Principal's Weekly Update

January 8, 2015 - No.17

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the STAFF at ALBION MIDDLE SCHOOL!

Dates for your Calendar:

January 8 - Online Report Cards (PASS) Your PASS Account

January 13 - Albion PTA, 9:30am

January 15 - Early Release Day (2:00 pm)

January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

January 21 - Raising Cyber Conscious Kids - Click HERE


No School - January 18:

The Strongsville City Schools will be close on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. School will resume Tuesday, January 19.


Get Your Teen Reading:

Teens often view reading as work instead of fun. Check out 9 ways to lure your teen back to books at Get Teens Reading!


Team Update:

This week we hear from our Encore Team...


Choir

Select Choir will be singing the National Anthem for the Mustang Bowl this winter between Center and Albion Middle Schools - come support our Select Choir and basketball teams! Girls - (Feb 8th) 4:30 at the HS; Boys - (Feb 10th) 5:00 at the HS.


Orchestra

Congrats to the band, orchestra, and choir, on outstanding winter concerts prior to winter break.


Art

Congrats to our Scholastic Art Winners. Albion had 11 Award Winners this year. Several pieces will be on display at the Cleveland Institute of Art during January. Additional pieces will be displayed on the bulletin board outside Rm 201.


Attention 7th Grade Parents:

All 7th grade students are enrolled in our Design and Modeling class as part of their of class rotation during the year. The Design and Modeling carries a $5.00 fee that was inadvertently left off our student fee sheets at the beginning of the school year. Please check your Your PASS Account for this added fee. If you have not already done so, the $5.00 fee can be paid online or in person at Albion Middle School. Please feel free to call Albion at 440-572-7070 if you have questions regarding your account. We apologize for not having this on your account at the beginning of the year.


Early Release:

Our next scheduled Early Release Day is Friday, January 15. Early Release Days give teachers the opportunity to meet with colleagues in their department to discuss a variety of educational issues, including: student assessment data, instructional practices, intervention, and curriculum.


On the 15th, departments from Center will join Albion staff to examine our second quarter assessments and their implications for instruction and student learning. 7/8 Math, Science, Art, Health/Physical Education, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, and Intervention Specialists will meet at Albion. All other 7/8 departments will meet at Center Middle School.

Important Links

Strongsville City Schools: Strongsville City Schools

Albion Middle School: Albion MS

Albion Middle School Calendar/Athletics: HERE.

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 Ski Club: Albion Ski Club

Albion PTA: PTA

Ohio Department of Education: ODE

Twitter: @AlbionMS