Robinson Middle Welcome Back!
From The Desk Of Your Principal:
Dear Robinson Middle Families,
Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year! Our staff is truly energized about the new school year due to the new initiatives aimed to provide a high quality education for all students. As Robinson Middle School Principal, I am very excited about the opportunity to get to know our students, staff, families and community partners.
Our focus for the 2019-2020 school year will be driven by our School Improvement Plan, which will encompass initiatives such as PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports), AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school-wide strategies, and strategic intervention programming aimed to support each student to reach their highest potential.
While, I am very in-tuned and agree that academics at Robinson Middle School needs to increase to be an A School, this cannot be done without establishing a culture and a climate where students are truly excited about coming to school and feel at the center of our community (essentially we are the Robinson Middle Family). Our school team looks forward to an opportunity to bring excitement into our building through the use of school-wide assemblies (quarterly) to celebrate milestones such as academics, attendance, Robinson Pride Students (going above and beyond to demonstrate school-wide expectations) and effort awards for improvement in various categories. These assemblies will not only be recognition for the students, but an opportunity for our staff to engage in fun ways to celebrate student success and invite our families to be a part of this initiative. This will be an awesome year of bringing our students, staff, families and community partners together.
How can our families support our initiatives? Read the monthly Robinson Middle School Newsletter to stay informed on what is taking place in our building as well as upcoming events. Help us fundraise for our PBIS School Store to reward students for positively contributing to our school culture and order your college pennant to be displayed throughout our school to demonstrate the importance of focusing on college and career readiness.
Ms. Bobbi Banks (Assistant Principal), School Leadership Teams, staff and myself cannot wait for the arrival of students and we thank you for entrusting our school family with your most valuable gift to our community, your child.
Let’s have a fantastic 2019-2020 school year!
Mrs. Appiah-McNulty & Ms. Bobbie Banks
What's Happening in August?
August 8th: 6th Grade Orientation / New Students 4:00-5:40PMAugust 8th: Meet the Teacher (7th & 8th Gr.) 6:00PM - 7:30PM
August 13th:First Day of School
Meet Mrs. Appiah-McNulty
Mrs. Appiah-McNulty was born in Ghana, West Africa. She came to United States at the age of nine years old and spent some childhood summers in her hometown. Many of her childhood years were spent in Rantoul, IL. and Freeport, IL.
She graduated from Freeport High School and moved to Dubuque, Iowa to pursue a degree in Elementary Education. She attained her Associates Degree from Peosta, Iowa and finished her Bachelor’s Degree from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA. Her major is in K-9 Elementary Education with an Endorsement Reading.
After attaining her elementary degree, she moved back to Freeport, IL. and accepted a position as an elementary teacher. She taught for five years at Empire Elementary School. She then pursued a degree in Educational Administration and completed her Master’s at National Louis University in Lisle, IL. This will be her fourteenth year as an educator and ninth year as a school administrator.
Mrs. Appiah-McNulty is married to Charles and they have four children. The two boys are in College (Naeem and Colin) and the two girls are attending high school (Sara and Juniya).
Mrs. Appiah-McNulty is excited about working with the Robinson Family and Community in order to do great things for students at Joe T. Robinson Middle School.