Arlington Middle School News

AMS Big Brothers & Big Sisters Motivate Students for Success

AMS_BBBSArlington Middle School has a Leadership Group called the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Mentoring Program. The purpose of this group is to assist 6th graders with the transition to middle school.

These specially trained 7th and 8th graders are fully committed to assisting their “little brothers & little sisters” every day. These Big Brothers & Big Sisters leave their 6th period class early to help their little brothers/little sisters. The daily duties of all Big Brothers/Big Sisters is to make sure that their little brother or little sister has their homework written correctly in their agenda book, get their agenda books signed by their teachers and have the correct books in their backpacks for homework each day. But more importantly, these Big Brothers/Big Sisters form a bond with these students and help motivate them for success.

On Wednesday December 18th, these Big Brothers/Big Sisters met for a treat of donuts and hot chocolate. Thank you AMS Big Brothers & Big Sisters for your leadership and contribution to your school!

AMS Students are ON FIRE for Hunger Games Event

Arlington Middle School Library hosted a “Catching Fire” event on November 19 in anticipation of the upcoming movie in the popular Hunger Games series.  24 eager middle school students attended the evening event.  They answered trivia questions, gave Tribute makeovers to their friends, played Tracker Jacket tag and Cornucopia Challenge, and participated in training events in archery, knot tying, and obstacle course.  Refreshments included berries (some of which were “poisoned” with the use of salt), flaming chip snacks, and a beautiful Catching Fire cake.

 

AMS Pom is Tops at State

AMS_Pom_StateChampsThe Arlington Middle School Pom Squad attended the TSSAA state championship in Murfreesboro, TN. The squad gave two great performances in the Pom and hip hop divisions. The squad placed 4th in Pom and made AMS history by bringing home the first ever state title in dance by  winning the Junior High hip hop division. Way to go girls!

 

Local Bank Recognized for Reading Support

AMS_Chris MartinFirst Citizens National Bank is a supporter of Arlington Middle School. For several years they have paid the subscription on a program called QuizList that allows students to make a personalized reading list as they read to earn Accelerated Reader points.

AMS Librarian Karen Haggard (left) is pictured with Chris Martin (right), from First Citizens National Bank, in front of the AMS Accelerated Reader wall in the school library.

Haggard notes, “QuizList has been heavily used this year to help students target books they would like to read. We really appreciate the bank’s support in providing this service for our students.”

 

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