Dear Midland Community,
Welcome to Midland School! The Midland School family is comprised of a devoted staff of teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents focused on the academic growth and character development of our students.
The elementary school years are critical to the positive and productive trajectory of a life-long learning experience for our students. The Midland School Community is focused on constructive and authentic instruction aligned with the requirements of the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. The Rye City School District has devoted considerable time, energy, and resources to update our literacy instruction. Teachers have invested a tremendous amount of work adopting and modifying the Units of Study in Reading to support this endeavor. This year our teachers will continue the focus on literacy and begin to implement the Units of Study in Writing. In the near future our teachers will also be engaged with the adoption and implementation of a new set of learning standards in Science, K - 12.
Midland School is fortunate to have the highest levels of support from our Parent Teacher Organization. The tremendous generosity of Midland families provides the Midland PTO with opportunities to support the purchase of Chromebooks for the classrooms, the funding of teacher grants for professional development, field trips, and classroom based projects. The PTO has been a critical partner in the implementation of the Midland Green initiative. Through the PTO’s support, Midland adopted a recycling/composting program in the cafeteria. The PTO has also purchased a filtered, bottle-filler water fountain for student and adult use. These positive additions have enabled Midland School to drastically reduce the volume of garbage our school produces on a daily basis.
Midland School is surrounded by community resources so important to the academic, cultural, and social/emotional development of our students. The Rye Arts Center and Rye Nature Center are within walking distance to Midland and provide engaging, hands-on activities throughout the school year. The District’s partnership with the Rye Youth Council has had a positive and lasting influence that serves our students so well as they continue to grow and mature.
We look forward to seeing you at Midland School to share in the joy and wonderment of learning and discovery that our students experience every day.
Jim Boylan, PrincipalMidland School