August 28, 2018
Hello students, families and
friends of Island Trees Memorial Middle School. We hope you are
having a great summer and that you are finding the time to rest and
relax in the company of family and friends.
We are preparing with great
energy for the return of your children on September 4th. There has
been significant work done this summer by our teachers and staff in
the areas of curriculum development and instructional design. Your
children will return to a school that is committed to the highest
standards in middle-level learning, and I do believe that you will
quickly recognize our school's ability to balance challenging
curricula with the social-emotional needs of our students.
In addition to the hard work that
our teachers are putting in this summer, our school is undergoing
many renovations. The 2018-2019 school year will bring us upgraded
security features, redesigned locker rooms and bathrooms, two fully
renovated art classrooms, and a state-of-the-art library. These are
just a few of our school’s brick and mortar upgrades, and we are
extremely excited to show off our “new” school in the coming months.
We look forward to working
alongside all of you to best support your children. Please be sure
to stay connected to our school by routinely checking the Parent
Portal, reading our school's smore newsletters, reviewing our school
bulletin (which is updated each morning and can be found on our
school's homepage), and following us on social media. As always,
please do not hesitate to reach out directly to your child's
teachers or school leadership if you have any questions or concerns.
As you review our Home-School
Connection newsletter, please take a look at some
of the resources and articles provided. While each selection may not
apply directly to our students or to your child, it is important
that we work together to promote positive and healthy
decision-making and that we are aware of the issues facing young
On behalf of Mrs. Steele and the
entire Island Trees Memorial Middle School staff, I look with great
excitement to the coming school year and the opportunity to help
your students grow in all ways.