Dear Parents and Guardians,
My name is Mike Hillman, and I have the privilege of serving Seven Oak Middle School as building principal. I have been a part of the Lebanon Community School District for 11 years, five of them at Seven Oak. I grew up in Salem, graduated from North Salem High School and earned my BS in Health Education from Western Oregon University, and a Master of Education MED from George Fox University. I have been an educator for over 23 years and look forward to working with the students and staff at Seven Oak for many more years.
I am excited to welcome you and your students to our great school. Our mission at Seven Oak is to empower students to maximize their potential. By doing so, in partnership with parents, we’ll help to provide them with the tools and resources necessary for success in high school and beyond.
As educators, it is our responsibility to create an environment where students feel safe, valued, and respected. We strive to foster a positive and inclusive culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our goal is to provide each student with the opportunity to grow and learn in a supportive and rigorous academic environment.
We understand that middle school can be a challenging and exciting time for students and we are committed to providing them with the support and guidance they need to navigate this transition. We work closely with students to help them begin to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in high school and beyond. This includes providing rigorous academic content, promoting social and emotional growth, allowing opportunities for student leadership, the ability to participate in extracurricular activities, and opportunities to explore their interests and passions through clubs and organizations.
We also understand the important role that families and the community play in the education of our students. We welcome your involvement and partnership in your child's education and encourage you to take an active role in their school experience. We’ll host a variety of events and actively communicate throughout the year to keep you informed and engaged in your child's education.
Seven Oak staff are committed to providing our students with the best education possible and are excited to work with you to help your child maximize their potential.