Principal's Post

Southeast Middle School is proud to be a leader in implementing current best practices in education today.  We are a school where every student completes every assignment, the foundation of having a school where students do not fall through the cracks but rather exceed expectations.  Learn more about our story and our honor of being a spotlight school for the month of February at
There is a new report card system this year for Ohio Schools.  We are very proud to have received an "A" for the category of Value Added.  This rating is achieved when most of the students achieve more than one year's growth in reading and math as measured by the Ohio Achievement Assessments. 
Jim Ries
MS Extended Day - Bell Schedule

Effective March 26, 2014 - we will be extending the school day to make up the required calamity days.  For parents scheduling appointments, below is a copy of the bell schedule for your convenience.
7:29 - 7:36
1 7:36 - 8:26
2 8:28 - 9:15
3 9:17 - 10:04
4 10:06 - 10:53
5A 10:55 - 11:35
5B 11:20 - 12:00
5C 11:45 - 12:25
6 12:27 - 1:15
7 1:17 - 2:05
8 2:07 - 2:55
8th Grade News
This section of the webpage will be used to keep you informed of 8th grade "happenings" in the next few months.
High School Scheduling
The High School Guidance Department is sponsoring an 8th Grade Parent Night on February 27th in the high school gym.  Students with the last name A - L should meet from 6:00-7:00 p.m.; students with the last name M - Z should meet from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
This is an important meeting where students will receive information regarding graduation requirements, high school clubs and activities, Academic Honors requirements, and Link Crew.  At the end of the session students will create their 9th grade schedule request worksheet. 
For more information about High School Scheduling, you will need to contact the HS Guidance Department at 330-654-1966.
Field Trip
The 8th grade field trip to Maplewood on March 7th has been CANCELLED.
Promotion Night
The 8th grade Promotion Night ceremony will take place on Friday, May 30th, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the HS auditeria.  Students will need to arrive between 6:30-6:45 p.m. in the gymnasium to line up alphabetically.
A letter with this information was/will be sent home with your child during their nine weeks computer class.  This letter contained information about how your child had/has the opportunity to include photos for the slide show presentation that will take place during the ceremony.  All slides must be saved to the server no later than April 10th.
Another letter with more information about the ceremony and how to order a DVD will be sent home with the 8th graders on March 28th with their 3rd nine weeks report card.
More information will also be updated on this webpage as it becomes available.
Dates to Remember
2013 - 2014 Important Dates
March 21 - End of 3rd Grading Period
March 26 - Spring Pictures (afternoon)
March 28 - Report cards sent home
April 4 - Honors Assemblies (Parents welcome; sign in at office)
April 14 - Middle School Monday at Subway in Edinburg (see main page for more info)
April 14-21 - No School, Spring Break (School resumes April 22)
April 22-25 - OAA Testing
May 2 - Interims sent home
May 2 - After school dance, 2:30-5:00 (More info TBA) 
May 8 - Choir Concert, 7p, HS Cafe
May 12 - Middle School Monday at Subway in Edinburg (see main page for more info)
May 12-14 - 6th Grade Trip to Camp Fitch (More info TBA)
May 23 - In School Concerts (Parents welcome; sign in at office)
May 26 - No School, Memorial Day
May 28 - Band Concert, 7p, HS Cafe (**Please note that this is a change, due to the Camp Fitch trip)
May 30 - 8th Grade Promotion Night (More info TBA)
June 4 - Last day for students; End of 4th Grading Period (*Subject to change due to number of calamity days used)
June 18 - Final report cards mailed home
Athletic Announcements
During the school year, this section will be used for "EMERGENCY" cancellations of athletic events.
ALL games (regular and make-up) are also available on the High School Athletic webpage (select High School, select Athletics). 
How You Can Help Your School
MIDDLE SCHOOL MONDAYS at SUBWAY - Next date is Monday, February 10th!!!
The new Subway located in the Certified/Marathon in Edinburg on SR 14 is helping the middle school by sponsoring a monthly fundraiser.  On the 2nd Monday of every month, if you mention Southeast Middle School when you place an order, we will receive 10% of your total order.  All profits received from our fundraisers are used towards student activities, awards, and incentives.
Mark your calendars / save the dates in your phone:  February 10, March 10, April 14....and help us earn a little extra for the students!
At the middle school, we are collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Labels throughout the school year. 
Thank you for helping us collect over 7,000 Box Tops in October, and over 800 Box Tops in December; we have earned a little over $800. 
Our final collection date will be February 13th with a classroom goal.  The 1st period class that collects the most Box Tops will win a breakfast party.  Currently, Mrs. Cyders' 1st period class is in the lead.  Remember to turn in your Box Tops!
Collection sheets are available outside of the office, or you can turn in loose Box Tops to your 1st period teacher also.
Parent Teacher Organization Meeting
We will continue to discuss ways to improve our schools and how parents can help through parent meetings held throughout the school year.  We have had two meetings this year, one in September and one in October.
If you would like to participate, please feel free to contact Mr. Ries at
Our wish list currently includes the following items:
Smaller Items:
Pencils, pencils, pencils (State OAA Testing takes place in April)
Hand Sanitizers
Drawstring back packs
Wood Chips
Treated 4x4's (for nature trail signs)
*This is not an all inclusive list and items will be added/deleted as needed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mr. Ries.
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