The Alternative School for Math & Science

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Middle School Grades 6-8

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7th Grade eCYBERMISSION Team Wins State Competition

May 27, 2020

Congratulations to the ASMS 7th grade eCYBERMISSION team of Remy, Sam and Mark who won first place in the 2019-2020 state competition with their vineyard project. The eCYBERMISSION competition is an annual competition available to grades 6 through 9 which promotes students to apply STEM knowledge in real-life applications. For their efforts, student on the team earned a $1000.00 savings bond.

The vineyard project addressed the community problem of the unpredictable killing frosts in the Finger Lake Wine Country. They learned that, due to climate change predictions, New York State is predicted to be the new Napa Valley. Their solution prevented damage to the vines by maintaining a 5-degree temperature increase in the soil for the overnight hours of the killing frost. Their solution is green, cost-effective, and relatively easy to retrofit to all the vineyards around the lakes.

UPDATE: IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ASMS FAMILIES

April 12, 2020

Governor Cuomo has extended school closures in New York State through the end of the school year. Our students will continue remote learning until the completion of school. We appreciate your support in these challenging times, and on behalf of the ASMS staff, we wish your families well.

 

If you have any questions in the coming days and weeks, please contact Kim Frock at frockkl@tasms.com.

Sanitary Tech Tips

March 17, 2020

Let us get this right... even without a worldwide pandemic, technological devices can get very dirty. Along with regularly washing your hands and social distancing remember to clean the surfaces that you touch frequently: your devices. Follow these quick tips for properly taking care of your ASMS devices without damaging them.

  • Softshell cases are to be washed in the washing machine on a gentle cycle and air dry.

  • Hard cases should be wiped with a Clorox disinfectant wipe.

  • Tablet screens and keyboards should be wiped with an isopropyl alcohol wipe until it dries.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN OF UNITED STEELWORKERS (USW) LOCAL 1000

March 11, 2020

Corning Incorporated CEO, Wendell Weeks and ASMS Academic Head of School, Kim Frock, established the Weeks Family Local 1000 Scholarship for children and grandchildren of members of the United Steelworkers (USW) Union Local 1000. The scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition for up to 2 students in each grade level, 6th through 8th, for the duration of their attendance at the school. It is important to the school and the Weeks family that the children of our Local 1000 members have the opportunity to be part of our school community. The scholarship form is available as part of the school’s admissions application packet given to prospective students and can also be downloaded along with the admissions application on the Admissions page of the ASMS website. 

ASMS Student Selected for 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

March 03, 2020

ASMS is thrilled to announce that Victoria, 8th grader,  has been selected as New York’s top Middle-Level Youth Volunteer in the 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is a national recognition program that acknowledges students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national levels. As a State Honoree, Victoria will receive a $1,000 scholarship, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events. Additionally, Victoria has qualified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes citizens of all ages who volunteer significant amounts of their time to their communities. Our hope is that Victoria and other ASMS students inspire others to consider contributing to their community.

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The Alternative School for Math & Science

P.O. Box 114

Corning, NY  14830

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The Alternative School for Math & Science

291 East First Street

Corning, NY  14830

The school's main entrance is located on East First Street between Steuben and Columbia Streets.

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