Dear Lincoln Middle Friends and Family,
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Tuesday, March 25. We will be hosting a Parent Meeting at 5:00 in the library to give an update on the school and what our plans are to finish the year and our plans for next year.
MEAP Scores are out and although we cannot discuss specifics, we can tell you that all of our 8th grade scores went up in all areas: math, reading, and science all went up by one percentage point or more. In the 7th grade: reading went up 3 percentage points while math went down by 1 and writing fell by 5. In the 6th grade: math went up by 1 percentage point while reading and social studies fell by 2 percentage points each. We have already implemented a new writing strategy across all of the grades to improve our writing scores. We have increased our professional development to include more work on teaching strategies and understanding our data to best serve our students. Our teachers are working on curriculum for next year as we build common assessments for next year. Common Assessments are grade level tests for each subject which are issued multiple times in the year by all teachers to see where improvements need to be made in our instruction. Our Thinking Maps Schoolwide Strategy is going well and was recognized by our state monitor. What will definitely be an positive development is that the state testing for next year is in the spring where we have the full year to prepare our students.
Rachel's Challenge has been brought back to help instill a common practice of helping others. This is a four week program to promote helping others. Mobile Dentists will be here on Thursday, March 27. You should have received forms to fill out by now. If you haven't, please call the main office.
The mission of Lincoln Middle School is to ensure that every student reaches a high level of academic achievement as determined by state and national standards. We commit to the individual excellence of every student by empowering them to become confident and productive members of society. To ensure these outcomes, we are committed to a comprehensive system of support which reaches all levels of learners.
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.