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AMS Weekly Update

Posted Date: 01/21/2022

AMS Weekly Update

AMS Parent Update

Friday, January 21, 2022                        From Mrs. Amy Champlin, Principal
January 24 - 28


RealityU for AMS 8th Graders
We are still looking for volunteers to help with RealityU on Friday, January 28th for either the morning or afternoon sessions. Please contact if you are interested. 

The following are the booths that are available: Emergency Fund & Investments, Student Loan, Child Care, Utilities, Phone & Fun, Housing, Insurance, Food, Clothes & Hair, Transportation, Unexpected Life Events and Help, I need more $!

Enrollment at AHS for Current 8th Grade Students
The Andover High School enrollment process for the 2022-23 school year will begin in February. Current 8th graders (Class of 2026) should plan to attend the AHS enrollment fair on Wednesday, February 2nd from 6pm until 8pm. AHS teachers and staff will be available to answer questions regarding courses, programs and school activities including ways to be involved as a parent or student.

Four informational sessions will be provided in the AHS Auditorium at 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Parents/Students need to attend only one of the sessions and can use their remaining time to visit with teachers and staff. Information regarding the enrollment process can also be found at the following website for those who are unable to attend:

Site Council Meeting
Site Council will meet at 4:30 on Wednesday, January 26th at the new CAPS building which is located at 1401 W. 13th St. Andover, KS.  We will be taking a tour of the facility and working on some upcoming items of business!  We look forward to seeing you there!

AMSPO Fundraiser at Freddy’s
Join us on Wednesday, January 26th at Freddy's. 15% of our sales will be donated to AMSPO. You must mention AMSPO when ordering. 

This applies to drive-thru, carry out, and dine-in orders only and DOES NOT apply to curbside pickup. 

Thanks for supporting AMSPO! 

Parenting Classes Offered
South Central Mental Health is offering several parenting classes. Follow the LINK for information on this opportunity.

From the Library
Thanks to all parents who have helped their students remember to bring their Chromebook and charger each day to school!
The library is hosting 6th grade Social Studies classes next week for their Ancient China museum. We are looking forward to seeing all their amazing displays!
The next Scholastic book fair is around the corner! It will be Feb. 11-17 in the library. We will send out more information soon about shopping online, eWallets, and more!

From the AMS Counseling Office

Math Relay Tryouts
Please visit the AMS website for more information. LINK

Please Do Not Use Front Parking Lot to Drop Off/Pick Up Students
The front parking lot SHOULD NOT BE USED before 7:50 am and after 2:25 pm. 

We are seeing a number of parents use this parking lot and it creates a danger to our staff and buses attempting to load/unload students and negotiate the parking lot. Cars backing out of parking spots create a hazard for staff entering the lot. Please help us with this issue. 

All drop off and pick ups before 7:50 am and after 2:25 pm should occur at Door D. 


Assisting Students in Acquiring English Proficiency
The Kansas English Language Proficiency Assessment (KELPA) measures the English language proficiency of EL students. Kansas administers the KELPA to measure student progress toward such proficiency based on English Language Proficiency Standards. Each KELPA assessment is broken into four parts, corresponding with the four language domains:  listening, reading, speaking, and writing. All students who are identified as ELs must take KELPA, whether or not they are receiving ESOL instructional services. Building test coordinators (counselors) and ESOL teachers will administer the KELPA to all EL students in grades K-12 between January 31st and March 11th. EL students continue to qualify for services until they score “proficient” in all four language domains for one year.

Dress Code
Please review the dress code (found in the AMS Handbook which can be accessed on the AMS website) with your student.  We are at the end of the first nine weeks and it is expected that students understand and abide by the dress code.

Masks Required for Bus Riders
Students riding the bus will be required to wear masks when on the bus and MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN MASK. Students not following guidelines will be removed from riding the bus.

Student IDs
Students are expected to have their ID with them at school every day.  If they have lost their ID, they can purchase a replacement for $5.00 in the office.

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Contact Information

Andover Middle School
1628 N. Andover Rd.
Andover, Kansas 67002

School Hours:
7:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Phone: 316-218-4610
Fax: 316-733-4165

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Achieving academic excellence,   
Maximizing individual potential, and
Succeeding as lifelong learners.