Greetings parents and welcome once again to the exciting world of the UAS Middle School! WOOHOO!!!!
It is hard to believe my eyes, but on the horizon I see November 3, and the final day of quarter 1. WOW, time surely flies when you’re having fun, and please believe me when I share, we are having a LOT of fun in the MS!
On behalf of the teaching staff and leadership team of the UAS MS, I am proud to announce our very first Celebration of Achievement (COA)! WOOHOO!!! We will host the first Middle School student recognition assembly on Monday, November 21 @ 10 AM in the UAS Multi-purpose Hall (MPH). During this assembly, we intend to highlight the achievements of our students in several ways. Two of the awards we will be giving are the “On a Roll” and the Principal’s Scorpion Awards. The details about these two awards are as follows:
“On a Roll” Award: Students selected for the On a Roll award will have exhibited a “growth mindset” and demonstrated considerable improvement during the quarter in any one or a combination of the following areas:
- Arts (Music, Art, Drama, Dance)
- Global Languages
- Learning Support or ELL
Students earning an “On a Roll Award” will be selected by the members of the grade level team. The target each quarter is to select four students (2 boys/2 girls) per grade level, but that number may vary. The final decision is at the discretion of the Grade Level Team Leader and the grade level team.
Principal’s SCORPION Award: A recipient of the Principal’s Scorpion Award is one that best exemplifies the foundational traits of the UAS Mission Statement. A Principal’s Scorpion Award recipient is:
A CARING INDIVIDUAL – A RESPONSIBLE GLOBAL CITIZEN – A CRITICAL THINKER
The Principal’s Scorpion Award recipients are selected by the grade level teaching teams. The target is to honor two students/grade level (1 boy/1 girl) each quarter of the academic year.
Other awards and recognition will surely follow the example set by these two awards, so please stay tuned for more details. It is important to note that the parents of the students who will be recognized will also be invited to attend the COA and join us in celebrating the work of their amazing children. We hope the assembly on November 21, is the first of many opportunities to pause and acknowledge our outstanding students for the extraordinary contributions they are making to our community. I look forward to crossing your path in the very near future. Until then, please take good care and remember: Middle School matters!
Please note the upcoming important MS events:
- November 3: Last day of quarter #1
- November 4: UAS Gala Dinner – sponsored by the PTSO (tickets are on sale every day in the UAS Reception area)
- November 7: MS Principal Coffee – 6 to 7 PM in the Secondary School Library
- November 10: NO school for students – Professional Development for staff
- November 17: Student report cards are available on the Portal
- November 23 & 24: Fall parent/teacher conferences