The foundation of HMS is a collaborative vision created by students and staff. It is how we do business every day. The student-centered culture of HMS is evident through daily activities in and out of our classrooms. With a focus on relationships and student achievement, kids are busy setting goals, becoming leaders, mentoring peers, and making choices to affect their future.
The vision has the four corollary questions embedded to ensure we find success every day. What we want kids to know is determined by teachers using a backward design with power standards to develop assessments based on what students need to understand to be successful.
In our one-to-one school, we are committed to using technology at a level that changes learning. Teachers use collaboration to discuss and analyze data from students they share. Conversations are focused on what best practices are supporting student success for every student.
How do we know they know it is addressed through data study between students and teachers. Students pre and post-test and use data to build instructional goals. Reflection on data determines if they need more help or have met the mark. Students present data and learning goals to their parents during student-led conferences proudly sharing successes and what support they need from home.
Teachers and students use individual data to decide how to extend learning, or set intervention goals based on student performance. When they don’t know it, they haven’t met the mark of proficiency; we move on to Guided Reading, Guided Math, and Science remediation based on needs. Our intentional non-learners, or students needing additional time gain support and mentoring from A+ tutors. When they do know it, students meet the mark of Proficiency or beyond; they gain opportunities to explore other interests through student led clubs, Maker-Space, or other instructional opportunities.
Dr. Shawn Page, Principal
Nina Henson, Assistant Principal
Timothy Broderick, 8th Grade Representative
Sandy Brown, Counselor
Angela Drake, ELA Representative
Charlene Free, 6th Grade Representative
Rhonda Rittenhouse, 7th Grade Representative
Ginger Williams, Instructional Coach
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