Middlebury Union Middle School gets new principal

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union Middle School will have a new principal come July 1 to help navigate the school through one of its most eventful years ever. His name is Michael Dudek, and for the past eight years he has served as principal of Blackstone Millville Regional High School in Blackstone, Mass. Dudek will succeed former MUMS Principal Kris Francoeur, who had hoped to resume her duties this fall after taking a one-year sabbatical to care for her husband, Paul, who is living with Lou Gehrig’s disease. … (read more)

Poetry: Housebound

Lucy Poduschnik, a seventh grade student at Middlebury Union Middle School wrote these two poems, Her words reflect the experience that she and many of her peers are having during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Housebound   I glance out the window hoping to se … (read more)

MUMS students offer their art to future generations

Editor’s note: During the 8th-grade graduation ceremony at Middlebury Union Middle School in June, 8th-grader Camilla Blanco delivered the following address. Before the conclusion of our ceremony I would like to invite Dalton Rheaume and Lille Gee to join … (read more)

Police, school officials avert Middlebury middle school shooting

MIDDLEBURY — Two 14-year-old Middlebury Union Middle School students have been indefinitely pulled from classes and face juvenile court citations after allegedly cooperating on a plan to shoot someone on campus. Middlebury police are still investigating t … (read more)