A.I. Root Middle School

March Newsletter

Conference SignUp

Spring Parent - Teacher Conference SignUps

March 17th

3:00 to 5:00

All Conferences will be Virtual

Click Here to Schedule

Conference SignUps will close at 9:00 a.m. on March 16th

Important Dates

March 11 - End of 9 Weeks

March 13 - Daylight Saving Time - Spring Forward

March 16 &1 7 - 8th Grade Career Center Field Trip

March 17 - Parent Teacher Conferences (3-5)

March 28 - April 1 - Spring Break - No School

April 15 & 18 - No School

April 18 - Tax Day

May 2 - May 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8 - Mother's Day

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

Yearbook Ordering


Deadline: March 9, 2022

Yearbook ID Code: 12301222

Price: $22.00

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 Tuesday-Thursday from 2:45-3:45. 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

Future Medical Professionals!!

Root Medical Detectives would like to thank the nineteen patient volunteers who took time to join our classes during a diagnostic simulation. Students grabbed their clipboards and lab coats and went to work questioning the patient volunteers about symptoms, timelines, and transmission. Our volunteers were authentic as they assumed their roles as patients, making this experience much more realistic. After analyzing vital signs, physical exam results and the data gathered in the interviews, our Medical Detectives diagnosed their patients and confirmed with lab results. The simulation provided the perfect opportunity for students to get a glimpse into the problem solving medical practitioners go through everyday. Thanks again to all of the volunteers for making this a great experience.

Incredible Giving!!!

The 6th Grade Incredibles Team recently made 93 blankets for the Chelsea Cares nonprofit organization. These blankets will be given to patients at Akron Children's Hospital. We are thankful to our parents who helped us cut the fabric and to our students who worked diligently during team time to help complete the blankets.

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: (Keep Your Fingers Crossed!!)

  • May 20, 2022 - 8th Grade Luau
  • Week of May 23rd - 8th Grade Cedar Point Trip
  • May 26, 2022 - 8th Grade Recognition
  • 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.
  • 8th Grade Recognition is open to all students regardless of Academic achievement or discipline record.

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

February Student of the Month


Heather Skelton, Emma Gierhart, Sabrina Boyd


Autumn Hess, Luke Kurt, Mya Kennedy


Sarah Wilson, Nick Grasha, Farrah Holladay


Colton Westfall, Lauren Sherman, Molly Welch


Nevaeha Rodriquez, Sam Fletcher, Logan Englehart


Ainsley O'Brien, Abby Loucks , Josalyn Reyes

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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