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May 2019
Dear Parents,

The arrival of SPRING is finally upon us and it's time to get our kids trained for all of the lawn services & cleaning needed during this season. We are looking forward to a very busy calendar of events to include the Aylor 50th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, May 10th . The end of the school year will be here before we know it, but there is still a lot to accomplish with our academics, student recognition and end of year activities.

I am very pleased with the progress and student successes that we are experiencing daily here at Aylor Middle. It is very rewarding to see our students doing so well in their academic studies as well as in their sports, music programs, clubs, and other activities. I am so appreciative of all those who have contributed to what is shaping up to be another great year! Many students have been recognized locally, regionally and at the state level in history, science, math , FFA, FCCLA, choral, and band activities. Congrats to those students and thank you for all of the family support they have received along their journey.

Again, we are asking for your support as we seek volunteers for our end of the year events. Our current PTSO board members have worked hard to establish a tremendous organization that has been a true blessing to Aylor. The PTSO is always looking for additional membership and support to take us into the new school year. No job is more important than contributing to the success of our children. Thank you to everyone who has sacrificed and shared their valuable time and talents to support the students of Aylor. We cannot say, thank you enough for our PTSO and their contributions to Aylor.

Our students and teachers have been preparing for the upcoming SOL tests and our students will be given the opportunity to exhibit their knowledge. Our staff has prepared lessons that not only address the SOL’s but have served to enrich the curriculum being offered to your child. Teachers, students, and parents have been working hard to prepare for the tests and we are confident that the test results we receive this summer will reflect everyone’s determination and efforts.

Please make every attempt to reschedule any appointments your son/daughter may have on the test days. Additionally, make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats a healthy breakfast, and arrives to school on time each day of the SOL testing. Please review your child's testing schedule on the calendar and avoid late evening events the day prior to testing if at all possible. Keep in mind we will be permitted to have SOL re-testing in all academic areas with a qualifying score. Letters along with the parent permission form were previously sent home. All of our testing this year will be online. Because of the use of the computers, testing will be occurring throughout the day on test days. All students will not be taking the tests on the same days. Teachers will be informing the students when and where they will be testing. Teachers will likely post announcements on their Google Classrooms as well.

With just a few weeks remaining in the school year it is extremely important to expect your child to keep studying and completing their assigned work each night. If you need to schedule a conference, please feel free to call our guidance department. Please do not delay to address any grade concerns with the limited amount of time left on the calendar. We are also waiting on about half of the bus transportation letters to be returned. All students are required to return this form so that planning can be done to insure we don’t have crowded buses. Please also complete the form if you drive your child to school or if they walk to and from school.

We encourage you to provide time for your child to read each day throughout the summer. The community libraries are open daily and offer numerous reading programs for students of every age. I hope that your summer is filled with a variety of family events that are focused on rewarding learning and physical activity.

Please be sure to read the enclosed calendar for all of the end of year events. Lastly, we encourage you to support our students at the many events and functions scheduled throughout the next few weeks. We wish for all of you to have a wonderful ending to another great year here at Aylor and I appreciate all of the support during this school year.


David L. Rudy II
Robert E. Aylor 50th Anniversary Celebration 
May/June Calendar

May Calendar

Friday, May 3 - No School (Apple Blossom)
Friday, May 10 - 50th Anniversary Carnival (5-7 p.m.)
Saturday, May 11 - Track Invitational @ Handley (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Friday, May 17 - FFA Banquet (6:30 p.m. in the cafe)
Monday, May 20 - Spring Band Concert (7:00 p.m. in the cafe)
Tuesday, May 21 - 6th Grade Band (6:30 p.m. in the cafe)
Wednesday, May 22 - Spring Choral Concert (7:00 p.m. in the cafe)
Monday, May 27 - No School (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, May 28 - Cheer Tryouts (3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the cafe)
Wednesday, May 29 - Cheer Tryouts (3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the cafe)
Wednesday, May 29 - 8th Grade Graduation (6:00 p.m. in the gym)
Thursday, May 30 - 8th Grade Awards ( 1:00 p.m. in the cafe/gym)
Thursday, May 30 - Cheer Tryouts (3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the cafe)
Friday, May 31 - 8th Grade Dance (6:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the cafe)

June Calendar
Monday, June 3 - 6th Grade Conservation Program ( 12:40 - 2:40 p.m.)
Wednesday, June 5 - Last Day of School
Monday, June 24 - Report Cards Mailed
May SOL Schedule
SOL schedule for May:

6th grade (contact Mrs. Rauser with questions):
• Tuesday, May 7th: English
• Tuesday, May 21st: Math I and Math II

7th grade (contact Mr. Terry Martin with questions):
• Wednesday, May 8th: English
• Tuesday, May 14th: Algebra
• Thursday, May 16th: Math II and Math III

8th grade (contact Ms. Rogers with questions):
• Thursday, May 9th: Civics
• Tuesday, May 14th: Math III, Geometry, and Algebra
• Friday, May 17th: Science
• Wednesday, May 22nd: English

A few gentle reminders:
Please make sure your student has a good night’s rest and breakfast. Don’t forget last minute supplies, such as pencils, a book to read, a CHARGED Chromebook, and the Chromebook charger in the case. Testing starts promptly at 8am each day with most testing finishing by lunch time. Please consider scheduling appointments on non-testing days.

Speak Up, Stay Safe
Parents, Students, Staff and members of the community can all play a part in keeping our schools safe and secure.  If you see suspicious activity, be prepared to give a detailed report to school staff and the authorities.  Pay special attention to things like:  What, specifically, you observed; who you saw; when and where you saw it; and why it seemed suspicious.  These details will help school staff and the authorities as they work to keep our schools and students safe.  Please report any suspicious activity noted in the vicinity of schools to the Frederick County Sheriff's office at 540-662-6168
The Counseling Corner
Laonna Rauser - 6th Grade Counselor -

Terry Martin - 7th Grade Counselor -

Lexi Rogers - 8th Grade Counselor -
Upcoming 8th Grade Events
Wednesday, May 29th - 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. in the William "Bill" Funk Gymnasium

Thursday, May 30th - 8th Grade Awards at 1:00 p.m. (gym) 

Friday, May 31st - 8th Grade Dance from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Wild West Theme)

Any parents who would like to donate food for the 8th grade dance, please email
Track Schedule 
May 6th - Johnson Williams/Admiral Byrd at Admiral Byrd
May 9th - James Wood at home
May 11th - Daniel Morgan at Handley High School
May 15th - Championship at James Wood High School

Cheer Tryouts
Catch the SPIRIT of the Aylor Spartans! The 2019-2020 cheerleading squad will hold tryouts on May 28-30. This is for any rising 7th or 8th grader that's interested in trying out. Stop by Mrs. Garrett's room (#164) to get a tryout packet. You must have a sports physical on file and a contract signed before the first day of tryouts. Being a member of the REA Cheerleading Team will be an experience you'll remember for years to come.

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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

FFA Activities 
Wednesday, May 1 - Officer Interviews for 2019-20 FFA Officers
Friday, May 10 - 50th Anniversary for Aylor Middle School - 5-7 pm
Friday, May 17 - Aylor FFA/Ag Awards Banquet - 6:30 pm - cafe
Wednesday, May 22 - Ag Olympics - 3-4 pm in the Ag Dept
Third Quarter All "A" Honor Roll and "A/B" Honor Roll

All “A” Honor Roll 2018-2019 Quarter 3

6th Grade:
Saskia Arnold, Jedidiah Bell, Evey Bottiny, James Campbell, Danica Caplan, Damien Costello, Edward Crawford, Katherine Crawford, Delaney Davis, Judson Dean, Casey Dodrill, H. D., Torren Ehrin, Liam Fazzini, Jared Flores, Sean Gallagher, Kate Guntang, Nathan Hall, Sydney Hamilton, Sarah Hawkins, Jessica Henry, Cassandra Hughes, Jacob Hunter, Mariana Kinnison, Jake Kohn, Katelyn Loveless, Ryan Maki, Stefani Martinez Bautista, Anayah Mason, Molly McCombs, Gavin McKelvey, Josiah Miller, Kaleb Nowlin, Jaiden O'Connor, Zachary Pendzich, Jacob Priest, Cora Rauser, Citlaly Sanchez-Salgado, Jacob Selby, Blake Sneddon, Benjamin Taylor, John Weisbrod

7th Grade:
Gavin Aufdenberg, Rylie Benson, Makenna Blair, Anna Borst, Riley Boyden, Evan Burrell, Rosemary Cavalier, Keller Cooley, Starr DeHaven-Venable, Alondra Espinosa Belmontes, Emily Foster, Russell Hart, Emma Kovak, Marisol Leon, Natalie Lopez Marin, Sarah Martin, Kelsen Pendleton, Wesley Pendzich, Kaytria Powers, Madison Reed, Karen Saravia, Shelby Shickle, Kaydan Shomaker, Annalise Sison, Benjamin Smith, Castanea Steward, Rebecca Stout, Natalie Toy, Jacqueline Udy, Abigail Vadnais, Katharine Van Eck, Adeline Wallin

8th Grade:
Eshal Aamer, Andrew Arnoldy, Jona Benson, Gavyn Blye, Ryleigh Combs, Georgia Doody, Noah Fazzini, Brodilyn Ireland, Chelsey Jones, Grace Kelley, Jaeda Long, Madison Maki, Hannah Mallow, Jayden Morgan, Justin Moss, Greyson Parish, Cameron Pinkley, Brendan Ridings, Ava Rucker, Sarah Sandoval Magana, Lucas Schraff, Mekenna Southern, Emily Woolever

A/B Honor Roll 2018-2019 Quarter 3

6th Grade:
Parker Adams, Rae-Anna Allen, Owen Benavides, Noah Bowman, Robert Butler, Madeline Carper, Omar Castro, Morgan Catalano, Gladis Cruz-Velasco, Brock Davis, Lleyton Davis, Joseph Deignan, Caroline Del Cid, Landon Dodson, Emerson Fletcher, Anayah Fogle, David Foley, Rebecca Gavurnik, Tyler Gill, Ethan Golightly, Kayla Grum, Noah Harris, Natalie Heflin, Phoenix Hindt, Zane Hines, Ellie Irby, Logan Johnson, Julian Jones, Hayden LaFever, Tucker LaFever, Morgan Legge, Dillon Lord, Breiden Lowery, Mackenzie Mallow, Trenton Manili, Chase Melvin, Sergio Montes Modesto, Lillian Nelsen, Madison Orndorff, Sawyer Parish, Joshua Peterson, Benjamin Ramey, Damien Ray, Helena Ritter, Gavin Sakai, Jenifer Salinas Garcia, Ilse Sanchez-Salgado, Abby Schmidt, Noah Schurtz, Katlynn Seibert, William Shable, Caleb Snyder, Jackson Stein, Leah Stout, Lauren Stringer, Mason Stump, Elyah Thomas, Dorian Tragesser, George Twigg, Ken Vo, James Walters, Makayla Whitney, Wyatt Windle

7th Grade:
John Arellano Arellano, Seanna Baker, Tristan Bardelli, Kathryn Bryant, Csrlos Cupul Becki, Aubrey Czap, Nathan Dearman, Giovonna Divittorio, Kathryn Fleet, Alyssa Gage, Jathan Harper, Evanlyn Hess, Aidan Horton, Brady Jones, Sarah Lavey, Madison Lawrence, Aiden Mackey, Jovani Martinez Bautista, Hunter Mason, Dylan McGraw, Paige McKee, Mikayla McKinney, Cody Medek, Ashlyn Peiffer, Beau Scheulen, Adam Shobaki, Logan Springmann, Ryleigh Strosnider, Leila Sylvester Miller, Madison Tinsman, Justin Walker, Madison West, Abigail White, Aiden Wood

8th Grade:
Madelyn Adcock, Piper Beamon, Brooklynn Bowen, Chloe Bowers, Quintin Brown, Taylor Brown, Ethan Charles Butcher, Rachel Carter, Emma Clark, Charles Clawson, Zoe Costello, Jeremy Dawood, Y. D., Sage Edwards, Christian Feaster, Emily Funk, Evelyn Gavurnik, Jessica Greene, Kaytlyn Gregory, Clarke Heffern, Leticia Herrera, Delaney Holbrook, Bradyn Hoover, Emily Johnson, David Johnston, Hailey LaFever, Tierra Lester, Ian Liang, Jada Metz, McKenzie Miller, Maelyn Molden, Jayden Patten, Richard Reyes-Guevara, Gillian Richards, Cody Ridings, Zachery Rowe, Teagan Schwarz, Matthew Shipe, Evan Short, Jordan Steele, Brogan Teter, Alejandro Touset, Kaylee Via, Natilee Ware, Christopher Whitney, Clara Williams, Ethan Williams, Ryan Wismer, Autumn Zopp

Seasons of Celebration and Success
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 for May and June
Please click here for the breakfast menu for May and June

Please click here for the May lunch menu

Please click here for the June lunch menu

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.

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