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 17, 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.
Shady Creek for 6th Students
We are looking for a “camp doctor/nurse” for the Shady Creek week. Please let Mrs. Larson know if you can help.
We would like to publicly thank the Alder Creek PTO for a huge donation. The PTO is contributing a substantial amount that will help offset the cost of transportation. We are also receiving generous financial support from Measure A! Many, many thanks go out to all of these organizations.
Shady Creek Outdoor School is a residential environment science camp designed for 6th grade students. A $240 donation, primarily to help defray the expenses, is due as soon as possible.
Our goal is to teach the whole child including: developing a feeling of personal responsibility to help preserve, conserve and enhance our environment; developing heightening observation skills to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the natural world; and developing a feeling of self-confidence and self-acceptance while also instilling the ability to cooperate with and appreciate the diversity of others.
Dates: October 2-5 (Tuesday thru Friday)
Location: 18601 Pathfinder Way, Nevada City CA
ACMS has a Facebook page. Please like us on FACEBOOK.
DINING FOR SCHOOLS CARDS
Excellence in Education's Dining for Schools cards go on sale on Sept 15. If you have the opportunity to share the following in your emails or newsletters to families, we'd appreciate it! Thanks!
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).
Boys and Girls Club Middle School Program Coming Soon!
The Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe would like to introduce the Alder Creek Middle School Program, opening in October! Programs will include STEM, Education, Sports, Fitness, Recreation, Fine Arts, and Performing Arts, Healthy Lifestyles, Life Skills, and Character & Leadership. We are very excited to expand programs in Truckee for grades 6th-8th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Registration will be held in the first week of October prior to the program’s kickoff.
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
Honor Roll Breakfast (7th) September 20 7:50-8:30 a.m.
Honor Roll Breakfast (8th) September 21 7:50-8:30 a.m.
Back to School Dance September 28 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Teachers PD Day October 1-No school
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
Shady Creek Outdoor Education October 2-5 6th field trip
Sierra Sun, July 13, 2018
Sierra Sun, July 6, 2018
7:45 AM - 8:30 PM 3rd Trimester Honor Roll-7th grade
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Boys basketball open gym
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Girls Bball @ SLT
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM 3rd Trimester Honor Roll-8th grade
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CC- ASC
September 25, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Girls Basketball @ ACMS
September 26, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Hearing Van- 8th grade
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CC- ST Retro Race
September 27, 2018