As Principal of Colton Middle School (CMS) I am excited for the 2014/2015 school year. It will be a year filled with learning and growth. The administration, teachers, and staff are committed to creating an environment for our students that is highly academic and genuinely supportive. We have a talented teaching staff that shows their dedication to teaching through the use of effective methodologies, ongoing professional development, and a commitment to making a difference in students' lives every day.
At Colton Middle School we believe in being honest, respectful, and responsible. We know that the only road to success is through dedicated, hard work. Part of this belief is manifested in our establishing the "Falcon Way" for our students. The "Falcon Way" is a system of training, rewards, and accountability to promote personal responsibility in our students. We strive to live the "Falcon Way" every day.
Our staff works hard to prepare your children for high school and beyond. We understand that Middle school is only one experience on the "Cradle to Career" continuum but it is an important one. I believe that your children will be establishing work habits and behaviors that will affect the rest of their lives. I know that there will be growing pains as your children work to become more independent learners and thinkers, but I am confident that by continually working together, we will be successful.
On behalf of the teachers and staff, I would also like to thank you for all the support we receive from you at home. Home is where education starts and we are excited to team with you to continue the education process. You really do make a difference in the overall success of the school and your children's education. We appreciate the time you spend helping your children with homework, encouraging them to attend all of their classes, checking on their progress, and remembering to make reviewing the CMS student planner a daily family activity.
Please feel free to share your time, ideas, and suggestions with the school. It is an honor to be a member of the Colton community of dedicated teachers, staff, parents, and students.
Principal, Colton Middle School