Letter To Parents From Mr. Murner
I would like to start by saying thank you to all of our parents, guardians, students and staff for making the start of this school year the best it has ever been. It is hard to believe a fourth of the school year is already over. Our teachers and students are working each day as they learn new skills and improve on the knowledge they have already obtained.
The ROAR program we started in August of this year has proven to be an asset to our school’s climate. The staff is rewarding students for good behavior by giving them DOJO points. Talk with your child about ROAR because it goes deeper than just DOJO points for picking up paper in the hall. We are working on Respect, Ownership, Attitude, and being Resourceful.
Attendance for the month of September was at 96% for the entire school. I commend all of you for that. When a student is absent from school, they can never truly get back that time they missed in the classroom. Please try to have your child at school each and every day.
One of our goals at DMS is to individualize your student’s education. Our Math and English teachers are working on individual folders for each student so your child and the teacher can see the gains they’ve made. Information in the folder will include STAR Reading and Math scores, and ASPIRE scores. I am planning a parent night in November so parents can see how the folder works.
I am truly blessed to come to Deshler Middle School each day and see all the amazing children that walk these halls. This year’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes are a pleasure to be around. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Principal at Deshler Middle School