A.I. Root Middle School

April Newsletter

Important Dates

April 15 & 18 - No School

April 18 - Tax Day

May 2 - May 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week, Bike to School Week

May 8 - Mother's Day

May 12 & 13 Power of the Pen State Tournament

May 20 - 8th Grade Root Luau

Week of May 23 - Cedar Point - 8th Grade

May 26 - Last Day of School, 8th Grade Recognition, 6th & 7th Grade Field Day, Early Release

Power of the Pen

Congratulations to the following Power of the Pen team members who have qualified to go to the State Tournament at Otterbein College on May 12-13: Rosalia White, Megan Raklovits, Kaylee Chalmers, Lincoln Marks and Farrah Holladay. Other regional qualifiers include Sylvie Parada and Mya Kennedy. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of A I Root Middle School. We are very proud of you.
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Homework Club

Root Middle School is offering an after school homework help program open to all students in need of support. If you would like your child to attend homework help session(s), or if your child’s teacher contacted you with a referral for homework help, please complete the sign-up form below.

Homework help is provided at Root every Wednesday 2:45-3:45 the month of April and will be available Tuesday-Thursday from 2:45-3:45 during May. Transportation home is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. If you have any questions, please contact the homework help coordinator, Connie Stopke, stopkec@medinabees.org.

SignUp Link

Honor America's Veterans-Wear a Poppy with Pride

On Thursday, April 28, donations will be accepted in exchange for poppies during your child’s lunch period. The memorial flowers that first bloomed on the battlefields of France are handmade by our hospitalized and disabled veterans in Ohio. The memorial poppy is not only a personal tribute to those who gave their lives for our country but it honors our living veterans as well. Any donation amount is accepted. All funds derived from this initiative are used for the rehabilitation of veterans and assistance to their families.

Thank you!

The Medina American Legion Post 202 and Auxiliary

End of the Year Activities

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year and it is time to start thinking about all of the activities that make it special. This is a return to our end of the year activities.

We have tentatively planned for our students:

  • May 20, 2022 - 8th Grade Luau
  • May 23, 2022 - 8th Grade Cedar Point Trip
  • May 26, 2022 - 8th Grade Recognition (9 a.m.)
  • May 26, 2022 - Field Day (6th & 7th Graders Only)

More details to follow in future correspondence.

Root does have a few requirements in order for 8th graders to participate in some of the end of the year events. We do this to ensure a smooth end of the year for our students, staff and school as a whole and to maintain a focus on the importance of academics.

  • Participation in the Luau - Students cannot have earned an Out of School Suspension at any point after February 11, 2022.
  • Participation in the Cedar Point trip - Students cannot have earned an Out of School Suspension at any point after February 11, 2022. Students cannot have earned an "F" on their 3rd Quarter Report Card or be failing any course during the 4th quarter as of May 20, 2022. Students who meet either criteria will not be permitted to attend, regardless if a ticket had been previously purchased. A student must have all outstanding fees paid to be eligible.
  • 8th Grade Recognition is open to all students regardless of Academic achievement or discipline record. Ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Gymnasium. Doors will open for families to be seated at 8:45 a.m.

Next Year Scheduling Info

Please Contact your child's counselor if you have any questions.

March 23 - Scheduling for Next School Year - Root 6th to 7th Scheduling Presentation

March 24 - Scheduling for Next School Year - Root 7th to 8th Scheduling Presentation

March 25 - Scheduling Make-up for 6th & 7th graders (6th & 7th Grade)

April 21 - Students will have a one on one meeting with a high school counselor to confirm course requests. This is the time they can ask specific questions about high school scheduling. The students will schedule during their history class. (8th Grade)

April 22 - Make-up for 8th grader that was absent on 4/21. (8th Grade)

May 13 - Elementary Scheduling - one on one with Middle School Counselor (5th Grade)

Got Spirit? Let's Hear It!

Pre-Tryout Conditioning for Cheerleading

*Not Mandatory*

Information Here

March Student of the Month

Force: Jenna Wyatt, Brady Triplett, Katie Rubino

Crew:Joel Young,Trinity Shaw,Addie Shook

Gladiators: Conrad Basson, Madison Davis, Olivia Obermeier

Spartans:Gillian Kurka, Logan Patterson, Noah Spence

Marvels: Jayna Schneider, Lennon Janovyak, & Bryce Ridge.

Incredibles: Alivia Kamlin, Gage Baker, Reagan Williams

Team Webpage Links

6th Grade Teams



7th Grade Teams



8th Grade Teams




Green & Gold

Absence Due to Positive Covid Test

Please leave the following info when you call the attendance line regarding your child's positive Covid-19 test.

  1. Students Name and Grade
  2. Positive Test Date
  3. Symptom Onset Date

This will prevent the office from having to call back to gather this info. Thank you for your assistance.

Food Service Information

The United States Department of Agriculture has once again extended FREE meal benefits to all students for the 2021-2022 school year. This means ALL enrolled A.I. Root Middle School students will be able to receive one lunch at no charge every day that school is in session.

All additional items, such as extras and a la carte items are available for purchase. Students must have funds in their meal account or cash to make these purchases. Students will NOT be allowed to charge extras or a la carte items.

For additional information, including menus, please see the Food Service & Child Nutrition Webpage

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