Common Teachers with Common Students
Marston Middle School’s master schedule has been constructed so that there are two HOUSES
at each grade level. A HOUSE is defined as a set of core teachers (English, Mathematics,
Science, and History) who share the same group of students. Advisory, SLIC, ESL, Physical
Education and Elective teachers are not assigned to a HOUSE.
HOUSE teachers share a common preparation period in order to accommodate collaborative
planning and conferencing about student needs or planning common activities.
At the beginning of the school year, each HOUSE will publish for parents and students how
they will function this school year. Each HOUSE will act as a learning community that agrees
to interact with students and parents in common ways which may include:
parents should experience much more consistency from one class to another in the expectations
for academic and social behavior.