I am extremely excited to be the principal of AuSable Valley Middle School. Great things are happening in the building and across the school district. AuSable Valley Middle School is made up of Grades 7 and 8. Students are excelling in academics, sports, music, drama and all of our extra-curricular and club activities! Faculty and staff are hard at work ensuring that every student has the opportunity to achieve at his or her maximum potential!
The 2018-2019 school year marks the beginning of a three year roll-out of Chromebooks being available for every student in the district. This additional technology will help to insure that our educational program remains engaging and students are ready for the world that they enter after graduating from high school. At the Middle School, seventh grade students will receive Chromebooks this year. Next year (2019-2020), every student in the middle school will be issued a Chromebook.
We believe that communication is an extremely important part of the educational process. Our Middle School teachers, administrators, counselors and support staff are committed to providing opportunities for parents/guardians to be active participants in your student’s educational process. Our contact information is available on this website and we are also available by calling (518) 834-2800. Also available on our website is a link to access the Parent Portal of School Tool. School Tool is our student management system. By accessing the Parent Portal parents can see student grades, attendance and discipline information. If you would like to access your student’s information through the parent portal and have not yet signed up please contact our Counseling Office. When questions or concerns are identified related to student performance the parents, teachers, administrators, counselors and support staff can work together to develop plans of action to address the student’s needs.
We at AVCS Middle School provide many supports that are key to the success of our students. Along with providing exceptional classroom instruction our teachers meet with students during their own lunch times to provide additional time to help students who want additional help. We also have Homework Helpers after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students can stay after school and work on their homework with a certified teacher available to provide help and guidance. Transportation is provide home after Homework Helpers. An in-house Behavioral Health Services North Clinic gives us the opportunity to offer parents/guardians the opportunity to have counseling provided to their students. Referrals to this service can be made through our Middle School counselor.
Our Middle School Association is an organization with the goal of providing entertainment and community service opportunities to our Middle School students. Some things that have been done in the past are dances, bowling nights, movie nights, trips to the corn maze and numerous other activities.
Our Character Council is a Middle School/High School program which focuses on promoting the qualities of Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship and Tolerance. The Character Council also sponsors the school store “The Fort” to help increase school spirit by providing students, administrators, faculty, staff and community with the opportunity to buy AVCS and Patriots branded clothing and items at very reasonable prices.
Great things are happening at AuSable Valley Middle School, and even greater things are coming in the future! Give me a call at (518) 834-2800 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss our facilities and programs or would like a tour of the Middle School!