Chatham Middle School

School District of the

Chathams

Essential Intent

The vision of Chatham Middle School is to provide a secure, stimulating learning environment in which students find both challenge and support. Our school fosters a fundamental respect for oneself, the environment, and the world's diverse population, while recognizing the unique and complex nature of the middle school student. Chatham Middle School offers broad exposure to, and opportunities for, exploration so that individual interests and strengths can be developed. We encourage intellectual risk-taking, responsibility for one's actions, and the development of strong inter-personal relationships. Our school promotes learning that is relevant and establishes connections to the outside world, so that students may become successful, responsible and contributing citizens.

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Essential Intent

The essential intent of the CMS cycles and electives is to provide students the opportunity to explore and expand upon areas of interest outside the realm of their academic program.

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Essential Intent

The philosophy of the counseling program in the School District of the Chathams is that school counseling is an essential, integral part of the educational process. Counselors provide comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. As student advocates, counselors recognize the uniqueness, dignity and personal worth of each individual. In an interactive process, the counselor facilitates student academic achievement. Counselors work collaboratively with students, parents, educators and community members to support each student's ability to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.

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BELIEFS
 
We believe:
The pursuit of educational excellence involves the appreciation of different learning styles.
A critical part of the learning process is to promote life-long learning.
Every student should feel valued as an individual.
A school should be a safe environment.
A school should promote life-long physical fitness and emotional wellbeing.
A school should foster the development of independent thinking.
Technology plays a vital role in the enhancement of instruction and learning.
Successful schools are an integral part of a strong community.
A school should foster personal and academic integrity.
Schools should encourage students to be positive contributors to their communities.
High expectations are critical to personal achievement.
Respect for the diverse ideas and beliefs of others is essential to providing a safe and supportive environment.

Essential Intent

The vision of Chatham Middle School is to provide a secure, stimulating learning environment in which students find both challenge and support. Our school fosters a fundamental respect for oneself, the environment, and the world's diverse population, while recognizing the unique and complex nature of the middle school student. Chatham Middle School offers broad exposure to, and opportunities for, exploration so that individual interests and strengths can be developed. We encourage intellectual risk-taking, responsibility for one's actions, and the development of strong inter-personal relationships. Our school promotes learning that is relevant and establishes connections to the outside world, so that students may become successful, responsible and contributing citizens.

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