Gardner Middle School (5-7)
The Gardner Middle School welcomes students in grades five, six, and seven. Commensurate with the developmental changes unique to middle school students, our goal is to provide for academic, physical, psychological, social and cultural needs of the individual child. The school is dedicated to the continual development of programs, which provide for a variety of child-centered instructional methods sensitive to the needs, limits, interests, and talents of early adolescents in an ever-changing society.
I hope everyone has had a summer filled with smiles and I look forward to a great 2018-19 school year. I would like everyone to know my moral imperative. A moral imperative is a set of beliefs and values about what is “right”, necessary, urgent, and of high importance in our work as educators of students. A moral imperative is about “why” I do the work that I do as an educator. My moral imperative is that I believe that all students have talents, skills, and abilities and that my role is to ensure that the teachers and others who work with them try to bring out the best in kids. All students have to be given what they need to access a challenging education in a world where unfair differences exist for our students. All students need to be given challenging work, but always be put in a situation to succeed. This needs to be done in a safe and respectful environment for all.
Keep Smiling and Go Wildcats!
The Middle School, in cooperation with family and community, endeavors to develop in every student an awareness of our democratic society and to provide the student with the initial tools needed to become a contributing member of this society.