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Message From the Middle School Principal...

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Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), 

I hope that everyone has had a great start to the new school year. As I stated in my welcome back letter to parents, Memorial Middle School is committed to providing an outstanding educational program for all its students. Our priority continues to be providing every child with diverse opportunities for personal growth and success throughout the school year. With this in mind, your child/children will encounter a wide variety of learning experiences and explore new ideas. Our focus will be to maximize the potential of all students and to further develop their minds and talents.

We continue to work on upgrades to our curriculum so that it is aligned with Core Content Standards. This includes the introduction of our new math series for students in grades 6-8. The new math textbooks are 100% aligned to the Common Core Content Standards with Standards for Mathematical Practice development embedded throughout the program. We are confident that this math program will provide students with the research-based approach that they need. We are committed to utilizing our new math series to provide students with daily, integrated intervention and powerful test prep to help students master the standards and prepare for high stakes assessments. We have also brought back a fulltime guidance counselor for grades k-8, and have added a part time Spanish teacher.


With all that changes in our society and in education one thing remains the same, you as a parent are the single most important factor in your child’s academic success. As a parent of two children I firmly believe in these two quotes; 

1.     “Show me a parent that cares and I will show you a child that can learn.”
2.     “A child not educated at home is an uneducated child.” 

This by no means is meant to diminish the importance of our responsibility to further the academic success of each student, but to stress the importance of your role as parents in the process of education. In order for students to be successful, a collaborative effort is required between parents, teachers, students, and the community at large. I am looking forward to working with all of these groups in order to ensure that the children of Memorial Middle School receive a quality education. 

I want to wish everyone a happy and productive school year.


Robert Porfido 



   Principal Porfido with Steve Weatherford  

Last Modified on September 24, 2013