Seymour Middle School
Welcome Seymour Middle School Community,
There are many ways one can view our upcoming school year..an adventure, a challenge, exciting, nerve-wracking, a new beginning. As I think of how I would describe the 2020-21 school year in one word, it would be this...together. We are all returning; whether it is in person or on a screen, we are all coming back as one Cougar family. I look forward to seeing our students, as well as their growth both social emotionally and academically throughout the next ten months. We will look back in June 2021 and all be very proud of our accomplishments.
As always, none of what we want to achieve can be done alone. I look forward to our continued work and collaboration, as well as the successes we will celebrate together.
Seymour Middle School, in partnership with the community, is committed to providing a safe environment that promotes social, emotional, and physical health. It encourages personal responsibility and accountability from all its members in an environment where teaching and learning are exciting. Our mission is to empower our students to become life-long learners and reach their highest potential. We will provide a nurturing environment that promotes dignity, mutual respect, and embraces diversity.
Our school is a community of learners where the next generation is inspired to achieve their maximum potential in a dynamic and challenging learning environment that promotes curiosity, collaboration, and perseverance enabling each student to flourish as a responsible citizen in the global community.
Core Values and Beliefs
We value academic excellence with high expectations and believe in innovative and independent thinking.
We value personal excellence and believe in acting responsibly, allowing choice in the learning process, and opportunities to demonstrate learning in a variety of ways.
We value global awareness and believe in demonstrating respect for diversity.
We value our families and community and believe in community involvement.
We value a safe learning environment and believe in developing bonds between students and staff, and demonstrating respect for ourselves and others.
We value preparing our students for college and career and believe in promoting creativity, innovation, adaptability, and collaboration.
Theory of Action Statements
If we design every lesson plan based on high expectations, with learning activities that authentically engage students in the learning process, identifies higher order thinking and discussion questions, and includes planned differentiation, then all students will show continuous growth and achievement.
If we provide students with choices in how they learn and how they demonstrate what they’ve learned, then students will be more engaged to take ownership and pride in their learning.
If we increase student awareness of contemporary societal issues and opportunities to serve the global community, then there will be an increase in responsiveness and respect for the world around them.
If we partner with the community to provide information to families related to child development and creating supportive learning environments, then there will be an increase in parent involvement and student academic success.
If we explicitly teach and model what respect is, then our school will be a safe and positive learning environment which fosters connectedness.
If we design instruction to include the inquiry process, project and problem based learning, and increase opportunities for authentic audiences, then students will develop a deeper understanding of core content knowledge and skills to exhibit the thinking and learning necessary for postsecondary success.