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.
- 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
- 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