Dr. Keietta Givens
I am so honored to serve as the Proud Principal of Bair Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. As we begin the school year in this virtual environment, I know that students and staff will rise to the occasion in this “new normal”. Understanding how to navigate online will be a challenge but our teachers and staff are more than capable to ensure students are prepared. In a virtual environment, Bair expectations will remain the same, which includes a focus on teaching and learning, preparing students for college and career and ensuring that all students reach their highest educational potential. Even in a virtual world, Bair will stay focused.
Bair continues to work hard in an effort to improve our “B” letter grade that we've maintained received since the 2018-2019 school year. This was a tremendous accomplishment for students, teachers, parents, and community. As we transition to this new year, albeit virtually, our theme is STAY THE COURSE: Stay Focused, Stay Committed, Stay Positive. This is a true representation of our school and focus for the year.
I am so excited about the continuation of student success, building systemic partnerships and becoming a true staple in the Sunrise community. As we continue to celebrate the accomplishments this year, our focus will be developing students who are socially conscious, have a global perspective, and are academically successful. Teaching and learning are at the cornerstone of everything we do.
The Bair Middle School Montessori Magnet program has expanded over the years to deliver a curriculum that is immersed in the Montessori philosophy of teaching and learning. Additionally, we are proud to announce that we have been approved as a STEM Innovative Program school, reinforcing our ability to infuse project-based learning and technology into our instruction, school-wide. We continue to expand our elective programs, year after year, with the addition of a Python certification program starting in the 7th grade and culminating in 8th. Bair will continue to offer Digital Tools, Journalism, Debate, Physical Education, Art, STEM, Cape Academy, Spanish and Band as electives. Bair offers high school credits for Geometry, Algebra, Spanish, Debate, and Digital Information Technology. As you can see, it is all about the B.A.I.R. (Bound for College and Career, Analytical thinker, Intelligent, Responsible person). After three years, high schools will receive a well-rounded student from Bair. I know Bair will STAY THE COURSE this year with the support of teachers, students, parents and the community working together toward a common goal, which is student success.
Finally, we will return back to the physical building eventually and Bair will be READY !! Your students will receive the highest quality instruction and all children will feel at home. Keep supporting Bair middle school, we need YOU!!!
Have a Great Year!!!!