The AMSA Voice

What leadership looks like in times of crisis

Gov. Charlie Baker has received consistent approval ratings of higher than 80 percent during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 17, 2020

In these unprecedented times, the leaders of the country, at all levels, have been put under extreme pressure to keep the economy and social systems afloat while saving as many lives as possible.  But...

Pros outweigh the cons with AMSA’s new schedule

AMSA adopted a new bell schedule shortening the day and passing time between classes.
February 7, 2020

When rumors of shortening AMSA’s school day began to swirl last year, the questions came flying -- from everywhere. “There was initial concern from both the parent and student sides,” Vice Principal...

AMSA students are invested in the politics of impeachment

Nearly two thirds of AMSA students say they are politically engaged.
February 5, 2020

Dec. 18, 2019. A monumental day in American politics. For the third time in history, a sitting president was impeached by the House of Representatives. The Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep....

Dr. Lewis steps down as AMSA executive director

Dr. Anders Lewis served as executive director for two years and will be replaced by Principal Ellen Linzey.
February 26, 2019

On Feb. 5, students, faculty, and parents received an email that, for many, came as a surprise: AMSA Executive Director Dr. Anders Lewis will step down at the end of the current school year and return...

Sudden shift makes capstone project voluntary

AMSA's senior capstone project proved a source of frustration for students.
February 13, 2019

AMSA’s senior capstone project has been the talk of the Class of 2019 since it was unveiled at the end of the last school year. It was introduced as a showcase for students to display what they had learned...

School lunch: No way to please all the people, all the time

Perhaps AMSA's most controversial hot lunch is pizza sticks with marinara sauce.
January 24, 2019

What makes a “good” school lunch? For many families, deciding this often means choosing between a healthy lunch and a lunch that students will actually eat. At AMSA, many families rely on the school...

Success starts with establishing a set of core values

AMSA is championing the values of
December 17, 2018

Integrity. Excellence. Community. These three values are plastered around all three AMSA buildings this year, whether it is on posters or on the back of faculty T-shirts. But where did they come...

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