Principal's Message



Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to our Polson family!  Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our Polson Middle School community.  Students are eager to learn, staff create and engaging and rewarding learning experiences for all students, and parents are extremely supportive.  At Polson, we place high value on our partnership with parents, families, and community and we invite you to be an active part of helping students to achieve their full potential.

We consider it a privilege to work with your children every day to help them be their very best selves.  We believe that each and every student has a gift to share with the world, and we work hard to unlock their potential.  We have high expectations of our students, and we have high expectations of ourselves to help all Polson students learn and grow into well-rounded citizens and critical thinkers.  We aim to develop leadership skills, social and emotional skills, and academic skills to prepare students for success not only in middle school but also in high school, careers, relationships, and life.

To help your student be successful in middle school, help them understand what is required of them to be a good learner inside and outside of the classroom.  Talk about qualities and learning behaviors such as: taking positive risks, viewing errors as opportunities, giving and receiving feedback, asking questions, and collaborating with peers.   We will support students in setting goals, planning with a purpose, and reflecting on their growth.   Students need both high challenge and high support to grow as learners, and we look forward to helping students maximize their growth at Polson.

Please continue to visit our website for updates throughout the year.  If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with families to accomplish great things for our students!


Kathryn Hart