Monday, April 30, 2018

Calculator Strategies for the Algebra I Virginia SOL Test

In preparation for the upcoming Algebra I SOL Test below are links to both a PDF and videos of calculator strategies that can be used.

Calculator Strategies for the Algebra I Virginia SOL Test (PDF)

Algebra I Calculator Strategies (YouTube Videos)

Credit - Liam Mulcahy, Teacher at Armstrong High School and founder of College Readiness Initiative.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser

SUPPORT Albert Hill Middle School PTA
Sale Runs: FEBUARY 14-MARCH 5

We're selling tote bags, cooking items, eco-friendly living items, travel gear
and more through a Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser.


QUESTIONS? Contact: Ali Rios

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Virginia Tech Middle School Residential Engineering Summer Camp

For the summer of 2018, The Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) at Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering will again be offering a residential component to our Imagination day camp for rising 7th and 8th graders, targeting underrepresented students in the Richmond and Martinsville areas. A bus will pick up students in Richmond and Martinsville on Sunday, July 8 and return them on Saturday, July 14, 2018. They will stay in a Virginia Tech dorm with VT undergraduate student chaperones and eat at the dining hall. This is a FREE program! All costs are being covered through the generous support of The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING and CEED at Virginia Tech. We are looking for 10 girls and 10 boys from each location to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. There will be an additional 20 students from Prince William County attending the camp.

Students can apply online or by paper. A teacher recommendation is also required. A paper brochure/application and teacher recommendation can be accessed here: Application deadline is April 27, 2018. Note: the application for the residential camp is not the same as for the day camp, and is not available on our web page, so please use the links listed above.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Hour of Code Resources

This week students at Albert Hill will take part in the global Hour of Code event as part of Computer Science Education Week to introduce them to computer science.

For students interested in pursuing it further on their own time I’ve put together a list of resources below.

Hour of Code - the original Hour of Code site.

Brain Pop Coding Games

Made w/ Code - Coding activities from Google.

Snap!- Drag and drop programming interface designed to help you learn how to program.

 - Series of educational games that teach programming.

Codester - Create your own dance moves with this coding application.

Crunchzilla - Series of more advanced activities.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Did you miss the Barnes & Noble Book Fair this past weekend? Don’t worry! There is still time to support our teachers with your purchase! Here are TWO SIMPLE WAYS:

1. Shop online between now and November 24th using the code on the voucher to make sure proceeds from your purchase go toward Albert Hill. You can even share this
voucher code with family and friends to make sure their purchases count!

2. Purchase a book (or two) online from the teacher wish list. You can have it sent directly to the
school (3400 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23221) with the name of the teacher. Check the aforementioned link for an updated teacher wish list. If you purchase a book, just add the quantity in the “purchased” column.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Social Media Safety and Privacy

Per Ms. Sears' request I've put together a list of links to general social media safety, how-to's on social media privacy settings, and guides to cell phone parental controls. Ms. Sears and the staff at AHMS strongly encourage the students and parents of our school to review the information contained within the links below. It is our hope that parents and students will review this information together and start a dialogue on digital citizenship and the importance it plays in social media today. We also strongly encourage our parents and students to review the Student Code of Responsible Ethics (SCORE) in regard to acceptable use of phones and other private digital devices on school grounds.

General Social Media Safety

Cyberwise: No Grown Up Left Behind
NetSmartz Workshop: Parents
NetSmartz Workshop: Teens
Facebook Safety Center
Common Sense Education: Digital Citizenship
Common Sense Media: Social Media

Social Media Privacy Settings

Protecting your privacy on 9 popular social networks

Protecting and unprotecting your Tweets
How to Lock Down Your Twitter Privacy Settings

Controlling Your Visibility on Instagram
7 must-know privacy tips for Instagram newbies

Basic Privacy Settings and Tools
The Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings
Here’s How to Use Facebook’s Mystifying Privacy Settings



Control access to your blog

Privacy Settings
Post Visibility

Edit your account privacy
How to be Private on Pinterest in 3 Steps

Choose how you share information on your Google+ profile
How to Change Your Google+ Privacy Settings
How To: Managing Your Google+ Security Settings


Managing Account Settings
How To: Managing Your LinkedIn Privacy Settings
9 LinkedIn Default Settings You Need to Change Immediately


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Art of Change - Free Summer Camp Opportunity for Girls

“The Art of Change” will teach girls, who are currently in grades 6-8, how to become socially and culturally competent global citizens. Yewande Austin (a 2017 President Barack Obama “Lifetime Achievement Award” Honoree) will lead girls in a series of entrepreneurship workshops, STEAM and performing arts classes, and field trips while teaching them how to develop their own social business model with girls in another country! This multidisciplinary approach will show students how to think more creatively about solving real-world social issues. Are you ready to change the world? St. Catherine’s School will show you how!