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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Canaan Middle School and Jonathan Alder Local Schools have a strong reputation as being one of the best schools in the area and I am proud to serve as the building principal at Canaan.  I have the honor of serving nearly 400 students and staff each day.  The school and district wouldn’t be as successful as it is without the support of an active and incredible community behind them.  Because of this continued support, our students have the opportunities to participate in unique and exciting learning activities and experiences.  

Canaan Middle School is dedicated to bringing the best education to our students on a daily basis.  Our staff continues to provide an engaging and rigorous curriculum while also working with students to be the best citizens of this community.  It is our goal to challenge each individual student academically every single day.  With the hard work of our dedicated staff and the strong work ethic of our student body, our students leave middle school with a well-rounded education ready for the next set of exciting challenges in junior high.

At Canaan Middle School, we believe that communication is essential to providing a quality education.  Our staff does a great job keeping the lines of communication open and welcome conversations regarding your students education and school experience.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

To continue the great tradition that has been established at Canaan Middle School, we can always use your help and support.  We are always looking for volunteers to be a part of our PTO and special school events throughout the year.  Please keep an eye out for opportunities to come alongside us in creating memories for our students.  

On behalf of the staff at Canaan Middle School, we want to once again thank you for the continued support of our school district and we look forward to working with you during your students' middle school years!

Rob Walter, Principal

Canaan Middle School