Middle School Learning
As children progress into the middle grades of their educational careers, the development of the child as a well-rounded and independent individual becomes a focus of our schools. Students are exposed to a wide variety of instructional facilitators, resources, and educational opportunities as they continue their journey to career and college readiness. Students will develop their interpersonal work skills as they collaborate with peers in all their classes through Project Based Learning experiences and performance-oriented tasks. Project Based Learning seeks to engage students in the application of their skills into real-life and personally relevant activities. These educational experiences will often span multiple content areas and allow students the opportunity to build beyond a single classroom.
Striving to develop socially responsible and empathetic students is key to the middle grades structure and ensure that students develop not only educationally, but emotionally as well. A culture of social-emotional learning in our classrooms strives to keep the learning environment as a safe and intellectually open space. Students are able to grow as individuals as they develop their skills to successfully transition to high school and become college, career and life ready.
Grade Level at a Glance
At the middle grade level, your child will be enrolled in the following core classes: Mathematics, Science, English Language Arts, and Social Studies. The links below, provide an overview of students expectations for each subject area. The more children learn when they are young, the better they become as adults. We want to teach your children the academic skills they will need to prepare them for their next level of learning. Healthy, successful children can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults.
For more information regarding each specific subject area visit their pages.
Tips for Parents
Parents involvement in the education of their child is extremely important not only during the early stages in their education but throughout. Below are some tips for parents on how they can support their child at home to be successful in school.
Send Your Child to School Ready to Learn:
Make sure your child gets sleep each and every night so your child is fully rested. Also, make sure that your child eats a nutritious breakfast every morning to make sure they are ready for the start of their school day.
Get to know your child’s teachers:
Visit your child’s school when you can for functions and meetings such as open house, school orientation, teacher-parent conferences, PTSA meetings, etc. Positive home-school relationships help your child flourish during their school journey
Support Homework Expectations:
Establish routines at home to support daily homework and study skills. Providing an environment at home where your child can review what they learned at school and practice skills can help with achievement.
Teach Organizational Skills:
Work with your child to make sure he or she has all of their needed supplies for class. Being prepared helps children with organization skills. Also, when appropriate, teach your child to have a “to-do” list or check their agenda/planner. Repetition and routines help your child in this area.
Take Attendance Seriously:
If kids are sick or not feeling well, it’s ok to stay home to recover. Otherwise, children should come to school each and every day so they don’t fall behind, which can be stressful. When students come to school every day, their chances of excelling increases.