Welcome to Open House!

Middle School East

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Welcome to Middle School East!

We are glad that you could join us for Open House and Walk-Through. The schedule for this evening allows you to explore Middle School East at you own pace. We would encourage you to visit our school website to access valuable information, along with ParentVUE, throughout the year. Please visit our middle school office if you do not have current ParentVUE login information. We have put together a list that will help you in making your evening as productive as possible.

  • Find your locker
  • Practice the combination several times
  • Organize your supplies in your locker
  • Tour the building
  • Use your schedule to find your classrooms for the first day of school
  • Locate the closest restrooms
  • Meet the administration and counselors
  • Find the gyms and locker rooms
  • Have your picture taken
  • Visit with your friends

Have a great night!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Fall -- November 8 and 18

Winter -- February 7 and 17

Teachers will be available to meet

3:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Order Your School Pictures Online

Or Goto: z-schools.com Online order code: MAME2122

How Do I Open My Locker?

  1. Spin the dial twice to clear the locker combination
  2. Spin the dial to the RIGHT for your first number
  3. Spin the dial back to the LEFT, making sure you go PAST THE ZERO, for your second number
  4. Spin the dial to the RIGHT for your last number
  5. When you are done at your locker, be sure to give the dial a quick spin three times to clear the locker combination

Lockers are the property of the school district. Each student is assigned a locker and is responsible for its condition and contents. Please be sure to use your locker only and DO NOT share your locker combination with anyone for your own protection.

More information regarding lockers is provided in the student handbook distributed to students during the first week of school.

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School Day

MSE Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Classes In Session from: 8:25 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Students may begin to arrive at school when the school doors open at 8:00 a.m.

Crossing Guard at Naber Ave and 47th Street

Morning: 8:05 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Afternoon: 3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

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LLCC is back for 6th Graders!

Counseling Corner

Our counseling team is excited to welcome new 5th graders for the 2021-2022 school year! We are dedicated to empowering every student to achieve academic success and social/emotional growth. We are passionate about helping students overcome issues that are negatively impacting their achievement or well-being. Our department does not provide therapy or long-term counseling; however, we continue to support all students throught their middle school years! We typically work with students in a small group or individual setting, and can provide resources to familes as well. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any support your child or family needs!

Please know that your school counselors are here to support you!

Last names A-L please contact Mrs. Knudson juliek@mystma.org

Last names M-Z please contact Mrs. Mesna jessicame@mystma.org

School Social Worker please contact Mrs. Buskey jessicab@mystma.org

Need a break? Not sure how to quiet your mind? Check out STMA's Virtual Calming Room. Between journaling, coloring, mindfulness and mind games, you can find an activity to calm your mind and body. Use these tools to manage your emotions and find new ways to cope with the stress and anxiety of everyday life.

Attendance Procedures

Please refer to School Board Policy #503

Help Reduce Truancy

Please read this message from Wright County Attorney, Brian Lutes.

STMA Athletes U-Knight Against Cancer

STMA U-Knight against cancer is two weeks of STMA FALL athletics joining together in cancer awareness. Wearing a 2021 U-Knight against cancer t-shirt will get you into specific contests for FREE. All proceeds will go to support cancer research and/or to local families battling cancer. (Each team will choose its own organization to donate to.)

Click the link below for your U Knight Against Cancer T-shirt order form and further details. Please turn your order form into the STMA Middle School East office by Monday, September 13th.

Ways to empower your child!

Lockers - take time to teach your child how to open their lockers and give them the opportunity to practice opening it until they feel confident. Locker combinations need to be kept private for your child's own protection.

Schedule - review your child's schedule with them and walk through their day to locate classrooms.

Passing Time/Bathroom - identify times within their schedule to use the restroom, go to their locker and be to class on time. This may seem trivial, but is often an area of concern. Students go to their lockers every few class periods. Not after every class.

Staff - remind your kids that they are not alone in feeling excited, nervous, or uncertain. We are here to help them and know that this will be a transition. Take time to have your son/daughter introduce themselves and you to their teachers. This will help them find friendly faces those first few days of school.

Involvement - encourage your child to get involved with school activities! There are a number of different opportunities including both academic and athletic programs! These activities are promoted during our daily announcement, televised announcements, and our school web page.

To our families ... we thank you!

For being such a great support

  • Students, schools, community

For remaining engaged in your child's education

  • Taking time to meet with us
  • Advocating for your child's education

For allowing us to teach your child

  • Academics/character

For asking questions and sharing your concerns

For supporting your kids with the transition to Middle School

Allow them to fail ... a lot of valuable learning! You don't HAVE to bring forgotten items

  • Swimsuits, homework, lunches, instruments, sports gear, sports schedules, gym clothes, gym shoes, planner, ID card


As you prepare for your child's transition to Middle School East, please know that we are here to help your child be successful. Please don't hesitate to call 763-497-2655.

Jennifer Kelly, Principal

David Holler, Assistant Principal

Molly Schleicher, Dean of Students/Activities Director

Julie Knudson, School Counselor for last names A-L

Jessica Mesna, School Counselor for last names M-Z

Jessica Buskey, School Social Worker