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  • Co-Teachers of the Year 2013-2014

    Davey Kirk and Robert Ryan

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    Mr. Ryan

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  • Employee of the Year 2013-2014

    Irene Corbett

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School Info

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    Time Change School Hours
     
    7:30 AM - 2:45 PM
     
    Students are tardy if they are not in class by 7:30 AM
     
    Please arrive at school no later than 7:25 AM.
     
     
     
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  • LCMS Student Creed
     
    I am a Collins Middle School student.
     
    I have GREAT EXPECTATIONS for myself.
     
    I accept the challenge to be the best.
     
    Mistakes are behind me, successes are before me.
     
    I am here to learn!
     
    I will do everything to keep the teacher teaching.
     
    I will respect and cooperate with all involved in my positive educational journey.
     
    By behaving this way, I am capable of connecting and contributing.
     
    I accept the challenge.
     
     
     
     
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  • LCMS Classroom Standards
     
    Be in class on time and ready to participate.
     
    Bring all supplies every day.
     
    Kindness is a priority, respect people and their property.
     
    Follow directions the first time they are given.
     
    Gum is not allowed.
     
     
     
     
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Meet the Staff

  • Ms. Rathjen
     
    Ms. Rathjen  
     
     
    I graduated from The University of North Texas in 1996 with a 3.87 GPA.  I have a BS in Education and a minor in math.  But I wasn't always this "scholarly."  After graduating from Grand Prairie High in 1989, I was sent to UT Arlington (not my first choice - it was a boy issue...).  I failed miserably (I had a 1 point something GPA!) because for one, I didn't EVEN want to be there, and secondly, I was having too much fun to think about class!  I took a year off from school.  Mom said if I wanted to go back, I had to pay for it.  Got some lame job at a health insurance company and made $5/hr.  It was a no-brainer.  Realizing I couldn't live on my own making that kind of money and not having an education, I decided to go back to school...night school.  I took in nice and slow and proved to myself that I was still pretty smart and could handle it.  Finished up my basics at Northlake Jr. College and moved on to the Mean Green!  Did so darn well that I was on the Dean's List for 3 semesters and the President's List for one semester; became a member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society and Golden Key National Honor Society.  I made my momma and myself very proud. =)  I have been teaching 7th grade math ever since (18 years).
     
     
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