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Principal's Message

Welcome to Madeira Middle School!  We are a true “middle school” which means every phase of the school works under the team concept, where the core content teachers (language arts, math, science, and social studies) work together for each student.  Our goal is to meet each child where he or she is and take him or her as far as we can in four years, recognizing we receive children in upper elementary (5th grade) and say good bye to teenagers ready for high school.

The middle grades (5 through 8) are a time of transition, growth, and a time for students to find out who they are.  Between the ages of 10 and 15, humans change more than at any other time in their lives and so it is important in our middle school for us to focus on the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and moral needs of each child.  Students come to us riding bicycles and skateboards, and leave us thinking of when they can get their “temps” and begin to drive.  For some parents and students middle school can be a bit overwhelming.  Our job is to help ease the transitions and encourage each student (and parent) to enjoy the journey middle school has to offer! 

Changes in thinking patterns emerge during the middle school years, which becomes clear through questions students ask at home and school and the way in which they see their world.  Becoming more socially aware also may bring a certain sense of awkwardness or being less sure of oneself as friendships change, and an interest in new activities and experiences takes place.  This is very normal and part of growing up.  Middle school students are in the process of “becoming” and as they gain more independence they also need a safe place to land at school and at home.  This is why an awareness of the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and moral needs of each student is important to his or her overall education.  At MMS we want to balance a rigorous academic program with a school climate of acceptance and tolerance for different opinions and attitudes.

Feel free to browse through the rest of the website to find out more about our programs, course offerings, and staff.  We believe Madeira Middle School is a great place for students to grow and thrive and we welcome you to contact us with questions through email or by calling the office at 513-561-5555.  On behalf of everyone at MMS, have a great day today! 

Go Amazons!  Go Mustangs!

         Tom Olson

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