Alliance Early Learning School
Alliance Early Learning School Kindergarten teachers Lori Gasparik, Cindy Gaines, Megan Harper and Shari Johnson celebrated Constitution Day with their students this week. Students learned why the Constitution was written and how it impacts our lives today. Then, each class made its own Constitution, outlining expectations for kindergarten, and even utilized the well-known words from the beginning of the Preamble, altering them slightly to say "We the kids..." Students also learned about the flag and made heart flags to show their love and appreciation for their country.
Alliance Elementary Schools
The Second Grade team would like to thank Coastal Pet for their generous donations for the Dog Basket to raffle at the Fall Festival. We had such an overwhelming response, we were able to make three baskets. One for a small, medium and large dog. Thanks so much for your community support Coastal Pet.
First Grade Learning
Our first graders are settling into our Reading Roots classrooms, where they are learning the skills necessary to become solid readers. Students are reviewing letters and sounds, utilizing partner strategies and learning writing strategies so that they are able to connect with the text. They had fun reading and doing activities using the book “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes. The book teaches the students that their names are special and wonderful. Students completed many activities with their names including crafts, poetry and games. First graders are also learning geometry using the pattern block templates to compose a new shape from smaller shapes.
Father’s Walk your Child to School Day was very successful. It was so nice to see the smiles, laughing and hugs exchanged. Thank you to the Fatherhood Coalition for the items and information given to our dads.
The annual Alliance Elementary Fall Festival was so much fun. Students were able to spend time with their families and teachers enjoying the games, bounce houses, face painting, food and fun. Thank you to everyone whole helped to make it so special.
Important Upcoming dates
Oct. 7 - Rockhill Bookmobile
Oct. 8 - Rockhill Picture Day
Oct. 11 - Parkway/ RockhillGrandparents Day
Alliance Intermediate School
Thank you to all the Fathers who took part in Fathers Walk Your Child to School Day. The students were excited to show their fathers their lockers and spend some time with them before school started.
Alliance Middle School
Media Center Book Fair
AMS Media Center will hold a book fair Oct. 3-11. Information will be coming home soon. Friday, Oct. 4, the Book Fair will be open for grandparents to shop with their grandchildren during our celebration of Grandparents’ Day.
Grandparents are invited to visit with grandchild/ren at Alliance Middle School on Friday, Oct. 4, from 8-9:30 a.m. Tour the building, have a light breakfast, take a picture, and enjoy a trip to the Media Center for the book fair.
Students of the Month for August
The student must be safe, respectful and principled, show respect to staff and peers, readiness, good character, Aviator Pride and be beyond excellence. Shout out to the following students:
6th Grade: Gabriel First, Jazzlyn Hawkins, Hayden Oyster and Kadence Adkins
7th Grade: Samuel Kerr and April Joy
8th Grade: Dirk Solomon and Maddyson Lineberger
Students of the Month for September
Congratulations to the following students:
6th Grade: Nathaniel Short, Nancimarie Buzzelli, Lincoln Masters and Makenna Root
7th Grade: Brayden Zinda and Madeyn Lake
8th Grade: Brenden Zurbrugg and Aleayah Lilly
UA: Ra’Zariah Brown, Blake Pue andAlea Simbro
MH: Isaiah Williams
The first nine-weeks interim will be sent home with students on Friday, September 27th.
In seventh grade Science, students are starting a new unit on properties of elements and how they can be organized by these properties.
AMS Music Department
The combined choirs of Alliance City Schools are excited to invite everyone to "Signing the Song: You Have Changed My Life." This performance will feature the life story of William Martinez, a hearing child of deaf parents, as he discusses the role music (specifically choir) played in his life. The eighth grade choir will participate by attending a rehearsal at AHS on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The combined performance will be at the Alliance High School auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Featured soloists will perform in the lobby from 6-7:15 p.m., choir performances will begin at 7:15 p.m. in the auditorium and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. All eighth grade students need to get their permission slips and money turned in by Wednesday, Sept. 18 in order to participate. This will be a performance you won't want to miss. Tickets for the public will be available for $5.
No School for Students
Monday, Oct. 14 is a Teacher Day - No school for students.
AMS students will have Early Dismissal on Friday, October 25th @ 12:20 pm.
Reminders for Parents
•Oct 24 - Strings Spooktacular at AHS
•Oct 25 - End of 1st Nine Weeks
•Oct. 25 - Fall Picture Retakes
•Oct. 29 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 p.m.
Alliance High School
Congratulations to the Media Arts students and Spectrum Cable Channel 1022 staff members for receiving eight Philo Awards from the Central States Region - Alliance for Community Media Conference.
The Skills USA program at AHS is putting on a Color Splash Fund Run. The Fund Run is Sunday, Oct. 6. Sign in starts at 1 p.m. with the run starting at 3 p.m. Register for the Color Splash Fund Run here: https://tinyurl.com/y4cq9gld