About the School

Mission Statement

The John Wallace Middle School Family values: Preparation, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Excellence (P.R.I.D.E.) in helping students become lifelong learners in the 21st Century. We embrace the unique characteristics of middle school students and foster their development to successfully transition from the elementary level to the high school. By creating relevant educational opportunities for a diverse student body, building strong relationships with every student, and providing rigorous learning experiences, all students will reach their fullest potential.


Academic and Social Expectations

John Wallace Middle School students will demonstrate P.R.I.D.E. in all areas of the school and the community.


Preparation

  • Apply study skills in a variety of environments to develop as independent learners

  • Show effective literacy and numeracy skills in all content areas

  • Read at or above grade level

  • Understand and apply the concepts of visual and performing arts

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude


Respect

  • Understand the importance of personal health, nutrition, and exercise habits to enhance physical, social, emotional, and intellectual wellness

  • Demonstrate respect and tolerance of others' differences

  • Demonstrate respect for teachers, staff, community members, self, and peers

  • Respect personal and public property and the environment

  • Work cooperatively with others


Integrity

  • Recognize conflicts and resolve disputes in an appropriate and positive manner

  • Show personal responsibility for one's actions

  • Demonstrate integrity by reaching out to others in need

  • Positively represent John Wallace Middle School


Determination

  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to become lifelong learners

  • Set yearly personal goals as they relate to future opportunities in education

  • Demonstrate an attitude to work harder when work becomes more challenging


Excellence

  • Apply appropriate skills and strategies to meet content area state and national standards

  • Demonstrate knowledge of history, civics, geography, and economics

  • Use 21st Century technologies to attain and apply knowledge

  • (For those who participate in World Language) demonstrate and apply an understanding of world languages and cultures

  • Participate in the community as informed citizens

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