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June 2019
Dear Parents,

When the bell rings at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 our students will step out of Robert E. Aylor to embark on their summer vacation. Along with many memories, we all will walk away with lessons learned; friendships made and plans for the future. Summer is a time for our students to take a break from the pressures and stresses of the school year. We hope you and your student will have the opportunity to make more wonderful memories together this summer.
Aylor students should definitely be proud of their many accomplishments. Some have found success in the classroom, in sports, in music, art or drama. Some have found camaraderie and a sense of purpose in clubs such as FFA, FBLA, and FCCLA. Some have learned that math isn’t so bad…or that they have a talent in writing or dance or public speaking or leadership. Middle school is a time for growth and for finding our strengths. Next year, please encourage your young person to take advantage of every opportunity to embrace learning, participate in school activities and demonstrate responsibility and respect for others. Involvement in the life of the school has been shown to have a positive effect on a student’s academic success.
This year our students have been challenged both academically and socially. As students progress from sixth to eighth grade expectations for individual responsibility and academic rigor increase as we work to prepare them for the eventual transition to high school. Student success in school and ultimately in the workplace is now dependant on this type of commitment to hard work and a willingness to tackle tough problems.
A special thanks goes out to all of our Aylor parents and guardians who have supported not only their students this year, but also our teachers and school programs with your time, hard work and generosity. Thanks also to our small, but mighty, PTSO organization whose fundraising efforts have benefited all of our students this year. If you are interested in getting involved in the PTSO we would love to have you. We are looking for a few more officers. And finally, our very best wishes to all of our eighth graders as they move on to Sherando High School. We hope that each of them will set goals that will guide them through a successful high school career.
If your son or daughter is planning to participate in athletics next year, now would be a good time to get their physical so that it is approved before tryouts and the start of school. Tryouts for cross-country, girl's basketball and football will be on August 5th. Keep an eye out for tryout times.
Have a wonderful and relaxing summer Good luck to our FFA members who will be competing at the State Convention at the end of June at Virginia Tech.

Becky Harden,
Assistant Principal

June Calendar

Wednesday, June 5 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (early dismissal; 12:15 p.m.)
Monday, June 24 - Report Cards mailed

Library News
Looking for some ideas of what to read over the summer? Here are the top ten books that have been checked out this year, in no particular order:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Took by Mary Downing Hahn
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School by Jeff Kinney
Booked by Kwame Alexander
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
Refugee by Alan Gratz

Seasons of Celebration
Frederick County Public Schools’ Season of Celebration and Success

From May 6-June 5, Frederick County Public Schools is inviting students, parents, teachers and staff to share their celebrations and successes from the 2018-19 school year as part of the “FCPS Season of Celebration and Success”. The successes could be anything big or small. This also is an opportunity to recognize and thank teachers, administrators and other staff members who have made a difference for students this year. To share your celebrations and success stories or to thank a FCPS staff member, visit or any school homepage beginning May 6 and click on the “Season of Celebration and Success” link. Submission forms also are available at each Frederick County Public School. Submissions may be made anonymously. The information collected may be used in publications and other communications to help celebrate the value of public education and the positive impact Frederick County Public Schools has on students and our community. 
Breakfast/Lunch Menu
Please click here for the breakfast menu for June

Please click here for the June lunch menu

Cross Country Summer Information 

Attention all students who love to run long distance! We will start Cross Country practices on Monday, August 5th, at Aylor from 3-4:30pm every week day. On the first day of school
(August 15th), students will then be bused to Sherando Park after school for practices. A sports physical must be on file with the school board office prior to the first day of practice. There will be a parent meeting on Monday, August 19th at 5:00pm in the library at Aylor. Please plan on conditioning over the summer and be able to run 2 miles by the first day of practice.
Spartan Football 2019
 Eligibility Requirements

To participate in football a player must:
* Have passed five subjects during the last nine weeks of the 2018-2019 school year
* Have a physical on file with the county nurse.  The physical must be on the VHSL forms which are 
  available at Aylor.  These forms will need to be turned in to the school board office for approval 
  before you are allowed to practice.  
* Have some form of medical insurance.
* Not have turned the age of 15 before August 1, 2019. 

Dates to Remember

Thursday, August 1st
Mandatory player/parent meeting.  Aylor Middle School gym - 7:00 p.m.
(players please wear shorts, t-shirt and tennis shoes.  You will be timed in the 40 yard dash)

Monday, August 5th  - Tryouts will be 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 6th - Tryouts will be 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 7th - Tryouts will be 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Players need to wear shorts, t-shirts (with last name written on the back), tennis shoes or cleats (please do not buy cleats until you know you have made the team).  Bring an extra water bottle. 

Practice Schedule:
August 8th - 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
August 9th - 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
August 12th - 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
August 13th - 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

School Begins August 15th:  Practice will be 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for the rest of the first week.  From August 19th and forward practice will be Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Get your sports physical as soon as possible.  You will not be able to try out without one.  It must be on a Virginia High School League form.  If your doctor does not have one please stop by the Aylor office and pick on up.  The completed medical form must be submitted to Pam Unhoch at the School Board Office on Amherst Street (Next to James Wood Middle School).  The following are some health care facilities that offer sports physicals.  Please feel free to use your family doctor/pediatrician, but make the appointment as soon as possible. 

Urgent Care: 2505 Valley Avenue (540-665-0084).
Amherst Family Practice: 1867 Amherst Street (540-667-8724)
The Winchester Health Department: 150 Commercial Street (540-722-3470)

Other facilities that provide physical examinations can be located by contacting Pam Unhoch at the School Board Office at 540-662-3889 ext. 88131

Contact the Head Coach:
Joel Witt
FFA Activities for June and July
June 17th -21st  - 93rd VA State FFA Convention - VA Tech
July 28th to August 3rd - Frederick County Fair in Clearbrook, Virginia

Cheer Squad for the 2019/2020 School Year
 Congratulations to the following students who made the cheer squad for the 2019/2020t school year:

Katelyn Loveless
Sydney Hamilton
Lily Boyd
Madeline Carper
Cassandra Hughes
Abigail Fletcher
Morgan Legge
Dafne Espinosa
Alana Aufdenberg
Michelle Tarbell
Riley Boyden
Stefani Martinez Bautista
Kate Guntang
Ashley Klingenberg
Nydializ Baez Cosme
Makayla Whitney 
Morgan Wilson
Reagan Dennis
Ellie Irby
Megan Montgomery

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Frederick County Public Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, political
affiliation, disability or veteran status in the education program and activities, or employment and provides equal access to the Boy
Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions concerning the application of this non-discrimination policy may be made to: Title IX Coordinator (Adults), John Linaburg, Exec. Director of Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator (Students) and Section 504 Coordinator, Teresa Ritenour, Director of Student Support Services.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, see list of OCR enforcement offices for the addresses and phone numbers of
the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

901 Aylor Road, Stephens City, VA 22655 (540) 869-3763

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