There were seventeen students, four from Altona, that accompanied Mr. LaCrosse, Ms. Campbell, and Mr. O'toole (district science coordinator) to Costa Rica in June on a science learning expedition to Costa Rica. The focus of this trip was to study the ecosystems in the rainforest at the University of Georgia near the Monteverde Cloud rainforerest and all the way down through the dry forest ending up at the estuaries, intertidal zones and open ocean on the Pacific side near Guancaste Province.
The three teams representing Altona at the Odyssey of the Minds World Finals did very well. Altona was the only school in Colorado to send three teams to this competition that is comprised with over 840 teams representing 16 countries. There were five problems and four divisions. Click here for full results.
Information about Altona's 2015 summer school program is now available on the website! Use the drop down menu links at the top of our homepage and select academics > summer school, or check it out by clicking here.
What do origami, card tricks, and slime all have in common? For the Math Circle students at Altona Middle School, the answer is mathematics, of course!
For the last five years, Linda Goertz, 8th grade math teacher at Altona, has attended the Rocky Mountain Math Teachers’ Circle sponsored by the University of Colorado- Denver. Math Teachers’ Circle is a group of middle school educators and mathematicians that meet to solve and discuss unique and interesting math problems.
The last day of school, Thursday May 21st, will be our annual Rattler Cup and student awards ceremony. Students will be signing up all this week for events, such as ping-pong, bingo, softball, 4 square volleyball, etc. At approximately 1pm, we will begin our annual student awards ceremony and parents of students receiving an award will get a personal invitation to attend. Please call the office at 720-494-3980 if you have any other questions.
Current Altona students recently brought home their math recommendations for next year, along with a packet of information as to how and why students are being recommended for their math courses for next year. The math department here at AMS wanted to make sure that all parents were aware of the options for math courses for next year (for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students) and ensure that parents had access to the guides for what students need to be able to do at each grade level, as outlined in the Colorado Model Content Standards for Mathematics.