Principal's Message

Principal's Message

A Message from the Principal - Mr. Chris Sauer

A Message from the Principal - Mr. Chris Sauer

Fall 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year at Garfield Heights Middle School where we are all about creating opportunities for learning for our students today and beyond in their educational journeys. With the summer months behind us, the focus for the upcoming school year will be to build on the successes we have experienced together in the past several years. Teachers have invested a great deal of time preparing innovative and engaging lessons, many which incorporate the additional use of technology and collaborative learning among peers and classes. Expect more of this type of learning during the school year. We ask parents to play a continued deliberate role by reading every night at home. Doing so helps to bolster the importance of education in your household, while also providing the substantive literacy skill reinforcement necessary for student growth.  You should also expect open lines of communication with school personnel.

Parents and students can also expect an elevated focus on incorporating writing skills in all classrooms. The Middle School also looks to build upon its success with regard to improving student behavior, an emphasis which earned a Bronze Star from the State of Ohio last year. More to come on this accomplishment in the future, but one which should be applauded! Congratulations to all!

Finally, we are asking that parents support our "away for the day"  efforts.  With an increasing number of Chromebooks at GHMS, there is no need for students to use their own cell phones or personal devices during school hours.  Research shows that this will have a positive effect on achievement and overall school climate.  See this website for more information: https://www.awayfortheday.org/

Let’s kick off the 2019-2020 School Year with success and positivity. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime.

GO BULLDOGS!

Chris Sauer

Principal 
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