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Mission

Mission Statement: Pacific Middle School expects academic achievement, celebrates diversity, and promotes self-discipline and community responsibility.

Principal

Highlights from the 2014-2015 School Year

During the 2014-2015 school year, Pacific Middle School reduced tardies by 90% and overall discipline referrals by as much as 70% in most areas, this is due to a robust ISS program that partnered with PBIS strategies to build a culture of acceptance, understanding, accountability and care for one another.  You can expect to hear how you can participate in the growth of Restorative Practices in the fall.

 

  • Pacific utilizes planners to develop a school-wide system of academic organization, advisory program, and student management. All advisory lessons and follow-up school events are tied to the themed anti-bullying curriculum in the student planner.

 

  • All teachers and departments revised their grading practices to reflect best practice/data driven practices for grading.  Specifically, school-wide grading practices reflect standards-based grading expectations.  Additionally, all course syllabi have been restructured as department-wide syllabus that are aligned to SBI rubrics as provided by the BERC group.

 

  • In the 2014-2015 school year, Pacific students and families saw a dramatic increase in school-home communication via the bi-monthly newsletter, website updates, Peach Jar, and other district sponsored communication tools.

 

  • Pacific Middle School placed first in the Future Cities competition this year.  This allowed our team to represent the State of Washington at the National Competition in Washington DC.  Pacific performed well in DC and received a recognition for being good citizens and team players. 

 

  • 100% of eligible students completed College Bound Scholarships this year.  This effort is due to a strong collaboration between our counseling team and Pacific families. 

 

  • During the 2014-2015 school year in the area of reading, our student body exceeded expected growth measures.  In the area of math, every ELA 8 and Math 8 class exceeded expected growth, as measured by HBA scores. This performance is significant because it means that students are better prepared for High School language arts and math than previous years as a result of their hard work and support from teachers.   

 

Plans for the 2015-2016 School Year

All items described here are outlined in Pacific’s AAP and have been widely broadcast to staff, students and community members.

DIPMS

  • High quality Differentiated Instruction will lead all the work in the 15-16 school year.
  • Robust alignment between LT, Lessons and Assessment will be observed and impact measured school-wide
  • Three structural changes will occur to current instructional models, intended to provide high quality instructional access for all students include:
    • Co-Teaching between GE and SpEd classrooms
    • Opt-In Honors options for all students in ELA/SS
    • Housing of students and staff in ELA/SS to leverage and maximize reading across the content areas

 

News

  • Remember to Vote

    Election day is Tuesday, August 4. You can read about all the important issues in the voter pamphlet. Voting in this election is all by mail.

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  • Learn About Common Core & the New State Tests at a Virtual Meeting

    Save the date for an upcoming virtual meeting about Washington State’s new learning standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Families and staff are encouraged to participate in one of the the online meetings, which aim to prepare families about what to expect from assessment scores.

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  • Register Now for Middle School Bridge

    Next year's seventh-grade students now have an exciting opportunity to get to know their new middle school community before the first day of school. All students are encouraged to attend this free program. Online registration is now open.

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  • Free Summer Meals Available for Local Children

    Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer through the federally funded Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP). The program provides funding for 17 Highline schools to serve children living in South King County in partnership with six community organizations.

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  • Families: Give Us Your Feedback!

    Highline families still have time to submit feedback on how our schools are doing. All families are encouraged to take a short online survey. Results will help us make changes to improve our schools and better support our students.

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