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AMS Recognized for Work at Jewish Federation Event Students Receive Awards for Writing
 Holocaust and Humanity Center  

Michelle Best, an Austintown Middle School teacher, spoke at the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation’s 26th Annual Community Holocaust Commemoration event on May 2nd about the importance of introducing Holocaust-based themes and lessons in the classroom. To her surprise she was not only there to speak about Holocaust education, but was recognized for her work as a Holocaust educator.


“Lessons of the Holocaust are just as relevant today as they were twenty years ago, and dare I say, even more important. Our voices may be the only thing we have to stand up for injustices that we see happening around us,” she expressed during her speech.

Momentum Award
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Congratulations to AMS for earning a state Momentum Award for the 3rd consecutive year! This award recognizes schools that have received A’s on every value-added measure included on the state report card. As a winner, AMS is part of a group showing that children of every background and ability level can succeed.

AMS Students Participate in the Austintown Optimist Oratorical Contest





The Austintown Optimist Club held their 5th annual International Oratorical Contest for 8th graders at Austintown Middle School.   
The topic for this year's competition was:  

"Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?"

Winners included:

First place;  Elizabeth Jadue

Second place; Abby Hughes

Third place; Mara Newell


After School Program

The after school Program begins in September.

Monday through Friday from 2:35 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the AMS Media Center.

Students can work on homework and/or get help from several teacher tutors who will be there. Snacks can be purchased with cash only through the cafeteria.

Dress Code Overview 18-19



AMS Dress Code Overview.                                                       

Parents, please sign up for Falcon Nation

Attention parents and guardians:
Please sign up for Falcon Nation by downloading the app or going to this link (
Falcon Nation).  This will give you important updates such as daily announcements as well as district-wide info including 2-hour delays/closing information. We do not do One Calls for 2-hour delays/closings. Parents must go on Falcon Nation to see this info.                                                       


Austintown Local School District Parent/Guardian Customer Service Survey

Principal's Message



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Ben Baldner
Principal - AMS

330.797.3900 ext: 2002

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

I am excited and honored to serve the students, families, and community of Austintown Middle School as your principal. We, as a middle school staff, are dedicated to developing and delivering a well-rounded educational program for all of our students, which includes an intentional focus on the academic, social, and emotional success of every student. We know that rigorous academics, participation in a variety of school activities, and a strong partnership between home and school are integral to ensuring our students are prepared to succeed in today's ever-changing world. I am excited to work alongside all of you as we hone and develop the skills in your children necessary to make them the future leaders of our country.