Department of Defense Education Activity

Dear Students, Families and Community Members,

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Patch Middle School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the SY 2021-2022.  Patch Middle School is committed to providing a caring and nurturing environment that is tailored to the specific learning and social needs of our middle school students. We will continue the tradition of high expectations the Stuttgart community has established in its long history. 

Patch Middle School is committed to providing instructional opportunities that will hold student interest and keep them engaged.  In addition to the core subjects of Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies, we will offer many classes in art, music and technology to students in all three grade levels.  Students will have the opportunity to take advanced classes in Foreign Language and receive support in core development areas if necessary.  This challenging and engaging curriculum will ensure that the students of Patch Middle School are on the path to be college and career ready.

The staff of Patch Middle School is excited to offer a strong advisory program which will provide each student with an adult advocate.  These advocates will work to give guidance, supplemental support and promote communication between home and school.  The advisories will also offer a peer group for students and a more intimate connection to the school environment.  

Our experience has shown us that it takes a team to help students reach their full potential.  One goal we have for the school year is to help build and support the strongest possible partnership with parents and community members to ensure the highest quality of education for the students of Patch Middle School.  We encourage you to join the PTSA, make contact with your child’s teachers, frequently check your student’s progress through DSIS and talk to your child about their school day. Additionally, know that our doors are always open and that you are more than welcome to come to the school to discuss successes and challenges.

Parent Back to School Night is September 14,2022. Please join us and the entire faculty for this important and informational evening.  You will have an opportunity to experience your student’s daily schedule and meet the teachers and staff.

Welcome to Patch Middle School!


Shawn Knudsen and Evelyn Norwood