Top Tips for Success

for Parents and Students

  1. Know your password to check PowerSchool (for most subjects) and our Summit Personal Learning platform (for math & science). This will allow you and your seventh grader to keep track of grades and progress in all courses! 
  2. Check your child’s planner weekly or more often. We help students create an organizational structure for the many demands on their lives. Please check your student’s planner and regularly have conversations about the curriculum, their progress toward completing focus skill assignments and projects. Bookmark our team homework calendar. 
  3. Absences- Parents, please call the school office when your child is absent. Find out about things that were practiced or due in class by checking the homework calendar on our team website. 
  4. Know your child’s team teachers when you call the office (424-4150). This will speed up our ability to help you. We will develop a team name the first week of school. Teachers are: Mrs. Darnton, Mrs. Mutschler, Mrs. Saulles and Mrs. Selecman.
  5. Know how to contact your child’s teachers. Emails and phone contacts are listed on our main team website.
  6. Know how your child is assessed for work habits and for citizenship. Students are assessed on at the following scale for both work habits and citizenship: exceeds expectations (E), meets expectations (M), is progressing toward expectations (P), or the student is not meeting expectations (N). 
  7. Know about Academy. Academy is open to all students after school on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:20 to 4:20. The Academy program is located in the Mill Creek Media Center where students have the professional support of two Mill Creek teachers, as well as technology available to use. A student is assigned to Academy if he/she earns two D’s or E’s as academic grades on a progress or quarterly report, or if a student receives two N’s for not meeting expectations in work habits on a progress report or on a quarterly report. 
  8. Know about Thumbs Up. Thumbs Up Meetings occur every few weeks. During this time, team teachers, administration, and support staff review each child to note if he/she is doing well academically, socially, behaviorally, and if some support is needed. An action plan is developed if needed. An e-mail is sent after the meeting to the student and parent with praise and/or concerns that the teachers have at that time. 

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Upcoming Events

  • November 2019
    • TueNov19 MC BB Gold vs Lincoln Gray 4:15 PM to 8:15 PMMCMS
    • TueNov19 MC BB Maroon at Chelsea Gold 4:15 PM to 8:15 PMBeach Middle School
    • ThuNov21 MC BB Gold vs Pathfinder 4:15 PM to 9:15 PMMCMS
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  • 7714 Ann Arbor Street,
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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