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Ryukyu MS Principal's Corner

Ryukyu Middle School Principal's Message

Welcome to Ryukyu Middle School! You are going to love this school! We look forward to an excellent school year focusing on academic achievement and personal development. The information in this handbook has been prepared to familiarize you with our educational programs and operational procedures. We urge you to carefully review this information as a family and keep it available for reference during the school year. I hope that we can work together to make sure that each and every student maintains the high academic standards that our school has enjoyed. Our faculty and staff are here to assist you in reaching your academic goals. We have a wonderful school where each student is valued and supported.

The administration, faculty, and staff are set on providing a quality education. We are committed to implementing the very best practices from the research on effective schools. Our grade level teams work together toward success for every student. Students also find many opportunities to develop their interest and abilities. A wide range of programs is offered to expand the students' physical, cultural, and intellectual development.

Ryukyu Middle School is fully accredited by AdvancED. Approximately 500 students are enrolled in grades 6-8. The year consists of two semesters with a total of 183 instructional days. As a Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS), our educational program compares favorably with stateside schools. School policies have been designed to provide the best possible learning environment. The combination of fully qualified educators, a strong DoDDS curriculum and our policies and procedures has enabled us to gain and maintain full accreditation from the AdvancED.

Students: We hope that you will become actively involved in our school's activities and special programs. You will soon find that there is much to do here. Your teachers will get to know you quickly and will help you to be happy and successful at Ryukyu Middle School.

Parents: Think of this as a community school. Your input is essential for our continued growth. The door is open to you any time you want to ask a question or raise a concern. We invite you to spend time with us so that you get to know the school. We encourage you to come in and lend a hand. Join the PTSA, SAC, and School improvement Team, or volunteer at school. By working together, we can continue to make Ryukyu Middle School a great place for students and parents.

Ms. Lee Mik