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LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL is committed to developing and nurturing a positive and safe learning environment for all students and staff. Guided by the core principles of the CIRCLE: Community, Integrity, Respect, Confidence, Leadership and Excellence, we embrace our Better Me Better School values that serve as a beacon, channeling our energies and dedication toward the needs of the entire school community.
The collective needs of students are first and far most. Therefore,we accept the challenges that continually redefine our goals in order to provide what students will need as they become successful learners and leaders in the 21st Century. Critical to that success is the strong support we receive from our constituents; parents, school personnel, district administrators and the board of education, all working together for the advancement of students and a better school community.
Lincoln Middle is home to over 1700 students in a wonderfully diverse community of seventh and eighth graders flourishing in a safe and caring learning environment. We have over 190 teachingstaff members who are knowledgeable, caring and supportive professionals that our students look to daily for guidance and direction as they mature into young adults.
We have great expectations for our students, challenging and inspiring them to perform at their highest levels at all times. Students on both grade levels study language arts, connected mathematics or algebra, science and social studies. Cycle electives include art, band, career education, computer technology, health and physical education, wind and solar mechanics, sewing, woodshop and world language. Our Student Government Association is a thriving organization that exemplifies leadership, integrity and excellence. The student body finds its voice through house representation and a full slate of officers that help round out the CIRCLE and the President’s Cabinet. We boost over 35 after-school enrichment clubs that offer a chance for students to excel and have fun beyond the classroom setting. Lincoln Middle School students are encouraged to take advantage of all possibilities by becoming involved in the academic and social life of Better Me Better School.
Daily our teachers engage in Common Planning Time (CPT), a scheduled ritual for teaching professionals to get together for the purpose of planning and coordinating lessons or discussing students progress for the common group of students they share. The school is divided into three Small Learning Communities on each grade level. Each Community Team is comprised of collaborative core subject area teachers, a guidance counselor as well as elective teachers and support staff who share the same commitment for the students’ education and well being.
The structural organization of learning communities transcends into an ideal design for the purpose of professional learning teams. We are encouraged by the science and math departments’ efforts to incorporated the practice into their professional development and departmental meetings; modeling how teachers can deepen their knowledge and improve their practices for the benefit of students learning.
Although, the 2012 – 13 school year brings with it some changes in the school leadership team it has not diminished the spirit and commitment that permeate our environment each day. In keeping with our Better Me Better School philosophy everyone; students and staff alike strive to become better individuals each day for a better school community.
Mr. Steven Cruz, Principal
School vision prepared and written by Ms. Barbara Taylor, Vice Principal
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