Middle Campus Principal Letter

Hello Middle Campus families,

As a school, ANCS firmly believes that it’s important that we talk about issues that are going on in the world. During Morning Meeting on Friday 5/13 we continued our celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month. Additionally, we had a moment of silence to honor the people killed in the anti-Asian shooting that occurred in Dallas’s Koreatown last Wednesday. Unfortunately, as you know, there was another hate crime that occurred in Buffalo this past weekend, this time targeting the Black community. We had a moment of silence during Morning Meeting for the 10 people who were killed, and we reminded students to check in with trusted adults if they wanted to talk about the events that are currently in the news. We followed that up with opportunities for 8th graders to discuss this incident during their Language and Literature class this week. The fifth element of our Mission is to “CHALLENGE each student to take an active role as an informed citizen in a global society.” Educating our students about the world around them, as well as the historical and current issues that impact these events, is an important part of what we do in our efforts to uphold the mission of our school.

In the building itself this week our hallways are buzzing with lots of energy as we head towards the end of the school year. Students came into the week talking about the school dance from the previous Saturday, as the event was a resounding success. Over 170 students attended out of our total population of 230! Big shout out to Lesley Wood and Terri Linahan who led the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) in putting together this event with the support of the Student Government Association (SGA). The students really enjoyed themselves and this was an outstanding social opportunity.

Also this week Portfolio Exhibitions have gotten off to a great start. Our 8th graders have led the way with the first set of in-person Portfolio Exhibitions since 2019, and 6th and 7th grade will begin their Exhibitions tomorrow. Best wishes to all!

Next week we look forward to celebrating our 8th graders during the 8th Grade Celebration at Maynard Jackson High School (this event is for 8th grade families only) and next Friday the 27th will be our last day of school!

On the last day of school (Friday 5/27) we will dismiss the students at 12 noon. A sack lunch will be provided before the end of the day to students who sign up for lunch – so it will be important for students to actually sign up for lunch if they want one. There is no after school on the last day of school, so please plan accordingly. 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

 

Kind regards,

Mark