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From the principal

Middle School Parents:

We are almost halfway through the 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.

As the year continues, please check the emails and our website frequently.  More information regarding 8th grade/HS scheduling, state testing, and year end activities will be shared.

Craig Nettleton

College Credit Plus - Virtual Meeting 1/13/22

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 
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 
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

Due to COVID, and limiting guests in our building, 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. 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 (Residency Form Rent-Lease Resident, rev 082819.pdf). 
Additional information can be found on the district/building webpage, 


Standard Forms (*Required forms):
Emergency Medical Authorization, Computer Usage, & Media Form*

Chromebook/Equipment Usage/At Home Learning Expectation Form*

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

Bus/Address Change Form

Medication Form

7th Grade Immunization Letter/Form

Dates to Remember

2021-2022 Important Dates (All dates are tentative and subject to change) 
January 13 - CCP Virtual Meeting (to find the link, look under the Principal's Message)
January 17 - No School, Martin Luther King Day
January 21 - End of 2nd Grading Period
January 28 - Report cards sent home with students
February 17 - Early Release, 1:10p
February 18 - No School, Waiver Day
February 21 - No School, President's Day
March 3 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 2:30-8:30p (*Contact teachers directly to schedule appointments) 
March 3 - 8th grade/HS Scheduling, HS Auditeria - Last names A-K, 6:00p / Last names L-Z, 7:00p (*Contact HS guidance - [email protected] for more information)
March 4 - Interims sent home with students
March 19 - Night of the Arts Dinner, 5-8p (all band/choir students)
March 25 - End of 3rd Grading Period
April 1 - Report cards sent home with students
April 9 - MS Band/Choir OMEA Solo & Ensembles
April 13 - Early Release, 1:10p
April 14-18 - No School, Spring Break
May 6 - Interims sent home with students
May 14/15 - MS Band/Choir OMEA Large Group Contest
May 23 -  In school band/choir concerts (Guests welcome, times TBA) 
May 24 - MS Band Concert, 7p, HS Cafe
May 26 - MS Choir Concert, 7p, HS Cafe
May 30 - No School, Memorial Day
June 3 - Early Release, 1:10p / End of 4th Grading Period / Students Last Day
June 6 - Teachers Last Day
June 17 - Report cards mailed home

Staff Contacts

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

Administrative Team:
Mr. Craig Nettleton, Principal ([email protected])
Mr. Pat Youel, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director ([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])
Mrs. Stacy Bryant, Intervention Specialist ([email protected])
Mr. Dean Dunlavy, 6th Science/Girls Basketball ([email protected])  
Mrs. Hannah Embacher, 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. Stephan Bonhag, 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.


Below are the links for the REMIND App.  These are set up by "Class of".  Therefore, once you log in, it will follow your child throughout their Middle School years.
8th   Grade / Class of 2026
7th Grade / Class of 2027

6th Grade / Class of 2028


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. 

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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