Celebrating Student Success

Middle school is a time of discovery and experimentation, but it’s also a time of tremendous self-doubt. So at Nathan Hale-Ray, we like to celebrate success! Each marking period, students earn distinctions for academic excellence, character development, and successful habits—all positive behaviors tied to our focus on “actions, attitudes, and awareness.”

Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners

Students holding their fire prevention posters in front of fire truck with firemen

The purpose of the fire prevention poster contest is to make school children and their families aware that preventing fires requires everyone being alert everyday to those acts, omissions, and dangers which cause fires and to develop an interest in fire prevention/fire safety through a poster recognition program for the fourth and fifth grade students and to promote a joint education effort between schools and the fire services. The recognition program theme is: Fire Prevention - Everyone/Everyday

Winning students were picked up at home and driven to school in a fire truck!

Pictured left to right: Alexandria Morin, 2nd place, 4th grade; Ava Robinson, 1st place, 4th grade; Hannah Corbett, 1st place, 5th grade; and Emily Chaplinsky, 2nd place, 5th grade.

Peace Poster Winners

Peace Poster winners
From left to right: Mia Dudley, Bella Spirito, Caitlin Hanlon, Teagan Giersz

East Haddam Community Lions Peace Poster contest.
Theme: "Lead With Compassion"

  • First Place: Mia Dudley
  • Second Place: Teagan Giersz
  • Third Place: Bella Spirito
  • Honorable Mention: Caitlin Hanlon
First place winner Mia Dudley
Mia Dudley

Mia's poster goes on to Lions district governor to be judged against entries from other towns.

    Honor Roll

    Our school honor roll celebrates fifth through eighth graders who have performed diligently in the classroom and received high marks in each subject. The criteria to earn honor roll distinction is:

    • High Honors: Grades of A- or higher in all classes
    • Honors: Grades of B- or higher in all classes

    3rd Trimester

    High Honors Listing T3 Honors Listing T3

    2nd Trimester

    High Honors Listing T2 Honors Listing T2

    1st Trimester

    High Honors Listing Honors Listing

    Hale-Ray All-Stars

    In addition to the academic honor roll, we recognize students in all grade levels for strong academic and character behaviors such as preparation, active learning, and positive conduct. We celebrate all students who meet or exceed expectations for these behaviors in their classes on the Hale-Ray All-Stars award list.

    2022 First Trimester Student Success All-Stars Grades 4 and 52022 Student Success First Trimester All-Stars Grades 6-8

    2022 Patriot's Pen Essay Winners

    In accordance with the East Haddam School District's November 11 Veterans Day celebration, the local East Haddam - Moodus VFW Post 3336 sponsored their organization's annual Patriot's Pen essay competition. This year's theme was "My Pledge to Our Veterans". Awards are granted at the town level with the opportunity of advancement to the regional, state, and national finals in Washington, D.C. The winners at Nathan-Hale Ray Middle School were 7th graders Robert Carter (1st place), Mia Dudley (2nd place), and Emily Clark (3rd place).

    Patriot's Pen Essay Winners

    Pictured left to right: Students: Mia Dudley, Emily Clark, and Robert Carter. VFW Members: John Jaskot, Forrest Anderson, and Russ Schondorf.