Principal's Weekly Update

December 4, 2015 - No.14

Here's what's going on

Dates for your Calendar:

Student Council Dance - Dec. 4

Geography Bee - December 11

Staff Student Basketball Game - December 11

Last Day of the First Semester - December 18

Winter Break - December 21 - January 1, School resumes January 4

Raising Cyber Conscious Kids - January 21, Click HERE

Holiday Concerts:

Albion's Band, Choir, and Orchestra Holiday concerts are here! Come join our talented musicians for our holiday celebration through music! Due to renovations at Strongsville High School, our holiday concerts will be held in Albion's gymnasium.

Monday, December 14th - Choir Concert 7 p.m. for 7th grade, 8 p.m. for 8th grade

Tuesday, December 15th - Band Concert 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16th - Orchestra Concert 7 p.m.

On Monday, December 7th Albion's elite music groups; Select Choir, Chamber Strings, and the Jazz Band will be performing their holiday selections at Southpark Mall beginning at 6:15 p.m. on the stage by the escalators. Have dinner close by and enjoy a selection of holiday music at the Mall!

Holiday Remembrance Candle Lighting:

Although the holidays are often a time full of excitement and cheer, it can also be a difficult time of year for some individuals and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one or are going through a difficult time. As a way of supporting our Albion Family, the guidance department will be offering a free candle lighting for anyone who would like to dedicate a candle and write a message to a special loved one. The candle lighting will take place on Friday (12/18) during the last 10 minutes of students’ lunch periods (between 10:30AM-1:00PM). (Parents can also participate if they would like to do so.) We have a sign-up sheet in the guidance office, but if you would like to sign your child (or yourself) up online, please click here. Also, if you have signed up your child, please be sure to communicate to your child that you have signed him or her up to participate. Anyone who would like to participate must sign up by Monday (12/14) to ensure that we have enough supplies. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Rothkegel at or call at 440-268-5924.

Student Council Dance:

The Student Council sponsored dance, "A Night in the Clouds," is schedule for tonight, Friday, December 4.

Student Council would appreciate parent support by donating bags of chips & pretzels, cookies, and drinks for the dance. Volunteers are also needed to help collect tickets and hand out food. Parents can sign-up to donate or help out at: Student Council Dance - SignUp Genius . If you have any questions please contact Marie Hughes. Thank you!

Team Update:

The Maverick team is winding up the second quarter with a number of exciting activities. We just finished filming our team’s Pride video, and it will be available on the Pride website very soon. The second quarter incentive will end on December 11, and on December 18 students will receive rewards for their good behavior and academic achievement during the second quarter.

Progress Reports on PASS:

The PASS system was updated Nov 17 for students’ progress reports. Teachers’ record of students’ grades are up to date. Please take time to review your child’s progress on a regular basis. Feel free to contact teachers if you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your child’s grades.

Box Tops for Education:

Our Albion PTA is sponsoring a Box Tops for Education competition between Teams at Albion Middle School. The team that collects the most box tops between December 1 and February 28 will be crowned the winner and receive a prize from PTA. The Box Tops for Education Chairperson for PTA is Colleen Morgan

School Fees - Deadline Approaching:

Please check PASS for the amount billed to your account. Payment of fees is due December 4, 2015. Parent access to PASS accounts will be locked for those accounts determined to be past due.

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

GMail: Gmail Info for Students

Snow Days Information: HERE

Two-Hour Delay Information: HERE

Albion Ski Club: Albion Ski Club

Albion PTA: PTA

Ohio Department of Education: ODE

Twitter: @AlbionMS