Important Announcements During Distance Learning

These are public announcements from the Superintendent of Agawam Public Schools on the current state and status of COVID-19.  This message is meant to show transparency with the district while we work with the Governor, Commissioner of Education, CDC, and Local Health Departments.

Please Read by clicking the link below:

3/11/2020 Letter to the Agawam Community

3/12/2020 Letter to the Agawam Community

3/13/2020 High School is closed Today - Letter to the Agawam Community

3/15/2020 Massachusetts Closes All Schools Until April 6th - Read the announcement

  • UPDATE: Schools Closed until May 4th. Please See Governor Baker's Announcement Below

3/17/2020 APS Distance Learning Plan - Read the Announcement

3/18/2020 APS COVID-19 FAQs updated 3/25/2020 - Read the Announcement

3/18/2020 Connect Ed Message - Read the Announcement

3/18/2020 Information on the Student/Parent Tech Pick-up - Read the Announcement

3/24/2020 Superintendent on working with DESE - Read the Announcement

3/25/2020 Message from the Director of Special Education - Read the Announcement

3/25/2020 Governor Baker Closes Schools until May 4thRead more details and watch the press conference here

3/30/2020 Commissioner's Update Message during COVID-19 and Resource Guide - Read the Announcement

3/30/2020 Superintendent's Message - Read the Announcement

 

Remote Learning Recommendations During COVID-19 School Closures 

Following the Governor’s announcement that schools will not re-open before May 4, 2020, The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issued additional guidance regarding district and school remote learning plans. 

With the extension of this closure, we believe students, families, educators, and staff in all communities will benefit from the clarity of statewide recommendations as educators and others continue to support their students during this crisis. 

Soon, I will provide you with a summary of the short set of guiding principles that were derived from the state and revised to fit the needs of the Agawam community in regards to remote learning over the next several weeks. 

Remote learning cannot replace students’ experiences in school communities with their teachers, administrators, and support staff. We must all pull together – parents and caregivers, students, the community, and of course, our educators and staff – to help students continue their learning over this extended period. 

As a school district, Agawam Public Schools will take the direction from the state and work to put forth more specific guidelines according to our contexts, capacities, and needs. 

We will continue to issue guidance to support districts and schools in their implementation of remote learning, including specific recommendations related to students with disabilities, English learners, and high school students. 

We are all working hard in this effort and appreciate your continued feedback, support and understanding.

Food Distribution Opportunities for Agawam Public School Students:

Lunch:

Agawam Public Schools will be providing children with grab-and-go lunches at the Agawam Junior High From 11 AM to 12 Noon every Weekday, starting Thursday, March 3/19/2020

Dinner:

The Lions Club will be distributing food out of the Bethany Assembly of God (580 Main St, Agawam, MA 01001) facility each Wednesday (3/25/2020) from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Details can be found on our recent Facebook post.

Agawam Superintendent Search 2020

Search for Agawam Public Schools Superintendent has been Suspended for the Time Being

Brownie Bites

See what's been happening at the Agawam Junior High!  Click to download & read...

 Or check out the Media Club's Online Magazine - made for students by students- for other great things happening at the Junior High!

 

Distance Learning Assignment Schedule

 

The following schedule has been created to help teachers and students organize assignments and balance workload.  This schedule is when new assignments will be introduced and/or assignments are due for a given class.  Click here to download PDF of schedule.

News

Join the PE challenges!

Don't be left out of all the fun!  Physical Education teachers are offering weekly challenges and tips to stay active during the school closure.  All are welcome to join the classroom! 

8th Grade Google Classroom Link  

https://classroom.google.com/c/NTM2NDU2OTQzMTBa

Course Code - dxkxgzp

7th Grade Google Classroom Link
https://classroom.google.com/c/NTM2NDg1MTMwNzRa

Course Code - aa2sud3     

Stay active & healthy everyone!

Yearbooks Now On Sale!

JHS Yearbooks are now on sale for $20.  Yearbook orders are ONLINE ONLY - click here to place your yearbook order.

School Fieldtrip

End of year fieldtrip...

8th grade trip information

7th grade trip information

8th grade course selection

There will be a presentation on “Course Selection for Incoming Freshmen” on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30 in the Agawam High School cafeteria. The High School Counseling Department will present graduation requirements, academic and elective course options, and the Course Selection Process. Students are welcome to come along if they wish. They will hear the presentation during the school day on Thursday. We hope that you can come to this special event on Wednesday at 6:30 in the High School cafeteria.

Completed & signed course selection sheets are due by Monday, February 24th to the Junior High Counseling Office.  

Girls Who Code

"Did you know that only 24% of computer scientists are women? Do you want to participate in impactful real world projects by using code? Do you want to know more about coding? Girls Who Code will teach you time management, build your teamwork and communication skills, and bolster your computer science skills, making you a competitive college or job candidate." 

Help close the gap and join the Girls Who Code club Monday, March 2nd in Room 111!

Blossoming Minds Orchards

Hello AJHS Families! On Monday March 2, we will be holding a special fundraiser at E.B’s restaurant to support our Blossoming Minds Orchard Program.

This program is a component of our current efforts to establish an outdoor classroom here at the Junior High and involves converting a portion of our grass fields to a meadow/orchard containing flowering plants, native grasses, berry bushes, and fruiting trees.

The goals of this project are to engage the whole school in a habitat restoration project in order to

● Increase biodiversity

● Attract pollinators (insects, birds, bats, etc.)

● Enhance cross curricular collaboration

● Foster Community outreach

This is a huge undertaking and, with your help, we plan to break ground this Spring. Please consider joining us at E.B’s this Monday evening to support our project!

If you have any questions or are interested in assisting with this project in any way, please contact any of the following project leaders: Lisa Wolfe, Sandra Johnson, Pamela Petschke, Nicole Roderick, Laura Fallon.

Click here to share our Monday March 2nd Fundrasier with family and friends!

Scholastic Book Fair Fundraiser

Join us March 16th - 20th at our annual Scholastic Book Fair Fundraiser hosted by our PTO.  Funds raised help support student activities and school library.  Aren't able to attend...shop online!!!  Happy Reading!!!  

We are also seeking volunteers to help at the fair; interested, please contact the school.

A+ School Rewards! Fundraising

Earn cash for our school while shopping!  Join the A+ School Rewards program offered by Stop & Shop.  Click here for the details.  Please feel free to share out with friends and family too!

Western Mass Wright Flight

Western Mass Wright Flight introduces students in grades 7 through 8 to the field of aviation, its history, the principles of flight, and the many career opportunities available in the aviation industry. The program emphasizes the relationship between a strong educational program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and a successful career.

Please see Mrs. Johnson in rm 114 if interested.  The 12 week afterschool program starts the first week in January.

An informational and sign-up meeting will be held at the Junior High School on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 6:00-7:00 pm in Rm 114.

AJHS Chorus Google Site

Please check out our new Google Site for Chorus students & parents or anyone interested in learning all that we offer! Also stay current with upcoming events!

AJHS Bands Google Site

Please check out our new Google Site for Band- for students and parents or anyone interested on what we have to offer!  Stay current with all of our upcoming events at 

AJHS BANDS!

District Water Testing

Download and review the results (PDF) of the water testing conducted at the Agawam Junior High School.

Safety Drills & Reunification Plan

Staff and students continue practice safe and supportive schools. 

Click here to download the PDF of Supt. Lemanksi's Letter to parents in regards to school safety. Additional information can be found on the District's Homepage.

To view Reunification Letter to parents click below - 

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Principal's Message

Mr. Norm Robbins, Principal

The education at Agawam Junior High School is collaboration between the staff, student, family, and community. The learning environment will foster a sense of cohesiveness, integrity, responsibility, and individual excellence. The end result is to prepare students to meet the rigors and demands of high school, college, the workforce, and 21st Century society. Teaching and learning is best summarized by our PBIS motto:
 
Act Responsibly
Join Together
Have Respect
Stay Safe

Mr. Norm Robbins, Principal

 

 

Announcement on Food Opportunities

This is a resource dedicated to Students and Families within the area of Agawam and/or West Springfield - Read more Details

Resources for Families & Students During Distance Learning:

Agawam Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources: Click Here

To Submit an IT Support Ticket for Your Device: Click Here

Parents Guide to Google Classroom Quick Guide (Click to Open)

APS COVID-19 FAQs updated 3/25/2020 - Read the Announcement

How to Translate Documents using Google Translate - Read the Guide

 

Calendar

Apr 6
ELA MCAS 7th
School Calendar
Starts: 04/06/2020
Grade 7 Students will be taking the English Language Arts MCAS.
Apr 7
ELA MCAS 7
School Calendar
Starts: 04/07/2020
Grade 7 Students will be taking the English Language Arts MCAS.
Apr 8
ELA MCAS 8th
School Calendar
Starts: 04/08/2020
Grade 8 Students will be taking the English Language Arts MCAS.
Apr 9
ELA MCAS 8th
School Calendar
Starts: 04/09/2020
Grade 8 Students will be taking the English Language Arts MCAS.
Apr 9
Term 3 Report Cards - CHANGE TBD
School Calendar
Starts: 04/09/2020
Report Cards will be issued for Term 3 week of April 13th - TBD

School Info

Agawam Junior High
1305 Springfield St. Suite 2
Feeding Hills, MA 01030  
Phone: (413) 821-0542

District Calendar (PDF)

 

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