Message from the Principal

Welcome to the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Middle School! The Sergeant Bluff-Luton Middle School serves approximately 385 students in grades six through eight. We provide a strong curriculum based on the Iowa/Common Core guidelines, opportunities for advance/accelerated classes in many subjects, as well as access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Project Lead The Way (STEM), as well as many other opportunities to meet our student needs. In addition to a strong curriculum, we offer our students numerous opportunities in extra-curricular activities throughout the school year. The middle school staff consists of 1 Principal, 27 certified educators, 2 technology directors, 1 librarian, 4 classroom associates, 1 administrative assistant, 2+ custodians, 1 nurse, a kitchen staff of four, and just as importantly, a community that supports our school district!. In addition district staff, we receive professional assistance from the local Area Education Association (AEA) primarily in the area of special education and other specialized services.

As part of our on-going professional development in the ever-changing world of education, administration and staff work collaboratively throughout the year in Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) and conduct regular staff and team/grade level meetings where we are constantly assessing our students needs, ourselves, our data, and our classroom routines. The middle school staff has invested a great deal of time not only into the PLC format but also in Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW), technology integration, differentiation, and ongoing collaboration. We work very hard at Sergeant Bluff-Luton to ensure that every student experiences great teaching EACH day.

The SB-L Middle School offers the following extra-curricular opportunities which are governed by local and state guidelines where applicable. Opportunities for 7th and 8th grade students, per state guidelines, include football, volleyball, cross country, cheerleading, boys/girls basketball, wrestling, track, and soccer. Students in grades 6th-8th can find various opportunities within the fine arts (band and choir) arena, the Archery Club, Fellowship for Christian Athletes (FCA), and Student Council to name a few. Iowa Athletic Association guidelines prohibit sixth grade students from participation in middle school/state sponsored athletics but the Sergeant Bluff Parks and Recreation Department offers a WIDE range of activities for students starting as early as four years old in some area. Fine arts opportunities are available to all students in grades sixth through eighth.

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to be actively and positively involved in their child’s education by creating a trusting relationship with staff and administration, and partner with us on this journey. We welcome and respect your input and look forward to the partnership. You can also visit SB-L middle school on Facebook for various pieces of information regarding the Middle School.

Bill McKelvey, SB-L Middle School Principal