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Progress Reports Go Home November 14
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on November 11, 2019
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Progress reports for the second nine weeks will be sent home Thursday, November 14, 2019. Parents who have questions may contact your child’s teacher or team to schedule a conference. The second nine weeks grading period will end on December 20, 2019. Remember that extra help is available for your child if they are falling behind or want additional academic support. Every Wednesday after school until 3:45 we have ACMS has Enrichment and Student Union is also available for students who sign up. More information about either of these opportunities can be provided by your child’s teacher or by calling the school’s office.

        
ACMS Volleyball Team Celebrates Their Season
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on November 11, 2019
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Image of red, white, and blue striped volleyball.This year’s girls’ volleyball team is a dynamic group of girls lead by our front four. The team had three returning players and 11 new players.  Volleyball has a winning record going into our strength game.  The team has put together nine wins and limited our losses to three.   Head Coach Sonya Harriott states, ” We are excited about the number of sixth-grade girls on the team.  We are establishing a strong team that we can grow for the next two years.  Our future looks bright.”  The team was fortunate to have several well-rounded skills players who played selflessly enabling all girls to have the opportunity to make plays.

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We LOVE our Veterans!
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on November 6, 2019
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As we celebrate the Veterans Day holiday we reflect and appreciate the service and sacrifice that all Veterans have made for our country. ACMS would like to recognize the military service of our staff members. Our ties are strong within the Fort Bragg community with all that have served but we say special thanks to the following:

Ms. Phyllis Jackson served 7 years in the United States Army.

Ms. Whitney Iglesias served 8 years in the United States Army.

Ms. Angela L. Williams served 3 years in the United States Army.

Ms. Kathleen Gambrell served 5 years in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Environmental Systems Specialist (worked on C-5, C-141. C -130. C -10 airplanes).

Ms. Jobina Johnson served in the Army as a Military Police Officer.

Mr. Dennis Burden served 6 years in the Army as a Motor Transportation Operator 88M.

        
2019 Winter Sports Tryouts
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on November 3, 2019
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ACMS Sports Hornet LogoWinter Sport Tryouts begin on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Students wishing to participate in Basketball (Boys and Girls), Wrestling, and Pep Squad will be given specific tryout information on their sport from the coach about the tryout schedule.
Any student wishing to try out must have the following completed:
1.) Attend the mandatory Student/Parent Athletic Meeting on Thursday, November 7th located in the cafeteria starting at 5 PM and then again at 6 PM. This meeting is only a requirement for students that did not attend any of the Fall Athletic Meetings.
2.) Have a current physical on file that does not expire before the end of the Winter Season.
3.) Must have a current Arbiter Sports Athletic Account (please see Arbiter Directions below).
4.) Must meet Eligibility Requirements based on Semester 2 of the 2018-2019 School Year (6th graders are automatically eligible grades and attendance wise for Fall & Winter Sports. (Grades: 70% average w/o failing 2 or more classes, Did not miss more than 13 days including excused absences, Not admitted to ACMS on Voluntary Transfer Application, etc.)
All requirements must be meet by the first day of tryouts (11/14/19), if not the student will not be permitted to tryout.
***Tryouts are a total of 5 days, thus if your child misses the first day of tryouts, they only get 4 days to tryout.
        
ACMS is a School of Choice in CCS
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on October 29, 2019
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Cumberland County School will begin taking applications for the 2019-2020 Schools of Choice Programs in November.  ACMS offers a Year-Round schedule, multiple language programs,  robotics, and required school uniform.

Globe with flags of the world on itYear-Round / World Language & Global Communications

  • Features a year-round calendar  (45 days of instruction days followed by 15 days of intersession, enrichment, and vacation)
  • Fosters an environment that strengthens critical thinking, creativeness, abilities, and communication skills through continuous teaching and learning
  • Offers studies of Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish culture and language to all grade levels
  • Prescribes a uniform code of dress (ACMS Uniform and Dress Policy)

 

The world Welcome in a variety of languagesDual Middle School Immersion Program

Students who have completed the K-5 Language Immersion Program from E.E. Miller and W. H. Owen can continue the Language Immersion Program at the Middle School level (grades 6-8). Spanish Native or Heritage Speakers can participate in the Dual Immersion Program. Students will broaden skills in cultural awareness and global knowledge while continuing to learn academic content in Spanish. Students will also strengthen Spanish language skills. Students language proficiency will be assessed at the end of each grade level.

 

Robotics

Get ready for fun, excitement and exploration into engineering through project based learning. Come learn how to create, construct and write code for autonomous robots using Lego’s Mindstorm NXT and EV3 robots. Imagine it! Engineer it! Make it move! You will work in cooperative learning teams to complete projects and missions created specifically for the NXT and EV3. You will learn to use an array of digital sensors: color sensor, gyro sensor, touch sensor and the ultrasonic sensor.  Students will leave with an understanding of the engineering design process, the ability to problem-solve as well as troubleshoot problems associated with writing code. This course will provide a  meaningful, hands-on experience for students.

Come out to the CCS Choice Fair Saturday, November 2 beginning at 10 AM at EE SmithHigh School

        
Subaru Loves Learning
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on October 29, 2019
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The Cross Creek Subaru staff brings ACMS booksMr. Greene helps accepts the book donation from Allison LinnA big THANK You to Cross Creek Subaru! They recently dropped off over 150 science books for the students at ACMS. The books donated cover a variety of topics covered in our lessons throughout the school year. An additional copy of each book will be put in the school’s media center for checkout. Each book came with a handwritten encouraging bookmark to encourage our students to work to their highest potential!

This is the third year that Cross Creek Subaru has shown us that they Love Learning at ACMS!