Thank you for the great start we have had to the 2017-18 school year. Once again you all have exceeded expectations for our cookie dough sales and students are reaping the benefits. More technology has arrived and outside resources such as SCOPE magazine are being used on a daily basis to improve instruction. All that is thanks to the wonderful community Hawkins Middle School is a part of.
Our big focus for this school year is using procedures from Visible Learning to promote growth for our students. You will notice more goal setting happening in the classroom as a result and you child should be able to let you know where they are in their learning throughout the year. This is accomplished by teams of teachers working together with administrators to talk about teaching strategies, assessments and most importantly student performance. Our driving questions are:
What do we want our students to know?
How will we know if they know it?
What will we do if they don’t know it?
How will we enrich for those who do know it?
By answering these questions together as a group, we will ensure all students have a chance at success in the classroom.
I will continue to update you with voicemails when needed and be on the lookout for new items on our website. I look forward to a great second semester.
Happy Fall Break,