Mountaineer Middle School. A Developmentally Responsive Middle School By: Heather Lowman, David Melton, Andrew Samuels and Tina Smith. Philosophy and Mission Statement:.
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A Developmentally Responsive Middle School
By: Heather Lowman, David Melton, Andrew Samuels and Tina Smith
Mountaineer Middle School is a community learning institution for students in grades 6 through 8 staffed with teachers who are highly qualified to teach young adolescents. The instruction of our students will be done in a safe, family friendly, and community supported environment that is academically challenging, socially equitable, and developmentally responsive.
Advisory Programs organize teacher-advisors, students, and parents in a three-way partnership in order to help middle level students cope with complex personal, emotional, academic, and social issues of life. Advisory will meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 8:30.
Schedule of Activities
Core subjects in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are:
Mountaineer Middle School acknowledges the value the related arts, we offer the following for the growth of our students:
MMS will participate in interdisciplinary teaming of students and teachers. Groups will have teams that include teachers, students of four core curriculum subjects. Each team will include approximately 20 studentsTeams will include students and teachers with diverse abilities and backgrounds.
Mountaineer Middle School will promote home-school partnerships that will actively involve the families.
Our school will partner with local businesses to provide new and exciting learning opportunities.
Jackson, Anthony, Gayle Andrews Davis, Maud Abeel, and Anne Bordonaro. Turning points 2000: educating adolescents in the 21st century. New York: Teachers College Press, 2000. Print.
Powell, Sara Davis. Introduction to Middle School. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2005. Print.
This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents. Westerville, OH: Association for Middle Level Education, 2010. Print.