Dear Nordonia Middle School Parents,
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. I hope you had an enjoyable summer spent with family and loved ones. The entire Nordonia Middle School family is very excited about this school year and we are looking forward to the great things that this school year will have in store for your children.
This year, Nordonia Middle School will continue our work of implementing the Common Core standards in Math and Language Arts. Along with the Common Core standards we will also continue our focus on the statewide content standards. The focus on these standards will ensure that our students are fully prepared to be successful. Our teachers have worked extremely hard to make sure that they are fully prepared to implement these standards with fidelity. Your child could not ask for a better group of dedicated teachers.
New this year, the state of Ohio will begin PARCC assessments. The Nordonia Hills Schools are at an advantage as our district was a pilot district for the PARCC assessments last school year, so our students and staff are prepared and have an implementation plan in place. We are fully confident that our students will continue to excel on these assessments as they have on others in the past. We will be sending home numerous resources throughout the year for you to work with your child on further familiarizing them with these new assessments. Be on the lookout for this information in your child’s book bag, on progress book, and on our school website.
I am truly honored to serve the children and the families of Nordonia Middle School. I am looking forward to working together with each of you to make this an outstanding school year! Please feel free to contact me at any time if you ever have any questions or concerns. Go Knights!
Ryan C. Durr
Principal, Nordonia Middle School