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Hello SRMS Community!
I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year, and I am happy to report that we are off to a great start!  As you know, Chromebooks were distributed to all students last month after the completion of the first phase of our Digital Citizenship lessons.  These lessons will continue throughout the school year in our Advisory Program.  As a general reminder, the addition of Chromebooks will not supplant innovative, creative, hands-on/minds-on lessons and activities that stimulate curiosity and promote student growth.  Chromebooks will serve to enhance those opportunities while providing a platform for students to connect their learning digitally.  As education continues to blossom into a multi-dimensional endeavor, we will work together to ensure that learning is reflected accordingly.
This year we unveiled a new Open House format that focused on less transition time between classes and more time in classrooms with our faculty. Philosophically, the approach was centered on the middle school teaming model in order to provide both an overview of team dynamics and expectations as well as an introduction to the individual subjects within the team. That said, we certainly welcome feedback!  Please feel free to reach out directly or keep a look-out for surveys from the PTA and the school seeking input.
Scotts Ridge Middle School is dedicated to creating a welcoming, supportive environment for our entire community.  Our goal is to create a climate in which students and families feel valued and supported, thus building a successful partnership for educating our students.
Please do not hesitate to reach out.  We look forward to continued success!