Unis Middle School
“I expect the kids of Unis Middle School to be more focused on learning, pay attention in class, complete classroom assignments and all their homework, being role models for the elementary students, and improve their behavior is what I expect from the Unis Middle School students this year,” says Heyam Alcodray.
It is Mrs.Alcodray’s second year as principal of McColluogh Elementary and Unis Middle School and she says she is very excited and has a lot of positive feelings for this school year. She thinks that Unis Middle School is a great school but that it can work harder and be better. She misses our former assistant principal, Martha Burch, but wishes her the best in her new position as 10th grade assistant principal at Fordson High School this year.
This year at Unis, sixth graders have block schedules, which means that some of their core classes (math and language arts) are longer. Principal Alcodray says it will help students improve in math and reading. She has seen improvement from the middle school students but there is still a lot of room to become better in learning and behavior.
PBIS, a system to improve behavior, “has made the school better in behavior and has made the students more focused on learning,” says Mrs. Alcodray. Last year the focus and tardy cards were stapled in students’ planers. This year they are on lanyards because too many students were losing them the other way. It was also a good way for the reward system and to enter events.
Mrs. Alcodray sees the school and its students improving. “There is more focus in classes. I have higher achievements and I focus on learning, good behavior, and staying in contact with parents,” Mrs. Alcodray said.
Woodshop and Arabic are two of our new classes and she loves them. She says that she gave students and parents what they want and is happy that she did.
Mrs. Alcodray is happy to be at Unis Middle School. She says that Unis Middle School is a great school but that there are areas were it can still be improved and we can do it if we just put our minds to it.