Millard Andersen Middle School

at , Omaha, 68137 United States

Opened in 1986 Mascot: Wolverines Namesake: Harry P. Andersen was elected the first mayor of the town of Millard in 1960 and served until Millard was annexed by Omaha in 1971.


Millard Andersen Middle School

Omaha , NE 68137
United States
Contact Phone
P: (402) 715-8440
Website

Description

Andersen Middle School Mission Statement Updated: July 2010 Mission Andersen Middle School, in collaboration with community, staff, parents, and students, guarantees each student will master the academic skills and model the positive character traits necessary for personal excellence and continued growth through effective practices designed to engage and challenge all students in a caring, student-centered environment. Objectives • All students will meet or exceed district and state standards; the achievement gap between subgroups will decrease annually; and overall performance on district and state assessments will increase annually. • Each student will set and achieve challenging educational and career goals tailored to his/her abilities, interests and aspirations. • The percentage of students participating in and performing at high levels on measures of national educational excellence will increase annually. • All students will develop and consistently demonstrate character traits and positive behaviors necessary for personal excellence and responsible citizenship. Strategies 1. We will develop and implement plans to address math instruction and assessment. 2. We will develop and implement plans to strengthen and promote a positive Andersen culture. 3. We will develop and implement plans to utilize 21st Century learning skills. 4. We will develop and implement plans to seek resources that sustain and develop programs that increase student achievement.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 07:45- 14:45
  • Tuesdays: 07:45- 14:45
  • Wednesdays: 07:45- 14:45
  • Thursdays: 07:45- 14:45
  • Fridays: 07:45- 14:45

General Info

Andersen Middle School Academics Honor Roll Students make the honor roll by earning good grades. In order to make Honor Roll, the student's cumulative GPA needs to fall in one of the following ranges: Distinguished 4.00 - 3.80 Superior 3.79 - 3.50 Merit 3.49 - 3.00 The honor roll is posted on team bulletin boards. “Proud Parent” bumper stickers are given out through the Counseling Office. Students earn a bumper sticker when they make honor roll for three terms. These terms do not need to be conservative. Students can earn one bumper sticker per year. If a student makes honor roll every hexter, they are honored at Honors Night in the spring. Honor Roll requirements are as follows: Regular Honor Roll - students need a “2” average. A grade of “3” must be balanced by a “1”.(This equals a 3.00 to 3.83 GPA.) Superior Honor Roll - students need all “1’s” with one “2” allowed. (This equals a 3.8 to 4.0 GPA, grade point average.) Grading Scale 1 = 93 -100 2 = 85 - 92 3 = 77 – 84 4 = 69 – 76 5 = 68 and below Andersen Advantage: After School Program Andersen Middle School will again offer the Andersen Advantage. The program consists of two parts: the AMS Academy and the AMS Adventure. AMS Advantage is a supervised program that offers “structured flexibility.” Students have the opportunity to work on homework or participate in enrichment activities. Funded by a grant from the Millard Foundation, this is offered at no cost to students. The program will run Monday through Friday. Students can attend every day or are welcome to come for certain activities of interest. The Academy will be held in the Information Center, where students will have access to computers for school work if necessary. When students are finished with homework, they can read quietly or they can join the AMS Adventure activity. AMS Adventure provides fun learning activities for students. These activities are created by different teachers throughout the building and draw on a multitude of interests. AMS Adventure calendars will be posted in the commons and are on the monthly school calendar. Both programs run from 2:50-4:30 p.m. Late bus transportation is available at 4:15. Pay it Forward - click here for frequently asked questions Monday – Friday: 3:05 - 3:35 Students who have an incomplete assignment(s) for that day will be assigned to Pay if Forward to have an opportunity to complete this late work and receive only a 10% deduction in quality work turned in. This is a mandatory program funded through a Millard Foundation Grant. Note: A parent contact must be made before a student is able to attend. Parents: Thank you for your support. Bus transportation will be available at 4:00 p.m. each day this program is in operation for those students living in the bussing areas. Funding for 9th Hour & Andersen Advantage is provided by the Millard Public Schools Foundation Grant Program. We are making this investment to help provide a world-class education to students at Andersen Middle School and throughout the Millard School District. To learn more, visit the Foundation web site at: www.mpsfoundation.org

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Dear parent/guardian, The Andersen library will be offering digital/audio books beginning in January. Students will be able to read a variety of titles on their personal devices, with a free app called Brytewave K-12. To avoid data charges, students should download the book (recommended), or connect to the school Wifi if they want to read it online. Students will be shown how to use the app with their class during check out time in January. Students may bring their devices to the library to access the app, if they have your permission. This is not a requirement for any class. It is just another option for students. They are still responsible for their device throughout the day. If you have any questions, please contact the Teacher Librarian, Mrs. Dergan at (402)715-8440 or lkdergan@mpsomaha.org

Published on 2014-12-09 20:17:28 GMT

Chess Club will meet on Wednesday in room 311.

Published on 2014-12-08 17:14:16 GMT

DESIGN CLUB has changed its meeting time this week due to a staff meeting. So we meet tomorrow night in 701 from 3:05-3:50.

Published on 2014-12-08 17:14:00 GMT

7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing basketball for AMS this year please plan on attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, December 9th @ 7:15am or 3:05pm. We will be meeting in Mrs. Hinz, room 406. We will discuss tryouts and expectations for the season. Questions see Mrs. Hinz or Mr. Raabe.

Published on 2014-12-08 17:13:51 GMT

Snack N’ Stitch Club: There will be a meeting of the Snack N’ Stitch Club today after school until 3:50. There are only 2 Snack N’ Stitch meetings left! Plan to attend!

Published on 2014-12-08 17:13:40 GMT

Photography Club: Please plan to meet on Tuesday, December 9. We will meet in Room 405 from 3:05 – 3:35. Bring your cameras. We have a fun activity planned.

Published on 2014-12-08 17:13:31 GMT

Robotics Club: All that signed up on the money collection sheet are part of our team this year! Our first real meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 9 from 3:05 to 3:45!! You must be in attendance as we are putting together our teams for the Expo. If you cannot attend, please see Mrs. Kortus!!

Published on 2014-12-08 17:13:22 GMT

Come to the book fair! When: November 29th - All Day Where: Barnes & Noble (Oak View) Why: For the love of reading & to support our school *Our school receives a % of sales, if you mention Andersen Middle School at check out.

Published on 2014-11-24 18:27:53 GMT

Snack N’ Stitch Club: There is a meeting of the Snack N’ Stitch Club Today. Plan rides for 3:50

Published on 2014-11-24 18:27:20 GMT

Book Club – Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 26. We will meet in the Counseling Office from 3:05 – 3:35. Plan to start a new book.

Published on 2014-11-24 18:26:58 GMT

Lost and Found: Missing your lunch box? Hoodie? Water bottle? Come check the lost and found in the work room, which is located next to the office. The more expensive items such as glasses, phones, ear phones/buds, etc. will always be held safely at the desk in the office. So, if you are missing something of value please check with Mrs. Kusek or Mrs. Swaney.

Published on 2014-11-24 18:26:46 GMT

ACADEMY will close at 4:00 THIS Wednesday. Please plan your rides accordingly.

Published on 2014-11-24 18:00:03 GMT

Thank you to the MPS Foundation: MPS FOUNDATION PUTS TECHNOLOGY IN THE HANDS OF MILLARD STUDENTS WITH $1.3 MILLION DONATION FOR IPADS Additional Funds Will Provide Smart Boards November 20, 2014: The Millard Public Schools Foundation Board voted unanimously this evening to donate $1.3 million to Millard Public Schools for the purchase of 2,500 iPads. This donation will put five iPads in all 482 elementary classrooms throughout the district. The technology will be 32G iPad Air. Each will come with a case, software and a stand. The donation will include 90 reserve units for repair and replacement purposes. MPS Foundation Director Angelo Passarelli noted the unanimous approval, stating “The sole purpose of the Foundation is to support Millard Public Schools, and the Board members feel strongly that the dollars they give must touch students in the most meaningful way possible. Technology is at the forefront of a world-class education. Millard’s mission is to guarantee students a world-class education and this is the best way we can assist in making that a reality.” In addition to the iPads, the funding will provide 17 interactive smart boards for elementary libraries. This furthers the district’s aim to expand learning opportunities through increased use of digital technology. The district will make these purchases immediately and support the donation by providing all the staff development expenses to make sure these resources are used in the most productive ways throughout Millard Elementary Schools. Millard Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jim Sutfin commented, “This is an amazing donation that focuses right on what we need most. It is directly tied to our strategic plan which calls for expanding use of and access to interactive tools and technology to support and improve learning and innovation. In short, it puts technology where it needs to be, in the hands of students. The MPS Foundation has always done so much to support our schools, but this truly takes it to the next level.” The MPS Foundation stands behind every student with an average of $63 spent per student. Managing nearly a hundred thousand dollars in scholarships for students entering college, the Foundation also supports the district through after school study centers and classroom grants. For the ninth consecutive year, the Foundation will invest more than $1 million dollars in the district.