Better in the middle blog


    • Spelling Bee Champion Represents STE

      Congratulations to Miranda Graves, STE Spelling Bee Champion! Miranda went on to the the regional spelling bee for private schools, held at Beth Yeshurun Day School just up the road. 40 schools sent their champions; the top two of whom would advance to the state bee at Houston PBS in March. Miranda competed well, taking […]

    • 6th Grade Science Students Witness Volcanic Eruptions!

      Yesterday in 6th grade science class, boys and girls demonstrated the power of the volcano! They have been working very hard building functional models of different types of volcanos. Each group presented their research before heading outside to view all the volcanic eruptions. What a thrill to see the fruition of such hard work! In case you […]

    • It ALL Counts…

      MS Update: Mid-Marking Period (MP4) “Youth is the seed-time of full age, the molding season in the little space of human life, the turning-point in the history of man’s mind.”-J.C. Ryle, Thoughts for Young Men When I was a math teacher for 6th and 7th graders, I often came across the following comment from parents: “My […]

    • Lessons from the Fall: Restart and Rebuild

      Greetings and welcome back!  I hope you enjoyed the time with your family and were able to use the holidays to reflect on an amazing 2013. With a couple of school weeks under our belt this semester, I am ecstatic to see how well students have re-engaged in their classes. We have hit the ground […]

    • Mid Marking Period (MP3)

      As we navigate through the first semester, I have become further aware of the positive involvement the parent community has with the everyday activities of the middle school. If you read this previous sentence like I think you will, then please read further: your involvement in the daily life of your student is vital and […]