Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!
Posted on 08/01/2018
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Dear Eagle Family,

 Welcome or Welcome Back to Stewart Middle School. We are excited about the great things that will happen during the 2018-2019 school year. As your principal I am committed to serving the families at Stewart to increase student academic achievement and prepare your student each year to be ready for high school.

 As a staff, we have been assigned the awesome task of supporting our students and their families during the important transition time called middle school. It is our goal to build a strong partnership with our families and the community so that as a team we can all support our students.

 We are dedicated to communicating with families regularly. We will continue to use agenda books and automated calls to communicate important information. We will also use social media to “brag” about the great things that our students are doing as well as advertise upcoming events. We encourage you to visit our website at http://stewart.dcm.schoolinsites.com, like us on Facebook at jwstewartmiddleschool, and follow us on Instagram @dcstewartmiddle.

If your student is planning to participate in band, you are encouraged to rent an instrument from one of our vendors. Ms. Irby will have more information about renting an instrument available at sneak-a-peek. All band students will be required to pay a band participation fee. If a student needs to rent an instrument from the school, the rental cost will be $100 for the year and it will be due no later than August 26th. Please keep in mind that we have a limited number of instruments available for rent from the school and rental will be determined on an individual basis.

This year our students will S.O.A.R. Each student will study, overcome obstacles, achieve, and be ready. We will have a focus on reading in each subject and ask that families partner with us in making reading outside of school a priority.

We have just a few reminders as we get ready for the school year:

  • Sneak-A-Peek is on August 6th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Student schedules will be available at sneak-a-peek.
  • Accelerated Math Parent Meeting is on August 6th from 6:00 - 6:30 in the cafeteria.
  • Parents will have an opportunity to provide input on the student compacts during open house. 
  • The school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:40 pm.
  • Students will be welcomed into the building at 7:45 am each day. Car riders and walkers will enter on the side of the building. Bus riders will enter at the front of the building.
  • This year we will not operate on a rotating weekly schedule. With the exception of connections classes changing every 9 weeks, students’ schedules will remain the same all year.

As a staff we will do our very best to create a culture that allows all students to succeed. We will be available to parents and welcome your involvement in the school. We are anticipating an awesome year full of success. Again, welcome to Stewart…where Eagles S.O.A.R.!

Sincerely,

Dr. Donita Cullen

Principal

 

 

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