Terra Cotta Middle School

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Mission & Vision

 Mission Statement

AT TCM, our purpose is to create a safe, positive and effective learning environment which will empower and prepare all students to become lifelong learners who are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to achieve success in a rapidly changing world.

Vision Statement
Students will be:
  • Engaged in the learning process
  • Prepared to meet the challenges of each day
  • Respectful
  • Responsible contributors to the school culture
  • Motivated and confident
  • Caring
Teachers will be:
  • Professional and prepared in their conduct with students and other staff
  • Respectful and fair in their dealings with students
  • In control of domain and knowledgeable in subject matter
  • Willing to collaborate
Administrators will be:
  • Leaders
  • Supportive of teachers and staff
  • Able to communicate with honesty and fairness
  • Reasonable, respectful and approachable
  • Visible
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the classroom
Support staff will be:
  • Willing to take initiative
  • Focused on teamwork
  • Able to communicate
  • Respectful and maintain a positive attitude
  • Willing to accept tasks to support student learning
Collaboration will focus on:
  • Communication
  • Common goals
  • Common prep time with early release days sacred to subject/grade level
  • Common discipline
  • Common assessments
  • Sharing materials, planning, and teaching strategies
  • Training
School Climate
Behavior will be:
  • Responsible, respectful, and professional
  • All stakeholders will be accountable, with consistent follow through
  • Based on consistent expectations
  • Self-disciplined whenever possible
  • Focused on positive rewards, not just negative consequences
Communication will be:
  • Facilitated between teachers, administrators, and support staff
  • Improved between parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff
  • Framed in a positive fashion
Curriculum and Instruction
Grading will be:
  • Consistent
  • Meaningful to guide student learning
  • More collaborative between subject areas and grade levels
Assessment will be:
  • Standards and curriculum appropriate
  • Common and coordinated
  • Provided with timely results
  • Standardized
Interventions will:
  • Systematically address student learning gaps
  • Provide competent math tutorial support
  • Engage parental support
  • Utilize more technology
  • Provide alternative intervention for behavior problems