Dear Lincoln Middle Friends and Family,
September 9, 2015
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
I want to welcome you to a new school year. I am looking forward to a great year. We have some new staff members we are excited to have on our team of teachers. You will meet them through Open House and/or Conferences. We want to introduce you to Mrs. Stephanie Hicks as our new science teacher. Also, Mrs. Alissa Bowens is our new Special Education E.I. teacher. Lastly, Ms. Kori Meltzer is our new Support Center advocate or Behavior Interventionist. As we begin instructional classes, it is rewarding to see and hear students enjoying their return to classes and seeing friends they may have missed over the summer. Mr. Lawson and I met with each grade on the first day of school and spoke to the students about the improvements we will be pursuing together. Lincoln Middle did experience significant growth last year in our NWEA scores. We are still waiting for our M-STEP results taken last spring. Here are last year’s NWEA scores. Although the growth appears minimal, it is very hard to increase scores by one point let alone the 10 points our 6th graders demonstrated in Math over the three tests. NWEA will be an extremely important test this year. As we begin NWEA testing next week, please encourage your children to do their very best on any assessment they take.
Lincoln Middle School NWEA TESTING Results for 2014-2015
NWEA Reading NWEA Reading NWEA Reading NWEA Reading Grade Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Spring 2015 6th 197.6 200.4 202.8 7th 202.8 205.3 207.1 8th 207.8 208 211.7 NWEA Math NWEA Math NWEA Math NWEA Math Grade Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Spring 2015 6th 199.2 203.2 209.5 7th 207.6 212.2 213.5 8th 212.2 213.4 216.3
ReadingWe need your help in raising reading scores. We are providing silent reading time daily but we need you to promote and provide if you can, reading books. We want our students to carry novels to read in the morning during our silent reading time. Research provides evidence that reading more than 20 minutes a day on a consistent basis will improve reading. Please encourage your child to read often and to support what we are doing as well.
Open HouseOpen House will be Tuesday, September 15th from 5:30-7:00 pm. Parents will follow their child’s schedule which we will have for you when you arrive. You will hear from each teacher for 10 minutes and then we will dismiss you to the next room.
Conferences Parent-Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, November 19. You will receive your child’s report card when you sign-in. The first quarter or marking period will end on Friday, November 13.
Lincoln Middle School students will achieve individual excellence through the attainment of State Standards while preparing to be productive, successful members of society.
The Lincoln Middle School vision is to promote life-long learning through teacher collaboration adapted to individual student needs. We will facilitate active learning through aligned curriculum and high behavioral standards promoting respect and responsibility. We will provide a safe, secure, and professional climate with the main purpose being the educational success of all students. We will succeed in doing so through the use of effective educational programs and valuable community resources, while maintaining a strong partnership with students and parents.
- We believe that students benefit academically in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment.
- We believe in empowering every student to become productive members of society.
- We believe our students' learning, attendance, and behavior improve when they are actively engaged in meaningful, real-life work.
- We believe in life-long learning as educators to continually be the best leaders we can be for our students.