Alder Creek Middle School is a California "School to Watch" dedicated to meeting unique needs of early adolescents. Alder Creek is THE place for middle-schoolers! It is where students thrive emotionally, socially, and academically.
- Personalize learning to engage and challenge every scholar
- Providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum in a climate of positive relationships
- Students to have a voice in their learning and to continue to be motivated to do as well as they possibly can
- Acceleration in math
- 1-1 Chromebook program
- Through simulations, design thinking, project-based learning, Google classrooms, and Explicit Direct Instruction we are able to make learning come alive for all students
- Problem Based Learning and Design Thinking
Alder Creek Middle School
Cougar News, 2018
September 23, 2018
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DINING FOR SCHOOLS CARDS
Dining for Schools cards go on sale Sept 15! Enjoy 50% off an individual dinner entrée at over 40 participating local restaurants while supporting Tahoe Truckee schools. Learn more or buy online at www.exined.org, or buy in person at Safeway (Truckee & Kings Beach), Save Mart (Truckee & Tahoe City), Mountain Hardware and Sports (Truckee) or The Store (Tahoe City).
HOMEWORK CLUB IS STARTING THIS WEEK
Homework Club is starting! Homework club is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays will be in Ms. Schneider's room M-9 and Thursdays will be in Mr. Daniel's room M-2. 2:20 to 3:20. Students need to come to homework club with work or a reading book. If you'd like to check your student out early, please come to the office.
SHADY CREEK FOR 6th GRADE-PLEASE READ
We are very excited knowing that we are off to Shady Creek next week. Here are the directions for Shady Creek:
Packing - be sure to double check the recommended packing list so you have everything you will need for the trip!
Tuesday morning, October 2nd -
Students MUST arrive to school on this day by PRIVATE VEHICLE. Luggage is not allowed on the TTUSD busses. Students report to school at the normal time on Tuesday and take their gear directly to the cafetorium.
Friday pick up-October 5-
Student return from Shady Creek today at 1:45pm
Students MUST be picked up by private vehicle. Luggage is not allowed on the TTUSD busses.
Boys and Girls Club Middle School Program Coming Soon!
Have you heard?
BGCNLT is expanding our Truckee Program to Alder Creek Middle School this Fall! The new middle school site is scheduled to open on Tuesday, October 16th. The Alder Creek Middle School Site will offer programming on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from school release time until 5:30pm. The program will take place on Alder Creek's campus.
An annual membership for this program is $100. Additionally, we ask that all parents attend an orientation in order to secure a program spot for their child(ren). Please see below for the required orientation nights:
Required Parent Orientation Nights (at Alder Creek Middle School)
October 2nd at 5:00 p.m.
October 4th at 6:00 p.m.
October 10th at 5:30 p.m.
We can't wait to start BGCNLT programming at Alder Creek Middle School! If you have any questions, please contact the Alder Creek Middle School Site Manager, Katie O'Brien, email@example.com or (530) 582-3760
FALL DANCE FUNDRAISER
This is our ONE and ONLY major fundraiser for the year. ACMS is hosting the 4th annual dance a thon. Funds will benefit all students at ACMS. The funds will support the music program, school dances, sports, class field trips, Student of the month, Olympics, and 8th grade graduation. Parent volunteers are greatly appreciated.
The fall fundraiser dance is Friday, September 28 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the cafetorium. The evening begins with our talented ACMS Jazz Band playing a few tunes followed by a DJ who will help you dance the evening away! The cost is 20.00 per person and is open to ALL 6-8th grade students in the Truckee area. Please join us for an evening of music, friendship and free food!
Students must be picked up no later than 8:00 p.m.
Remember-the safety of our students and our staff is a priority and we all must do our part. If you see something you perceive as unsafe or does not seem right, report it on the anonymous tip line and help keep our schools a safe place to learn and play. Report crime at We-Tip: 1-800-78-CRIME or at www.wetip.com
The Alder Creek Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) encourages you to come join us! Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 9 at 7:45 a.m. in the ACMS Staff Room. Our mission is to promote open communications between parents and staff and enrich our parent-teacher-student community. Find out more about what we’re doing on our website and share your ideas or ask questions at the PTO email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the ways we support our great school is by raising money to support field trips, events, and equipment. Along with fundraising events, such as our upcoming Disneyland Ticket Drawing—details coming soon—we have several ongoing programs. Here are two of them:
Amazon Smile. If you have an existing Amazon account, you can use the same account on Amazon.com and smile.amazon.com. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price of eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.”
- Go to: https://smile.amazon.com
- Select charitable organization- Alder Creek Middle School PTO
Boxtops. Please bring your Boxtops for Education in to the office - we have placed a receptacle there.
See our Fundraising page for more easy ways to help us raise money.
Check us out on Facebook - Please like us on Facebook to see updates and photos: https://www.facebook.com/TruckeeACMSPTO/
Visit our web page at http://acmsparentteacher.weebly.com/
LOOKING AHEAD: SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
Back to School Dance September 28 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Shady Creek Outdoor Education October 2-5 6th field trip
Teachers PD Day October 1 No school
BGCNLT-parent orientation night October 2 5:00 p.m.
BGCNLT-parent orientation night October 4 6:00 p.m.
BGCNLT-parent orientation night October 10 5:30 p.m.
Minimum Day October 10 11:40 Dismissal
Picture Retake Day October 11 In PE classes
Parent Night-Grading October 18 Library (6:00-7:00)
ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) October 18- Library (7:00-8:00)
Conference Week October 22-26 11:40 Dismissal
Sierra Sun, July 13, 2018
Sierra Sun, July 6, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Girls Basketball @ ACMS
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Hearing Van- 8th grade
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CC- ST Retro Race
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Boys soccer @ Mendive
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Girls Bball @ ACMS
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome Back to School Dance
October 2, 2018