From Kathy Christoph, MS Principal


With the school year drawing to a close, we have turned our attention to the importance of closure in the lives of our young adolescents. Soon your child’s schedules and routines will change. Summer break is coming, and with it comes change. Change can be hard, especially for youngsters. Your child may be experiencing a range of emotions: sadness, joy, irritability, happiness, a sense of dread, a sense of excitement. These are all normal. Take time with your child to talk about the school year, the successes, the challenges, and the growth. Help them navigate this transition; it helps to build confidence and resiliency. Enjoy the summer months with the different routines and rhythms!

Summer is also a great time for our students to catch up on their reading. For the “Community of Readers” books list for this Summer 2017 and the rest of this article, click here.


Grade Level Updates: A Last Look At This Year!

May was a busy month for our sixth graders. In science, students worked diligently to complete their experiments and lab reports in anticipation for their Experimental Design Fair (see photos above). The Fair itself was a wonderful success. Students shared their findings about a range of consumer products including toothpaste, backpacks, ice cream, popcorn, and paper towels. Read More

Reminder from Sara Schulman, MS/US Nurse

Dear MS/US Parents & Guardians,

Though this school year is just about to close, it is never too early to plan for the coming year! The deadline for physical examination forms for the 2017-2018 school year is August 1, 2017.  Any physical examination completed after January 1, 2017 will be accepted for the coming academic year.  Please print, sign and get your child’s physician’s signature(s) as noted, and then forward these required forms (find them at or as soon as possible to avoid the last-minute rush and have questions resolved before the beginning of school. Read More

Deans’ Message

Summer Parenting Opportunity: Help Your Child Develop Good Social Media Use Habits

As the end of the school year approaches and students look forward to the change of pace and excitement their summer schedules will bring, they also may be thinking about how to stay in touch with their friends.  Using social media, and connected technology in general, has become second nature to many children today, so it is likely their use of Instagram, twitter, group chats, snapchat, and the rest will increase — with all the pleasures, challenges and pitfalls of living life on line also lying in wait. Read More