Robert Gray Middle School

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of young adolescents.

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  • RGMS News 05/06/2022

    From Jeff Waters, Assistant Principal

    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you to our PTA for all of the goodies, snacks, coffee - even boba tea - that have kept us energized throughout the week (the last week of the first half of the fourth quarter). 

    With the midterm already here, you should expect to find progress reports in your mailbox this week. Remember that these are not final grades that will end up on a transcript but are intended to provide students and families with an update about how their student is doing so far in the quarter. Hopefully, the marks are encouraging and provide you with valuable information related to what your student needs to do to finish the year strong.

    We're deep into planning for next school year, building the schedule, talking about systems, refining the work we are doing to elevate student voice and promote a positive and inclusive school community.

    Shout out to two new affinity groups that have launched in the last few weeks: 1) the Asian / Pacific Islander Club (APIC), which is being led by our own parent and School Secretary, Ms. Britney Small, and 2) the Indigenous Youth Club (IYC), which we have launched in partnership with a local culturally specific non-profit, the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA). We've heard from students that holding space for them to connect with other students who share similar identities is a valuable component to school life. We're grateful to add APIC and IYC to the mix along with GLOW, BSU, JSU, SOL, and our No Place for Hate Committee that has helped educate and inform our community while working to build the sort of school where each and every student can say, "I belong." 

    Responding to data, "student voice" has been central to our school improvement planning for the last three years. Last Friday, our Student Leadership and Student Council led the implementation of the first School Dance / Activity Day since the 2018-2019 school year. It wasn't perfect, and we're listening to feedback for how to improve the experience in the future, but it was an overwhelming success, and we're proud of our students for their efforts in planning a fun and exciting community building activity.

    Thank you students! Thank you teachers! Thank you families for your support. 

    Take care, 

    Jeff Waters
    Assistant Principal


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