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Principal's Corner

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July 12, 2017


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Welcome to another exciting school year.  I am humbled and honored to return to the Riverview Gardens School District as the new Principal of Central Middle School.  My leadership team and I have already begun planning to ensure your child is successful and prepared for the next level.

Our theme this year is, “Success is the only option.”  This represents the philosophy that everyone in our learning community will work together to ensure our students meet their academic goals; parents, community members, teachers, support staff and students refuse to fail.  This means open lines of communication, collaboration and everyone being committed to doing their part.  We all will work in partnership to make Central the best school on earth! 

A key ingredient for the success recipe is attendance.  As parents, I will need you to make sure your student is at school every day and on time.  Also, having a quiet place to study and do homework will help your student be productive. He/she will need to read at least 30 minutes every day.  Our academic focus this year is writing, and great writers are also great readers.  You should expect your student to have writing assignments on a weekly basis.  All classes will incorporate writing this school year.

I look forward to working with you.  Please join the Central Middle School team for orientation on August 8 (6th grade and 8th grade) or August 9 (7th grade and 8th grade); the time is 4-6 p.m. on both nights and students will get their class schedules at orientation.  Also, our Open House/Meet the Teacher Night is August 23 from 5-7 p.m.

Lastly, I want to make sure you are aware of our change in the uniform policy.  Uniforms at Central Middle will be optional this year and we will have a dress code.  It is the expectation your child comes to school daily dressed in clothing that meets our dress code. 


In partnership,


Mr. Mario D. Sherrell,