Assistant Principals' Message
As middle school Assistant Principals (APs), our role is multi-faceted. As APs, we have many administrative duties related to the building. We also help provide student supervision before, during, and after school and oversee extracurricular activities including athletics. Coordinating special events for students such as registration and grade level activities like the eighth-grade promotion ceremony and luncheon are also included in our role. However, our primary responsibility is to maintain a safe, secure environment for all of our students and staff.

Therefore, all disciplinary referrals including those from the bus as well as those for tardies and dress code violations come to us. Ms. Reed handles sixth-grade and eighth-grade referrals and Ms. Coleman handles seventh-grade referrals. Please familiarize yourself with the district’s Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline and JCTMS policies as outlined in the first section of your child’s agenda. Consequences for common violations are very clear.

If a parent has a concern with a teacher or particular classroom and has not been able to reach a resolution through talking with the teacher and/or counselor, we will help mediate the issue.

If you would like to make an appointment to see one of us, please call the school office at 485-8272 to schedule one. It can be difficult for us to accommodate “drop-in” guests. You may also email us at [email protected] or [email protected]

We look forward to working with you and your child!

Please Note

 • Our building opens at 7 a.m. The doors are locked and there is no adult supervision before that time. Please do not drop your child off any earlier than 7 a.m.
 • School is dismissed at 2:20 p.m. Car riders wait on the front steps on Morton Avenue for their rides. Drivers should plan on arriving after the buses leave at 2:30 p.m. If you arrive earlier, please park a block or two away and wait for the buses to depart; then you may pull up in front of the main entrance to get your child. Students should be picked up no later than 3 p.m. unless they are involved in an after-school activity.
 • Be aware of the No Parking signs posted along the streets, and obey all traffic laws. Do not pass a bus with flashing lights and an extended stop sign. We do not have crosswalks or crossing guards here like elementary schools often do.
 • All visitors to our building, including parents and volunteers, must check in at the office and wear a visitor's badge. If you wish to visit a classroom during the school day, please make arrangements with the teacher or team ahead of time.
 • Our office staff receives a large number of phone calls during the school day. Please do not call the office and ask for a message to be given to your child unless it is truly an emergency. Every call to a classroom to relay a message interrupts valuable instructional time.
 • All electronic devices (iPod, Nintendo DS, etc.) should be left at home. Cell phones should be turned off and left in lockers during the school day. They are not permitted to be used on school property. If a student must call a parent during the day, he or she may ask to use the office phone.