FALL 2014- Mr. Chris Hanke

Dear Middle School Family and Friends -

The first quarter was a very productive one for the middle school. The school received wonderful news from the Department of Education, in that the building received an “A” rating in the value added category. This means that the students achieved above expected growth on the math and language arts section of the OAA tests. My gratitude and appreciation goes out to the students and parents of the building, who continued to push themselves both in school and at home. Your hard work has definitely paid off. Apart from this quality rating, I would like to thank the nearly 100 parents who participated in the building’s inaugural family engagement night, where parents were able to come to school and listen to me and other staff members talk about instruction, the building climate and take questions. This planned engagement night is a first of many intended programs, to further connect the schools and our families.


I want to thank our student leaders, who as newly minted “Middle School Ambassadors” will help incoming students to the building become acclimated to their surroundings. In the coming weeks and months, the middle school will continue to focus on building positive relationships among parents, students, and staff. Teachers and parents will participate in training that will help them build positive connections between the home and school. 


Parents, please mark your calendars! The next family engagement night is tentatively scheduled for the week of January 25, 2015. This is an ideal way for you to stay involved in your middle school student’s academic and co-curricular life.



Chris Hanke



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