Monthly Archives: January 2016

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Northridge Middle School, IN

Northridge Middle School in Indiana is a newly designated 2015 Schools to Watch® school.  Below is an article from theelkharttruth.com that features Northridge Middle School. Classroom Chronicles: Northridge Middle School touts 'Schools to Watch' designation Middlebury Community Schools’ Northridge Middle School was the 21st school education reporter Michelle Sokol visited on her Classroom Chronicles tour [...]

By |January 15th, 2016|Blog, National Forum News, Schools to Watch News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Northridge Middle School, IN

Castaic Middle School, CA

Castaic Middle School in CA is one of the first schools to be named a Redesignation IV Schools to Watch®.  Below is their promising practice article. Promising Practice The academic and personal success of all students is the number one priority at Castaic Middle School (CMS) and the Castaic Union School District. At CMS, all [...]

By |January 11th, 2016|Blog, National Forum News, Schools to Watch News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Castaic Middle School, CA

Hebron Middle School, IN

Promising Practice - Advisory/Mentoring Program The promising practice at Hebron Middle School is our advisory and mentoring program. First indicators predict the success of our students as early as sixth grade. With our advisory program, every sixth grader is given a student mentor with the focus on improving these first indicators like attendance, grades, and [...]

By |January 7th, 2016|Blog, National Forum News, Schools to Watch News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hebron Middle School, IN

Forum Executive Director Announces Retirement

It is with regret but warm wishes that the Board of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform announces the retirement of Dr. Deborah Kasak as Executive Director effective January 1, 2016. Dr. Kasak has provided thirteen years of devoted service as the Forum’s only executive director. The Forum is indebted to Dr. Kasak for [...]

By |January 4th, 2016|National Forum News, Schools to Watch News|Comments Off on Forum Executive Director Announces Retirement

National Center for Education Statistics Seeking Schools

MGLS:2017 will follow a nationally representative cohort of sixth grade students as they enter and move through the middle grades. The study aims to provide data on the development and learning that occur during students’ middle-grade years (grades 6–8) and that are predictive of future success, along with the individual, social, and contextual factors that [...]

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Bagley Middle School, GA

Bagley Middle School, home of the Braves, was named a 2015 new designation Georgia Lighthouse Schools to Watch. Bagley Middle School is located in Chatsworth, GA and houses 546 students with a philosophy that all students can learn, no exceptions, no excuses. Bagley Middle School Promising Practice Bagley Middle School implements, evaluates, and improves Positive Behavioral Interventions and [...]

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