U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS)
Ft Buchanan Schools will begin for students on 6 August 2013. The outstanding educators, administrators, and support staff of the New York, Virginia, Puerto Rico district remain committed to providing our students a quality educational experience and supporting our military families. Your continued support is appreciated during this time. Please contact your child's school or the District Superintendent's Office with any questions you may have at this time.
AMS recommended School Supply List Grades 5-6:
DoDEA Schools to Adopt Common Core State Standards
Adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will benefit DoDEA's highly mobile student population which moves frequently between public schools and DoDEA schools. Read the DoDEA letter to parents here.
CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) information: http://www.dodea.edu/CEOA/index.cfm
DoDEA Immunization Policy
Please take a moment to read the DoDEA policy on immunization. Read the DoDEA policy here.
AMS has specific rules regarding school use of cell phones. Read the cell phone policy here.
AMS School Uniforms
School uniforms are mandatory at AMS. Colors are khakis and white shirts. For AMS Uniform Store Information, click here.
School Bus IDs
If your child uses the school bus, he/she will need a school bus ID issued at the Transportation Dept. located in the PR District Office Building 566.
Character Counts at AMS!
As we do every year, AMS will focus on different positive character traits each month. Character Counts Themes: Respect, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Responsibility, Caring, Fairness
Mark Your Calendars!
DoDEA Mission Statement: Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
AMS Vision: Every child a thinker, a problem solver, a collaborator.
AMS School Improvement Goals
Goal 1: By June 2014, AMS will increase the percentage of students scoring “at or above standard” on TN and local assessments by 5% over the percentage of students scoring “at or above standard” in the 2012-2013 school year in their ability to apply mathematical skills to solve problems.
Goal 2: By June 2014, AMS will increase the percentage of students scoring “at or above standard” on TN and local assessments by 5% over the percentage of students scoring “at or above standard” in the 2012-2013 school year in reading comprehension with a focus on vocabulary building
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