Welcome to Grove Middle School and the 2015-2016 school year. As principal, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school webpage. Our staff is strongly committed to student learning. Through professional learning communities, our teachers collaborate and create effective academic programs built around the needs of our students. This school year we will introduce an AVID elective class. AVID elective students will benefit from organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college a realistic goal. Our long term goal is to implement AVID strategies beyond the elective class. Our goal is that all of our students will seek challenging course work to put them on the college track.

We are also committed to providing a safe, secure, and caring learning environment that encourages excellent attendance and proper school behavior. Learning the value of good attendance and appropriate behavior are invaluable and vital life skills.

We are very proud of our middle school and hope that you will visit often. When you do, you will observe our team working together to ensure student success. Our school exemplifies the district mission statement of T.E.A.M G.R.O.V.E. which characterizes the message: Together Everyone Achieves More through Growth, Responsibility, Organization, Values, and Education.

If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to call me at 918-786-2209 or send me an email at pndodson@ridgerunners.net.

Yours in education,

Pat Dodson