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    Dear Alden Middle School Families:

    It is hard to believe that our 2018-2019 school year is quickly coming to a close. It seems like just yesterday that I was welcoming all the staff and students back to school. Our final weeks of instruction are ahead of us and we look forward to upcoming field trips, the 8th grade picnic, 8th grade moving up day, and other fun exciting events.

    On behalf of the Alden Middle School Faculty and Staff we would like to congratulate Mr. Richard Karalus, and Mrs. Tanya Lords-Quinn on their appointment to the Alden Central School District’s Board of Education. Alden Middle School would also like to thank the community for supporting our schools and passing the 2019-2020 budget.

    As we approach the end of the year please reference our June calendar available at and/or this newsletter for reminders of the important upcoming events. Also enclosed is a copy of the 6th -8th grade final exam schedule.  Please make a special note on your home calendars of these dates and release times.  Students should report at the regular (7:50) time each of these days. 

    The guidance office and I are busy planning for the 2019-2020 school year. The 2019-2020 6th grade schedules will be available at our 6th grade orientation which will be held after the 5th grade awards program on June 20th . As part of the orientation, students will have an opportunity to visit each classroom and discuss the upcoming school year and courses with their teachers. 7th and 8th grade students will receive their schedules over the summer with locker information. On August 28th, all students will have an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the building and classroom locations at our annual 6-8 grade Walk-About from 5PM -7PM.

    This year Alden Middle School raised over $3,000 during our Delay the Day and Spirit Day activities. Thank you to our ABC advisor and members for organizing these awesome events. We would also like to thank our Middle School PTO and families for all of their efforts in fundraising activities this year. As you may know, your efforts, combined with the generosity of the Middle School PTO, allowed for each of our students to participate in a field trip with their grade level.  In addition, this group continues to contribute to our 8th Grade Celebration Day, 6th -8th Grade Activity Nights, and Book Fairs! Their hope is that they can recruit other parents as they continue to organize and fund activities for our school. If you would like to get involved next year, please contact Christine Jankowiak at

    On behalf of the entire Middle School faculty and staff we wish our current 8th grade students the best of luck in all their future endeavors.  I hope the upcoming months are filled with sunshine and fun. 

    Have a safe summer!  


    Steve Smith                                                  

    Middle School Principal