The second semester is going well at Garfield Heights Middle School and students and staff are busy placing a distinct emphasis on being respectful to others and taking responsibility for one’s actions. The Middle School is also placing an emphasis on knowing each member of our building family’s respective “story.” In other words, when asked, "what's your story?" students are being encouraged to respond with their latest STAR scores in reading and math along with their goals for where they aspire to be in their academic endeavors. Feel free to ask your student what their story is, so that they can practice answering with conciseness and specificity. The Middle School in dedicated to developing a student body that is focused, motivated and who can clearly communicate their individual goals and aspirations.
Parents can also continue to help their students by reading with them for at least 20 minutes every evening. That small investment pays real dividends in the classroom. Thank you in advance for your support of our community’s students.
A variety of opportunities are being planned this semester including
instructive field trips, a staff versus students basketball game, polar blast
snow tubing, a literacy night, a PBIS trip to Kalahari, an 8th Grade Trip to
Cedar Point, an opportunity for 7th and 8th graders to travel to New York City,
and an after-school dance . All of these activities are being planned as
a positive incentive for students to have learning experiences outside the
traditional classroom setting. More details will be forthcoming on all of these
events, so please be sure to check back to the website.
Northeast Ohio’s cold weather season is officially here, and with this the staff at Garfield Heights Middle School asks parents to please dress your son or daughter accordingly as they commute to and from school. Finally, the Middle School staff believes that a strong partnership between home and school is often the key to success during these challenging middle years. We encourage you to call today to schedule a meeting or a conference to discuss your students’ academic success. Please take advantage of this!