Join us for our Secondary Principals Coffee Monday, Sept. 14 at 9 am

Our first Secondary Principals Coffee of the year will be this Monday, September 14 at 9 am. We have five of these each year, and they are an opportunity for parents to get updates with what is going on in the Middle and High Schools and ask any questions they might have. As with other meetings, the Principals Coffees will be held via Zoom. So brew yourself a nice coffee or tea, grab a pastry, and log in!

Meeting ID: 881 9809 3865
Passcode: 685891

Note: In order to prevent “Zoom bombing”, the meeting is set so that “only authenticated users can join.” What this means is that you must log into Zoom on your device prior to trying to join. So please, before the meeting, make sure that you have created a Zoom account for yourself (, using your correct name.

Reopening for On-Campus Learning

Williamson County announced that the County has moved to Phase II/Yellow; therefore, unless there is a sudden change, we will begin our phased campus re-opening on September 21:

  • Week of Sept. 21 - Open to Kindergarten, 1st, 6th and 12th grades 
  • Week of Sept. 28 - Open to K-3rd, 6th-7th, and 11th-12th grades 
  • Week of Oct. 5 - Open to all students who choose on-campus instruction

Commitment form results show just over 1/3 of our families returning to campus instruction, allowing us to ease in during the first quarter, with around 1/2 indicating a return to campus in the second quarter. Keep in mind there will be variations between grade levels.

A reminder: families may go to the Meridian COVID-19 resource page for the most up-to-date information on return-to-school protocols. Social distancing, wearing face coverings, frequent hand washing and sanitizing remain imperative.

If you're looking for the daily updates from Williamson County that we have used to help us determine when to reopen, you can visit the dashboard and scroll to the bottom to subscribe to updates.
Open House Curriculum Nights Recap

It appears that the new format for our Open House Curriculum Nights was a success! In case you have not yet had a chance to view the presentations of all of your children’s teachers, they are still available on the Secondary Open House Curriculum Nights spreadsheet.
Extracurriculars Update
Letter Jacket Sizing & Ordering - For Juniors, Seniors and students who Lettered in 2019-2020: find details and sign up for appointments Sept. 15 and 16 at our Letter Jacket representative's office.

No Pass No Play / Academic Eligibility - With activities such as Model UN, fall sports and other extracurricular activities with a competition or performance component starting soon, parents and students need to be aware of No Pass No Play, the rule that states that students are not eligible to compete or perform in extracurricular activities unless they are passing all of their classes. This will take effect after the end of the 1st Quarter grading period (October 9). For more information, please see No Pass No Play Guidance for Students and Parents


Athletics Town Hall - Join us for an overview of the 2020-2021 Athletics Plan on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6-7 pm via webinar. 
Cross Country - Registration is now closed. Mandatory Parent & Athlete Meeting on Sept. 14 via Zoom webinar.
Fall Dance - Registration ends at 10 pm on Sept. 16. 
Fall Swimming - Registration ends at 10 pm on Sept. 16. 
Fall Tennis - Registration ends at 10 pm on Sept. 16.
Volleyball - Find the plan for 2020 Volleyball here.
Physical Forms - Due the day the sport’s registration ends. Find the blank form and learn more here.
Spirit Wear Pickup

Here are the instructions for picking up Spirit Wear if you have not picked up already. You'll find detailed information on picking up your items.

Volunteer opportunity: sign up to volunteer during pickup! 
Extra Yearbooks from 2019-2020
We have a few more copies of the 2019-2020 yearbook available. If you would like to purchase one of these for $65, please email Stela Holcombe
Parent Book Group

Join us Wednesday, October 7 at 10 am for our first of four Parent Book Group meetings this year. If you miss one, please don’t hesitate to jump into another. All are welcome.

For our first book of the year, we are excited to read and discuss the National Book Award winner, “Stamped from the Beginning: the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” by Ibram X. Kendi.  We believe that by  examining our history and ourselves, we are modeling how to be reflective thinkers. This book is a platform for considerate discourse to examine our core beliefs, which in turn, makes us stronger parents. If you are interested in being added to our book group reminder list, please contact Nancy Spence.
Upcoming Events and Useful Links
Upcoming Holidays, Holy Days and Observances
Events At-a-Glance
Questions or Concerns? We're here to support you.

Middle School Counseling: Nicole “Coco” Cole
High School Counseling: Carrie Proctor
College Counseling: Kathy Gregg

Student or Curricular Concerns

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

Additional Contacts

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


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