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Welcome to Saranac Middle School

Middle School Mission Statement

To provide opportunities for all students to learn and grow outside the classroom.  To have strong leaders and role models to lead us in the right direction while ensuring students can excel in a positive, good-spirited classroom, and in a safe and secure learning environment. Updated by MS Student Council, Fall 2014.

Please see pages 11 and 12 of our Student Handbook tab for the most updated Student Attire Guidelines for the 2015-2016 school year.  This was updated by our Middle School Shared-Decision Making Committee during Spring 2015.

STUDENT DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP DIAGRAM

Things to do at the Middle School!

PARENT NEWSLETTERS:

This month's newsletters... Middle Years    Reading Connections    Teen Food & Fitness

For previous issues, go to the "Middle School" tab and scroll down to "Newsletters".

Middle grade children go through dramatic changes and desperately need their parents’ support. Many parents want to help, but aren’t sure what to do. Every issue offers practical ideas to:

  • Improve school success.
  • Strengthen the home and school partnership.<?LI>
  • Enhance parenting skills.
  • Strengthen family life.
  • Understand middle graders’ behavior.
  • Build positive character traits.

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Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:

I hope you all had a lovely summer filled with fun adventures. This is the start of my 7th year as an administrator and 12th as an educator.   It has been and will continue to be a privilege and honor to lead the Saranac Middle School community during a time of  tremendous possibilities in education. Our challenge is to embrace the future of 21st century learning by embracing the Common Core Standards. The Common Core Standards are intended to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help each child. The standards are designed to be rigorous and relevant to the real world, reflecting knowledge and skills that our young people need for academic success and to be college and career-ready.

To all students, I ask that you create a personal goal and strive to do your best every day. Know that administration, faculty, and staff are here to support and encourage you as you explore different opportunities and grow as individuals. Remember that with these opportunities comes a personal and collective responsibility to be supportive of one another and our school. I will count on you to go beyond tolerance and treat all members of our school community with respect.

I have high hopes for a successful school year. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you in the near future.

Educationally Yours,

Katie Francisco

Middle School Principal

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