Vision of HMS

At Harriman Middle School, we are dedicated to the highest level of teaching and learning, where:

 

Students:

  • Create individualized learning goals and track progress with teacher support
  • Can verbalize how they are loved and cared for by teachers, leaders, parents, and each other
  • Are ready, respectful, and responsible in regards to their educational experience and actively participate in school activities
  • Foster empathy and caring for self and community through service learning

 

Teachers:

  • Use frequent formative assessment and analysis of data to adjust their teaching and personalize learning
  • Incorporate new teaching strategies so students are learning through action, dialogue, lab work, and hands-on activities
  • Participate in frequent and practiced professional development, including professional learning communitites, book studies, and observations of colleagues

 

School:

  • Maintains a daily schedule to create regular times for teachers to work together, collaborate, and learn from each other
  • Employs a positive behavior intervention system designed to decrease disruptions and accelerate good decision making
  • Stays current in technology
  • Utilizes local resources and parents in a variety of ways

 

Parents and Community:

  • Enjoy frequent opportunities to visit the school and learn strategies to help the students become successful and productive citizens
  • Influence collaboration through their participation on school leadership teams and organizations
  • Provide valuable resources to create learning partnerships with students, teachers, other parents, and the community