New Sager Middle School is up and running

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John Sager Middle School is alive and well!

I appreciate the Union-Bulletin’s support and positive reporting regarding the miraculous changes occurring for College Place Public Schools.

As principal of Sager Middle School, I want to clarify comments made in two recent U-B articles. The Nov. 11 article mentioned “the renovation of Meadow Brook Intermediate School, which will eventually serve as Sager Middle School.” The Nov. 12 article stated “Meadow Brook Intermediate School will get some upgrades and changes to become a middle school and will be renamed Sager.”

Sager Middle School opened in its new location (the former Meadow Brook building) this fall on Sept. 3. While it was bittersweet to say goodbye to Meadow Brook, that entity exists no more.

Sager now serves fifth through eighth grades and will return to a sixth-through-eighth-grade configuration in the 2014-2015 school year. The Sager staff spent a great deal of time and energy this summer making this transition happen.

Forty-eight years’ worth of treasures from the four Sager buildings (that are slated for demolition in late November) found homes thanks to a hardworking crew.

Sager is alive and well and fully functioning in its new location.

We celebrated our first “tackle” football team this fall (alumni reminded us they had a “flag” football team in the 1970s); we are fundraising to send our choir to a special workshop at Disneyland this spring and to support our annual eighth-grade trip to Seattle; and we have a phenomenal array of opportunities to enrich the lives of our students.

We have joined two exceptional staffs (Sager and Meadow Brook) to create one incredibly dynamic group of professionals dedicated to achieving our motto: “Expect Much ... Achieve for a Lifetime.”

Yes, Sager is alive and well. Stop by to see us any time!

Principal Linda Byerley

Sager Middle School

College Place

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