Spaulding Middle News & Events

"A School of Excellence"

Principal's Message

Happy New Year! I hope that each of you had an enjoyable, memorable, and relaxing break. I trust that everyone is re-charged and re-energized as we work to make 2016 better than 2015. This of course will be a lofty challenge since we've had so many gains and accomplishments in 2015! We should not rest on past laurels, but, should always strive for new ways to reach higher heights to achieve our goal of Excellence.

Ms. Taylor will meet with all Core Teachers on Tuesday during the last 30 minutes of planning times for training on the new program for administering and scoring the upcoming District Benchmarks. Also, please know that we will no longer use the word "Benchmarks" at SMS. Our students need to hear something "new" to spark their interests and hopefully give them an "energy boost." We will now administer "Student Growth Exams."

As many of you may know, our new State Standardized Exam has been named SC Ready. I know it seems as though the airplane is being built as we fly, but I do feel that if we continue to provide rigorous, standards- based Instruction daily, our students will learn, grow, and succeed.

We will have a faculty meeting this Tuesday to discuss Mandated Reporting, School- based Instructional Rounds, and Discipline. Please plan to meet in the Tiger Cafe at 3:30.

Thanks for all that you do and have a great week!

Great Example of Student Work Display

Mrs. Poole's Technology Classes..." Excellence in Action"

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