The ASMS Parent Association (PA) is a vital partner with ASMS, working together to make sure student needs are met. The ASMS PA’s mission is to support the educational goals of the school, facilitate communication between families and staff, and provide a warm and inviting social environment for community members. Throughout the course of each school year, the Parent Association sponsors many activities which enrich and enhance the school community for students and teachers.
The Parent Association is also a valuable means of communication between the school community and the families of our ASMS students. Your active participation through volunteering and joining the ASMS Parent Association is a great way to stay involved and informed. To join the Parent Association, click here.
For our new parents, a vital way to stay informed is through the ASMS Parent Association Facebook group. Simply click here to join the Parent Association Group today.
The ASMS PA supports the school in many ways. It provides chaperones and volunteers for a number of activities including Geekfest, Winter Formal, Prom, Registration Day, Move-In Day, Parent’s Day, Goofy Olympics, Faculty/Staff Luncheons, and much more. Parents even have the opportunity to volunteer at the school’s front desk, serve as dorm parents, and help with preparations for the Dragon Drawdown. The Dragon Drawdown is the school’s largest fundraising event, and it is typically held in the fall during the school’s first Parent Weekend. The event not only serves as an opportunity for parents to mingle with faculty, staff, and other parents, but its proceeds serve as a large resource in funding items on the school’s “wish list.”
Each year, faculty and staff generate “wish list” items for their departments, and the ASMS PA helps raise money to purchase these items. Wish List funding for 2014-2015 included new desktop computers and monitors for the library, expanding the Wi-Fi coverage for the girl’s dormitory, hard drive replacement for all computers in the computer lab, lawn and grounds equipment, enrichment materials for Foreign Language programs, PE equipment, student desks, Physics equipment, computers and monitors for several faculty members, new drumheads, mouthpiece replacement and new music for Band Department, commercial sewing machine for the Art Department, expanded collection of scholarship profile handbook resources for the library and more. Tickets are on sale for this year’s Drawdown which will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016.
The 2016-2017 Parent Association leadership includes Co-Chairs Beverly Spicknall and Melanie Wyble. Area Representatives are Amy Saunders, Lori Petty, Laura Born, Jodi Frazier, Jennifer Mills, Lorrie Stamper, JC South, Peta Ramirez and Darren & Kris O’Donnell. For contact information for the Parent Association Co-chairs or Area Representatives, see the 2016-2017 Map below.