Principal's Corner

Welcome to Memorial Middle School

Memorial Middle School prides itself in offering students a supportive educational environment as they transition from the elementary level to young adulthood. Our schedule, curricula and extracurricular programs are specifically designed for the middle-level student and foster not only academic success, but promote the development of physical, emotional and social strengths. Our community also strives to support students in the development of their role as young citizens through recognition of Student of the Month, Honor Roll, and Outstanding Attendance Recognition.

The Memorial Middle School community believes that all children will gain the knowledge and skills needed for a future of success. This is accomplished with the work of our teachers who work in an interdisciplinary team structure and develop educational programs and lesson plans collaboratively. Teachers also devote time to meet with parents and students as needed to maximize the potential of individual students. Our schedule also allows time for students to receive additional support, enrichment, or access to technology during an Advisory period each morning. Furthermore, school trips are used to augment the educational and socialization process imperative for this age level. Our Homework Club also provides students with the opportunity to work on their classroom assignments with the assistance of a teacher and peers who are members of the National Honor Society from Spotswood High School.

All students at Memorial Middle School have access to a full-time school counselor. It is the primary focus of the counselor to provide assistance to all students in the areas of academics, social/emotional issues, conflict resolution and career planning. This is accomplished through individual, group and classroom counseling. As this is a unique and critical stage in childhood development, our counselor maintains an “open-door policy” and is prepared to support students as we cultivate a positive school environment.

Parent support and collaboration with teachers is strongly encouraged at Memorial Middle School. In addition to receiving school and district information through the Honeywell Instant Alert System, parents have access to student schedules, assignments, grades, and attendance status through a student information system called Genesis. Parents also receive information about their children through semi-annual parent/teacher conferences, team meetings, parent-counselor/principal appointments, student agenda planners, and district website through which parents may contact any teacher via their school e-mail addresses.

Memorial Middle School has an actively involved PTA which provides extensive cultural arts programs to all grade levels. The PTA provides continued assistance in many areas some of which are character education assemblies, book fairs, graduation, Back-to-School Night, Teacher Appreciation Day, and our eighth grade promotional breakfast.

In addition to a strong academic program, Memorial Middle School offers students opportunities to be recognized and involved in various other ways. The National Junior Honor Society, one of our nation's premier academic organizations, continues to be an integral component of Memorial Middle School’s culture. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship. National Junior Honor Society continues to make contributions for the betterment of our State and Nation through generous donations to groups such as Ronald McDonald House.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive sports program which offers boys’ and girls’ basketball, cross-country and soccer, girls’ softball and cheerleading, and boys’ baseball and wrestling. Memorial’s Drama Club produces an annual performance that develops the artistic talents of the involved actors and crew. Membership to the Yearbook Club affords students the opportunity to add their talents to the school’s official collection of Memorial’s yearly events. The Student Council, composed of elected representatives from the 6th, 7th and 8th grades, meets regularly with staff advisors to work on ways to improve the school and community. Members of the Student Council also plan social events and school spirit days. In addition, students may join others in the development of the school newspaper that is printed bi-monthly and is offered to all students. Student reporters detail the news of the school while perfecting their writing and communications skills. Additional organizations open to all students based on their unique and diverse interests include the following: Band, Math Club, Robotics Club, Hack Space (Coding) Club, History Club, Sci-Fi Club, Art Club, Environmental Club and Community Cares.