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Middle School Grades 6-8
Innovative Teaching
ed Learning


ASMS recently hosted its annual 6th-8th grade Spelling Bee in an intense showcase of linguistic mastery. After navigating through twenty rounds of challenging words we exhausted the study list and reverted to an additional list of words from Scripps. Four students made no errors until round 25, and the school champions emerged as Sharon Hwang and Reed Fuchs. Sharon, 7th grade, and Reed, 8th grade, demonstrated an impressive command of language, earning them the titles of School Spelling Bee Champions. As they prepare to represent ASMS at the regional level, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sharon and Reed, and wish them the best of luck in the next stage of the competition. Kudos to all participants for their commitment to academic excellence! 


ASMS held a captivating Academic Showcase, where the talents of our students took center stage. The event featured 6th, 7th, 8th, and club choral performances as well as jazz band and all-school band performances, showcasing our middle schoolers' musical prowess and dedication. The harmonious melodies and skilled instrumental arrangements resonated throughout the Corning Museum of Glass auditorium, energizing the audience. Adding to the excitement, 5th-grade students and their families from the local community attended, providing them with a firsthand experience of our vibrant school culture. The Academic Showcase not only celebrated the artistic achievements of our students but also served as a bridge for the younger members of our community to learn about the rich academic and creative environment at ASMS. Kudos to all the performers, and a warm welcome to our future scholars!


Our mission is all about creating a challenging environment for our students, making sure they get top-notch education with high standards. Some of our students have been working after school, putting in many hours, to compete in the FLL Lego Robotics qualifying tournament that took place this past Saturday, January 20th, at Erwin Valley Elementary School. Our 8th-grade team, Robo Crescendo, earned 1st place in the Core Value award. The 7th-grade team, Boogie Bots, received the Breakthrough award.

Competing in FLL Robotics promotes lifelong learning by fostering a curiosity for technology, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. The hands-on experience and collaborative challenges encourage continuous development, persistence, and a passion for learning that extends beyond the competition. It's moments like these that make us proud of the hard work and dedication our kids put in. Go, ASMS robotics team members!

Robo Crescendo: Jayden Dong, Lee Caprarella, José Manuel-Umanzor, Bella Beres, Maliah Bouzi, Caroline Welch, Virginia Magaziner, Liam Kosik-Williams, Lincoln Hart, Justin Li

Boogie Bots: Evelyn Bocage, Bella Vazquez, James Zhuang, Noah Mower, Robbie Seymour, Jackson Kosik-Williams, Cecilia He, Rua Chahal

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