Friday Letter - Middle School

October 11, 2019

Dear Families

You should have received your child’s Quarter 1 progress report on Thursday. Quarter 1 ends on November 7 and teachers are working hard to support students in being successful for the quarter. Assessments are being weighted heavily per City Schools grading policy. Assessments include assignments and activities that measure mastery of grade level standards. Please reach out to your child's teacher for information outlining the grading breakdown.

Join us for Pizza and Progress on Thursday, October 17 starting at 5 p.m. We will provide information about your child’s current level of performance and growth. This year, our 7th and 8th grade families will also receive information about high school choice. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, so please mark your calendars for this important date. Click here to RSVP for the event by Monday, October 14, 2019.

Have you signed up for Classroom Parent?  If you haven’t, please click here to register.  This online platform will allow us to send information quickly and directly to your email.

We are still collecting $20 for your scholar’s take home literature books.  By the end of this school year scholars will have added four additional books to their at home library.  The books purchased are used to enhance your scholar’s reading through standards based instruction.  If you have questions regarding the books purchased, please contact your child’s ELA teacher.

The Belair-Edison school is thrilled to introduce Ms. Candace Sims. Ms. Sims has been a teacher for Baltimore City Schools since 2005.  She brings a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to the Belair-Edison School.  "I find teaching very rewarding.  I love the relationships I have built with students over the years.  I am confident in the knowledge I am able to impart on my students and the power this will give them."  In her spare time Ms. Sims enjoys going to the movies and spending time with her family. Welcome Ms. Sims!

Panther Updates

Boys Soccer - The Panthers partnered with Towson University for a scrimmage this week. The team continues to grow! Coach Johnson.

Girls Soccer - The Panthers victorious again on Tuesday! They won 1-0 against Crossroads. Thanks to Mr. Walker for all the help. Please continue to support our girls. Go Panthers! Coach Arauz.

Flag Football - The Panthers played very hard against our rival Baltimore Collegiate. We ended victorious, 7-6, to finish the regular season as the #2 seed heading into next week’s playoffs. Go Panthers! Coach Morgan and Coach Coleman.

Be Well,


Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, October 12 – Afya Invitational – Herring Run Park @ 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 17 – Pizza and Progress (6th) and High School Choice Night (7th/8th) 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 18 – Professional Development Day – School Closed for Students