Dear Montgomery Learning Community,
Montgomery Middle School is devoted to nurturing learners who engage in an ongoing process of academic growth and self reflection. All of our students are prepared to represent themselves, their school, and community with respect, confidence and pride. They are responsible for creating their unique path to prepare them for high school and beyond. As we prepare to focus on the Common Core State Standards, I am reaching out to you, the parents, to assist your student in developing good 'habitsof mind'. Please encourage and require your student to get into the practice of reading every night. This will assist them in becoming better readers and more proficient in the area of comprehension. At the same time, your student will be developing their writing skills. The Common Core Standards are requiring students to become 'deep' thinkers. In turn, our teaching will change. Students will be expected to take more responsibility for their learning. We will teach them how to access resources, how to identify what's important in a text, how to problem-solve and solve problems.