The Alternative School for Math & Science
Innovative teaching. Student-centered learning.
Middle School Grades 6-8
7th graders at ASMS spent the start of the year learning computer-assisted design (CAD) and engineering process by designing and 3D printing rubber band-driven cars. The goal was to create a car that would:
fit in a 180cm x 120cm x120cm sizing box
travel 3 meters using stored energy from a rubber band
be aesthetically appealing
On Friday, student engineers went the distance for doughnuts as they rallied and raced their cars with their science teacher, Mrs. Killian. Students performed experiments and evaluated their prototypes to maximize the success of their final designs.
13 ASMS students received the honor of being selected to perform in the Junior High Area All State Festival. The students listed below all performed a NYSSMA solo in April and performed at a high level and received scores that were eligible for nomination. The students in the ensembles range from 7th-9th grade in Steuben, Chemung, Yates, Schuyler and Allegany counties. The festival will take place November 4th and 5th at Hornell School District.
For the first time in three years, we have begun a school year with an opening that marks our new normal. We are back to facilitating all-school events such as assemblies, band, and field trips. The school is filled with the feeling of joy and optimism for the year ahead. Last week, we kicked off the year with our first community service morning and an afternoon full of events that support a positive school culture. Students worked with their advisory groups to document checkpoints around campus. ASMS was roaring with laughter and joy at the close of our opening weeks. Additionally, there are many new faces and familiar faces in new roles for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please join us in congratulating our new and veteran faculty on their new positions.
Lydia Caprarella- 6/7 Social Studies
Sara Sisson- 6th grade ELA
Michael Conte- 6th grade Math
Maya Patel- 6th grade Science
Kim Nightingale- Academic Head of School
The Alternative School for Math and Science admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational admissions, and personnel policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.