Welcome back to M.L. King, Jr.
Middle School. We are anticipating another exciting year of learning. To our new family members, we say “Welcome!” M. L. King, Jr. Middle School strives to
provide a peaceful, stable and productive learning environment that meets the
academic, social and developmental needs of all students. At M.L. King Jr., we set high expectations
and celebrate the achievements of every student.
Middle school is a vital bridge
between elementary school and high school—it is also a period when students,
often for the first time in their lives, begin actively seeking a sense of
purpose and place. It is our job to
provide them with these opportunities while also keeping them engaged, challenged
and supported. Our students are gifts
with limitless potential. Through the efforts of our entire school community,
we can help them to develop their own unique skills and talents and prepare
them for continued success, far beyond their early adolescent years.
A primary vehicle through which we
accomplish this growth and development is our interdisciplinary teams. There
are several pillars to effective teaming—among them are: 1) students sharing a common set of
interdisciplinary teachers for all core classes; 2) teachers working in close
physical proximity to one another, enabling greater collaboration; 3) teachers
and counselors having regularly scheduled team meetings during a common
planning time. This daily face-to-face interaction facilitates early
intervention; and perhaps, most importantly, 4) teachers sharing a philosophy
about how a developmentally responsive middle-level curriculum is
delivered. Our goal is social,
emotional, and academic growth for all students.
As we prepare for the first day of
school, here are some important reminders.
- Community Tours: August 1, 2016 1:00 – 3:00
- Open House: August 1, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Day: Wednesday, August 3rd. Students will receive their schedules during
- School hours: 9:05 am and
dismissal is at 4:05 pm.
are permitted to enter the building at 8:35 am
- Attendance: Parents please
notify the school office with written documentation when students are
absent. Ensure that students
receive and complete any missed work.
- Lunch: Lunch will be served on the first day of school. Healthy snacking is an important part of a
healthy diet. When packing a breakfast, snack or lunch for your child,
please do not send soft drinks, fruit drinks with processed sugar,
candy, cookies, ice cream, cupcakes, cake, hot fries, hot Cheetos,
sunflower seeds, gum and/or sugary snacks to school.
- Homeroom Assignments: Students will receive homeroom
assignments at Open House on August 1, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Uniforms: Students are
required to wear uniforms Monday through Thursday. Uniform colors are burgundy, black and
gold tops and khaki or black pants. Boys
are required to wear belts.
We hope the above information is
helpful to you as you prepare for the first day of school. If you have any
questions about any of this information, please contact the school at 404-802-5400.
We look forward to a great school
Paul W. Brown, Principal