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From the principal

Middle School Parents:

Thank you for a great year.  It was wonderful being able to return to some normalcy this year.  We are already planning and preparing for the next school year.

To help with communication, the MS office has been trying to send home a parent email at least once a month.  This email includes important dates for that month, as well as other information that can be helpful.  If you have not received these emails throughout the year, please contact our building secretary, Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected]), to add your email address to our contact list.

A reminder to our 7th & 8th grade athletes that you MUST have a completed physical BEFORE you can participate in any sports for the 2022-2023 school year.  A link has been provided below with the forms that need to be completed by the parent and your physician.

Also, all students entering 7th grade MUST have their immunizations up to date prior to the beginning of school.  A letter was included with report cards that were mailed home in June.  A link has been provided below with a copy of the letter.  If your child is receiving their immunizations at the same time they are getting a sports physical, please make sure that the immunization papers are sent/given directly to the school nurse or building secretary.  Please do NOT give immunization records to the coaches.

Lastly, below is the link for the supply list for the start of the 2022-2023 school year.  This list is not all inclusive and is subject to change.

Craig Nettleton

2022-2023 Athletic Physical Form

7th Grade Immunization Letter

2022-2023 Supply 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

During summer break, 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. 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):
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)

Medication Form

7th Grade Immunization Letter/Form

Dates to Remember

2022-2023 Important Dates (All dates are tentative and subject to change) 
August 22 - 6th Grade Orientation (tentative, times to be announced)
August 29 - Open House, 1:00-3:00p
August 31 - First Day of School
September 5 - No School, Labor Day
September 16 - No School, Waiver Day
October 13 - Early Release, 1:10p / Parent/Teacher Conferences, 2:30-8:30p
October 14 - No School, NEOEA Day
November 4 - End of 1st Grading Period
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])
TBA, Intervention Specialist 
Mr. Dean Dunlavy, 6th Science/Girls Basketball ([email protected])  
TBA, 6th ELA 
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])
TBA, Vocal Music 
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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