Welcome to Anamosa Middle School!
I am privileged to have the opportunity to continue to serve as the Anamosa Middle School Principal. It is an honor to work with our highly qualified and dedicated staff, and our wonderful students and families. As you know, the middle school years are a critical time in the development of students, and it takes a special staff to be able to connect with and engage middle school aged students. We have started our year off with intentional opportunities to connect with our students.
Over 70% of our AMS teachers have continued their development and attended a Professional Learning Institute during the summertime. This is a huge commitment by our teachers and our district. Last year, we spent quite a bit of time in our professional learning teams determining what specific skills we want our students to know and be able to do. This year, as we fully adopt standards based learning/grading practices, we will be working on being clear about how students will demonstrate their learning.
Our AMS students will each have a Chromebook computer to make use of for educational purposes at school. This computer and the case to protect it is to stay at school. Students are responsible for making sure it is charged (overnight here at school) and well cared for so they can make use of it daily.
We want the best for each of our students at AMS, and we know that is what parents/guardians want as well. TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK.
Enjoy the journey this school year will provide us with!
Anamosa Middle School Principal