Alliance Early Learning School
This week in Rachelle Miller's preschool class, they discussed different ways to stay safe. They talked about when it is appropriate to call 9-1-1. They learned how to avoid dangers such as touching things that are hot or unsafe. They learned that firefighters, police officers, crossing guards and teachers help us stay safe. The class even got a visit from the Alliance Fire Department and enjoyed an interactive demonstration of how they prepare for an emergency and what they look like and sound like in a fire. They practiced safely crossing the street with signals from the crossing guard. They are now better prepared to avoid danger and know what to do in an emergency.
Alliance Elementary Schools
Second graders showed off their math, writing and artistic skills for Halloween. They picked numbers between 100 and 1000 using a number generator. Students then wrote all of the number forms we are studying for that generated their number. The most fun was making the spider and the web.
Second grade students have also been busy journaling. They are given a few different prompts about animals, families and friendship. They can choose which prompt they want to write about. A time goal has been discussed and posted before they start writing. Afterwards, they share with a partner and a few students are chosen to share with the class. As a class they set a new goal for their next writing assignment. We are hoping that the love of writing is being created.
The students also read the story “Not Norman” in their Wonders Anthology. After reading the text, the children were asked, "Would they like to have Norman (the goldfish) for a pet." They used evidence from the text to tell why or why not. They wrote their responses and then shared with the class. A lot of children would love to have a goldfish for a pet.
Men Making A Difference
Thank you to the Men Making a Difference readers for sharing Halloween/Fall stories with our students. We look forward to your monthly readings.
Upcoming Important Dates:
- Oct. 28 - Parkway Bookmobile
- Nov. 4 - Rockhill Bookmobile
- Nov. 5 - No School
- Nov. 7 & 12 - Parent Teacher Conferences
Alliance Intermediate School
The Alliance Intermediate School choir had the opportunity to perform at “Signing the Song” last week. The group sang one song before the performance, took part in the encore performance with featured guest William Martinez, the eighth grade choir and the AHS choirs. Some of the students even had the chance to sing in small groups or solos during the open mic portion of the night. What a wonderful experience it was.
Alliance Middle School
The eighth grade Student Senate members are selling Shatter the Dukes t-shirts for $10. If you would like to order one before the Alliance/Marlington football game on Nov. 1, please see an AMS Student Senate member.
Thank you to all who participated in the non-perishable food drive organized by AMS eighth grade Student Senate. They were able to provide a lot of items for a local family in need. All of your support does not go unnoticed and the family is very appreciative of everyone's efforts.
Alliance Middle School will be hosting its annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on Nov. 11, at 8 a.m. Any veteran, as well as current service men and women, are invited and encouraged to attend. If you or someone you know would be interested in sharing what it means to be a veteran, their own story or speaking about the price of freedom by participating in our assembly, please contact Jaime Brown at email@example.com, Keith McGeehen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Courtney Legros at email@example.com.
AMS Food & Hygiene Drive
AMS eighth grade student council will be collecting non-perishable food and hygiene items to help families in our community. This year we are playing BINGO. Each homebase will have a BINGO card and will work together. There will be two homebase winners; the first to get a full BINGO card will receive a pizza party and the homebase that has the highest total items will receive a cookie party. Thank you for supporting this effort.
Reminders for Parents
- Oct 24 - AMS Strings Spooktacular @ AHS
- Oct 25 - End of First Nine Weeks
- Oct. 25 - Fall Picture Retakes
- Oct. 25 - Early Dismissal - 12:20 p.m.
- Oct. 29 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 p.m.
- Nov. 1 - First Nine Weeks Report Cards Distributed
Alliance High School
AHS Band Concert
The AHS Band concert is Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the AHS Auditorium. Be there for a great performance from the Pride of the Sky.
The Social Studies Department at Alliance High School has organized a Veteran's Day Assembly to honor those who have served our country. The assembly is open to the public and will take place in the auditorium on Friday, Nov. 8 from 1:45-2:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend should try to arrive by 1:30 p.m. Reserved seating will be provided for veterans and their guests, by RSVP. To RSVP, please email Joe Beichler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Linda Poole at 330-829-2247 and let him/her know the number in your party. If you are not a veteran or accompanying a veteran, there is no need to RSVP.
The opening of the assembly will feature a slideshow of veteran's pictures. If you would like a veteran's picture included, please email the photo (along with the name and rank/branch) to Joe Beichler at email@example.com. If you are unable to send an electronic image, you may stop by the AHS main office to have a photo scanned. The image will be scanned by one of the main office secretaries and returned to you immediately. If you have sent in an image for past years' assemblies, it is already included in the slideshow, and there is no need to resend it. Pictures must be received by Nov. 6 to be included in this year's assembly.
The 12th Annual Strings Spooktacular, a spooky orchestra concert, will take place on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in the AHS auditorium. Eighth grade and high school orchestra members will be performing a variety of creepy selections while wearing costumes, of course. Please join us - if you dare. Admission is free, but donations will be collected for the National Honor Society canned food/personal care item drive.
The Annual ACS Coat Give-Away is Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Alliance Community Center, 405 S. Linden Ave., from 4-6 p.m. Any student in need of a coat is welcome to attend this event. There will be one coat given to each person.