Archive for September 2019

School Safety

September 26, 2019

Each school year begins with a series of safety classes for faculty and staff including CPR, first aid and Epi-pen® administration. ASM develops comprehensive safety plans for our community with input from the Andover Fire and Police Departments. The Fire Department conducts three drills each year which are unannounced; they are always impressed with our quick […]

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ALICE Training

March 28, 2019

Each year the Andover Fire Department conducts several fire drills at local schools. Your child may have mentioned that ASM had its fourth on Monday. Our staff and students are well-versed in the emergency protocols that we have implemented at ASM. As usual, fire department officials were impressed with our timely response and orderly evacuation […]

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Safety First

November 1, 2018

Safety is my top priority for our school community. Each school year begins with a series of safety classes for faculty and staff. We receive training in CPR, first aid and Epi-pen® administration; this year we added “Stop the Bleed Save a Life“. ASM develops comprehensive safety plans for our community with input from the […]

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Safety First

April 5, 2018

As I have shared on many occasions, school safety is my top priority. Before the recent tragedy that took place in Parkland, Florida, I had registered to become certified as an ALICE trainer. Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, I attended the training. Footage was reviewed from real-life, active shooting events that have occurred in schools, universities and other venues, […]

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Safety Plans for ASM

October 12, 2017

Safety is my top priority for our school community. Each school year begins with a series of safety classes for faculty and staff. We receive training in CPR, first aid and Epi-pen® administration. ASM develops comprehensive safety plans for our community with input from the Andover Fire and Police Departments. The Fire Department conducts three […]

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Bullying Prevention

September 28, 2017

During last Monday’s professional day, ASM’s faculty and staff had the privilege of hearing Dr. Elizabeth Englander, an expert in the field of bullying and aggression. She spoke to us about childhood development, bullying and cyberbullying. New this year, our teachers will be implementing the M.A.R.C. bullying prevention curriculum. In the evening, Dr. Englander addressed our parents and […]

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Bullying and Digital Engagement

September 21, 2017

Those of us who have experienced, or witnessed bullying as a child understand the pain, confusion and life-long effects of this harmful behavior. Years ago, these behaviors took place on neighborhood playgrounds, athletic fields and schools. Today, bullying is present in another dimension, the digital world. Chances are, your children will engage in social experiences […]

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Notification For Weather-Related School Closing

November 17, 2016

We have been so fortunate to enjoy such pleasant weather over the past few weeks. Despite this, the shorter days of November are a sure sign that winter is just around the corner! As we are all aware, New England winters bring snowstorms and hazardous driving conditions. In the event that school is cancelled or […]

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Parent Notification System

September 29, 2016

ASM utilizes a parent notification system called School Messenger® to alert the community of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, or other potential emergency situation. We are judicious in our use of this system and reserve it for just the most important messages. The service enables us to send a message via phone and email […]

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Navigating A Complex On-line Society

November 19, 2015

How do we keep our children safe on-line? Last night, we had the privilege of hearing Dr. Elizabeth Englander, an expert in the field of bullying and aggression, speak at ASM. I have attended four of her talks and I learn something new each time, in part because of her continuous research in the field […]

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