out of several that he tested. This year, George expanded upon his previous work by continuing his research and determining the optimal amount of olive oil to use.
Mahaley C. placed second in the Junior Biological Science B Division for her project: "How Does Your Font Taste?".  Mahaley's project determined that the font used to label two otherwise identical soft drinks affected the way people enjoyed their sodas. In addition, Mahaley received a nomination to the U.S. Broadcom Masters. She will be completing an extensive online application in hopes of advancing to the semifinal level.
Celebrating ACMS Students


MESSAGE FROM ACMS COUNSELORS:

HAVE QUESTIONS, CONCERNS OR COMMENTS ABOUT TRANSITION?

ACMS is offering parents and students an 
opportunity to get answers to any questions or concerns you might have about students transitioning from 6th grade through 8th grade to high school.  We are always interested to hear about ideas you have to make this process smoother for all of our students.  We have a very user friendly Google Doc on the Student Services web page where we will be collecting this info.  You will receive a timely response to all questions/comments.  Please visit our web page to access this form and to stay informed about upcoming events. Please visit our web page to access this form and to stay informed about upcoming events.  
http://acmscounselors.weebly.com/transition-survey.html
Warning to Parents - Smartphone App Called After School

Millions of teenagers in high schools nationwide are using a smartphone app to anonymously share their deepest anxieties, secret crushes, vulgar assessments of their classmates and even violent threats, all without adults being able to look in.

The After School app has exploded in popularity this school year and is now on more than 22,300 high school campuses, according to its creators. Because it is designed to be accessible only to teenagers, many parents and administrators have not known anything about it.

Click here to read more.


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