Principal's Weekly Update

January 28, 2015 - No.20

What's Happening at Albion Middle School

Dates for your Calendar:

February 3 - P/T Conferences

February 4 - PTA Founders Day Celebration

February 5 - 8th Grade to Polaris

February 8 - Mustang Bowl - Girls' Basketball, 4:30pm, SHS

February 10 - Mustang Bowl - Boys' Basketball, 4:30 pm, SHS

February 10 - Albion PTA - 9:30 Media Center

February 11 - P/T Conferences

February 12 - Reality Day - 8th Grade

February 27 - Kiwanis Read Around the World

Parent/Teacher Conferences:

Parent-teacher relationships are most effective when participants have frequent and open communication with each other and demonstrate mutual respect for each other’s role in a child’s life. When families are positively involved in their child’s education, the child will flourish. Please plan on attending one of our two scheduled Parent/Teacher Conference Nights on Wednesday, Feb 3 or Thursday, February 11.

Our Encore, Roughriders, and Trailblazers Teams will hold first come-first serve conferences, while our Mavericks and Patriots Teams are holding conferences by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment for either the Maverick or Patriot teachers please visit the Albion Webpage , click on “Teams” on the top toolbar and select either Mavericks or Trailblazers.

Spelling Bee:

Albion's annual Spelling Bee was held on Monday, January 25. Congratulations to all of our participants. Special congratulations to 8th grade student, Katherine, our Spelling Bee Champion and 8th grade student, Ryan, our Runner Up.

Mustang Bowls:

Come join us for the final Mustang Bowls between Albion and Center Middle Schools! Our girls will face off against Center on Monday, February 8 at Strongsville High School. 7th grade will play first, beginning at 4:30 pm. Boys will battle it out on Wednesday, February 10, Strongsville High School, beginning at 4:30. 7th grade will play first.

Welcome to Albion:

We welcome these outstanding educators to Albion Middle School:

Nancy Picard - Long term substitute for Erika Boyes, Family Consumer Science

Kristina Macejko - Long term sub for Kristen Sharkus, English 8

Alicia Dawson - Baldwin Wallace student teacher, Intervention Resource Room

Student Council Candy Grams:

A reminder...Malley's Chocolate Bars will be available for students to purchase at school from February 1st - 9th during all lunch periods. Candy Grams will also be available for parents to purchase during our scheduled conference days on February 3 and February 11. Buy one or two for yourself and send one to your Albion student!

8th Grade "Reality Day":

Volunteers are needed to help with the annual 8th Grade Reality Day, a real-world simulation that is schedule for Friday, February 12 from 8:30am until 12:00 Noon. Help is needed from 8:30am - 12:00pm. If you can volunteer, please sign up on Sign-Up Genius. Thank you!

Team Update:

The Rough Riders have been very busy this month.. Mr. Green”s classes are starting their look at the Constitution and working on their Constitution handbooks. In language arts, we are dramatically reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” and discussing and writing about that historical era. In science, classes are studying genetics and will be creating their own superhero using superhero parent genetics. In health, students are continuing their work with the reproductive system. Officer Don is continuing to visit our class every Tuesday. Pi (pie) day will be coming soon in math!

Reality Day is approaching quickly. On that day our students will be experiencing a real-world simulation where they get a job and “family” and live within a budget. Students will also be attending talks with both high school and college students to get a chance to talk about high school and college life. In the afternoon they will get to explore different careers through listening to a variety of people coming in to speak about their vocations. We have everything from physicians, to army officers, to sign language teachers! Hopefully our students will get a small dose of what real life may be like when they are older!

Finally, we will be going to Polaris to tour the facility and visit some options the students will have in the future. On the same day the students will begin the process of scheduling for the next year when the high school counselors visit to explain class choices, distribute scheduling information, and answer any student questions.

Kiwanis Read Around the World:

The Kiwanis Club of Strongsville is sponsoring its annual Kiwanis Read Around the World program on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM at the Strongsville Community Library.

Important Links

Strongsville City Schools: Strongsville City Schools

Cameron Rypa, Superintendent: 60 Seconds With the Superintendent

Albion Middle School: Albion MS

Albion Middle School Calendar/Athletics: HERE.

Middle School Construction: Work Zone Camera!

Free and Reduced Priced Lunches: F/R Lunches

PASS: Your PASS Account

GMail: Gmail Info for Students

Snow Days Information: HERE

Two-Hour Delay Information: HERE

Albion PTA: PTA

Ohio Department of Education: ODE

Twitter: Albion on Twitter