As part of the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation’s grant program, we help fund various programs throughout the school district. The foundation will periodically receive material highlighting what one of our grants has accomplished. One of the initiatives funded was the Everyday Counts grant at Amherst Middle School.
Here is an overview by Shari Bauda School Counselor at Amherst Middle School of what the grant achieved.
I wanted to share with you and the Amherst Alumni Association an update on what we have been accomplishing here at AMS with the generous grant money you provided us. We kicked off our “Every Day Counts” initiative this past month with outreach to families and shared research based information showing the correlation between consistent school attendance and academic success. Students participated in a program during their lunch a few weeks ago and everyone in attendance received a pencil to use with the reminder that “At AMS, Every Day Counts!” 12 students, 4 from each grade level, were chosen randomly by our newly formed student “Attendance Squad” to receive incentives for their perfect attendance thus far in the school year. They were excited to choose from gift certificates for local restaurants,school bookstore coupons for free merchandise, ice cream passes and more.We will do this after each 5 week period.We now post all names of students every 5 weeks who have perfect attendance on our NBA(Never Been Absent) All Stars Wall.
Thank you so much for your support of this initiative. The grant has made this all possible! I have attached some pictures for you to see.
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Everyday Counts Grant
Everyday Counts Grant
Everyday Counts Grant
Through the generous support of Amherst Alumni, you helped make this happen.
Please consider donating to the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation.
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Do you want to check out the weather directly from the Amherst Central School District? The Amherst Middle School just launched its very own weather station yesterday!
From an email about the launch:
I am excited to share with you this afternoon that we have launched our very own weather station at the Middle School. Thanks to a collaborative effort between Drew Schmidle of the Middle School Library, and 7th grade science teachers Stacey Susi and Nancy Claxton for working to make this happen. Also special thanks are in order to Middle School Principal John Griesmer, Middle School Head Custodian Rick Kraft, and Middle School Science Department Chair Susan Cramer for their support and assistance.
Please use the following link to view the live feed from our station. Also, if you are so inclined, please download the “wunderground” app to any of your mobile devices so you can get our weather on the go! Thank you for your time, and may we have sunny days ahead!
Here is a link to the weather station for you to check out–>
This email was sent out to the district yesterday by Anthony Panella, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, on the passing of Amherst Middle School teacher Larry Grisafi.
The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation sends its heartfelt condolences to the Grisafi family and all affected by his death.
It is with great sadness that I write you knowing that one of our current teachers, Larry Grisafi, passed away on Sunday. Larry was a valued teacher at Amherst Middle School since 1997; originally teaching sixth grade before moving to seventh grade in 2000 (social studies). Larry was a passionate, student centered teacher and proud family man. He loved his wife and children dearly. He spoke with great pride about his family; conveying the same messages of honesty, respect, compassion, responsibility and hard work from his dinner table to his students and colleagues.
Larry, like many of us, considered Amherst to be his second family. He arrived early and stayed late to make sure his performance met the standard he set for himself. Like any family that experiences a loss we will have our questions, doubts and moments of uncertainty. But, through it all we will have each other; and for that I am grateful.
Larry’s family will be present to receive friends on Friday, December 18, 2015 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM for a memorial gathering at the Castiglia Funeral Home located at 873 Abbott Road, Buffalo, NY, 14220. A memorial mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 1085 Englewood Ave., Tonawanda, NY, on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 10:45 AM.
Contributions may be made in memory of Larry Grisafi to Hospice Buffalo, Inc.