Research Project Teaches Second Graders Many Skills

The theme was “Favorite Animals”

By Gretchen Hildebrand and Amanda Lauster
Research Project Teaches Second Graders Many Skills

AE/MS second graders recently finished a research project creating slideshows of animals they wanted to learn more about. It was a challenging endeavor, and we want to share how it went. We had fun hearing from the students the reasons they had for choosing their animals.  The reasons were very interesting:   “Because it is my […]

Third Graders Meet the Challenge of Invention Convention

Great activity to build brains

By Jacen Sanborn, Brantley Anderson, Joe Booth, Emmett Peterson, Azalea Morgan, and Adalyn Tremblay
Third Graders Meet the Challenge of Invention Convention

Invention Convention is a very challenging and fun activity. The kids in this convention work very hard to create inventions. Invention Convention is something third graders work on towards the end of the school year. We have to problem solve and come up with inventions. This year, the third graders present their inventions to second […]

Popular Author Alan Gratz Visits AE/MS Virtually

Fifth and sixth grade students participated

By Kasey Schoch
Popular Author Alan Gratz Visits AE/MS Virtually

Alan Gratz, author of such notable books as Allies, Project-1065, and Refugee, has become a favorite author among middle school students all over the country. He is best known for his series of historical fiction novels, although he does have some other novels from outside this genre as well. This February, he released his new […]

Getting Back to Normal with Five-Day In-Person Classes

AE/MS was ready to go, before Governor's mandate

By Kasey Schoch
Getting Back to Normal with Five-Day In-Person Classes

First, I should apologize for the word “normal,” as I am sure it has made the list of the most overused words of 2020 and 2021.  However, it is the word that came to mind when I first thought about going back to school five days a week. It is going to feel almost normal. […]

Collaboration at AE/MS Results in Successful Return to Campus

In-person classes held four days per week

By Dennis Dobe

After a slow and extremely challenging first two-thirds of this school year, AE/MS was in a position to welcome students to attend in-person classes four days a week starting on March 1.   For the first time since March 2020, we now experience what feels much more like “normal” schooling at AE/MS.  Although we know that […]

AE/MS Begins Phase II of School Reopening on March 1

One remote plus four in-person school days

By Dennis Dobe

In the February edition of The Andover Beacon, Andover School Board (ASB) Vice-Chairman Adam Jones offered a very thorough account of the ASB’s work with district administration and staff to create a sensible and responsible plan for AE/MS reopening.  The topic of school reopening has definitely been the subject of the year for us at […]