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Girls' Volleyball Teams Score Big On and Off the Court
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The AMS girls' 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams showcased remarkable teamwork and determination this season, resulting in impressive victories that highlighted their individual skills and collective synergy.

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Silk Screen Printing
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Art Teacher Mr. Howard Kanter recently taught students how to print an image on fabric using a silk screening technique.

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Jumping Jack Math Experiment
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Students in Ms. Erin Purdue's math class participated in a jumping jack experiment recently.

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A Book Tasting at AMS
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Algonquin Middle School seventh graders recently participated in a book tasting, which consisted of a literary exploration of free verse texts. 

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Cook County Judge Visits AMS
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Cook County Judge Sharon Kanter visited Algonquin Middle School recently to talk to students about the US court system and her role as a judge.

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Using Math in the Stock Market
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Gina DeRaimo, Senior Vice President and Head of the Options Institute at Cboe Global Markets, visited the AMS Math Chicks Club to talk about stocks, trading, and investing and how it relates to math.

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Celebrating the Joy of Cooking!
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Each month, Algonquin Middle School students have the chance to celebrate the joy of cooking!

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AMS Food Backpack Program
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The Community Backpack Project (CBP) is an outreach program of the Self-Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines.

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Student Lead Craft Fair
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On Tuesday December 12th, more than 10 students, and two school clubs, sold their wares at the first AMS Craft Show.

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AMS Girls Club
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Recently the Algonquin Middle School Girls Club went to Forest Elementary School to read a book and complete a craft with the first grade classrooms.

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Growth Through Music Therapy
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Music therapy is offered at Algonquin Middle School through the Structured Teaching Education Program (STEP) every other week.

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Using Math in Exercise!
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Former Algonquin Math Teacher and Founder and Head Coach of CD Fitness, Cheryl De Guzman Capadocia, stopped by AMS to talk to the sixth graders about how math can be used in exercise. 

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Students Take Flight!
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Flight Club at Algonquin Middle School is all about aviation.

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AMS Cheer Team
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The 23-24 AMS Cheer Team has been working hard throughout the Girls and Boys Basketball seasons.

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STEP Program's Coffee Cart
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The STEP program at Algonquin Middle School runs a coffee cart every Friday.

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Astronomy Night at AMS
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Algonquin Middle School hosted its annual Family Astronomy Night on October 24. 

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AMS PBIS Program!
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This is the third year of our PBIS program here at AMS.

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AMS Girls Basketball
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The girls basketball season is wrapping up here at Algonquin and it has been a successful season overall for both 7th and 8th grade teams.

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Full STEAM Ahead!
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As part of their unit about microscopes, 7th grade science students in Mrs. Wiemann's and Mr. Yamane's classes participated in a STEAM project with our art teacher Mr. Kanter. 

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Cross Country Collaboration
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As we are approaching the halfway point through the cross country season, the kids are starting to see their hard work pay off. 

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Former Navy Pilot Visits the Math Chicks Club!
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In a continued effort to inspire girls to love math and support their college and career readiness, sixth grade girls met with a former Navy pilot on Wednesday 9/20.

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AMS Service Club!
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AMS Service Club completed their first community outreach project this week in anticipation of fall conferences next week.

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Flag Football Club!
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This is Algonquin Middle Schools second year offering Flag Football. 

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AMS Math Chicks Club!
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Our 6th grade girls got a math boost this week when four professional women came for a visit to Algonquin!

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AMS Open House
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On Thursday August 24th, AMS held their annual open house for the 23-24 school year.

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Welcome Back AMS!
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Algonquin welcomed back 6th, 7th & 8th grade students this week.

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Image of students playing flag football outside
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Twice per quarter, we take time to recognize and reward our students for their hard work and effort.

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