Frank Ward Strong Middle School

191 Main Street, Durham CT 06422 | 860.349.7222

Strong School Highlights

Strongwear Spring Sale

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Strong Latin Students Take a Stand on Unfair Labor

Magistra Reddick's 7th grade Latin students learned about slavery in ancient Rome and researched unethical labor practices in the modern world. They looked at the labels of their favorite and commonly-used products to discover where these products were manufactured and locate them on the map. Next, they researched the labor practices in these countries, focusing particularly on conditions in the factories where the products were made. Happily, they discovered that many of their favorite brands were taking meaningful steps to oversee their supplier and ensure compliance with fair labor standards; however, several companies were still coming up short. 

The students were energized by their findings and decided to use to start a petition urging Nike to "choose factories with fair labor practices and inspect those factories regularly." They hope to gather enough signatures to draw a response from the company and support from local, state and federal officials. Click the links below for more information.

CVEF Grant Information

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Strong School Scoop-Winter 2014

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Camp Jewell Forms

Camp Jewell Letter

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Traveling Exhibit Coming to Strong

Coding at Strong School

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Keep Up With Strong School

Parents can keep up with the news from Strong school and their children’s teachers in several ways:

  1. Subscribe to one or more of our parent email lists and receive important news and information from Strong. Look under ‘About Us’ on our homepage for direct links to the email lists, or use the form there to ask to be added.
  2. Follow Strong School on Twitter. Search the #StrongMS and #RSD13CT hashtags and check here for a list of Strong teachers using Twitter.
  3. Most Strong teachers are maintaining classroom websites. Find them under ‘Class Pages’ on the Strong website.
  4. Subscribe to the daily bulletin in PowerSchool. Log in to your parent account and choose ‘Email Notifications’ from the left sidebar. Check the box for ‘School Announcements’ and click ‘Submit’.
  5. Many Strong teachers are using Edmodo to communicate with their classes. Edmodo is a social learning platform, often referred to as ‘Facebook for schools’. In this secure, completely password-protected environment, teachers can hold online class discussions, assign quizzes, conduct polls and distribute assignments and resources. When they create their accounts, students are provided with a ‘parent code’ that will enable parents or guardians to create their own accounts and track their children’s activity. Ask your child for his or her parent code and create an account by clicking ‘I’m a parent’ at the Edmodo website.

Student /Parent Handbook 2013/14

Click here for the Strong School Student Handbook 2013/14

Emergency Closing Letter

Emergency Closing Letter--School Year 2013/14

School Calendar

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