A Message from the Principal

Principal:
Ericka Blackburn
Assistant Principal:
Jeremy Rothstein
Assistant Principal:
Mike Sears
 jr sears
@MentorMemorial
@MMSRothstein
@PrincipalSears

 

The start of the 2020-2021 school year has been a whirlwind of Zoom calls, iPad bootcamp, athletic events, and adapting to this unique school year.  The Memorial students have transitioned to wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.  We are off to an excellent start. Although this year is different, I must admit it has increased my appreciation for being back at Memorial Middle School surrounded by our students and staff.  The energy, excitement and the promise of a new beginning always leaves me feeling optimistic and upbeat. I’m looking forward to a great school year focused on academics, involvement, student leadership, and Memorial pride. 

The Memorial staff and I remain committed to celebrating the wonderful students at Memorial Middle School and what makes our school community great. At Memorial we are about academics, working hard, being involved and learning.  As I visit the classrooms, students both in the building and those participating via Zoom are hard at work, engaged, and on task.  We have great students, amazing parents and an outstanding staff at Memorial.  I’m excited to see what our MEMORIAL TEAM can accomplish this year.

This year’s Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be conducted virtually via Zoom and are scheduled for October 6th and October 14th  from 5:00-8:00pm both evenings. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the academic, behavioral, and social well-being of your child and to discuss questions or concerns about your child’s  grades. I am a strong advocate of putting students in the driver’s seat of their own education. Education is a partnership between student, teacher and parent(s). At Memorial we want our students to take responsibility for their learning and academic performance. I encourage your student to be an active participant in Memorial’s conferences.  Each conference will last for approximately 5 minutes and provide an opportunity for you to hear from your own child about his/her  learning. This will allow your child to improve their communication, take ownership of their learning, and to increase their leadership skills. Appointments are necessary.  Sign up instructions for conferences will be communicated soon.

Have you joined the PTA yet?  Memorial Middle School’s PTA is an organization that continually supports Memorial and its parents in order to create experiences for your children that support and enhance their learning and development.  Please consider joining.  Membership materials are located on the Memorial website or HERE.

Thank you for continuing to support your child’s education and for your assistance in making the start of the school year a smooth one. Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Ms. Blackburn