Medical Lake Middle School
|OFFICE HOURS||Monday - Friday||7:30 am - 4:00 pm|
|SCHOOL DAY TIMES||Monday - Friday|
8:00 am - 2:21 pm
Sylvia Campbell, Principal
Scott Blasingame, Assistant Principal
Ted Koch, Counselor
Julie Robison, Head Secretary
Rachelle Mikolajczyk, Assistant Secretary
Our district is participating in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey during the week of October 13th – 17th.
The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.
The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.
Please read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.
Medical Lake Middle School is piloting Google Classroom, a program launched by Google in August. On Wednesday, September 17, a large group of parents met with Brenda Hester and Carrie Schwarzer to hear how teachers are using Google Classroom at the Middle School. Out of this meeting came some questions about data and student use, which Mrs. Campbell, our principal, and Trevor Meade, our network analyst, researched.
First, Google Classroom is contained within Medical Lake School District. Students log in with an email-type login (firstname.lastname@example.org), however, the email feature has been turned off. Students can interact with other students and/or the teacher in their Classroom as set up by the teacher, but they cannot send or receive emails.
Second, one of the questions from the parent meeting was about students changing their Google Classroom password so parents cannot access the information. Currently there is no way to prevent the students from changing their Google password, however, if a parent is “locked out” of their student’s account, they can call Mrs. Campbell and she’ll have the tech department reset it back to the school default.
Third, one parent asked about student data and if Google has access to student information. The response from Google is, “Google Apps for Education users own their data, not Google. The data schools and students put into our systems is theirs, and we believe it should stay that way. We only keep your data as long as you require us to keep it." Google Classroom does not contain students' personal information. It contains lessons and announcements set up by the teacher to help students meet their classroom goals. If you have questions about the use of Google Classroom and/or Google Apps at Medical Lake Middle School, contact Mrs. Campbell.