Principal's Message‚Äč


MAY 29, 2022


MSMS Families,

It’s hard to believe that we are in our final 9 days  of school.  Despite a variety of challenges, this year has certainly been another outstanding one, 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 and the overall experience the best that they possibly can for our students. 

Our final character trait of the year, for June, 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.  

Here are a few reminders and updates as we head into a new week:

GRADE LEVEL ASSEMBLIES / RIDE WITH PRIDE  ||  On Friday, we will celebrate and recognize our students for their academic and behavior work throughout the year.   We will also give our final prizes, longboards from Realistic Photography, for our Ride With PRIDE winners.  6th Grade @ 7:45 -- 7th Grade @ 8:50 -- 8th Grade @ 9:55

8th GRADE BON VOYAGE  ||  We are excited to be able to do Bon Voyage for our 8th graders in a more traditional way this year.  Daily announcements have been occurring, students have begun talking about it, and plans are in full swing!  We are hopeful that our 8th graders will join us on Friday, June 3 from 6:00-8:00pm!  

CTC CAREER CAMP BROCHURE & REGISTRATION  ||  While online registration isn't quite ready yet, our 7th and 8th grade Career Camp brochure is finished and posted on our Career Camp web page (  This would be a fun, engaging way for your students to stay connected, learning, and have fun!  

Scholarships (50% off) are available to students who financially qualify for free or reduced lunch. 

NEXT WEEK / FINAL WEEK  ||  As a reminder, next week we will have full days on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday will be half days (releasing at 11:00).



CONSTRUCTION  --   Just a reminder that construction is in full swing.  THANK YOU  for your continued patience as we know construction will create a variety of challenges and frustrations.  Please note two reminders:

SAFETY  --  Please remind your students that they need to stay clear of all construction spaces, machinery, and materials. We will also be reminding them of this when they are in the building as well. 

THIS WEEK  --  Below are a few of the work items for the upcoming week.

8th Grade Wing -- Continue with Locker Commons Walls, Rough Electrical, Insulation, Window Frame / Measurement.  Preparation for abatement and demo beginning June 13.

8TH GRADE  --  Teachers have begun the transition of getting everything out of their classrooms and therefore leaving our classrooms for these final weeks looking more steril.  This is a necessity as their rooms must be fully ready for renovation beginning Monday, June 13.

FINISH STRONG  ||  We will be reminding and encouraging our students, over the final nine  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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