Mission/Vision/Beliefs

Mission

To increase academic achievement for all learners.

We will accomplish this by:

• Modeling excellent behavior

• Applying content standards to guide student learning

• Helping students make real life connections

• Collaboration and communication among all stakeholders

• Data driven decision making

• Use of research based best practices

Vision

We will meet or exceed our Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), and will achieve a B on the State Report Card.


TITLE I SCHOOL

Norton Middle School is a School Wide Title 1 school. Title 1 is a federal program that provides money for enriched and accelerated learning experience for all children. At Norton Middle School, Title 1 provides literacy and math coaches to work with teachers to improve classroom instruction focused on increasing student achievement.

Your Right to View Teacher Qualifications

Under the No Child Left Behind Education Reform Act, parents have the right to request information regarding the qualifications of their student’s classroom teacher including:

  1. If the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level taught;

  2. If the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status;

  3. The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major, certification, and field of discipline;

  4. Whether the student is provided services by a paraprofessional and if so, their qualifications.



4 Essential Questions

  1. What are students expected to learn? (Standards)

  2. How will we know when students have learned what is expected? (High Quality Assessments)

  3. What do we do if students have not learned what is expected? (Interventions)

  4. What will we do once students have learned what is expected? (Enrichments)

Respect, Responsibility, and Scholarship

At Norton Middle School, we provide Positive Behavior Support lessons to help our students practice respect, responsibility, and scholarship.

Norton Middle School Staff Beliefs

Norton Middle School’s number one belief is that all students can learn and achieve at high levels.

To facilitate this belief, Norton staff will:

  • Promote Student Success and Learning

  • Set high expectations for staff and students

  • Collaborate with one another

  • Support and implement the CIP, Mission and Vision

  • Lead by example

  • Be positive role models for our students

  • Develop meaningful and engaging lessons

  • Adapt to student’s needs

  • Respect one another

  • Be open minded

  • Provide support, encouragement, and assistance.

  • Act professionally towards staff and students

  • Applying content standards and use data to guide student learning

  • Treat our students as if they are our own children

When students leave Norton, our hope is they will:

  • Be Respectful, Responsible, and Scholarly

  • Become life-long learners

  • Enjoy learning

  • Make responsible informed decisions

  • Ask questions

  • Value education

  • Be critical thinkers

  • Respect themselves and be accepting of our differences

  • Be open minded

  • Never give up, Persistence

  • Set Goals

  • Have high expectations for themselves

  • View learning as a positive experience