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Mission Statement

Warren County Middle School VISION PLAN

At WCMS, we are dedicated to exceptional teaching and learning where:

Students: (Things we want in)

  • Are respectful to teachers, peers, self, & property
  • Are excited to be at school and ready to learn
  • Take pride and ownership in their work and actions

 

Teachers: (Things we want in)

  • Are caring & empathetic of students education, home life, & well-being
  • Are able to maximize student learning by utilizing their time wisely
  • Are enthusiastic & knowledgeable about their subject matter which results in interesting and engaging instruction that includes differentiated learning

 

School: (Things we want in)

  • Provides a clean & well maintained campus with an atmosphere that is welcoming and a high value is placed on student learning
  • Provides a safe & secure environment that promotes a nurturing educational experience for all students and is a source of pride for all staff members
  • Provides quality instruction that is delivered by caring & highly qualified staff who are professional & easily accessible to all stakeholders

 


GENERAL EXPECTATIONS:
Guiding Premise from Warren County Board of Education:

The school district shall be governed by the statutory definition of parent involvement as sited in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and shall carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with this definition. 1

The Board shall implement the following as required by federal and state legislation:

  • The school district will put into operation activities and procedures for the involvement of parents in all of its schools. Those programs, activities and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents.

WCMS Mission is to make all students meet their grade level benchmarks as established by the state and nation and to get all students ready to perform successfully at the next educational level. In order to meet these goals will attempt to partner with our student and parents for ultimate success.

The school district shall incorporate activities and strategies that support this district wide family and community engagement policy into its Tennessee Comprehensive System wide Planning Process (TCSPP).

WCMS Guidelines:

Representatives from the school serve on the WC PALS Committee to steer system wide school improvement. These representatives are members of the WCMS PTO and /or the Executive Board. These representatives will assist the system in making improvements system wide and in representing WCMS.

The TCSPP shall include procedures by which parents may learn about the course of study for their children and have access to all learning materials.

WCMS Procedures:

  • The web site for Warren County Schools contains the curriculum maps that have been devised by the system.
  • WCMS teachers produce yearly syllabi that are standards based and are correlated with the adopted test books. The teachers produce syllabi for students as appropriate.
  • The parents are informed of core curriculum during Open House and during the Parent Teacher Conference.
  • Student Handbooks are published and required for each student. All rules and regulations of the school are included.
  • Parent Newsletter
  • WCMS website
  • All syllabi are on file for viewing when requested.

The SIP shall include strategies for parent participation in the district's schools which are designed to improve parent and teacher cooperation in such areas as homework, attendance and discipline.


WCMS Strategies:

  • Conferences in September.
  • The school makes phone calls regarding student status continually- logs are available.
  • The school uses Homework Hotline- locally and regionally for homework assistance and information.
  • Administrators and Guidance counselors regularly contact parents for various reasons- logs are kept in appropriate offices.
  • WCMS has yearly Open House for all grade levels
  • WCMS uses the marquee to keep parents current on educational happenings and student announcements.
  • Team meetings occur daily and parents are includes a appropriate - Logs are available
     

If the school plan is not satisfactory to the parents, the school shall submit any parent comments with the plan when the school district submits the plan to the State Department of Education.

  • Any suggestions are always welcome. Suggestion boxes are placed in our school.
  • WCMS website has opportunities for feed back
  • School-wide Surveys are conducted.
     

To the extent practicable, the school shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports in an understandable and uniform format and including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.

  • ESL Programs / SPED are integral part of our school program. Great coordination and collaboration are exercised throughout our school to accommodate all learners.
  • Integrated Programs with High Quality and Highly Qualified Teachers are available for all students.
  • All Letters / forms are produced in appropriate languages as possible. School staff / translators will contact by phone or in person if necessary.
  • After school / summer school programs are available for these sub groups to accelerate or re mediate the learning.
     

The school shall include Family and Community advisers that will annually assess, through consultation with parents, the effectiveness of our Engagement Program and determine what action needs to be taken, if any, to increase parental and community participation. In order to accomplish this, the council shall be composed of representatives from parents of students, community leaders, members of the school representatives from all groups of the school

  • WCMS has its PTO and Partners in Education that act as
    advisers and provide feedback as to community perspectives regarding WCMS and the school community.
  • Team Leaders Meeting have parents that attend from time to time as school- wide decisions are made.

WCMS shall ensure that as a Title I school we are in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Legal Reference:

PL 107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001