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The ACMS School Improvement Team will meet on Wednesday,
February 17th at 4:00 p.m. in the Media Center.
Monday, February 8, 2016:  Ashe County Schools are dismissing early--elementary @ 1:00 pm, middle @ 1:15 pm and high @ 1:30 pm.
 
Welcome to Ashe County Middle School
Attention: Current 8th Grade ACMS Students - Rising ACHS 9th Grade Students
ACMS 8th grade registration for the high school will begin on March 1, 2016.  On February 15th students will bring registration forms home to discuss teacher recommendations for classes and determine their electives.  This will give parents and students time to review this information before the High School 101 Parent/Student meeting at Ashe County Middle School on February 18th.  This meeting will include information about transitioning to high school.  Ashe County High School administrators and counselors will be available to answer any last minute questions.  Registration forms will need to be returned to the student’s home room teacher by Feb. 25th.  Throughout this process parents can call Mrs. Stallings, ACMS Counselor, at 384-3591 or fill out their questions on the counselor’s Transition Survey to receive answers by e-mail. 

A “High School 101” meeting will be held at Ashe County Middle School on February 18th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. This meeting is for parents and 8th grade students.  A hotdog supper will be provided in the school cafeteria from 6:00-6:25 p.m. followed by the informational meeting.  A representative from the Princeton Review, as well as Ashe County High School counselors and administrators will be featured.  Focus will be on the transition from middle school to high school, difficulties adjusting to new levels of expectations, and emotional maturity.  There will also be a question and answer session!  We hope you will attend to learn more about transitioning to ACHS.  Check the ACMS student services website for additional information.
http://acmscounselors.weebly.com/




ACMS 8th Grader Earns Junior Firefighter Recognition

Jacob S., a student in Mrs. Lovell's Exploring Career Decisions class, presented information to his classmates  about his recent recognition as a Junior Firefighter.  Thanks Jacob for sharing about this terrific accomplishment and commitment to your community!


Ashe County High School Journalism/Yearbook Applications Deadline!
Rising 9th grade students interested in applying to the ACHS Journalism/Yearbook staff must get their applications completed and to Rebecca Wells at the high school by Feb. 15, 2016.  The application is on the high school web page under the registration tab.  Scroll down to Forms needed to register for specific classes.  THIS APPLICATION INCLUDES 3 TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS.  All paperwork needs to be turned in at the same time.  If you have questions see Mrs. Stallings as soon as possible.

Students at Work


Mark Your Calendar - ACMS Upcoming Events

Meet in the Middle, for rising 7th graders will be held on May 13th 
from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7th Grade Parent Nights will be held on May 16th (last name A-F);  
May 17th (last name G-M); and May 19th (last name N-Z)

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.


Yearbooks are on sale now!  You may purchase your book by following the Walsworth link at the bottom of the ACMS webpage or by bringing $30 to Ms. Gambill or Ms. Hash.  ONLY CASH will be accepted at school.  If you would like to purchase extras such as namestamps or clear book protectors, you must purchase these things online for an additional fee.  Reserve your copy of the yearbook today!
 
Buy a Yearbook
Getting On and Off a North Carolina School Bus
School Performance Grades

Legislation passed by state law makers in 2013 calls for the 2013-2014 School Report Cards released  State Board of Education to include a School Performance Grade represented by an A-F  letter grade based on school achievement and growth. Growth accounts for 20 % of the grade, performance accounts for 80% of the grade, and the letter grades are given on a 15 point grading scale. Our middle school grade was based on the EOG scores in Math, Reading and 8th Grade Science. 
Our school exceeded the state academic growth targets for 2013-2014 and received a School Performance Grade of B. 
See the links below more information regarding our school, report cards and national comparisons.

School Report Cards
National Comparison
Principal's Comments

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