Let’s get this year started! It is time to get in the right mindset. Start getting your kids up at 7:00 a.m., have them eat breakfast, make sure they are reading and doing TenMarks; it is School Time!
The first official day of school is Tuesday, August 23rd. This is a full day for all middle school students. Please make sure to provide your child with a lunch if you don’t order a hot lunch for your child.
Students enter the building at 8:20 am, homeroom starts at 8:27 am, and the final bell is at 3:15 pm. Classes are 42 minutes and Language Arts will be 84 minutes,. Lunch times have changed a bit; 5th – 11:25, 6th – 11:00, 7th – 12:30, 8th – 11:45 am.
Early Dismissal Dates
Friday, Sept 2 Friday, Feb 10
Monday Oct 31 Friday, March 3
Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. and will not eat lunch at school.
Late Start Dates
September 14 and 28 February 1 and 15
October 19 March 15
November 16 and 30 April 26
December 14 May 17
January 18, 2017
Students will enter at 9:05 a.m.
Students cannot participate in after-school activities without an up-to-date physical. Tryouts for girls' basketball, boys' softball, and cross country will take place the first week of school.
The first day of school will give students a chance to walk their new schedules, practice their lock combinations, get to know who their teachers are, and begin their middle school journey. Locks can be picked up Monday, August 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, and Thursday, August 18, 10:00 – 12:00 pm. If you do not have a chance to pick up your child’s lock, he/she will receive it the first day of school in homeroom.
Communication / Schoology
We will use Schoology as our main source of communication; however, we will continue to use email for emergency type of information. It is very important to become familiar with Schoology. Schoology gives us one place to find things, participate in discussions, and to stay up to date on what is happening in the middle school. The Middle School Parents’ access code is VVWTK-9NQ6B.
Also, make sure to join your child’s grade specific Parent Course. Team leaders will send the specific access codes the first week of school. This will give you access to your child’s grade level information and the opportunity to communicate with the team.
If you request paper copies of communication, please know that these are almost always sent after the electronic communication has taken place. Please be sure to add/update your email and setup your Schoology account as soon as possible.
Please make sure to review the student handbook, it can be found on the district website, under the our schools tab.
If you did not purchase uniforms during registration, they will be available for purchase beginning August 23, in the middle school office. Checks should be made out to LaGrange Highlands District 106
- Shirts - $8.00
- Shorts - $8:00
We look forward to seeing you as a guest and volunteer in the building throughout the school year. We want to remain as transparent and accessible as possible while also establishing and enforcing effective safety and security procedures. All visitors to the school during regular school hours must sign in and out through the office and will be issued a visitor badge and lanyard. The badge and lanyard will serve as an indication that the visitor has completed the sign-in procedure and that their presence in the building is accounted for. All regular volunteers are asked to complete the Volunteer Information Form and submit it to the middle school office prior to volunteering during school hours. The form will be accessible through the district website and in each office.
Please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.
Mr. Papierski, Principal