Principal's Message

Welcome to Anderson Middle School (AMS) - Home of the Cougars! 

Our dedicated, caring staff are here to engage, enlighten, inspire, and encourage your child to be the best version of themselves.  We care about each student - academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. In our block schedule, there are opportunities for students to receive support as well as expand horizons with various electives.  We offer intramurals during lunch, an array of athletics, and have an ever-growing band and choir program.

We offer before and after school programs for busy or working families.  Our California Adventure Camp, the Ascend Program, opens at 7:15 AM and lasts through 8:30 AM. Here, positive supervision provides hands-on activities, interactive games, and morning exercises. Project Share is offered after school, and lasts until 6 PM. Students receive homework help, snacks, and student-centered activities. Check out our website or call the office for more information.

Like other middle schools across the nation, AMS is participating in the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program, Capturing Kids Hearts (CKH), and Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID). We expect all students to follow  “Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.” As a staff, we take pride in building strong relationships with students; we look forward to helping students make new friends and we look forward to helping students develop empathy and appropriately problem solve. 

We cannot do this alone.  We need you - parents, guardians, and grandparents - as engaged and active participants during these middle school years.  Attend a School Site Council meeting evaluating our programs or volunteer to join our Parent Club. Parent Club members can assist with attendance, behavior, or other site celebrations. Of course, answering our phone calls, brainstorming solutions together for student improvement, attending parent conferences, and frequently checking Aeries are all helpful as well. 

Stay informed about upcoming site activities by joining Parent Square, our communication platform.  Don’t forget to check out our school website, and follow the school Facebook and Instagram pages.  

It is my pleasure to serve the staff, students, and community of Anderson.  It’s going to be a fabulous year!

Felicia Ross, Principal