AMS Weekly Announcements – June
Important Dates for Fall Semister 2019
- July 1: Pay registration fees online via Revtrak or pay by check at your child’s school AFTER August 12th.
- Friday, August 23rd : New Student and 6th grade Orientation
- Monday, August 26: First Day of Classes
- Thursday, August 29 : Back to School Open House and Social – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
AMS Athletics Update for Fall 2019
Parents/Athletes: There are 3 REQUIRED forms that all 6th, 7th and 8th grade athletes must turn into the Main Office at AMS before a they can participate on any athletic team.
It is especially important that an athlete has an updated physical form on file. We recommend that athletes get their physicals in the summer months so they meet this requirement the entire school year.
All forms can be found at the Ames Middle School Athletics Website. The forms may be emailed, mailed or dropped off at AMS at anytime.
Starting dates/times for Fall Sports at AMS are as follows:
8th Grade Football: Friday, August 23 @ 3:00 p.m.
7th Grade Football: Friday, August 23 @ 3:00 p.m.
8th Grade Volleyball: Monday, August 26 after school.
7th/8th Grade Girls Cross Country: Monday, August 26 after school.
7th/8th Grade Boys Cross Country: Monday, August 26 after school.
7th Grade Volleyball Update: Starting in the Fall, 7th grade volleyball will become an interscholastic sport at AMS. We are excited to finally be competing against other schools during our volleyball season! Practices will be held at 6:30 a.m. during the season and games will be played after school.
Please make note of the following 7th grade VB schedule:
Monday, August 26: Informational team meeting in the Cafeteria after school.
Tuesday, August 27: First practice at 6:30 a.m.
6th Grade Intramurals Update: AMS will be offering a 6th grade intramural program starting in the Fall of 2019! The first two sports that are going to be offered will be Co-ed Flag Football and Co-ed Cross Country/Track. Intramural practices will be after school from 3:30-5:00. Flag Football and Cross Country/Track practices will begin on September 3rd.
Parents and Guardians:
6th and 7th grade students that missed the opportunities to take the IARA (Iowa Algebra Readiness Assessment) will have one final opportunity to take the assessment. In addition, we will also be proctoring make-ups for 5th grade students that missed the 6th Grade Compacted Math Qualifying Assessment.
Tests will be held on Thursday, June 6 at Ames Middle School. Please report to the main office at 9:00 a.m. with testing beginning by 9:30 a.m. Testing should be complete around 10:30 a.m. If you would like your child to participate on the 6th, please complete the attached form:
AMS Administration Team and Student Acceleration Committee
Attention Future 7th grade parents 2019-2020: All students entering 7th grade must have proof of having both the Meningococcal and the Tdap vaccines before school starts in August, unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption. Please drop off, mail, fax or email us a copy of the documentation that the vaccine was given or documentation of an exemption from the vaccine signed by your child’s doctor. If you feel your student has had this vaccination, please contact their healthcare provider and have them fax or mail the school an updated record.
* You will be receiving a letter in the mail this week if your student needs these requirements. Please schedule this appointment as soon as possible and let me know the date of this appointment. If your student has not received these requirements and I have not heard back from you, I will be calling you the week of June 3rd. Thank you for your help!