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Family Newsletter – July. 6, 2015

Welcome to Emerson Middle School

Dear Parents,

While memories from the previous school year still replay in our minds and hearts and the majority of summer spreads out in front of us, I’d like to pass on some important information regarding next year’s middle school experience. I look forward to working with you and your family for the upcoming school year.

Take care,

Andy Zimmer
Middle School Director

New Student Orientation

Thursday, Sept. 3, at 1:30pm in the Arts & Innovation Center

Learn about the Middle School experience and give your child an opportunity to meet some classmates. We’ll cover everything from daily schedules to technology to setting up lockers. All 6th grade students and parents should attend, as well as all 7th and 8th grade families new to Emerson School.
+ More specific details regarding the Orientation

Bring Your Own Device

Emerson’s commitment to integrating technology into our program continues into our fourth year of our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Once again, we strive to achieve a one-to-one ratio of students to devices by expecting students to bring their own device. New devices are not required, nor do we limit family choices to any one device.
+ More information regarding Emerson’s BYOD program

Meet Your Grade’s Team of Faculty

We are eager to welcome all of our middle schoolers back in the fall. Between now and then, please take a moment to learn about the passionate team of educators who will be working with your child. Each team is comprised of faculty from all four core subjects, the World Languages, enrichment classes, Learning Support, and student advisors.

+ Meet the 6th grade Team
+ Meet the 7th grade Team
+ Meet the 8th grade Team

What I’m Reading – What Are You Reading?

This summer I’ll be tackling Creating Cultures of Thinking, by Ron Ritchhart. I had the pleasure to learn alongside Ron at this past year’s first Educator’s Collaborative: Design for Deep Thinking along with several other Emerson and community educators. Ron’s newly published book tackles the eight cultural forces that we must master in order to truly transform our schools.

As a reminder, we are asking next year’s Middle School students to read How I Discovered Poetry, by Marilyn Nelson, available for order through MBS Direct until July 31, 2015.