AE/MS Celebrates Chinese New Year 4711

4711 is the year of the snake

By Linda DeMinico, AE/MS art teacher
AE/MS Celebrates Chinese New Year 4711

Happy New Year! Chinese people recently celebrated the New Year, which is now 4711. In Chinese culture, the zodiac is a part of the celebration. This is the year of the snake. Our fourth grade students heard the story of the good dragons who, during a time of no rain, helped the Chinese people by […]

Planning Under Way for AE/MS SHARE Day

See How The Arts Reach Everyone (SHARE)

By Gisela Darling, SHARE Day Co-ordinator

SHARE (See How the Arts Reach Everyone) Day will take place at the Andover Elementary/Middle School on Friday, May 17. SHARE Day was started in 1989 by the small, but very active, PTO and has been a fun day for the students ever since then. This special day brings artists, craftspeople, and musicians from Andover […]

Proctor Students Organize an Andover Food Pantry Fundraiser

By Chuck Will, Proctor Academy

During the second week of February, the Proctor Student Leadership group organized an Andover Food Pantry fundraiser. Students sold paper hearts in the dining hall during lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of that week, with the different classes competing to see which one could buy the most hearts. Faculty and staff got involve as […]

AE/MS Eats at Its Heart-Healthy Restaurant

New foods include elephant toes

By Gretchen Hildebrand, AE/MS
AE/MS Eats at Its Heart-Healthy Restaurant

AE/MS second graders once again put on quite a spread for their annual heart-healthy restaurant. In preparation, the students had to study about what foods are healthy and what makes a balanced diet. They practiced the math of adding money and making change. Finally, they had to make the decision of what they each wanted […]

AE/MS Holds Annual Geography Bee

By Jim Tucker, AE/MS Social Studies Teacher
AE/MS Holds Annual Geography Bee

The Geography Bee became center stage for ten geography wizards of Andover Elementary/Middle School this past week. The title of AE/MS Geography Bee Champion is a much-coveted position. The competition began with every student in grades five through eight competing for a spot in the second round of the Geography Bee. With questions ranging from […]

PM Kindergarten Class Recites Pledge of Allegiance

PM Kindergarten Class Recites Pledge of Allegiance

Whether you are in kindergarten or eighth grade, the AE/MS day starts with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and the Eagle Code. Announcements are shared over the intercom every morning. Students report on and share sports scores and highlights from the night before. Upcoming events are shared. Sometimes there are trivia questions to […]

AE/MS Brings Fake Mustaches On Valentine’s Day

AE/MS Brings Fake Mustaches On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day took a bizarre turn when Katie Bent brought in false mustaches for everyone in her fourth grade class at AE/MS. Back: Hawk McCord, Gavin Elliot, Ruth Anderson, Kyleigh Fanny, Madison Jewell, Malori Haraburda, Mia Smith, Grace DelSignore, Nautica Belmosto, Jazlyn Perkins, Katie Bent, and Sadie Barton. Front: Jarrett Benson, Cedar Kiedaisch, Ayla Caron, […]

AE/MS News for February 2013

By Jane Slayton, AE/MS Principal
AE/MS News for February 2013

I love our school! Where else can you start the morning at the Healthy Heart Restaurant run by second graders, then enjoy a Chinese New Year Dragon parade featuring fourth grade students with their elaborate, handmade, festive dragons accompanied by our talented band and teachers in ornamental garb, then enjoy an incredible Asian buffet in […]

AE/MS Drama Club Raises Money for “Alice in Wonderland”

AE/MS Drama Club Raises Money for “Alice in Wonderland”

The Andover Players, the AE/MS drama club, spent a Saturday running a bake sale at the AE/MS Basketball Tournament to make money for supplies and props for their upcoming play, Alice in Wonderland. The Andover Players are appreciative of all those who donated baked goods and time for the bake sale. Pictured are: (front) Ryelle […]