Dear Lincoln Middle Friends and Family,
Dear Lincoln Middle School Parents and/or Guardians,We are off to a strong start this school year. Our staff started working on Common Assessments and Instructional Learning Cycles in the summer immediately prior to the start of school. Common Assessments are tests created from national or state standards (standards are what students should be able to do at that grade level) and then the standards are broken down into learning targets or I CAN statements. These tests are built by several teachers who share the same grade and subject. This is what teachers are working on at each PLC day. We are also having teachers collaborate on teaching a three to four week unit and sharing strategies. At the beginning of the unit, the teachers will issue the students a pre-test on what they will be covering over the unit and then reissue the same test at the end to see how much growth occurred and what areas need more attention. These pre/post tests are also common assessments and the teachers who share the grade level and subject compare the results with each other on PLC days and seek to improve the areas that need improving.Our statewide test this spring will be an online test. We are also preparing our students to be ready for the difficulty of this new test. Last Thursday, CARE started an 8 week program on Parenting here at LMS. If you are interested, please call 586-758-8320 ext.437 to speak to a DHS worker who can register you.Attendance information: Please make sure your child is in school every day. New information coming to Mr. Lawson and I indicate how important school attendance is to even students in Pre-K and the effect missed days has on these students later in their school years. Missing more than 10 days in one school year can adversely affect your child in later years.Mission Statement
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.