During the February Winter Break, 8th grade students visited Orlando, Florida for a educational and fun filled 4 days. The first stop was Gatorland, where students had the opportunity to learn all about reptiles and spiders. Students also visited Disney World and Universal's Island of Adventures. The trip ended at Sea World where they experienced marine life behind the scenes. Jaguars Travels! Check out cool pictures here.
The 8th grade boys defeated the Henry County Warhawks for the 2014-2015 Championship. Jaguars, down by as many as 18 points fought back hard finishing the game 55-52. Many thanks to our great coaches, parents, students and staff for an awesome night of JAGUAR PRIDE! 8th Grade was among the top 10 middle school teams in the metro Atlanta area. Jaguars came in 10th according to Borntocompete.com.
In honor of Black History Month, ARMS had the pleasure of meeting Dr.John Wesley Carlos. Dr. Carlos is a former track and field athlete and professional football player. He was the bronze-medal winner in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Dr. Carlos is well-known for his "Black Power" salute on the podium with Tommie Smith that caused much political controversy. Dr. Carlos ended by stating "I am a Jaguar"!
In an effort to further strengthen our efforts with our personalized learning initiative, Austin Road Middle has partnered with Microsoft Corporation. Touch Develop, a Microsoft program uses the latest web technologies in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari to bring a cloud-connected, touch-friendly app creation environment to your PC, Mac, Xbox, iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows Phone device. Our hope is to further heighten students’ level of interest by exposing them to the career pathway of their choosing.
Austin Road Middle brought home the 1st place plaque for the RESA Literacy Regional Competition. Congratulations to Amari Jackson, Amya Jackson, Trinity Waring, Shelby Wiggins, and Autumn White. The young ladies performed a drama production "Four Brown Girls". This production was written by Ms. Richburg in the honor of the four young girls who lives were taken during the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing back in 1963. Black History Pride!
Our 8th grade students traveled to Kennesaw State University and the Tellus Museum February 9th-11th. Students had the opportunity to tour the campus, hear all about college life and experience "The Commons", America's Top 5 Colleges for Food (The Daily Meal). Students also traveled to the Tellus Museum where they were able to experience a planetarium and learn about the stars. College Bound!
ARMS students participated in the Henry County Literacy Day Competition on Friday, January 19th. Corrine Zajicek received 1st place in the writing competition. Autumn White, Shelby Wiggins, Amya Jackson, Amari Jackson, and Trinty Waring placed 1st and Overall winners in the drama competition These young ladies will now represent Henry County in the Regional Literacy Competition. Jaguar Pride!
We are proud to host “The Henry County Career Ready Expo” for 8th grade students in the northern half of the county. The invited speakers include The Southern Company, GE, McKinney Inc., Microsoft, BDPA, SCAD, Clark Dietrich, Georgia Educational Solutions, Mosa Designs, Honda, Georgia Power, AGL, the CDC, MICHAEL TCHOUAFFE ARCHITECTS, INC, Peachtree City Water and Sewage, and the Military. Article attached.
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies
. Austin Road Middle School was awarded $3000 from the Ecolab Foundation Visions for Learning Grant Program. The Ecolab committee selected Ms. Williams’s proposal for funding and as a result ARMS will be able to utilize funds for journal purchases and various books for our students.
For the 2014-15 school year, Georgia will begin rolling out new assessments aligned to the CCGPSThe new assessments will be used to gauge how well students are mastering the standards and,ultimately, how ready students are to succeed in college and careers.Click here for more information.
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Austin Road is excited about the new additions to the "Jaguar Family". Please help us welcome Mr. Richards, Ms. Nichols, Ms. Robinson, Ms. Berkeley, Mr. Crawford, Ms. Crawford, Ms. Carrington, Ms. Lindsey, Ms. Sands, Ms. Brock, Ms. Butler, Mr. Gaither, & Ms. Jennings. JAGUAR PRIDE!
Our rising sixth graders attended a summer camp on July 8th. Students participated in middle school technology, locker challenge and science/math games. Ms. Richburg, 6th grade counselor and Mr. Wiley, Principal encouraged and motivated students to Exceed Expectations Everyday.