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The 2015 AdvancEd Accreditation Report can be found by clicking:
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2015 AdvancEd Visitation Team Report


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Angola Middle School Update


Angola Middle School recently underwent an External Review through AdvancEd Performance Accreditation.  External Review is a rigorous process that includes the in-depth examination of evidence and relevant data, interviews with all stakeholder groups, and extensive observations of learning, instruction and operation.  We are proud to announce that A.M.S. met or exceeded each standard.  This is impressive because there are over 32,000 institutions involved globally with AdvancEd. Our report states, “The passion, dedication and time devoted to building relationships and rapport between students and staff have resulted in well-managed learning environments that are enhanced by technology support.”


This external review team identified four powerful practices:

  • A.M.S. has developed effective learning communities.

  • A.M.S. fosters a school environment that recognizes the needs of the whole student.

  • A.M.S. has developed a school environment that is enhanced by a powerful digital  component.

  • The administration of A.M.S. sustains a supportive and positive learning environment for both teachers and students.


A.M.S. had 25 business leaders, community members, and parents, as well as 42 students involved in interviews.  The team did 42 classroom observations.  They found that “Technology is enhanced by a powerful 1:1 digital component.” Kudos were given for the research and implementation of technology integration.  Our visitors saw that the implementation of new technology enhanced the sound educational practices already present in the school.


While AMS is doing a great many things well, we were given an area to focus on for improvement.  The team tasked us with establishing and employing a timeline for the completion of professional development for teachers and support staff on PIVOT assessment with focus on consistent review of data and its analysis with staff and students.



In conclusion, the team found that, “A.M.S. has a dedicated, caring staff that wants to provide the best possible educational and developmental experience for their students.  They are led by a principal who is supportive and forward thinking.  The school has an environment that is student-centered.”



AMS Student Advisory efforts to date:

Homecoming Float
Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness
Veterans Day Program
Penny Wars
Dance
Adopted 3 families thru Project Help







Thank you for your continued support!

Ann Rice, Principal



Angola Middle School is a school community that inspires the highest level of successful lifelong learners.

Angola Middle School

Angola Middle School is located in Steuben County in Angola, Indiana. We are one of six schools in the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County. There are four elementary schools that feed into this school. AMS is a grade 6, 7 and 8 building.  
The Community

Spanning 126 square miles, The Metropolitan School District of Steuben County serves the educational needs of Pleasant, Scott, Steuben, and York townships. Located in Steuben County, Indiana, we have a diversified economic base. Currently, the district consists of one high school, one middle school, and four elementary schools utilizing a K-5, 6-8, 9-12 grade level configuration.  

 It is the policy of The Metropolitan School District of Steuben County to provide equal access to all employment and educational opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, creed or ancestry, age, gender, marital status, or disability.

 

View Angola Middle School Schedule

At Angola Middle School, we view our athletic program as an opportunity to apply important lessons learned in the classroom. We focus on the importance of physical health, teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership. More than 70% of our student body participates in our athletic program where we find that they gain better self-esteem and enjoy one of the greatest heritage’s of youth … the privilege to play.

Jr. NECC Athletic Conference


Angola Middle School is a member of the Jr. NECC Athletic Conference. Conference champions are awarded in the sports of Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Track, and Golf. We are proud of our sports tradition and have earned numerous conference championships.

 Boys Football    
Girls Volleyball    
Boys Soccer    
Girls Soccer     
Boys Cross Country     
Girls Cross Country     
Girls Softball    
Girls Basketball 
Boys Basketball
Boys Wrestling
Girls Golf
Boys Golf
Boys Track & Field
Girls Track & Field
 

Reminder:  Athletes MUST have a completed physical on file prior to the start of practice. 

AMS Soccer:  
     Coaches: John Buchs/Charles Butler

AMS Cross Country: 
    Coaches: Brian Miller/Jan Miller

AMS Volleyball: 
    Coaches: Angie Bourne/Erin Geyer

AMS Football: 
    Coaches: Lloy Ball/Casey Manahan/Austen Curtis/Steve Lantz/Joel Lopshire
 

IHSAA ATHLETIC PHYSICAL FORM

Click the Link below to get information about Concussions and Schoool Insurance.  These forms must be completed and submitted along with the IHSAA Physical Form

ATLETIC DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTS



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Contact Us!

Angola Middle School
Mrs. Ann Rice, Principal
1350 East Maumee Street
Angola, IN 46703

Phone: 260.665.9581
Fax: 260.665.9583

Mr. Ryan Bounds, Asst. Principal &
Athletic Director

Mr. John Buchs, Guidance Counselor
Ms. Marlene Ewen, Social Worker

Mission Statement

As a partnership of school, home, and community, we will prepare students with a solid foundation for success in high school and beyond.  We will foster opportunities for exploration within a safe and caring environment that incorporates a standards based, technology enhanced curriculum.

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