It is with great pleasure that I welcome all returning students and families back to PRMS for another exciting and productive year. I think you will see that PRMS is a fantastic school with great students, a dedicated staff, and involved community who work together to ensure the best possible education for our youth. Together we will strive to continue our efforts toward building a school where students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.  

The Middle School years are an exciting time in the life of an adolescent. I encourage students and families to become actively involved in the many things the school has to offer. Pine Ridge has a wide variety of activities, clubs, and athletic teams that students can join and participate in. Middle school is also a great time to build important academic skills, grow as a person, meet new friends, and hopefully discover new skills and interests.

As we begin the 2017-2018 year, take some time to look ahead and talk as a family about the following:

  • Make the ABCs of school a priority (Attendance, Behavior, Completion of Work)
  • Discuss the Panther’s Pact (respect for self, respect for others, respect for the environment and the learning that occurs in that environment).
  • Set goals for the year ahead. Be specific, write them down, refer to them often. 
  • Talk with your child throughout the year. What they are learning? How do they feel about school?
  • Keep the home-school lines of communication open.

I’m looking forward to a great year  and I look forward to working with you and your child in the weeks and months to come. 


Maria Carty