Welcome to our first P.R.I.D.E. Post of the 2020-21 school year! We use this quarterly newsletter as an opportunity to share the events, activities, and accomplishments we are most excited about and proud of. While 2020 has continued to pose unique challenges for educators, we have done our best to make sure our students have a positive and enriching middle school experience. Even though we are unable to take advantage of many of the field trips, assemblies, and guest speakers we would normally enjoy in the fall, we will continue to strive to come up with creative and safe alternatives for students. On a positive note, we have been incredibly impressed at the degree to which our students and teachers have adapted to our hybrid learning model and mastered the technical tools necessary to do so. We will continue to adapt and learn as the year progresses and remain committed, throughout this pandemic and beyond, to make sure all students have the chance to learn, to grow, and to have fun!
Happy New Year! We hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season. For those of you who are new to Pelham Middle School, the P.R.I.D.E. Post is our quarterly newsletter, keeping you informed about some of the exciting events going on both in and out of the classroom. This school year, we continue to focus on the district’s Strategic Plan Goals in the areas of Cultural Competence, Authentic Learning, and Whole Child, through our continued work in the areas of character education and youth leadership, implementation of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, and commitment to supporting the academic, social, emotional, and physical growth of our students. We hope you enjoy reading about how all of the ways our teachers and students strive to embody Pelham P.R.I.D.E., through which we are Prepared, Respectful, Involved, and Determined, make Pelham Middle School the truly Excellent school our students deserve.