After a wonderful February break, the Middle School is back and in action. House Has Talent, MS Social #3, Student Led Conferences, Fine Arts Festival, and continued amazing classroom learning all happen in the next 3 ½ weeks! Please help us ensure the success of all these happenings by reinforcing rest and healthy eating at home. Thanks!

Fine Arts Festival - We are in need of parent volunteers to lead workshops at the Fine Arts Festival. The Festival is March 8 - 9 and the MS will spend these two days participating in workshops, musical concerts, and art displays. We rely on the AC community to help make this event a success! Please click on the Workshop Sign Up link (form in Spanish)  for more information and to sign up. You do not need to be an artist to lead a workshop, and if you are looking for ideas, please let me know. Thank you!

Concert times are 1:00pm on both March 8 and 9. Band will perform on Thursday, and Orchestra on Friday.

Class Photos - On Monday, February 19th, the Yearbook will be taking class photos. These are group photos for each grade level in the Middle School. Photos are in the afternoon. Full attendance would be wonderful!

Student Led Conferences - We look forward to seeing you at Student Led Conferences on February 28. The Middle School and Elementary School will both be sending conference time sign ups and instructions this week. In the Middle School, you will receive an email from your child’s mentor teacher with a form to sign up for a twenty minute slot. During this meeting, your child will present his/her ePortfolio of learning and there will be time for conversation with the mentor teacher. This form of conference allows students the opportunity to practice presentation skills, and allows parents to engage in meaningful conversations about student learning in the Middle School.

House Has Talent - The High School house leaders are organizing the annual House Has Talent show. Auditions happen at lunch the week of February 19 - 23 (students audition based on their house) and the talent show is on March 2, at 1:30pm.

A reminder that Tuesday, February 20 is a half day for students, and a professional development afternoon for all faculty. Students are dismissed at 12:00 noon.

With kind regards,

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001

"We are responsible for being informed global citizens who understand and affect positive change."