Ericka Blackburn
Assistant Principal:
Tommy Dwyer

  Memorial Families:

The final marking period is here. This means the beginning of a new academic start. I would encourage all of our students to commit to excellence and continue to strive for success in the classroom, on the athletic field, and within our community over the course of the next nine weeks.  The faculty at Memorial remains committed to ensuring all of our students find success. We have worked hard to establish a positive school culture focused on academic achievement and Memorial Pride. We will continue to emphasize these big ideas during the final quarter. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

On March 7th, our 8th-grade students participated in Memorial’s “Make a Difference Day.” The event was the final activity in our “One Grade One Book” program. Over the course of the last several weeks, our students have enjoyed the book “I am Malala,” an autobiography describing how one girl can make a difference for the world.  Our students made a tremendous impact on Lake County by volunteering at numerous organizations on “Make a Difference Day.” It was inspiring to see our students give back to the community and represent Mentor Schools in such a positive manner. I am very proud of our students and staff for their hard work and effort during the event.

As there are numerous activities and events taking place within the months of March, April and May, I encourage you to continually visit our website for the latest information about what is happening at Memorial Middle School. In addition to the website, I will continue to post announcements on Schoology and communicate information via Infinite Campus.  

The AIR state assessments are right around the corner.  The dates of each assessment are outlined below. As the tests are taken in an online format on the iPad, it is critical that students bring their fully charged iPad to each test.  Please assist us in reminding your child to bring their iPad to school charged and encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep and eat breakfast throughout our testing days. If your family has a prearranged vacation during testing, please contact our guidance department (440-974-2255)  to schedule an alternate testing day for your child.

Testing Date Breakdowns:



Test Type:

April 6th

6th, 7th, 8th


April 24th

6th, 7th, 8th

Math and Algebra

April 26th



On behalf of our staff, I want to wish all of our families a relaxing and wonderful Spring Break. Enjoy your time with family and friends.

Ms. Blackburn

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