• 2021 Sep 24

    Upcoming Capital Project Referendum Information

    On Tuesday, October 12, residents of the Averill Park Central School District will vote on a Capital Project referendum which upgrades facilities across the district by addres...
  • 2021 Sep 24

    COVID-19 Reminders

    Averill Park CSD Families, While we all continue to attempt to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community and keep our students and staff safe, we are ask...
  • 2021 Sep 23

    Algonquin News - Sept. 23, 2021

    UPCOMING WE ARE WARRIORS EVENT - THURS 9/30/21 On Thursday, September 30, students are invited to stay after school for our We Are Warriors After School Sports Event. Typical...
  • 2021 Sep 22

    AMS Holds First Warrior Wednesday

    AMS students participated in the first Warrior Wednesday of the year today! This initiative focuses on a monthly theme and includes a time for students to share thoughts and ...
  • 2021 Sep 15

    Algonquin News - Sept. 15, 2021

    AMS LEARNING LAUNCH - THANK YOU Thank you to all of the families that attended our AMS Learning Launch event on Tuesday. We appreciated that so many families took time from ...
  • 2021 Sep 13

    New Hire Profile: Joshua Kim

    Joshua Kim joins the Algonquin Middle School faculty as a Science teacher this year. “I wanted to be a teacher after I met my college physics professor,” he said. “He made me...
  • 2021 Sep 10

    New Hire Profile: Nicole Longendyke

    Nicole Longendyke joins the Science department at Algonquin Middle School this year. “I started substituting in an elementary school while earning my Bachelor’s degree, and I...
  • 2021 Sep 10

    APO Fall Book Fair

    Algonquin’s Fall Scholastic Book Fair begins Monday (9/13) and runs each day during lunches through Friday (9/17). The book fair will also be open during the AMS LEARNING LAUN...
  • 2021 Sep 09

    AMS Learning Launch - Sept. 14, 2021

    AMS students and parents/guardians are invited to attend our Learning Launch event on Tuesday, September 14 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. This program is designed to provide parents/gu...
  • 2021 Sep 09

    New Hire Profile: Wilfredo Reyes, Jr.

    Wilfredo Reyes, Jr. joins Algonquin Middle School as a new Science teacher this year. Mr. Reyes attended the University at Albany for both his undergraduate degree in Biology...
  • 2021 Sep 07

    New Hire Profile: Katelyn Baker

    Katelyn Baker (Dobert) joins Algonquin Middle School this year as its new Guidance Counselor. “I am a school counselor because of my amazing experience with the school c...
  • 2021 Sep 03

    AMS PFOA Update

    Averill Park CSD Families, In January, we notified the community that Algonquin Middle School (AMS) had elevated levels of PFOA, which resulted in water fountains being shut ...
  • 2021 Sep 03

    AMS Final Reminders; Health & Safety Video

    AMS Students and Families: The countdown is on! Wednesday is the day! School begins at 7:45am and we are all excited to start the school year together! The only information ...
  • 2021 Sep 01

    New Hire Profile: Mr. Russell

    Ben Russell joins Algonquin Middle School as a Special Education teacher this year. “I’ve always loved working in schools,” he said. “I started working in the North Colonie E...
  • 2021 Sep 01

    Breakfast and Lunch at AMS

    AMS Students and Families: In today’s video Dr. Rhode shares information about breakfast and lunch here at Algonquin. Click here to watch the video:https://youtu.be/wVYYwrT6...
  • 2021 Aug 30

    AMS - Gearing Up Video & FAQ Resources

    AMS Students & Families: This week we would like to share a series of resources with you to help prepare for the upcoming school year. __________________________________...
  • 2021 Aug 27

    Transportation Information Update

    Averill Park CSD Families, Listed below are the new group bus stops and cul-de-sac stops that have been put in place within our district bus runs for the 2021-22 school year....
  • 2021 Aug 25

    2021-22 Return to School Plan

    Averill Park CSD Parents/Guardians, At this time, the Averill Park Central School District is committed to returning all K-12 students to our buildings for full time in-perso...
  • 2021 Aug 24

    USDA Waiver Allows for Free Meals During 2021-22 School Year

    The Averill Park Central School District Food Services Department will be operating under a waiver from the USDA during the 2021-2022 school year. This waiver will allow all s...
  • 2021 Aug 23

    Transportation Update for 2021-22

    Due to a shortage of drivers, locally, regionally, and nationally, bus routes will look very different this year as opposed to previous years. Bus routes will be condensed and...
  • 2021 Aug 23

    AMS Message From Principal Messia

    Parents/Guardians & Students: The start of the 2021-2022 school is fast approaching. This year, it is our hope that students are able to experience a more traditional sch...
  • 2021 Aug 23

    Grade 6 Family Visits

    Grade 6 Families: As we get ready to start school on September 8th, we are encouraging Grade 6 families to stop by AMS on Thursday, September 2nd (4pm-7pm) or Friday, Septemb...
  • 2021 Aug 09

    AMS Mid-Summer Update for Families

    AMS Families: As we prepare for the opening of school on Wednesday, September 8, we would like to update you on some important information for the coming school year. This y...
  • 2021 Aug 06

    AMS Summer Program Wraps Up

    The AMS Summer Program concluded on Thursday, August 4. Participating students experienced classes in writing, math, science, social studies and visual art! We are very proud...
  • 2021 Jul 23

    Chris Anderson Selected to Join NYT Teaching Project

    Algonquin Middle School teacher Chris Anderson was selected to join the New York Times Teaching Project for the 2021-22 school year. In total, 40 middle school and high schoo...
  • 2021 Jul 23

    Emelia Sala Wins NYS Essay Contest

    On Thursday, July 22, Emelia Sala was recognized by the New York State Daughters of the American Revolution for winning the Flag Essay Contest at the state level. Each year, ...
  • 2021 Jul 16

    AMS Honor Rolls Released for 2020-21 Fourth Quarter

    It is a pleasure to list the 358 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll for the 4th quarter of the 2020-21 school year by attaining one of the following standards...
  • 2021 Jun 24

    Free Summer Meals for Rensselaer County Children

    Even though the school year is coming to a close, free meals will still be available to children and teens who are in need throughout Rensselaer County this summer. Starting ...
  • 2021 Jun 23

    Ted Mosher To Retire This Month

    Ted Mosher attended Averill Park CSD as a student and loved it so much that he spent nearly 25 more years teaching in the district. He plans to retire this month. “I went to ...
  • 2021 Jun 18

    Grade 8 Recognition Day Information

    Grade 8 Students: Below is information about Recognition Day that was shared on the Morning Announcements today. Click here to watch an important video About Recognition Day...
  • 2021 Jun 17

    Algonquin News - June 17, 2021

    UPCOMING HALF DAYS AMS will have two student half days next week. Classes will end at 10:55am on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23. Thank you. ________________________...
  • 2021 Jun 11

    AMS Named No Place For Hate School

    Algonquin Middle School has been named a Gold Star No Place for Hate school for the 8th consecutive year!
  • 2021 Jun 10

    AMS Kicks Off Outdoor Concert Series

    The Algonquin Middle School outdoor concert series kicked off on June 9 with the Grade 6 Orchestra and AMS Jazz Band on a beautiful evening.
  • 2021 Jun 09

    Transportation Survey for 2021-22 School Year

    Parents/Guardians, Please fill out the transportation survey listed below for the 2021-22 school year. This survey is for informational purposes only and will help us build m...
  • 2021 Jun 09

    Algonquin News - June 9, 2021

    GRADE 8 FIELD DAY ACTIVITIES The AMS Grade 8 teachers have been hard at work developing a special field day for students. The field day will take place in the afternoon on t...
  • 2021 Jun 08

    AMS Raises Funds for Humane Society

    As a part of Richtol's Read All Day and author John Gray's virtual visit, the AMS Library raffled off a Dog Lover's Basket and as a result, raised $82.50 which will be donated...
  • 2021 Jun 03

    Theo Tichy Wins County Music Scholarship

    Sixth grade student, Theo Tichy, won first place in the Rensselaer County School Music Association Scholarship Festival for grades 6-8. He won $300 to be used toward advancin...
  • 2021 Jun 03

    AMS Orchestra, Jazz Band Practice Outside

    The AMS 7-8 grade Orchestra got outside to practice for their upcoming concert, and the AMS Jazz Band welcomed students and staff at the start of their day one morning. Nice j...
  • 2021 Jun 02

    Algonquin News - June 2, 2021

    GRADE 8 FIELD DAY ACTIVITIES AMS Grade 8 teachers have been hard at work developing a special field day for students. The field day will take place in the afternoon on the l...
  • 2021 May 28

    WSL K-Kids Team With Tyler's Kitchen

    WSL K-Kids had a treat when Tyler Fleming, Grade 6 AMS student, joined them during their last virtual meeting. Tyler created Tyler's Kitchen, incorporating his passion for co...
  • 2021 May 27

    Grade 8 Recognition Day

    Grade 8 Families: As we approach the conclusion of the school year we would like to take a moment and update everyone on plans for recognizing our Grade 8 students as they mo...
  • 2021 May 25

    Grade 6 Transition Connection: May 25, 2021

    GRADE 6 CONNECTION WEBSITE For links to all of the Grade 6 transition information, don't forget about our Grade 6 Connection Website Click here to access the site: https:/...
  • 2021 May 24

    Algonquin News - May 24, 2021

    GRADE 8 RECOGNITION DAY We know that many families are interested in learning what the school’s plans are for Grade 8 Recognition Day (moving up ceremony). Throughout the pas...
  • 2021 May 24

    Jasmine Scribner Completes Service Project, Brings Microwaves to AMS

    Grade 8 student, Jasmine Scribner, recently completed a service project for AMS towards a Girl Scouts' Silver Award. Jasmine identified a need in the community, in this case t...
  • 2021 May 20

    Grade 5 Parent Night Presentation

    Grade 5 Families: Thank you to those who attended our presentation last night. We hope that the program was informative and helpful to your family. We know families are busy...
  • 2021 May 20

    Girl Scouts Bring Hope, Positivity to AMS

    Girl Scout Troop 1580 decorated Algonquin Middle School with messages of hope and positivity. After working on the media journey, which teaches people about what ideas the me...
  • 2021 May 18

    Grade 6 Transition Connection: May 18, 2021

    Grade 5 Families: This week we have a number of updates to share with you...   GRADE 5 PARENT NIGHT - WEDS 5/19 -6:30PM - VIA ZOOM Please join us for our Grade 5 Pa...
  • 2021 May 18

    AP All Sports Summer Camp is Back

    Chris Anderson and Mike Cavotta are proud to announce the return of AP All-Sports Camp! This non-competitive games camp for elementary and middle school students will take pl...
  • 2021 May 17

    Free Class of 2025 T-Shirts Available

    Grade 8 Students: Thanks to the AMS Yearbook Club, all grade 8 students will receive a free Class of 2025 t-shirt! All orders are due by Sunday, May 23rd. Click here to get...
  • 2021 May 14

    John Gray Visits AMS for Richtol's Read All Day

    AMS was very glad to have author and Channel 10 newscaster John Gray here (virtually) for our 18th annual Richtol’s Read All Day! Mr. Gray graduated from LaSalle Institute, H...
  • 2021 May 14

    Algonquin News - May 14, 2021

    APCSD BUDGET VOTE - TUESDAY, MAY 18 - APHS AUXILIARY GYM The annual APCSD Budget Vote is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18th from 7am until 9pm in the APHS Auxiliary Gym. Click h...
  • 2021 May 13

    Vaccine Clinic for 12-15 Year Old Students

    AMS Families: Below is information for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine distribution by Young’s Pharmacy scheduled for this Friday, May 14, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. for children ages 1...
  • 2021 May 12

    Grade 6 Transition Connection

    Grade 5 Families: This week we would like to share a few resources in advance of our Virtual Grade 5 Parent Night, which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. Add...
  • 2021 May 07

    AMS Releases Q3 Honor Rolls

    It is a pleasure to list the 385 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll by attaining one of the following standards of scholastic achievement. Merit Roll -- Aver...
  • 2021 May 05

    Algonquin News - May 5, 2021

    NYS MATH ASSESSMENT - THURSDAY AND FRIDAY As a reminder, the NYS Math Assessment is scheduled for Thursday, May 6, and Friday, May 7. Linked are resources for families. A f...
  • 2021 May 04

    Grade 6 Transition Connection

    Grade 5 Parents:   This week we have two resources to share with Grade 5 families: AMS GRADE 6 PAMPHLET Learn more about AMS by checking out this informational pamp...
  • 2021 May 04

    Grade 5 to 6 Orientation Process

    Dear Grade 5 Parents/Guardians: We are excited to welcome your child to Algonquin Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year!  As we prepare for the upcoming school...
  • 2021 Apr 30

    RPI Presents to AMS TEAM Students

    AMS 6th grade TEAM students had an opportunity to have a virtual presentation from RPI students Domi Sullivan, Russell Roberts and Mark Haddleton about 3D printing! Students ...
  • 2021 Apr 30

    Isabella Sementilli Visits AMS

    Algonquin Middle School's Kiwanis Builders Club hosted Isabella Sementilli, author of The Short Story of One Tough Cookie, virtually this week. Isabella shared her story of h...
  • 2021 Apr 29

    Grade 7/8 Band Builds Skills

    The grade 7 and 8 band has been hard at work throughout this year with Ms. Jurczynski building on their musical skills! We are proud of all of our AP musicians, including Coho...
  • 2021 Apr 28

    Algonquin News - April 28, 2021

    YEARBOOK DEADLINES The deadline for order a 20/21 yearbook is Friday April 30, 2021. We will not be ordering extra yearbooks so if your child wants one, you will need to orde...
  • 2021 Apr 26

    Grade 8 Students Participate in Career Jam

    On Monday, April 26, all Algonquin Middle School Grade 8 students participated in the first-ever Capital Region "Career Jam." The Career Jam is an innovative program that bri...
  • 2021 Apr 23

    Algonquin News - April 23, 2021

    THIRD MARKING PERIOD ENDS FRIDAY Third Marking Period Report cards will be available for parents and students to review in SchoolTool on Saturday, April 24th. Please take a f...
  • 2021 Apr 21

    2020-21 District Calendar Revised

    On Tuesday, April 20, the Averill Park Central School District Board of Education approved a revised 2020-21 district calendar to account for unused emergency days. This year,...
  • 2021 Apr 21

    Spring First Day Practice Schedule & Information

    Sunday, April 25 Girls JV/Varsity Lacrosse – 9:00-11:00 (APHS) Boys JV/Varsity Lacrosse – 9:30-11:30 (APHS) Girls Varsity Outdoor Track & Field – 10:00-12:00 (APHS)Boys V...
  • 2021 Apr 16

    Spirit Day at AMS to Celebrate Earth Day

    Algonquin Middle School will be holding Spirit Days on Tuesday (4/20) and Wednesday (4/21) to help celebrate Earth Day!
  • 2021 Apr 15

    Algonquin News - April 15, 2021

    THIRD MARKING PERIOD ENDS FRIDAY The third marking period ends on Friday, April 16. Report cards will be available for parents and students to review in SchoolTool on Saturda...
  • 2021 Apr 15

    AWOD Club Presents to AMS

    The A World of Difference club at APHS spent part of April 14 presenting pro-acceptance topics to Mrs. Slyer's Grade 6 and 7 students. AMS and APHS students had some great di...
  • 2021 Apr 13

    Three AMS Students Named Winners in Flag Essay Writing Contest

    The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honored winners of the New York State Flag Essay Contest from Algonquin Middle School today. Congratulations to Rebec...
  • 2021 Mar 31

    Algonquin News - March 31, 2021

    APRIL BREAK - NO SCHOOL There will be no school for the district’s April Break starting on Friday, April 2. Classes will resume on Monday, April 12. ________________________...
  • 2021 Mar 29

    Registration Open for Spring Sports

    Registration for spring sports begins on Monday, March 29. Please make sure all spring student-athletes have their parent/guardian complete the Spring 2021 Registration Form a...
  • 2021 Mar 24

    Algonquin News - March 24, 2021

    BUILDER’S CLUB DECADES THEME WEEK - MARCH 29-APRIL 1 1970s Days- March 29th1980s- March 30th1990s-March 31st2000s-April 1StAs part of this dress down week, students are encou...
  • 2021 Mar 24

    Football Sets Up Shop at AMS for Practice

    Thank you to our Buildings and Grounds crews for creating three practice fields at Algonquin Middle School for modified, junior varsity and varsity football! Our football tea...
  • 2021 Mar 24

    Grades 3-8 State Assessments

    Parent or Guardian, This spring, students in grades 3-8 will once again be required to take state assessments. You may recall that last year, these assessments were cancell...
  • 2021 Mar 24

    Gabriel Bol Deng Presents to AMS

    Gabriel Bol Deng, leader of the "Hope for Ariang" African relief program, recently made a virtual presentation for Algonquin Grade 7 students as part of the ELA unit of study ...
  • 2021 Mar 23

    BOE Adopts 2021-22 Calendar

    On Monday, March 22, the Averill Park Central School District Board of Education approved the 2021-22 calendar. Please be aware that dates may be revised in the coming months....
  • 2021 Mar 19

    AMS Holds Virtual Warrior Way Assembly

    Today Algonquin Middle School held a Virtual Warrior Way Assembly as part of Morning Meeting. During the Warrior Way Assemblies, we celebrate the three principles of the scho...
  • 2021 Mar 18

    Algonquin News - March 18, 2021

    AMS STUDENT HALF DAY - THURSDAY - 10:55AM DISMISSAL Algonquin Middle School will run a half day schedule on Thursday, March 18th for parent-teacher conferences. AMS students...
  • 2021 Mar 12

    Theodore Hart Wins AMS Virtual Spelling Bee

    This year the Scripps National Spelling Bee developed an online testing platform, allowing school districts to host spelling bees whether students are learning in-person or re...
  • 2021 Mar 10

    Algonquin News - March 10, 2021

    HALFWAY POINT OF THIRD MARKING PERIOD This Friday will mark the midpoint of the Third Marking Period. We encourage families to sit with their child over the weekend to review...
  • 2021 Mar 08

    Cafeterias Add New Homemade Menu Options

    Our food services department implemented some new homemade menu items last month! Our elementary students enjoyed them so much that they will be on the menu again this month. ...
  • 2021 Mar 08

    Private/Parochial Transportation Request

    Although there is much uncertainty as to how the 2021-22 school year will transpire, our Transportation Department is being proactive in asking parents and guardians of all st...
  • 2021 Mar 08

    AMS Virtual Book Fair is Open

    The AMS spring book fair is once again online. Online Shopping is OPEN from March 7–20 at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ams_march2021. *If you support AMS by making a purchas...
  • 2021 Mar 05

    Algonquin Middle School Honor Rolls Released for Q2

    It is a pleasure to list the 361 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll by attaining one of the following standards of scholastic achievement. Merit Roll -- Aver...
  • 2021 Mar 03

    PFOA Testing at AMS Shows Levels Above State Threshold

    Averill Park CSD Families, On January 29, 2021, we notified our school community of elevated PFOA levels at Algonquin Middle School. As a result, the District immediately shu...
  • 2021 Feb 26

    APO Virtual Talent Show Accepting Submissions

    The Algonquin Parent Organization’s AMS talent show will be virtual this year! This is for AMS students only and videos should be school appropriate. All video entries should ...
  • 2021 Feb 26

    AMS Student Council Cereal Challenge

    Get ready for the AMS Student Council Cereal Challenge! The Challenge: Students and staff are challenged to bring in at least 200 boxes of breakfast cereal during the ...
  • 2021 Feb 25

    Algonquin News - Feb. 25, 2021

    JOIN IN THE AMS STUDENT COUNCIL MARCH CEREAL CHALLENGE! The AMS Student Council invites all school community members to help with their “March Cereal Challenge!” Students ar...
  • 2021 Feb 23

    Madison Passineau Wins National Silver Key for Artwork

    Algonquin Middle School 8th grader Madison Passineau was awarded a National Silver Key award this year for her silly face self portrait drawing created in 8th grade Studio Art...
  • 2021 Feb 19

    Virtual Warriors Program Helps Remote Students at AMS

    Algonquin Middle School teachers Beth Magill, Jennifer Doyle and Kathy Slyer have taken on additional responsibilities beyond teaching their regular classes this year. The tr...
  • 2021 Feb 12

    Students Create Cards for Nursing Home Residents

    Students in Mrs. MacLeod's class were hard at work this week making Valentine's Day cards that were shared with residents in local nursing homes. We know that these days have...
  • 2021 Feb 12

    Student Council Collects Food Donations

    This week the AMS Student Council sponsored a hat day, as part of their Theme Week to kick off the second semester. As part of the hat day students were encouraged to bring a...
  • 2021 Feb 11

    After School Academic Support Thriving at AMS

    After school programs have always been a place where students have found academic support and inspiration, and a global pandemic hasn’t stopped Algonquin Middle School from de...
  • 2021 Feb 11

    Algonquin News - Feb. 11, 2021

    AMS STUDENT COUNCIL THEME DAYS CONTINUE The AMS Student Council Theme Days continue today and Friday with “Red and White Days.” We thank the Student Council for celebrating t...
  • 2021 Feb 03

    Algonquin News - Feb. 3, 2021

    QUARTER TWO REPORT CARDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEKEND Second marking period report cards will be available for families to view on Saturday, February 6th. Families can log into Sch...
  • 2021 Feb 03

    Staff Navigate Escape Room to Learn EdLaw2d

    On Friday, Jan. 29, the faculty and administration of APCSD completed a mandatory training on NYS EdLaw2d by navigating through a virtual Escape Room! Teachers worked individ...
  • 2021 Feb 03

    Travel Advisory Still in Effect

    Averill Park CSD Community, As we approach our Winter Recess (Feb. 15-19), we would like to remind everyone that the state’s travel advisory, mandatory quarantine and COVID-1...
  • 2021 Feb 02

    BOE Approves Winter Sports

    On Monday, February 1, the Averill Park Central School District held a Special Board of Education Meeting to discuss high-risk winter sports. During this meeting, by a vote of...
  • 2021 Feb 01

    HS, AMS Early Dismissal Information

    HIGH SCHOOL Due to the weather, today we will dismiss the HS for a half day, at 10:25 a.m. Both our in-person and remote programs will end at that time for the day. There wil...
  • 2021 Jan 28

    APHS, AMS Hold Warrior Wellness Day

    On Thursday, January 28, Averill Park High School and Algonquin Middle School held their inaugural Warrior Wellness Day. This fully virtual event focused on giving students a...
  • 2021 Jan 28

    Algonquin News - Jan. 28, 2021

    MARKING PERIOD TWO ENDING The second marking period ends this week at AMS. Report cards will be ready for parents to view on SchoolTool on Saturday, February 6th. Thank you. ...
  • 2021 Jan 28

    Warrior Wellness Day: AMS Info

    Good Morning Algonquin! Today is the AP Warrior Wellness Day for all students. All students are participating remotely from home today. Morning Meeting will start at 9:00am...
  • 2021 Jan 27

    8th Grade Parent Night Presentation

      In addition to the above 8th Grade Parent Night Presentation, there are several short supplemental videos from each of our elective departments. In each of...
  • 2021 Jan 27

    English 9 Honors Information for 8th Grade Students, Parents

    The application process for English 9 Honors has begun. The application timeline is listed below: The English 9 Honors Entrance Exam is a two-step process. Part I is a sit...
  • 2021 Jan 27

    Builder's Club Donates Items to Joseph's House

    Algonquin MS Builder’s Club collected more than 200 pieces of winter hats, gloves and masks last month. All items were donated to Joseph’s House in Troy! Mackenzie Diamond an...
  • 2021 Jan 27

    AMS 2-Hour Delay Schedule

    Good Morning Algonquin: Below is important information about 2 Hour Delays at AMS.   A few things to know about Two Hour Delay Days: Morning Meeting starts ...
  • 2021 Jan 21

    RPI Aerospace Engineering Students Present to AMS

    AMS Team students had a special 3D printing presentation from Aerospace Engineering RPI students Russell Roberts and Domi Sullivan. Students learned about how 3D printers wor...
  • 2021 Jan 20

    Algonquin News - Jan. 20, 2021

    LIFETOUCH SCHOOL PHOTOS After much delay, AMS Photo Day is coming up on Monday, January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th. Hybrid/In-Person students will have their pictures ta...
  • 2021 Jan 19

    AMS Warrior Wellness Day Info

    AMS Families: We know that these are challenging times for our students. As a result, the APCSD is providing a dedicated day of programming to support students called "AP War...
  • 2021 Jan 15

    Return to In-Person Learning on Jan. 19

    Averill Park CSD families, After careful consideration, I have made a decision regarding the instructional models that the District will implement beginning Tuesday, January ...
  • 2021 Jan 15

    Algonquin News - Jan. 15, 2021

    Dear Parents/Guardians:   I want to take a moment and say how very proud we are of the work our students are accomplishing together during this period of remote learnin...
  • 2021 Jan 06

    In-School COVID-19 Testing Update

    Averill Park CSD Families, On Monday, January 4, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that school districts which reside in a county that has a COVID-19 positivity rate of 9%...
  • 2020 Dec 31

    Jan. 4 Return to School

    Averill Park CSD Community,   With the holiday recess coming to an end this weekend, we want to let our community know that as of now our plan is to have our students r...
  • 2020 Dec 23

    Algonquin News - Dec. 23, 2020

    HOLIDAY RECESS The Averill Park CSD Holiday Recess will begin at the end of the day today. Classes will resume on Monday, January 4th, 2020. We wish you a happy and safe holi...
  • 2020 Dec 15

    Algonquin MS Remote Learning Info

    As you are aware from the school district's communication, Algonquin Middle School will be moving to Remote Learning beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15, and will continu...
  • 2020 Dec 14

    COVID Update: 3 New Cases, AMS Going Remote

    Averill Park CSD Community,   Today (Monday, Dec. 14) the District was notified of three new positive cases of the COVID-19 virus, two at Poestenkil...
  • 2020 Dec 11

    NYSPHSAA Announces Cancellation of All Winter State Championships, More

    The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announces the cancellation of all 2021 Winter State Championships and the postponement of all high-risk s...
  • 2020 Dec 11

    Bowling Tryouts

    Girls tryouts will be on Monday (Dec. 14) starting at 3:00 p.m. Boys tryouts will be on Tuesday (Dec. 15) starting at 3:00 p.m. Bowlers can either be transported to Hi-Way R...
  • 2020 Dec 10

    Algonquin News - Dec. 10, 2020

    TRIMESTER TWO STARTS MONDAY AMS will mark the beginning of Trimester 2 on Monday. Students will rotate to a new “PFA” or “special” starting on Monday. This impacts the follow...
  • 2020 Dec 04

    COVID Update: 2 New Cases, APHS Going Remote

    Today (Friday, Dec. 4) we received confirmation that two individuals have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus – one student at West Sand Lake Elementary School and one staf...
  • 2020 Dec 04

    Algonquin Middle School Honor Rolls Released

    It is a pleasure to list the358 students who qualified for the Algonquin Middle School Honor Roll for the first quarter by attaining one of the following standards of sch...
  • 2020 Dec 03

    Ms. Connie Makes the Season Bright

    Ms. Connie, our amazing AMS Custodian, always makes the season brighter here at AMS with beautiful greens she hangs outside the school. Thank you, Ms. Connie, for all that yo...
  • 2020 Dec 02

    Algonquin News - Dec. 2, 2020

    REMINDER: APCSD CAPITAL PROJECT VOTE - TUES 12/8 As a reminder, the APCSD will be holding a capital project vote on Tuesday, December 8th at the APHS Auxiliary Gym from 7am t...
  • 2020 Dec 02

    Students Featured in NYS Media Arts Journal

    The latest edition of the NYS Media Arts Teachers Association journal featured Visual Literacy's recent Teacher Cubism project and included the work of six Algonquin Middle Sc...
  • 2020 Nov 25

    Capital Project Overview Video

    Our mission in the Averill Park Central School District is centered on, “Meeting the needs of and creating opportunities for every student every day.” In furtherance of that m...
  • 2020 Nov 24

    Algonquin News - Nov. 24, 2020

    AMS TO RETURN TO HYBRID PROGRAM As you are aware from the district office communication, Algonquin plans on returning to the hybrid program on Monday, November 30. Monday wi...
  • 2020 Nov 24

    Return to In-Person Learning on Nov. 30

    Averill Park CSD Community,   The Averill Park Central School District will return all K-12 students to hybrid and in-person learning beginning Monday, November 30...
  • 2020 Nov 24

    Carly Hunter Wins Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

    Algonquin Middle School held its annual Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest sponsored by the Poestenkill VFW. This year’s theme was “What is Patriotism to Me?” Placing first in the c...
  • 2020 Nov 23

    AMS Crossword Puzzle Winners

    AMS held it's occasional Morning Meeting Crossword Puzzle Challenge on Friday during our Virtual Morning Meeting. Students worked together as a group to solve three crossword...
  • 2020 Nov 19

    Algonquin News - Nov. 19, 2020

    REMOTE LEARNING PROGRAM Parents/Guardians: Thank you for all that you are doing to support our students during this period of remote learning. We hope that you have noticed...
  • 2020 Nov 17

    NYSPHSAA Postpones Start Date for High Risk Winter Sports

    The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced the start date for high risk winter sports (basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and w...
  • 2020 Nov 17

    Remote Learning at AMS

    AMS Families: As you are aware the school district is switching temporarily to Remote Learning through the Thanksgiving Break. Below is important information about our Remote...
  • 2020 Nov 16

    Transitioning to Virtual Learning Information

    Averill Park CSD Community, We know that you may have many questions regarding K-12 going fully remote until November 30. Please note that there will be no in-person instr...
  • 2020 Nov 16

    K-12 Transitioning To Virtual Learning Until Nov. 30

    Averill Park CSD Community,   Today we received confirmation of a new positive case of the COVID-19 virus in our school district involving a staff member at West S...
  • 2020 Nov 15

    COVID Cases at AMS, APHS

    Averill Park CSD Community,   Over the weekend we received confirmation that there are two new positive cases of the COVID-19 virus in our school district, one at Algon...
  • 2020 Nov 12

    Congressman Tonko Delivers Books to AMS

    Congressman Paul D. Tonko came to Algonquin Middle School for a socially distanced outdoor visit. Grade 8 Social Studies students in Mrs. Fitch and Mrs. Perrotta's period...
  • 2020 Nov 12

    Algonquin News - Nov. 12, 2020

    FIRST MARKING PERIOD REPORT CARDS AVAILABLE SATURDAY First marking period report cards will be available for families to view starting on Saturday, November 14th. Click here ...
  • 2020 Nov 10

    RPI Students Present to Grade 6

    RPI students Max deFeiter and Isabel Dashiell conducted a Google Meet presentation, showing grade 6 Team students the campus makerspace: The Forge. The Forge contains ninetee...
  • 2020 Nov 06

    Capital Project Newsletter Online Now

    On December 8, Averill Park CSD residents will be asked to vote on a Capital Project referendum. To ensure that everyone in our school community is well-informed, the District...
  • 2020 Nov 05

    RPI Engineering Ambassadors at AMS

    Eighth grade students in Mr. Peter Ross’ classes viewed and participated in engineering presentations facilitated by students from RPI on Monday. These presentations were par...
  • 2020 Nov 04

    Algonquin News - Nov. 4, 2020

    FIRST MARKING PERIOD ENDS ON FRIDAY, NOV 6 The first marking period for AMS students will end on Friday, November 6th. Report cards will be available for parents to view on S...
  • 2020 Nov 03

    Winter Sports Announcement

    I understand that many student-athletes, parents and coaches have been eagerly anticipating winter sports registration and ultimately the start of the winter season.  The...
  • 2020 Nov 02

    Student Helps Troubleshoot Tech Issues

    Averill Park High School student Thomas Nero has been helping students at AMS troubleshoot Chromebook issues during Morning Meeting. Thomas also helps at the APHS Help Desk, ...
  • 2020 Oct 30

    Builders Club Meets Virtualy

    The AMS Builder's Club met for the first time with Ms. Doyle. They planned their first fundraiser and elected officers. It was a great start for this great group of students!...
  • 2020 Oct 29

    Late Buses to Begin Nov. 3 at APHS, AMS

    In an effort to find ways to keep students connected to the school community and offer them all of the resources they need to succeed this year, the Averill Park Central Schoo...
  • 2020 Oct 28

    Algonquin News - Oct. 28, 2020

    FOOD DRIVE CHALLENGE UPDATE! Congratulations AMS! You did it! Together over 1000 food items were collected for the Kiwanis Thanksgiving Food Drive! This is a wonderful acco...
  • 2020 Oct 28

    AMS Collects Canned Goods, Earns Halloween Reward

    AMS students were challenged to donate 400 canned food items to support the Sand Lake Kiwanis and they stepped up and blew the mark away, collecting more than 1,000 items! As...
  • 2020 Oct 27

    Virtual Escape Room at AMS

    Seventh grade math students at AMS used Google Meet breakout rooms to work together and complete an Escape Room activity!
  • 2020 Oct 23

    Upcoming Events at AMS

    Kiwanis Food Drive - Halloween Costume Challenge AMS students are currently challenged to bring in 400 canned food items between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, Oc...
  • 2020 Oct 22

    AMS Warrior Way Assembly

    AMS Families: Today Algonquin students experienced our first Warrior Way Assembly of the year during Morning Meeting.  This virtual event focused on the three principles...
  • 2020 Oct 21

    Algonquin News - Oct. 21, 2020

    WARRIOR WAY VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY - THURSDAY On Thursday students will participate in a virtual Warrior Way Assembly during Morning Meeting. The assembly will be broadcast in plac...
  • 2020 Oct 21

    Free Meals for All Students Extended Through School Year

    The Food Service Department of the Averill Park Central School District is proud to be an important partner with our families during the pandemic. We firmly believe our Distri...
  • 2020 Oct 14

    Algonquin News - Oct. 14, 2020

    AMS ONLINE BOOK FAIR Reminder - Our fall book fair is online this year.  It is currently OPEN and will run through Saturday October 17th.  All purchases will direct...
  • 2020 Oct 12

    Capital Project Introduction Video

    Last week, the Averill Park Central School District Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of putting a Capital Project referendum out to the public, which will ad...
  • 2020 Oct 07

    Algonquin News - Oct. 7, 2020

    PLEASE CHECK SCHOOLTOOL THIS WEEKEND This weekend, as we reach the midpoint of the first marking period, we are asking all students and parents/guardians to sit together to r...
  • 2020 Oct 02

    AMS Virtual 5K and Mile Fun Run

    The Algonquin Parent Organization (APO) would like to invite you participate in the first-ever Blue Moon Halloween Hustle Virtual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run! All proceeds will g...
  • 2020 Oct 01

    Return to School After Illness Update

    APCSD Families,   Yesterday, we updated you on a change to the process for individuals returning to school / work after an illness. Today, the New York State Department...
  • 2020 Oct 01

    Athletic Guidelines for Fall 2020 Contests

    As fall athletic contests begin this week we would like to bring your attention to our spectator guidelines. We have worked closely with the NYSPHSAA, Section 2 and the Suburb...
  • 2020 Sep 30

    Returning to School After Illness

    APCSD Families,   We would like to thank you for your support in our efforts to reopen our schools safely. We have already seen many successes in our in-person, hybrid,...
  • 2020 Sep 30

    Algonquin News - Sept. 30, 2020

    AMS BELL SCHEDULE GOOGLE CALENDARS To help students who are learning at home we have created Grade Level Bell Schedule Google Calendars. Each student now has access to these ...
  • 2020 Sep 28

    Grade 6 Students Producing Great Art

    Mr. McMurray's grade 6 visual literacy students are already producing outstanding art this year!
  • 2020 Sep 24

    AMS Book Fair Is Going Virtual

    The Algonquin Middle School Book Fair is going online this fall! AMS, in cooperation with the Algonquin Parent Organization, invites you to shop the Online Book Fair and supp...
  • 2020 Sep 23

    Meet the Coaches Night to be Held Virtually

    The Fall Meet the Coaches Night scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29 will be held virtually. A video presentation from Mr. Bubniak, along with videos from each varsity coach, will...
  • 2020 Sep 23

    Algonquin News - Sept. 23, 2020

    NO SCHOOL - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 There will be no school on Monday, September 28th for Yom Kippur. Thank you. UPCOMING SCHOOL SAFETY DRILLS Greetings, AMS Community! Over ...
  • 2020 Sep 23

    Violet Dupuis Wins Writing Contest

    Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced the winners of the “Looking Forward … to Change” writing contest, and Averill Park High School freshman Violet ...
  • 2020 Sep 17

    AMS Virtual Open House

    AMS Families:   Welcome to the AMS first ever Virtual Open House! Please watch this introductory video: https://youtu.be/rqpCNaR5tno Then learn more about our te...
  • 2020 Sep 17

    Algonquin News - Sept. 17, 2020

    AMS VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE - THURSDAY Algonquin will host a virtual open house for all families tonight. This video program will be available starting at 4 pm. An email link and ...
  • 2020 Sep 17

    Fall Sports First Day Information

    Here is some important information for Fall Sports, including First Day Practice Schedules.
  • 2020 Sep 11

    A Message From Athletic Director Mr. Bubniak

    I understand that many student-athletes, parents and coaches have been eagerly anticipating fall sports registration and ultimately the start of the fall season. The NYSPHSAA,...
  • 2020 Sep 10

    Algonquin News - Sept. 10, 2020

    A GREAT START TO THE YEAR! The year here at AMS has been off to a great start! It has been wonderful to see students back in our halls, following our safety expectations and...
  • 2020 Sep 08

    AMS First Day of School Directions

    AMS Families: Below is important information for the start of the school year. We know that the start of this year is different than any other and we want to ensure your chi...
  • 2020 Sep 04

    Transportation Information

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the transportation department will not be able to post bus runs prior to the start of the 2020-21 school year. For the most accurate information...
  • 2020 Sep 04

    New Library Procedures for 2020-21

    As with most things this year, the library at the middle school and high school will be different. Students will not be going to the library to check books out. Instead, they ...
  • 2020 Sep 04

    APHS, AMS Virtual Student Material Pickup

    Algonquin Middle School and Averill Park High School will both be hosting material pick-up events for students attending school 100% virtually this year. Please come out and ...
  • 2020 Sep 03

    Algonquin News - Sept. 3, 2020

    UPDATE FROM ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL Hello everyone, We here at AMS have been working hard to gear up for the start of school on Wednesday, September 9th.  Yesterday the...
  • 2020 Aug 28

    Important Information From AMS

    RETURN TO SCHOOL VIDEO SERIES As promised we are kicking off a video series starting today that focuses on the return to school. Today's video is a brief overview of what to...
  • 2020 Aug 26

    Algonquin News - August 26, 2020

    WEEKLY EMAILS RETURN EARLY Each week AMS sends our school community a weekly email. This email serves as one of the most important communications shared with families an...
  • 2020 Aug 25

    AMS Frequently Asked Questions

    AMS Families: Below is a link to our Algonquin Specific Frequently Asked Questions document that will share important information regarding the upcoming school year. Please ...
  • 2020 Aug 24

    Governor's Announcement on Fall Sports

    Today, Governor Cuomo announced that students participating in lower-risk, school-sponsored athletics throughout New York State can begin practicing and playing games on Septe...
  • 2020 Aug 21

    AMS 2020-2021 Updates

    PDF Version   August 21, 2020 Parents/Guardians & Students: The start of the 2020-2021 school is fast approaching.  We know that everyone may be feeling diff...
  • 2020 Aug 20

    Grade 6-12 Virtual Learning Only Information

    Averill Park CSD is pleased to inform the school community that students who chose the virtual option, as opposed to the hybrid model, in grades 6-12 will be able to maintain ...
  • 2020 Aug 20

    Free and Reduced Price Meal Information

    The Averill Park Central School District offers healthy meals every school day. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals. Beginning July 1, 2019, students who...
  • 2020 Aug 18

    Mask Up AP

    The Averill Park Central School District administration, faculty and staff are busy preparing classrooms, school buses, schedules, lesson plans, and many other things to get r...
  • 2020 Aug 11

    Middle School Supply Lists

    Algonquin Middle School has released its supply lists for the 2020-2021 school year. To view these lists, click here.
  • 2020 Aug 03

    A New Face in the AMS Main Office

    Algonquin Middle School has a new secretary in the main office in Kim Drischler. Mrs. Drischler has worked in the Averill Park Central School District for more than 10 years,...
  • 2020 Jul 08

    Update on School Reopening

    We would like to provide the Averill Park Central School District community with an update on reopening our buildings in September. We have been planning for different scenar...
  • 2020 Jul 08

    State of the District Presentation

    Superintendent Dr. James Franchini delivered his year-end State of the District presentation during the July 7 Board of Education Meeting. To view the presentation, click here...
  • 2020 Jul 07

    Rensselaer County DA Invites Students to Participate in Writing Contest

    As part of the District Attorney’s Office upcoming “Looking Forward…to Change” initiative, the District Attorney’s office is sponsoring a writing contest for youth. The contes...
  • 2020 Jul 06

    School Re-Entry Survey

    To prepare for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, we have created a School Re-Entry Survey that can be found here. As the District develops plans for reopening schools, ...
  • 2020 Jun 30

    AMS Participates in RtI Demonstration Project

    On June 29-30, more than 35 Algonquin Middle School staff participated in the New York State Middle School Response to Intervention Demonstration Project Annual Summer In...
  • 2020 Jun 23

    Update on Report Cards

    The parent portal for accessing report cards is currently unavailable to all parents and students across the entire district. As a reminder, high school report cards will b...
  • 2020 Jun 17

    Fall Sports Registration

    Registration for fall sports will begin on Monday, July 27 and go through Sunday, August 9. More information will be released in mid-July. If your child is an Algonquin Middl...
  • 2020 Jun 17

    Algonquin News - June 17, 2020

    THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR! I would like to take a moment to say thank you to our entire school community at the conclusion of this most memorable school year. Our students w...
  • 2020 Jun 10

    Algonquin News - June 10, 2020

    TEXTBOOK AND SCHOOL OWNED MATERIALS TURN IN During the last week of school (6/15-6/19), AMS will have a student textbook and school-owned materials return process that will t...
  • 2020 Jun 10

    AMS Transition Connection - June 10, 2020

    Good Morning Grade 5 Families   Thank you for all of your time and attention in our Grade 5 to 6 Transition activities. This will be our last weekly email Transition C...
  • 2020 Jun 08

    Letter to Grade 8 Families

    Dear Grade 8 Students:   As we approach the end of the year I wanted to take a moment to share with you plans that are underway to celebrate the milestone of your compl...
  • 2020 Jun 05

    Siena College Summer Reading Programs

    Siena College is offering summer reading programs for students at all levels, from Pre-K to 12th grade. Click here for more information.
  • 2020 Jun 03

    K-12 Gallery at Sand Lake Center for the Arts Online

    The virtual Kindergraten through 12th grade Art Exhibit at the Sand Lake Center For the Arts is online! See the full online gallery here.
  • 2020 Jun 03

    Algonquin News - June 3, 2020

    APCSD BUDGET REMINDER This year’s school budget vote is unlike any in our school district’s history. Please ensure that your voice is heard by voting by mail with the ballot ...
  • 2020 Jun 02

    A Message From APCSD Superintendent Dr. James Franchini

    Dear Averill Park CSD Community,   The Averill Park Central School District would like to take a moment to reflect on the widespread civil unrest happening in cities bo...
  • 2020 Jun 02

    AMS Transition Connection - June 2, 2020

    Good Morning Grade 5 Families: Here is your weekly AMS Transition Connection!   Counseling Center Presentation: This week our focus is on the AMS Counseling Cen...
  • 2020 Jun 01

    Year-End Parade at AMS

    AMS Families:   We are excited to announce our plans for the upcoming “AMS End of Year Send Off Parade” on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Rain Date: Thursday,...
  • 2020 May 28

    Students Participate in RPI EcoEd Program

    Five Averill Park CSD students participated in the 2020 RPI EcoEd program, which focused on climate change, climate justice, environmental issues, and sustainability, with an ...
  • 2020 May 27

    Algonquin News - May 27, 2020

    FINISHING THE YEAR STRONG! With less than 20 days left of instruction for the 2019-20 school year, we want to take a moment to double down on our commitment to ending this ye...
  • 2020 May 26

    AMS Grade 5 Transition Connection - May 26, 2020

    Hello Grade 5 Students and Families:   Here is your weekly AMS Transition Connection message...   STUDENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH MR. MESSIA - Click belo...
  • 2020 May 21

    Summer School Information

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that there will be no in-person summer school this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instruction will be done remotely, as it has ove...
  • 2020 May 20

    Algonquin News - May 20, 2020

    LAST DAY OF SCHOOL ANNOUNCED The last day of the 2019-2020 school year for Averill Park Central School District K-12 students, faculty, staff and 10-month employees is Friday...
  • 2020 May 19

    New End of the Year Date

    We would like to inform you that the last day of the 2019-2020 school year for Averill Park Central School District K-12 students, faculty, staff and 10-month employees is Fri...
  • 2020 May 19

    AMS Transition Connection - May 19, 2020

    Good Morning Grade 5 Students and Families: Here is your AMS Transition Connection for this week.   VIDEO TOUR OF AMS - Take a virtual field trip to AMS!- In this vid...
  • 2020 May 15

    May 22, 25 Food Service, Childcare Information

    Even though classes will not be held on Friday, May 22nd, food service and childcare for essential workers will take place as normal on this day.   Please...
  • 2020 May 14

    Classes Canceled on May 22

    Dear families,   Averill Park Central School District has decided to cancel classes on Friday, May 22 to allow teachers to begin cleaning out their classrooms. There wi...
  • 2020 May 14

    Algonquin News - May 14, 2020

    THANK YOU MR. GELA AND WELCOME MR. RHODE! This week marks the end of Mr. Gela’s tenure at Algonquin after seven years of service as a social studies teacher and assistant pri...
  • 2020 May 13

    Student Passing

    Averill Park Central School District grieves the loss of one of our beloved high school students, Sara Hitchcock.  Counselors at the middle and high school...
  • 2020 May 13

    10 AMS Students Selected for Sandra G. Morley Award

    We are proud to announce the following 8th graders who have nominated to receive the prestigious Sandra G. Morley Award, sponsored by the NYS AHPERD (Capital Zone). Students ...
  • 2020 May 12

    Virtual Meet the Candidates Night on May 27

    Averill Park Central School District invites residents to hear from the three candidates running for the Board of Education during a Virtual Meet the Candidates Night on Wedne...
  • 2020 May 12

    AMS Transition Connection - May 12, 2020

    MEET THE AMS GRADE 6 TEACHERS - Check out this video that will introduce you to the Grade 6 teachers!- We can't wait to get to know you all better, but until then, here is a ...
  • 2020 May 12

    PES Names New Principal; AMS New Assistant Principal

    During the Averill Park Central School District Board of Education meeting on May 11, Joshua Gela was appointed the new Principal at Poestenkill Elementary School and Brian Rh...
  • 2020 May 06

    Algonquin News - May 6, 2020

    TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK As we mark Teacher Appreciation Week I would like to publicly thank all of our AMS teachers and staff for their incredible work each day for our mid...
  • 2020 May 05

    AMS Transition Connection - May 5, 2020

    A Glimpse Inside AMS - This video will highlight some images from Algonquin this year showing students and staff in action!- Enjoy the smooth sounds of the AMS Jazz Band whic...
  • 2020 May 01

    Distance Learning Extended Through End of Year

    Today Governor Cuomo announced that distance learning will be extended through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. A decision on summer school is expected to be announced ...
  • 2020 May 01

    National Teacher Appreciation Week

    May 4-8 is National Teacher Appreciation Week and we would like you to help us celebrate by participating in a Virtual Spirit Week! We have amazing teachers in the Averill Pa...
  • 2020 May 01

    AP Testing Guide

    To view the 2020 AP Testing Guide, click here.
  • 2020 Apr 29

    Algonquin News - April 29, 2020

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! Dear AMS Students and Families:Thank you for all of your continued efforts during the school closure. We are so incredibly proud of the hard work stud...
  • 2020 Apr 28

    Compete in a Virtual Sean's Run

    Every year, SADD students from APHS and Youth Empowerment students from Algonquin take part in Sean’s Run. This year, the event has been canceled due to COVID-19, but we ...
  • 2020 Apr 28

    2020 Census: You Count

    Every 10 years, the United States Census collects data on everyone living in the United States of America. The census can shape many different aspects of our community. Cens...
  • 2020 Apr 27

    Childcare for Children 4 and Under

    Dear Parents / Guardians,   Governor Cuomo announced that New York State has allocated funding for childcare for income-eligible essential workers using the federal Cor...
  • 2020 Apr 27

    AMS Accepted as Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School

    Algonquin Middle School has been accepted as a Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History affiliate school. The Affiliate School Program, funded in part by the National End...
  • 2020 Apr 27

    Yankee Trails Hope Bus Coming to APCSD

    Yankee Trails and The Bus Stop Club have partnered to collect and donate non-perishable items for local school districts and food pantries.On Tuesday, April 28, the Yankee Tra...
  • 2020 Apr 27

    NYSPHSAA Cancels Spring State Championships, Regular Season on Hold

    The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) and Section II have announced the cancellation of the 2020 spring state championship events. The impacted...
  • 2020 Apr 24

    Averill Park CSD, GCC Partner to Provide Childcare for Essential Workers

    In order for essential workers to fill our hospitals, grocery stores, police stations and many other places, they need to be able to have safe, reliable childcare during the C...
  • 2020 Apr 23

    Averill Park CSD Switches Gears to Bring Food to Families During Pandemic

    When the COVID-19 pandemic closed school buildings across New York state, a chain reaction took place that affected school-age children. Students had to quickly adapt to remo...
  • 2020 Apr 22

    Algonquin News - April 22, 2020

    DAILY LEARNING ACTIVITY ORGANIZER DOCUMENT As featured on Tuesday’s Morning Announcements, below is a link to a Daily Organizer to help students organize and plan what they w...
  • 2020 Apr 16

    Class Cancellation Period Extended

    Averill Park Central School District buildings will remain closed through May 15 per Governor Cuomo’s new Executive Order to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under th...
  • 2020 Apr 16

    Mrs. MacLeod Named a Top Capital Region Teacher

    Mrs. MacLeod teaches the Skills program at AMS and was featured on News Channel 13 as a Top Teacher.
  • 2020 Apr 15

    Algonquin News - April 15, 2020

    HEY AMS, WE MISS YOU! Check out this inspiring video featuring many of our AMS staff members sharing our message of support to students during the school closure:https://driv...
  • 2020 Apr 15

    Remote Learning Guidelines Update

    Parents and Guardians,   As the situation regarding the length of our closure continues to change, we must also adapt our remote learning to meet those changes. The big...
  • 2020 Apr 14

    Virtual Parent Workshop April 28

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR: We will be holding a Virtual Parent Workshop on Teens and Substance Abuse on April 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. through Zoom. This presentation will be provided...
  • 2020 Apr 09

    Algonquin News - April 9, 2020

    CLASSES CONTINUE NEXT WEEK (April 13-17) As you may be aware, NYS schools will be in session next week during what would have typically been students’ “Spring Break” week. Al...
  • 2020 Apr 08

    Further Information on Regents Exams

    Dear Parents and Guardians,   Earlier this week, we announced the cancellation of all June 2020 Regents Exams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this canc...
  • 2020 Apr 08

    Letter from NYSOH

    Dear Parents and Guardians, As we work through these challenging times together, NY State of Health is committed to ensuring access to affordable, quality health insurance fo...
  • 2020 Apr 06

    Class Cancellation Update - April 6

    Dear Parents / Guardians,   Averill Park Central School District buildings will remain closed through April 28 per Governor Cuomo’s new Executive Order to stop the spre...
  • 2020 Apr 03

    Food and Monetary Donation Information

    Dear Parents / Guardians, Acts of kindness have been abundant throughout the Averill Park CSD community during the COVID-19 outbreak and many have asked about making donations...
  • 2020 Apr 03

    OCFS Childcare Survey

    Dear Parents and Guardians,   OCFS and your local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agency are here to support you during this difficult time with your chi...
  • 2020 Apr 02

    Parent Resources

    Dear parents and guardians, During the class cancellation period we will be updating our COVID-19 webpage on the District website. Be sure to check back frequently as we will...
  • 2020 Apr 02

    Message from Superintendent Dr. Franchini

    Below is a message from Superintendent Dr. Franchini
  • 2020 Apr 01

    Algonquin News - April 1, 2020

    PARENTS/GUARDIANS - THANK YOU! On behalf of the entire staff at Algonquin, we would like to thank all of our parents and guardians for their work in supporting student learni...
  • 2020 Apr 01

    Student Working Papers

    If a student is in need of working papers at any point during our closure, please download the application materials off the APCSD website at:  https://averillpark.k...
  • 2020 Mar 24

    Algonquin News - March 24, 2020

    STUDENT ROUTINES DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE   Parents/Guardians & Students: During this time of school closure we know that one of the most important things students ca...
  • 2020 Mar 20

    Statement Regarding State Assessments

    Below is a statement from the Board of Regents regarding Elementary and Intermediate Level State Assessments The school closures caused by Novel Coronavirus are unprecedent...
  • 2020 Mar 20

    Information Regarding Childcare for Children of Essential Workers

    Dear families,   Schools are an integral part of the community and are charged with the care and instruction of a community’s youngest members. Pursuant to Governor Cuo...
  • 2020 Mar 19

    Information on Playground Use During Class Cancellation

    Dear families,   We would like to remind everyone that our district buildings and facilities are closed to the public during the cancellation of classes. The Averill P...
  • 2020 Mar 19

    Grab-and-Go, Backpack Programs Provide Great Services

    If you haven't heard, we're offering meals to ALL students, free of charge during the cancellation of classes! Meals are available for pick up at Algonquin Middle School and M...
  • 2020 Mar 18

    Algonquin News - March 18, 2020

    FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR AVERILL PARK STUDENTS Free grab and go breakfast and lunch is available for students free of charge during the school closurePick up at AMS or MH...
  • 2020 Mar 17

    Cafeteria Operations in Full Swing, Will Offer Meals Beginning March 18

    Our cafeteria operations crew are already hard at work preparing meals for our students! REMINDER: Averill Park Central School District will offer meals to ALL students in ne...
  • 2020 Mar 15

    AMS News - March 15, 2020

    WARRIOR WAY ASSEMBLY - POSTPONED Monday and Tuesday's Warrior Way Assemblies are postponed. However, later this week we will have our first "Virtual Warrior Way Assembly" wh...
  • 2020 Mar 15

    Update Regarding Cancellation of Classes

    Dear Parents and Guardians,   We are aware of inaccurate reports from local media outlets and want to clear up a few things about class cancellations. Students and staf...
  • 2020 Mar 15

    Athletics Practices, Events Suspended

    Message from AD Mr. Bubniak: All practices and any other athletic events have been suspended effective immediately until at least March 30. The health and safety of our stude...
  • 2020 Mar 13

    AMS Announces Most Improved Attendance Winners

    Pictured below are four of the "Most Improved Attendance" students for the 2019-20 school year at Algonquin Middle School, so far! We are proud of these Warriors!
  • 2020 Mar 12

    Students Honored With Presidential Award for Educational Excellence

    The President of the United States’ Award for Educational Excellence recognizes students who have a 90% or higher final grade point average and achievement of the highest perf...
  • 2020 Mar 11

    Algonquin News - March 11, 2020

    WARRIOR WAY ASSEMBLIES - MONDAY AND TUESDAY Our next Warrior Way Assemblies are coming up on Monday (Teams 2, 4 and 6) and Tuesday (Teams 1, 3 and 5). As always, students are...
  • 2020 Mar 11

    AMS Builders Club Inspires WSL K-Kids

    The Kiwanis AMS Builders Club President Anna Wicks and Vice-President Shannon Colwill visited WSL K-Kids to talk about volunteer opportunities this week! After their slide sh...
  • 2020 Mar 06

    Algonquin Middle School Q2 Honor Roll

    It is a pleasure to list the 438 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll for the second marking period by attaining one of the following standards of scholastic ac...
  • 2020 Mar 05

    Warriors of the Month - February 2020

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2020 Mar 05

    Students Perform in Instrumental Concert

    Bravo to the APHS and Algonquin orchestra and band students on a phenomenal performance on Wednesday, March 4! It was a great night of music!
  • 2020 Mar 04

    Crafty Creations Donates to Humane Society

    The AMS Crafty Creations Club donated to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in February! The students made 20 cat / dog blankets, 30 dog toys and 12 cat toys. Students also col...
  • 2020 Mar 04

    Algonquin News - March 4, 2020

    MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS - CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 VIDEO Below is a link to a brief video that was shared with students on our Morning Announcements on Wednesday about the Coronavi...
  • 2020 Mar 03

    Capital Project 2020: Project Process

    Bill McMordie and Tony Armlin from Saratoga Project Management, Inc. discuss the process of developing a Capital Project in the second video in a series focusing on the upcomi...
  • 2020 Mar 02

    Coronavirus Information

    Dear Parents and Guardians,   The Averill Park Central School District puts a high priority on the health and safety of our students and, with that in mind, we wanted t...
  • 2020 Feb 27

    Sharpefinnias Effect Fundraiser Begins

    Order your Sharpefinnias Effect shirt today! Shirts are $20.00 and come in all sizes. All Proceeds go to Camp Abilities - a youth development program for children and teens t...
  • 2020 Feb 27

    Rhonda Smith Retires After 28 Years

    Rhonda Smith moved to Averill Park when she was 18 years old and never left. After driving a bus for Averill Park CSD for nearly 28 years, Mrs. Smith is packing up and retirin...
  • 2020 Feb 26

    AMS Spring Musical on March 6-7

    Come see Algonquin's Spring Musical, Willy Wonka Jr! There will be two performances: Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. Doors open a half hour be...
  • 2020 Feb 26

    School Related Professionals Recognized for Q2

    Congratulations to all 16 staff members who were nominated for the School Related Professionals Recognition Program for the second quarter! Lee Fiato (WSL Teacher Aide) stood...
  • 2020 Feb 26

    Algonquin News - Feb. 26, 2020

    AMS HEART CHALLENGE The AMS Heart Challenge will take place after school on Thursday, March 5. Proceeds from this event benefit the American Heart Association. More informati...
  • 2020 Feb 25

    Capital Project Overview

    On Monday, Feb. 24, the APCSD Board of Education approved a plan for the district’s next Capital Project. The Averill Park Central School District community will vote on the ...
  • 2020 Feb 19

    Artwork Displayed in AMS Hallways

    AMS Grade 6 students in Mr. McMurray's Visual Literacy Class created some amazing works of art! Great job everyone!
  • 2020 Feb 18

    AMS Raises Money for Make-A-Wish

    Algonquin Middle School students helped raise money for Make-A-Wish! Way to go everyone!
  • 2020 Feb 18

    Algonquin Holds Grade 6 Olympics

    On Thursday and Friday (Feb. 13-14) Algonquin Middle School held its annual Grade 6 Olympics! Great job by everyone who participated!
  • 2020 Feb 14

    World of Difference Conducts Workshops

    High school students from A World of Difference conducted workshops with Mrs. Slyer’s 6th and 7th grade FACS classes. The workshops focused on different ways prejudice and di...
  • 2020 Feb 13

    Board of Education Approves 2020-21 Calendar

    The 2020-2021 School District Calendar was approved at the Feb, 10, 2020 Board of Education meeting. For a pdf version of the calendar which can be printed out click here.
  • 2020 Feb 12

    Algonquin News - Feb. 12, 2020

    GRADE 8 FIELD TRIP TO RUSSELL SAGE COLLEGE Reminder: The Grade 8 field trip to Russell Sage College’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank will take place on Friday, Februar...
  • 2020 Feb 11

    AP Baseball Clinic on March 21

    Saturday, March 21 is the AP Warriors Baseball Clinic at Algonquin Middle School for Grades 1-6. Print and return the following form to George Brooks at Averill Park High Sch...
  • 2020 Feb 06

    Private, Parochial Transportation Information

    NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF THE AVERILL PARK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICTPRIVATE / PAROCHIAL TRANSPORTATION Requests for transportation to private or parochial schools for the 2020-202...
  • 2020 Feb 05

    Algonquin News - Feb. 5, 2020

    SECOND MARKING PERIOD REPORT CARDS - AVAILABLE SATURDAY The second marking period report cards will be available for students and families to view on Saturday, Feb. 8. Please...
  • 2020 Feb 05

    Spring Sports Registration Open Feb. 10-25

    Registration for spring sports begins on Monday, Feb. 10. Please make sure all spring student-athletes have their parent/guardian complete the Spring 2020 Registration Form by...
  • 2020 Feb 05

    Hart Brothers Compete at Capital Region Spelling Bee

    Hart brothers, Theo (Grade 5, WSL) and Sam (Grade 8, AMS) battled each other, and students representing a number of area schools, at the Capital Region Spelling Bee on Tuesday...
  • 2020 Feb 04

    Chase Rose, Aidrondack Jr. Wings Heading to Quebec for Hockey Tournament

    Chase Rose, a seventh grade student at Algonquin Middle School, is heading to Quebec to compete in the World Championship of Pee-Wee Hockey from Feb. 12-23. Chase is part of ...
  • 2020 Feb 03

    Algonquin Warriors of the Month: January 2020

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2020 Jan 31

    Marlee Cooke Wins Silver Key Award

    Eighth grader Marlee Cooke submitted her silly face self portrait to the Scholastic National Art Competition and was awarded a Silver Key award! Way to go Marlee!
  • 2020 Jan 30

    Algonquin News - Jan. 30, 2020

    SECOND MARKING PERIOD ENDS - FRI. JAN 31 The second marking period will close on Friday, January 31. Report cards will be available for students and families to view on Satur...
  • 2020 Jan 29

    AMS Video Conferences With RPI

    AMS TEAM students had a video conference with RPI & were shown The Forge! This is where RPI has its 3-D printers & laser cutter. Students learned about current uses f...
  • 2020 Jan 27

    Flu Cases Rise; Tips to Remain Healthy

    New York state is currently seeing a spike in the flu with confirmed cases surpassing 13,000. This is up from 5,295 at the same time last year. Averill Park Central School Di...
  • 2020 Jan 24

    APCSD Students Perform at All-County Festival

    Congratulations to all students who participated in the 2020 RCSMA All County Festival! This year's festival featured HS Band, HS Orchestra, HS Mens Choir, Junior Choir and...
  • 2020 Jan 23

    Swing Dance to Raise Money for Music Program on Jan. 25

    This Saturday (Jan. 25) is the annual Swing Dance event which acts as the Averill Park High School Music Program fundraiser! From 7-8 p.m. get a free swing dance lesson from ...
  • 2020 Jan 23

    Kay Tichy Wins National Geographic Competition

    Students at Algonquin Middle School participated in the National Geographic Bee. Congratulations to 8th grader Kay Tichy, who was the school winner!
  • 2020 Jan 22

    AMS Students Get Creative, Donate to Humane Society

    Students at Algonquin Middle School stayed after school to make dog and cat toys and blankets to donate to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society!
  • 2020 Jan 21

    Capital Region Schools Organize Public Forum to Discuss State Aid with Legislators

    Ten Capital Region school districts will be gathering with state legislators at Columbia High School in East Greenbush for a Forum on Sustainability of Schools on Thursday, Ja...
  • 2020 Jan 17

    AMS Library Holds Game-A-Thon

    The Game-A-Thon is on! AMS students gathered in the cafeteria to play a variety of games for this year's library fundraiser. Library Helpers and members of the Game Club volu...
  • 2020 Jan 15

    Algonquin News - Jan. 15, 2020

    DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY - 1/20/20 - NO SCHOOL There will be no school on Monday, January 20 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. APHS GRADE 8 SCHEDULING PRES...
  • 2020 Jan 14

    Grade 6 Discusses Ancient Artifacts

    Great minds discuss ideas! Grade 6 Social Studies students discuss repatriation of ancient artifacts
  • 2020 Jan 13

    AMS Warriors of the Month: December 2019

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2020 Jan 13

    Students Perform at 2020 Suburban Council Music Festival

    Congratulations to all students who participated in the 2020 Suburban Council Music Festival! This year's festival featured HS Band, HS Orchestra and MS Chorus. The students ...
  • 2020 Jan 09

    New Chess Club Begins at AMS

    Ms. Victor led the first meeting of the Algonquin Middle School Chess Club.
  • 2020 Jan 09

    Algonquin News - Jan. 9, 2020

    APHS GRADE 8 PARENT NIGHT - 1/14/20 Families of current grade 8 students are encouraged to attend the APHS Grade 8 Parent Night on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the APH...
  • 2020 Jan 09

    Ice Fishing Tournament on Jan. 25

    Join us for the “Warriors Kicking Bass on the Ice” ice fishing tournament on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Burden Lake. Registration begins at 5:00 a.m. with the tournament running fr...
  • 2020 Jan 06

    8th Grade Parent Information Night on Jan. 14

    Eighth grade parents and guardians are invited to a Parent Information Night at the high school on Tuesday, January 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents will be able to view a stud...
  • 2020 Jan 06

    Registration Open for Spring Community Education Classes

    Registration is open for Averill Park CSD’s Community Education classes! The Spring 2020 brochure of classes for all ages is now online (here) or pick up a copy at one of the...
  • 2019 Dec 24

    Mrs. Celeste's Class Gets Creative With Legos

    Algonquin Middle School students in Mrs. Celeste’s class used Legos to depict some of the causes of the American Revolution. Very creative!
  • 2019 Dec 24

    SLCA Presenting Saturdays at the Circus

    The Sand Lake Center for Arts presents Saturdays at the Circus from Jan. 4 to April 11. Visit www.slca-ctp.org to enroll, or call the box office at 518-674-2007
  • 2019 Dec 23

    VFW District 3 Judges Patriot's Pen Competition

    VFW District 3 announced the winners of the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest recently. Algonquin Middle School had two students advance through the first round of judging to the D...
  • 2019 Dec 23

    Deputy Nikles Presents on Internet Safety

    Deputy Nikles spoke with 6th grade TEAM students about internet safety and making strong passwords and safe usernames. We are fortunate to have him as a resource in the Averi...
  • 2019 Dec 23

    AMS Students Make Snow Using Math Ratios

    Mrs. Willis and Algonquin Middle School students made snow in math using ratios the week before the holiday break!
  • 2019 Dec 20

    Students, Faculty Join Sing Along at PES

    Mrs. Matheke led Poestenkill Elementary students and faculty in a sing along of seasonal favorites on Dec. 20. Mrs. Barotto and the Algonquin Middle School orchestra students...
  • 2019 Dec 18

    NYSSMA Piano Performance Sign-ups

    Any Averill Park Central School District students who would like to participate in NYSSMA and perform a solo on the piano should fill out the form below. The deadline to retu...
  • 2019 Dec 18

    Algonquin News - Dec. 18, 2019

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM AMS On behalf of the entire AMS staff, we wish you a happy holiday season and an enjoyable school recess. The month of December has been a fun one here at...
  • 2019 Dec 17

    Roy Wajda, Max Headly Perform at Tuba Christmas

    Sixth grade baritone players, Roy Wajda and Max Headley, participated in their first Tuba Christmas (tubachristmas.com) at the Empire State Plaza Tree Lighting! It was a very...
  • 2019 Dec 13

    New Reading App is Here and Free

    Sora is here! Sora is a new eBook & Audio Book app offered through our district. It takes the place of OverDrive, and is very easy to use. All APCSD students and employee...
  • 2019 Dec 13

    Grace Bradley Set to Retire After 30 Years

    Grace Bradley has seen many generations of families come and go through the classrooms in the Averill Park Central School District. With 30 years of service in the books, she ...
  • 2019 Dec 13

    Ninth Graders Mentor Third Graders in Odyssey of the Mind

    The Ninth Grade Odyssey of the Mind team volunteered to visit and mentor the Third Grade Odyssey of the Mind team at Poestenkill Elementary on Thursday, Dec. 12 after school. ...
  • 2019 Dec 13

    Breakfast With Santa on Dec. 21

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Breakfast with Santa at Sand Lake Center for the Arts/Circle Theater Players on Saturday, Dec. 21!
  • 2019 Dec 12

    Algonquin Middle School Q1 Honor Roll

    HONOR ROLL MEMBERSHIP FOR THE FIRST MARKING PERIOD It is a pleasure to list the 435 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll by attaining one of the following stan...
  • 2019 Dec 12

    Sam Hart Wins 3rd Straight AMS Spelling Bee

    Sam Hart spelled A-P-O-L-L-O correctly to win his 3rd straight AMS Spelling Bee championship this week! Kaitlyn Farron and Paula DeAndres rounded out the top 3. Great job eve...
  • 2019 Dec 11

    Algonquin News - Dec. 11, 2019

    MID-POINT OF MARKING PERIOD TWO This week marks the midpoint of the second marking period. Please consider taking a moment this weekend to sit with your child and review thei...
  • 2019 Dec 11

    AMS Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

    Algonquin Middle School students had a blast coding and playing with Makey Makey microcontrollers to celebrate Computer Science Education Week! Students can join in the fun a...
  • 2019 Dec 10

    AMS Runs Successful Toys for Tots Drive

    Algonquin Middle School's Student Council ran another successful Toys for Tots Drive. Below is a photo of all that will be donated to families in need this holiday season!
  • 2019 Dec 09

    AMS Gets Decorated for the Holidays

    Algonquin Middle School custodian, Connie McCullen, came in on the last day of her vacation to decorate the outside of the school with greens she makes by hand while on her va...
  • 2019 Dec 09

    RPI Students Visit AMS to Share Insights

    RPI students visited Algonquin Middle School and shared their insights about the college application process, balancing school and life, and the importance of time management....
  • 2019 Dec 06

    AMS Warriors of the Month: November 2019

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2019 Dec 05

    VFW Post 7466 Holds Annual Patriot's Pen Competition; Winners Announced

    The annual Patriot’s Pen writing competition, sponsored locally by Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466 in Poestenkill, had a theme of “What Makes America Great.” Paula DeAndres plac...
  • 2019 Dec 04

    Area Girl Scouts Give Back to APCSD

    Every year the Girl Scouts of Northeast New York (GSNENY) offers a Council-wide service project that is tied directly to the “Sweets and Treats” Fall Fundraising Program. This...
  • 2019 Dec 04

    Algonquin News - Dec. 4, 2019

    RPI ENGINEERING AMBASSADORS PROGRAM - FRIDAY! Rescheduled due to snow in November, Friday (Dec. 6) is the day! Algonquin is once again proud to host RPI student “Engineering ...
  • 2019 Dec 03

    Winter Concert 2019 Schedule

    It's that time of the year! Winter concerts begin next week with the Elementary happening on Tuesday, Dec. 10 (7 p.m.); High School on Wednesday, Dec. 11 (6:30 p.m.); Grades 7...
  • 2019 Nov 27

    School Related Professionals Recognition Quarter 1

    We are thankful for the outstanding work that our School Related Professionals do each and every day! Each quarter we are highlighting individuals who go above and beyond. Co...
  • 2019 Nov 27

    Medical Exploration Students Learn About Careers in Medical Field

    Sixth grade students taking Medical Explorations got the chance to learn about some careers in the medical field from several guest speakers. Bryon Backenson, an epidemiologi...
  • 2019 Nov 26

    APHS World of Difference Peer Trainers Visit AMS

    The A World of Difference Peer Trainers put their newly acquired skills to work while conducting workshops in Mrs. Slyer’s 6th and 7th grade FACS classes. In the workshops, t...
  • 2019 Nov 26

    AMS Raises Funds for Juvenile Diabetes

    After raising more than $500 for juvenile diabetes, AMS Builder’s Club had a chance to celebrate on Nov. 26. Principal Messia, wearing his turkey suit, posed for a photo to c...
  • 2019 Nov 25

    Algonquin News - Nov. 25, 2019

    BUILDERS CLUB - JUVENILE DIABETES CHALLENGE The AMS Kiwanis Builders Club CRUSHED it’s Juvenile Diabetes Challenge bringing in more than $550 in donations during their five-d...
  • 2019 Nov 22

    AMS Starts New Club Cooking Creations

    Algonquin Middle School has a new club, Cooking Creations! The group of participating students met to make turkey snacks during the week before Thanksgiving. Everyone had a d...
  • 2019 Nov 21

    APCSD Collecting Letters for Luke

    Is AP up for a challenge? LukeHoag, a middle school student at Hoosick Falls CSD, is collecting holiday letters through Macy's Believe program to give back to Make-A-Wish...
  • 2019 Nov 20

    Algonquin News - Nov. 20, 2019

    BUILDERS CLUB - JUVENILE DIABETES CHALLENGE The AMS Kiwanis Builders Club is challenging AMS to raise $250 this week only to help fight Juvenile Diabetes. If Builders Club ra...
  • 2019 Nov 19

    Algonquin Students Pitch Business Ideas for Shark Tank Day

    Students at Algonquin Middle School presented their Shark Tank ideas on Monday, Nov. 18! Participating students developed companies, produced business plans and presented the...
  • 2019 Nov 15

    Faculty Attends Questar III STEAMing Toward Success Conference

    APCSD Superintendent Dr. Franchini joined faculty members at the Questar III BOCES STEAMing Toward Success Conference on Nov. 14. Great job by all presenters, including Miss ...
  • 2019 Nov 14

    Comic Hypnotist Thrills Crowd

    Comic Hypnotist Michael Ray visited Averill Park High School on Nov. 13 and put on a show for all in attendance! The event served as a fundraiser for the Class of 2020. ...
  • 2019 Nov 13

    Algonquin News - Nov. 13, 2019

    REPORT CARDS AVAILABLE ON SAT, NOV. 16 First marking period report cards will be available to view on SchoolTool on Saturday, November 16.We encourage families to set aside s...
  • 2019 Nov 12

    AMS Students Participate in All-County Festival

    Band and Chorus members from Algonquin Middle School were selected to perform at the 2019 All-County Festival at Hoosick Falls CSD on Nov. 8. Bravo to all who put on a great p...
  • 2019 Nov 07

    District Holds Screenagers: Next Chapter Viewing

    APCSD held a free viewing of the new film "Screenagers: Next Chapter" on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The film examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of...
  • 2019 Nov 07

    CASDA Holds 4th Annual Friends of Education Awards Dinner

    On Wednesday, Nov. 7, CASDA held its 4th annual Friends of Education Awards Dinner. Averill Park CSD's Mr. Bill and Mrs. Betty Jean Whipple were honored for their selfless co...
  • 2019 Nov 06

    Algonquin News - Nov. 6, 2019

    RPI ENGINEERING AMBASSADORS PROGRAM - TUES, NOV. 12 Algonquin is once again proud to host RPI student “Engineering Ambassadors” on Tuesday, Nov. 12. On this day students in G...
  • 2019 Nov 05

    AMS Kicks off Kindness Challenge

    Algonquin Middle School kicked off the Kindness Challenge this week! This year's theme is "Put the 'I' in Kind" and runs for the month of November. Check out our kindness se...
  • 2019 Nov 04

    AMS Warriors of the Month: October 2019

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2019 Nov 01

    AMS Joins National Middle School Kindness Challenge

    In November, AMS is participating in The National Middle School Kindness Challenge. We are excited to put the “I” in kind as we make our school (and world) a better place! Mi...
  • 2019 Nov 01

    Hannaford Teams With Booster Club for November Event

    The Averill Park Athletics Booster Club will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 Community Bag sold in November at the Hannaford store located at Route 43 & 150 in West ...
  • 2019 Oct 30

    Algonquin News - Oct. 30, 2019

    NOVEMBER IS KINDNESS CHALLENGE MONTH AT AMS! Throughout the month of November, AMS is taking the National Middle School Kindness Challenge. This program offers a month-long ...
  • 2019 Oct 30

    Go Home Early Drill on Nov. 8

    The Averill Park Central School District will hold a “Go Home Early” drill on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. All schools plan to dismiss 15 minutes earlier than regular dismissal time...
  • 2019 Oct 29

    Sand Lake Hero-Con Coming Nov. 9

    Sand Lake Hero-Con will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts! Come see your favorite superheroes, bring your camera and come...
  • 2019 Oct 28

    Whipples Honored as CASDA Friends of Education

    Bill Whipple, bus driver at Averill Park Central School District, and Betty Jean Whipple, volunteer, will be honored with the Capital Area School Development Association (CASD...
  • 2019 Oct 25

    AMS Staff Members Present at NYS Annual Conference

    On October 25, staff from Algonquin Middle School presented at the New York State Middle School Association Annual Conference at Verona Central School District. Representing ...
  • 2019 Oct 24

    AMS Collects Food Items for Kiwanis

    Students at Algonquin Middle School have been collecting food items for the local Kiwanis to support families in need! Great job by everyone involved!
  • 2019 Oct 24

    Algonquin News - Oct. 24, 2019

    SCREENAGERS: THE NEXT CHAPTER - UNCOVERING SKILLS FOR STRESS RESILIENCE Join us at the High School Auditorium on Wednesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. for a free showing of the new...
  • 2019 Oct 23

    Mrs. Sager Rides Off Into the Sunset

    Liz Sager and her No. 12 bus have become a holiday staple across the Averill Park Central School District. Every year, students have come to expect spiders, Jack-o-Lanterns, ...
  • 2019 Oct 23

    High School SADD Students and AMS Students Attend Youth Summit

    On Oct. 21, a group of students in both the high school and middle school had the opportunity to attend the 2nd Annual Youth Summit at the Albany Capital Center! The Summit ha...
  • 2019 Oct 21

    District Celebrates BOE During School Board Recognition Week

    The New York State School Boards Association recognizes the week of October 21-25 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of th...
  • 2019 Oct 18

    Odyssey of the Mind Sign-ups

    We are looking for Warrior Omers to keep this tradition going and would love to have your Averill Park student represent our district in this year's Odyssey of the Mind compet...
  • 2019 Oct 16

    AMS Students Learn About RPI's 3D Printers Through Virtual Field Trip

    Sixth grade TEAM (Technology Exploration and Media Literacy) students at Algonquin Middle School had an informative video conference with RPI. Rebecca Ekstrom, Algonquin libra...
  • 2019 Oct 16

    Algonquin News - Oct. 16, 2019

    BLUE AND GOLD THEME DAY - FRIDAY In honor of homecoming at APHS this weekend, Friday will be a Blue and Gold Theme Day at AMS. Please encourage your child to wear blue and go...
  • 2019 Oct 15

    Author Johnny Marciano Visits AMS

    Author Johnny Marciano visited Algonquin Middle School last week and spoke to students in grades 3-7 and their families. Mr. Marciano wrote the series “Klawde” and “Witches o...
  • 2019 Oct 10

    AMS Showcases Opportunities at Club Fair

    Algonquin Middle School held its Club Fair on Thursday, Oct. 10, showcasing all of the great opportunities that are available to students. This is a great way for the student...
  • 2019 Oct 09

    District's Professional Development Day a Success

    On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Averill Park Central School District held its professional development day, AP Transforms, for faculty and staff. Keynote speaker George Couros started ...
  • 2019 Oct 08

    Algonquin News - Oct. 8, 2019

    STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY - NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY There will be no classes held on Wednesday, October 9 for staff development purposes. Thank you. PLEASE CHECK SCHOOLTOOL THIS WEE...
  • 2019 Oct 04

    Tech Valley High Accepting Applications for 2020-21

    Tech Valley High School has begun accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. According to its website, Tech Valley High School is a regional public high school tha...
  • 2019 Oct 03

    Algonquin Students Visit Thacher Park

    This week, students from Algonquin Middle School visited Thacher Park, which has geological and historical exhibits for visitors to enjoy! Thacher Park has one of the richest...
  • 2019 Oct 02

    Author Presenting Free at AMS for Grades 3-7 on Oct. 10

    Author Johnny Marciano will be presenting FREE at Algonquin Middle School to APCSD students in grades 3-7 and their families on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m.! Please sign-up...
  • 2019 Oct 02

    Algonquin News - Oct. 2, 2019

    AMS COUNSELOR MINUTE MEETINGS This year students will participate in a new program called “Minute Meetings” where they will meet briefly with their school counselor and compl...
  • 2019 Sep 26

    AMS Holds First Warrior Way Assemblies

    Algonquin Middle School held its first Warrior Way assemblies of the year this week with a patriotic pledge, a lesson about giving your best personal effort, and Ms. Magill re...
  • 2019 Sep 25

    Algonquin News - Sept. 25, 2019

    THANK YOU FOR THE BACKPACKS! Last week we put an item in the weekly email about the need for additional backpacks for the AMS Food Pantry. The response was overwhelming and i...
  • 2019 Sep 23

    APCSD to Show New Film 'Screenagers: Next Chapter' on Nov. 6

    Averill Park CSD will hold a special screening of the film "Screenagers: Next Chapter" on November 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium for parents/guardians and stude...
  • 2019 Sep 19

    Notice of Health Screenings

    If your student is in Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 7, Grade 9, or Grade 11, please be aware that at some point during the course of this school year, your st...
  • 2019 Sep 19

    Athletic Department Honored With Award of Excellence

    Averill Park Central School District was presented with the Award of Excellence by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and the National Federation of St...
  • 2019 Sep 19

    Algonquin News - Sept. 19, 2019

    NYS ASSESSMENT - INDIVIDUAL STUDENT REPORTS - NOW AVAILABLE Individual Student Reports for the 2019 NYS Assessments are now available. Please click on the link below for more...
  • 2019 Sep 18

    APCSD Receives Audit for 2018-2019

    The Averill Park Central School District is pleased to announce that once again the District has received an unqualified audit opinion from the independent auditing firm, Marv...
  • 2019 Sep 18

    Grounds Crew Renovates Modified Baseball Field

    The Averill Park CSD grounds crew has been hard at work fixing up the Modified Baseball field. After two years of not being able to use the home field due to drainage issues,...
  • 2019 Sep 16

    Third Annual Welcome Back Warrior Tailgate Party Held

    The third annual Welcome Back Warrior Tailgate Party for staff was held before Friday night's varsity football game with great food from The Mess Hall! Everyone had a great t...
  • 2019 Sep 13

    Individual Student Reports for 2019 NYS Assessments Available on SchoolTool

    Individual student reports for the 2019 NYS Assessments (Grades 3-8 ELA and Math and Grades 4 & 8 Science) are now available for parents and guardians to view on SchoolToo...
  • 2019 Sep 12

    District Partners With CDPHP, ACCA

    Averill Park Central School District announced a partnership with CDPHP and the Addictions Care Center of Albany (ACCA) on Thursday morning during a press conference. With th...
  • 2019 Sep 12

    Learning Numbers Through Games

    Seventh grade students at AMS had fun investigating addition of positive and negative numbers by playing The Integer Game!
  • 2019 Sep 11

    Algonquin News - September 11, 2019

    AMS CHROMEBOOK HELP DESK Should your child need technical assistance with their Chromebook, please encourage them to visit the library circulation desk, particularly during M...
  • 2019 Sep 06

    ASAP Golf Outing Set for Sept. 28

    The ASAP Golf Outing is a fundraiser to benefit the SLCA After School Arts Program. There is a cost of $100 per person or $380 per foursome, which includes golf, cart, lunch, ...
  • 2019 Sep 06

    Cafeteria Using Local Produce

    Food services is using local cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce this week from Black Horse Farms, and apples from Indian Ladder Farms!
  • 2019 Sep 05

    Welcome Ms. Brown and Mrs. Keenan!

    Welcome to new fulltime staff members Rachel Brown and Samantha Keenan! Rachel Brown, District, Athletic Trainer Although Ms. Brown was with the District as its Athletic Tra...
  • 2019 Sep 05

    Reminder: No Pets Allowed in Athletic Areas

    With the fall sports seasons in full swing, we want to remind everyone that pets are not allowed in athletic areas, with the exception of service animals. We love our pets an...
  • 2019 Sep 05

    Algonquin News - Sept. 5, 2019

    WELCOME BACK! Welcome to Algonquin’s first weekly email blast of the year. Typically these weekly emails will be sent out on Wednesdays in an effort to provide you with relev...
  • 2019 Sep 03

    State Assessment Results Up in ELA and Math

    The State Education Department recently released the results of the 2019 Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics tests. At Averill Park Central School District...
  • 2019 Sep 03

    Ava Ferriero Participates in Jr. National Young Leaders Conference

    Eighth grader Ava Ferriero participated in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference from July 27 to August 1. “My Envisions experience was amazing,” she said. I met so ma...
  • 2019 Aug 29

    Dr. Franchini's Welcome Back Message

    The 2019-2020 school year is almost upon us and I hope that everyone had a fun, relaxing summer vacation! The first day of school is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 4. Many th...
  • 2019 Aug 28

    Counseling Center to Hold College Informational Evening

    The Averill Park Counseling Center will hold an informational evening on Sept. 26. College Exploration The Counseling Center invites 9th and 10th graders, and their parents,...
  • 2019 Aug 27

    Athletics Holds Meet the Coaches Night

    The Athletic Department held a Meet the Coaches Night on Monday, Aug. 26 for all modified, junior varsity and varsity student-athletes. Former College at Saint Rose men's bas...
  • 2019 Aug 26

    Algonquin News - Aug. 26, 2019

    MORNING MEETING ROOMS, LOCKERS AND SCHEDULES: All Algonquin students should have received a letter last week informing them of their Morning Meeting Room for the upcoming sch...
  • 2019 Aug 23

    Algonquin Welcomes New Teachers Logen Farrell, Michelle Michaud

    Algonquin Middle School welcomes two new teachers for the 2019-2020 school year! Ms. Logen Farrell joins Algonquin Middle School as a Social Studies 6 teacher. Ms. Farrel com...
  • 2019 Aug 22

    2019-2020 Bus Runs

    The following is a brief description of the school bus routes for the Averill Park Central School District for the 2019-2020 school year. The routes will provide parents and ...
  • 2019 Aug 16

    Chris Herren to Speak at APCSD in the Spring

    In acknowledging that the opioid epidemic is one of the most serious threats to young people across the country, the Averill Park Central School District administration, in co...
  • 2019 Aug 14

    Mr. Hansen attends Picademy North America

    Algonquin Middle School Technology teacher, Mr. Hansen, was selected to attend Picademy North America in Toronto, Canada this week. The two-day professional development event...
  • 2019 Aug 13

    Fall Sports 1st Day Practice Schedules

    Monday, August 19 Boys/Girls Cross Country: 8-10 a.m. (Butler Park)Boys Golf: 8-11 a.m. (Burden Lake Country Club)Girls Volleyball: 8-11 a.m. (APHS)Girls Soccer: 8 a.m. - 12:...
  • 2019 Aug 07

    Alternate Transportation Forms Available

    If your child/children are going to be entered into day care, please be sure that you fill out the alternate transportation form immediately. This form needs to be filled out...
  • 2019 Aug 06

    Algonquin's Mr. Anderson Returns From CrossFit Games

    Anderson competed in the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin over the weekend, participating in eight events spread out over three days. When the dust settled, he ranked No. ...
  • 2019 Aug 05

    Algonquin News - Aug. 5, 2019

    PARENTS & GUARDIANS: As we prepare for the opening of school on Wednesday, Sept. 4, we would like to update you on some important information for the coming school year. ...
  • 2019 Jul 26

    Summer Program Assembles 300 Classroom Safety Kits

    Students from our summer program worked hard assembling classroom safety kits for every classroom in the district on July 26! They worked together with teachers and a school ...
  • 2019 Jul 26

    Algonquin's Mr. Anderson Heads to Wisconsin for CrossFit Games

    Algonquin Middle School teacher Chris Anderson leads by example. Whether it is in the classroom or in the gym, Anderson continues to show his students that if you have a drea...
  • 2019 Jul 22

    Fall Sports Sign-ups Now Open

    Fall sports registration is now open on the FamilyID site through Aug. 5. Please complete your child’s registration as soon as possible by clicking here. If your child is not...
  • 2019 Jul 18

    Fourth Quarter Middle School Honor Rolls Announced

    It is a pleasure to list the 414 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll for the 2018-19 fourth quarter by attaining one of the following standards of scholastic a...
  • 2019 Jul 10

    New Bell Times for 2019-20 School Year Announced

    The new start and end times for the 2019-20 school year have been solidified and are as follows:              ...
  • 2019 Jun 19

    Algonquin News - June 19, 2019

    THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR! On behalf of the entire faculty and staff here at Algonquin Middle School, we would like to express our appreciation for the constant support of o...
  • 2019 Jun 14

    Principal Messia Honored as School Library System Administrator of the Year

    On June 13, Averill Park Central School District Middle School Principal, Rob Messia, was presented with the Questar III BOCES School Library System Administrator of the Year ...
  • 2019 Jun 12

    Algonquin News - June 12, 2019

     WARRIOR WAY ASSEMBLIES Our final Warrior Way Assembly of the year was a great time for everyone involved. Please consider taking a moment to watch our 2018-19 highlight...
  • 2019 Jun 11

    Summer Camp for Incoming Freshman / Modified Volleyball Players

    A summer camp for modified volleyball players will be held from Aug. 19-23 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. in the High School Main Gym. There is a cost of $100. This camp is designed...
  • 2019 Jun 10

    Algonquin Warriors of the Month - May 2019

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2019 Jun 06

    Algonquin News - June 5, 2019

     END OF YEAR PARENT SURVEY Parents/Guardians: Please consider taking a moment to provide some feedback on the school year. We appreciate your perspective. Please use the...
  • 2019 Jun 04

    Seventh Graders Head to Jiminy Peak for Team Building

    7th Graders at AMS have participated in team building activities throughout this year. Last week, the culminating activity was a trip to Jiminy Peak's Aerial Adventure Park. ...
  • 2019 Jun 04

    French 8 Students Visit Quebec City

    Algonquin Middle School French 8 students traveled to Quebec City over Memorial Day Weekend.
  • 2019 May 29

    AMS Team Places High at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

    Seven students from Algonquin Middle School returned home from the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, which took place May 22-26 at Michigan State University. The team ranked 1...
  • 2019 May 29

    Algonquin News - May 29, 2019

    WARRIOR WAY TALENTS HIGHLIGHTS Does your child have a passion and talent that embodies the principles of the Warrior Way? If so, we would like to highlight their skills/accom...
  • 2019 May 24

    Grade 6 Team 2 Volunteers at Regional Food Bank Patroon Farm

    Algonquin Middle School's Grade 6 Team 2 students went to the Regional Food Bank Patroon Farm, volunteering their time to plant several thousand onions as part of the AMS Serv...
  • 2019 May 22

    Algonquin News - May 22, 2019

    MEMORIAL DAY BREAK There will be no classes on Friday, May 24th and Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day Recess. AMS THIRD MARKING PERIOD HONOR ROLL Please click on the follow...
  • 2019 May 22

    Odyssey of the Mind Team Competing in World Finals

    The Averill Park Central School District Odyssey of the Mind team is competing in the 40th World Finals at Michigan State University this week. The Finals take place from May...
  • 2019 May 21

    NOpiates to Host After Dance Event

    The NOPIATES Committee is sponsoring an After Dance Drug-Free Event at the Get Air Trampoline Park for 8th Grade Students on June 7. If your child is an 8th grade student, th...
  • 2019 May 20

    AMS Honor Rolls for 3Q Announced

    It is a pleasure to list the 411 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll by attaining one of the following standards of scholastic achievement. Merit Roll -- Av...
  • 2019 May 17

    Chase Rose to Compete for USA in Russia

    Algonquin Middle School’s Chase Rose and 11 other players on the Albany Capitals Youth Peewee Hockey Team have been selected to represent the United States of America and comp...
  • 2019 May 17

    SLAM Students Create Blankets for Camp Erin

    SLAMS students recently made 15 tied/no-sew fleece blankets for Community Hospice! These blankets will be given to children attending Camp Erin, a free weekend camp for griev...
  • 2019 May 15

    Algonquin News - May 15, 2019

     MAY JOTTINGS Please click on the following link to read our latest school newsletter: https://averillpark.k12.ny.us/images/photos/5-May-Jottings.pdf NOPIATES SPONSORI...
  • 2019 May 13

    Falconer Visits Grade 6 Students

    On May 10, Grade 6 students experienced an assembly with falconer, Brian Bradley. Mr. Bradley shared with students his journey in becoming a falconer and a tremendous amount ...
  • 2019 May 10

    AMS Celebrates Richtol’s Read All Day with Special Guests

    Read All Day is a celebration of books, literacy and reading. Guest readers, including News Channel 10 anchor John Gray, some of Mrs. Mouzakes’ grade 8 Theater students and Mr...
  • 2019 May 10

    Staff Appreciation Breakfast at AMS

    This morning, the Algonquin APO hosted a staff appreciation breakfast. Thank you to all who donated their time, a food item or a raffle item. The staff really appreciated it!...
  • 2019 May 09

    Letter to Incoming Middle School Parents/Guardians

    Dear Parents/Guardians, The end of the school year is just around the corner and your son or daughter will soon be entering sixth grade at Algonquin Middle School. You and yo...
  • 2019 May 08

    Algonquin News - May 8, 2019

    WARRIOR WAY T-SHIRTS - ON SALE THROUGH MAY 17 AMS Warrior Way t-shirts are now on sale through the AMS Bookstore.  This year’s t-shirt highlights the three principl...
  • 2019 May 08

    Fifth Grade Parents’ Night at Algonquin

    Algonquin Middle School’s Fifth Grade Parents’ Night is Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This night is one of the key components of the orientation program to Algonquin Mi...
  • 2019 May 07

    Warriors of the Month - April 2019

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2019 May 02

    Kadi Palmer Speaks to West Sand Lake Students

    Algonquin Middle School 8th grader and former West Sand Lake Elementary student, Kadi Palmer, visited WSL's K-Kids to talk about her work with the AMS Service Learning Program...
  • 2019 May 02

    Algonquin Team Wins Battle of the Belts at Sean's Run

    Algonquin Middle School and Averill Park High School students were able to take part in a full day of activities at the 18th Annual Sean's Run in Chatham recently. Both schoo...
  • 2019 May 01

    Algonquin News - May 1, 2019

    YEARBOOK ORDERS - DUE BY MAY 3 Friday, May 3 is the absolute last day to order a yearbook. At this late date yearbooks must be ordered online. If you do not order a yearbook ...
  • 2019 Apr 30

    APTA Donates $2,750 to Backpack Program

    The Averill Park Teachers Association presented the Averill Park Backpack Program with a check for $2,750. The Backpack Program provides a child with a bag of non-perishable,...
  • 2019 Apr 29

    AP, NYSPHSAA Support Mental Health Awareness Week

    The New York State Public High School Athletic Association is conducting its inaugural Mental Health Awareness Week during the week of April 29 to May 3. Averill Park student...
  • 2019 Apr 26

    Board of Education Approves Academic Calendar for 2019-2020

    The Board of Education has approved the 2019-2020 academic calendar. This calendar was developed in cooperation with Questar III BOCES, administrators and teachers to ensure ...
  • 2019 Apr 17

    Algonquin News - April 17

     REPORT CARDS AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Third Marking Period report cards will be available to view in SchoolTool on Saturday, April 20. Please take some time duri...
  • 2019 Apr 15

    Best Buddies Walk at Crossgates Mall

    AMS and APHS Best Buddies teams participated in the 2019 Best Buddies walk at Crossgates Mall over the weekend. The AP Warriors combined team was in the top 10 schools for fu...
  • 2019 Apr 11

    Board of Education Adopts 2019-2020 District Budget

    The Averill Park Central School District Board of Education unanimously adopted a 2019-2020 district budget at its meeting on April 8. The $59,665,424 budget represents a spen...
  • 2019 Apr 10

    Kelsey's Promise 5K Run/Walk-Fitness Day Scheduled for May 19

    The Kelsey's Promise 5K Run/Walk-Fitness Day is scheduled for May 19! There is a registration fee of $30 ($35 after May 17), with funds going to support social work for pedia...
  • 2019 Apr 10

    Algonquin News - April 10, 2019

    QUARTER 3 ENDS ON FRIDAY The Third Marking Period will end on Friday, April 12. Report cards will be available to view in SchoolTool on Saturday, April 20th. Thank you. SAVE...
  • 2019 Apr 09

    Students Perform in Concertino Winds

    Recognizing the need to provide a solid foundation for beginning wind and brass players aspiring to advance their ensemble skills, the Empire State Youth Orchestra started Con...
  • 2019 Apr 04

    Tent Sale to Benefit Food Backpack Program

    The Brunswick Church is hosting a community-wide Tent & Bake Sale on Friday, April 12 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the proceeds g...
  • 2019 Apr 03

    AMS Warriors of the Month - March

    Each month, teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on th...
  • 2019 Apr 03

    Algonquin News - April 3, 2019

    PARENT WORKSHOP - ADOLESCENT BRAIN UNDER STRESS - APRIL 4 - 6:30 PM - APHS Join us as we learn about the adolescent brain, allure of thrill-seeking, technology use, drug &...
  • 2019 Apr 02

    AP Athletics Partners With BSN for Apparel

    We are happy to announce that we've partnered with BSN Sports and built an online store front to support our community. In the store, you will find brands you know and design...
  • 2019 Apr 02

    District Honored With Safety Excellence Award

    SARATOGA – Averill Park Central School District is one of 156 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York state to receive the Utica Nat...
  • 2019 Apr 01

    Students Participate in Suburban Council Music Festival

    Algonquin Middle School sent students to participate in the Suburban Council Music Festival at Ballston Spa High School. Jack Evans, Curtis Gorman, Jason Strickland, Rachael ...
  • 2019 Mar 29

    Book Club Learns, Educates About Cyber Bullying and Mental Health Issues

    Seven students completed a bookclub with Miss Anne (Student Assistance Counselor) and Mrs. Ekstrom (School Library Media Specialist) about the book Backlash by Sarah Darer Lit...
  • 2019 Mar 29

    Algonquin Assemblies Spotlight Warrior Way

    Algonquin Middle School held its Warrior Way Assemblies this week. These gatherings give the AMS community the opportunity to spotlight the principles of the Warrior Way and ...
  • 2019 Mar 28

    Magill, Ekstrom Present to Questar III

    Mrs. Magill (6-12 Interventionist) and Mrs. Ekstrom (School Library Media Specialist) presented Algonquin's "One School, One Book" program at the Questar III School Library Sy...
  • 2019 Mar 28

    Algonquin News - March 28, 2019

     NYS ASSESSMENTS COMING UP NEXT WEEK The NYS ELA Assessment is scheduled for Algonquin students is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4. 13 KIDS WHO C...
  • 2019 Mar 26

    Board of Education Nomination Petition Available

    Interested in running for the Board of Education this year? You will need 25 signatures on the below petition, which is due to the District Clerk by April 22.
  • 2019 Mar 26

    Deputy Nikles Educates Students About Internet Safety

    Deputy Nikles, the Averill Park CSD School Resource Officer, took time out of his busy day to speak to Mrs. Ekstrom's 6th grade TEAM class, (Technology Exploration and Media L...
  • 2019 Mar 26

    Kadi Palmer on WNYT 13 Kids Who Care

    Kadi Palmer, an 8th grader at Algonquin Middle School in Averill Park, helps throw birthday parties for kids who are in low-income families or homeless shelters. She was inte...
  • 2019 Mar 25

    AMS Odyssey of the Mind Team Places 2nd at States

    The Algonquin Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team went to States over the weekend and was awarded second place and will be advancing to Odyssey Worlds at Michigan State Uni...
  • 2019 Mar 22

    Algonquin Recognizes Presidential Award for Educational Excellence Students

    The President of the United States’ Award for Educational Excellence recognizes students who have a 90% or higher final grade point average and achievement of the highest pe...
  • 2019 Mar 21

    Best Buddies Take Pledge, Make Posters

    Best Buddies met March 20 to take the pledge and help spread the word to end the word. Numerous students took the pledge to stop the use of the R-word and even made posters f...
  • 2019 Mar 21

    AMS Instrumental Concert to be Broadcast on YouTube

    Our next AMS Concerts are coming up on Thursday, March 21 and will take place in the AMS Auditorium. Grade 6 will have their concert at 6:30 p.m. (Students should arrive at 6...
  • 2019 Mar 21

    K-12 Artwork at Sand Lake Center for the Arts

    The K-12 Student Art Exhibition is currently showcasing artwork at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. Exhibitions are free and open during SLCA events or by appointment from M...
  • 2019 Mar 21

    Algonquin News - March 21, 2019

    INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT - THURSDAY Our next AMS Concerts are coming up on Thursday, March 21 and will take place in the AMS Auditorium. Grade 6 will have their concert at 6:30 p...
  • 2019 Mar 18

    Emily Prest Wins Scholastic Art and Writing Award

    Algonquin Middle School eighth grader Emily Prest participated in the 2018-2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition and won a Silver Key Award! This competition is one of ...
  • 2019 Mar 15

    Algonquin Holds Annual Battle of the Belts

    Algonquin Middle School held its annual Battle of the Belts competition on Thursday after school. The Battle of the Belts is part of Sean's Run. Teams of four race to an open...
  • 2019 Mar 13

    Algonquin News - March 13, 2019

    MID-POINT OF MARKING PERIOD 3 - PLEASE CHECK SCHOOLTOOL THIS WEEKEND We are now at the midpoint of the Third Marking Period. Teachers will be updating their grades in SchoolT...
  • 2019 Mar 13

    Algonquin Warriors of the Month for February 2019

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2019 Mar 12

    Adolescent Brain Under Stress Workshop

    Dr. Michael Nerney will be presenting "Adolescent Brain Under Stress", which talks about the allure of thrill-seeking, technology use, drug and alcohol abuse, sexuality and ot...
  • 2019 Mar 12

    Updated District Goals (VIDEO)

    Check out our updated District goals here:  https://youtu.be/NGnCvLaM8wI
  • 2019 Mar 10

    Teams Compete at Odyssey of the Mind

    Teams from around Region 4 competed in the Odyssey of the Mind tournament at Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools on March 9. Multiple teams placed in their respective divisions....
  • 2019 Mar 08

    LOTE International Pot Luck Dinner

    World Language students from the high school and middle school celebrated the annual LOTE International Pot Luck Dinner with food, music and dance at Algonquin Middle School! ...
  • 2019 Mar 07

    V-Healthy Day Coming March 27

    On March 27, more than 200 medical professionals, vascular patients and teachers will team up with 19 Capital Region schools, including Averill Park, to teach teens about Vasc...
  • 2019 Mar 07

    Algonquin News - March 7, 2019

    BYOD AND CELL PHONES Recently, an announcement was shared with students that the school’s “BYOD” Wifi will be discontinued for student access.  This is the result of our...
  • 2019 Mar 05

    CASDA Honors AP's Tom Russell as a 2019 Friend of Education

    Congratulations to Tom Russell, who was honored with the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Friends of Education Award last week! Mr. Russell is a supportive...
  • 2019 Mar 05

    Students Create Research-Based Newsletters

    Algonquin Middle School students are finishing up presentations for their Screen-time & the Teenage Brain module, having piloted and tried a new assessment! Students used...
  • 2019 Mar 04

    Active Parenting: Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School

    The skills your child needs to meet the challenges of the Middle School Experience. Tuesdays: March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Algonquin MS Library Conferenc...
  • 2019 Mar 04

    AMS Presents Aladdin on March 8-9

    Algonquin Middle School proudly presents Aladdin Jr. on March 8 & 9, both at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m both nights. Tickets for students and seniors are $5, and ticke...
  • 2019 Feb 27

    Algonquin News - Feb. 27

    APO MEETING - MONDAY, MARCH 4 - 7:00 PM The next Algonquin Parent Organization Meeting will take place on Monday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the AMS Library. Please consider att...
  • 2019 Feb 26

    Kelsey's Promise Club, Mr. Blais Team Up to Raise Funds

    We have been challenged! Averill Park High School's Kelsey’s Promise Club has been challenged by social studies teacher and modified volleyball coach Mr. Blais to raise $5,00...
  • 2019 Feb 20

    Algonquin Middle School Second Quarter Honor Rolls

    It is a pleasure to list the 428 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll by attaining one of the following standards of scholastic achievement. Merit Roll -- Aver...
  • 2019 Feb 19

    AMS Holds Grade 6 Olympics

    The Grade 6 Olympics were held on Thursday (Team 2) and Friday (Team 1), February 14-15. The Olympics are a long-time tradition at Algonquin Middle School, perhaps dating bac...
  • 2019 Feb 15

    Matt Hladun Selected as New Assistant Superintendent at Averill Park

    Averill Park Central School District has officially selected Matthew Hladun as its new Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning. "After a process that involved part...
  • 2019 Feb 14

    Algonquin News - Feb. 14, 2019

    GRADE 8 FAMILIES: HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULING FORMS As a reminder, students in Grade 8 must turn in their Grade 9 (blue) elective sheets to the Counseling Center by Friday, Februa...
  • 2019 Feb 12

    Algonquin Students of the Month (January)

    Each month, teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on th...
  • 2019 Feb 07

    Superintendent Franchini Completes #10GallonChallenge

    In an effort to help local dairy farmers and families in need, Superintendent Dr. James Franchini has completed the #10GallonChallenge. The social media campaign began with a...
  • 2019 Feb 07

    Algonquin News - Feb. 7, 2019

    CHROMEBOOK UPDATE AND REMINDERS FOR FAMILIES We are excited to announce that our roll-out is complete! All students have been issued a Chromebook to support learning during t...
  • 2019 Feb 06

    Megan Hale Brings Knowledge of Service Dogs to AMS

    Averill Park High School senior Megan Hale visited Algonquin Middle School PE classes on Monday and Tuesday to share information with all of our Grade 6-8 students on service ...
  • 2019 Feb 04

    Ninth Graders Create Books, Read Them at MHSL

    Students in ninth grade wrote and illustrated children's books. On February 4, they visited Miller Hill-Sand Lake Elementary to read them to the first graders!
  • 2019 Feb 04

    Students Participate in MathCounts Competition

    Congratulations to eighth graders Tyler Michaels and Christian Romer for participating in the MathCounts Chapter Competition on Saturday, February 2, at the GE Research Center...
  • 2019 Feb 01

    Perfect Attendance at AMS Through the First Half

    The following students have had perfect attendance for the first half of the 2018-19 school year. Grade 6: Lindsay Agro, Samantha Alberino, Alexis Ames, Lilyana Andrews, Core...
  • 2019 Feb 01

    Kindergarten Registration Now Open

    The Averill Park Central School District has begun the process of registering boys and girls for the 2019-2020 Kindergarten Classes. If you, or someone you know, has a child ...
  • 2019 Jan 31

    Algonquin News - Jan. 31, 2019

    SECOND MARKING PERIOD REPORT CARDS Student report cards for the second marking period will be available for parents and students to view on SchoolTool on Saturday, February 2...
  • 2019 Jan 30

    AP Music Sale in Full Swing

    The Music Department apparel sale is in full swing. Various styles and colors can be viewed (and purchased) at https://averillparkapmusic.itemorder.com. Items will be distrib...
  • 2019 Jan 30

    Quebecois Dancing With Jeff Brown

    Students attended Quebecois dancing with Jeff Brown at the high school.  
  • 2019 Jan 28

    Spring Sports Sign-ups

    We are excited to announce that we have recently moved to online registration for participation ininterscholastic athletics through FamilyID for your convenience. FamilyID is...
  • 2019 Jan 24

    Algonquin News - Jan. 24, 2019

    SAND LAKE CENTER FOR THE ARTS - SHAKESPEARE MACBETH AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM Following up on the popularity and success of the fall Sand Lake Center for the Arts After School Pro...
  • 2019 Jan 22

    Algonquin Students of the Month (December)

    December 2018Algonquin Middle SchoolWarriors of the Month Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work h...
  • 2019 Jan 22

    Students Put on a Show at All-County

    On January 19, the Algonquin Middle School band and chorus students participated in the Rensselaer County School Music Association All-County Festival, joining other outstandi...
  • 2019 Jan 22

    AMS Holds Fortnite Escape Room Fundraiser

    After school on January 18 at Algonquin Middle School, a Fortnite themed Escape Room was held in the cafeteria as a library fundraiser. Clues were hidden all over the cafeter...
  • 2019 Jan 16

    Algonquin News - Jan. 16, 2019

    CHROMEBOOKS - DISTRIBUTION TO GRADE 6The Algonquin 1:1 Chromebook Initiative is moving forward! We had a huge turn out on Tuesday afternoon with 36 students volunteers helping...
  • 2019 Jan 15

    AP Parent Workshop on Feb. 12

    Are you interested in learning more about teen substance abuse, how drugs are hidden in 'plain sight' and what's trending for our Averill Park students? If so, then please jo...
  • 2019 Jan 14

    River System Models Presented at AMS

    Grade 8 students in Mr. Williams' Earth Science class presented their river system models, which included everything from meanders to Oxbow Lakes. Students had one class to p...
  • 2019 Jan 11

    Algonquin Students Skype with Author Shelley Pearsall

    On Thursday, Algonquin Middle School students Skyped with author Shelley Pearsall, who has written many books, including The Seventh Most Important Thing. AMS students read t...
  • 2019 Jan 10

    Algonquin News - Jan. 10, 2019

    VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS THREE AMS INITIATIVES The teachers here at Algonquin have been working hard this year on several initiatives to support student learning and their overall sc...
  • 2019 Jan 10

    Samuel Hart Wins Algonquin Spelling Bee

    Algonquin held its annual spelling bee this week. Samuel Hart (grade 7) placed first, followed by Chava Thiell (grade 6) in second and Paula De Andes (grade 7) in third. Grea...
  • 2019 Jan 07

    Skribblers Magazine Features AP Students' Work

    The Fall 2018 edition of Skribblers Magazine is out and it's full of Averill Park students' work! Here's some of the work included - be sure to pick up your copy!
  • 2019 Jan 04

    Algonquin Hosts National Geographic Bee

    On Friday, Jan. 4, Algonquin students participated in the National Geographic Bee. Congratulations to 8th grader, Cooper Smith, who won for the second year in a row. Rocky Be...
  • 2019 Jan 03

    Swing Dance to Raise Money for Music Program on Jan. 26

    Who's up for a swinging good time? The Averill Park High School Music Program Fundraiser is scheduled for Jan. 26 from 7-10 p.m. Adults are $12, students/seniors are $8 ($10 ...
  • 2019 Jan 02

    Algonquin News - Jan. 2, 2019

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! On behalf of the entire faculty and staff here at AMS, we wish you all a very Happy New Year! We are excited for the learning and opportunities students will ...
  • 2019 Jan 02

    8th Grade Parent Information Night for High School

    Parents and Guardians are invited to an information night on Thursday, January 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. An explanation of the graduation r...
  • 2018 Dec 24

    AP Aerospace Wins Robot Design Award at RPI

    The AP Aerospace team clinched first place in the robot design category during a regional qualifying tournament held at RPI. The tournament was part of the Hudson Valley FIRS...
  • 2018 Dec 20

    Quarter 1 in the AMS Library

    Here's a video recap of Quarter 1 in the AMS Library:  https://animoto.com/play/0cq0KCIXY858qjPaYrAGSQ
  • 2018 Dec 19

    Algonquin News - Dec. 19, 2018

    ALGONQUIN RECOGNIZED AS AN “RtI DEMONSTRATION PROJECT SCHOOL” As we have shared in previous communications, over the past two years AMS teachers have been working with the NY...
  • 2018 Dec 18

    Spreading Holiday Cheer With Acts of Kindness

    Algonquin Middle School students spread holiday cheer with the goal of teaching the positive impact of acts of kindness toward others. Students and staff members from the No ...
  • 2018 Dec 13

    Algonquin Middle School First Quarter Honor Rolls

    ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL HONOR ROLL MEMBERSHIP FOR THE FIRST MARKING PERIOD It is a pleasure to list the 420 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll by...
  • 2018 Dec 13

    Xtreme Team Puts on a Show at Algonquin

    Algonquin Middle School hosted the Xtreme Team on Thursday, Dec. 13 as a reward for this year’s magazine drive participants. The Xtreme Team is a high-flying stunt acrobatic ...
  • 2018 Dec 13

    Algonquin Warriors of the Month for November 2018

    November 2018 Algonquin Middle SchoolWarriors of the Month Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work...
  • 2018 Dec 11

    AMS Winter Concerts - Streamed Live!

    AMS Winter Concerts - Streamed Live!   Algonquin is pleased to present our Winter Concerts streamed live on the internet via "YouTube Live."   Tune in for the Gr...
  • 2018 Dec 07

    AP juniors raise $1,660 for Letters for Luke campaign

    To help out with “Macy’s Believe Day,” juniors Jessica Gavitt and Jenna-Marie Morin collected 830 letters from schools in the Averill Park Central School District. Jessica an...
  • 2018 Dec 04

    AMS teacher Chris Anderson receives National Board Certification

    Chris Anderson, an 8th grade team leader, social studies teacher and technology integration specialist at Algonquin Middle School, was informed over the weekend that he has re...
  • 2018 Dec 03

    Navigating College Learning without an IEP

    Averill Park is in its second year of partnering with the Capital District Parent Network. This Thursday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. there will be a presentation in the High Scho...
  • 2018 Dec 03

    AMS Enhancing Student Engagement Through Primary Sources

    Jenna Wood, (6th grade Science teacher) and Rebecca Ekstrom (AMS Librarian) participated in a grant opportunity this summer called Enhancing Student Engagement Through Primary...
  • 2018 Dec 03

    Isabelle Relyea and Rebecca Ware participate in Tuba Christmas

    On Sunday, Dec. 2, eighth grader Isabelle Relyea and ninth grader Rebecca Ware participated in the 4th Annual Tuba Christmas. After a brief rehearsal, the girls, along with 2...
  • 2018 Nov 30

    Patriot's Pen winners announced

    The VFW Patriot’s Pen scholarship contest winners at Algonquin Middle School have been announced with Dylan Juneau placing first, followed by Owen Perala and Logan Barsalow. ...
  • 2018 Nov 26

    Join us for Averill Park's Winter Concerts

    Tis the season for Averill Park's winter concerts. All concerts are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:• Thursday, December 6: 7th & 8th Grades, 7 p....
  • 2018 Nov 14

    AMS Warrior of the Month of October

    October 2018Algonquin Middle SchoolWarriors of the Month Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work ha...
  • 2018 Nov 02

    AP Music Students Participate in Rensselaer County All-County Music Festival; Public Concert Nov. 3

    Many congratulations to the Averill Park CSD music students for their involvement in the Rensselaer All-County Music Festival, hosted by the Berlin Central School District on ...
  • 2018 Nov 01

    All Students to be Dismissed 15 Minutes Early Friday, Nov. 9

    The New York State Education Department requires all school districts to hold an annual "Go Home Early" drill to ensure that students and staff are prepared in case an emergen...
  • 2018 Oct 18

    AMS to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 22-31; See the Schedule of Activities

    Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 22-31) is a time when the students all over the country are reminded to live a life that is drug-free. The Youth Empowerment Club at Algonquin Middle Sch...
  • 2018 Oct 15

    Sudan Civil War Survivor Gabriel Bol Deng Visits AMS

    On October 15, Algonquin's Grade 7 students participated in an inspiring assembly with Gabriel Bol Deng, as part of the ELA unit of study on the Sudanese Civil War and the tex...
  • 2018 Oct 12

    Individual Student Reports for 2018 NYS Assessments Now Available on Schooltool

    Individual student reports for the 2018 NYS Assessments (Grades 3-8 ELA and Math and Grades 4 & 8 Science) are now available for parents and guardians to view on SchoolToo...
  • 2018 Oct 11

    AMS 8th Graders Help at Regional Food Bank Farm

    On Wednesday, October 3 and Friday, October 5, 2018, grade 8 students participated in their annual AMS Serves Initiative. Students once again traveled to the Patroon Land Farm...
  • 2018 Oct 01

    District-Wide PINK OUT Friday, Oct. 5!

    Averill Park CSD will turn PINK on Friday, October 5 as AP stands up to cancer! Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear pink on that day. That evening, the AP commu...
  • 2018 Sep 18

    New Morning Drop Off Traffic Pattern Change at Algonquin Middle School Starts September 24

    In our efforts to make morning drop off as safe as possible, Algonquin Middle School will be piloting a slight change to our morning parent drop off area. Please note that onc...
  • 2018 Sep 04

    Register for AP Community Education's Fall/Winter Classes Today! Easy Online Registration & Payment

    Averill Park Community Education is now accepting registration and payment online! You can still register and pay by mail or in person at the District Office, but now there's ...
  • 2018 Aug 20

    Fall Open Houses: Mark Your Calendar

    As we get closer to the start of the 2018-2019 school year on September 5 (Sept. 6 for kindergarten), we want to be sure you know about the open houses taking place during the...
  • 2018 Jul 20

    Algonquin Middle School Announces 4th Quarter Honor Rolls for 2017-18 School Year

    It is a pleasure to list the 386 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll by attaining one of the following standards of scholastic achievement. Merit Roll -- Avera...
  • 2018 Apr 05

    AMS Weekly News - 4/5/18

    NYS ELA ASSESSMENT - WEDNESDAY 4/11 & THURSDAY 4/12The New York State ELA Assessment is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12. Please ensure that your ...
  • 2018 Mar 28

    AMS Weekly News - 3/28/18

    WARRIOR WORDS OF THE WEEKAssume - To think that something is true or probably true without knowing that it is true.Process - A natural continuing action or series of actions o...
  • 2018 Mar 21

    AMS News - 3/21/18

    WARRIOR WORDS OF THE WEEKAnalysis - A careful study of something to learn about its parts, what they do, and how they are related to each otherPeriod - A length of time during...
  • 2018 Mar 15

    AMS Announces February 2018 Warriors of the Month

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2018 Mar 15

    AMS News - 3/15/18

    WARRIOR WORDS OF THE WEEKAssess To make a judgement about (something)Procedure A particular course of action intended to achieve a resultSpecific Relating to or being an examp...
  • 2018 Mar 14

    AMS News - 3/14/18

    TOMORROW - THURSDAY, MARCH 15 - NOW FULL DAY FOR STUDENTS Due to the amount of instructional time lost due to snow closures and delays, Thursday, March 15 will now be a full ...
  • 2018 Mar 14

    March 14 Student Event Now on March 16

    Parents/Guardians: As mentioned in a previous communication (available below this message), a group of students had planned an event for Wednesday, March 14th at 10am. In Ave...
  • 2018 Mar 13

    AMS News - 3/12/18

    CHICKEN DINNER FUNDRAISER FOR WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATION - WEDNESDAY MARCH 14 APHS student, Peter Flick, is currently fundraising for his Eagle Scout project of installing ...
  • 2018 Mar 07

    AMS News - 3/7/18

    CONGRATULATIONS CAST OF PETER PAN, JR.Way to go everyone involved in the AMS production of Peter Pan, Jr. this past weekend! The performances were simply outstanding and repre...
  • 2018 Mar 01

    Join Us for Parent Connection Breakfast on "What is Rti?" on March 9

    Algonquin Middle School is hosting a Parent Connection Breakfast on "What is Rti?" on Friday, March 9th at 8:00am in the Library. This 30 minute workshop will focus on how AM...
  • 2018 Feb 28

    AMS Weekly News - 2/28/18

    WARRIOR WORDS OF THE WEEKApproach To move near or nearer to something or someone.Policy A set of guidelines or rules that determine a course of action.Theory An idea or opinio...
  • 2018 Feb 14

    AMS News 2/14/18

    WARRIOR WORDS OF THE WEEKIndicate - To direct attention to. To point out.Individual - Being or characteristic of a single thing or person. GRADE 6 OLYMPICS - THURSDAY AND FRI...
  • 2018 Feb 13

    AMS Announces January 2018 Warriors of the Month

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2018 Feb 09

    The Jottings Newsletter- February 2018

    Algonquin Middle School's February issue of The Jottings newsletter is now available. Enjoy! Read it here
  • 2018 Feb 07

    AMS News 2/7/18

    A FEW ACADEMIC REMINDERS TO SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS:As move forward in the second semester of the school year, please encourage your child to keep up on their academics by: -...
  • 2018 Feb 02

    AMS Students With Perfect Attendance For First Half of 2017-18 School Year

    The following AMS students have had perfect attendance for the first half of the 2017-2018 school year. Grade 6: David Allegretta, Zareena Ansari, Aiden Bailey, Jackson Bartl...
  • 2018 Jan 31

    AMS News 1/31/18

    APHS GRADE 9 INFORMATION NIGHT FOR GRADE 8 PARENTSThe Averill Park High School will be holding a Grade 9 Information Night coming up on Thursday, February 1st at 6:30pm in the...
  • 2018 Jan 24

    AMS News 1/24/18

    BEST HOMEWORK SUPPORT PROGRAMAs a reminder, the BEST homework help group is available on Tuesday evenings at the Town of Sand Lake Library from 4:30-7:00pm. Students can get h...
  • 2018 Jan 22

    AMS Cafeteria Sports Fresh Look

    The AMS Cafeteria painting is now complete and looks outstanding in its new Warrior Blue and Gold color scheme! A huge thank you to AMS custodian Connie McMullen who spent he...
  • 2018 Jan 18

    AMS News - 1/18/18

    MARKING PERIOD TWO ENDS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 The second marking period will end on Friday, January 26th.Report cards will be available for viewing on the morning of Saturday...
  • 2018 Jan 18

    AMS Announces December 2017 Warriors of the Month

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2018 Jan 10

    AMS Serves Trips to Nursing Homes Postponed

    Grade 7 Families: Our upcoming AMS Serves events, originally scheduled for Thursday, Janaury 11 and Tuesday, January 16, are being postponed. We have been notified by additi...
  • 2018 Jan 10

    AMS News - 1/10/18

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 - HALF DAY - STAFF DEVELOPMENT AMS students will be dismissed at 10:55am on Friday due to staff development activities. Thank you. AMS SERVES GRADE 7 TRIP...
  • 2018 Jan 08

    AMS Holds Second "Warrior Way" Assemblies

    AMS held its second "Warrior Way" assemblies of the school year in early January. At these interactive assemblies, students learned more about our three guiding principles of ...
  • 2018 Jan 03

    AMS News - 1/3/18

    FOR DELAY & CLOSING INFORMATION - CBS 6 TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS To receive a text message when there is a school delay or cancellation, consider signing up for CBS 6's Text M...
  • 2017 Dec 21

    AMS News - 12/20/17

    WARRIOR WORDS OF THE WEEK Contract A legal agreement between people, companies, etc.Major Very important.Evidence Something which shows that something else exists or is true....
  • 2017 Dec 13

    AMS News - 12/13/17

    GRADE 6 WINTER CONCERT - THURSDAY The Grade 6 Concert will take place on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00pm. If you've never attended an AMS Concert, know that our auditorium ...
  • 2017 Dec 08

    Algonquin Middle School Announces 1st Quarter Honor Rolls for 2017-18 School Year

    It is a pleasure to list the 411 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll by attaining one of the following standards of scholastic achievement. Merit Roll -- Aver...
  • 2017 Dec 08

    The Jottings Newsletter - December 2017

    Algonquin Middle School's December issue of The Jottings newsletter is now available. Enjoy! Read it here
  • 2017 Dec 06

    AMS News - 12/6/17

    WINTER CONCERTS The Algonquin Winter Concert Series is about to kick off and we are very proud to highlight our outstanding Band, Orchestra and Chorus programs! Our Grades 7...
  • 2017 Dec 05

    AMS Announces November 2017 Warriors of the Month

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2017 Nov 29

    AMS News - 11/29/17

    WINTER CONCERTS The Algonquin Winter Concert Series is about to kick off and we are very proud to highlight our outstanding Band, Orchestra and Chorus programs! Our Grades 7...
  • 2017 Nov 16

    AMS News - 11/15/17

    FIRST MARKING PERIOD REPORT CARDS REMINDER In a new process this year, report cards will be emailed directly to the “primary parent” contact listed in SchoolTool, as identifi...
  • 2017 Nov 09

    AMS News - 11/9/17

    AMS 50th ANNIVERSARY EVENT On behalf of the entire faculty and staff we would like to thank everyone for the outstanding AMS 50th Anniversary Event that took place on Monday ...
  • 2017 Nov 08

    AMS Announces October 2017 Warriors of the Month

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and work habits. Students are selected for these honors based on the...
  • 2017 Nov 06

    APO District Wide Apparel Sale on Through Nov. 19; Perfect Holiday Gifts for Your AP Warrior!

    The Algonquin APO is holding a district wide apparel sale through November 19. Apparel will be ready for holiday gift giving. You choose from the two designs! What a great gif...
  • 2017 Oct 25

    AMS News - 10/25/17

    REMINDER ABOUT GOOGLE HOMEWORK CALENDARS Parents: Please remember our Google Team Homework Calendars which teachers update to help keep students and their families informed w...
  • 2017 Oct 18

    AMS News - 10/18/17

    PE MAGAZINE FUNDRAISER - ORDERS DUE BY 10/24 The Algonquin PE Department is proud to sponsor their annual magazine fundraiser beginning next week. All orders must be in by Tu...
  • 2017 Oct 12

    AMS News - 10/11/17

    APO GLOW PARTY EVENT - FRI 10/13/17 The APO Glow Party Event will take place on Friday, October 13th from 6:30-8:30pm. There will be: *a selfie booth *snacks and treats *gl...
  • 2017 Oct 10

    AMS Glow Party Oct. 13

    Algonquin's Glow Party is Friday, Oct. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and on sale this week during lunches. Last year, it was a great success and we look forward to an...
  • 2017 Oct 10

    Please Send in Your Box Tops for Education

    Did you know that "Box Tops for Education" donated to AMS all benefit our Skills Program? Please consider donating your "Box Tops" to AMS in the the wooden box outside of the ...
  • 2017 Oct 06

    AMS Elects Student Council Officers

    Algonquin Middle School elected its Student Council Officers on Oct. 5. Congratulations to the following 2017-18 officers:President- Isaac JosephVice President- Thomas NeroTre...
  • 2017 Oct 04

    AMS News - 10/4/17

    APO GLOW PARTY EVENT - FRI 10/13/17 The APO Glow Party Event will take place on Friday, October 13th from 6:30-8:30pm.There will be:*a selfie booth*snacks and treats*glow stu...
  • 2017 Sep 27

    AMS News - 9/27/17

    ANNUAL PE MAGAZINE FUNDRAISER The Algonquin PE Department is proud to sponsor their annual magazine fundraiser beginning next week. Students will attend brief assemblies duri...
  • 2017 Sep 20

    AMS News - 9/20/17

    APO GRADE 6 MIXER On Wednesday, September 20th, Grade 6 students are encouraged to stay after school for our Grade 6 Mixer. At this fun event, students can participate in ou...
  • 2017 Sep 15

    Algonquin's Open House-Thank you!

    Parents/Guardians: On behalf of the entire faculty here at Algonquin, we would like to thank the hundreds of parents that turned out for our annual Open House. We know that ...
  • 2017 Sep 13

    "Keeping You Child Safe on Social Media" Presentation Prior to Open House on Sept. 14

    AMS parents, please consider attending a parent workshop,"Keeping You Child Safe on Social Media", at 6:00pm on THursday, Sept. 14 prior to the Open House. The presentation wi...
  • 2017 Sep 13

    AMS Weekly News - 9/13/17

    2017 NYS ASSESSMENT - INDIVIDUAL STUDENT REPORTS - NOW AVAILABLE Individual student reports for the 2017 NYS Math and ELA Assessments are now available for parents to view on...
  • 2017 Sep 06

    AMS Weekly News - 9/6/17

    REAT START TO THE YEAR Today was an outstanding start to the 2017-18 school year. It was great to see the hallways alive with the excitement that the new school year offers. ...
  • 2017 Aug 28

    Algonquin Middle School Open House: Thursday, September 14 – 6:30-8:30pm

    Parents and Guardians of Algonquin Middle School Students: Please join us for our annual Open House, scheduled for Thursday, September 14 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. At the Open Hous...
  • 2017 Aug 28

    AMS Weekly News - 8/28/17

    Students and Families: Below are a few reminders and updates as we prepare for the start of school on Wednesday, September 6th at 7:45am. We are excited to see everyone next...
  • 2017 Aug 25

    The Jottings Newsletter - August 2017

    Algonquin Middle School's August issue of The Jottings newsletter is now available. Enjoy! Read it here
  • 2017 Aug 15

    6th Grade Locker Night August 30

    On Wednesday, August 30, Algonquin will hold its annual Locker Night from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for all Grade 6 students and parents to find and open their loc...
  • 2017 Aug 02

    AMS Weekly News - 8/2/17

     PARENTS & GUARDIANS: As we prepare for the opening of school on Wednesday, September 6th, we would like to update you on some important information for the coming s...
  • 2017 Jun 30

    Algonquin Announces 4th Quarter Honor Roll for 2016-17

    It is a pleasure to list the 412 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 school year by attaining one of the following standa...
  • 2017 Jun 21

    AMS Weekly News - 6/21/17

    THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR! On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of Algonquin Middle School, we would like to thank all of our parent and guardians for the constant supp...
  • 2017 Jun 16

    AMS Weekly News - 6/14/17

    JUNE 21, 22 & 23 - MORNING BUSES WILL PICK UP STUDENTS 15 MINUTES LATER THAN USUAL On June 21, 22 and 23, middle school students will be picked up at morning bus stops 15...
  • 2017 Jun 12

    Summer Assignments

    Summer assignments for students entering 6th, 7th & 8th grade will be mailed home with report cards. You  can also access them here on our website. Just go to &n...
  • 2017 Jun 07

    Student Council Holds Annual Dodgeball Tournament

    Student Council held its annual Dodgeball Tournament on Friday, June 2 after school. Funds were raised to support Student Council. Thank you to some of the high school players...
  • 2017 Jun 07

    AMS Weekly News - 6/7/17

    FRIDAY - CRAZY SOCK THEME DAY Friday, June 9th is a Student Council "Crazy Sock" Theme Day. Please encourage your child to wear their crazy socks on Friday. Thank you. APO F...
  • 2017 Jun 06

    AMS Announces Outstanding Students for May 2017

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who consistently go above and beyond to make our school, community and world a better place. Students are se...
  • 2017 May 31

    AMS Weekly News - 5/31/17

    GRADE 6 CONCERT - THURSDAY Please join us for our final Grade 6 Concert of the year coming up on Thursday, June 1st at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to see our outstanding...
  • 2017 May 24

    AMS Weekly News - 5/24/17

    AMS RECOGNIZED AS A "NO PLACE FOR HATE SCHOOL" FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AMS was recently recognized with the "No Place for Hate" award for the fourth consecutive year. Thi...
  • 2017 May 17

    Algonquin Middle School Announces 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

    It is a pleasure to list the 411 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll by attaining one of the following standards of scholastic achievement. Merit Roll -- Aver...
  • 2017 May 12

    The May 2017 Jottings Newsletter

    Algonquin Middle School's May issue of The Jottings newsletter is now available. Enjoy! Read it here
  • 2017 May 10

    AMS Weekly News - 5/10/17

    MONDAY, MAY 15 - HALF DAY FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Monday, May 15 will be a K-8 half day for staff development. Algonquin students will be dismissed at 10:55am. Thank you...
  • 2017 May 08

    AMS's Victoria Hope Whitney B95.5 Kid of the Week

    We are so proud of Algonquin Middle School sixth grader Victoria Hope Whitney who is recognized as the B95.5 Kid of the Week! Congratulations!http://www.b95.com/common/page.ph...
  • 2017 May 04

    AMS 50th Anniversary T-Shirt Orders Due May 19

    Algonquin Middle School 50th anniversary t-shirts can now be ordered for only $5.00! Orders are due by Friday, May 19. Thanks to Michael Lewandowski and Studio Art ...
  • 2017 May 04

    AMS Announces Outstanding Students for April 2017

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who consistently go above and beyond to make our school, community and world a better place. Students are se...
  • 2017 May 03

    AMS Weekly News - 5/3/17

    QUARTER 3 REPORT CARDS AVAILABLE Student report cards for Quarter 3 are available on SchoolTool. Please take a moment to sit with your child and review their progress in thei...
  • 2017 Apr 26

    AMS Weekly News - 4/26/17

    SAVE THE DATE - GRADE 8 RECOGNITION DAY The AMS Grade 8 Recognition Day Assembly will take place on Friday, June 23 at 8:30am. Parents and guardians are invited to attend thi...
  • 2017 Apr 25

    Birds of Prey Assembly Connects 6th Graders to Their Research & Studies

    On April 12, the Grade 6 ELA and Literacy teachers hosted a "Birds of Prey" assembly with master falconer Brian Bradley in the AMS Auditorium. The assembly gave students an up...
  • 2017 Apr 12

    AMS Weekly Email - 4/12/17

    SAVE THE DATE - WE ARE WARRIORS - MODIFIED ATHLETICS EVENT - THURS MAY 4 Coming up on Thursday, May 4th, all four AMS modified athletic teams (baseball, softball, boys' and g...
  • 2017 Apr 06

    AMS Announces Outstanding Students for March 2017

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who consistently go above and beyond to make our school, community and world a better place. Students are se...
  • 2017 Apr 05

    AMS Weekly Email - 4/5/17

    LOST AND FOUND Our lost and found table is in the cafeteria. Please encourage your child to check the table prior to April 12 when we will donate any remaining items to chari...
  • 2017 Mar 30

    AMS Weekly Email - 3/29/17

    TRIMESTER 2 GRADES Trimester 2 Grades are now available for parent viewing in SchoolTool. These classes include PE, Art, Music, FACS and TEAM. Thank you. ODYSSEY OF THE MIND...
  • 2017 Mar 24

    AMS Holds Annual Battle of the Belts Competition

    Algonquin Middle School held its annual Battle of the Belts competition on March 23. The first place team "The Pretty Lit Squad" of Dylan Sutton, Sammy Bonesteel, Mason Brown ...
  • 2017 Mar 22

    AMS Weekly Email - 3/22/17

    NYS ELA ASSESSMENT - TUES, WEDS, THURS The New York State ELA Assessment is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 through Thursday March 30. Please ensure that your child arrives ...
  • 2017 Mar 16

    AMS Weekly Email - 3/16/17

    WEDS MARCH 22 - HALF DAY FOR PARENT CONFERENCES Wednesday, March 22nd is a scheduled half day for students due to parent conferences. Algonquin students will be dismissed at ...
  • 2017 Mar 08

    AMS Weekly Email - 3/8/17

    NOW AT THE MIDPOINT OF THIRD MARKING PERIOD Friday will mark the midpoint in the third marking period. Please consider taking some time with your child this weekend to review...
  • 2017 Mar 07

    AMS Announces Outstanding Students for February 2017

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who consistently go above and beyond to make our school, community and world a better place. Students are se...
  • 2017 Mar 01

    AMS Weekly News - 3/1/17

    SPRING MUSICAL TICKETS Tickets for Alice in Wonderland Jr. are on sale all day in the main office this week.ADULTS $7.00SENIORS $5.00STUDENTS $5.00 SCREENAGER MOVIE - THURSD...
  • 2017 Feb 25

    AMS Olympics 2017

    Algonquin's Grade 6 Olympics took place on the Thursday and Friday before the February Break. Homerooms competed against one another for Olympic medals in physical challenge. ...
  • 2017 Feb 15

    AMS Weekly Email - 2/15/17

    APCSD 2017-18 CALENDAR APPROVED The Averill Park CSD Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school calendar at its meeting on Feb. 13. Download the 2017-18 calendar here. Th...
  • 2017 Feb 10

    February 2017 The Jottings Newsletter Now Published

    Algonquin Middle School's February issue of The Jottings newsletter is now available. Enjoy! Read it here.
  • 2017 Feb 08

    AMS Weekly Email - Feb. 8

    THE AMS WARRIOR WAY SURVEY Over the coming weeks we will be rolling out the AMS "Warrior Way," a set of principles that will outline clear expectations, in student-friendly l...
  • 2017 Feb 07

    AMS Announces Outstanding Students for January 2017

    Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who consistently go above and beyond to make our school, community and world a better place. Students are se...
  • 2017 Feb 03

    Perfect Attendance Students For First Half of 2016-17

    The following students have had perfect attendance for the first half of the 2016-2017 school year. Grade 6: Caroline Antolick, Alexandra Bendett, Mary Bryant, Kiara Chenot, ...
  • 2017 Feb 01

    AMS Weekly Email - Feb. 1

    SAVE THE DATE - FAMILY EVENT: SCREENAGERS MOVIE & PANEL DISCUSSION - MARCH 2ND Averill Park CSD parents and students are invited to attend a free viewing of the new film ...
  • 2017 Jan 25

    AMS Weekly Email - 1/25/17

    END OF SECOND MARKING PERIOD - FRIDAY The last day of the second marking period is this Friday, January 27th. Student report cards will be available to view in SchoolTool on ...
  • 2017 Jan 18