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AMS Families:

Today Algonquin students experienced our first Warrior Way Assembly of the year during Morning Meeting.  This virtual event focused on the three principles of “The Warrior Way,” our school’s character education program.

At the bottom of this email is a link for families to watch the assembly.  This presentation included several key parts:

– We announced the AMS Food Drive Challenge! If students bring in 400 canned food items by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 28th, we will allow students to wear Halloween costumes to school on October 29 or October 30!  Please consider helping with the food drive to support the Sand Lake Kiwanis Thanksgiving program. 

– Students watched a news segment about a man who overcame paralysis to become a nationally known painter.  

– We enjoyed “Virtual Insanity,” a video produced by Grade 8 teacher Mr. Anderson which reminds us of the importance of the AMS “Virtual Class Meeting Norms.”

– We recognized “Ultimate Warriors” among us in the Averill Park Maintenance staff, led by Aaron Heffner and of course our school custodian, Connie McCullen. 

Family Discussion Questions:

Please consider discussing the assembly with your child based on the following questions:

1)  What do you think Antonio, the paraplegic painter, meant when he talks about winning?  How does this connect to Warrior Way Principle #2 (I will never settle for less than my personal best)?

2) What are the key “Virtual Class Meeting Norms” that AMS has shared with all students this year?    

3) Why were the AP Maintenance Staff recognized as “Ultimate Warriors?” 

Link to watch today’s Warrior Way Assembly:

Link to the Kiwanis Food Drive flyer:

Link to AMS Virtual Class Meeting Norms:

Learn more about The Warrior Way:

Thank you for your continued support of our school community.

Rob Messia, Principal
Algonquin Middle School