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Welcome To The 2008-2009 School Year!

September 4th, 2008

Geneseo Middle School would like to introduce our new parent blog. This blog will contain information for parents. We will highlight school activities, upcoming events, staff and student work, and all the wonderful things happening at our school. We hope you enjoy and use this new feature!

We have some new staff to welcome at Geneseo Middle School this year. Please be sure to introduce yourself and say hi to them!

Michelle Garrison – Art
David Martin – 6th Grade
Mrs. Kastorff – 7th Grade Social Studies
Ian Flynn – P.E.
Amy Feely – Counselor
Tom Ryerson – Associate Principal
Matt DeBaene – Principal

Football and volleyball games have started! They have been practicing extremely hard preparing for the season. Please come support our teams and cheer them on!

This past week, students participated in their beginning of the year assessments. This information is used to highlight student strengths and to identify areas in our curriculum to spend more time on throughout the year. These beginning of the year assessments are given to all students.

This year, Geneseo Middle School will be utilizing an Office Pre-Ferral Form. Students who are “caught” doing something good out of the ordinary, will be given an Office Pre-Ferral. These students will meet with one of the principals and be recognized for their positive behavior! At the end of each quarter the principals will have a special recognition lunch, to recognize each student who has received a Pre-Ferral throughout the quarter.

As the new school year starts, it is extremely important for students to practice good habits and start off on the right foot. Below are some recommended websites that will help parents and students transition from elementary to middle school, as well as provide you with some study and homework tips for the upcoming year.

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/home_school/b2shandout.aspx (back to school tips)

http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/homework/part_pg2.html#2 (homework tips for parents)

http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/learning/studytips.shtml (study tips for parents)

http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/showarticle/3106 (transitioning to middle school)

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=84 (transitioning to middle school)