Principal's Message

  • Ms. HarrisDear Crystal Lake Middle School Family,

    Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

    Parents: Thank you for entrusting your child with us; I hope this message finds you well and that you enjoyed a restful and safe summer. As we grab hold of our gift: A new and exciting year of innovation, growth, discovery, and achievement at Crystal Lake Middle School, we also grab hold of our charge:

    WE ARE striving for excellence every day! Our dedicated educators work tirelessly to plan a student-centered, rigorous, standards-based curriculum filled with carefully planned lessons, innovative learning strategies, and continual opportunities for personal and academic growth. We cannot wait for our students to dive into their adventure!

    Students: Welcome Home! I look forward to witnessing your continued development as you transform into leaders. Your resilience, adaptability, dedication, and determination are the building blocks that will prepare you to not merely survive middle school, but thrive! WE EXPECT excellence from you every day, are excited about your journey ahead, and believe in YOU.

    YOU ARE why every adult is in the building. YOU WILL find a nurturing, inclusive school family ready to support you every step of the way. Be assured that Crystal Lake Middle School is a very special place to learn and soar! Always remember that every member of our Crystal Lake Middle School Family plays a crucial part in making our school an extraordinary place to learn and grow. What you say, do, and believe not only matters, it matters GREATLY- WE ARE Cougars!

    • P-Participate Responsibly
    • A-Act Kindly
    • W-Work Hard
    • S-Show Respect Always remember to respect, encourage, and support one another. 

    I cannot wait to see everyone's smiling faces in the halls soon! Stay safe, stay curious, and never stop learning.

    Here's to an AWESOME school year!

    Committed to Excellence,

    Principal Harris