Mount Airy Middle School- a 2014 School to Watch
Early Dismissal and Teacher Workday
Thursday, October 30 is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 31 is a teacher workday and school will be closed for students.
MAMS Spotlight on Mount Airy City Schools
Show Choir Tree Fundraiser
It's never too early to start thinking about the holiday season! MAMS Show Choir will be selling Trees/Greenery this year, in support of their Disney trip 2015. With premium trees and gorgeous wreaths/garland, MAMS is the best place to get your greenery this year! You can pick up your trees or even get them delivered to your door. These dates are available on the website, so browse through and see what we are offering! Thank you for your support of the Show Choir here at MAMS!!! Click here to purchase a tree or greenery and support our awesome MAMS Show Choir!
We are excited to share a picture slideshow from our recent graduation, click below to see!
We know that without the support of our parents, families, and community that our students would not be as successful. Thank you for helping our students reach this goal.
We wish the Class of 2018 much success as they move on to Mount Airy High School.
**MAMS 2014 8th Grade Graduation**
Check out the latest MAMS 2014 Lip Dub located here on YouTube!
Students and staff of MAMS enjoy celebrating together!
The MAMS Family wishes all students and staff a happy and relaxing summer break!
Bunch Named NCASA Principal of the Year
Principal Susan Bunch has been named the NC Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) Principal of the Year! Her leadership for the 2013-2014 school year along with the hard work of her staff has labeled Mount Airy Middle School as being the "...most successful first year middle school ever!" Ten teams competed this year and earned MAMS a 5th place finish in the state. These accomplishments go to show that MAMS works to teach the whole child and that MACS is committed to creating innovators.
NCASA Recognized MAMS
NCASA recognized MAMS at their annual conference Monday presenting Principal Susan Bunch with the "2013-2014 NC School of Science and Mathematics Challenge Cup 5th place" award. MAMS ranked 5th overall in the state out of 67 middle schools, an incredible finish for a first year of competition!
Dr Greg Little presented Principal Susan Bunch
and MAMS with a bronze
School To Watch plaque for MAMS on
May 6, 2014 at the Board of Education meeting.
Doug Brady, President of NC Middle Level Education (NCMLE) and member of the state
Schools to Watch Committee was on hand for the celebration and presentation. (pictured)
MAMS Assistant Principal Announced
Mount Airy City Schools is pleased to announce that PennyWillard has been named the assistant principal of Mount Airy Middle School. Mrs. Willard has served the students, parents and community of Mount Airy High School since 2012 when she began working as the media coordinator. Through her leadership the media center has become a hub of activity, research, collaboration and learning for both students and teachers. Prior to working in Mount Airy, Mrs. Willard spent 8 years in the Stokes County Schools, working as both a teacher and a media coordinator. Mount Airy Middle School Principal, Susan Bunch, states, “I am very excited that Mrs Willard will be joining the MAMS family. Her passion, motivation, and leadership qualities will further an environment of collaboration and high academic standards.”
Click here to read the full press release.
MAMS Ranks As One of the Best in the Nation
Mount Airy City Schools is proud to announce that Mount Airy Middle School has been named a 2014 National School to Watch! This award designates MAMS as one of the best middle schools in the nation!
The National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform founded this award in 1999 for middle schools that have academic excellence. Many middle schools are often strong in some areas but few are strong in all areas. This award works to identify schools that intersect and are strong in all areas using qualitative and quantitative data. The Forum requires an intense visit of interviews, observation and data collection for this award.
“Schools to Watch is doing absolutely invaluable work in the middle grades. You are helping to lead the field in middle grade reform—and as a nation, we do far too little to celebrate success in education.”
-Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Click here to read the full press release.
Ms. Bunch and SGA members
Elizabeth Marion - President
Simon Cawley - Vice-President
Nabyant Wagoner - Treasurer
Maggie Cooke - Secretary
Meredith Marion - Reporter
Reece Watson - Sergeant at Arms