My name is Fred Cummins, and I am pleased to serve as Acting Middle School Principal for the start of the 2014-2015 school year. It is a privilege for me to join you at this important time, as we begin a brand new school year together…a year sure to be filled with opportunities, challenges, and successes.
I have been a high school principal for many years. While that may make me sound old, it also tells you that I have a pretty good idea of how a successful and vibrant school should operate. A middle school that is successful is a place which is safe, organized, orderly, student and community friendly…a place where all students can be challenged and assisted to achieve their fullest potential, if they are willing to work hard toward success. A successful middle school is a place where students WANT to be, not have to be. I believe that Susquehanna Township Middle School can be that place, if we work together to achieve success.
As we begin our journey together into the 2014-2015 school year, I encourage you to prepare yourselves for an enjoyable and challenging experience, and I encourage you to make the most of every opportunity afforded you as you continue your personal and academic growth and development. You only get one shot at a great middle school education, so don’t miss out on anything available to you at STMS.
You’ll see me in the halls, in classrooms, in the cafeteria, and at activities. Don’t be afraid to say “hello” when you see me. I sure will.
Again, best wishes for a rich and successful school year!