Abilene Middle School

Updates on academics and activities at Abilene Middle School

[06/19/20]   AMS 8th grade families...looks like we goofed on the date that was included in the tickets for Recognition. Just to clarify...
8th Grade Recognition is on Monday, July 20
NOTS is on Tuesday, July 21
Sorry about the mistake on the tickets! #amsconnect #abilene5starschools

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The annual sports physical clinic will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Memorial Health System’s Heartland Healthcare Clinic.

Who:
Current USD #435 students who will be in grades 7-12 in the 2020-21 school year who would like to participate in school sports next year.
What:
Annual Sports Physical Clinic
Where:
Memorial Hospital—Heartland Healthcare Clinic
When:
Monday, June 22, 2020
Cost:
$10 Cash only. No checks, no debit/credit cards, no insurance will be filed
Time:
6-8 pm

*Everyone will be REQUIRED to wear a mask while waiting in line and for the physical. Each person will need to provide their own mask.

*Social distancing will be required while waiting.

*Students may pick up a paperwork packet at AHS or AMS morning weights and skills (available Monday June 15), or one may downloaded from the school nurse page on the abileneschools.org website:
https://www.abileneschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_321530/File/Athletics/Physical%20Packet%202020-21%20.pdf

*Packets must be completed and all parent and student signatures must be in place prior to getting in line.

*Only students will be permitted inside the building for the physical. Parents/guardians may not accompany their student inside.

We strongly encourage all students who may be considering participating in school athletics next year to take advantage of this program. All students who participate MUST have a valid sports physical and required forms dated after May 1, 2020 (using the new KSHSAA form). These must be on file with the school prior to being allowed to practice for the 2020-21 school year.

Physician offices are very busy, and it can be very difficult to get an appointment prior to practices beginning. This means your student will have to sit out until an appointment can be completed.

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[06/14/20]   We are getting ready to start week #2 of our summer weights/conditioning & skills this week.

7th grade volleyball & basketball skills will remain at Eisenhower Elementary.
8th grade volleyball & basketball skills will remain at AMS as well.

Schedule for Monday, June 15th:
7-8am: cross country weights/running
7:30-8:30am: boys weights/conditioning & girls volleyball skills
8:30-9:30am: girls weights/conditioning & boys football skills

We are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning!

[06/08/20]   We had a great start this morning as today was the 1st day of our Summer Weights/Agilities & Skill sessions at Abilene Middle School.

We had a total of 71 Longhorns who attended and showed their commitment to improving their strength, speed, agility, conditioning, and skills. We hope to see that number continue to grow as we head into Day #2 tomorrow morning.

If you missed us this morning, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow! Here is our schedule for Day #2 tomorrow:

7:00 - 8:30am: 8th Girls Basketball Skills @ AMS
7:30 - 8:30am: 7th Girls Basketball Skills @ Eisenhower
7th & 8th Boys Weights & Agilities
8:30 - 9:30am: 7th & 8th Girls Weights & Agilities
8:30 - 10:00am: 7th Boys Basketball Skills @ Eisenhower
8th Boys Basketball Skills @ AMS

[06/07/20]   This is a reminder that the AMS Weights/Conditioning and Skills start tomorrow morning (Monday, June 8th).

We are excited to get started with our students and athletes and work on improving their strength, speed, and skill levels. A few reminders for tomorrow:

1). Drop your child off when you arrive on the back/south side of AMS.

2). All students need to bring their own water bottle. No water fountains will be used as only water bottle fill-up stations will be available.

3). Students should wear workout clothes (t-shirt, shorts, and shoes they can be active in).

4). Pick up locations following all workouts/skill sessions for the 1st 2 weeks (June 8th - June 21st) will be:
Boys - Eisenhower Elementary
Girls - North/Front side of AMS
Cross Country ONLY athletes - South/Back side of AMS

If your child at any time is experiencing one of the following symptoms, they are to STAY HOME:
fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, temperature higher than 100 degrees, or has been in close contact or cared for someone with COVID-19.

Our schedule for tomorrow (Monday, June 8th) is as follows:

7:00 - 7:30am: Cross Country ONLY weights/conditioning - (Cross Country ONLY athletes will be running from 7:30am - 8:00am)

7:30 - 8:30am: 8th Volleyball @ AMS, 7th Volleyball @ Eisenhower, 7th/8th Boys Weights/Conditioning @ AMS

8:30 - 9:30am: 8th & 7th Football @ AMS, 7th/8th Girls Weights/Conditioning @ AMS

We are looking forward to seeing all of our AMS student athletes tomorrow morning!

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The annual sports physical clinic will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Memorial Health System’s Heartland Healthcare Clinic.

Who:
Current USD #435 students who will be in grades 7-12 in the 2020-21 school year who would like to participate in school sports next year.
What:
Annual Sports Physical Clinic
Where:
Memorial Hospital—Heartland Healthcare Clinic
When:
Monday, June 22, 2020
Cost:
$10 Cash only. No checks, no debit/credit cards, no insurance will be filed
Time:
6-8 pm

*Everyone will be REQUIRED to wear a mask while waiting in line and for the physical. Each person will need to provide their own mask.

*Social distancing will be required while waiting.

*Students may pick up a paperwork packet at AHS or AMS morning weights and skills (available Monday June 15), or one may downloaded from the school nurse page on the abileneschools.org website:
https://www.abileneschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_321530/File/Athletics/Physical%20Packet%202020-21%20.pdf

*Packets must be completed and all parent and student signatures must be in place prior to getting in line.

*Only students will be permitted inside the building for the physical. Parents/guardians may not accompany their student inside.

We strongly encourage all students who may be considering participating in school athletics next year to take advantage of this program. All students who participate MUST have a valid sports physical and required forms dated after May 1, 2020 (using the new KSHSAA form). These must be on file with the school prior to being allowed to practice for the 2020-21 school year.

Physician offices are very busy, and it can be very difficult to get an appointment prior to practices beginning. This means your student will have to sit out until an appointment can be completed.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Brandi McGivney RN
USD #435 School Nurse
[email protected]

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Are you wanting to participate in extra-curricular athletics when school resumes?
You are still required to have a current pre-participation physical examination (since May 1, 2020) prior to being allowed to start.
Here is the link to the necessary document.
https://www.abileneschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_321530/File/Athletics/Physical%20Packet%202020-21%20.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3Dqol0oMlQ2zM3-lfttmFHL6DPCthzKTdoRCmr00eQ5i-jFVFxfl6wLRM

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Good morning Longhorns! Find the current plan for summer weights/conditioning and skill opportunities attached.

These offerings are for to be 7th and 8th graders only.

https://www.abileneschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_321530/File/CL%20AMS/AMS%20Summer%20WeightsSkills%20Information.pdf

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AMS is looking for a lead custodian to start in July. This position works from 6:30am - 4:00pm with an extended lunch and is the supervisor of two other custodians in the building. If you are interested, please visit www.abileneschools.org or email [email protected].

abileneschools.org Announcement - ALL SCHOOLS AND ACTIVITIES CANCELED UNTIL MARCH 30TH ____________________________________________ NEW PROGRAM: PreK Enrollment _______________________

[05/21/20]   That’s it, folks! Today is officially the last day of school. Thank you to everyone in the AMS family (and the USD 435 family) for working together with such awesome flexibility to make our time in Continuous Learning as successful as possible. Parents/students...you all have been SO great to work with through all of this - take some well-deserved time to relax and rejuvenate, and we look forward to seeing you in August 🎉❤️ #amsconnect #abilene5starschools

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8th Grade - 2020

Our 8th grade team put together a lovely video to honor our 8th graders ❤️

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RhZHxszUcq4

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435 Student & Athlete Workout Videos - YouTube

Workouts #7, #8, #9 have been posted! We hope you are taking the time you prepare physically so we can be ready when we come back together soon!

We hope to release summer weights/skills information next week. If you haven't started preparing, now is the time to click the link below and join your classmates/teammates in improving physically!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv4e1u5x03rC_pVz_nPVCUrBWga82W19M&fbclid=IwAR0u_WVh_dJsXghyzf2JzySYkdAieila7v9lXiVyysl-4Ia9wfpAlS7BUIY

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[05/19/20]   Today, we celebrate our 8th graders!!! We may not get to honor you in person until July 20, but you need to celebrate yourself and your accomplishments. Congratulations ❤️ 🎉 #amsconnect #abilene5starschools

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School's almost out, and it's time to return your iPad!

All student iPad's can be dropped off at any of the 6 lunch pick-up locations, from 11:30am to 12:30pm:

Kennedy Primary School
McKinley Intermediate School
Eisenhower Elementary School
501 North Brady Bus Stop
6th & Kuney Bus Stop
St. Andrews Elementary Parking Lot

Please read the attached image for more details concerning iPad drop-off!

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435 Student & Athlete Workout Videos - YouTube

Attention Longhorns! We have posted three new workouts for this week! Thank you to our Longhorn athletes who are helping lead these videos! Click the link below to view and participate in all the workouts up to this point:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv4e1u5x03rC_pVz_nPVCUrBWga82W19M

At the end of workout #6, Mr. Burton shares a message about our upcoming community 5K that will be ran in late August. Proceeds from the event will go towards helping with our new stadium renovations! Enjoy the workouts and have a great day!

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AMS Virtual Tour

Welcome to our new AMS 6th graders!!!

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Student & Athlete Workout #1

Good morning Longhorns! We have teamed up with AHS to create workout videos for our students and athletes during this time at home. We plan to post three workouts a week during the month of May to help you work on your fitness and be prepared for the potential opening of summer activities.

Each video includes workouts that can be done at your home, in your yard, or on your driveway and require no special equipment. Each video also represents a Cowboy, Cowgirl, or Longhorn athlete to help lead you through the workouts.

We will post the link each week to three new workout videos and we hope you will join us! Feel free to post pictures of you participating in the workouts to show your classmates/teammates that you are working to stay fit for when we are able to re-unite!

We hope you enjoy and we look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Workout #1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Jk5ZDG9Ho&t=3s

Workout #2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXpgefeXuxY

Workout #3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPMZe6p9Cws&t=11s

USD 435 student and athlete workouts.

Happy Nurse's Day to our school nurse Mrs. McGivney! We are thankful for all you do and the care you provide our staff/students! Today we celebrate you!

[05/05/20]   We ❤️ our AMS teachers!! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you for all you do!!

[05/02/20]   Quick update on yearbooks...they were supposed to be delivered today but because of the world right now, we are expecting them to arrive sometime in the next week or two. As soon as they arrive, we will share distribution plans with you. Thank you for your patience!! #amsconnect #abilene5starschools

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Middle School Science Teacher Needed apply at https://abileneschools.tedk12.com/hire.

[04/22/20]   AMS LOVES our front office staff - Rhonda Eckert and Laurie Veal ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for all you do for us!!

Give a shout out and a round of applause to Coach Tim Klein. He was named the 2020 Middle School Boys Coach of the Year by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association!

Congratulations coach!

Our Longhorns are working hard at home! Here’s a few of the workspaces that are helping our smarties get their school on 😉 #amsconnect #abilene5starschools

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Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is this week!

For more information on the program and on how to enroll your child, visit:
https://abileneschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=321614&pageId=41563517

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Great opportunity for coaches, parents, and players to gain a deeper appreciation for officials. This is offered for free! Thank you to all of our officials who serve us at AMS!

https://www.nfhs.org/articles/let-s-gain-new-appreciation-for-officials-during-down-time/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=NFHS_Org

nfhs.org During this shutdown of normal life in our nation, we are learning to deal with a new challenge – how to handle the unexpected time on our hands at home. Simply keeping up with the days of the week is a major accomplishment!

Today would have been a beautiful day for us to host our opening track meet of the season! A shout out to all our Longhorn athletes missing track this spring. We hope you stay safe as we all missing you compete!

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Best of luck today to all of our Longhorns as they start their continuous learning journey!

KSHSAA has put together some resources for all students as they continue through this challenging time. Please feel free to check them out!

http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/PDF/StudentSupportResources.pdf

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Welcome to day 1 of Continuous Learning! We have already seen a lot of great work from students this morning!! A couple of helpful tips related to technology as your kiddos get started:
1. Students need to “authenticate” twice daily: once after 7am (morning) and once before 10 pm (evening). The reason for this is that the iPad needs to “connect” with our network frequently to make sure they can “wake up” after being disconnected overnight. If your child’s screen is frozen on the clock app because they haven’t authenticated, the best plan is to go to any of the school parking lots so the iPad can connect with the district network and then authenticate while you are still in the parking lot.
2. In order to join a ZOOM meeting, your students will need to click on the link from the teacher. Those links are either going to be found on Canvas or in a Canvas email from the teacher. Once the link is clicked, the meeting will automatically open. Authentication may be required during this process. This is going to seem unusual to students, but it will help.
3. Please remember, www.abileneschools.org has a tech help section and we have a small team of tech experts at the Support Services building each day from 10-11:30am.

abileneschools.org Announcement - Corona Virus Information Click here to see the full statement ____________________________________________ NEW PROGRAM: PreK Enrollment _______________________

Abilene High School Athletics/Activities

Abilene USD #435 has established an accountability process to assure our pickup meals are going to children ages 1 through 18. Please go to https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X0yMsd44YU6dbHGhU1-CUeC8WZa9V71Lv0CziwUebWRUNFFVRU5KUkpSMDZGVDhOT0tEQTRLQVhUUi4u to complete a brief survey.
Placards will be made for parents, guardians and caregivers to place in their vehicle windows. Children may continue to pick up their own meals without a placard. Thank you!

[03/25/20]   We appreciate everyone being so patient during lunch pick up today - we were still figuring out numbers, but we think we’re ready for tomorrow. And even though we are all under the “stay home” order, feeding our Abilene kiddos is still deemed “essential”, so we will be at all 6 locations each weekday from 11:30-12:30. Kennedy, McKinley, Eisenhower, St. Andrews, 6th & Kuney, and 501 N. Brady - See you there! #abilene5starschools

[03/23/20]   The USD 435 free meals for kids program is for every child ages 1-18. You don’t have to call ahead and you don’t have to fill out the survey any longer. We have a general idea of numbers for each location, and we will have extras. Just pick one of the locations and come see us! Kennedy, McKinley, and Eisenhower elementaries, 501 Brady, 6th & Kuney, or St. Andrews parking lot. 11:30-12:30 each day. #abilene5starschools

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