March 23, 2020
Communication from your Communication Faculty Member
While these are uncertain times, I want to assure you all that we teachers are working hard to make sure students are getting the best education they can! We are in constant discussion with each other about the multitude of amazing resources that are available to us! Personally, I am facilitating forum-style discussions using Facebook groups. Additionally, I will be using those groups to provide students with other online resources and sometimes just posting something funny or asking questions to allow us all to destress.

Even though its timing is not ideal, it will present to all of us an opportunity to try out new learning and teaching methods that could open us all up to innovative ways of approaching our subjects. For example, in my Speech Communication course, students will be recording themselves delivering their speeches. In a world where more presentations and interviews are done over the internet, this will prove to be a great way for students to get used to what lies ahead for them.

In the end, I know our students, just like our teachers, are hard workers, and we will work together to make this work smoothly and in a way that will create a great learning environment for us all. Stay safe and wash your hands!

Daniel Commander
English and Communication Instructor
Remembering Dr. James
It’s a sad time for the ASMS community as we mourn the loss of ASMS Biology Department faculty member Dr. James Njenge’re. 💔 Click here to read a letter from President John Hoyle . We are grateful to our whole ASMS community for the outpouring of love and support. Read some of the comments and memories honoring Dr. James here . Please continue to keep Dr. James's family and the members our community in your thoughts in the days ahead. Dr. James is greatly missed.
Students -
Look out for your first Virtual Hall Competition!
Our first one will be a Tik-Tok challenge in which halls will compete to compile the best video using clips taken remotely. More details to come!
Parents -
Last week we shared with you a set of Frequently Ask Questions regarding our transition to remote instruction and work. We know you may have additional questions, and we are here to answer them. On the Parent Association Facebook page, there is a post for you to put your additional questions, and we will update our FAQ page accordingly. Please let us know how we can help!
Students and Parents -
ASMS Personal Counselor, Ms. Broadus, has created a Facebook account for counseling services . She is here to support students as they transition and process the weeks most recent events. Please do not hesitate to reach out and schedule a time for a meeting. She can talk via telephone or video chat. Click here for here for direct access to the account. We are here to help!
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