Welcome to Saranac Middle School
Zumba will start March 5 from 3-4 after school and will take place on all Wednesdays in March. Please stop by the office for a permission slip.
The next dance will be held on March 7 from 7-9 p.m. Doors will not open until 6:45 p.m. and students must be promptly picked up by 9 p.m. The cost is $5 and refreshments can be purchased.
Our PBIS Book Fair is kicking off March 3 through March 13! It will be open during the beginning 20 minutes of each lunch period. The cafeteria will send groups of 10 students down to browse only and fill out a wish list. No purchases will be able to me made during the school day. The Book Fair will be open from 2:47-3:00 Monday, Thursday, and Friday for students to make purchases after school. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the Book Fair will be open from 2:47-4:00. It will also be open on Tuesday, March 4 from 6-8 p.m. in the LGI room during the district-wide band concert. Finally, the Book Fair will be open on March 7 from 6:30-8 p.m.
There will be a half day on March 20, 2014.
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Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:
I hope you all had a lovely summer filled with fun adventures. My new adventure begins on September 23rd as the new principal at Saranac Middle School. It will be a privilege and honor to lead the Saranac Middle School community during a time of incredible change and tremendous possibilities in education. Our challenge is to embrace the future of 21st century learning by embracing the new Common Core Standards. This is the most significant change under way in middle schools across New York State. 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. As the year progresses, we will be communicating with you on how these changes will affect you and your child and what you can do to help us achieve success with the Common Core Standards.
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 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.
Middle School Principal