April 4, 2022
From ASMS Student to ASMS Math Instructor
Dear ASMS Community,

Oh wow, how is it April already? It seems like just yesterday that I started working full-time here at ASMS, but in reality… August was months ago! Coming home (shoutout to c/o ’06!) to teach here has been a delight. I adore that I can share “the experience” of ASMS as an alumna turned teacher. 

I’ve had the pleasure of teaching most of the incoming students in either algebra, trigonometry, or in advanced geometry. Getting to know the incoming class has been charming, and seeing some returning students in integral this term has been a joy. I hope that I’ve helped all my students build good study habits and time management skills. We’ve shared doughnuts, protein shakes, and devoured some pi(e), but what I really want to bestow on my students is my passion for mathematics (and snacks). 

Kristal Webb (ASMS Class of 2006)
ASMS Math Department Instructor

*Pictured: Ms. Webb with her students and the pies she made for Pi Day this year!
Announcements
From the ASMS Class of...
Tomorrow on April 5, 2022 at 12:45pm CST our assembly will feature a virtual ASMS Alumni Panel with 5 graduates of ASMS from varying class years. You can learn more about our panelists hereAs a reminder, the assembly will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams, and attendance for students is required. School community members can join virtually from their devices across campus via the calendar invite or link e-mailed today.
It's a Celebration!
Tomorrow on Tuesday, April 5 during lunch time in the gym, ASMS will honor our long-time employees who are retiring this year.

On Wednesday, April 6 at 3:00pm, ASMS will host the ribbon cutting ceremony for our Outdoor Classroom spaces.

See you there!
Time to Play Pickleball!
On Saturday, April 30th the ASMS Parent Association is hosting the first annual ASMS Pickleball Open as a fundraiser! It is a mixed doubles tournament, and lunch is provided! If you can play, please sign up to play!!! Everyone is welcome to drop by Lott Park in Daphne, and if you want to volunteer to help run the event click that link below.


Student Updates and Opportunities
Lead the Way in Mobile
Youth Leadership Mobile seeks rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who demonstrate leadership potential and wish to become stewards of our Mobile community for the Class of 2023. During the nine-month program, the participants will expand their leadership skills, will be introduced to issues and opportunities in the community, and will learn how their leadership abilities can best fit those needs through the lens of servant leadership.

There are two steps to apply:
1) Submit the student application: A link can be found here.
2) Ask your principal or school administrator to fill out our recommendation form. The link can be found here.

*Please make sure to check the class calendar for conflicts on page one ahead of applying. Some dates are mandatory.

All parts of the application are due by Monday, May 16th, 2022. 
Around the ASMS Community
ASMS Alumna's STEM Podcast Ranked a "Podcast to Watch"
ASMS alumna Dr. Sabrina Walthall (Class of 1993) is the founder of the STEM Lab podcast. ASMS featured one of her podcast episodes for Women’s History Month with women from the ASMS Class of 1993. Now, that podcast has now been ranked in its niche as a podcast to watch in 2022! It's also ranked No. 13 among the Best 45 Women in STEM Podcasts. Dr. Walthall's University (Mercer University) recently published an article about the podcast and her passion to highlight women from marginalized groups in STEM. Click the button to read it!

Photo and article by Mercer University
Recently in General Chemistry
In Mr. Dolbeare's General Chemistry class, students extracted a colorful pH indicator from red cabbage. Then each group made a stock solution of a wide variety of pH levels to test their new produced indicator. The colors correlated to different pH's: Red colors for more acidic and blue greens for more basic. Even though the lab smelled of boiled cabbage, the wide spectrum of colors made it all worthwhile.
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