Principal Green's Monthly Newsletter

November 2023

Middle School Family Connection


The first quarter marking period concluded on Friday, October 27, 2023. I would like to thank the staff and students for a successful first quarter. We want to also congratulate all students who received honor roll status during this period. Now that the first quarter is over, parents, you should expect the academic rigor to increase. Students will begin to see newer and more challenging content materials. Parents, please make sure your student is prepared to do their best in quarter two. We need them to come to school prepared to learn and have an open mind about learning.

Parents, thank you for attending this year’s Parent Teacher Conferences. This was probably the most parents I’ve seen for conferences in middle school during my tenure. We appreciate all the support and commitment to supporting our school district and your student’s education. If you were not able to attend conferences, please reach out to your student’s teachers to set up an appointment. We want to keep a positive line of communication with our families, so please reach out at your convenience. One of our greatest mottos district-wide this year is, ALL MEANS ALL!!! We are striving to ensure this occurs every day in our district.

Our fall sports have just about concluded. Let’s take this time to congratulate the students on a fine season and give a special thank you to the coaches and volunteers who helped to make this year’s fall sports successful. We also want to give a shout-out to our band and choir students. The fall concerts were really nice and I am looking forward to the next concerts. Thank you to Mr. Sharp, Ms. Peterson, and Ms. Nowak for all their hard work and dedication to our students.

The OK2Say assemblies were very informative and liked by many students. As we wrapped up Bullying Prevention Month as well as our safety awareness activities, I encourage you to ask your students about the OK2Say program. The Michigan State Police representative visited our building to speak with our students this past month. This program has been very beneficial and is having a positive impact on the lives of our students in many ways. The program provides a safe place for expression and empowers students to become proactive about safety. It teaches children that their voices matter. It fosters a sense of unity among teachers, students, and parents so that we can work together to combat issues like bullying, tolerance, and acceptance while creating a more supportive and connected school environment. It empowers bystanders. It is an invaluable mental health resource that ensures children know they are not alone and what resources are available to them. It helps to teach students about how to navigate the online world responsibly. Lastly, it allows students to use anonymous reporting for concerns. This is a crucial aspect that enables students to feel safe while addressing their worries. Again, I encourage you to talk to your students about what they learned. Thank you and I look forward to more opportunities for partnerships as we work to develop the whole child.

Our Trunk or Treat celebration was a great success again! We want to express our gratitude and thank everyone for their donations to this fun and exciting endeavor. Our volunteers consisted of students, staff, parents, and community groups. We could not have done this without our collective efforts. I want to give a special thank you to my fraternity Pi Rho Sigma- Phi Beta Sigma and our PS3 group for their contributions to this year’s event. We were able to give away thousands of goodies to our students. Again, thank you to everyone who contributed as this could not have occurred without your generous donations and time.

Please join me in congratulating all our Student of the Quarter (SOTQ) recipients. SOTQ winners are not chosen based on grades but can include academics. The winners are based on character, leadership, citizenship, and kindness to their fellow peers and staff. Our aim is to capture young people who display strong character traits that are consistent and positive. We will recognize them on Wednesday, November 15th at 8:30 a.m.