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From the principal

Attention Middle School Parents:

April Parent E-Letter (emailed 3/29/23)
Spring is finally here!

Dates to remember:
March 31 - Early Release, students will be released at 1:10p; busing will arrive between 60-90 minutes earlier than normal
April 3-7 - No School, Spring Break
April 10 - School resumes
April 14 - Report cards sent home with students
April 15 - OMEA Solo and Ensemble; 7th & 8th Grade band/choir at Stanton MS/Kent
April 21 - After school dance (more information will be sent home on 4/14)
May 6 - OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event; 7th & 8th grade band/choir at Mogadore HS
May 23 - Band Concert, HS Cafe, 7p
May 25 - Fall student athletic meeting (during the school day; students interested in a fall sport will bring home paperwork)
May 25 - Choir Concert, HS Cafe (times TBA)
May 29 - No School, Memorial Day
June 8 - Students Last Day; early release at 1:10p

State Testing
State testing will begin soon after spring break.  Dates and times are listed below.  When scheduling appointments, vacations, etc, please try to do so around the scheduled dates.  If you have a question/concern regarding the testing, please contact our counselor/testing coordinator, Mrs. Dotson ([email protected]).

ELA (all grade levels) - April 19-20, 8:00-10:30a
Math (all grade levels) - May 2-3, 8:00-10:30a
Science (8th grade ONLY) - May 9-10, 8:00-10:30a

Afternoon Car Riders (Anytime & Early Release Days)
For the safety of all of our students, if your child is going to be an afternoon car rider (who is not on our daily car rider list), please follow these guidelines:
1 - Send in a note with your child or email our secretary ([email protected])
2 - All requests must be in writing
3 - All requests must be received before 10:30a

Our car rider list is completed in the morning and shared with our staff early so that they know which students should be released to our car rider area.

After School Dance
Student Council and Crossbones will be sponsoring an after school dance on Friday, April 21st.  Permission slips will be sent home with report cards on Friday, April 14th.  Permission slips, along with payment, must be received no later than Wednesday, April 19th.  If we don't receive enough students participating, the dance will be cancelled.

Immunizations (6th to 7th grade)
The state of Ohio requires all students entering the 7th grade to have the meningococcal vaccine (also known as MCV4, Menevo or Menactra) in addition to one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis); see form below.  Students who do not provide documentation of these immunizations to the school this fall are subject to exclusion.  If there are medical/religious or philosophical reasons your child cannot receive immunizations, please contact the school clinic for an Immunization Exemption Form. 

8th Grade Recognition Night
Our 8th grade recognition night will take place on Thursday, June 1st, at the HS.  A letter with more information will be sent home with report cards in April.  
In addition, feel free to check out the middle school webpage for more information about end of the year events for 8th grade students.

Spring Cleaning - E-Waste Program
The High School Science Club is once again collecting any e-waste for recycling. 
The dates for drop off are Friday April 21st from 2:30 - 6:00 pm and Saturday April 22nd from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Drop off is behind the High School (drive is accessed from the bus garage side parking lot of High School).  See attachment for accepted items.  Sorry no TV's (Old style OR Flat screen).  See attached flyer with additional information.

Chromebook Return (Updates) - 3/31
Our tech department has notified us that during spring break they will need to update applications on student chromebooks for the upcoming state testing.  Therefore, we will be collecting all student issued chromebooks on Friday, March 31st, at the end of the day.  Please be sure that your child brings their chromebook with them to school tomorrow (3/31), so that these important updates can be made before state testing begins.  

Chromebooks will be returned to the students on Monday, April 10th.

Thank you
Craig Nettleton

2022-2023 Student Handbook

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]). 

8th Grade - Class of 2027

In the next few months, several things will be happening for our current 8th graders.  Please use this section to stay on top of the current activities/events that are being planned for your 8th grader.

Dates to remember:
May 4 - 8th Grade Job Shadow Permission Slip due
May 18 - Field Trip to Maplewood Career Center (Permission slips will be sent home in April; due by May 11th)
May 19 - 8th Grade Job Shadow Day 
Jun 1 - 8th Grade Job Shadow Presentations (after lunch; more info TBA)
Jun 1 - 8th Grade Recognition (More information to be announced later)

Dates to Remember

2022-2023 Important Dates (All dates are tentative and subject to change) 
March 31 - Early Release, 1:10p / End of 3rd Grading Period
April 3-7 - No School, Spring Break
Apr 19/20 - ELA State Testing (7:45-10:30a)
May 2/3 - Math State Testing (7:45-10:30a)
May 9/10 - Science State Testing, 8th grade ONLY (7:45-10:30a)
May 15-19 - Spring Book Fair
May 23 - Band Concert, 7:00p, HS Cafe
May 25 - Choir Concert, 7:00p, HS Cafe
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. Mason Harsh, 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, Wrestling, & 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/Football & Boys Basketball ([email protected])  
Mrs. Kim Kelchner, Intervention Specialist ([email protected])  
Mrs. Kim Nelson, 8th Science ([email protected])  
Mrs. Alexis Peters, 8th Math/Math 24 ([email protected])  
Mrs. Laura Sheets, 8th ELA/English Club ([email protected])
Miss Meredith Wooley, 6th-8th Math & Algebra/Track ([email protected])

Mr. Michael Backo, Computer ([email protected])
Mr. Joel Kithcart, Vocal Music/Drama Club ([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])


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


 Southeast Schools

New Student Registration/Central Registration (eff 3/1/2023)

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, 

Registration is now being Lori Michael ([email protected]) or 330-654-5841, ext. 1206 to enroll your child(ren).

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. Sarah Corley, AD Secretary ([email protected])
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