The Wizard of Oz Finally Makes Its Return to AE/MS

Play had been put on hold due to COVID

By Aubrey Simard (8th grade) and Kasey Schoch (ELA Teacher)

Two years ago, when COVID-19 shut down schools, The Wizard of Oz was less than two weeks away from opening night. Sadly, the performance that the cast worked so hard on was never able to be presented to the community.  Finally, the show did go on! Since most of the roles were held by students […]

Sixth Grader Ember Morgan Earns First Place Award for Peace Poster

Lions Club sponsors Peace Poster contest

By Ella Rodgers
Sixth Grader Ember Morgan Earns First Place Award for Peace Poster

Andover Elementary/Middle School has hosted its annual Peace Poster contest for grades six through eight. Every year there is a different prompt, with this year’s being “How we are all connected.” The Andover Lions Club sponsored and organized the event, but Courtney Minnehan, AE/MS art teacher, is credited for working with the students during school […]

AE/MS Returns to Greater “Normalcy” Despite COVID Challenges

Masks required indoors, but no distancing

By Dennis Dobe

It has been a very busy and productive fall and winter here at AE/MS.  Despite the many challenges and complications presented by the pandemic (the greatest of which is the disruption caused by COVID-related student and staff absences), I am pleased to announce that we are doing very well at AE/MS.  Amazingly, we find ourselves […]

Students Eagerly Embrace In-School Enrichment Clubs

Students have choice of clubs or recess

By Kasey Schoch

One of the things that was greatly missed during the COVID shutdown of 2020, as well as during the hybrid schooling model that was in place last year, were extracurricular activities and social events.  Knowing this, and wanting to make up for so much lost time, the specialist team at AE/MS (Alex Ager, Alex Bramley, […]

The Wizard of Oz Play Goes On at AE/MS in December

Rescheduled due to 2020 pandemic

By Kasey Schoch
The Wizard of Oz Play Goes On at AE/MS in December

The Wizard of Oz will be performed at Andover Elementary Middle School (AE/MS) on Friday, December 17 at 6 PM, and on Saturday, December 18 at 1 PM. There are more than 35 students participating in the play this year. 2019 marked the 80th anniversary of the original movie in 1939 starring Judy Garland as […]

Movie Night Much Anticipated by AE/MS Students

Outdoor event brainstormed by teachers

By Kasey Schoch

  Students in the middle school at AE/MS have been crying out for a social event since COVID pandemic began. Their last event was a dance on Valentine’s Day of 2020, and only the class of 2022 was old enough to attend that event when it was held. Unfortunately, the situation has not changed enough […]

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