Principal's Weekly Update

May 13, 2016 - 35

What's Happening at "The Big A"

May 16: Albion Student Council Sponsored Bonfire, 7:00 pm.

May 17: P.R.I.D.E. Banquet , 6:00 pm - Albion Cafeteria

May 18: "Send Off Party" - Albion Fun Day!

May 19: 8th Grade D.A.R.E. Program - Gymnasium

May 20: Last Day of School - Dismissal, 2:00 p.m.

Thank You:

Thank you to the staff, students, and parents for making this year at Albion Middle School a very special experience for me.

Coming into Albion, I didn't know anyone on staff and was only casually familiar with their programming. I was quickly accepted by this very special learning community from day one.

Our students are awesome, our teachers are the most caring and creative group of teachers I have ever worked with, and the parents have been unbelievable in their support of both their children and our school. I've said all year, "This is the best gig I've ever had!"

The greater Strongsville community can take great pride in the staff, leadership, students and school facilities. You really do have one of the top school districts in Ohio!!

A dedicated, hard working staff and involved parents made Albion School a great place for students to learn and grow.

PTA - More Volunteers Needed!

A Week of Celebration

There is only one week of school left and the PTA, along with Albion Student Council and Albion Teachers, have been very busy creating a super fun week for the end of the school year; Bonfire on Monday Night (7;00 pm), End of the Year Celebration/Carnival on Wednesday, Bonnie Park/D.A.R.E. Day on Thursday, and Friday Lunch for the last day of school! We need a great deal of help to make all this happen! Your involvement is important to our students! Please look at the SIGN-UP GENIUS and see where you can help out. Your help is greatly appreciated!!!

High School Golf Tryouts:

HS Golf Tryouts scheduled for August 2016.

Summer Band Camp:

Summer Band for 5th thru 7th grade will run June 27-July 14 from 10:30 - 12:00 at Albion Middle School. Ms. Taylor, Albion Band Director this year, will be running the program.

Registration forms can be found on Ms. Taylor's website here. Forms/Money are due by May 16th. We are hoping this year's Summer Band will be bigger and better than ever!

Summer School Opportunities:

Traditional summer school will run for three weeks in June. Sessions will be held at Muraski Elementary June 6-June 24. There will be four classes offered in the traditional format. Physical Education and Personal Finance will be held in morning sessions (7:30-11:30). Health and Economics will be held in afternoon sessions (12:00-4:00). The cost for these classes is $150 for residents and $200 non-residents. The registration deadline for these classes is June 3, 2016. Traditional classes are for credit advancement, not credit recovery.

Online classes will be held at Muraski Elementary from June 6-July13. The lab will be open Monday through Thursday (the lab schedule is on the registration form). The courses for middle school students are core classes (English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science) for grades 7 and 8. High school course offerings are the same as the fall and spring. Classes cost $75.00 per semester (most classes have two semesters). Students cannot take more than four semesters this summer (two full classes). Registration for classes will be at Muraski from 9-11am on May 24 and finish on May 26. Parents can also register for these classes online. Online classes are for credit recovery, not credit advancement. Students must have failed the class in the traditional classroom before taking these classes.

Relay for Life:

The Strongsville American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15 at Albion Middle School. This year’s Survivor Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30am on the 14th followed by the Opening Ceremony at 1:00pm. The event concludes at 8:00 am, Sunday, May 15.

For more information, visit the Relay for Life website.

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Strongsville Middle School Information! A running account of all things SMS!

Student Orientation:

I have been told that the main parking lot at SMS is scheduled to be surfaced and completed the week of Aug 15-19. It is not feasible to have a large number of people on-site during that week as there will be nowhere to park. So.... we may hold Orientation, for all grades, 6-8, on Saturday, August 20. It may be split up into three, 2-Hour sessions- one for each grade level. The sessions would include a welcome in the auditorium, schedule pick-up in the commons, self-guided tours around the building & conclude with a debriefing and perhaps Q & A in the gymnasium. This is all in the very earlier stages of planning. Watch for updates throughout the summer!

SMS Frequently Asked Questions:

With many changes taking place for the upcoming school year, we know there will be many questions as to how the new school will look in regards to policies and procedures. In efforts to address these questions and provide answers to parents, we felt it advantageous to have all questions submitted in writing. By doing so, we can ensure that all parents receive the same information.

Find answers to your questions at Frequently Asked Questions

Important Links

Strongsville City Schools: Strongsville City Schools

Cameron Rypa, Superintendent: 60 Seconds With the Superintendent

Volunteer in Our Schools: Volunteer SCS!

Albion Middle School: Albion MS

Albion Middle School Calendar/Athletics: HERE.

Middle School Construction: Work Zone Camera!

Construction Projects: Newsletter

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