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Please complete the February Family Engagement survey to share your experiences with various opportunities offered to Langston families during the month of February. Your feedback is valuable and will help us improve family engagement activities at LMS.
Teaching and Learning
All students in grades 6-8 completed a Readiness Assessment from the state of Ohio to determine writing needs before the ELA Ohio State Test in April. The ELA department analyzed the assessment data and made plans to strengthen tier 1 writing instruction across all grade levels. The science and social studies departments are also helping to strengthen students' writing by incorporating structured paragraph writing with a focus on evidence and elaboration. The work within each department is focused on using strategies from The Writing Revolution, a structured writing method in which all teachers at Langston have been trained.
Langston teachers have also been part of ongoing professional development about facilitating effective classroom discussions through the Reading Ways platform (part of our Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant). The module on classroom discourse explains why classroom discourse is important for adolescents, what discourse actually is, and how to implement it effectively. One highlight from this professional development is that teachers now have access to over a dozen different types of discussion protocols to be utilized in classrooms. This will provide the variety, critical thinking skills, and opportunities to discuss with peers that are so critical to adolescent motivation and engagement.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support
Seventh graders from Ms. Mentzer's RISE class traveled to OES to deliver morphology lessons to fifth-grade students!
The staff prevailed during the Staff vs Students basketball game!
Students participated in the Journey for Civil Rights interactive poster activity, thanks to Mrs. Harriett Thomas!
6th and 7th Grade Honors RISE classes shared their Mock Trial experience with the School Board!
Winners of the Black History Month poster competition!
Family and staff worked together to host the Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for the Washington DC trip! THANK YOU to all who helped!!!