Message from the Principals
Welcome, Discovery Middle School Families!
At Discovery Middle School, we strive to be responsive to the academic and social-emotional learning needs of our students. We recognize adolescence is a time when our students are experiencing rapid growth and change. Each day, we are driven to support our developing students, providing a caring environment where students can gain confidence in themselves, be inquisitive thinkers, and grow as leaders and innovators.
We value and show care for one another as a learning community, modeling positive attributes within the Cardinal Way and Code of Conduct. Aligning to Alexandria Public Schools’ Portrait of a Graduate vision, teachers design engaging lessons beyond content mastery, providing relevant learning for students to think critically and creatively; actively communicate; collaborate; and become civically and globally engaged. Discovery Middle School seeks community partnership, providing civic engagement and real-world learning opportunities, empowering students to discover their interests and passions.
Beyond the school day, extracurricular programming offers student experiences in fine arts, athletic, academic and/ or club-based activities. We hope each student takes advantage of the wide variety of activities available. Student involvement presents an opportunity to foster positive, lasting connections with peers.
We invite you to partner in the middle school journey. We hope you will feel the dedication and commitment of our Discovery Middle School Staff. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
Heather Timm, Principal
Sara Kosters, Asst. Principal