Principal's Weekly Update

November 13, 2015 - No.12

What's Happening at Albion Middle School

Dates for your Calendar:

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

Nov. 17 - 2nd Quarter Interim Reports available after 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 18 - PTA, 9:30 a.m.

Nov. 25-27 - Thanksgiving Break

State Testing - 7th Grade:

Individual results from last year's State test for Social Studies - Grade 6, will be sent home with 7th grade students on Friday, November 13. Please ask your child for these results when they come home.

For information on how you can help your child do better in school, subscribe to parent text alerts HERE.

Student Council Dance:

The Student Council sponsored dance, "A Night in the Clouds," is schedule for Friday, December 4. $10 admission tickets for the dance will be on sale November 30-December 3 during all lunch periods. Your best school clothes are the most appropriate attire for this event. Jeans are not permitted.

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:

Rough Riders - Thanksgiving is upon us and it is time for the 6th annual Mr. Green First Thanksgiving Celebration. This yearly event helps merge the First Thanksgiving with the traditions of our Modern Day Thanksgiving. The event will be held on Friday November 20 and will take place in the FCS room. Every class period will have their own unique feast with contributions from all involved. As is our tradition, the BOE, School Board, city council, Mayor Thomas P. Perciak will be invited. This will be the last Thanksgiving Feast at Albion, and we know it will be a success.

To receive maximum benefit from the program, students must have ear buds for their computer. Please remind your child to bring in ear buds to be used with our computers.

School Fees:

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. Paper invoices will be sent home on Friday, November 13 to those families with outstanding fees.

Payment of fees is due December 4, 2015. Parent access to PASS accounts will be locked for those accounts determined to be past due.

Online Grade Reporting System:

All report cards and interim grade reports are now available to families online. Paper report cards will not be sent out. Grade reporting can be accessed through Your PASS Account. If you experience difficulty logging on, please contact Mrs. Vargo, Albion's building secretary, at 572-7070 or emailing her at If you know of someone who does not have Internet access, please let them know to contact Albion Middle School to receive a paper copy of all grade reports.

Professional Development:

On Tuesday, Nov 3, all of the district’s 6-8 grade teachers, from all schools, met in preparation for transitioning into the new Strongsville Middle School. The day was filled with team-building activities, meaningful conversation and collaboration, and sharing of best practices. We look forward to making the new Strongsville Middle School a great place for kids!

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