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Middle School Practices

 
Elgin Middle School Relationships In addition to rigorous academics, students at Elgin Middle School receive daily affirmations through “relationships, rewards, and recognition” that keep them engaged and disposed to see school as fun.   Read the transcript of Keeping Middle Schools Students Motivated. Read Elgin Middle School’s National Blue Ribbon Schools application. Contact Information Current Principal: Chris Garner Former Principal:… Continue Reading Keeping Middle School Students Motivated: Elgin Middle School

sherwood middle student support photo While only students with 2.5 GPAs are accepted to this academic magnet school, the high standards can challenge even formerly high-achieving students. Guidance staff offer a sixth-grade support program to help struggling students form relationships and learn study skills and organization. A Positive Behavior Intervention program helps students learn appropriate school behaviors. Parent involvement is… Continue Reading Student Support: Sherwood Academic Magnet Middle School

Sherwood Magnet curriculum thumbnail Sherwood’s curriculum ensures that students meet local and state standards and then some. In mathematics, students are expected to exceed grade-level standards, enrolling in double math classes if necessary. Students who succeed in the core curriculum may enroll in enrichment courses such as forensics, pre-law, and marine biology. On a given day, students may be… Continue Reading A Rigorous, Well-Rounded Curriculum: Sherwood Academic Magnet Middle School

Sherwood Magnet curriculum thumbnail Sherwood teachers and administrators engage regularly during “eat and meet” lunch breaks where they review student progress, plan units of study, and discuss other academic matters. Hallways are arranged by content area to support impromptu, content-based interactions between teachers and students and among teachers. All teachers participate in regular team walkthroughs using a common form… Continue Reading A Learning Community: Sherwood Academic Magnet Middle School

Sherwood Magnet curriculum thumbnail Although Principal Crawford’s leadership is a finely tuned blend of knowledge, disposition, and skills, she credits her success to her ability to “get the right people on the bus.” She knows that Sherwood’s success depends on the staff’s collective capacity to get the job done – whatever it takes. Professionals are drawn to Sherwood for… Continue Reading “Hire Well”: Sherwood Academic Middle School

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