M 'n M

Mustangs in the Middle: June 16, 2016

In This Edition:

  • What is M 'M?
  • Construction Update
  • New Website
  • Honors: Summer Reading List
  • Grade Level Supply List
  • Orientation
  • Open House

What Is The M 'n M?

Mustangs In The Middle- M 'n M- is the weekly principal's newsletter that highlights all things that are taking place here at the new Strongsville Middle School. You will receive these newsletters monthly throughout the summer and once school begins, you will begin receiving them weekly.

Welcome, families. It is truly going to be an exciting school year!

Building/ Construction Updates

Within the next couple of weeks, we will receive TCO (Temporary Certificate of Occupancy) in which the keys will be turned over to the district. This is exciting stuff! There is still work to be done and changes to be made over the next couple months. But, everything in on schedule as planned. Custodians will soon begin moving equipment and boxes in, along with the building being cleaned from head to toe. Beginning in August, staff may enter the building to work and prepare their rooms for opening day. Come Tuesday, Aug. 23, this place will be teeming with excitement as the first day of school will arrive.


Later this summer, student schedules may become viewable through your child's PASS account. Please understand that these schedules are not set in stone. All schedules are subject to change as we work to solidify the master schedule for the start of the school year.

New SMS Website

The new website for Strongsville Middle School is currently under construction. Once it has been fine-tuned and up and running, I will send you a link in the M 'n M. Thank you, for your patience.
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First Floor of Media Center

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Summer Reading: Honors ELA Classes Only

For those students who are enrolled in an Honors English/Language Arts class in grades 6-8, there is required summer reading. Please click on the link below to view the summer reading list offerings for your child's grade level.

Summer Reading List

Grade Level Supply List

Do you want to beat the August rush for school supplies? Please click on the link below to view the list of school supplies needed for your child. There are grade specific items that students will need.

Grade Level Supply List

Student Orientation

Student Orientation will take place on Saturday, August 20. Times are as follows:
  • 9:00 - 10:30 6th Grade
  • 11:00 - 12:30 7th Grade
  • 1:00 - 2:30 8th Grade

The following will take place during the allotted time:

  • Passing out student schedules/information packets
  • Answering grade-level questions
  • Self-guided tours of the new building
  • Students acquaint themselves with their schedule and locate rooms/lockers

Open House

For this upcoming school year, Open House will be held on three (3) separate evenings to accommodate each grade level. Open House dates are as follows:

  • 6th Grade: Tuesday, Aug. 23
  • 7th Grade: Thursday, Aug. 25
  • 8th Grade: Tuesday, Aug. 30

All sessions will held 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

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Art Display Wall

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View From the Courtyard

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M/I Life Skills Unit

Important Dates

  • Aug 20: Orientation
  • Aug 22: Convocation / Teacher Work Day
  • Aug 23: First Day of School!
  • Aug 23: 6th Grade Open House
  • Aug 25: 7th Grade Open House
  • Aug 30: 8th Grade Open House