Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School

Keeping The Dream Alive!

Principal Dabney

  • Principal Inez Dabney

    Hello, students, parents, guardians and stakeholders,

     As we continue to maneuver the ups and downs of virtual learning, I am so proud of the way our students and staff have met this challenge head on. If we are nothing else at MLK, we are resilient as a school community.

     Parents/guardians, please continue to encourage your child(ren) to be fully engaged in each classroom. We would love for each student to be on camera daily, however, this is an option for students. Our teachers continue to provide engaging and rigorous instruction to prepare of students for high school and higher education. I am truly amazed by the assignment and activities that our teachers have created in the virtual setting. The A.T.O.M. STEM Academy will be installing the SMART Lab by January 2021. This will allow the expansion of the STEM Program even further.

     Educating our students is a collaborative effort between students, parent/guardians, teachers, and the community. Just as the African proverb states, It takes a village to raise a child.

     As a school will we continue to support our students, academically, mentally and socially.  Students participate in Community Circles and mindfulness moments daily. This is one way for students to keep connected to their teachers and classmates. The new schedule offers a flex –time, where students will be able to receive additional support from 3:30 -4:30 pm, Monday –Tuesday and Thursday – Friday.  If any student needs support in any of these areas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by email or contact the school.

     

    Until we return to the building, the staff and our community partners are here to assist our students as needed.

     

    Thank you for supporting MLK, home of the Mighty Titans!

     

    Sincerely, Principal Dabney

     

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  • RPS DIrect Update (PM) - March 3, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Make sure to tune into RPS Live! tonight at 7 pm for a discussion about two powerful films – Black Boys and Pushout – focusing on concrete steps we can take support and uplift – not push out – Black students. Our guests include: Dr. Tiawana Giles, Principal, Carver Elementary School Lamont Trotter, Principal, Richmond Alternative School Riddick Parker, Assistant Principal, Armstrong High School Tiffany Patton, RPS Behavioral Specialist Congratulations to Shea Dowling, 8th grader at Albert Hill Middle School and one of two winners of Congressman McEachin’s 2nd Annual Black History Month Essay Contest! And many thanks to First Lady Pamela Northam for “stopping by” to read to our students at Mary Scott Preschool today in celebration of National Reading Month! With great appreciation, Jason (Click above to continue read more)!

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  • RPS Direct Update - March 3, 2021

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share the following COVID-19 positive test result/s: John Marshall High School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Richmond Technical Center - 1 staff member (last there on 2/23) Thomas Jefferson High School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Thomas H. Henderson Middle School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Please reach out to your primary care provider if you have any concerns, or contact the Richmond City Health District (RCHD) by calling their COVID-19 hotline: (804) 205-3501. Please also continue to wear your mask, stay physically distant, and wash your hands. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. Towards that end, we will continue to work in close collaboration with RCHD to ensure the well-being of the entire RPS community. If you have any questions, as always, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best, Jason

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