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.
Social-emotional learning matters for both students and staff; it is essential for and comes before academic success. Examples of social and emotional skills are self-awareness, self-regulation, communication, compassion, and empathy. We will be spending much of our professional learning time working and planning how to integrate social-emotional learning into instruction throughout the day.
At AMS, we implement standards based learning/grading practices. Students will earn their Level of Learning based on how well they meet each of the priority standards. The priority standards at AMS are selected from the Iowa Core.
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.
Our vision for AMS is Lead, Engage, Grow; this is what we want for all AMS students.
Enjoy the 2019-2020 school year.
Anamosa Middle School Principal