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From the principal

Attention Middle School Parents:

Veterans Day Concert
Anyone that would like to submit photos for our Veterans Day Concert on Friday, November 11th, see the link for the attached flyer.  Photos must be submitted no later than Friday, November 4th.

Dates to Remember:
October 13 - Parent / Teacher Conferences, 2:30-8:30p, by appointment only (contact your child's teacher(s) directly)
October 13 - Early release, 1:10p (students will arrive home approximately 60-90 minutes early)
October 14 - No School, NEOEA Day
October 31-November 4 - Middle School Spirit Week (more information below)
November 4 - End of 1st grading period

Interim Grades
The interim grading period has been completed, and parents should be able to access all grades online.  If you need a copy of your parent registration key, please contact our building secretary ([email protected]).  Paper copies are no longer being sent home for interims; however, we will continue to send paper copies for report cards only.

Parent/Teacher Conferences are currently being scheduled.  If you would like to have a conference with your child's teacher(s), please email the teacher(s) directly.  Conferences are being held via phone, video, or in person.  Attached you will find a copy of our teacher contact information.

Parent Meeting
On Thursday, October 13th, our school social worker, Mrs. Kelly Szydlowski, will be hosting a meeting for any parents interested.  The purpose of this meeting will be for you to have the opportunity for you to meet other parents in the community, and for you to be able to share past or current parenting experiences. More information is available on the attached flyer.

Art Class - Instagram
New to us this year, our art teacher is starting an instagram page. Feel free to follow her at SOUTHEAST_MS_ART

Middle School Spirit Week/Halloween
Halloween is soon approaching. At the middle school, we do not host holiday parties, nor do we have classroom treats during the holidays. At the middle school, we sponsor other activities from spirit weeks to dances, and other building incentives throughout the year.

Our first spirit week is Kool 2 B Kind Week and includes Halloween, where students are permitted to wear costumes, with restrictions, and participate in daily spirit attire, promoting kindness, throughout the week of October 31st through November 4th.

Costumes must meet the following guidelines:
 · All costumes must comply with dress code rules.
· No full face masks are permitted; however, students may wear moderate face makeup — nothing extreme. No makeup or         aerosol cans are permitted at school.
· Costumes may not demean any race, religion, nationality, handicapped condition or gender.
· They should not depict gangs or horror characters, or be scary.
· No weapons or look-a-like weapons permitted.
· Appropriate shoes must be worn.

Monday, October 31 - Halloween (Being kind to one another does not have to be spooky) - Wear Halloween costumes (see restrictions above)
Tuesday, November 1 - Twin Day (Supporting each other is a great way to be kind) - Find a friend and dress alike
Wednesday, November 2 - Pajama Day (Be comfortable to be yourself) - Wear your favorite pajamas (MUST be school appropriate)
Thursday, November 3 - Scrabble/Mix It Up Day (Mixing it up can be fun together) - Wear mismatched clothing
Friday, November 4 - Spirit Day (Southeast Pirates treat everyone like GOLD) - Wear maroon and gold attire

Parent E-letter
Our next parent e-letter will be emailed home during the 1st week of November. If you change an email address or know of someone not receiving this monthly information, please notify our building secretary, Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected])

New / Withdrawing Students
If you know of someone new to the district, please have them contact the appropriate building secretary to schedule an appointment to enroll.  Students in 7th-12 grades MUST be enrolled prior to participating/practicing in ANY fall athletic program.  For grades 7/8, contact Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected]) and for grades 9-12, contact Mrs. Cottrell ([email protected]) to schedule an appointment prior to the first week of August (when athletics begin).

If you are moving out of the district and your child(ren) will be attending a different school district, please contact the building secretary.  She will need the name of the student and the name of the district the student will be attending, so that your child's records can be forwarded to the new district.

If you have any questions, the best way to contact us is via email ([email protected]).

Thank you
Craig Nettleton

2022-2023 Student Handbook

2022-2023 Athletic Physical Form

2022-2023 Staff Contact List

Welcome to Southeast Middle School

Welcome to Southeast Middle School
Home of the Pirates
Grades 6-8
Colors:  Maroon and Gold
Main Office Phone:  330-654-1950 (Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Witkosky, [email protected])
Office hours:  7:30-2:30p
Car rider drop off begins at 7:15 a.m. at the doors between the library and bandroom
Buses release students at 7:29 a.m.
Tardy bell at 7:36 a.m.
End of day 2:25 p.m.
Attendance Office Phone:  330-654-1955 (MS Attendance Secretary, Mrs. Kehres, [email protected])
Student Attendance Times:
Tardy 7:37-9:07 a.m.
A.M. Absence 9:08-11:00 a.m.
Full day absence (in after or out before) 11:00 a.m.
P.M. Absence 11:00-12:55 p.m.
Early dismissal 12:55-2:25 p.m. 
*Students are encouraged to bring a note for tardies, absences, or early dismissals.  These notes should be given to the student's first period teacher, daily.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

Other FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
Homework - All homework/assignments should be available to your child via Google Classroom, or other similar programs. For the safety of our students and staff, limitations have been put in place.  If your child needs "paper" assignments, please contact your child's teachers directly to request that information.  A plastic tote/bin has been placed outside of the main office doors, where (when requested), a parent may pick up assignments or materials from the "HOMEWORK BOX" after 3p.

Clinic/Nurse - Our district has a nurse on staff.  However, our nurse is mainly at the elementary building, but can be called to the middle school for illnesses or emergencies.  If a student is ill or injured, he/she should report to their teacher, and with the teacher's permission, should report to the office.  The office staff will assess the situation and will either contact the nurse or have the student call home.

Updates/Directory Changes - If you have changed a phone number or email address, please contact the building secretary, Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected]), so that we can update that information in our system.  If you have moved within the district, you will need to complete a Bus/Address Change Form and include proof of residency (a homeowners or lease agreement).  If you have had a change in marital status, please be sure to send a copy of the court documents to school.

Cell phones - Students are permitted to bring their electronic devices to school.  They may be kept with the student throughout the day, however, they should be shut off and put away.  If an emergency arises, parents should contact the office to have a message/note relayed to your child.  Students may be granted permission to use their phone to call home, but may only do so in the office area.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to email our building secretary, Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected]). 


 Southeast Schools (6th – 8th Grade)

New Student Registration

School starts Wednesday, August 31st, parents with students in 6th through 8th grade are encouraged to contact the building secretary, Mrs. Witkosky at [email protected] or 330-654-1950 to schedule an appointment to enroll a student. We will not take any walk-ins the week of August 29-Sep 2 due to various activities and staff meetings.  If a student is enrolling in 7th or 8th grade, and would like to participate in a fall sport, he/she MUST be enrolled prior to the first practice.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

To enroll a student, you must have the following information for the student:  Certified Birth Certificate (no copies, must be original), Social Security Card, two forms of Proof of Residency (purchase or rental agreement and a utility bill), Immunization Records, and Custody Papers (if applicable).  A copy of the student’s previous report card is helpful, but not required.  If your child receives special services, please bring a copy of the IEP/MFE.  All paperwork must be received before your child may attend school.

If you are living with someone in the district and your name is not on the lease, deed or title, you will need to complete a Residency Verification form to complete and have notarized (District - Residency Form, rev 101921.pdf). 
Additional information can be found on the district/building webpage, 


Standard Forms (*Required forms):
Homeroom Posting 2022-2023

Emergency Medical Authorization, Computer Usage, & Media Form*

Athletic Physical, EMA, & Insurance Form (all 7th-12th grade students MUST have before participating in any sport)

Bus/Address Change Form (please submit forms to the building secretary prior to August 15th for any summer changes)

Car Rider Form 2022-2023

Medication Form

7th Grade Immunization Letter/Form

Dates to Remember

2022-2023 Important Dates (All dates are tentative and subject to change) 
October 13 - Early Release, 1:10p / Parent/Teacher Conferences, 2:30-8:30p (Contact teachers directly to schedule appointments)
October 14 - No School, NEOEA Day
November 4 - End of 1st Grading Period
November 11 - Veterans Day Concert, 1:30p (Guests welcome - please do not arrive before 1:20p, use the cafeteria doors, park only in the areas where the visitor signs are posted {do not park in the busing area/west side of building})
November 22 - Early Release, 1:10p
November 23-25 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
November 28 - No School, Waiver Day
December 19-January 2 - No School, Winter Break
January 3 - School resumes
January 16 - No School, Martin Luther King Day
January 27 - End of 2nd Grading Period
February 17 - Early Release, 1:10p
February 20 - No School, President's Day
March 9 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 2:30-8:30p
March 10 - No School, Waiver Day
March 31 - Early Release, 1:10p / End of 3rd Grading Period
April 3-7 - No School, Spring Break
May 29 - No School, Memorial Day
June 8 - Early Release, 1:10p / Students Last Day / End of 4th Grading Period
June 9 - Teachers Last Day

Staff Contacts

Below is a complete list of middle school staff email titles/addresses.

Administrative Team:
Mr. Craig Nettleton, Principal ([email protected])
Mr. Steve Sigworth, Assistant Principal ([email protected])
Mrs. Amy Dotson, Guidance Counselor ([email protected])
Mrs. Melissa Witkosky, Administrative Assistant/Student Council ([email protected])
Mrs. Kelly Doty, Media Center ESP ([email protected]
Mrs. Amanda Kehres, Attendance ([email protected])

6th Grade:
Mr. Danny Ahrens, 6th Math ([email protected])
Mr. Zeddie Pollock, Intervention Specialist ([email protected]
Mr. Dean Dunlavy, 6th Science/Girls Basketball ([email protected])  
Mr. Maxwell Rees, 6th ELA ([email protected]
Mrs. Christine Hensperger, 6th ELA ([email protected])  
Mr. Mitchell Ray, 6th Social Studies ([email protected]) 

7th Grade:
Mrs. Ashley Callihan, 7th Science & STEM/Science Club ([email protected])
Mrs. Kelly Canfield, 7th ELA ([email protected]) 
Mr. Scott Garrett, 7th History/Football & Boys Basketball ([email protected])  
Mrs. Deb Pusin, 7th Math ([email protected])  
Mr. Rick Reynolds, 7th ELA/Football & Fishing Club ([email protected])
Mrs. Jessica Shaheen, Intervention Specialist ([email protected])  

8th Grade:
Mr. Blake Collins, Intervention Specialist ([email protected])  
Mrs. Alaynna Cyders, 8th History ([email protected])  
Mr. Matt Dillon, 8th ELA ([email protected])  
Mrs. Kim Kelchner, Intervention Specialist ([email protected])  
Mrs. Kim Nelson, 8th Science ([email protected])  
Mrs. Alexis Peters, 8th Math ([email protected])  
Mrs. Laura Sheets, 8th ELA/English Club ([email protected])
Miss Meredith Wooley, 6th-8th Math/Algebra ([email protected])

Mr. Michael Backo, Computer ([email protected])
Mr. Joel Kithcart, Vocal Music ([email protected]
Mrs. Sarah Cup, Foreign Language ([email protected])  
Mr. Kyle Holler, Physical Education ([email protected])  
Mrs. Melanie Jackson, Instrumental Music ([email protected])  
Mr. Mike Stiles, Title I (Reading)/Football ([email protected])  
Mrs. Marie Summerville, Intervention Specialist ([email protected])  
Mrs. Megan Wells, Art/Art Club ([email protected])

Parent Access Letters / Gradebook

For security reasons, Parent Access passwords/registration keys are re-set each fall.  Parent access information was distributed with student schedules during orientation/open house/first day of school.  If you need an additional copy, feel free to email Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected]).  Student access information was given to the students the third week of school, and students were encouraged to log in and set up a password to check their grades throughout the school year.
If you have lost or misplaced your letter/registration key OR would like a copy for a second household, please feel free to e-mail a request to our secretary, Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected]). This request may take 2-3 business days to process.


Students in 7th grade and up need a physical signed by a physician before he/she can participate in any sport.  Physicals are good for one year from the date of the physical.  
Physical form, insurance release, emergency medical authorization forms:

*Forms need to be completed by your physician, parent, and student and returned to the coach for each activity.

The definition of interscholastic extracurricular activities is defined as a school sponsored activity involving more than one school district. The Board permits students in grades 7 and 8 to participate in interscholastic/extracurricular activities if they have at least a 1.5 GPA and pass a minimum of 5 classes (OHSAA guidelines).  Failure to comply with the grading period eligibility requirements will result in extracurricular interscholastic ineligibility for the succeeding grading period. 

Fall sports (football, volleyball, cross country, soccer) - begins the first week of August
Winter sports (wrestling, basketball) - begins the first week of November
Spring sports (track) - begins the first or second week of March

For more information regarding athletics, feel free to contact our athletic department:
Mr. Pat Youel, Athletic Director ([email protected])
Mrs. Angel Osborne, AD Secretary ([email protected])
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