Principal's Message‚Äč


December 1, 2019


Middle School Parents,


What an outstanding weekend!  Not only were we able to exhale and spend time with family and/or friends, but it was also a weekend to celebrate our school, our community, and history!  Our football team won its first ever MHSSA State Championship! Watching this team throughout the season, they truly demonstrated Sailor PRIDE and GRIT as they took home a 35-26 win over Detroit Martin Luther King.  Congrats to our coaches, players, cheerleaders, and community!!


Now moving into December, it’s hard to believe that we have finished the first three months of the school year and are looking towards the final three weeks before Christmas break!  The first third of the school year has really been outstanding! In classrooms, teaching and learning has been exceptional - high levels of engagement, high expectations, and an intentional focus on learning.  Discipline referrals remain lower than last year and most students of our sailors continue to make positive choices. We have intentionally focused on building ownership, integrity, and gratitude with our students.  Now, we finish 2019 off strong!


As we kickoff a new month, we will begin a focus on service with our students. Our challenge to the students of MSMS, will be to think outside of themselves, to do something positive for someone else.  We have students with big hearts, who care about others; I believe this is naturally inside of us all. Throughout the month, we will remind our students and challenge them to serve others.  It is in serving others that we reach our fullest potential and can impact the life of someone else.  I believe Martin Luther King Jr. says it perfectly, “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” As we begin a new month, one that lends itself to giving and service, we will remind, teach, and inspire this within our students.  Please do the same at home, talking about and recognizing service within your family, friends, and society.



Doug Ammeraal  | Principal


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