Principal's Message‚Äč


February 2, 2020


MSMS Families,


Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  As we conclude the month of January, I am grateful for such an outstanding start to 2020 at MSMS! Our teachers continue to deliver meaningful and engaging lessons to our students, challenging them to reach their personal best in every situation.  Our students continue to achieve high levels of academic and behavioral success. I am proud of both of their efforts!  There is such value in a shared commitment, at school and at home, to being the absolute best that we can be, every day, in every situation.  We are truly striving to build the highest level of character and success within each of our students and in ourselves!


Moving into February, MSMS will be focused on Compassion.  While there are many different definitions of compassion, the one that jumps out to me is, “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others, consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it..”  As we move into our Month of Caring at MSMS, we challenge and remind our students, and ourselves, what it means to feel concern and empathy for others...for the situations, circumstances, experiences, and challenges that they are faced with. At Mona Shores Middle School, we want our students to not only recognize this, but to truly feel that sense of compassion and to take action to alleviate or support.  I believe this quote captures that sense of compassion, “Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all, care for people without any expectations.”   As our students move through the month of February, our Month of Caring, please have conversations at home about what it looks like, sounds like, and feels like to be a compassionate, caring individual, encouraging them to positively impact their school, community, and world with a spirit of compassion.  





Doug Ammeraal  | Principal


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