Welcome To City High Middle School

City with flag 

Michael Pascoe
1720 Plainfield NE 49505-5305
p.616-819-2380 f. 616-819-2496
Attendance: (616) 819-2381
School Year Office Hours: 7:45 am - 3:45 pm
Breakfast 7:45 A.M. Start Time 8:07 A.M. Dismissal 2:45 P.M.

Summer hours are Monday through Thursday 8 AM - 4 PM. 


                  School's out for the summer!  Have a safe and happy summer break!  See you September 2.

 Mission Statement

  • Our goal at City is to help students develop the tools, skills, and habits of mind to thrive as adults, build flourishing communities, and create a more sustainable future for all the world’s inhabitants.
  • The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. 

Beliefs Statement

  • We believe that all students can and will learn, will develop their critical thinking skills, will develop the ability to collaborate in a diverse environment, and become caring and open-minded global citizens.
  • All students will graduate from high school, matriculate into post-secondary institutions, and graduate from a post-secondary institution.

City High Mddle is a public school of choice for academically talented and highly motivated students. Enrollment is limited to approximately 700 students in grades 7-12 who have been selected on the basis of normed-reference examination scores in reading, writing and mathematics.  Students must maintain a 2.0 (a letter grade of a C) in every class to maintain membership at City High Middle School.  Students who do not maintain a 2.0 in every class are not eligible to maintain membership at City High Middle School.

City is a Center for Economicology and an International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programme World School.   

To learn more about the IB education, click here.

 Stay updated by reading the City High MIddle School newsletter.  For the latest version click on this link:  May 2014 Newsletter  To read past editions go to the right side of this page and click on the "Newsletter" tab.

 Inside the May Edition:

  • Greeting from the Principal and the exam schedule
  • IB Update
  • School Improvement News
  • High and Middle School Counseling Department News
  • Health Center Updates
  • Student Activities
  • Scholarship Reporting Form
  • IB Visual Arts Show
  • Economicology in Action
  • GRASP Info
  • A Little of This & a Little of That
  • PTSA News
  • Health Center
  • Music Department Updates
  • Calendar of Events &  Staff Emails

Calendar of Events




18 Orientation 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM
19 District Park Party at John Ball Park 4-8 PM
20 Orientation 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 6 PM
CFE orientation at 4:30
25 Orientation make up at 9 AM
26 Jumpstart for new students 9AM- 2PM
27 Staff PD
28 Staff Meeting/Classroom setup
2 First day of school
3-26 MAP Testing
5/12  Tentative Senior Retreat
12 Back to School Event 7-10 PM
15-19 Spirit Week
18 Open House/PTSA Potluck
19 Field Day
26 ½ Day for students/Staff PD in pm
29 Tentative Conferences 3:30 – 6 (subject to change)
30 ACT Practice
1 Count Day
Explore Test 7th/8th Grades
Tentative Conferences 4-7 PM (subject to chage)
2 Plan Test 9th/10th Grades
9 CAS Reflections due for Juniors/Seniors
9 Draft 1 extended essay due - Juniors
10 Walden Days
10 CAS Hours Deadline 1 (6th – 10th grades)
25 Halloween Dance (Saturday) 7- 10 PM
3 PD Day - No School
4 Election Day - No School – Grades Due
5 Second Marking Period Begins
11 Reverse Job Shadow
15 PTSA Pie Sale
17 Staff Meeting
26 – 28 No School


2         Open House for interested families

5         Student Activity 6-9 PM
8         Conferences 3:30 – 6:30 PM
10       Conferences 4-7 PM
18       CAS Reflections due Juniors/Seniors
22-31   No School


1-2       No School
6         ACT Practice Test
14        ½ Day Midterms
15        ½ Day Midterms
16        ½ Day Midterms
19        No School – Grades Due
20        Second Semester Begins
20         Financial Aide Workshop 6:30 PM
26 – 30 MAP Testing
29       Extended Essays due for Seniors
2-13     MAP Testing
5         Middle School Valentine’s Dance 3-5 PM
5          CAS Reflections due for Juniors/Seniors
6           ½ Day for students/Staff PD in pm
6          CAS Hour Deadline 2 (6th – 10th grades)
7         High School Swirl 7-10 PM
11        Count Day
16        No School
20         PTSA Variety Show
23       Conferences 3:30 – 6:30 PM (Tentative and subject to change)
25       Conferences 4-7 PM (Tentative and subject to change)
2         Staff Meeting
3         MME ACT
4         MME Workkeys
5          MME9-13     Homecoming Week
13        Middle School Activity Night 3-5pm
13        Staff vs. HS students Basketball game at 6
13        High School Activity Night 7-10 PM
14         City 40th Anniversary Celebration
19        12th Grade Internal Assessments Due
20         PTSA Silent Auction
23        Fourth Quarter Begins
27         ½ Day for students/Staff PD in pm
3-10     Spring Break
22        Earth Day
23         Senior Final CAS Reflection due
24        Earth Day Celebration
24         Music Boosters GALA
27         National Honor Society Inductions 6:30 PM
27-30   MAP Testing
?          Middle School Activity Night
1-15     MAP Testing
4-8       Senior IB Exams
7          Final Deadline for CAS Hours 6th – 10th Grades
7          CAS Reflections for juniors due
11-15   Senior IB Exams
11        New Family Meeting
16        High School Prom
18-19   Senior IB Exams
18        Senior Awards Night
22         ½ Day for students/Staff PD in pm
25        No School
25-26   Senior IB Exams
28         PBIS Celebration
28        Yearbook Signing Party 3-4 PM
29        Class Trips (Grades 9, 10, 11)
3          ½ Day Finals
3           PTSA Staff Lunch
4          Graduation
4          ½ Day Finals
5          ½ Day Finals



Monday, August 18, 2014                   12th Grade             9 :00 AM

Monday August 18, 2014                    11th Grade             11:00 AM

Monday August 18, 2014                    10th Grade             1:00 PM


Wednesday August 20, 2014                7th Grade               9:00 AM or 6:00 PM

Wednesday August 20, 2014                8th Grade                11:00 AM

Wednesday August 20, 2014                9th Grade                1:00 PM

Monday, August 25, 2014                       Make-up                  9:00 AM








Watch for your registration packet to arrive approximately the second week in August.  Please know that if you are a 7th grade student or a new student (at any grade level) in addition to the packet,  you will need to present proof of residency at our orientation/registration.  Proof of Residency can be a utility bill or mogage/lease agreement; sorry, but a driver's liscence does not qualify as proof of residency.  Additionally, new students should plan to bring a copy of their birth certificate and immunization record.

We look forward to meeting new students and greeting all the familiar students we know already!  Until then,  have a wonderful, safe and happy summer! 


  What is Economicology?

Economicology is the combination of economics and ecology; it is a fundamental basis for achieving sustainability.
It is sustainable education framed through the six E’s of Economicology - Economics, Environment, Ecology, Ethics, Empathy, and Education.  Economicology states that ‘we need to teach people, especially the young, how to use our resources’.


 Click here to view a copy our Economicology brochure

New Famlies, click here for important introductory school information!

What is International Baccalaureate?

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.

Points of Pride

City High Middle School is in the top five percent of schools in the state of Michigan and has been designated an 'award' school by the state of Michigan.

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