AE/MS Family Letter, September 19, 2013

Test of emergency notification system coming next Wednesday

September 19, 2013 Dear AEMS Family, SMILE! School Pictures were taken this week. If your child was absent on Wednesday retakes are scheduled for November 1st. If anyone needs their picture redone this also an opportunity for that to happen. I am very proud of our new cross country running team. They have been practicing […]

AE/MS Family Letter, September 12, 2013

ANDOVER ELEMENTARY MIDDLE SCHOOL www.aemseagles.org  September 12,  2013 Dear AEMS Family, Tonight is Open House for 5th – 8th grade families. The evening begins at 6:30 pm in the gym with introductions, followed by open classrooms, and then back to the gym to win fabulous prizes. There are new staff members to meet and information […]

AE/MS Playground Gets Needed Updates

Gaga Ball may be coming soon

By Jane Slayton, AE/MS principal

A few improvements have been made to the AE/MS playground over the summer, and more will follow. Students will notice right away that the zip line has been fixed! It had been frozen in one place, but Jerry Riel, AE/MS custodian, took apart the element and replaced the stuck wheels with skateboard wheels. Now it […]

AE/MS Heads Back to School!

New curriculum, new classrooms, new lunch money … and football!

By Jane Slayton, AE/MS principal
AE/MS Heads Back to School!

Many AE/MS staff members attended workshops and courses this summer to help them with the transition to the Common Core State Standards. We are pleased with the increased academic expectations. Math classes will cover fewer topics, but the topics covered will be in much greater depth. There is an increased focus on arithmetic and number […]

AE/MS Amphitheater is Becoming a Reality

School plays, community events coming soon

By Jane Slayton, AE/MS principal
AE/MS Amphitheater is Becoming a Reality

If you have been in the vicinity of Andover Elementary/Middle School this summer, you have probably noticed big equipment, trees taken down, large boulders, and big open space. The third and final phase of the Andover Community Park and Playground has started. The original plan, designed in 1999 by architect Bill Hoffman, had three phases. […]

AE/MS Bustles, Even Over the Summer

New classrooms, new curricula, new staff!

By Jane Slayton, AE/MS principal
AE/MS Bustles, Even Over the Summer

It may be the middle of July as I write this, but AE/MS is a very busy place these days as preparation for the 2013-2014 school year is in high gear. When each school year ends, all classroom materials are boxed and labeled, and the classrooms are emptied. Most classrooms are painted, all are scrubbed […]

AE/MS Kindergarteners Graduate to First Grade

By Laura Witt, AE/MS kindergarten teacher

Congratulations to the AE/MS kindergarten class of 2013! They had a magical celebration on June 12. They sang First Grade, Here I Come! and I’m a Little Graduate. They also performed a skit from the book Pete The Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. After they received their certificate of completion in kindergarten, they were […]

AE/MS 2012-2013 Third Trimester Honor Roll

5th Grade Honors Hannah Asbury Victoria Braley Madisyn Brayshaw William Furtkamp Ryelle Jenifer Riley Keezer Chase Keyser Vienna Marcus Dillan Reed Ronan Walsh 6th Grade High Honors Alexis Cate Lexi Emeny Sofia Weber 6th Grade Honors Matthew Bent Hannah French Dylan Jewell Britta Johnson Aidan Kellogg Nelson Makechnie Jack Newton Samantha Parkman Savannah Pease Myles […]

SHARE Day at AE/MS Celebrates 25 Years!

Popular community workshops started in 1989

By Gisela Darling, SHARE Day coordinator
SHARE Day at AE/MS Celebrates 25 Years!

Andover Elementary/Middle School’s SHARE Day (See How the Arts Reach Everyone) was started by a small but very active PTO in 1989. That means 2013’s event, held on May 17, marked its 25th year! SHARE Day is special because it brings artists, outdoor enthusiasts, craftspeople, and musicians from Andover and surrounding communities into the AE/MS […]

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