AMS OPEN HOUSE

April 28th, 6pm

 

Schedule of Events

Welcome Future Saints!

Will Wallace

Interim Principal

5:45 pm

Baro Gym

Welcome new Saints!  We are very excited to have you here with us tonight and to welcome you to our campus community.  We are a school filled with dedicated teachers and learners.  We are committed to providing all our students a safe, enriching, fun three years. Our students and teachers are doing absolutely dynamic things in these spaces and we would love to share a some of these experiences with you. We look forward to the chance to welcome you in person.  

AMS Band and Choir 

Choir & Band

6:00pm 

Baro Gym

Welcome families and members of the community!  Our award-winning AMS Band and Choir students are proud to share with you all some of the dynamic pieces of music they have prepared.  Come one, come all and join us in the Baro Gym at 6pm to hear these magnificent Saints perform as we officially kick off Open House.

Classrooms Open for Visitors

Classrooms across campus

6:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what a middle school classroom looks like?  Please tour around and pop in!  From our 6th grade teams, into the "big" building to encounter the amazing science, history, math, ELA spaces and library, then out into our elective wing and PE areas -- you have the opportunity to view them all. 

Out on campus visit our tables, including: registration information, our Parent Teacher Organization, Friday Night Live, view a demonstration from the AMS Robotics team, and hear from our Prevention and Early Intervention team.

Sessions Begin

Various locations

6:30 pm

6:50 pm

7:10 pm

Please take a look at the lineup and then Walk to Learn about a topic of your choosing.  These "sessions" feature a workshop-style model, so families can attend the workshop most relevant to their interest.  There are some great topics; please take a look below to choose.  Squeeze a session or two in-between your visits of other parts of the campus.

Session #1

Various locations

6:30 pm

"Ready to be a Saint" - Hear from one of our 6th grade counselors on the nuts and bolts of life at our school.  Topics include: the 6th grade schedule, how to be successful in middle school, dressing out(?!), the elective wheel, and much more. Your 5th graders will hear or heard a very similar presentation when our counselors visited the elementary schools!

AMS Library - Sarah Donahue / Dianne Bray

"AMS Athletics" - Stop by to hear from AMS athletic director Krissy Duperron to find out all you need to know about joining a sports team (cuts vs no-cut sports, athletic physical, what sports occur each season).  She will also have a list of current AMS clubs.

Room 217 - Krissy Duperron

"Build a Bongo" - 6th, 7th and 8th grade students participate in our elective wheel.  Stop by Mr. de Firmian's amazing Construction and Design class to learn a little bit more about the classroom, the learner-centered philosophy behind the projects, and you might even have the chance to get your hands dirty.

Room 1101 - Chris de Firmian

"Meet Stella" - Did you know AMS students have access to therapy dogs?  Spend a moment and drop by to meet one of these amazing animals -- "Stella" will be in room 117.  

Session #2

Various locations

6:50 pm

"Ready to be a Saint" - Hear from one of our 6th grade counselors on the nuts and bolts of life at our school.  Topics include: the 6th grade schedule, how to be successful in middle school, dressing out(?), the elective wheel, and much more. Your 5th graders will hear or heard a very similar presentation when our counselors visited the elementary schools!

AMS Library - Sarah Donahue / Dianne Bray

"AMS Athletics" - Stop by to hear from AMS athletic director Krissy Duperron to find out all you need to know about joining a sports team (cuts vs no-cuts, athletic physical, what sports occur each season).  She will also have a list of current AMS clubs.

Room 217 - Krissy Duperron

"Build a Bongo" - 6th, 7th and 8th grade students participate in our elective wheel.  Stop by Mr. de Firmian's amazing Construction and Design class to learn a little bit more about the classroom, the learner-centered philosophy behind the projects, and you might even have the chance to get your hands dirty.

Room 1101 - Chris de Firmian

"Meet Stella" - Did you know AMS students have access to therapy dogs?  Spend a moment and drop by to meet one of these amazing animals -- "Stella" will be in room 117.  

Session #3

Various locations

7:10 pm

"AMS Athletics" - Stop by to hear from AMS athletic director Krissy Duperron to find out all you need to know about joining a sports team (cuts vs no-cuts, athletic physical, what sports occur each season).  She will also have a list of current AMS clubs.

Room 217 - Krissy Duperron

"Build a Bongo" - 6th, 7th and 8th grade students participate in our elective wheel.  Stop by Mr. de Firmian's amazing Construction and Design class to learn a little bit more about the classroom, the learner-centered philosophy behind the projects, and you might even have the chance to get your hands dirty.

Room 1101 - Chris de Firmian

"Meet Stella" - Did you know AMS students have access to therapy dogs?  Spend a moment and drop by to meet one of these amazing animals -- "Stella" will be in room 117.  

Additional Information

New 6th Graders

Hear from our school counselors about what to expect next year as you join us at AMS.

Students Speak

Hear from several AMS students about what they think of attending school here.

Policies & Proc.

Are cellphones ok on campus? What is good Citizenship? What are 8th promotion criteria? And more...

Immunizations

Laws have recently changed regarding immunizations for California public school students. 

AMS Sports

Take a look at our brief slideshow about some of our sports!  We hope you'll join a team! Website

Saint's Block

We have a daily 30 minute intervention period to support and enrich all AMS student.

CTE & Electives

AMS electives are aligned to numerous AHS CTE Pathways. Click below for more information.

FAQ

Have a question? Add it here and we will answer and post a response as soon as we can.

W.E.B.

This fall, our 8th/6th grade orientation program will return!  (recruitment video)

Clubs

Students enjoy participating in a wide variety of clubs. Don't see one you like? Create it!

Info for Summer

First day of school is Aug 11th.  Prior to picking up your child's schedule, here are some to-dos!

FAQ Answers

We will answer FAQ as soon as possible. Please check back periodically to read responses.

Campus Supports

Hear from our school counselors about what to expect next year as you join us at AMS.

Bell Schedule

Our 7-period day is organized by grade, so 6th, 7th & 8th graders each have their own time for lunch.

Be a Saint

View the Slides presentation our counselors provide to all rising 5th grade AUSD students.

Our Beliefs

We will care for, challenge, and cherish our students, while doing the same for each other.