National Junior Honor Society

Hello, Crossler Middle School parents!

On Thursday, October 17th or Friday, October 18th, eligible seventh and eighth graders were invited to join the Crossler Middle School chapter of National Junior Honor Society. These students had a cumulative average of 3.5 or above for the 2018-2019 school year, had no disciplinary referrals, and had 90% attendance or better. Your student may have received the invitation packet and application in either their seventh or first period teacher’s class.

If you believe your student was eligible for an invitation but did not receive one, please have them check with their first and seventh period teachers, and then check with Ms. Rutkowski in room 206 to determine if there was an error in distributing packets. Current members (inducted in sixth or seventh grade) did not need to be invited again because they are still members.

Current sixth graders will be eligible for invitation in the spring; students must be enrolled at Crossler for one full semester before they can be considered for induction.

We look forward to receiving many applications from students by Friday, November 1. Over 150 students at Crossler were invited this fall!

Thank you,

Mrs. Shingleton and Ms. Rutkowski

2019-10-28T08:30:51-08:00October 28, 2019|

Dance Team Bottle Drive

We are asking for cans and bottle donations to support our dance team activities (costumes, training, team events, and competition expenses). We’re offering bottle drop off and door to door collection on November 2nd, 2019. 10am—2pm at Crossler Middle School. Contact Crossler’s,  Miss Murphy, in Room 113 for more information or to arrange pickup of donations

2019-10-25T08:57:04-08:00October 25, 2019|

New Visitor’s Policy


To help protect our students and property, all exterior doors at Crossler are locked during school hours.  To enter the building, students, parents and visitors must go to the main front entrance and buzz in to be admitted by the office staff.  Please do not ask students or staff to open side doors for you.  All visitors must report to the main office where they will be given a visitor badge.  This includes before and after school.  This check-in process is meant to provide student safety.  Students from other schools are not allowed to visit while school is in session.

Parents are always welcome at Crossler.  We recommend that you call ahead to arrange to meet with teachers, a counselor, or an administrator to ensure their availability.

Classroom Visitation

Parents are welcome to visit their child’s classroom in order to become familiar with the educational experience at Crossler.  Such visits require prior coordination to ensure that the visit provides the utmost value to the parent and does not interfere with the learning environment.  Please contact the Principal or Assistant Principal if you would like to visit.  As you plan your visit, please remember that our first priority is always the learning environment we are creating for our students.  We want our teachers to be able to teach, and our students to be able to focus on instruction.  Thank you for helping to ensure that we can keep the focus on education.

Student Visitors

We do not allow student visitors while school is in session.  High school visitors who come after school hours must prearrange with the teacher and check in at the office for a visitor badge.  Students will not be allowed to roam the halls.

2019-10-22T10:26:10-08:00October 22, 2019|

Crossler Reading Challenge

Crossler Reading Challenge

Choose one of our many reading challenges and stretch your reading this year, while earning rewards!

When you have completed a challenge, turn it in to the Library and have our Librarian sign off on the appropriate square.

  • Each square of the Tic-Tac-Toe Board earns students a CROC ticket, a coupon for a free snack from the Student Store, and a Front of the Line lunch pass.
  • Completing 4-in-a-row earns students a gift certificate to a local restaurant, as well as a CROC ticket and a coupon for a free snack from the Student Store.
  • Every square completed after the first four will earn a Homework/Quiz Question pass (teacher discretion), as well as a CROC ticket and a coupon for a free snack from the Student Store.

Language Arts teachers have copies of the reading challenge pages, however, students can print and download challenges directly from the attached file.

Happy Reading!

2019-10-18T07:50:19-08:00October 18, 2019|

Spotlight on Success: World Champion Athlete Justin Devereux

Social studies teacher Justin Devereux won gold at the World Masters Weightlifting Championship last August in Montreal, Canada, setting the American record with a 370-pound clean and jerk, making him a back-to-back world champion. What an amazing feat!

When he’s not competing against the world’s best, Justin is working with his students at Crossler Middle School. Justin says that teaching is his number one priority, and he gets the same sense of satisfaction helping students reach their goals as he does reaching his own.

If it wasn’t enough that he is a world champion athlete, Justin is a US Marine and was on active duty from 2000 to 2004. He is an award-winning, published historian for an article he wrote about wolves in the Willamette Valley, and Justin also coaches young people in weightlifting at Capital City Barbell in Salem.

Justin received a lot of love when news of his world championship hit Facebook last August. Dozens of Salem families commented that their students studied with him at Crossler, and that he is a great teacher.

We couldn’t agree more. Congratulations, Justin, on your amazing success that proves hard work pays off.

2019-10-21T12:27:27-08:00October 14, 2019|