Principal's Message‚Äč



June 4, 2018


MSMS Families,


It’s hard to believe that we are in our final week-and-a-half  of school. This year has certainly been outstanding, filled with many successes and failures - learning opportunities. I am extremely proud of our students and staff for their grit, positivity, and continued focus making MSMS the best middle school in America!  


Our final character trait of the year is SUCCESS.  As we kick off our final few weeks of the school year, along with the month of June, we will discuss and focus on SUCCESS!  By definition, success is, “The fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame”  For me, success is much more than that!  I might suggest a better definition of success from Coach John Wooden.  He says that, “Success is the self-satisfaction of knowing that you did the best that you are capable of doing, to become the best you are capable of becoming.”  If we, and our students, can honestly say that we have given our best effort, regardless of outcome, that is true success.  As we reflect on our year and transition into summer, I would ask our students to continue to focus on giving their best in all that they do and know that their best, regardless of outcome, is true success.  


GRADE LEVEL ASSEMBLIES / RIDE WITH PRIDE -- On Friday, we will celebrate and recognize our students for the academic and behavior work throughout the year.   We will also give our final prizes, longboards from Realistic Photography, for our Ride With PRIDE winners.

PTCs FOR 2018-2019 -- MSMS will be piloting a new structure and format for Parent Teacher Conferences next year.  In doing so, I believe that we will be able to offer more options, increased flexibility, and maximize the true value/purpose of PTCs.   While it will decrease hours in the Fall, it will increase overall hours and time throughout the year. We will be communicating these shifts prior to the start of the school year.

FINISH STRONG -- We will be reminding and encouraging our students, over the final eight days, to finish their year off strong.  We will encourage them to stay focused and reach those high levels of academic / behavioral success and to represent Sailor PRIDE in all they do.  Please do the same at home; this is vital.


I am encouraged and excited by the partnership that we continue to have between MSMS, our parents, and community!   Together, we will continue to focus on academic and behavioral successes, along with building positive character traits, for every student.  I hope you all have a successful week and summer!


Doug Ammeraal



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