Seventh Graders Encouraged to Go Beyond the Expected

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“Exceeding expectations” is the mission for the 2019-20 school year at Edmund W. Miles Middle School, Acting Principal Earl Mitchell announced at orientation on Aug. 22. He outlined his vision for success for every student in speaking to the incoming seventh graders and their parents.

Mr. Mitchell was joined by Assistant Principal Paul Duguay as well as teachers and guidance counselors in welcoming the students who just two months ago completed elementary school. With ninth grade slated to move to the high school in 2020, they will have short two-year stay at the middle school, but staff members want them to make the most out of that time. Students learned about the wealth of academic offerings, athletic programs and extracurricular opportunities. 

A goal at the middle school is to create interested and engaged learners, and Mr. Mitchell explained that even the most challenging courses are infused with fun lessons and activities. Orientation was held in the cafeteria, dubbed College Café, because it is filled with pennants from colleges all over the state and country to inspire students to reach their full potential.

Following discussions on the bell schedule, Chromebooks and character-building programs, seventh graders went on tours of the building, led by students from the National Junior Honor Society. They also were able to take home free school supplies including binders, notebooks, pens and pencils.