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Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up!
Our first round of parent/teacher conferences for the 2016-17 school year will begin on Monday & Tuesday, October 10th and 11th from 4 – 8:30 pm. You can schedule a 10 min appointment with any of your student’s teachers by clicking on the on-line scheduler icon below. The window to sign up for conferences will […]
Altona Middle School sets pace for computer science, innovation
Dear Longmont Community: Have you seen the recent publication from St. Vrain called ST. VRAINNOVATION? You may have received one in the mail or noticed someone reading a copy at your local coffee shop. It celebrates the impact of public education in our community and focuses on how schools use quality educators, innovation and partnerships […]
Welcome Back Parents and Students
Altona Students and Parents, Welcome to the 2016/17 school year. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of students to fill our walls with energy and excitement. It has been a very busy and productive summer for our team dedicated to construction projects, taking professional development, enhancing our courses for students and hiring new staff. […]
Diction Defender Team Concludes Amazing Journey in Nashville
The Best in Nation Verizon App Winning Team concluded their amazing journey by presenting their App at the TSA Conference in Nashville in June. The team consisted of Rachel Su, Advika Jayanti, Sterling Gardner, Jeffrey Hew, Carolyn Qiu and Mrs. Kelleher. They spent countless hours working to develop the App ever since the announcement that […]
6th Grade Registration Information
Do you have an incoming 6th grader to Altona for the 2016-17 school year? If so, read on! Math and Language Arts (Advanced vs. Standard): These courses are assigned to students based on their assessment data (iReady, PARCC, teacher recommendations, etc.) and are done in house. Science & Social Studies: These classes are assigned […]
I Teach Because…
Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there […]
Altona NJHS Information & Application
Do you have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5? If so, the Altona Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society would like to offer you the opportunity to become a member. The organization is well respected among administrators, faculty members, students, parents and residents of the school communities around the nation. Academic achievement is […]
Altona Math Course Guide
Do you have questions about which course your student should take for math? Or what the requirements are in each course? Look no further…the PDF below outlines how students can move from math course to math course here at Altona, and also provides guidelines as to what students are expected know and be able to […]
Congrats to Altona’s Geo Bee Team!
A big congratulations goes out to Altona’s Geography Bee team who took second place in the district competition! The team members and coaches (pictured below from left to right) are: Mr. Custis, Rubin Hochhauser, Tobin Gold, Greg James, David Zelibor, Arayman Singh, and Mr. Dillow. Well done!!
Altona Teacher Wins the Eleanor Venture Travel Grant!
2016 Eleanor Venture Press Release Education Foundation Announces 2016 Eleanor Venture Travel Grant Recipient Longmont, CO – March 30, 2016 – The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley is very pleased to announce that Ms. Kaarina Demers, who teaches 6th grade Social Studies at Altona Middle School, has been selected as the 2016 Eleanor […]
Altona’s State Assessment Information for 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians, To begin, I want to use this opportunity to thank each of you for sending your child(ren) to Altona Middle School. Each day I am truly impressed with their character and work ethic, and how they represent our community exceptionally well. I would also like to remind everyone that we […]
Bolder Boulder (BB) Club Registration
See the information below on how to register for the upcoming Bolder Boulder race! Also, there is a link to a parent letter outlining information about signing your student up. Please contact our attendance clerk, Brooke Coder (email@example.com) for more information. Parent Letter 2016 (1).pdf
Attention Incoming 5th Graders!
Mark you calendars! On Wednesday, May 4th, Altona will be hosting their annual “4 Months Until You’re A Rattler” day. This event is for all of our incoming 5th grade students and parents. Please see the flyer below for more information. Four Months Until you’re a Rattler Flyer 2016.pdf
Altona MathCounts Team Is Headed to State!
For the fifth year in a row, Altona’s MATHCOUNTS team will be representing the Boulder Chapter at the State competition in March. These students out-performed fourteen other middle school teams in the Boulder area in solving complex, non-routine math and logic problems to advance to the state level where they will face the other top competitors in […]
Team Altona Wins National Title for the Verizon Innovative App Challenge
It was officially announced today that our students won Best in Nation for the Verizon App Challenge for their app, “Diction Defender.” There are a total of four middle school national winners across the country, one for each region. Our region includes: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Our winning […]
Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up!
Parent/Teacher conferences for this semester will be on Tuesday, February 9th and Wednesday February 10th (invite ONLY night, no sign ups) from 4-8:30 pm. You may sign up for a 10 minute time slot with each of your student’s teachers by clicking on the link below. Sign ups for Tuesday are first come, first served. […]
Team Altona Named Best in State for the 2016 Verizon App Challenge!
A team of 7th and 8th graders (see below) from Altona Middle School just won $5,000 in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge for creating the best app concept of all middle schools in the state of Colorado! Check out their concept video here: https://vimeo.com/146573406 Now help Team Altona win the nationwide App Challenge Fan Favorite Award […]
In November, our teachers were asked to spend time in each other’s classrooms to observe and learn. Each teacher observed multiple teachers from like and unlike disciplines. Some of our teachers even chose to go outside of Altona and learn from educators from other schools. Our staff reflected together and had some amazing takeaways from […]
WEB Movie Night – Elf!
Attention all 6th graders!! Your wonderful WEB leaders will be hosting a holiday movie night on Thursday, December 17th, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Rattler’s Den. For just $1, you can watch the movie Elf on the big screen, and your WEB leaders will serve you hot cocoa and a candy cane for no extra […]
Innovator’s Mindset Reflection
I’ve been reading a book by George Couros called “The Innovator’s Mindset.” It has really helped stimulate and challenge my thinking on how to move forward with shaping a shared vision for Altona. He discusses 8 Characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset. The first characteristic he discusses is empathy. As educators, we strive to provide […]
Altona FCCLA Students Attend Conference
Nine FCCLA students were accompanied by advisor Linda Dageenakis on a field trip on Monday, Oct. 26th to the FCCLA Northern Conference held in Greeley. Students heard a presentation by a Colorado author and attended workshops on a variety of FACS related topics. Students pictured from left to right: Isabella Mendoza, Beyonce Vigil-Lopez, Ruby Scott, Amber Nusser, Shea Cunningham, Diana Grigore, Cynthia DeLuna, […]