The students, staff and administration of Sunridge Middle School thank you for visiting our website.
Dear Sunridge Middle School Students and Families,
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the Principal of Sunridge Middle School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of the Pendleton School District for over 30 years. First as a Pendleton High School science teacher and most recently as the Assistant Principal at Sherwood Elementary School. I am excited and eager to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by SMS by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. We will focus on social-emotional learning by continuing our use of Character Strong, CHAMPS, as well as focus on instructional standards, the use of data to drive instruction and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase all of the students’ achievement.
All of us at Sunridge Middle School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be a fantastic school year! This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors is excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to supporting our students. Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Piper Kelm, Principal
Piper Kelm – Principal