Winter 2015 - Mr. Chris Hanke

Dear Middle School Family and Friends -

Garfield Heights Middle School continues to be a place of academic accomplishment and growth. Students have made visible gains in both the subjects of reading and math, and the entire building is preparing for the upcoming PARCC assessments in the next few weeks. High standards have been set, and the Middle School is looking forward to reaching those heights. Parents should pay special attention to the English Department’s re-purposing of curriculum, to meet the newly installed next generation assessments.

The Middle School is sponsoring academic coaching to take place in both English/Language Arts and also science, so that students and staff can better prepare for the coming evaluations. Where the Middle School has experienced a fair amount of success and improvement, the building recognizes where it can “keep going” in terms of improvement, and so parents and the entire community can expect added emphasis here as well. Parents can help by encouraging their students to read every night. A simple question inquiring about their respective day at school also goes a long way in terms of developing a strong and healthy relationship between home and school.

And finally, the Middle School wishes to thank the many, many parents who have taken advantage of the two Family Engagement Nights that our building has sponsored. Interaction with teachers, administrators and parents can only help to strengthen the partnership the Middle School has with parents. If you were unable to attend, the Middle School is planning one for the spring time as well. Thank you for your continued support of Garfield Heights Middle School.



Chris Hanke


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