Principals' Message
Thank you for your support; shifting to distance learning on such short notice is very much appreciated. This was not a light decision, and we want to continue to provide our best for you all. 

To have a community that steps up in the tough times is truly a gift. We are working to ensure we can support our students wishing to return to in person learning next week. We cannot thank you enough for all the ways in which you help us bring a quality experience and education to our students.  

Our faculty and staff is still stretched thin, but we have been able to make arrangements to cover those who are out. All students who are officially learning on campus for Quarter 3 are asked to return to campus next week (starting Monday, February 8).

We have received emails giving shout outs to teachers doing great work via Zoom. Please keep these coming our way. And, this week is National School Counselor Week. Our counselors are very special members of our Meridian family. They make us whole and keep us centered. If they have supported your student by providing their services, please consider sending an email of appreciation to our fabulous team of secondary counselors: 

Middle School Counseling: Laura Docherty (
High School Counseling: Carrie Proctor (
College Counseling: Kathy Gregg (
Asynchronous Day February 12

Please remember that the next Asynchronous Day is next Friday, February 12.
Counselors Corner: Information on our Website

Have you checked out the Secondary Counselors Pages on the school website? You can find information on graduation requirements, cyberbullying resources, a guide for parents on children’s mental health, and college planning resources (including college planning, testing, college fairs, scholarships, and more). Take a look!
Course Selection for 2021-2022 School Year due Feb. 8
Students currently in 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grades need to submit online course selection forms for 2021-2022 (6th and 7th grade do not). The final deadline for forms is February 8.

ACT Practice Sessions begin Feb 8 for 11th Grade Students

Mr. Manuszak offers weekly, timed practice tests to help juniors (class of 2022) prepare for the upcoming ACT that will be administered at Meridian on Tuesday, March 9.  
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Coffee Feb. 8 at 9 am

Bring your beverage of choice and join Monique Swain, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Coordinator, for a chat Monday, February 8 from 9-10 am to learn more about past, current, and future DEI work at Meridian.

Meeting ID: 895 4523 7853
Passcode: 042778

Upcoming Events and Useful Links
Events At-a-Glance
Student or Curricular Concerns

Assistant Principal grades 6-7: Matthew Castaneda
Assistant Principal grades 8-10: Crystal Lane
MYP Coordinator grades 6-10: Kristen Machczynski
Assistant Principal grades 11-12, IB DP Coordinator: Stela Holcombe
Secondary Special Education Coord: Haley Weisbrod
Secondary Librarian: Tina Van Winkle


Middle School Principal: Melina Berduo
High School Principal: Charles Ryder

Middle School Counseling: Laura Docherty
High School Counseling: Carrie Proctor
College Counseling: Kathy Gregg

Additional Contacts

Middle School Attendance: Olga Alexander
High School Attendance: Shawn Seaman
Cafe: Chef Leslie Sterzinger