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AMS Calendar of Events

Please see our calendar of events under the "AMS Info" heading on our home page on the left hand side of the screen.  Find "Calendar of Events," click on that link, and you will see all of the events scheduled for our students and school.  Please check back often as we are continuously updating our calendar! 

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Calendar of Events

8th Grade Fundraiser

Amherst Middle School 8th grade is hosting a fundraiser to raise funds for 8th grade specific activities such as our end of the year cookout and field trips. For each item purchased AMS receives $6.00. The fundraiser will run until November 18 and delivery will be shortly after Thanksgiving break. Thank you for your support!

AMS Archery Tryouts

Archery tryouts will take place on October 17th and October 18th from 3-5 pm each day.  If you would like to tryout for our archery team you need to sign up for one of these days.  Sign up sheets are in the cafeteria, near the drink machine.  There will be activity buses running on October 17th, but will not be running on October 18th.  If you sign up for October 18th you will need transportation home.  Please remember you are not allowed to bring your archery supplies on the bus.  Parents/guardians must bring the bows to school and will be stored until tryouts.  

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops Update!
We are still collecting Box Tops until there aren't any more. Please send them into school and our PTO will collect them.    
If you haven't downloaded the Box Tops for Education App yet- Please do.. It's super easy.
Download the App and select Amherst Middle in Amherst, VA.
Then scan every receipt with a Box Top item on it (within two weeks of purchase).
We can double dip (scan and clip) until we can't clip any longer!

The Scholastic Book Fair is Here!

The Book Fair will be open until October 4th.  Consider logging in here and setting up an e-wallet.  It's fast and easy and your child will only need to let Mrs Brooks know that one has been set up and then start shopping! 

School Pictures

School pictures will take place tomorrow Spetember 26, 2019.  Please remember your picture form tomorrow!

Candy Fundraiser

Thank you so much to all of the students and their families that have participated in our school wide candy fundraiser.  Please remember that all money is due back to the school by September 16, 2019.  Please have your student turn in their money to their homeroom teachers.  Thank you!

FFA Interest Meeting

There will be an FFA interest meeting for students on August 29, 2019 after school from 3pm-5pm.  Students need to see Ms. Parr to pick up a permission slip if they are interested in being a part of FFA this school year.  There will be activity buses running for students who need transportation.  If you are picking your student up, please be promplty here at 5 pm.  

Back to School Dance

AMS will be hosting the Back to School Dance on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 2:45-4:45 pm.  The cost is $3 and permission forms will be sent home on August 28.  The following guidlines will be followed for all AMS dances this year:

Volleyball Team Pictures

Volleyball team pictures will be on Wednesday, Septemeber 4, 2019 at 3:15 pm, before the home volleyball game that night.  Flyers for pictures are being sent home on 8/20/19 and there are extras in the office.  Please bring order form and money to the photographer on 9/4/19.  If you have any questions please email Mr. Kurko at



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