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Mrs. Cari Mineard

Principal Welcome

Welcome to the Orchard Middle School website! Orchard Middle School serves students enrolled in grades 5 and 6. We have between 800-825 students.

The faculty and staff at Orchard are dedicated to providing our students with a safe, secure, and caring environment where the highest quality education can be achieved. Orchard School is the bridge between the elementary schools and Solon Middle School. It is our hope that students at Orchard learn the value of making good decisions, continue to develop into responsible boys and girls, and achieve academically at the highest levels possible.

We believe that all students can learn the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable them to be successful citizens in our changing society. Our teachers utilize the most effective research-based practices in instruction to ensure that our students have access to the best possible opportunities for learning.

We also believe that parents play a critical role in the success of their children and that the home/school partnership is the most important relationship that can be established and maintained for children. This relationship is strongest when it is struck between teacher and parent and it is our strongest belief that we must all be involved in the education of our Solon children.

This website is designed to provide parents with some of the tools that can enable them to become our partners in educating their children. We hope that you will access the Orchard webpage and the webpages of your child’s teachers on a regular basis to remain informed. It is also our hope that you will use this information to support your child and his/her teachers.

As we work together, open communication is encouraged. We welcome your calls, questions, and involvement in the education and life of your child at Orchard. As always, please feel free to call or stop by any time.

Cari Mineard, Principal