- Sophia Fernholz --
Grade 7 - Grace Ferarra --
Each month, Mystic Middle School honors students from each grade for exemplary citizenship and dedication to the school. Students who earn "CUB of the Month" demonstrate positive character traits including, respect, responsibility, honesty, and compassion.
Our own Mrs. Gilbert and Mr. Hilbie were interviewed by Mrs. Marilyn Dayton this Thursday in the broadcast of From This Corner TV, a local public access program. The focus of the interview was on How Music Can Change a Child's World. If you did not have the chance to view this very informative and worth-while showing, you may access it clicking the image. Thank you Mrs. Gilbert, Mr. Hilbie, and Mrs. Dayton.
The Principal's Corner
I am very excited to introduce the new MMS staff members for the 2015-2016 school year, Mrs. Hine- Assistant Principal, Mrs. Akers- 7th Grade Science, Mrs. Bruno-Cronin- Psychologist, Mrs. Cassidy- 7th Grade Social Studies, Mrs. Lathrop- Spanish, Mrs. L’Homme- French, Mrs. Brown- Paraprofessional, Mrs. Slocum- Paraprofessional, and Mr. Rolando deOliveira- Custodian.
Featured New Staff - August:
Mrs. Hine has been in Stonington, serving as the Assistant Principal at Deans Mill School, for the past three years. Previously she taught in Old Saybrook, CT and Boston, MA. Allison received an undergraduate degree from Binghamton University, and then two graduate degrees from UMASS Boston and UCONN. Allison is looking forward to continuing to work with many students and families who she has enjoyed getting to know over the past three years. She knows many of the staff members at Mystic Middle and is excited to be working with these talented and dedicated educators in the coming years. Allison and her husband live in Old Lyme with their two children, Isabella and Leland.
This is Mrs. Cassidy's 14th year teaching in Stonington. Her first 13 years were spent teaching 7th and 8th grade American History and Geography at Pawcatuck Middle School. This year will be an exciting one as not only will she be teaching at a new school, but will be teaching a new curriculum based on the new state frameworks. This years seventh graders will be taking a journey through Africa, Asia and western & eastern Europe, using inquiry based learning to discover the past, present and the future of these regions. Mrs. Cassidy enjoys going to Fenway as often as she can with her husband and 2 daughters. She'll also be spending her "downtime" navigating her oldest daughter, Kiera through her Senior year at Montville HS, and determining what college will be the best fit for her desire to become a nurse. Her younger daughter, Katie will be going into 7th grade, so it'll be exciting to have a child in the same grade she's teaching.
Mrs. Lathrop has taught Spanish for seven years in West Hartford, Glastonbury, and Darien, including drafting the early language curriculum for West Hartford and Darien. She is passionate about language instruction and developing a love for Spanish in her students, and looks forward to working with your children in the Spanish language. On a personal level, she has recently moved to Westerly, Rhode Island with her husband Dan and 6 month old son Matthew. If you ever have any questions about your child and the Spanish program, Mrs. Lathrop is here to help.