We believe that ALL students should receive equitable and appropriate instructional support. In ELD, our goal is to educate all multilingual learners and respect their cultural legacies and linguistic skills. We work on the development of students’ proficiency in the four areas of communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We strive for all multilingual learners to acquire high levels of English proficiency that allow them to communicate successfully in all academic and social settings.
“History is who we are and why we are the way we are.” - David McCullough, American historian
At North Middle School, we value the study of history and civics. We start in 6th grade with a study of the Western Hemisphere. This includes Aztec, Inca, and Mayan civilizations, along with geography and Social Studies skills. 7th grade explores the Eastern Hemisphere, focusing on Egypt and the Nile River, the Silk Road, Islamic civilizations, and different forms of government. 8th grade Social Studies focuses on American history from colonization to Reconstruction. Topics include the Revolutionary War, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, Westward Expansion, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
Students in our science classrooms are engaged in instructional routines that are designed to value every student’s voice in learning science, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment for every student.
Our science classrooms are organized for students to figure it out. Science learning revolves around figuring out an intriguing phenomenon. Students are motivated to figure out what’s in front of them, and teachers guide that process to deep science learning.
Our science classrooms are collaborative. Students work together and learn from each other as they ask questions, design investigations, and find solutions with the teacher as a facilitator. Students learn how to work together collaboratively and respectfully.