Hello Sixth Graders,

Our ASB Elections Link is here ---> http://go.mynhusd.org/asb1415 

Good luck to our seventh grade candidates!

"A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions." ~ Anonymous

It is amazing that we are now in March! The year is moving very quickly and is more than half over. Thus far it has been a very interesting and challenging year. We are in the process of shifting from the current Calif. State Content Standards to the newly adopted Common Core State Standards.

There is a great deal of professional development happening at AMS. The sixth grade core teachers are learning the literacy strategies of the Stephanie Harvey/Tool Box the seventh and eighth grade core teachers are learning the literacy strategies of Reading Apprenticeship. The math teachers are learning math strategies of Studio Math Program. Everyone is busy learning and understanding the new Common Core State Standards.
We will also be piloting the new assessment process adopted by the State of California named SBAC. The new assessment pilot program will be given after spring break in preparation for next year when the system is live.

This work is keeping every one busy. We are trying to meet the challenges of the new standards and therefor looking forward to the rest of this year and the beginning of next year when the new standards become active.