Andrews Middle School News Archive

2017-2018 School Calendar- Updated Jun. 30th

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Master Events Calendar

School Calendar

Tuesday, August 29 is the first day of school for grades 1 through 12.

Wednesday, September 6 is the first day of school for kindergarten students.

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2017 8th Grade Fun Night

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

New photo by Paul D’Alleva

Summer Reading 2017

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

summer reading

ELA: Elementary Grades K-5

ELA: Middle & High School Grades 6-12

Social Studies: High School Grades 9-12

Summer School Information

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Grades 6 & 7

Grades 8-12

Summer Camps & Other Activities- Updated

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Grades K-6

The Summer Fun Program will be offered through Medford Community Schools at Medford High School.  The program runs for (8) weeks from June 26th – August 18th, for students K-6.  Students will have an opportunity to participate  in a number of activities including sports, games, arts, crafts, movies, swimming and much, much, more.  Families can sign up on a weekly basis.  The program runs from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  The cost is $145 per week and includes breakfast everyday and pizza on Fridays!  Contact the Community Schools Office at (781) 393-2226 or download the registration form here.

Middle School (grades 6-8)

Middle School Computer Science Camp will provide students with the opportunity to explore the field of computer science and design, as well as, program real working mobile apps.  This camp is available to Medford through the Middle School Pathways in Computer Science Program, and is funded by the National Science Foundation, so there is no fee to attend.  Lunch is provided daily.  The camp is located at the McGlynn Middle School.  Camp dates are:  Mon/July 17th -Fri/July 21st.  Camp runs from 9 AM – 3:30 PM.  For information about this camp, please contact Molly Laden at mladen@medford.k12.ma.us

Medford Vocational Technical High School  CTE Explore Camp is for incoming 8th grade students from the McGlynn and Andrews Middle Schools who would like the opportunity to explore the various offerings in career and technical education that are offered at MTHS.  CTE Explore will run for two weeks:  July 10th-13th and July 17th-20th (Monday-Thursday) from 8 AM – 12 noon.  The cost for the two week program is $150 and includes one hour of swimming and a daily snack.  Due to the nature of this program, availability is limited.  Students will be enrolled on a first come/first serve basis.  For more information, please contact Jill Sawyer at jsawyer@medford.k12.ma.us

All Ages

The Medford Recreation Department is offering weekly events all summer.  There are events at local parks, plus Wrights Pond and the Tufts Pool will be opening at the end of June.  All information about Medford’s Summer Recreation Program can be found online at www.medfordma.org/summer or in the Recreation Guide which can be picked up at Medford City Hall, the Medford Family Network, the Medford Public Library, and at many other locations throughout the City. Stop by the City of Medford’s table at Medford Day on June 4 and Circle the Square on June 15 to learn more about the programs being offered and to pick up a Recreation Guide.  To speak with someone about all programs, please call 781-393-2486 or email medfordrecreation@medford-ma.gov.

Ages 0-5

The Medford Family Network hosts Traveling Playgroups in different parks, all summer from 9:30 AM – 11 AM, weather permitting The park schedule runs  Mondays-Thursday.  The Medford Family Network also hosts different events throughout the summer.  To obtain a complete list of the Traveling Playgroups Schedule, along with any MFN special summer events, you can go to medfordfamilies.org.

Sports Camps (ages vary)

The Mustang Basketball Program will once again be hosting a summer camp the weeks of June 26th and July 10th.  Girls and Boys entering grades K-9 are encouraged to participate.  The camp will held at Medford High School.  The time of the camp, is daily, 9 AM – 2:00 PM. and the camps will be held  June 26th – June 30th and  July 10th – July 14th.   Cost per camper – $160 for one week – $290 for two weeks.   Family cost (2 or more children) – $135 per student per week.  For further information, please contact Coach John Skerry at jskerry@medford.k12.ma.us

There will be a Swim Clinic at the Medford High School Pool – August 14th- 18th from 2 PM- 5 PM – Cost $75 per student Ages-8-13 years old – The Swim Clinic exposes swimmers to competitive swim team activities.  Student will watch swimming technique videos, do exercises and drills on land and in the water to strengthen swimming form and efficiency.  They will do relay games. Swimmers should be at least a Level 3 Swimmer, and able to swim on top of the water and float in deep water without assistance.  For further information or to register, please contact Coach Mary Judge at mjudge@medford.k12.ma.us

Summer Soccer Camp- all ages- August 14 through August 18. Please click here to download the flier & registration form (Word).

Medford Volleyball Camp Come join the Medford High School Volleyball team and Head Coach Taylor Dyer for a week of skills, drills, and game play. Boys and Girls, grades 6-9, are welcome to come and learn all about the sport of volleyball.

When: July 31st- August 4th

Time: 8:30 am – 12:00pm

Where: Medford High School

Cost : $110

Please contact Coach Dyer at tdyer@medford.k12.ma.us

City of Medford Summer Recreation Program

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Mayor Stephanie M. Burke is excited to announce the 2017 Summer Recreation Program. Registration is now open for over 20 athletic and hands-on programs.

Athletic clinics include soccer, flag football, softball, swimming and more for ages ranging from 3 to adults. Hands-on programs introduce youth ages 5-14 to creative activities such as computing, filmmaking, Lego workshops, rocket-making and more.

Medford’s popular 6-week Parks Program is also returning, giving youth an opportunity to get outside and play from 9am-1pm each day from July 10 to August 18. This year, all activities will take place in a different single park throughout Medford each week, bringing all youth together in one location. Activities will include sports, games, crafts, and more and the park locations will be Harris Park, Barry Park, Carr Park, Tufts Park, Morrison Park, and Playstead Park. The Free Lunch Program will provide youth ages 18 and under with lunch at no-cost at five of the six locations. (There will be no free lunch at Playstead Park).

Residents are also invited to get out and cool off at Wright’s Pond and Tufts Pool which are scheduled to open on June 24. Wright’s Pond is open to residents only, and vehicle and walk-in passes will be on sale beginning June 1st. Tufts Pool is open to residents and non-residents, and family and individual passes will also be on sale on June 1st. All passes can be purchased online at www.medfordma.org/summer, by mail, or in the Treasurer/Collector’s Office at Medford City Hall during normal operating hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm; Wednesdays from 8:30am to 7:30pm, and Fridays from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Pool passes can no longer be purchased at Tufts Pool.

“In the winter of 2017, over 1,300 people responded to a survey designed to gather feedback about what our community wants to see in a Recreation Program in Medford,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Burke. “We’re excited to incorporate this feedback into our summer program, and will be proposing during budget cycle a full-time Recreation Department for the fall of 2017 which will offer year-round programming and will further incorporate the important feedback from the community gathered in the survey.”

All information about Medford’s Summer Recreation Program can be found online at www.medfordma.org/summer or in the Recreation Guide which can be picked up at Medford City Hall, the Medford Family Network, the Medford Public Library, and at many other locations throughout the City.

To speak with someone about all programs, please call 781-393-2486 or email medfordrecreation@medford-ma.gov.

Take a look at the new 2017 Recreation Guide!
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Come and Explore Career & Technical Education (CTE) this Summer!

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Attention all incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students!

You are welcome to check out what the Medford Technical High School has to offer. Students can sample a variety of programs in a fun and interactive environment. Our licensed teachers use their industry expertise to teach campers everything from technology to cosmetology. Finish the day with a hour free swim at the MHS Pool!

Week 1 – July 10th – 13th – (Monday – Thursday – 8 AM – 12 noon)
Week 2 – July 17th – 20th – (Monday-Thursday – 8 AM – 12 noon)

$150 per student – Snack Included – Transportation is NOT included. Students must be in good academic and behavioral standing, a well as, demonstrate a strong work ethic.

A minimum of (12) students are necessary for program to run.

Please contact Martha McCarthy at 781-393-2260 or via email at mmcarthy@medford.k12.ma.us, for registration information. You can also download the registration form here (PDF).

Medford Community Schools Summer Fun Program Grades K-6

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Medford Community Schools is offering their popular summer vacation camp at the Medford High School with Director Anthony Petrelis and staff.

Your child will participate in a number of activities from sports, games, arts & crafts, movies, swimming, and much more!

Registration

Doors Open/Drop-Off at 7:30 am
Doors Close/Pick-Up at 4:30 pm

NO DAILY RATES AVAILABLE- WEEKLY ONLY
RATE $145.00 per week

Dates
Week 1: June 26 – June 30
Week 2: July 3 –7– ( July 4th closed)
Week 3: July 10 – 14
Week 4: July 17 -21
Week 5: July 24 -28
Week 6: July 30 – Aug 4
Week 7: Aug 7 – 11
Week 8: Aug 14 – 18

***Breakfast is provided everyday and Pizza Day is every Friday for lunch***

Please bring:
Sneakers
Sandals (for pool only)
Towel
Bathing Suit
Sunscreen
Snack
Lunch
Water bottle
Any medications – to be given by licensed EMT

Making Mobile Apps Free Summer Camp

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

A Free 5-Day Camp for
Middle School Students

Don’t just use apps, learn to make them!

Spend a week with friends and school mates making apps that work on mobile devices. Learn about the exciting world of programming. Make apps that help you and your community!

Students will learn to use MIT App Inventor, a visual programming tool, that is powerful yet easy to learn, and allows creation of amazing apps that run on Android tablets and phones.

Campers will participate in project based activities with the assistance of qualified computer science educators.

Campers will collaborate with community partners, develop problem solving and programming skills while learning about the field of computer science.

Activities center around learning new skills, working in groups, and working with community partners. Students will form a team and publish a real, functioning app in the Google Play app store.

At the end of the week, campers will present their final apps to their friends, family and other members of their community.

This is the final year of our grant-funded summer camp. There is no charge for registration students attend for free. Lunch and all necessary materials are provided.

No prior experience necessary. Space is limited!

Registration Deadline: March 1st, 2017

Camp dates: July 17th – 21st (1 Week)

Camp schedule: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Camp location: Medford McGlynn School

Contact:
Akira Kamiya
akamiya@medford.k12.ma.us
781-396-9952

See more information and register here: cspathways.org/families

Register online at link above or by mail with paper form (download here).

AMS 2016 DESE School Report Card

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Dear Parents or Guardians:

We are pleased to enclose the Andrews Middle School 2016 DESE “report card”. Report cards answer important questions about a school’s overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.

In this report you will find the following important information about our school:
Student enrollment and teacher quality: This section of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our school as compared to the district and the state. If your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:
• Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach
• Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver
• The college degree and major of your child’s teacher
• Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications

Assessment results: This section of the report shows how our students are performing on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and/or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests as compared to the district and the state.
School and district accountability information: This section of the report contains three important pieces of information:
• Accountability and Assistance Levels: Schools and districts are placed into one of five accountability and assistance levels (1-5), with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. Our school has been placed into Level 2 because of Not meeting gap narrowing goals.
• School Percentiles: A school percentile between 1 and 99 is reported for most schools. This number shows the overall performance of our school relative to other schools that serve the same or similar grades. Our school percentile is 51. This means that our school is performing higher than 49 percent of other the middle schools in the state.
• Progress and Performance Index (PPI): The PPI is a number that indicates our school’s progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, or, in other words, helping all students reach proficiency and be prepared for success after high school. Massachusetts has set a goal of reducing proficiency gaps by half between the years 2011 and 2017. For a group of students to be considered to be making sufficient progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, its cumulative PPI must be 75 or higher.
We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. Some of the ways you can become involved are:
• Encouraging your child’s learning at home
• Attending parent-teacher meetings and other special meetings
• Serving as a volunteer in our school or district
• Encouraging other parents to become involved

For more information about our school’s report card or to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers, please feel free to contact us at the Andrews Middle School.

Sincerely,
Paul D’Alleva

Click here for PDF of Overview Report

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Click here for PDF of Complete Report

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School Report Card, Accountability Information, & “Right-to-Know”
The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires districts to annually prepare and distribute district and school report cards to the parents/guardians of all children enrolled in district schools. Report cards must include information related to (1) assessments, (2) accountability, and (3) teacher quality as that information applies to the district as a whole and as it applies to each school within the district. In addition to the report cards themselves, federal law requires that certain information be communicated to families of children enrolled in a district’s schools. This information must include, at a minimum: (1) the accountability and assistance level of the child’s school and district; (2) the reason for the level designation, such as the aggregate or high needs groups not meeting cumulative progress and performance index (PPI) targets; (3) an explanation of what the level designation means; (4) an explanation of the school and/or district improvement activities the district has initiated to increase performance in Level 2-4 schools, and how parents/guardians can become involved in school and district improvement activities; and (5) for Title I schools, information about right-to-know requirements regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teacher(s).

Ongoing Textile Recycling Fundraiser

Friday, September 18th, 2015
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