We have quickly returned to a sense of normalcy at the middle school. As I walked the hallways today, it was wonderful to see the students focused on their work in classes and happily engaged in talking and laughing during lunch. It's been a joyful change of pace to hear the choirs singing in the library this past week.
Work will continue in the East Gym, locker rooms and choir room. I do not have a firm date yet as to when those areas will be finished. In the choir room, we are waiting for new carpet to be installed on the floor and on the risers. The risers have to be disassembled and removed from the room in order to install the carpet on the floor and risers.
There are four middle school parent/teacher conference nights. The first two are this Wednesday, Sept. 29 and next Thursday, Oct. 7. For these first conference nights, teachers will often contact parents of students who may be struggling, in order to meet and create a plan of improvement early in the year. Of course, all parents are welcome to contact any of the teachers on their child's team to set-up a conference time. The final two conferences are Nov. 18 and Feb. 24.
Pick-up day for the Aunt Annies, Butter-Braid, and Cookie Dough fundraiser is this Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 2:30-8 p.m. Pick-up is in the cafeteria.
On October 13, 2010, you can help save a life! Highland Middle School and Granger Elementary are hosting their 6th annual Pint-Sized Heroes Blood Drive. The blood drive will be held at the Middle School West Gym from 1:30-7:30 p.m.
When you register, you will be able to recognize a Granger Elementary or Middle School student (your child, relative or neighbor). Every student who has helped to bring in a donor will receive:
- Recognition at the school
- Blood Buddies - manipulatives to help learn about the components of blood
- A personal Pint-Sized Hero Certificate.
- Entry into a raffle. Ten students will win tickets to a Cleveland Cavs game!
Register on-line: http://www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code: HighlandMiddle (one word)
Highland was 7th out of 212 schools in usable pints donated last year!
John Deuber, Ed.D.
Principal, Highland Middle School