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Middle School Practices

 
AcadeMir Charter School Middle - Miami, FL In this video, hear how AcadeMir Charter School Middle provides opportunities for students to learn both in and outside of the school day. Students take four elective classes in addition to their four core classes. According to one teacher, electives are important because they are a fun way to incorporate instruction from core classes in Read More

Mr. Robert Sikora Saint Andrew Catholic School PA At Saint Andrew Catholic School, parents, teachers and community partners come together to offer students several ways to start thinking about their economic futures. The school hosts an on-campus bank, invites parents in to teach financial and career planning classes, and teachers run a stock market club to introduce students to investing. Principal Robert Sikora Read More

Wheeler Middle School Major Sheldon Wheeler Middle School, (Wahiawa, HI). Wheeler Middle School (WMS) is located on the Wheeler Army Airfield on the island of Oahu. The airfield is home to the Hawaii Air and Army National Guards and the Army’s 25th Infantry Divisions’ Combat Aviation Brigade. WMS students, families, and teachers are highly transient. Each year, over Read More

Wydown's production of Disney's Moana Jr. Wydown Middle School, (Clayton, MO). Wydown Middle School prides itself on being a top-performing school in Missouri; however, we have struggled with closing the opportunity gaps for our African American students. After we set goals, we evaluated systems and structures, and prioritized immediate actions. We hosted evening fishbowl conversations with parents about their experiences. We Read More

Delta Woods Middle School students collaborate in the outdoor garden. Delta Woods Middle School, (Lee’s Summit, MO). Delta Woods Middle School’s mission is to ensure that students leave 8th grade with the knowledge, skills, and habits needed to succeed in college-preparatory high school courses, post-secondary education, and pathways to careers. Students, under the guidance of the school counselors, use Missouri Connections, a comprehensive, online, career Read More

Sundling students complete team building activities during Science class. Walter R. Sundling Junior High School, (Palatine, IL). Walter R. Sundling Junior High is one of the first schools in the district and the state to adopt and implement Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching (CLR). As a racially diverse school, Sundling’s strength is its many cultures as well as the diversity of languages spoken. In Read More

A slice of the Mariemont Experience Mariemont Junior High School, (Cincinnatti, OH). Learning takes many forms at Mariemont Junior High School (MJHS). For example, Expeditions, part of the district-wide award-winning Warriors BEyond program, provide students with exciting, innovative learning opportunities throughout the school year. Warriors BEyond seeks to foster passion exploration through hands-on, interest-based courses that encourage students to investigate new Read More

avon middle school Avon Middle School Avon Local Schools Avon, Ohio Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness. In this audio profile, Avon Middle School leaders describe their system for identifying and supporting students who may need targeted support due to experiencing housing misplacement or homelessness. Through a data-driven RTI process, educators identify students who need support and connect them with Read More

mcauliffe_international_school McAuliffe International School, (Denver, CO). At McAuliffe International School, core content (social studies, science, math, and English Language Arts) teachers do not plan their own lessons. Instead, a lead planner for the course curates the curriculum and develops the units and lessons for the team. Once the lessons are ready for the upcoming week, the Read More

Rollings MS Rollings Middle School of the Arts, (Summerville, SC). Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Rollings Middle School of the Arts (RMSA) felt the engagement of students and families in the learning process has been more important than ever before. RMSA has been vigilant in its efforts to maintain a solid connection between students Read More