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AMS Weekly Update

Posted Date: 11/18/2022

AMS Weekly Update

AMS Parent Update

Friday, November 18, 2022    From:  Mrs. Amy Champlin, Principal & Mrs. Azure Henwood, Assistant Principal



There will be no school Wednesday, November 23 - 27 for Thanksgiving Break. School will resume on Monday, November 28th.

Fundraiser Deadline Extended
Thank you to all our AMS families who have participated thus far in our fundraising efforts. We are at $28,216.68 and so close to our goal of $30,000 that we are extending the deadline to Monday in order to have one final push to reach our goal. 

If you have not already registered, please go to the PLEDGESTAR website (LINK) and help us reach our goal!  This link will allow you to donate without attaching your donation to a student. OR if you prefer to just send a cash donation, that would be great too!  Every little bit helps!  Thank you for your continued support of AMS!!  

Spelling Bee
AMS Spelling Bee:  Wednesday, November 30th, 3:00 PM

Scholar’s Bowl Information
Tryouts will begin the week of November 28th. The students will need to sign up through Google Classroom using the Code p55e4wp for the day they will compete in the buzzer challenge to determine the teams. Please contact Mrs. Whetstone with any questions you have. Boys Basketball and Basketball Cheerleaders are not eligible due to conflicting seasons!

Kansas Honor Flight
An AMS student designed this t-shirt as part of her Salute to Service project and would like to invite you to visit the website to read more about Kansas Honor Flight and possibly make a purchase.  We will not be handling any of the money or delivery of the shirts.

“I am Brooke and my family is actively involved in volunteering with Kansas Honor Flight. I love this organization for many reasons. I love the amazing people I get to meet. I also am so grateful for what Veterans have done for me and the freedom I have, because of them. I respect and adore Veterans tremendously. These are the reasons I want to raise money for more Veterans to go on a Honor Flight Trip.

Kansas Honor Flight is an organization that sends veterans on a life changing trip to Washington D.C. There they get to visit and honor their memorials, at no cost to them!! Afterwards they receive an amazing welcome home ceremony that many Veterans never got to experience.  Kansas Honor Flight helps to bring closure and peace to the people that fought for our freedom and put their life on the line for us.”

Kansas Honor Flight

From the Counseling Office
It is that time of year when we are starting to see the absences roll in due to illness. Here are a few tips if your student has to miss school:

1) If your student is feeling well enough, please encourage them to stay up-to-date in their Google Classrooms. Most of the time, absent students are able to get what they need to stay on track this way. 

2) Encourage your student to rest and recover. School is important, but your student's and family's health is more important.

3) Communicate with the school. Please report absences to Mrs. Parr, our attendance secretary. Provide doctor's notes when available.

It's never too early to get excited about our futures! Throughout the course of the year, AMS students will be participating in college/career explorations through our online platform, Xello. Sixth grade students just completed their Interest Inventory called "Matchmaker" that matches up their interests with possible careers. Students are able to show you their Xello accounts at home - ask to see them and strike up a conversation about your student's future!


From the AMS Counseling Office - November - Kindness Month


Student Mental Health Resource
Join us for the next installment of our Family Talk series. Alysia Rich, family engagement consultant, and school counselors will discuss children's mental health as they progress through their school years. They will offer tips and strategies for how to support your child's mental well being. For more resources, please visit

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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.


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