November 2016 - Mr. Chris Sauer

Dear Parents and Middle School Family Members,

Garfield Heights Middle School has seen some great progress over these past few months. With the conclusion of the first grading period, we are seeing advancements by many on both an academic and athletic level.  Students are being challenged inside the classrooms with increased instructional time, as well as teachers using more rigorous learning activities.  Our fall athletes were also tested by their coaches and their competition in cross country, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, and football.

As our attendance rate shows, students are eager to come to school. We continue to add incentives for our students who demonstrate positive behavior. There are daily small incentives as well as large incentives given to reinforce our kids. One large incentive that many are very excited about is the quarter-ending trip to Kalahari for those students who didn’t receive discipline referrals. To continue the positive momentum at school, reinforcement at home is crucial. Research shows that when there are consistent messages about academics and character coming from school and home, students are more likely to succeed.

In the coming months, students and parents can look forward to Winter sports being underway, Boys and Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Wrestling, and Drill Team are all starting once again. To close, the middle school is a great place to grow and learn. Students are at a challenging time in their lives, but we offer a lot of support at Garfield Heights Middle School. We have parents in the school on a daily basis meeting with teachers to continue the joint effort in making our students home life and academic life consistent. If at any point you would like to set up a meeting with teachers to discuss the success of your student please do not hesitate to call, we would love to take the time to meet with you to continue in assisting all of our students as much as we can in hopes of ensuring their continued academic and personal accomplishments. 

Christopher K. Sauer
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