Message From the Middle School Principal...
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I hope that everyone had a great summer and is looking forward to the new school year. The administration has spent the summer planning and preparing for the arrival of your child/children, as well as, the teachers. Our administrative team is prepared for another smooth transition for all the students who will be attending Memorial Middle School. On behalf of our middle school faculty and support staff, I want to express a sincere welcome to new and returning families.
The Little Ferry School District continues its commitment to provide an outstanding educational program for all its students. Memorial Middle School is committed to every child and will offer diverse opportunities for our students’ personal growth and success through a dynamic school experience. With this in mind, your child/children will encounter a wide variety of learning experiences and exploration of new ideas throughout the school year. Our focus will be to maximize the potential of all students and to further develop their minds and talents.
We have made upgrades to our curriculum and have added laptop carts for each grade level in the middle school. These laptop carts will allow teachers to create lessons that support the curriculum and prepare students for P.A.R.C.C. testing which students will be taking using laptops. We are confident that upgrades to the curriculum, an increased focus on teacher professional development, and upgrades to technology, that we will provide our students with quality instruction that will help them master the standards and prepare them for high stakes assessments.
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. I hope to see everyone at Back to School Night on September 9th 2014.
Mr. Robert Porfido
Memorial Middle School