Click here for the Summer 2014 PreK-12 Reading List

IMPORTANT UPDATE - ROAD CONSTRUCTION
The Reconstruction project for Ninth District Road, Main Street and Sokol Road is scheduled to begin the week of April 28th.  The traffic will be handled by the State Troopers with an alternating one way traffic pattern based on construction location.

Mabelle B. Avery Middle School#1 Vision Boulevard, Somers, CT 06071

 

6th Grade Orientation and All New Registrations Welcome!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

8 - 9:30 am

Check end of month for more details

School Re-Opens, Thursday, August 28, 2014

Effective immediately all early dismissal days will also be at 11:00 a.m., including 1/2 days such as the last day of school.

2013-2014 School Calendar, approved 1/14/13
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Please click on this and the parent survey will appear:   A website to house the MBA parent survey has been created.  

https://sites.google.com/a/somers.k12.ct.us/mba-parent-survey/

Please check out this link for a blog from one of the big 8 educational organizations in our state highlighting our MBA teacher, Erin Scholes, Somers 2014 Teacher of the Year.


http://ctedreform.org/2013/11/flipping-expectations-student-led-learning-flipped-classroom/

 

June 2014

Dear MBA Families,

It doesn’t seem possible that it is June and we are approaching the end of another school year. It has been an outstanding year. The many accomplishments of our staff and students have been inspiring and invigorating. Your children have continually brought wonderful ideas and inspiring activities to me throughout the year. They have had a tremendous impact on MBA, Somers, and the larger world community. It has been my great honor to be their principal.

To all parents of eighth grade students, we would like to wish you and your child the best of luck and a successful high school career. It has been a pleasure working with you and having your children with us throughout the year. Thank you to all our parent volunteers for their help during the year. We hope to see all our grade 8 families at class night on June 19th.

At this time, I need to let you know that I will be leaving Somers District at the close of June. My time here with your children, the staff, and you has been wonderful and I have so many fond memories of working with our families and children. The community that we have built together will continue to be strong and vital. Remember how important your voice is and how much I have appreciated it over the years. The talent and wisdom that you so openly share is what contributes to an outstanding school. With our many awards such as state semifinalist CT Teacher of the Year, CAS exemplary Climate Award, and a CT State Department School of Distinction (top 7% of the top 15%), it has been an exciting and rewarding last year. I know you already know how phenomenal our staff is, but I want to take this time to recognize each and every one of them. If you haven’t already done so, please let them know how much you appreciate them as well before the end of school. They work long and tireless hours in order to provide an outstanding education to your children and they are of the highest professional caliber. Thank you again for your support throughout my seven years in Somers.

Report Cards
Report Cards will be mailed home the last week of June. If you do not receive a report card, your child has either failed to return a library book or a textbook. Please look for any MBA property to avoid this situation. If the materials cannot be found, please bring the amount of the replacement to the school.

Summer Reading
Required Summer Reading: Two books per grade are required for each student. A separate list and worksheets will be sent home with students the last week of school. Please encourage your child to begin reading early. For more information, check our link on the school’s web page: 2014 Summer Reading List. Somers Public Library also has the list of books.

Have a relaxing and enjoyable summer!

Sincerely,

Susan Muirhead
Principal


 

 

The Somers Public Schools is committed to equal opportunity for all students, applicants and employees. The District does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. In addition, it provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the District’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Ms. Kathleen Pezza, Title IX Coordinator, 1 Vision Boulevard, Somers, CT 06071, (860) 749-2270 x2039 or Mr. William Boutwell, Section 504 Coordinator, 1 Vision Boulevard, Somers, CT 06071, (860) 749-2270 x2035.

 

 

MBA Office Hours

July 2014 - Monday - Thursday 8 am to 2:45 pm/Friday 8 am to 1 pm

September - June
Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:00pm 860.749.2270 860.763.2073 (fax)

MBA Office Staff

TBD, Principal x2603

Mr. Robert Kapner, Assistant Principal x2606

Mrs. Elizabeth Walsh, Secretary to the Principal x2601

Mrs. Gayle Cady, Secretary to the Assistant Principal x2602

Dates to Remember

August 13 - 8 - 9:30 am  - 6th Grade Orientation