Principal's Weekly Update

October 15, 2015 - No. 8

What's Happening at Albion Middle School

No School - October 16:

Friday, October 16 is NEOEA Day; all Strongsville Schools will be closed that day.

Other dates for your Calendar:

Oct. 17 - Cross Country, Football, and Volleyball Tournament Weekend

Oct 21-23 - Albion Book Fair

Nov. 3 - Election Day, No School

Nov.4 - Early Release

Nov. 11 - Veteran's Programs at Albion

Nov. 12 - OHSAA Winter Sports Parent Program, 5:30 p.m.

End of First Quarter:

The first grading period for the Strongsville City Schools ends today, Thursday, October 15. This is an excellent time to sit down with your student and review their academic goals for this school year. As always, you can contact your student's teachers by calling Albion Middle School at 440-572-7070 or find their school email HERE.

Ohio ICAC:

The Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)Task Force is a federal anti-crime initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. It is a collaboration of city, county, state and federal law enforcement authorities across Ohio whose mission is to identify, arrest and prosecute individuals who: (1) use the Internet to lure minors into illicit sexual relationships; or (2) use the Internet to produce, distribute or solicit child pornography. You can visit their website at

Members of the Ohio ICAC task force provide free Internet safety presentations to parents and children and regularly participate in community outreach events. With new electronic devices, social networking sites, online games, and mobile apps being introduced on a seemingly daily basis, children, more than ever, are vulnerable to being victimized by online predators who have unrestricted access to them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Members of the task force seek to educate parents and children on the potential dangers associated with online activity.

An assembly by Ohio ICAC is scheduled at Albion Middle School for Wednesday, October 21. We are excited to bring this very important topic to the attention of our students and to educate them regarding the dangers of social media. Ohio ICAC present their programs free of charge. You can access the Ohio ICAC website at: Ohio ICAC


Our PTA reports that our Walk-a-Thon went very well. Just a reminder that all donations/pledges are due this Monday, October 19th.

The team to raise the most money will win a doughnut party from the PTA! Also, for every $20. your student collects, he/she will receive a raffle ticket and be entered into a drawing for great gift cards. Additionally,, the student who raises the most money will also receive a gift card.

Band Fundraiser Pick-Up:

Pick-Up for the Band Fundraiser is scheduled for Wednesday, October 21. Parents and students can pick up their fundraiser merchandise 3:30 and 6:00 p.m. in the bandroom.

If you are and parent of a band student and are free on the 21st to help unload and sort the delivery, your help would be most appreciated. The truck will be here to deliver at 1:00 p.m.

Construction Update:

There will be a community walk-thru of the new Strongsville Middle School from 4:00 - 6:00 pm on Friday, October 23. The community will have an opportunity to ask questions and take a tour and see the school’s progress

Strongsville Spiritwear:

You can order your Mustang Spiritwear HERE!

Gmail Accounts for Students:

Listed below are links related to students’ Gmail accounts within the Strongsville City Schools.

Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Gmail Info for Students

Gmail and Acceptable Use Graphics Guidelines Graphic

Cyberbullying Prevention Guide for Parents Online Safety Guide for Parents

SCS Gmail Safety Measures

School Fees:

A gentle reminder...School fees have been posted to individual PASS accounts. Paper invoices will not be sent out. Please check PASS for the amount billed to your account. You can make payment online by clicking HERE and paying through our Pay-For-It link.

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

2015-2016 Spring Ohio’s State Tests:

Albion PTA: PTA

Ohio Department of Education: ODE

Twitter: @AlbionMS