Welcome to Grove Middle school. My name is Pat Dodson, Principal of GMS. The 2014-2015 school year will be my twenty-second year in the Grove school district and my twelfth as an administrator. I feel honored to work in a district that is truly supported by the community it serves. I am also privileged to lead a middle school building of highly qualified and dedicated teachers. Our goal at Grove Middle school is to continue to develop and sustain an environment where every student feels recognized and safe, and understands that they are active participants in their own education and learning.

I know that every parent wants their child to succeed, and that helping them succeed is a combined effort. Parental involvement and support are crucial elements of your child’s success; therefore I encourage you to volunteer and spend time at our school working with our staff to provide the most optimal learning environment possible. It is evident that students are most successful when all three components of the team are working together with a shared vision- the student, the family, and the school.

Middle school can be a wonderful, exciting adventure. I look forward to sharing in the adventure, as well as, the challenges, joys, trials, and triumphs that lie ahead for students, staff, parents and community members, as we endeavor to work together to provide opportunities for our most precious gifts…our children.

Please feel free to call (918-786-2209) or email me (pndodson@ridgerunners.net ) with any comments, questions or concerns; I look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in education,

Pat Dodson