January 27, 2020
New Role, New Ways to Make a Difference
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Assistant Director of Judicial and Community Affairs . I am very excited to take on this role as it allows me to play a more integral part in our student’s acclimation to ASMS as well as to build rapport with them throughout their career at ASMS. Since I am not new to the ASMS community, I already have a sense of pride for the great opportunities the school provides to families.

Initially, I started as a Personal Counselor where I was able to utilize my formal education and skillset in building and maintaining trusting relationships with those students needing an extra layer of support. This position allowed me to see students thrive, feel empowered, and excel due to having a great support system.

Next, I took on the role of Academic Counselor where I worked closer with students in learning their expectations and goals for choosing ASMS. In addition, I worked with students while preparing their schedules to ensure they met graduation requirements. These two positions have allowed me to see both sides of student life at ASMS.

My new role is considered a blending of my former roles. I am passionate about youth and their ability to maneuver through life in a community style mindset. As a member of the ASMS community, I hope to model as well as guide our students to good citizenship. In closing, I feel most fortunate to have this opportunity to help shape our future leaders and continue to make a difference in student’s lives!

Katrina Thompson
Assistant Director of Judicial and Community Affairs
Deadline Approaching - 2021 Trip to Spain!
Mrs. Brewer will be leading an educational tour to  Madrid and Andalusia  for ASMS Special Projects 2021. The cost will go up $50 after January 31 . This trip is open to current ASMS sophomores and juniors who will be returning to ASMS next year. Click here to see the itinerary and cost information. For more information, reach out to Mrs. Brewer (sbrewer@asms.net).
Money Please
The Parents’ Association provides enrichment grants to support and enhance the learning experience, improve climate and build a sense of community at ASMS. 
The PA is opening a second opportunity to apply for grants this year through the  application form Application deadline is February 15, 2020.  

Questions? E-mail the Grant Committee Chair (David Mercer,  dmercer@gmail.com ) or talk to Vanessa Joly in the library.
Two Bits, Four Bits Hey!
ASMS Cheerleaders are having one last Pep Rally this season for Spring Sports Teams!! Come out to the Gym this Wed. Jan. 29 at 4:00 PM to win some prizes. The person who knows the most TikTok dances and the person who finds the most glow sticks will each win a gift card. There's also a really cool dance you will not want to miss!

The Finals Countdown
View the 2019-2020 Winter Term final examination schedule here .
Be My Valentine
Students - Key Club is selling Valentines candy grams for $1 . They come with candy and a personalized message of your choice to your friends. Message Noah Clifton (noah.clifton@asms.net) or Zoe Blair (zoe.blair@asms.net) for more details!
Don't Miss the Bus
Parents - The sign up for the bus for Mardi Gras break is now on Campsite . Sign up by Mon., Feb. 17 .
Show You Care
Parents - SGA is selling Exam Care packages for $15.00. The sign up is under "forms" on Campsite . Jan. 31 is the deadline.
Lend a Helping Hand
Parents - Volunteers are still needed for GeekFest on January 31st starting at 9:00 PM and ending around 4:30 AM on Saturday, February 1st!

There are 2 shifts! Friday, January 31st 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM (Saturday, February 1st) and 1:00 AM - 4:30 AM on Saturday, February 1st.

Click here to signup for shift that works best for you! Your help and willingness to serve at this event is greatly appreciated!!
School Calendar
Good News
The ASMS President's Office hosted a luncheon to
celebrate students who have a 4.0 GPA!
Congratulations to our All-State Band / District Honor Band members:

Tabitha Watson: Flute
Cary Xiao: Baritone Sax
Elbread Roh: 2nd alternate
Trumpet: District Honor Band
SGA hosted a renovation day for the game room. Stay tuned for the final result!
The ASMS Theatre Production class presented the comedy murder mystery, Clockwork , this past weekend!
ASMS hosted the third round of the Mobile-Baldwin Counties Chess League with over 200 participants. The event kicked off with our Chess Team Pep Rally, and cheerleaders performed a “Thank You, Chess” routine. The final round is next month, and our varsity team is one victory away from finishing  1st overall !
ASMS senior Nathan Lusco was honored by the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter with the Good Citizenship Award . Nathan’s nomination highlighted his service providing AV support to ASMS, his general positive attitude, and his proven excellence as an ASMS community member!
The results of the Doubles Smash Tournament are in! Third place goes to Zamarian Bryant and Christian McKinnon . Second place is Will Howton and Veda Joshi . First place goes to Jacob Kim and Clark Tipton . Congratulations!
Ms. Hoequist's Beginning French class cooked from authentic Francophone recipes that they translated themselves. They enjoyed these dishes as a class and had a culinary experience of French culture around the world.
Congrats to our 1st and 3rd place teams in the MaPP (Mathematical Puzzle Problems) competition yesterday! Fun was had by all.
We are so proud of our very own Zoe Blair ! She is an ASMS senior from Mobile, AL and has been serving as an Azalea Trail Maid for the Mobile community this past year.  Read her #trailmadetuesday feature here !
Dr. Gerard and Mr. Dolbeare hosted Ms. Amanda Rachels in their Heroes and History class . Ms. Rachels is a Baldwin county resident who makes her living illustrating comic books for her company, Inverse Press.  She shared her love of drawing and creating visual stories with the class and answered dozens of questions from the students.
ASMS Admissions recently hosted the J.E. Turner Elementary School national honor society students for a visit on campus. ASMS students from the rocketry team taught the students about STEM, physics, and building rockets. They also launched rockets for the students on West Campus! 
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