STRATFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT The Stratford Middle School community members are committed to excellence in education. We believe this is accomplished through recognizing and nurturing the human needs of belonging, empowerment, freedom, and fun.
Stratford Middle School serves grades six, seven and eight and is part of Community Consolidated School District 93. There are approximately 660 students enrolled in Stratford. The school mascot is the Stallion. Our administrative team consists of Mr. James Doyle, Principal and Mrs. Sherri Massa and Mrs. Amy Gray, Assistant Principals. School hours are 8:00 am - 2:45 pm. Office hours are 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.
8th Grade Graduation Requirements
8th grade is a challenging and exciting time for our students.The academic rigor combined with the social responsibilities and increased freedom of youngsters at this age, creates opportunities for celebration as well as heartache. First trimester is complete and we would like to take this opportunity to inform you of District 93 standards for graduation and promotion to high school.In an effort to assist you and your child, included in this letter is some information that you may find helpful, as well as information regarding summer school should your child not meet the minimum graduation standard.
1. What is the grade level promotion standard?
The student's final grade is the average of the 3 trimester grades.
Students must achieve a minimum final grade of a D+ in their reading, writing, and math classes.
They may not have more than one final grade lower than a D+ on their report card.For example:if a child receives a D as a final grade in social studies, and a D in Spanish, they have not met the graduation standard.
2. What grade should be a warning sign my child may not graduate on time?
First trimester grades are the first of three grades your child will earn in each subject that will make up their final grade.At this point in the year any grade of a C-, D+, D, D-, or F should be a warning your child has a possibility of not earning at least a D+ as a final grade.Any D, D-, or F would signify your child is below the required average at this time.Any C- or D+ would indicate your child is just above the required average, but any drop in grades would severely damage the chances of graduating on time.
3. What happens if my child does not meet the minimum graduation standard?
Summer school will occur after the end of the school year and graduation.Your child will not "walk" with the rest of the graduating class and will need to pass summer school classes in order to attend high school in the fall of 2013.We will maintain high expectations for the summer school experience in terms of attendance, participation, and work completion while at school in CCSD93.
4. How can I monitor their progress?
Parents always have the opportunity to view current grade status on the Parent Internet Viewer (PIV).This information is accessible on our school district website (www.ccsd93.com).
Please discuss this information with your child.Staff members are meeting with students who are eligible for summer school to inform them of the grades they are required to achieve in order to graduate. Staff members will continue to work together with students and parents toward achievement of grade level standards.
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If you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact us. If you have a concern in the classroom, we encourage you to contact your child's teacher first. Each of our Administrators are assigned to a grade level as a point person.
6th Grade - Mr. Doyle, Principal
7th Grade - Mrs. Gray, Assistant Principal
8th Grade - Mrs. Massa, Assistant Principal
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