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
December 9, 2018
Cougar News is a weekly communication that comes out via email. This weekly update is brought to you by the ACMS staff in an attempt to keep parents and students informed as to the “happenings” at ACMS.
ACMS students read 112,464,157 words during the first trimester. Amazing!
WINTER BREAK READING CHALLENGE
Read two good fit books over winter break and pass the AR quizzes for a surprise celebration! See Mrs. Warren or Mrs. Lally for more information.
LOST AND FOUND
Lost but not yet found--check out the lost and found in the front foyer. We have many valuable items that have been left at school.
ACMS has a Facebook page. Please like us on FACEBOOK.
SHADY CREEK-DONATIONS PLEASE
Shady Creek was a huge success! If you planned to make payments or have not yet paid for your student to attend, we are still accepting money. The trip is not yet paid for and all donations are truly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support for this valuable program.
COAT AND FOOD DRIVE
Attention Cougars-- We are continuing to collect coats for our community. We are also collecting food and toys for those in need. Please bring your gently used or new coats & toys to the office. Non perishable food items such as canned pumpkin, macaroni and cheese or rice are needed.The deadline for donations is Wednesday December 12th.
SNOW DAY AUTOMATED CALLS
There will be two calls for students and families, 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. The system will default to 6:00 a.m. unless the site is notified of the earlier request. Please change in Parent Portal. Delayed starts are options still: 2 hour delay. Please download the TTUSD App.
SKIING FOR SCHOOLS
Thanks to the generosity of North Tahoe resorts, skiers and snowboarders are able to pre-purchase reduced rate lift tickets and trail passes through the Excellence in Education Skiing for Schools program.
Ticket holders can enjoy flexibility in terms of when lift tickets can be used, as resorts offer validity throughout the season to get on the slopes, save money and contribute to the success of local students. Participating resorts include Homewood, Northstar California, Tahoe Donner Downhill, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, Tahoe XC, and Tahoe Donner Cross Country. Tickets are not available for purchase at the resorts but may be pre-purchased online at www.exined.org or in person at Tahoe Dave’s ski shops. Trail passes for Tahoe XC are also available at Alpenglow in Tahoe City and Paco’s in Truckee.
Get out and enjoy the snow!
Click here for program details!
PTO's first Movie and Game Night of the year was a success and we wish to give a big THANK YOU to our helpful parent volunteers and the ACMS staff.
—-> Congratulations to Marie and Dick Abbey, who won our Disneyland Ticket Giveaway!
ACMS PTO encourages you to shop locally--Please support our local merchants and thank them for the generous support that they give our school.
Please join us! Our next meeting is Tuesday, December 11 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: email@example.com.
LOOKING AHEAD: SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
December 11 Winter Band Concert 6:00-7:30
December 11 PTO Meeting 7:45-8:45
December 21-January 6 Winter Break
Nordic Update November 29, 2018: Please go the the Nordic page under the Athletics tab
Principal’s Corner: Setting some myths to rest about Sierra High and Cold Stream Alternative schools
Sierra Sun, October 12, 2018
Sierra Sun, October 12, 2018