Top Bar
Bottom Bar

Core Plus Corner Update
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on September 25, 2020
.....................................................................................................................................................................................
HornetsWe would like to introduce and welcome Ms. Corley the new Visual Arts Instructor at Anne Chesnutt Middle School. As an artist and advocate for the arts, I’m excited to have the opportunity to teach young artists. We have been working hard on understanding and using art vocabulary, identifying art techniques, and learning the Elements of Art. So far, we’ve studied line, shape, and color theory. The students have also made some awesome works of art and on Fridays, we do virtual presentations. We are off to a great start and I look forward to the remainder of the school year.

        
Hello! – ¡Hola! – Marhaba – Nǐ hǎo
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on September 22, 2020
.....................................................................................................................................................................................

World Language tree decorated with flags of the worldACMS World Language Department is dedicated to providing high-quality language learning experiences for its students in an articulated sequence of instruction. ACMS gives students the opportunity to learn Arabic, Chinese and Spanish language. We strongly believe that:
Students can and should learn another language.
Students should use the target language more than 90% of the time in the classroom.
Exposure to a variety of languages allows students to develop a deep understanding and appreciation of other cultures as well as their own.
Learning another language prepares students to communicate and participate successfully as informed citizens in a global society.

ACMS Student Learning Goals:
Students will develop their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication skills in the target language.
Students will increase their cultural understanding by comparing their own culture to other cultures.

        
Keeping Your CCS Chromebook Clean
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on September 21, 2020
.....................................................................................................................................................................................

Opened Chromebook laptopThis may seem like a simple topic, but computers require special cleaning even on the outside. Keeping your system free of dust, dirt, and liquids is the first step to computer care. Many of our students have had their CCS issued Chromebook checked out for a while now. Here are some tips for keeping it clean while it is on your account. Make sure you are turning the Chromebook off after the school day has ended so that the device may go through any needed updates overnight. Always turn off your computer before starting to clean it!

Keeping Your Chromebook Clean

If you have damages or issues with your Chromebook while it is in your possession the county will evaluate the problem(s). Possible damage would include, keyboards, mouse pad, screens, markings, and cosmetic issues either inside or out, lost or damaged chargers, stolen device (police report required), or any other issue where the laptop will not function as it was intended to do so. Students will be charged fees according to the damage that is assessed. First Offense:  $50     Second Offense: $75  Third Offense:  $100   Full Cost Replacement – $175/$225.  The district reserves the right to charge any other repair fees not listed above, that are directly associated with any misuse or intentional damage to devices. In addition, some damages may warrant a full replacement of the device, which is currently valued at $225.00. As fee structures may change throughout the term of this contract, sufficient written notice of changes to this fee schedule will be made available to all users and posted online. All repairs must be made by Cumberland County Schools Technology Department. No other individual, organization, or company is authorized to make any repairs to this device.

        
Eighth Grade Wasp Word Update
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on September 18, 2020
.....................................................................................................................................................................................

Wasp on a black backgroundOur 8th-grade students have been doing an awesome job so far this school year. The 8th-grade teachers are thankful for their continued patience and persistence during CCS Operation Smooth Start. This week, the entire 8th grade participated in making personal financial decisions to learn how those decisions can impact their quality of life. Students invested in the stock market, managed online bank accounts, purchased a vehicle from Carmax using interest rates, and learned to minimize debt levels through a 4 year college simulation. Our students were engaged, excited, and learned a lot.

        
Congratulations Mr. Allen!
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on September 17, 2020
.....................................................................................................................................................................................

Mr. Gaundi Allen standing by ACMS signACMS is proud to announce that Mr. Gaundi Allen is our 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year! Mr. Allen is our excellent 8th grade Social Studies teacher!  As a colleague, Mr. Allen has shown leadership in our school as the School Improvement Team Chairperson and has served as the 8th-grade team grade-level chair for several years.  Mr. Allen is a huge sports fan and is quick to tell you the latest news and stats of multiple teams that he is following.  Mr. Allen is a proud graduate of Fayetteville State University and exhibits Bronco Pride throughout the halls of ACMS. He represents his alma mater well and takes students to visit his former campus almost every year to show them what a college experience could be like with the right mindset and determination. While he is a big fan he also gives back to our students in the role of a Coach. Mr. Allen says,  “My title as Coach is something that is near and dear to my heart. I have coached football, baseball, softball, and of course, wrestling.  With more than 130 wins in 15 seasons and nearly 7 championships in those years and a near 60 game win streak in wrestling, it has been a great ride.” My greatest goal as an educator is summed up in what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.”  Congratulations Mr. Allen!
This just in… Mr. Allen has been named one of the top ten finalists in CCS. He will be representing the 71st District. ACMS is so proud of you!
Mr. Allen holding a plaque
Mr. Allen was the second runner up to the CCS teacher of the year! ACMS congratulates you on this honor.

        
Sixth Grade Bees Buzz Update
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on September 15, 2020
.....................................................................................................................................................................................

Weekly Bee Team Update

Our 6th-grade teams are doing a great job with the transition too Canvas!  We continue to assess our students in all content areas to guide what we do to support each student individually.  As we move forward, this is a good time to reach out to teachers to schedule a conference since we are halfway through the first nine weeks. If you have not signed up for parental access to Powerschool or Canvas please contact your child’s homeroom teacher for information on how to log in. Also, if you have not done so please join Class Dojo.

 

        
Progress Reports-First Nine Weeks
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on September 13, 2020
.....................................................................................................................................................................................

Red A+ circledWe are halfway through the first nine weeks! Have you checked on your child’s grades? Grades and attendance are always available through the Powerschool Parent Portal. You will be provided a ‘real-time’ view of student progress. Learn more about how to access and create an account at https://bit.ly/2YJYR2C. Still, have questions after viewing your child’s grades? Contact your child’s team or individual teachers and schedule a virtual conference. All ACMS names may be found on our School Directory and you may contact them through their school email address. 

        
Parent Email Updates Needed
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on August 31, 2020
.....................................................................................................................................................................................

Hornet Logo With ACMSDuring this time of virtual learning at ACMS we are working on ways to stay in communication with our families. Please take a few moments and fill out the email survey so that we can update our information and keep in touch with your family about upcoming events and news. Thank you for your participation!

ACMS EMAIL SURVEY

        
Student Services Hotline is Back!
Published by Kelley Ambersley-Ray on August 30, 2020
.....................................................................................................................................................................................

CCS Student Services LogoBeginning August 31, 2020, the Student Services Hotline will be reactivated and will remain available for the duration that the district is providing remote instruction (Plan B or C). The hotline number is 910-475-1950 and the hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. This service is provided for CCS students in need of social-emotional support. Calls will be answered by CCS School-based Review Consultants and the Military Family and Youth Liaison. For emergencies, call 911.