Principal's Message

Dear Grosse Ile Middle School Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! This will be my third year as principal of Grosse Ile Middle School. I am more confident in what we do here then I have ever been.

When I first started at GIMS, I had so much to learn about every aspect of this building. Now that I am officially a part of this family, I can truly say that we are a team of people who want to do what is best for students. We believe that we have already made some positive changes in the past two years, but we are not ever going to stop focusing on improvement. With that said, we also work hard to maintain the stong fabric that already existed in this community and in this building long before I arrived.

Thank you very much for supporting us as we support you. I hope that all of our families know that we are all working together to help our students be successful. We will work hard for our students and we will care about our students. Professionalism and positive relationships will always be of the utmost importance.

I remain honored to have the opportunity to lead in such an outstanding district and community. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or input.

Also, please take the time to read below about our R.E.D. Rules, as we hope they define our every action.

Go Devils!

Clifton Whitehouse

R.E.D. Rules

Our R.E.D. Rules are the guiding principles that we use,
both students and staff, to build the type of culture that we
believe is best. We hope that our students and staff follow
our R.E.D. Rules throughout all aspects of their lives.
Here is a brief explanation of each rule:

Respect – Respect is the rule that covers all other rules! If
we are respectful in all of our actions, the specific rules in
our handbook will pretty much all be followed naturally.

Everyone Belongs – Everyone belongs here at GIMS; we
are all on the same team! Building team chemistry builds

Devotion to Excellence – Devotion to excellence is a
lifestyle! We do not get to pick and choose when to give
our best effort; we work hard to only give our best effort.