Principal Chat & Snack

You are invited to our next Chat & Snack on March 22nd at 6pm in the middle school cafeteria.

It’s a great chance to learn about what’s happening at the middle school and to have your questions answered.  Our assistant principal Mr Barrett will be there. Come and say hello!

 

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

This year of our parent teacher conferences will be held on November 23rd from 11:30am – 2:30pm.  Guidance counselors or teachers will be calling parents to set up times. You can also call the guidance office or send an email to set up a conference: mchini@lackawannaschools.org, ahoch@lackawannaschools.org

All specials teachers: PE, keyboarding, home & careers, technology, health, etc. will be in the middle school cafeteria.  Please feel free to stop in and see your child’s specials teacher. No appointment needed.

 

 

Water testing…

Hello,

I’d like to offer a point of clarification in the results of water testing that were just released.  As stated in the letter from the district, there is a water source in the middle that tested above the allowable level for lead.  This water source is a sink in one of the middle school student bathrooms.  It is a sink that was used for hand washing and was not utilized as a source for drinking water. The water is shut off to that sink and students are not able to in any way access water from that source.

Please know that we value your child’s safety.  Give me a call in the main office if you are in need of additional information.

Thank you,

Beth

Honor’s Reception…

Good morning,

It’s been a tradition at the middle and high school to celebrate Honor students with a breakfast the first three quarters of the year.  Many school districts have eliminated celebrations such as these due to the cost.  Although we are experiencing the same shortage of funding, we feel strongly that our students deserve to be celebrated.

In order to reduce costs a bit we will be combining the MS and HS celebration and having a reception instead of a breakfast.

The suggested criteria for the MS is:

High Honors, Honors and Merit: Invited to reception, receive a certificate, determined by grade point average criteria for High Honor’s, Honor’s and Merit, a minimum grade of 65 on all subjects and no Out of School Suspensions.

Trophies/plaques  for the three highest grade point averages and three most improved.

Departments nominate students and receive a certificate and an invitation to the reception.

Please feel free to send feedback on the suggested criteria to bschill@lackawannaschools.org

We’ll be happy to consider ideas and make adjustments.

Focus on the good stuff,

Beth

 

Parent Involvement…

Hello,

Below is our draft parent involvement plan.  It has a few different activities all designed to encourage our students to grow socially and academically.I hope that you’ll join us during the year and help us to make every student and family feel welcomed at the middle school. Please let me know if you’re interested in helping out at any of the events.

Focus on the good stuff,

Beth

 

Goal Action Step

(relation to SIP)

People involved Timeline Resources Result
Encourage families and students to write together Set up a student art gallery with families and students writing feedback to the artist. Art teacher

Art students

Event in February at gallery and event at MS concert 640 art gallery

Matte boards

Snacks for visitors

Post it notes

Pens

Art supplies

 

Increased interest in writing
Encourage families and students to enjoy writing

 

Extreme Writing – Steeler Style

Set up a lunch time school writing celebration for students and parents at school ELA teachers

6-8th grade students

Parents

Event in March Writing paper and pens

 

Story boards

 

Snacks for parents and students

Increased ELA grades for participating students
Encourage families and students to enjoy reading poetry or selections from books Set up a lunch time school poetry slam. ELA teachers

6th and 8th grade students

Event in April Poetry books

 

Snacks for parents and students

Increased ELA grades for participating students
Review 6th and 8th grade mentor goals with families Set up a mentor celebration for mentors to share goals with families 6th and 8th grade mentors Review 6th and 8th grade mentor goals with families Set up a mentor celebration for mentors to share goals with families 6th and 8th grade mentors