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Principal's Message

Hello Five Oaks Community!

We are entering the holiday season and I wanted to take the time to thank all of our families for the support that you give your students. You are the reason we all work so hard to create great experiences for our kids. The shared goal we all have for your student is to connect with them and be another adult in their life that supports them. 

The Five Oaks building is still in the middle of a very comprehensive renovation. We never know what changes we will encounter when we arrive in the morning. Another new wing is being constructed and should be ready for occupancy in February. 

Please take a few minutes each evening to check in with your student. How are their classes going for them? Is there any support that they need from you or from someone at school to be even more successful? Please continue to remind them to charge up their Chromebook, have them look StudentVue for messages and check Canvas for assignments. Parents can check ParentVue for information on attendance or timely messages from teachers and the school. There are many ways to communicate with the school and you are always welcome to call the administrative team if you have any questions or concerns.

Please encourage your students to read every evening. The more a student reads, the more their reading skills will improve and the better the student will do in all classes. Every Humanities class stresses the importance of reading every day. All classrooms have amazing classroom libraries so if your student says that they can’t find a book they like, please contact their Humanities teacher. They are happy to help students find a book to read.

Our new Media Center is beautiful and a vast improvement from the old library. When a school is built or renovated, the school receives grant money from the state to buy new library books. It was very exciting news to the teachers and library staff. Encourage your student to check in the library to see the new books that were purchased. 

Thank you everyone!

Shirley Brock

Five Oaks and Rachel Carson Middle School Principal