Principal's Welcome


Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff at Marina Village Middle School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2016-17 school year! I would like to introduce and welcome our new Marina staff members, Mr. Bret Blubaugh (Math), Ms. Michele Noble (Science), Mr. Jeff Brown (RSP) and Assistant Principal, Ms. Samantha Schlesinger. At Marina, we use the word Ohana (Hawaiian for Family), as our guiding theme. As a school family, we strive towards developing a school culture centered on positive relationships, mutual respect, academic excellence, and educational innovation. I’m privileged to serve a dedicated staff of educators, caring students, and engaged families. The continuous building up of all three of these components helps to create what makes Marina such a unique and special place and helps define our Marina Ohana.   Listed below are just a few of the many exciting programs and goals we’re working on for the 2016-17 school year:  

  1. Launch of yearlong 8th grade elective classes
  2. Addition of Project Lead the Way classes in Robotics, Computer Science, and Environmental Science.
  3. Further development of our after school academic support programs (HIP/ZAP)
  4. Sister school partnership with Baochu Pagoda Experimental School in Hangzhou, China
  5. Further integration of Google Classroom and Google Apps for Education

We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
  3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
  4. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
  5. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

The wonderful Marina Village staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school Ohana. We thank you for your support and look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with the very best educational experience. Please consider joining our school volunteer PTC program as our students will greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. Once again, welcome back and thank you for entrusting your student’s education to us. GO MUSTANGS!

Sincerely,

George Tapanes

Principal

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