We are the single middle school within the Niagara Wheatfield School District, housing close to 1,000 students daily. We share the campus with our adjoining High School. Our students, as well as our faculty and staff, combine to create a magical place of learning. Our focus is clearly on literacy as the vehicle for academic success and we embed key skills across and throughout the curriculum
Many parents worry when sending their child to middle school. These three years in their development marks such incredible changes and it is important that the adults who surround pre-adolescent students are able to serve as role models, clarify expectations and support learners in order to help them find success and sustain hope. We strongly believe that our school is focused on student learning and has a true vision for who we are as a learning community. We cannot succeed alone. We need parental and community support in order to maximize our potential.
We need our parents to call or visit to share information that will help us be responsive. Nothing is too small or possibly unimportant. We prefer to be pro-active rather than reactive. We expect to deliver a safe environment with highly committed adults who want only the best from themselves in order to make a healthy place for learning. We need parents to ask questions, to share information and to be involved in school expectations. We hope our parents will support the teachers and staff who so diligently prepare for every day of learning.
We value the unique backgrounds and lifestyles of our students. We expect to shape the population of adults and students into a family support system in the best interest of every child. We do our very best to make this large school feel much smaller. We focus on teams for building relationships, on department for equitable education through curriculum alignment and collaborative planning and finally, we target the needs of individuals through differentiation and services to assist those with some learning gaps.
We are also working closely with the high school and elementary buildings to assure that what we expect students to learn is articulated as a Kindergarten through twelfth grade lens. We are compelled to work diligently to assure all students have the necessary skills to be successful at the high school level. Literacy across all areas of the curriculum remains a cornerstone of this school.