Welcome to MSE Open House!

Digital Open House Folder for the 2022-23 School Year

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Welcome to Middle School East!

We are glad that you could join us for Open House. The schedule for this evening allows you to explore Middle School East at your 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


*Please use StudentVUE or ParentVUE to access schedules (Class Schedule Tab) and locker information (Student Info Tab > Student Locker).


Thank you so much for being here! Have a great night!

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Messages From Your Administration Team

Student Attendance Information

Consistent attendance at school is a primary predictor of student success at all of levels of education. If a student is absent, leaving for an appointment, arriving late to school or will be absent from class, the student’s parent or guardian must call or email the school office. This must be done on or before the day of the absence by 8:25 am.


763-497-2655 option 1

meattendance@mystma.org


For more detailed information regarding the student attendance policy, including descriptions of truancy, excused and unexcused absences, please refer to pages 6-8 of the 2022-23 STMA Middle School Student Handbook or click below.

Attendance Policy

Please refer to School Board Policy #503

Help Reduce Truancy

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

KORT

This year, MSE will return to the multi age KORT advisory period. Students in 5th through 8th grade will work together and remain with the same KORT teacher during their time at East. Each day will feature a different focus and structure.



Monday: DEAR (Drop Everything And Read)

Tuesday: DEAR

Wednesday: SEL/Character Education

Thursday: SEL/Character Education

Friday: Character Education, Games, Community Building Activities.

KORT - Multi Age Calendar - Advisory Period

Click above to view the KORT 2022-23 calendar featuring our monthly themes and lessons. This document is updated continuously throughout the year and is available on the MSE homepage under Student Resources.

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School Day

During the 2022-23 School Year

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.

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STMA District Calendar

A decision on FY2023 School Calendar regarding adding in a Spring Break (April 3rd-7th) is expected at the September 6th School Board meeting. Final decision on Spring Break will be communicated with you at a later date.

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Fall - October 13th (4:00-8:00 pm) and 17th (4:00-6:00 pm)

Winter - January 19th (4:00-7:00 pm)

Spring - Conferences will feature additional times allocated for community connections, virtual parent outreach and flexible parent communication time. More information to come.

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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.


*Please use StudentVUE or ParentVUE to access locker number and combo (Student Info Tab > Student Locker).

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Order Your Fall Picture Here

Direct link above or go to: www.z-schools.com and enter code: MAME2223

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Yearbook Ordering COMING SOON

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ParentVUE/StudentVUE

ParentVUE and StudentVUE are powerful tools that we encourage you to use on a regular basis. Within your ParentVUE account, you are able to track your students' attendance, check current grades, review assignments, and contact your child's teachers. If you have questions about your ParentVUE account, please stop by or call our main office at 763-497-2655.

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2022-23 STMA Middle School Student Handbook

The 2022-23 STMA Middle School Student Handbook contains a wealth of information for families regarding attendance, student behavior, student services, academics and many of the district policies that are important for students to know.


Each student will receive a physical copy of the handbook and essential topics will be covered in KORT class during the first week of school. Please follow the link to the handbook above to learn more about Middle School East.

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Free and Reduced Information

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Counseling Corner

Our counseling team is excited to welcome you to the 2022-2023 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 through their middle school years! We typically work with students in a small group or individual setting, and can provide resources to families 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 Ms. Kornovich amyko@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.

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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

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.

Questions?

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

Gabrielle Scoblic, Administrative Assistant

Amy Kornovich, School Counselor for last names A-L

Jessica Mesna, School Counselor for last names M-Z

Jessica Buskey, School Social Worker