Hello Meadow Park Students and Families,
It’s my pleasure to welcome you to Meadow Park for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. This summer included construction on our more than a year long HVAC project and I am hopeful that we will welcome students into an air conditioned building for the first time in Meadow Park’s history. Additionally, this is the year that all of our students will benefit from technology awarded to us in the bond with every student being provided a Chromebook for use at home and in school. I expect those Chromebooks to go out in the first month of school as paperwork and permissions are completed and brought back to school.
Over the past two years, our staff has worked to collaboratively develop a mission and vision for Meadow Park Middle School. After much discussion, we are committed to the following:
We empower all students to be collaborative, courageous, and caring in their social and academic lives.
In discussions with staff and students, it was important that we include both academic and social learning with our middle schoolers. Students are beginning to explore who they are and determining an identity for themselves throughout their middle school experience. Our hope is to be a positive influence in the process and help all students work together, determine and stand up for what they believe in, and be empathetic toward one another in all facets of their lives. Students can expect to participate in advisory lessons around these ideas throughout the course of the year as we work to create a school environment that leads to success for all.
There are two changes to our schedule that will affect all families. First, each middle school in Beaverton has shifted their school day by 10 minutes. School now starts at 9:15 and ends at 3:50. Please ensure that students are dropped off no earlier than 8:45 each morning to eat breakfast and wait for the day to begin in the cafeteria. Second, early release will take place each Wednesday in the coming year. Beginning Wednesday, September 13th, students will be released to take their bus home at 2:20, a full 90 minutes earlier than normal. This time will provide staff with time to collaborate with their colleagues, examine student data, and participate in professional learning.
I look forward to partnering with you to make Meadow Park a great place for our students to learn and grow. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions, concerns, or suggestions throughout the coming school year.