Abilene Middle School

Updates on academics and activities at Abilene Middle School

AMS Wrestlers finish 4th at a tough Emporia Tournament to start the season!
Congrats on a great start!

Next up: Thursday, November 14th
Double Dual vs. Salina Lakewood & Junction City @ Home (AMS Gym) - 4:00pm start

Girls Basketball results vs. Marysville:
7A won 28-20
7B lost 5-25
8A lost 13-34
8B lost 14-19

Today, we feature the 7th grade members of the cast of “Seussical the Musical”. These jungle animals want you to come see the show Thursday and Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 3. AMS and DDE got to see the show this morning and it was awesome! #amsconnect #abilene5starschools

Members of the AMS Robotics Club are spending the day in Wichita learning about the science and engineering behind ice hockey. Mr. Engle, Mrs. Gustin, and the crew say it’s awesome!! #amsconnect #abilene5starschools

‪Come see these AMS 8th graders (and a handful of 7th graders too) in the AHS musical, “Seussical the Musical”, this Thursday and Saturday at 7:00 and Sunday at 3:00. #amsconnect #Abilene5starschools ‬

Congratulations to our AMS Students of the Week for November 4-8, 2019!!
6th grade: L. Scherberger, L. Larmer, K. Hargrave, A. Wood
7th grade: E. Ediger, Z. Cox, W. Rock. R. Jackson, M. Zellars
8th grade: A. Brown, A. Armstrong, M. McKinney, L. Geering

[11/03/19]   AMS Athletic/Activities schedule for this week (11/4-11/9):

MONDAY (11/4):
GBB/Wrestling Practices

TUESDAY (11/5):
GBB/Wrestling Practices

Robotics Club STEM event @ Wichita
Wrestling/GBB Practices

THURSDAY (11/7):
8th Girls Basketball @ Home (Eisenhower Elementary) vs. Marysville - 4:30pm start time
7th Girls Basketball @ Home (AMS) vs. Marysville - 4:30pm start time

FRIDAY (11/8):
Wrestling/GBB Practices

SATURDAY (11/9):
Wrestling @ Emporia Tournament

Go Longhorns!!!

Memorial Health System of Abilene, KS

THANK YOU to the Abilene Middle School students who visited Memorial Hospital this afternoon for their Kindness Day activity. The students created greeting cards and get well cards for patients of Memorial Hospital. We appreciate all the work the kids did. We think they had some fun too.
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Athletes are spreading kindness during our kindness week activities!!!

8th grade football players honoring their coaches with framed pictures at lunch today! Great to see the respect and gratitude they shared!

[10/29/19]   The AMS Girls Basketball season tipped off today at Fort Riley! Here are the results:
7A won 21-15
7B lost 8-12
8A won 42-2
8B won 17-6

Next up: Thursday, October 31st
7th @ Manhattan Susan B. - 3:30pm
8th vs. Manhattan Susan B. - 4:00pm

[10/27/19]   AMS Athletic Schedule for this week (10/28-11/1):
MONDAY (10/28):
Wrestling Practice Starts
Girls Basketball Practice

TUESDAY (10/29):
7th & 8th Girls Basketball @ Fort Riley - 3:30pm start time
Wrestling Practice

WEDNESDAY (10/30):
Girls Basketball Practice
Wrestling Practice

THURSDAY (10/31):
7th Girls Basketball @ Manhattan-Susan B.-3:30 start time
8th Girls Basketball vs. Manhattan-Susan B.-4pm start time
Wrestling Practice

FRIDAY (11/1):
Girls Basketball Practice
Wrestling Practice

Go Longhorns!!!

We are SO proud of Mr. Berns and Coach A!! Mr. Berns is the KAHPHERD Middle School PE teacher of the Year, and Coach A won a Model School award for her previous school. AMS is lucky and proud to have these amazing educators as part of our family! #amsconnect #abilene5starschools

Congratulations to the AMS Students of the Week for October 21-25!!
6th grade: S. Collie, T. Ebersole, K. Mather
7th grade: E. Herbert, K. Ridder, J. Huse, C. Radabaugh

[10/21/19]   We are looking forward to seeing all of our AMS families at student-led conferences this Wednesday and Thursday. If your student has forgotten to share his or her conference time, please give us a call at school - 785-263-1471. Also, remember that students do not have school on Thursday or Friday this week :)

[10/20/19]   AMS Athletic Schedule for this week (10/21-10/25):

MONDAY (10/21):
Girls Basketball Practice
-Instructional Team @ AMS 3:15-4:00
-8th Grade @ AMS 4:05-5:45
-7th Grade @ Eisenhower 4:05-5:45

TUESDAY (10/22):
Girls Basketball Practice
-Instructional Team @ AMS 3:15-4:00
-8th Grade @ AMS 4:05-5:45
-7th Grade @ AHS Gym B 4:05-5:45
***Girls Basketball Parent Mtg. @ AMS 6pm

WEDNESDAY (10/23):
Girls Basketball Practice
-Instructional Team @ AMS 3:15-4:00
-8th Grade @ Eisenhower 4:05-5:45
-7th Grade @ AMS 4:05-5:45

THURSDAY (10/24):
Girls Basketball Practice
No Instructional Team Practice
-8th Grade @ AMS 8:00-10:00am
-7th Grade @ AMS 10:00-12:00pm

FRIDAY (10/25):
No Instructional Team Practice
-8th Grade @ AMS 8:00-10:00am
-7th Grade @ AMS 10:00-12:00pm

Go Longhorns!!!

AMS Cross Country concluded their successful season today at the NCKL meet. Here are the results:

7th Girls:
Arissa Cathey 2nd
Riley-Ann Marbut 30th

7th Boys:
Jackson Green 4th
Rydge Longenecker 6th
Ethan Gonzales 9th
Matthew Zeller 10th
Ethan Gustin 28th
2nd Place Team Finish

8th Girls:
Eden Bathurst 2nd
Abigale Armstrong 8th
Aly Brown 10th
Morgan Cunningham 13th

8th Boys:
Trevor Tovar 4th
Levi Hager 8th
Adam Weishaar 9th
Carson Woodworth 18th
Maverick Metzger 20th
Jack Hunter 21st
Justin Samsel 28th
2nd Place Team Finish

Congratulations to all our Longhorn runners and Coach A on a fantastic season!!!

‪Look at the number of AMS students sharing their lovely voices onstage at tonight’s Fall Serenade!! That is a stage FULL of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who performed very well tonight! #amsconnect #abilene5starschools ‬

‪Beautiful music from the AMS Star Singers at tonight’s Fall Serenade! #amsconnect #abilene5starschools ‬

The AMS football season wrapped up tonight. Here are the results:

7th FB falls to Marysville 42-40
8th FB defeats Marysville 32-14

Congratulations to both teams and coaches on great seasons!!! We are excited to continue to watch these two groups in the future!

Also, a big congratulations to Coach Mark Willey on his 100th victory tonight! What an accomplishment in his 19 years leading the Longhorns!

Congratulations to our AMS Students of the Week for October 14-18, 2019!!
6th grade: P. Selby, K. Crane, L. Pickerign, H. Hoekman
8th grade: K. Crocker, C. Dannefer, A. Corl, M. Paulson, K. Seibel

[10/13/19]   This week's AMS athletic schedule (10/14-10/18):

MONDAY (10/14):
Girls Basketball Practice starts
-8th Grade @ AMS 3:15-4:45
-7th Grade @ AMS 4:45-6:15

TUESDAY (10/15):
Girls Basketball Tryouts @ AMS
-8th Grade 3:15-4:45
-7th Grade 4:45-6:15
Football vs. Marysville - 4:30 start time (7th) & 6:15 (8th)

WEDNESDAY (10/16):
AMS Wrestling Meeting during STAR (Mr. Casteel's Room)
Girls Basketball Tryouts @ AMS
-8th Grade 3:15-4:45
-7th Grade 4:45-6:15

THURSDAY (10/17):
Girls Basketball Practice @ AMS
-8th Grade 3:15-4:45
-7th Grade 4:45-6:15
NCKL Cross Country @ Home (Great Life) - 4:00

FRIDAY (10/18):
Girls Basketball Tryouts @ AMS
-8th Grade 3:15-4:45
-7th Grade 4:45-6:15

Best of luck to all our Longhorn athletes finishing up the fall season and also those starting girls basketball this week! Go Longhorns!!!

The 7th and 8th grade volleyball seasons concluded today. Here are the results:

7th Grade NCKL Tournament @ Wamego:
1st Round Bye
Semifinals: (W) Clay Center 25-14, 25-18
Finals: (L) Concordia 14-25, 9-25 (2nd Place)

8th Grade NCKL Tournament @ Home:
1st Round: (W) Wamego 25-22, 25-10
Semifinals: (L) Concordia 22-25, 14-25
Consolation: (L) Chapman 17-25, 20-25

8th Grade B Tournament @ Minneapolis:
(W) Republic Co. 25-18, 25-18
(W) Beloit 25-16, 25-17
(W) Ell Saline 25-22, 25-18
(L) SES 23-25, 25-14, 9-15 (2nd Place)

ROAD CONSTRUCTION: If you are attending the 7th NCKL Volleyball Tournament @ Wamego tomorrow, the road that takes you to Wamego Middle School (Kaw Valley Road) will be closed. The picture below shows the alternative route sent by their administration.

The red indicates the best two ways to get to their middle school from each direction.

[10/11/19]   ‪AMS students participated in a crisis drill today in partnership with the Abilene Police Department. Our faculty and students took the drill very seriously and followed procedure well! Ask your children to tell you about it. #amsconnect #abilene5starschools‬

‪Our highest earners from this year’s fundraiser got to dress up staff members in silly costumes. They also got to eat pizza in a limo! Btw-my silly costume is a VSCO girl. Oh, the things we do for our students!! #amsconnect #abilene5starschools‬

[10/10/19]   AMS Football results @ Concordia today:

7th defeats Concordia 34-6
8th defeats Concordia 16-8

Both teams improve to 5-1 on the season with one game left!
Next up: 10/15 @ Home vs. Marysville

The 7th and 8th volleyball NCKL tournament brackets have been released.
We host 8th grade here @ AHS Main Gym starting at 9am this Saturday, October 12th.
7th grade will play @ Wamego starting at 9am this Saturday, October 12th as well!
8th grade B team will play @ Minneapolis this Saturday starting @ 8:30am.

Best of luck to our Longhorn volleyball players and coaches as they conclude their season this weekend!

[10/09/19]   Cross Country results from yesterday's meet @ Ellsworth:

7th Girls:
Arissa Cathey - 2nd
Riley-Ann Marbut - 16th

8th Girls:
Eden Bathurst - 4th Place
Abigale Armstrong - 17th
Aly Brown - 19th
Morgan Cunningham - 21st

7th Boys:
Rydge Longenecker - 5th
Ethan Gonzales - 8th
Jackson Green - 12th
Matthew Zellars - 20th
Ethan Gustin - 45th

8th Boys:
Trevor Tovar - 1st
Levi Hager - 8th
Adam Weishaar - 11th
Jack Hunter - 13th
Carson Woodworth - 17th
Justin Samsel - 30th

Great job to all of our Longhorn runners!
Next up: 10/17 NCKL Cross Country @ Home - 4:00pm

Volleyball results from today's dual matches vs. Marysville:

7th Grade:
A Team:
(W) 25-11, 25-16
(W) 25-17, 26-24
B Team:
(W) 25-18, 25-15
(W) 25-11, 25-21

8th Grade:
A Team:
(W) 18-25, 25-19, 15-10
(L) 26-24, 20-25, 7-15
B Team:
(W) 25-14, 25-18
(W) 25-18, 25-17

Next up:
Saturday, October 12th:
7th A NCKL Tournament @ Wamego - 9:00am
8th A NCKL Tournament @ AHS - 9:00am
8th B Tournament @ Minneapolis - 8:30am

Congratulations to our AMS Students of the Week for October 7-October 11, 2019!
6th grade: L. Lahr, L. Rogers, G. Klockner
7th grade: E. Gustin, D. Ogden
8th grade: D. Jermark

[10/06/19]   This week's AMS athletic schedule (10/7-10/12):

TUESDAY (10/8):
Cross Country @ Ellsworth - 3:00pm
7th Volleyball @ Home vs. Marysville (Eisenhower Elementary) - 4:30pm
8th Volleyball @ Home vs. Marysville (AMS) - 4:30pm

THURSDAY (10/10):
Football @ Concordia - 3:00pm start time (7th) & 4:45 (8th

SATURDAY (10/12):
7th NCKL Volleyball Tournament @ Wamego - 9:00am
8th NCKL Volleyball Tournament @ Home (AHS) - 9:00am
8th B Volleyball Tournament @ Minneapolis - 8:30am

Best of luck to all our Longhorn athletes this week!

[10/04/19]   Next week’s football game times at Concordia have been moved up to accommodate their fall music programs scheduled that evening.

7th grade will start at 3:00pm with 8th following at approximately 4:45pm.

Have a great weekend!

[10/04/19]   AMS Athletic results from 10/3:

7th Volleyball at Clay Center:
A Team
(W) Fort Riley 25-19, 25-19
(W) Clay Center 25-10, 25-18
B Team
(L) Fort Riley 20-25, 25-18, 16-18
(W) Clay Center 25-12, 25-19

8th Volleyball at Fort Riley:
A team:
(W) Clay Center 25-13, 25-16
(W) Ft. Riley 25-9, 25-8
B team:
(W) Clay Center 25-16, 25-16
(W) Ft. Riley 25-11, 25-13

Football vs. Clay Center
7th: Abilene 18
Clay Center 20 (Overtime)

8th: Abilene 6
Clay Center 16

[10/03/19]   ‪AMS 6th graders hosted a visiting team representing both Manhattan middle schools today. Our kiddos did such a great job of buddying up with these visiting teachers!! #amsconnect #abilene5starschools‬

‪AMS 6th graders in Mrs. Funston’s class spent the morning at the Eisenhower Center working on characterization. #amsconnect #abilene5starschools‬

AMS Football @ Home vs. Clay Center
Both teams undefeated at each grade level battle with NCKL Title on the line!!!
7th @ 4:30pm
8th @ 6:15pm

Best of luck to our Longhorn football teams today!!!

AMS Volleyball on the road battling two NCKL teams. 7th @ Clay Center starting at 4:30pm and 8th @ Fort Riley with a 3:30pm start time.

Best of luck to all of our Longhorn volleyball teams today!

[10/02/19]   AMS Football practices will be dismissing at 4:30pm today. Thanks in advance!

[10/02/19]   Due to course conditions, the middle school cross country meet at Beloit tomorrow has been cancelled.

The high school cross country meet is still on at this time.

Our next meet will be Tuesday, October 8th at Ellsworth starting at 3:00pm.

AMS Volleyball results from today (10/1):

7th Volleyball @ Chapman:
A Team
(W) Wamego 25-14, 25–14
(W) Chapman 25-16, 25-11
B Team
(W) Wamego 25-12, 25-8
(W) Chapman 25-14, 26-24

8th Volleyball @ Home:
A Team
(W) Wamego 25-21, 25-23
(W) Chapman 25-22, 25-9
B Team
(W) Wamego 25-7, 25-3
(W) Chapman 25-16, 25-18

[10/01/19]   7th Volleyball Results at Manhattan:
A Team:

Manhattan-Susan B. Anthony

Junction City

B Team:

Manhattan-Susan B. Anthony

Junction City

Congratulations to our AMS Students of the Week for Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, 2019!
6th grade: B. Short, K. Mather, S. Brown
7th grade: M. Blodgett, D. Alvarez, B. Simpson, A. Watson
8th grade: D. Anguiano, M. McKinney, M. Stevens

[09/29/19]   This week's AMS athletic events:
MONDAY (9/30):
7th Volleyball @ Manhattan - 3:30pm

TUESDAY (10/1):
7th Volleyball @ Chapman - 4:30pm
8th Volleyball @ Home - 4:30pm
A Team @ AMS, B Team @ Eisenhower Elementary

THURSDAY (10/3):
Cross Country @ Beloit - 3:45pm
7th Volleyball @ Clay Center - 4:30pm
8th Volleyball @ Fort Riley - 3:30pm
Football @ Home vs. Clay Center
7th starts at 4:30pm, 8th follows at approx. 6:15pm


You can help earn money for AMS!!!! We participate in the West's Country Mart receipt program, the AuBurn Pharmacy cap program and the Box Tops for Education Program. Please save your Country Mart receipts and deposit in the box at Country Mart, or you can bring them to AMS. You can also save your lids from prescriptions that are from AuBurn pharmacy. We can turn them in to get money for our school as well. We also take Box Tops saved from items purchased that have the box top logo. They also have a new program that allows you to download their app, and you can scan your receipt. Please be sure to list Abilene Middle School as your choice. Thanks for your help!!!!

7th B Volleyball Tournament results @ Fort Riley:
vs. Fort Riley
vs. Manhattan-Anthony
vs. Shawnee Heights
vs. Washburn-Rural
vs. Emporia
Congrats on a 3rd Place finish!!!

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