Principal's Weekly Message3/24/2023
Hello Families & Partners -
It has been brought to my attention that we have a mural in the library that contains an image of the Imperial German Flag that had been used during the Nazi Regime and is currently being embraced by Neo-Nazi groups. I am appreciative of the student that shared this noticing with a staff member. As a result, I have made a Project Development Request to begin the process for making a change to just this flag on the mural. I want to ensure that the Art in our school is representative of our values and any symbols of oppression will not be tolerated in our spaces. For additional information regarding Murals inside school buildings, see the Art in the Schools page on the PPS Facilities website. As I learn more about whether there are necessary steps with gathering community input when requesting a change to a mural, I will share that information with you.
Please see below for some important updates!
Bell Schedule Update NEW
As shared previously, the District Middle Grades Redesign Committee is creating a limited number of Bell Schedules for Middle Schools to select from. We will have more information on the options after an upcoming meeting on April 5th. Once we have options, our team will invite feedback on the options from our Families, Staff & Students.
SUN Afterschool Spring Term Classes REMINDER
Don't see a class that you're interested in, let us know here.
Interested in Volunteering? REMINDER
If you are interested in getting more involved at the school, please consider volunteering. See the Ockley Green Supporters website: https://www.ogsupporters.org/
volunteer There are a variety of ways to help out! Take a look.
Working On It
These are areas that, when our team is ready to provide additional information, I will provide an update in the section above.
- Reconfiguration of spaces for the 23-24 school year with a goal of no large classes meeting in the Portable classrooms;
- Ongoing advocacy of replacement of our Portables;
- Hiring for 2023-24
- March 27th - 31st: Spring Break
- April 26th: Multicultural Night
Ockley Green Middle School