Academy of Tucson Schools

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Middle School

AOT Middle School Newsletter

October 3, 2022

Good Evening AOTMS Community,

I hope this newsletter finds you enjoying a relaxing Sunday evening with family and friends!  I believe that the weather has dropped a few degrees in the evening – making outside activities enjoyable.

We are at the end of a very full quarter 1 in SY22-23.  The year has been moving lightning fast.  The team and I as always continue to appreciate your support of Cougar Academics and Athletics.  We will soon determine if we reached our goal of 90 students making the honor roll.

Below is some important information:


This is the last week to submit any outstanding items in any subject matter to the respective teacher for scoring.  Please take a close look at academic scores in Tyler SIS and/or Google Classroom to determine the outstanding assignments.  These resources remain the best avenue to view past assignments that have been graded as well as future assignments.  Please do not hesitate to reach out  to your child’s teacher(s) about grade concerns.  Emails are a great way to reach out to the teacher.

Success is the need of every child.


We know that you continue to bring us your best each day which motivates us to bring our best each week.  It is equally important that our students understand that making the best possible decisions at school is a part of growth, ownership, accountability, and maturity. We want to continue to partner with you to make sure that positive growth towards academic responsibility and good citizenship is an integral part of our students’ lives.


Since fall break is coming up, we will have a full day of school this Wednesday, October 5th!


This Friday, October 7th is a teacher grading day. There is no school for the students! Enjoy a great start to your fall break!


There will be no school October 10 - October 14th, due to fall break. School will resume on Monday, October 17th.


Fall break is a great time to rest and recuperate from the quarter and enjoy some family time.  Please be sure to use some of that time to reset for quarter 2, so that you are set-up for academic success upon your return.  Time to get backpacks cleaned out, restock on supplies, and get agendas prioritized.  Thank you each day for getting your child to school on time – it really helps!

Hopefully researching places around Tucson will pique your interest in pursuing some of the next principal challenges.  We have focused on the academic side of the principal challenges, but the next challenges will be different.

Stay tuned for more information


Remember the PAC is back.  The collaborative has already had their second meeting at the school.  We would love for you to be a part of the PAC!

Be sure to pursue the digital Box Top for Education!  Every dollar helps.

Stay tuned for more information!


If you are looking for club days and times, please check the school website.

All of the club's days and times are listed at the following link:


This event is set for October 21st from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. We would love to see you and your family attend this event.  

Please note all students in attendance must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Do you have a great chili recipe?  We would love to have you join the AOTMS chili cook-off.  Start thinking about that recipe over fall break and be ready to bring it to the event.

FOOD, FAMILY, and FUN!  This sounds like a great combination

Thank you to all of the AOTMS for making the school a community.

Best Regards,

Willie Henry, M.Ed. – Principal of Academy of Tucson Middle School


Principal: Willie Henry 

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Office Manager: Tracy Shaw

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7310 E 22nd St

Tucson, AZ 85710


Phone: 520.749.1413

Fax: 520.749.2824