Dear Middle School Families,
We were thrilled (and somewhat unprepared for) 97 participants in our Chromebook Orientation evening. Many thanks to Nancy Dressel, Nancy Toll, Jenna Eckholm and our student helpers for the interactive learning experience in our classroom learning lab. Thanks to your feedback, we will be providing future opportunities for questions about technology, Chromebooks, Google Apps and other learning tools our students often understand more fully than we (parents and teachers) do. Please consider joining your Parent Group Monday evening, September 28 at 6:30 in our Media Center. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more!
Spectacular weather has meant more time outdoors for our students, whether measuring for a school garden improvement, playing soccer during physical education or enjoying a recess break after lunch. Unfortunately, the heavy rains today (Thursday) resulted in a few leaks in our gymnasium, art rooms, office, and tech ed classroom. If you happened to be in our learning community, you may have observed the flexibility and optimism, sharing of space, and patience of this amazing community of learners. I continue to be impressed by the spirit and enthusiasm of this team.
Speaking of enthusiasm, one of our students e-mailed me about a terrific idea, demonstrating applying her learning to a real-life problem-solving venture. Stay tuned for more information about electronics and repairs. And KUDOS to so many families for responding to the invitation to share photos of your son or daughter spreading hope through good deeds this past week. Check out Facebook for photos and ideas for our next challenge!
It's so good to be in-the-middle!
Mrs. Ann Mitchell