August 10, 2003
I am a former student of Meadowlawn Middle School. I attended this school all three of my middle school years, now I am currently enroled at Northeast High School. In the years I spent at Meadowlawn I have never once had an issue with the teachers or administration, nor have have any objections to the way it was being run. I am and was then a stait-A student and was involved in many extra-curricular activities including Symphonic band, yearbook staff, spanish club, and National Junoir Honor Society. I truly believe that the students are what make a school, not the staff. A student that enjoys learning, participates in school activities, and has an invloved parent they will be more likely to stay out of trouble than a student who only goes to school to see his/her friends and gets by by doing the bare minimum. The pricipal, Mr. Cardone was constantly reminding students to have pride for their school and make this middle school experience the best it could be. If there were ever servere behavoir problems Mr. Cardone would often handle them himself by talking with the student and/or parent instead of simply suspending him/her. There are also several teachers from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades that were always willing to assist a student with any problems they may have, whether they be concerning the student's home life, work habbits, or social issues. The teachers were always supportive of students decisions and actions while always encouraging them to strive to be better. Above all, it's the parents responsibility to provide their sons/daughters with a positive attitude about school, and in turn they will spread that attitude to their peers making their learning environment more joyful. Of course Meadowlawn's staff will always be there to help out with that. Over all, I thought and still think that Meadowlawn Middle School played a vital in making me and others that attended the school the succesful high school students we are today. I believe that they would all agree. Thanks.
- submitted by a student