ATTN: 2019-2020 Junior and Senior Parents ONLY Please view and respond to a survey that has been added to our website. We need your assistance. More information provided in the survey. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/AgwFnH3SbfxRuR3E9
2019-2020 GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT The 2019-2020 Altoona-Midway High School Graduation will take place on July 18, 2020, at 3:00pm. The ceremony will be held in the Milo E. Peterson Gymnasium. ALL family and friends are welcome to attend. HOWEVER, everyone in attendance will be required to wear a mask. This is not an option. Anyone refusing to wear a mask will not be allowed in the building. This precaution is for the well-being of our students and all others in attendance. We appreciate your cooperation. Please join us as we celebrate the class of 2020.
Summer Weights begin tomorrow! Coach Huffman will be in the weight room from 7:00 AM-8:30 AM. This is open to 7-12 boys and girls. Summer Academy begins at 8:00 AM and sports camps begin at 8:30. Please see fb or live feed for those details.
Prom and Graduation Announcement: After discussions with and recommendations from the Wilson County Health Department, prom will be canceled for July 11. This was not an easy decision but one that must be made. As of this notice, graduation will proceed as planned on July 18. More details will be released as the information becomes available. Please continue to monitor our social medial outlets, as that is where the most up-to-date information will be.
Sports Camp Announcement- After discussions with and recommendations from the Wilson County Health Department, sports camps will go on as planned starting July 6. Sports camps participants will not be required to wear masks. Social distancing will be practiced with very little contact. We will have individual water bottles for each camper and they will be sanitized daily at the school. Coaches will discuss further precautions at the beginning of camp. Please continue to monitor our social medial outlets, as that is where the most up-to-date information will be.
Summer Academy Announcement- After discussions with and recommendations from the Wilson county Health Department, Summer Academy will go on as planned starting July 6. Masks will be provided. For 1st grade and up. Busses will be disinfected daily. No masks will be required if the bus windows are down so transportation will be provided as scheduled. We will have individual water bottles for each student and they will be sanitized daily at the school. Friday field trips have been canceled but the Summer Academy will be continuing on Fridays. There will be more information coming out to our social media outlets July 3. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we keep the safety of our kids first and foremost in our minds. Please continue to monitor our social medial outlets, as that is where the most up-to-date information will be.
Update on ALL summer activities: In talking with county health officials, Governor Kelly will be issuing an executive order tomorrow on mask protocol. Wilson County Health Department will follow up with the district tomorrow. We will get the word out ASAP via our media outlets.
Important announcement concerning summer activities: We are waiting to hear from Destiny Wheeler from The Wilson County Health Department to call back with the protocols for our Summer activities. These activities include Summer Academy, sports camps, prom and graduation. I know we are all hoping to offer our kids these opportunities, but we have to follow whatever guidelines the county has in place. Hopefully, we will know something for sure tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and we will get the word out as quickly as possible through our social media outlets.
Reminder: Drivers education begins next Monday. Bus pickup at the HS at 7:30 AM. Bus pickup at AMES at 7:45.
Emails for the P-EBT benefit were sent to emails on file of all USD387 families who were qualified for Free or Reduced meals via an application during the 2019-2020 school year. If you did not receive an email, and did receive free or reduced meals please email email@example.com.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Sign-up and payment for Driver's Ed has been changed to June 2 by 3:00 PM. Please call the high school with questions. 620-537-7711.
Reminder: USD 387 Summer Meals program will begin again on Monday, June 1st.
A letter from our Food Service staff has been added to our website. Please follow this link for important information. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/714034/5-21-2020_June_Meal_Service_Letter.pdf
Students planning to take driver’s ed this summer need to register. Visit www.usd387.org for info. Payments are to be made by check to AMHS for $25, delivered to the HS office no later than 3:00pm, 06/12. Do not pay anything to Fredonia HS. Call 620-537-7711 with questions.
Students Interested in Driver's Ed: Please see the information sheet that is now posted on our website and Facebook. It provides details needed to get signed up and paid. Thank you, Mr. Ashmore
This is a reminder that technology and books are to be returned today 5/13 or tomorrow 5/14 at the HS and/or the Elementary school. The times are 8:00am to 3:00pm. You only have to choose one of the locations, not both.
Hello, everyone. As we are coming to the end of another school year, I want to say how much I enjoyed your children. I know these last few weeks have been especially crazy. I am incredibly proud of all of our students, parents/guardians, and staff who worked so hard and so well to take care of business. I am sad that we did not get to go through these last two months with our seniors. They are a great group of young people, and they will forever be “my kids”. However, I am looking forward to next year. I cannot wait to see our kids again. I believe we will come out of all this even stronger and have a great year. Again, I want to say thank you for everything. I hope everyone has a great summer and remains healthy and happy. Sincerely, Darrin Ashmore Principal
The phone lines and internet are currently down at AMES. Please contact the District Office or MS-HS if you need assistance today.
Middle School Track participants need to return the complete uniforms at the turn-in times May 13th & 14th 8:30 AM-3:30 PM. You can drop them off at the MS/HS or Elementary Building.
ANW will conduct a free preschool screening for 3 or 4 year olds on 08/03/2020 at AMES. Call Mrs. Reazin @ 620-242-7824 to set up an appointment.
STUDENTS: Please plan to return any books checked out at device check-in! Thanks!
We will collect all of the student devices on May 13th and 14th. You can drop the devices off at either AMES or the High School/Middle School. It does not make any difference which building your student attends, you can drop off at either location. Drop off times will be from 8:30 to 3:30. We will have personnel located outside or directly in the lobby areas, depending on weather. When you drop off the device, please verify with the school personnel that it was credited to the correct student(s). If neither of these days and times work for you, please contact the elementary or the high school office to schedule a different time. Please ensure that you bring the devices, chargers, and cases.
Announcement & information regarding graduation, driver's ed, prom, etc can all be accessed via Mr. Ashmore's letter on our website. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/694789/LETTER_TO_PARENTS_5_4_20.pdf
ATTENTION ALL PARENTS & PATRONS: Mr. Kaempfe has drafted a letter regarding information for end of school year. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. Please go to https://5il.co/fqum to view all this information. You are encouraged to call the District Office should you have questions.
Good Afternoon. We will be posting a letter and other information for students and parents today after 1:00 P.M.. It has information regarding the end of this school year, summer meals, graduation and other summer activities. Please look on our website and Facebook page for this information. Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Parents/Guardians of Juniors/Seniors: Mr. Ashmore sent an email to you with a survey. If you did not receive one, it is due to us not having an email address for you on file and your student was sent one for you. Please contact Mr. Ashmore with any questions or concerns!
Mr. Pearce is closing out the greenhouse and has some plants to give away (tomatoes, squash, pepper, etc.). He will be in the greenhouse today at 1:00 PM and Friday at 10:00 AM (for 1-2 hours each time). If you want some plants, please come up at that time. Please follow social distancing guidelines if you come to the school to get plants.
ASSISTANCE NEEDED: All A-M followers, an elementary student and her family have lost everything in a house fire. Donations (ANY) are appreciated and can be left at AMES Mon & Wed 8-12. 2 Girls: 18-24 months & size 10-12 Womens: M/L shirt, 6 pants Mens: L/XL shirt, 34/34 pants
If you have a student iPad that is missing apps needed for continuous learning, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of the missing apps and the serial number of the iPad. Thank You!
The USD 387 emergency board meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed and moved to Monday, April 6th at 5:30. We will livestream the meeting on our Facebook site, since we can not have the public in physical attendance. The actual meeting will be via Zoom.
AMMS/HS students and parents will checkout devices (5-8) and pick up students personal belongings (5-12) on Monday, March 30th from 9:30 A.M. to noon. Please come to the front door by the office.
The end of March AM Newsletter has been uploaded to the website.
We are posting Continuous Learning Plans on Facebook and our Website. Please continue checking these. Internet in the area is running slow, so it may take some time.
Mr. Kaempfe has drafted a letter regarding COVID-19 school closings. This can be accessed on the website usd387.org, under DOCUMENTS, then COVID-19 folder. Feel free to call the District Office should you have any questions. 620-537-7721
The AMMS plays; Pieces of Life & Ransom of Emily Jane will be postponed until the next school year. Drama Llama students, keep your scripts and practice when you have a chance. We will have time to practice when school starts again. Mrs. Dvorachek, Ms. Day, & Sharie Poeverlein
Good afternoon. Teachers and staff have finalized continuing learning plans for our students. We have also finalized plans to have students pick up personal belongings from their respective buildings. I will post all of this and much more on Facebook and our website at 10:00 AM Thursday morning. Thank you for your patience and support.
Food Service Plan Clarification: The plan posted earlier is for all children 18 years old and under.
We have already made some contingency plans and will begin communicating those to you tomorrow. It will be very important for you to check our website and Facebook page for updates regularly.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly orders the closure of all Kansas Schools for the remainder of the school term or May 30th. Please check our website and Facebook page tomorrow after 3:00 PM and regularly after that to get information about meals, continual learning opportunities and other resources.
Update: A letter regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and USD 387 Schools has been posted on our website and Facebook page. We will keep you updated.
https://www.facebook.com/WCHDKS/ Above is the Wilson County Health Department's Facebook page that can be monitored for any updates in our area.
Happy Spring Break! Here are some updates we received on COVID-19 and the impact on FFA contests: *SED Vet Sci CDE 03/25-POSTPONED *ACC Aggie Days 04/02-CANCELLED *FSCC Aggie Days 04/03-CANCELLED Will keep you all posted as we know more. Stay safe, and enjoy your break! -Mrs. M
ATTN: The Mike Smith Rally has been postponed due to notification by the Fredonia School.
Activities for the week of 3/9/20 Monday: BOE Meeting District Office 7:00PM Tuesday: FFA Ag. Sales CDE 8:00AM Iola Wednesday: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00PM Thursday: MS Quiz Bowl at Chetopa 4:00PM Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-6:30PM Friday: No School
The 2020-2021 School Calendar has been posted on the USD387 website
Reminder: Wild Wednesday is tomorrow at the elementary school 3:15 - 4:15.
Middle school and high school spring sports will begin Monday, March 9th right after school. This includes MS track, HS track and HS softball. All students must have a physical on file to participate.
Last week for 3rd quarter Grant Activities. 4th quarter activities begin March 30th.
Events for the week: Wed. SED FFA Degree/Proficiency Selections at Neodesha Thur: 8th Grade NCCC Days in Chanute 8:00 AM Sat: SED FFA Dist. Oficer/Star Interviews at Neodesha Sat: Forensics at Ft. Scott 7:30 AM.
Good luck to the AMHS Forensics Team tomorrow as they compete in Independence. The event begins at 7:30 AM.
REMINDER: The AMHS Boys Basketball Team will be traveling to Moran to compete in the second round of the regional tournament. They will be playing Crest at 7:30 pm. No passes accepted. $7 for adults and $5 for students.
The March 2020 Newsletter is now available and posted on the website under DOCUMENTS/NEWSLETTERS
This Thursday, February 27, AMMS will be hosting a quiz bowl competition. We are in need of volunteers. The event begins at 4:00 PM. If you are able and willing to help, please email Mr. Steve Dixon at email@example.com or call 620-537-7711 Thanks in advance!!
Reminder:Tonight, the AMHS girls basketball squad will travel to Chetopa to take on the Hornets in a first round game of the Class 1A Regional. The game will begin at 7:00 PM. No passes will be accepted. Admission fee is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Let's go Jets!
Due to the impending rainy weather, Wild Wednesday scheduled for this Wednesday will be postponed until next Wednesday March 4, at 3:30. If you have any questions, please call the elementary school at 620-568-5725.
Forensics Tournament continued placings (2/22/2020): Joseph Leach 3rd in SSA (Serious Solo Acting) - Festival -Bound; Sophia Willard 3rd in Informative Speech-Festival Bound; Joseph Leach & MaryAnn Faux 3rd in IDA-Festival Bound
On 2/22/2020, the Forensics team hosted the 3 Rivers Tournament. Dawson Ashmore 1st in Poetry-State Bound; Vonna O'Brien 1st in Prose-State-Bound; Tiffany Kuhn 2nd in Original Oration - State-Bound (to be continued)
One additional event for the week: On Saturday, February 29, our MS Science Olympiad students will be competing in Andover. Bus leaves the HS/MS at 6:00 AM.
Events for the week of Feb. 24: Monday: HS Boys Regional BB at home vs Marmaton Valley 7:00 PM. No passes will be accepted. Adults $7.00 and Students $5.00. Under 5 is free. Tuesday: HS Girls Regional BB at Chetopa 7:00 PM Wednesday: Wild Wednesday at AMES 3:30 (1 of 2)
Thur.: Middle School Quiz Bowl at Home 4:00 PM. This is a date change for our home meet. Friday: Middle School (6-8 grades),Dance 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday: Forensics at Independence 7:30 AM
Tomorrow morning, the AMHS Forensics team is hosting a home Forensics meet. The event will begin at 7:30 AM. We are still in need of volunteers. If you can help please e-mail the Forensics Coach Cynthia Dvorachek at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday morning, Feb 22, the AMHS Forensics team is hosting a home Forensics meet. The event will begin at 7:30 AM. We are still in need of volunteers. If you can help please e-mail the Forensics Coach Cynthia Dvorachek at email@example.com
Tomorrow evening, the AMHS basketball teams will be traveling to Jayhawk Linn to wrap up the regular season. Boys JV will begin at 5:00 followed by the varsity girls and then the varsity boys. Here is the address for your GPS: 14675 KS-52, Mound City, KS 66056. Go Jets!!
On Monday, AMHS boys basketball team will be hosting Marmaton Valley beginning at 7:00. NO PASS WILL BE ACCEPTED at all. This is a KSHSAA sanctioned event and we must follow their guidelines. Ticket prices are set by KSHSAA and they are $7.00 for adults & $5.00 for students.
Reminder: The Middle School Quiz Bowl team will be traveling to Parsons to compete in the St. Pats Quiz Bowl. Good luck Jets!
To see the HS basketball regional brackets, go to our website and click on documents. www.usd387.org
Brackets have been released for the Class 1A basketball regional. The AMHS boys team is the #2 seed and will host Marmaton Valley, the #7 seed, Mon. Feb. 24 at 7:00 PM The AMHS girls team is the #7 seed and will travel to Chetopa, the #2 seed on Tue. Feb. 25 also at 7:00 PM
This Saturday morning Feb 22, the AMHS Forensics team is hosting a home Forensics meet. The event will begin at 7:30 AM. We are still in need of volunteers. If you can help please e-mail the Forensics Coach Cynthia Dvorachek at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday evening, the Altoona-Midway FFA Chapter will be having their annual work auction. The silent auction begins at 5:30. The meal will begin at 6:00 with the auction will begin at 6:30.
Reminder: The AMHS Jets basketball teams will be hosting the Uniontown Eagles tomorrow evening. The Boys JV game begins at 5:00, followed by the girls varsity and the boys varsity. This is the last regular season home game. Please come out and show your support for the Jets!
Events for the week of Feb. 17 Monday- No School Tuesday- HS BB @ home vs. Uniontown 5:00 PM Wed.- FFA work auction 5:30 PM Thur.- MS Quiz Bowl @ St. Pats 4:00 PM Fri.- FFA Community Breakfast 7:30 AM & HS BB @ Jayhawk Linn 5:00 PM Sat. Forensics @ home 7:30 AM
Kylee Wade: National Programs in action-Silver, earned a St. qualifier. Two teams also competed in the Learning Ed Opportunity (LEO) and will be going to state. Abi Elsesser & Bailey Graham:Focus on Children-Gold & Conner Houghton &Memphis Colander: See What We’ve Done-Silver
The high school basketball teams WILL be traveling to NE-Arma to play this evening. The games begin at 6:00 PM. The boys jv and girls varsity will play at the same time, (6:00), and then the boys varsity will follow the girls varsity. The bus will leave the HS at 3:45. Go Jets!
Due to the forecast for arctic temperatures and hazardous morning travel, USD 387 Schools will be closed tomorrow.
Due to worsening road conditions, USD 387 Schools will dismiss at 12:00. We will serve lunch. No afternoon or evening activities. Busses are running.
Reminder: High School Basketball tomorrow at Southern Coffey County. (Leroy). There will be no JV games. At 6:00 the Lady Jets will play and the boys will follow. Let's go Jets!
Tomorrow's HS basketball games at Southern Coffey County, (Leroy),will begin at 6:00 PM. This will be varsity only. No JV games,
Thurs.- AMHS BB at Northeast 6:00 PM Friday- Jet Set will perform between girls varsity and boys varsity games Friday- HS basketball at home vs St. Paul 5:00 PM Friday- Senior Soup 'er Chili fundraiser 5:00 PM Saturday- Forensics at Lyndon. 7:30 AM (2 of 2)
Events for the week of Feb, 10. National FCCLA Week Monday AMES Reading Night 5:30 PM Tuesday MS/HS Group Pictures 8:30 AM Tuesday AMHS BB @ SCC time TBA Wednesday FCCLA District Elections @ Cherryvale 8:30 AM Thursday AMMS Quiz Bowl at Thayer 4:00 PM (1 of 2)
Reminder: Tonight is Senior Night at Altoona-Midway. Boys JV begins at 5:00. The girls varsity will play approximately 6:00 PM. The seniors will be recognized after the girls game. The boys game will follow. Come out and support your Jets!
No evening Grant Activities or practices after school today.
FCCLA Star Events for today have been cancelled.
Guess what ladies and gentlemen??? Chiefs win the Super Bowl!! 31-20 over the 49ers! Tomorrow is Red Monday!!! Wear your Chiefs gear!!!
Events this week: Tue: HS BB at Moran 5:00 Wed: FCCLA Star Event @ Cherryval 8:00 Thur: HS Scholars Bowl at Moran 4:00 Thur: MS Quiz Bowl @ St. Paul 4:00 Thur. FFA Meats CDE @ Erie Fri. HS BB @ home vs Pleasanton, Senior/Parents Night. Fri No school Sat. Forensics @ Melvern 8:00
Tomorrow, Jan. 31, will be Red Friday Day at school, in honor of the Kansas City Chiefs playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Everyone is encouraged to wear Chiefs apparel or anything red.
Tomorrow is a big evening at AMHS. The Booster Club is having a Spaghetti Feed starting at 5:00. $5.00 gets you spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Boys JV basketball will start at 5:00, followed by the girls varsity and then the boys varsity.
FFA will compete at Altamont today. If you can not attend due to the school delay, please notify Mrs. Meiwes.
Altoona-Midway Schools will be operating on a two hour delay today. Classes will begin at 10:00. Busses will run accordingly on a two hour delay. Breakfast will not be served at school. Lunch only. No morning Pre-K classes.
Tomorrow evening, the AMHS basketball teams will be taking on the Crest Lancers in Milo E. Peterson Gymnasium. The Games begin at 5:00! Let's Go Jets!
Events for the week of January 27, 2020: Tuesday, HS BB at Home vs Crest. Games begin at 5:00 (make-up) Wednesday: AMES Wild Wednesday Thursday: AMHS Scholar's Bowl @ Chetopa 4:00 Friday: Booster Club Spaghetti feed 5:00 at AMHS, AMHS Basketball at home vs. Oswego 5:00.
Reminder: AMES will celebrate 100th day of school on Wednesday, January 29.
Due to bad weather to the north of us, the final night of the Pleasanton has been postponed until tomorrow. The Girls will play Heritage Christian beginning at 1:00 PM. The boys will play Oswego at 2:30.
The Wilson County Rally presented by Mike Smith has been postponed. Mr. Smith was delayed by the weather and could not make it.
ATTENTION: The HS BB make-up game with Crest is now scheduled for 01/28/2020. The JV boys will play at 5:00 PM followed by the varsity girls and then varsity boys. Come support the Jets!
Thursday, January 23rd, the AMMS Basketball teams will be playing in the Mineral Belt League Tournament in Chetopa. The girls will play Chetopa at 5:00 and the boys will take on St. Paul at 6:15. Good luck Jets!!
On Thursday, Jan 23, the AMHS basketball teams will return to the Pleasanton Mid-Season Tournament. The girls will play Oswego at 4:00 and the boys will play Marmaton Valley at 5:30. Come out and support the Jets!
No FFA contest for USD 387 members today.
Due to the winter weather advisory and worsening travel conditions, USD 387 schools will be closed today.
The AMHS Scholar's Bowl team will travel to Pittsburg to compete tomorrow afternoon. The competition begins at 4:00 PM. Go Jets!
Tomorrow the HS basketball teams will be in Pleasanton to compete in the Mid-Season Tourney. The boys will be taking on Uniontown beginning at 4:00 PM. The girls will follow playing Uniontown beginning at 5:30. Here is the address for your GPS. 1001 Ash St, Pleasanton, KS 66075
Just a reminder that after school grant activities begins tomorrow!
Thur-HS BB@Pleasanton Tournament TBA AMMS BB @ Chetopa, League Tournament. TBA Fri-HS BB@Pleasanton Tournament TBA Sat-Science Olympiad in Wichita leave 6:00 AM 2 of 2
Events for the week of Jan. 20 Mon AMMS basketball at Chetopa 5:00 Tue-HS Scholars Bowl @ Pittsburg 4:00 HS BB@Pleasanton Tournament 4:30 Wed-FFA Contest LCHS 1 of 2
Middle school play practice will begin Wednesday, January 22, 2020, not Monday, January 20, 2020 as originally scheduled.
The Varsity Scholars bowl team went to Oswego for a game. Altoona - Midway received 3rd place. The students on the team were Abby Reaves, Alyssa Relph, Sophia Willard, Dalton Smith, and Memphis Calonder. We played against Cherryvale. Iola, Caney, Chetopa, LCHS, Baxter, Uniontown, Oswego, and coffeyville. Congratulations.to Sophia Willard who was our highest scorer on the team. Alyssa Relph was the next highest scorer. Altoona won against Oswego, Coffeyville, Baxter, Chetopa, Uniontown, and Cherryvale.
Due to Crest High School not have school today due to weather, the games for this evening have been postponed. We will get a make-up date to you when we have it scheduled.
The AMHS basketball teams will be playing Crest tomorrow evening, Jan 17. The JV boys will play at 5:00 PM followed by the varsity girls and then varsity boys. Come support the Jets!
HS Boys JV Tournament scheduled for last Saturday will be made-up this Saturday at Yates Center High School. The Jets will play at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. The is no admission charge for this tournament.
Reminder: Tomorrow evening, the AMHS boys and girls basketball team will be hosting the Southeast Lancers beginning at 5:00. Go Jets!!
Reminder: Middle School Basketball at St. Patricks in Parsons tomorrow evening. The games begin at 5:00 1831 Stevens Ave, Parsons, KS 67357 Go Jets!
Events for the week of Monday Jan 13 1/13/20 MS BB @ St. Pats (Parsons) 5:00 PM 1/14/20 HS BB @ Home vs. Southeast 5:00 1/17/20 HS BB @ Home vs. Crest 5:00 1/17/20 HS FFA to Denver Colorado Reminders will be sent out closer to the scheduled event.
The homecoming ceremony planned for tonight will go on as scheduled. It will take place between the girls and the boys varsity games. Sorry we can't give you the exact time but it depends on the pace of the games. Hope to see you there!!
Due to the possibility for severe weather later this evening, the Homecoming dance for this evening is canceled. It WILL be rescheduled. The games WILL be played tonight beginning at 5:00! Let's go Jets!
Due to the impending weather, Yates Center is postponing the boys jv basketball tournament scheduled for this Saturday the 11th. The tournament will be played next Saturday the 18th.
On Saturday January 11, the AMHS JV boys basketball team will be playing in a tournament in Yates Center. The Jet's will play two games, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. There is no admission charge for this tournament.
It's Homecoming! Tomorrow night, (Jan. 10), the Altoona-Midway Jets will be hosting the Chetopa Hornets for Homecoming 2020! The games begin at 5:00. Crowning of the homecoming king and queen will be between the girls varsity game and the boys varsity game at approximately 6:45.
The Altoona-Midway Middle School girls and boys basketball teams will be taking on the St. Paul Indians at home tomorrow, (January 9). The games begin at 5:00 PM.
Homecoming will be Friday, Jan. 10th. The JV Boys game will start at 5:00, followed by the Varsity Girls game, then the Homecoming Ceremony, and ending the night with the Varsity Boys’ game. The Homecoming Dance will start 30 minutes after the game ends and will last for 2 hours.
We have heard from Flinthills this morning. Since there will not be a girls JV game tonight, the boys JV will begin at 5:15 followed by girls varsity and then the boys varsity. Hope to see you there! Go Jets!
The AMHS basketball teams will be traveling to Flinthills tomorrow, January 6, to take on the Mustangs beginning at 4:45. Your support is appreciated! Go Jets!
The AMMS basketball squads will be traveling to Thayer tomorrow, January 6. The games will begin at 5:00 PM. Come support your Jets!
Homecoming will be Friday, Jan. 10th. The JV Boys game will start at 5:00, followed by the Varsity Girls game, then the Homecoming Ceremony, and ending the night with the Varsity Boys’ game. The Homecoming Dance will start 30 minutes after the game ends and will last for 2 hours.
This is a reminder that Jan. 6th - Jan. 10th is Spirit Week at Altoona-Midway. Monday is America Day
On Friday, January 10th, we will be having Winter Homecoming. The ceremony will be between the Varsity Girls' and Boys' Game. The first game starts at 5pm. Come support your Jets!
Our January newsletter has been posted online. Happy New Year!!!!
The AMHS basketball teams will play their last games before the holidays as they travel to Yates Center to take on the Wildcats. Games begin at 5:30 PM. Hope to see a good crowd in the stands. Let's go Jets!
The high school basketball games at Flinthills this evening have been postponed due to weather. We will let you know as soon as we have a new date.
USD 387 Schools will be closed tomorrow.
Due to some hazardous road conditions and impending weather forecast for snow and sleet, all USD 387 schools will be closed today. All activities for today are canceled or postponed.
On Tuesday, December 17, the AMHS basketball teams will be traveling to Rosalia to take on Flinthills High School. The Boys JV game will begin at 4:45. The Lady Jets will take the court after that game, and the Boys Varsity will follow. 806 SE Rosalia Rd, Rosalia, KS 67132
The AMHS basketball teams will play Northeast tomorrow, December 16th. There will be a boys JV at 5:30, followed by Girls varsity, and then boys varsity. The games will be played in Arma. Here is the address: 1003 E South St, Arma, KS 66712. Let's go Jets!
Tomorrow evening, Dec. 16, the AMMS basketball teams will be hosting St. Patricks School from Parsons. The order will be: girls "A" game will begin at 5:00, followed by 2 quarters of "B" Boys and then the boy's "A" game. Come out and support our middle school.
Reminder: The AMHS basketball teams will be in Quenemo this evening beginning at 5:00 PM. The AMMS teams will be taking on Chetopa at home this evening. Those games begin at 5:00 as well in the Milo E. Peterson Gymnasium. Let's go Jets!! Let's all get some W's tonight!!
On Thursday, December 12, the AMMS girls and boys basketball teams will be will be hosting the Chetopa Hornets. Games begin at 5:00 PM. Hope to see you there!
The Altoona-Midway Elementary School's Holiday Program will be on Tuesday, December 10 beginning at 6:30 PM. We hope to see you there.
Reminder: Last week of Grant Activities for the semester. Thank you for letting your kids participate!
Good luck to the AMHS FFA team as they will be traveling to Caneyin the morning to compete in several events, Speech, Food Science & Ag Management, etc. Best of luck!!
The AMHS basketball team's will be playing in The Valley Tip Off Classic. Tomorrow, the Jets will be taking on Maranatha Academy beginning at 5:30 PM. The Girls game will begin at 5:30. The boys game will follow. Address: 213 North 8th Street Quenemo Ks 66528
AMHS 2019-2020 Basketball teams will begin the season at Hartford tomorrow evening beginning at 5:00. Boy's JV will play first, followed by the varsity girls and the boy's will play in the final contest of the evening.
This Saturday, the AMHS Scholar's Bowl team will take will be competing at NE Arma. Go Jets!
Reminder: MS Basketball will be playing this evening beginning at 5:00 in St. Paul. Good luck Jets!
Reminder!!! AMMS/HS Holiday Program tonight from 7-8 pm. Don’t miss it!!!!
Reminder: Tomorrow, (Tuesday), will be the last day before Thanksgiving break. Classes will resume Monday, December 2. Have a great holiday and be safe.
Correction: There will be no 21st Century Grant activities this week at AMES or MS/HS . Activities will resume on December 2, 2019.
Tomorrow, FCCLA will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. Please call 620-537-7711 or e-mail Mrs. Caylor at email@example.com to reserve your spot.The meal begins at noon. Hope to see our community members there! Good fun and fellowship! We appreciate you.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the AMMS basketball teams will be traveling to Uniontown to take on the Eagles. There will be one girls"A" game and one boys "A" game beginning at 5:00 PM.
Monday, Nov. 18, the AMMS girls and boys basketball teams will be taking on Flinthills at home in Milo Peterson Gymnasium beginning at 5:00 PM. Admission is $2.00 for adults & $1.00 for students. Remember, we do have family passes available for $20.00 that covers all home events.
On Nov 20, FCCLA will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. Please call 620-537-7711 or e-mail Mrs. Caylor at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.The meal begins at noon. Hope to see our community members there! Good fun and fellowship! We appreciate you.
Reminder: Family Science Night Monday, Nov.18, 5:30-7:30 PM at AMES in Altoona. Activities for Pre-K-6th. Curious Minds Center from Parsons will be hosting the event.
Next Tuesday, Nov. 12, the American History class at AMHS class will be having an assembly for Veteran's Day beginning at 1:30. Chris Elliott will be our speaker and will be PTSD and Suicide of our veterans as they return home. Veterans-please feel free to join us for this event.
Please come out and support the AMMS basketball teams this evening as they play their first games of the season. (Boys and girls) The games will be played in the Milo E. Peterson Gymnasium on the campus of Altoona-Midway MS/HS. The first game will begin at 5:00. Good luck Jets!
Reminder: Tonight is the school play beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is free but free-will donations will be accepted. The name of the play is HomeFront. Please come out and support our drama students.
This Thursday, October 31, The AMHS Football team will travel to Lost Springs Kansas to take on Centre High School. Start time will be 6:00 PM. The address is: 2374 310th St, Lost Springs, KS 66859 Come support the Jets as they try to advance in the state playoffs.
This Friday, Nov. 1st, The ms/hs drama department will be presenting the play HomeFront written by Dean Feldmeyer. The play centers around the desire of a high school senior that wants to join the military to fight the evils of Hitler.The play will begin at 7:00 PM.
Reminder: 2nd quarter after school Grant Activities begin today. HS/MS activities are on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. AMES activities are on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.
On October 31, The AMHS Football team will travel to Lost Springs Kansas to take on Centre High School. Start time will be 6:00 PM. The address is: 2374 310th St, Lost Springs, KS 66859
It's Homecoming!! This Friday, October 25 the AMHS Football team will be taking on Crest High School. The Homecoming festivities will begin at 6:30 PM.
"Altoona-Midway National Honor Society is hosting a blood drive on October 29th. If you would like to get more information or to donate, then please contact Mrs. Sexton at 620-537-7711 or email@example.com"
It's Homecoming!! This Friday, October 25 the AMHS Football team will be taking on Crest High School. The Homecoming festivities will begin at 6:30 PM.
Homecoming week at Altoona-Midway. Just a reminder that Friday the crowning ceremony will begin at 6:30 at the football field with game to follow at 7:00 p.m. Come out and support our Jets!!!!!
Tomorrow, the AMHS Volleyball Team, will travel to Oswego to compete in regional play. The first match will begin at 3:00. A-M plays the second match. Get there early to be sure you do not miss the start. Let's Go Jets! We are proud of you!!!!
3rd Annual AMHS Top Jet Culinary Competition Oct 19 (Sat) 6:00 PM Milo E. Peterson Gymnasium For $10, you will be served four appetizers, four entrees and four desserts. Your votes will determine the winner! Tickets will be available at the door.
On Friday, October 18, the AMHS football team will be traveling to Moran to take on the wildcats. The game will begin at 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there supporting the Jets! Address: 128 W Oak St, Moran, KS 66755
On Thursday October 17, the AMMS volleyball team will conclude their season at the Mineral Belt League Tournament in Parsons. The address of the school is 1831 Stevens Ave, Parsons, KS 67357. (St. Pat's) The lady Jets play at 3:30 PM.We hope to see you in Parsons and go Jets!
On Thursday, October 17, the AMMS football team will be hosting Oswego in their final game of the season. We hope to see you at the game to support our MS football team and cheerleaders. Go Jets!
USD #387 is taking applications for middle school head & assistant boys basketball coach. If interested e-mail Jeff Almond at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620-537-7711 or pick up an application in the district office.
The AMHS FFA Chapter will be providing child care in the cafeteria at the MS/MS during Parent-Teacher Conferences. Games and toys will be provided. If you have questions, please call 620-537-7711 and ask for Mrs. Meiwes.
Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on, October 16th and 17th. On Wednesday, the conferences will be 4:00-8:00 PM. On Thursday, the Conferences will be 4:00-6:30. All conferences will take place in the gymnasiums at the respective schools. Hope to see you there!
Tomorrow evening, October 15, the AMHS volleyball team will be traveling to Uniontown to compete in a triangular beginning at 5:00 PM. Come support the lady Jets!
Please join us in St. Paul this evening as the AMMS girls volleyball team will be participating in a 6 team tournament beginning at 4:30. AMMS will play the second match of the evening and further play will depend on win and loss records. Go Lady Jets!
There will be no school on Friday, October 18! Enjoy the 3 day weekend! Be safe!
The middle school volleyball and football games scheduled for Thursday the10th will actually be played in Olpe. Here is the address: 220 West Listerscheid, Olpe 66865
AMES fall picture day is Thursday, October 10th. All pictures are prepaid. If you need a picture packet please call AMES at 620-568-5725.
Let’s TACO ‘Bout HOMECOMING Vote for your favorite candidates! Abby Lockhart & Caleb Sims * Abby Reaves & Jimmy Willard * Kylee Wade & Dawson Ashmore * Sierra Eaton & Kendall Pierce
Fall Homecoming 2019 Dance Date: Friday, October 25th Time: 30 minutes after the football game for 2 hours $3 per person or $5 per couple
HoCo 2019 Spirit Week Dates: October 21st- 25th Monday: PJ Day Tuesday: Favorite Team Day Wednesday: PINK OUT! Day Thursday: Yee-Yee Day Friday: Jet Pride Day
Reminder: This Friday is the end of the academic first quarter and the last week for first quarter Grant Activities.
We now have the order of matches for the ms volleyball triangular to be held at St. Paul Monday 10/07/2019. Beginning at 5:00 PM, St. Paul vs Altoona-Midway followed by Altoona-Midway vs St. Pat’s
We have added MS volleyball and football games at Hartford on October 10. Volleyball will begin at 5:00 and football will begin play at 6:30.
Order for tonight's Triangular -A-M JV vs Marmaton Valley (scrimmage) at 4:00. Then at 5:00, the AMHS Lady Jets take the court against Marmaton Valley. That match will be followed by Marmaton Valley vs. Yates Center.To cap off the evening, the Lady Jets will take on Yates Center.
Tonight at the AMHS Triangular it is Senior night! Our senior volleyball players will be recognized. This will take place between the last two matches of the evening. (schedule to follow)
We have added a high school JV VB Tri at Oswego on Thursday, Oct. 3. A-M will play Oswego at 5:00 and Pittsburg at 6:00 or immediately following the first match.
AMES Family Game Night Monday,September 30th from 6 to 7. There will be snacks and prizes!!!
From The Counselor's Corner - Ms. Chelcey Sexton. Please see the new website for Xello for your future scholarship needs. SCHOLARSHIPS https://docs.google.com/a/usd387.org/document/d/1b0F7L871Inbu2TCzpiOr2AMhQapjFjVdj5DE0XBakP4/edit?usp=drive_web
Tonight, the MS Volleyball and Football teams will be traveling to Pleasanton to take on the Blu Jays. It's a long drive but the young ladies and gentlemen could sure use your support. Go Jets!
Due to a Westar power outage the AMES Family Game Night scheduled for this evening has been postponed. It will be make up at a later date. Please watch for details.
The AMHS Lady Jets will be competing in the Flinthills Invitational VB tourney tomorrow. The Jets will begin play at 9:00 with other games scheduled at noon and 2:00. Play after that will be determined by pool play. Address 806 SE Rosalia Rd Rosalia KS 67132 Questions? 537-7711
The AMHS football team will be taking on Maranatha Academy in Shawnee Kansas. The address for the field is 11505 Johnson Drive, Shawnee Kansas. This address is actually for a Catholic School but that is where the game will be played. Questions? 620-537-7711 or email@example.com
AMMS Volleyball to begin tonight at 4:30 p.m. Game 1: AM vs. Chetopa Game 2: Edna vs. Chetopa Game 3: Edna vs. Thayer Game 4: Thayer vs. Chetopa Game 5: AM vs. Edna Game 6: AM vs. Thayer
The middle school volleyball games scheduled for Monday, September 16 will be played in Parsons, not Altamont as first indicated. (1855 Stevens Ave, Parsons, KS 67357)
The AMHS Lady Jet volleyball team will be at home tomorrow evening beginning at 5:00. The lady jets will be hosting Chetopa and Tyro Christian. Come out and support the lady Jets.
Middle School volleyball will be playing tomorrow against Thayer. There will be a C game, followed by B game then the A game. IMPORTANT: These games will be played in Altoona at the elementary school. Come cheer on the Jets to victory!
Altoona-Midway is looking for Substitute Teachers for the 2019-2020 school year! If you are wanting more information or are wanting to apply, please stop by the District Office or call them at: 620-537-7721!
Flu shots will be given on October 1, 2019. If you have not signed your student up for the flu shot, the school nurse will be sending paperwork home. This paperwork needs to be returned to the school by 09/26/2019. If you have questions please call 620-537-7711. Thanks!
Due to a scheduling error, the September 10th and 11th picture days are actually October 10th for the elementary school and 11th will be the MS/HS.
Reminder: After School 21st Century Grant Activities begin today. Activities will be on Monday’s and Wednesday’s at the HS/MS and Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at AMES.
Family passes will be available for purchase at the Blue/Gold scrimmage tonight. The cost is $20. This covers any HOME sporting events all year long. Each family member will have their own pass that they must show to enter the event. Come support your Jets!!
Due to the construction being done on campus, parking in front of the school may be limited. You are welcome to park north of the gym and enter through those doors.
Reminder The Blue/Gold scrimmages are tonight.The MS VB team will begin play at 5:00. That will be followed by HS VB. Due to the wet FB field, the MS football team will run a few plays in the gym, followed by the HS team. Free admission! Let's help the Jets off to a great season.
Transportation info.: The south exit at the HS/MS will be closed today and tomorrow due to construction. All entering and exiting traffic will need to go through the north entrance.
Reminder: Fall Sports Pictures will be taken tomorrow, 08/27/2019. Please remember to bring your completed picture packets back tomorrow. We will do all group photos first. Following that, will be individual pictures.
Transportation info: The north entrance at the HS/MS will be closed off for construction until at least Wednesday of this week. All entering and exiting traffic will come through the South exit. Please drive slowly and with extra caution.
We are off to a great start to the school year!! We were fortunate enough to receive the Kansas Preschool Pilot grant again this year. Huge thanks to the grant writer and Preschool Director, Mrs. Reazin. This grant helps pay for many things like school supplies, manipulatives, furniture, toys, equipment, cabinets and so much more. “It has been a blessing to receive the grant again,” said Kate Walker, lead Preschool Teacher, “the first year we did not have much to start with, so with this grant we can build a great program up and update many things as well.” Mrs. Walker also noted, “I think I am most excited about the new cabinets and cubbies. They give us so much more storage and they look so much better than the old cubbies.” With the grant the preschool is not only updating the classroom inside but getting an outdoor classroom incorporated as well. The preschoolers have enjoyed getting new toys, activities and play equipment throughout the year. This grant is awarded to many preschools across Kansas and this is the second year for Altoona to receive it. Mrs. Reazin said ”The KPP grant will insure that our preschool stays updated and our three and 4-years-olds are socially, emotionally, and academically ready for Kindergarten.”
The unofficial Board Meeting minute for July and August are now available on the website.
Reminder: MS/HS athletic practices begin today. The activity bus will also begin today.
Volleyball and football practices will begin Monday, August 19th. This is for both HS and MS students. MS volleyball practices will take place in Altoona at our elementary school. Transportation will be provided as it has been in the past. Call 620-537-7711 for more information.
The FFA bbq is on Friday, August 16th.
The FFA will have a back to school bbq for kids and parents interested in FFA. It will be from 6-8:00 P.M. out front of the VoAg building.
The USD 387 regular monthly board meeting scheduled for Monday, August 12th at 7:00 P.M., has been changed. The meeting will be on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 P..M..
Reminder: We are still serving summer meals this week at AMES. Breakfast and lunch.
Come out and support the AMHS CheerTeam at the Altoona Days/Fireman's Auxiliary 4th of July Celebration June 28 & 29 in Altoona. 5:30-10:00 tonight and Saturday during the day. The cheer team will be hosting the concession stand and a car smash. Stop by and see the lady Jets.
There will be no summer weights July 1st-7th. We will start back up July 8th. Enjoy your time off!
Reminder: Activity Camps week of June 24-28, 2019 Cheer Camp for middle school cheerleaders. Basketball camp for 9-12 is being held his week at the middle/high school. Any 9-12 student may attend. More information can be found on our Facebook Page.
Exciting week at summer academy!!! Students have been learning about bats, cats, and spiders. Everyone is ready for the zoo field trip on Friday.
Reminder: Sports camps resume tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4. Please go go our website www.usd387.org and click on live feed to see details about the camps.
Due to extensive flooding and expected rising water levels, busses will run black top only roads Wednesday.
Reminder: 1/2 day for students tomorrow. Busses will run at 12:30. Have a wonderful summer!
Altoona-Midway busses will run blacktop only routes tomorrow morning and afternoon. Students not able to make it to school due to high water or poor road conditions will be excused.
Due to impending severe weather, there will be no sports practices today. There will be no after school activities at all this afternoon.
Due to the impending sever weather this afternoon, all after school 21st grant activities are canceled for April 30, 2019.
The MBL Track Meet that was postponed for today, will be made-up next Monday, May 6. Field events will begin at 3:00 PM.
The MBL track meet scheduled for today has been postponed. We will announce a make-up date very soon.
FFA Earth Day events have been canceled for tomorrow, April 23, due to weather.
Reminder: There will be a drivers education meeting today at 6:00 PM at the ms/hs. If you have a student that will be taking drivers education this summer, please plan on attending.
On Tuesday April 16, the AMHS Forensics team will compete in Girard beginning at 3:30 PM. Go Jets!
High School Softball at home today beginning at 4:30. Come out and support the Lady Jets!
The 4th grade students would like to invite you to their Wax Museum, Monday, April 15th from 1 to 2 and 5:30 to 6:30 at AMES.
The MS Track team has added another track meet. It will be April 16 held in Yates Center beginning at 3:30. Come support the Jets!
On April 18, the HS track team will be participating in the Southern Coffey County track meet at Burlington. They WILL NOT be attending the Fredonia Relays on that day. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Due to low numbers because of other events, the HS girls softball game at home vs. Crest on 4/8 has been postponed. A make-up date will be announced at a later time.
The softball games scheduled for today have been postponed. A make-up date will be announced.
4th quarter Grant Activities begin today.
There will be NO middle school track practice today, 3/29/19.
4th Quarter Grant Activities begin Monday, April 1st. Thank you for allowing your kids to participate in these programs.
AMHS Softball @ home vs. Chetopa at 4:30. MS Track @ Humboldt at 3:00. Come out and support our kids!
MS Track opens the season tomorrow, 3/28, at Humboldt. Start time is 3:00. HS Softball opens at home tomorrow, 3/28, against Chetopa. Start time is 4:30. Come out and support your Jets!
Due to a late cancellation, spring sport pictures will not be taken tomorrow morning. (Thursday) Pictures will be rescheduled afterSpring Break.
USD #387 Altoona-Midway Schools will continue Parent/Teacher conferences on Thursday March 14, 2019 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Altoona-Midway Parent Teacher Conferences last until 8:00 PM this evening. You still have time to make it.
Reminder: USD 387 Altoona-Midway Schools Parent/teacher conferences 4:00-8:00 PM Today, March 12, 2019
Reminder: AMES will be having Grant Activities after school today. This is a makeup day for one missed last week.
There will be no school on March 15. (Teacher Comp. Day)
USD #387 schools and offices will be closed 03/18/2019 thru 03/22/2019 for Spring Break. Have a great and safe break!
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, March 13th from 4:00-8:00 PM and Thursday the 14th from 4:00-6:30 PM. Teachers will be available to discuss your students grades during this time. This is the last Parent/Teacher Conferences for this 2018-2019 school year.
Mr. Pearce will have FREE garden seeds to give away at Parent/Teacher conferences Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
AMES will be hosting "Pastries with Parents" on March 29, 2019. Pastries at 7:30 AM followed by an awards ceremony at 8:00 at the elementary school.
Reminder: Top Jet Competition tomorrow beginning with dinner at 6:00. $10/person. Then watch our students show off their culinary skills by competing for "Top Jet" Please come out and support our FCCLA students and enjoy a great meal.
Reminder: Students will be dismissed at 12:30 tomorrow. Busses will run at 12:30. No Afternoon Prek. We are hosting League Forensics at AMHS. It starts at 1:30.
Parents of students that were signed up for fluoride treatments during the 1st semester: CHC will be returning on 3/12 to do fluoride treatments again on these students only. Thank you.
The Middle School Scholars Bowl that was postponed for today, will be made-up TOMORROW, March 5 at Thayer Middle School beginning at 4:00 PM.
There will be no middle school Scholars Bowl today at Thayer.
Due to subzero wind chills and hazardous country roads, Altoona-Midway Schools will be closed tomorrow.
Friday, March 1 Reminder: The AMHS booster club spaghetti dinner at 5:00. Spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert for $5.00. Faculty/Staff vs. Seniors basketball game begins at 6:30. Senior Parents Night at halftime of the game. Immediately following the game will be homecoming.
Reminder: The AMHS FFA will be holding a free pancake breakfast tomorrow morning, 02/22/2019 beginning at 7:00 AM in the Ag. Building. Donations will be accepted. Come out and support the Altoona-Midway FFA Chapter.
Altoona-Midway schools will be in session tomorrow on a two hour delay. No AM Preschool. Classes begin at 10:00. Breakfast will not be served. Busses will run. Pickup times will coincide with the two hour delay.
Reminder: The AMHS boys basketball regional game at St. Paul today, 02/19/2019, will begin at 4:30.
The AMHS Regional basketball game scheduled for 7:00 PM tonight has been moved up to 4:30 this afternoon.
Due to iced over parking lot conditions at St. Paul, the basketball games scheduled for tonight are canceled.
Due to poor parking lot conditions at St. Paul, there will be no high school basketball games tonight.
The elementary band festival at Waverly on Saturday has been canceled.
The Home Forensics tournament scheduled for tomorrow is postponed. Makeup date TBD.
HS Basketball tonight is canceled. It will not be rescheduled.
The elementary band festival will be held @ Lebo High School on Saturday, February 16. Students from area schools will join together for a day of rehearsing and will perform a concert at 3:00. There will be a 5th and 6th grade bands. AMES students will be participating.
The AMHS boys basketball team will travel to St. Paul on Tuesday Feb 19 at 7:00 PM to take on St. Paul in the first round of the Kansas Class 1A Regional.
The AMHS girls basketball team will travel to Chetopa on Monday to take on the Hornets in the first round of the Kansas State Class 1A Regional. The game will begin at 7:00 PM.
The AMHS basketball teams will travel to St. Paul on Saturday to take on the Indians. The games begin at 6:30 with the girls varsity game. The boys varsity games will follow. There will be no JV games. Come support the Jets!
The AMMS will be hosting a Scholars Bowl Thursday September 14. Mr. Dixon is in desperate need of volunteers. It begins right after school. If you can help please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. AMMS thanks you for your support.
AMHS will be hosting TRLeague Forensics Saturday, Feb. 16. We are in desperate need of volunteers. If you can volunteer please e-mail Mrs. Dvorachek at email@example.com. The Jets that you for your support as these event would not be possible without your support. Thanks
Reminder: The AMHS Booster Club will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Feb. 15. The dinner will begin at 5:00. Spaghetti, salad, dessert all for just $5.00. Stick around for some good basketball as the Jets take on Jayhawk-Linn for homecoming. Games begin at 5:00. PM.
AMHS Homecoming will be Friday Feb. 15. It will also be Senior Night. Senior night will be between the girls varsity and the boys varsity games. Crowning will be at halftime of the boys varsity game. Let's fill the gym with Jet fans.
No Grant Activities at the HS/MS except for music lessons.
The AMMS Scholars Bowl Team will be hosting a scholars bowl meet this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. We are needing some community members and parents to help with this event. If you are to help, please e-mail Steve Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620-537-7711.
The high School basketball game scheduled for February 8th, has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019 beginning at 6:30 PM. There will be no JV games. The varsity girls will start at 6:30 and the varsity boys will follow.
Altoona-Midway will have school tomorrow. Busses will run. If your students are not able to make it to school due to impassible country roads, it will be an excused absence.
AMES Family Reading night will be held Monday, February 11th from 6-7:30 at the grade school.
Reminder: FFA Work Auction is on Monday, Feb. 11th at 6:00 PM. Members remember to bring items you signed up for.
Forensics scheduled for tomorrow at Marmaton Valley is still on. The bus will leave at 5:50 AM from the HS/MS. Please contact Mrs. Dvorachek at 620-794-1499 if your student can not attend.
As of this moment the Youth for Music event held at Emporia tomorrow is still on. The bus will leave the HS/MS at 6:15 AM. Please contact Mrs. McDaniel at 620-779-1792 if your student is unable to attend.
HS Basketball at St. Paul tonight has been postponed. No makeup date has been scheduled yet.
Altoona-Midway schools will be closed tomorrow. A determination about HS Basketball will be made at 11:00 AM tomorrow morning.
Altoona-Midway Schools will be closed tomorrow.
FFA Meats CDE at Erie tomorrow has been postponed.
Altoona-Midway Schools are closed today, due to icy road conditions.
Booster Club Spaghetti dinner has been rescheduled for this Thursday evening 5:00 to 7:30 P.M..
The HS BBall game scheduled for tonight is postponed and rescheduled for Thursday night. No Grant Activities or athletic practices tonight.
The Altoona-Midway High School Booster Club is sponsoring a spaghetti supper on Tuesday February 5th, 2019 from 5:00-7:30 PM. Spaghetti, bread, salad & dessert all for just $5.00. All proceeds go to After Prom.
The Youth For Music that was scheduled for Feb. 2 and then for Feb 16 will take place on Feb. 9. More details soon.
Due to extreme cold temperatures tomorrow, Altoona-Midway Schools will be closed.
Due to extreme cold temperatures tomorrow, Altoona-Midway schools will be closed.
The AMHS Senior class will be hosting a Chili Feed Tuesday evening as the Jets take on Marmaton Valley beginning at 5:15. The Chili feed will begin at 5:00 PM. Come out and support the Jets and senior class.
High School Basketball at home tomorrow, 01/29/2018 vs. Marmaton Valley. Boys JV tips off at 5:15. Girls varsity will begin at 6:00 followed the "Jet Set" performance followed by the boys varsity. Members of the "Jet Set" need to be at the school by 5:00 PM
Day of Tragedy: Lessons learned from the Excel Industries shooting. An event at Altoona-Midway High School https://5il.co/6c5z
The Altoona-Midway High School Scholar's Bowl team will not be traveling to Pittsburg to compete this evening due to the impending weather. Thank you.
On Tuesday, January 29th, our senior class parents will sponsor a Chili Feed in the high school school cafeteria. You will get a bowl of chili, a dessert, plus a pickle bar for only $5.00. Start time will be 4:30pm.
The KMEA elementary/MS event scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.
Middle School Boys B Team wins at home!
The PTO Carnival originally scheduled for Saturday, January 19th has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 27th.
Middle School Girls B Team wins at home!
Due to the 100th day of school at AMES, January WILD has been moved to February 6th!
Reminder: Students have a half-day on Wednesday, December 19th. Students will be dismissed at 12:30. Busses will run after school and the sports activity bus will run at 3:00 from Altoona and at 3:15 from the HS/MS for those students having basketball practice.
Middle School Girls B Team wins at Chetopa!
Last day for 2nd quarter grant activist. Next quarter activities begin January 28th.
Middle School Boys B Team wins at Thayer!
The Altoona-Midway National Honor Society will be hosting a Teddy Bear Toss on December 18th, 2018 during the home basketball game. At half-time of the Varsity Boys Basketball game fans are being asked to throw new or gently used stuffed animals onto the court. The stuffed animals will be picked up and donated to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department to be given out to children for comfort during traumatizing events.
There are no After School Grant Activities next week. Today is the last day for Fun&Fitness and Art&Allegory for HS/MS students. Holiday Cooking with Mrs. Caylor will begin on Monday, Nov. 26th.
The Veteran's day program schedule for today, 11/12/18 has been canceled. A decision to make up this date will be made later.
Due to inclement, there will be no school for USD #387 today, Monday, November 12. This also cancels all practices and events.
Financial Aid night on Tuesday evening at 6:00 P.M. in the HS/MS library. Students, please bring your IPADS.
"Screenagers," movie on Thursday evening at 6:00 P.M. in the HS/MS gym. Popcorn and snacks provided. RSVP Mrs. Sexton @ email@example.com. Any parent raising a kid in the "Digital Age," welcome to attend.
AMES lost power at 1:00. It should be back on by 2:30. We will continue with the regular school day and busses will run normal route times.
Reminder: We are still having After School Grant Activities today at the HS/MS. We understand that some kids may not attend due to Halloween activities tonight. Happy Halloween!
KSDE is offering juniors and seniors, who have *not previously* taken the ACT, the opportunity to take the ACT for FREE in February! Students can sign up by the front office or by emailing Mrs. Sexton.
November breakfast and lunch menus have been posted to our app and website!
End of the first quarter of school and Grant Activities this Friday. P-T Conferences next Wednesday from 4-8:00 PM., and Thursday 4-6:30P.M..
All after school grant activities, MS practices & HS practices have been canceled this afternoon due to the potential of severe weather.
Our final football game for high school is not listed on our schedule due to date/time not being set yet. As soon as that information is given to us, we will update the schedule and let you all know!
Alert: HS JV football for tonight has been canceled by Oswego due to lack of players. At this time, there is no reschedule date.
JV Football at Yates Center on Monday night is postponed and being rescheduled for a later date. We will send out notification of the new date and time.
HS Football for tonight has been postponed. We are trying to reschedule and will notify as soon as we do.
Good Morning! High School Volleyball Alumni are invited to the Blue and Gold scrimmage this Friday (8/24) to play against the varsity girls. For more information, please contact Coach Hoag @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
MS/HS sports schedules are posted on the website and app! Please remember these are subject to change. In the event of any changes, we will notify you as soon as possible!
Reminder: It is Back to School Night at AMES tonight from 6:00-7:00 pm! Please use the east doors by the office.
Night Out! Come and join us for hamburgers and hot dogs next Tuesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 at the High School. Fire trucks, KHP cars, Sheriff Patrol Vehicles. This is for all Altoona and Buffalo residents and everyone in our school district. Tables and chairs in the air-conditioned gym or bring your chairs to sit outside.
Freshman orientation Wednesday evening at 6:00 P.M..
Field trip pics from the Cosmosphere posted on the live feed and Facebook.
Enrollment information is posted on our website and Facebook! We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Summer Expedition Academy begins next Monday! No Academy on July 4th. We are excited to see all you Explorers!!!
Summer meals and sports camps start next Monday, June 4th.
Clement Huffman final jump 29'3". Great job CH!
Clement Huffman warming up for the LJ @ State Track
Clement Huffman has advanced to the Kansas 1A State Championships next weekend in Wichita. He placed 2nd in long jump. Best of luck Clement.
Altoona-Midway class of 2018 graduation ceremony is underway.
Forensics state update: Finals in poetry: IAN FALLER!! Finals in inform: KYLEE WADE!!
Forensics festival results: Abby Lockhart Prose- I, HSA- II; Dawson Ashmore Poetry - II, Elizabeth Bigpond Poetry- I #changingouraltitude
Forensics update: of the 11 entries at state champs, 6 made it into semi-finals!!! Sadie Maple: Extemp Kylee Wade: Inform Kimberlea Drake: Prose Ian Faller: Poetry Jordann Shay & Kylee Wade: Duet Ian Faller & Seth Cowles: IDA Whooo-Hoo!!!
CONGRATS! All MS band and choir group, solo and ensembles earned 1 or 1plus ratings today!!!!!
ATTENTION: There has been a change to next weeks activities schedule. The AWARDS BANQUET will now be held on FRIDAY, MAY 11TH in the gym beginning at 6:30 PM. The HS THREE RIVERS LEAGUE TRACK MEET is being held on THURSDAY, MAY 10TH, at 3:30 PM in Pleasanton.
Watch the livestream of the state FFA CDE awards ceremony! https://www.facebook.com/ksffa/videos/10156234665368903/
The softball game with Chetopa has been forfeited by Altoona-Midway as we do not have enough girls to play today. Sorry for the late notice.
Abby placed 4th in HSA. Dawson Ashmore placed 6th in poetry at Pleasanton 4n6.Not too shabby for going up against Coffeyville & Ft Scott!
AMHS Forensics Home Meet Tomorrow. Judges be at the school by 7:45 AM. Time to show off our hospitality #changingouraltitude
Softball Senior Night is now April 23rd! With this new date, there is a backup date in case of inclement weather.
We are still looking for judges for our home forensics meet on Saturday! Please contact Ms. Faythe by email at email@example.com .
The Middle School track meet scheduled for today will be made up on the 23rd. It will begin at 3:00.
Congratulations to the AMMS/HS FCCLA and their sponsor, Mrs. Caylor! They will be recognized THREE times at the State Leadership Conference this year! They also have a chance at a $100 cash prize. Membership - Diamond Award State Community Service Project - Gold Active Chapter Award
The AMHS Lady Jets softball squad will take on Yates Center tomorrow, April 2 at 4:30 PM. We hope to see you there! Go Jets!
Grades 6, 8 & 11 will be state testing tomorrow, April 2, 2018. Be sure to eat a good, healthy breakfast! Good luck!
The softball games at Altoona-Midway have been postponed for today. A make up date will be announced very soon.
The Altoona-Midway Lady Jets softball home opener vs. Northeast-Arma, has been postponed for today. A make-up date will be announced soon.
Tomorrow, 3/29/18, MS Track @ Humboldt 3:30. At 4:00, HS Forensics @ Eureka. 4:30, AMHS softball @ home vs. Northeast. Go Jets!
Reminder: The 4th-6th Wax Museum Community Showing is TOMORROW evening from 6:00-7:00pm in the AMHS Gym!
USD #387 will not have school tomorrow, Friday March 9th, due to teacher in-service day. 3 day weekend for students.
Good luck to the Altoona-Midway Middle School Scholar's Bowl team as they will be travelling to Chetopa to compete tomorrow afternoon.
Wax Museum Community Showing on Tuesday, March 13th from 6 p.m. -7 p.m. in the high school gym. Our theme this year is, "Explorers and Settlers of the Past.” Please come out and support our 4th through 6th graders as they come alive in roles of the past!
The water leak is fixed. USD 387 will resume classes tomorrow, Friday March 2nd.
USD 387 will NOT have school tomorrow, 03/01/18, due to a major water leak. The district office will be the only office open. Thanks!
Spring sports pictures will be taken by Total Image on March 8th @ 2:00pm. Coaches will distribute picture packets to the athletes and packets are to be turned into Mrs. Stacy in the MS/HS office.
SPRING PRACTICES: HS Track practice for those not participating in basketball began today. Those participating in basketball will start on Monday the 5th unless you want to start this week. HS softball practices also began today. MS Track practice begins Wednesday, 2/28.
The AMMS Scholars Bowl team will be traveling to Oswego this afternoon to make up a meet at Oswego. Go Jets!!!
The A-M Three Rivers League Champion Forensics team will be competing at Independence High School on Saturday, 02/24/2018 8 AM. Go Jets! #1
The high school b-ball games scheduled for this evening with Marais des Cygne Valley has been cancelled. Next up- sub-state. Info to follow
The Altoona-Midway Chapter of FFA will be hosting a pancake feed 2/23/18 from 7 AM to 10:00 AM. Donations will be accepted. Come support FFA
The AMHS b-ball teams will play Marais des Cygne in Melvern 2/23/18. Boys JV at 5:00, followed by the girls varsity then the boys varsity.
Human Growth and Development after learning about infants. Katie Nalley brought her two month son, Wesson. The students interviewed Katie about her pregnancy, delivery and how life has changed with a new baby. Some of students were brave enough to hold Wesson. The students throughly enjoyed their visit.
School closed, Wed., Feb. 21st.
The HS basketball games originally scheduled for tonight with N. E. will be played Thur., 2/22/18 in Arma. The games will begin at 5:00.
There is no school on Friday, 2/16 for Staff In-Service. Also, there is no school on Monday, 2/19.
Last HS home basketballl game of the year is tomorrow night 2/13/18.Boys JV will begin at 5:00. Followed by girls varsity then boys varsity.
Mrs. Sizemore created a video for patrons on how to navigate the USD 387 app, check it out if you need some assistance or tips! https://youtu.be/yLuxH6UHCPk
Tomorrow 2/13/18, at the hs basketball game, seniors and their parents/guardians will be recognized at half-time of the boys game.
Congrats to the Little Team That Can!! AMHS forensics team brought home some hardware from the Marmaton Valley forensics meet, placing 3rd. Caitlin Maxwell qualified for state in extemporaneous speaking, Sophia Willard placed 6th, and newcomer, Sadie Maple placed 5th. In humorous solo acting Abby Lockhart placed 6th and Sophia Willard placed 10th. Jordann Shay & Dawson Ashmore placed 6th in improvised duet acting and Caitlin Maxwell placed 6th in prose. The team is extremely excited about their performance. Next week is the league tournament in Oswego. Watch out, TRL...Altoona-Midway is coming! - Kynda Faythe