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Welcome to Saranac Middle School

Please see pages 11 and 12 of our Student Handbook tab for the most updated Student Attire Guidelines for the 2014-2015 school year.  This was updated by our Middle School Shared-Decision Making Committee this spring.

On Thursday, August 7th, there will be an FSO meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the MS Office.  Anyone is welcome to attend.

July 22, 11:00-12:00, Middle/High School Library, Mandatory Orientation session for all Middle School students attending the Summer Extended Learning Time (ELT) Program.

July 23-August 8, Tuesday-Friday, Middle School Summer ELT Program (Session 1, 9:00-11:30 & Session 2, 11:30-2:00).

Students who refuse (opt-out), or are absent for all or part of, a state assessment will be eligible for AIS services.  Such services will remain in place until they have demonstrated proficiency on the next state assessment.  For these students, the following will be considered for placement in either direct or indirect AIS services;

  • Student academic record
  • Teacher/counselor/administration recommendation
  • Previous state assessment results
  • Previous AIS services

Middle Years Newsletter (This month's.  For previous issues, click on the "Newsletters" icon.)

Reading Connections Newsletter (This month's.  For previous issues, click on the "Newsletters" icon.)

Food and Fitness Newsletter (This month's.  For previous issues, click on the "Newsletters" icon.) 

Things to do at the Middle School!

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Principal’s Message:

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.

Educationally Yours,

 

Katie McNeil

Middle School Principal

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