The HMS staff gathered together this week for three days of learning, collaborating, and sharing ideas. Teams continued our focus on the inquiry process, differentiated curriculum, Common Core State Standards, and digital citizenship. Our School Improvement Team introduced our plan to explore formative assessment and questioning this year, which we'll begin at our first faculty meeting in October.
We also engaged in an activity called, "User's Experience". Staff worked in different combinations of pairs to brainstorm words that best described their middle school experiences, and the experiences we want to create for our students, families, community members, and each other. The above Wordle represents and articulates who we are, what we stand for, and what we want to communicate to all of you.
We appreciated this time to work together and made great use of every minute. We're looking forward to welcoming your children back to HMS on Tuesday!