January 13, 2023
Dear Middle School Families,
I hope this email finds you well. It is hard to believe that it is the end of the first semester! As I reflect on this year, I feel uplifted by many things that are happening in our community. This week, students have been taking full advantage of the student-led Spirit Week, which has been nothing short of fantastic. Our teachers are working hard to continue to advance the academic program, as they think about what our students need now and in the future. Our work will always be ongoing with supporting students and growing the middle school program. I feel so very lucky to be a part of a team who is willing to go the extra mile for their students and each other.
Friday, January 13th marks the end of the first semester. Middle school teachers are working on completing their first semester reports and finalizing grades. These reports will include a checklist of the general and discipline-specific skills demonstrated by the student, along with a narrative that is specific to the student’s work in their class. The report, along with the transcript of grades, will be sent electronically to each family on Friday, January 27th. Please take time to read the thoughtful and helpful feedback provided by the teachers on your child’s progress.
Our Middle School Academic Awards Chapel is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24th. This will be a special event to recognize students who have accomplished academic honors. While we commend our students for what they have accomplished in the academic realm, it is crucial to also acknowledge all our students for their growth, the habits they exhibit on a daily basis, commitment to the process of learning, and character. The chapel will take place at the normal Chapel time of 8:30 -9:00 AM. You will receive an email if your student is receiving an award from Patty Kirkner early next week, after semester one grades are finalized.
Students who have earned an average of 87.00 or higher in the core academic courses (language arts, math, science, social studies, and world language) will receive Honors, and students who have earned an average of 93.00 or higher in the core academic courses will receive High Honors. Students earning below a C for any of their courses, including art and music will not be eligible to receive Honors of any kind.
A reminder to review the CTP5 email that was sent last week, and we look forward to continuing to support our students throughout the remainder of the year!
Head of Middle School