Hello AMS Community!
I want to officially welcome everyone to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope that you are enjoying your last few days of summer and have created some great summertime memories. As we are heading into a new school year, like all new school years, it is a time of new beginnings at AMS. I look forward to partnering with each of you to make this school year a success.
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.
This summer, many of our staff members continued their development and attended Professional Learning opportunities. Last year, we spent quite a bit of time aligning aspects of our mission, vision, and collective commitments. This year, we’ll be working on creating common formative assessments which are the linchpin of the Professional Learning Community process.
We give many thanks to our custodial crew who have been working diligently to prepare our school for the start of the new school year. All we await for now is our awesome AMS Raiders.
I look forward to seeing all of the new and familiar faces as we return to school. Remember, students begin on August 23, 2017 with a full day of school.
See you soon!
Anamosa Middle School Principal