Welcome to Eaton Rapids Middle School
The Middle School is home to all Eaton Rapids sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Because of the uniqueness of early adolescents and their variety of interests and experiences, special attention is given to computers, speech and drama, physical education, art, applied technology, vocal music, band, and other related areas.
New Help for Students
Eaton Rapids Middle School will be starting a new process to help identify students early on that may need our help to be successful in their future schooling. We will be looking at what are called Early Warning Indicators (EWI’s) and using them to help identify students that may be at risk.
The EWI’s we will be looking at are attendance, behavior, and course performance (Math and ELA). Research shows that students flagged in these areas are at an increased risk of not only struggling in school but not graduating. We want to do our best to help all of our students be successful; this is something we feel will help us do that.
How can you help?
Help make sure students are at school on a daily basis, encourage students to be to class on time.
Remind students of our GROWL and how following those ideas will help them avoid in-school and out-of-school suspensions.
Make academics a top priority, stress with students to ask teachers for help, keep open lines of communication about academic performance.
With our help, your support, and student buy-in we feel strongly that this process will help our students move forward as we strive to provide all students with the best education possible.
Welcome Letter from Mrs. Lake
Dear Eaton Rapids Middle School Parents and Students:
Hello, my name is Mrs. Terri Lake and I am very excited to be the principal here at the Middle School.
Before coming to Eaton Rapids in 1992 I taught at Maple Valley Jr/Sr High School for nine years. During my 23 years here in Eaton Rapids I have taught Special Education, 5th grade, 3rd grade, Reading Recovery, and since 2003 have been a Title I Reading teacher at both Northwestern and Lockwood Elementary. My husband Dan and I live in Charlotte. We have two grown boys and two wonderful grandchildren. When I am not at school I enjoy time at home, and on vacation, with my family. During the summer I spend time in my flower gardens while during the school year I play my clarinet in the Charlotte Community Band.
I have a passion and commitment to education and the success of your child. I know that by working together we can make your child's Middle School experience both positive and successful. I look forward to seeing you when you stop in the office, or when attending upcoming school events.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Eaton Rapids Middle School