Alliance Early Learning School
Rebecca Clark’s class was visited by Conductor Jamie from Artful Living and Learning to learn about music. The students sang and danced to a variety of songs while learning different notes and beats to music. This program will visit AELS once a week for the next couple of weeks; teaching the students how to learn and explore the world around them in a way that engages their senses while keeping their attention through the use of music.
AELS celebrated Halloween with parties and a parade the parents were invited to. All students were able to show off their costumes to their parents, teachers and fellow classmates.
Alliance Elementary Schools
The third grade students have been studying matter in Science. After learning about physical and chemical changes the students were treated to pancakes which they identified as going through a chemical change. Earlier the students had made their own butter to show a physical change which was served on their pancakes. Learning can be fun and delicious.
Raider Aviator Connection
Senior education majors from The University of Mount Union have been working with second and third graders at Rockhill Elementary since September. The RAC (Raiders Aviators Collaboration) program is in its fifth year, and has proven itself to be a huge success with all students involved. Mount classes are held at Rockhill and after their class session these UMU students work one-on-one with their Rockhill student. The pairings work on reading and writing strategies, grammar and vocabulary. The students from Mount Union plan very engaging literacy activities to share with the Rockhill students. What an excellent example of collaboration, community involvement and an overall love of learning.
Searching for Nouns
Students in first grade enjoyed “Roaming the Room” to hunt for nouns in different sentences. Once the noun was discovered in each sentence, students decided which type of noun it was. Active bodies help make active minds.
The Alliance Elementary Schools had a fun time celebrating Halloween on Friday with parades, costumes and parties.
Upcoming Important Dates:
- Nov. 4 - Rockhill Bookmobile
- Nov. 5 - No school
- Nov. 7 & 12 - Parent Teacher Conference
Alliance Intermediate School
Students at AIS were treated with a Halloween dance on Friday for their October incentive. The students had a blast dancing and hanging out with their friends.
Alliance Middle School
AMS Halloween Dress Up Day
Time to get Spooky. Bring $1 to your homebase teacher to wear a costume on Halloween. This activity is a fundraiser. The costume must be school appropriate. No masks and no gore.
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 Friday, please see an AMS Student Senate member.
7th Grade Team
Alliance seventh Graders have the opportunity to tour Niagara Falls and Toronto. The tour will depart May 16 and return May 18.
* $100.00 Non-Refundable Deposit due by Nov. 15
* $340.00 Refundable Balance due by April 3
Parente Please Note: The registration list will be completed as of November 15. Late sign ups will be on a space available basis.
Parent/Student Informational Pre-Trip Meeting: October 29 at 7 p.m. Customs information/requirements will be discussed. Bob Jackson from Travelling Classrooms will be here to answer any questions. Please plan to attend.
7th grade Social Studies
In seventh grade social studies, students have been studying how Rome went from being a republic to an empire. Students created Trajan's columns to show the different events from each period of expansion in the Roman Empire. When students completed their columns, they presented them to their peers in class.
AMS will be hosting its annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on November 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 work together. There will be two homebase winners; the first to get a full BINGO card (a pizza party) and the homebase that has the highest total items (a cookie party). Thank you for supporting this effort.
The Alliance Middle School Care Team is gearing up for the Annual AMS Christmas Shop. This year, the shop will run Dec. 9-12. AMS will have the opportunity to shop for loved ones, and/or themselves this holiday season. We are asking our staff and community to clean out their closets and drawers in efforts to donate new or gently used items to the store. If you do not have items to donate but still want to contribute, we are accepting cash/check donations and will use the money to buy items that have been big sellers in the past. Items will cost anywhere from 10 cents to $4.
Reminders for Parents
- Nov. 11 - Veteran’s Day Program- AMS Gym - 8-9 a.m.
- Nov. 22, 25, 26 - AMS All School Book Read
- Nov. 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break
Alliance High School
The Pride of the Sky- AHS Marching Band- celebrated the end of the season with their annual concert. The band performed their stand tunes, halftime shows and completed the concert with the fan favorite, Wipeout.
The eighth grade and AHS orchestra donned costumes for the 12th Annual Strings Spooktacular. The orchestras set the spooky tone for the evening with their haunting musical selections.
Don't miss the Spa-A-Thon on Nov. 7 from noon-6 p.m. Let the cosmetology students pamper you with manicures, pedicures, facials and more. Prices vary from $3-$10. Call 330-829-2251 for an appointment.
Alliance Career Center
The Alliance Career Center Salon is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-9 p.m. A variety of services are offered. All services are completed by cosmetology students under the supervision of a licensed instructor. Appointments are required for all chemical services. Walk-ins are welcome for all other services. Call 330-829-2267 to make an appointment.
The next free laundry event is Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Norge Village, 195 E. State St. Call 330-829-2254 for more information or to make an appointment.
First quarter report cards will be distributed Nov. 1.
Tuesday, Nov. 5 is a Teacher Day, there will be no school for students.