Welcome to the 18/19 School Year
Reminder if your student is going to be absent or late please call the attendance line- 734-401-4600 - #1
Parents, caregivers, and educators of the Saline Area Schools Community are invited to join us for our inaugural Parent Camp created especially for our incoming 4th and 6th grade families.
ParentCamp is an evening of conversations and information sharing about what we can do as a “team” to support the transition of our students into these middle years.
6:05pm Keynote Speaker - Dr. Steve Laatsch
6:25pm Session 1
6:50pm Passing Time to get to Session 2
6:55pm Session 2
7:20pm Cookies & Conversation in the Hot Spot
4th Curriculum: Melissa Ervin & Amanda Webster, Heritage teachers, will present the fourth grade curriculum including Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science. They will then facilitate a discussion with the group and answer questions.
6th Curriculum: Kristen Schwartzenberger & Julie Strieter, Middle School teachers, will present the basic sixth grade curriculum including Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science. They will then facilitate a discussion with the group and answer questions.
Standards Based Grading: Kara Davis, SAS Instructional Designer, will explain the ideas behind Standards Based Learning, its benefits, and how it works at Saline Middle School. She will then facilitate a discussion and answer questions.
Project Based Learning (PBL): Amanda Webster & Melissa Ervin, Heritage teachers, will explain what Project Based Learning is and why it is important to student learning. They will then facilitate a discussion with the group and answer questions.
PowerSchool: Julie Kelley, Joanna Mierkowicz, SAS teachers, and Sarah Hafer, SAS PowerSchool Administrator, will present the parent side of PowerSchool - how to log on, check grades/assignments, get weekly emails, and go over the icons and their meanings. Sarah will be available if you need your username and password to log on. They will then facilitate a discussion and answer questions.
Social Emotional Needs: Joel Benedek, SAS Social Worker, and Alex Schukow, Assistant Principal at Heritage, will discuss strategies to help children transition to new schools and relieve school anxiety. They will then facilitate a discussion and answer questions.
If you are interested in attending please complete this ParentCamp Google Form.
If you would like more information, or have questions, please contact Tina D'Andrea, 6th grade teacher at email@example.com, or Teri Bunting, 4th grade teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our annual Career Day will be November 7th - Please consider signing up for this great event.
Summit Learning @ SMS!
We are incredibly excited to bring the Summit Learning Platform to Saline Middle School for the 2018-2019 school year. We will have one 6th-Grade and one 7th-Grade Team working from The Summit Learning Platform for next year.
Please click on the following link from our Summit Learning Family Information Night Presentation held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018:
Summit Learning Family Information Night
If you are interested in having your rising 5th or 6th Grade Student become a part of our 6th and 7th Grade Summit Learning Teams for the 2018-2019 School Year, please use the following survey link at http://bit.ly/SummitReadiness to assess your Summit Learning Readiness.
8th to 9th grade Transition Parent Night (took place on 2/1/18)
Heritage to SMS Transition Parent Night (took place on 2/22/18)
Order your 18/19 Yearbook here - yearbookforever.com - enter our school name. Cost is $30. Price goes up to $35 in January
2017/2018 - School Calendar - printable calendar for 18/19
Principal Bradley J. Bezeau
Mr. Bezeau has served the students and families of the Saline Area Schools during the past seventeen years, first as a guidance counselor at Saline High School, and then as an assistant principal at Saline High. Most recently, Mr. Bezeau served the district as the principal of Pleasant Ridge Elementary. Marking his 24th year in public education, Mr. Bezeau began his career as a Biology and Chemistry teacher at Bedford High School.
Mr. Bezeau may be reached at 734-401-4601 or Bezeaub@salineschools.org
Assistant Principal Emily Sickler
Ms. Sickler is a proud SHS alum and has been working in the district since 2002. She has worked as a classroom teacher at Woodland Meadows, Heritage, and Harvest before joining the SMS family as assistant principal. She is passionate about working with middle schoolers to support their social/emotional well being along with providing rich academic experiences.
Ms. Sickler can be reached at 734-401-4603 or email@example.com
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