West Middle School

School Highlights 2016 - 2017

  • Student Leadership: Student Council is a group of students representing all grade levels who plan activities for their peers. Community outreach activities are a primary focus of the group.  Students also participate in various clubs and groups in the building.
  • The HERD: A program to recognize students that show outstanding academic performance in the classroom, demonstrate good behavior, and have excellent school attendance.  Students are identified each quarter using specific criteria.  Students are rewarded with a school party and a HERD t-shirt recognizing their accomplishments.
  • Emphasis on Math and Reading: The School Improvement Plan is focused on active engagement, vocabulary acquisition, higher level questioning and accessing prior knowledge.  The common core standards are taught in all Math and Reading classes.
  • Strategic Reading:  West Middle provides classes in Reading and Math enrichment for students who meet the district criteria for Strategic Reading.
  • A Focus on Excellence:  West Middle aspires to demonstrate excellence by valuing all those individuals and groups in the school community, having high expectations for all, and supporting each other towards our goal of EXCELLENCE.  The values and expectations focus on all of us being learners, bringing out the best in people, being responsible, doing the right thing, and achieving results that matter.
  • Diploma Plus: Kansas City Kansas Public Schools has one goal - each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society, and at every level, performance is on track and ontime for success. With Diploma+, each student will have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, along with at least one of the following:
    • One Year of College Completed
    • An Industry Recognized Certificate or Credential
    • At Least a 21 on the ACT College Readiness Assessment
  • National Junior Honor Society:  West began our charter of National Junior Honor Society to recognize and honor students who show a commitment to Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship.  All students inducted demonstrated their dedication to scholarship by making a 3.5 or better on their first semester grades. They were then asked to complete the application process which included: teacher recommendations, acknowledgement and sharing of their experiences in leadership, service, character and citizenship and writing an essay.  Students were selected by council members and inducted into NJHS in April. NJHS plans to foster all traits idolized by the NJHS and give students opportunities for leadership, service, character and citizenship.  There will be a commitment to working with the community and school, as well as building skills to help foster a culture that honors positive interaction within the school.
  • Stronger Relationships: Family Advocacy class allows for each student to have a relationship with an adult at school. Family Advocacy days are incorporated into the school calendar to allow families to meet with teachers, set goals and have a contact person at the school to work with them and their child.
  • Character Plus:  The mission of Character Plus is to develop positive character traits in young people by providing a high quality character education process and resources for the students, their homes and their communities.
  • College Opportunities: Educational Talent Search Trio Program offers special opportunities that promote post secondary education that includes summer enrichment activities. 
  • BIST(Behavior Intervention Support Team): A behavior intervention program that helps students to learn to make better choices for their behavior.  The program is implemented building wide using a step-by-step process for prevention and intervention.
  • Sports Activities:  Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports to include football, cross country, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, soccer and track, cheerleading and pep club.
  • College and Career Readiness:  Students are provided access and given instruction through a guaranteed and viable curriculum in all subject areas.  Students set goals for academic achievement with a focus on classroom grades and assessment scores.  All 6th and 7th grade students are assessed using the measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment.  All 8th grade students are assessed using the ACT/ASPIRE test.
  • Robotics Club: The mission of Lego Robotics Club was to enhance the communication, math, reading, and science skills for students. The Lego Robotics Club was open to any student attending West Middle School. Students learned computer programming, designing, and how to work as a team. The team also attended a Robotics event at K-State.
  • Debate Team: The West Debate Team was small but mighty this year, bringing home several trophies. We competed against hundreds of students from across the Kansas City Metro Area. The team is looking forward to another successful year.
  • Math Relays: West students participated in the district's Annual Math Relays. This is an all-day math competition held at Wyandotte High School where hundreds of middle and high school students gather to put their math knowledge to the test. Students competed in individual or team events in algebra, geometry, data or number sense. Many of our students won awards and all had fun!
  • Buffalo Art Club: The Art Club is an after school club that meets weekly.  Art Club is open to all grade levels.  This is a great place to explore personal interests in art and get some hands on experience with art tools and materials.  Students work on projects in a relaxed, supervised atmosphere.  Students were involved in art contests and group activities.  They designed one of our school buffalo t-shirts. 
  • Wyldlife:  West Middle School was excited to begin a partnership with KC Wyldlife. Each week a group of 30 students met after school to experience a club centered on friendship, love and the message of the Christian Faith. Throughout the year students participated in club activities that included challenges, games and lessons that were centered on creating a safe and welcoming environment at West. In addition to weekly meetings, some of the Wyldlife members were able to participate in a weekend camp run by Wyldlife. While at camp the students had the opportunity to meet and create life long friendships with students from all over the United States. West Wyldlife is looking forward to year two of the program, and hopes to continue building a club that is centered on beliefs of tolerance and acceptance.

West's Mission Statement

Preparing students to be lifelong learners in a global society.

This building report card is a brief summary of how your school and students are performing and the impact of your local school improvement plan. However, it should not be used as a single source to judge students or school accomplishments. No single report can tell the whole story of a district's or school's education program. This report card does not provide information about curriculum, teaching methods, special programs, the "climate" of your school or the performance of individual teachers or administrators.

In addition, this report card is not a way of "rating" or "ranking" schools. Because of the distinct community and student characteristics, direct comparison between schools or districts are invalid. Rank-ordering school districts or schools is a clear misuse of the information. Rather, the information should be used to access local strengths and weaknesses based on past performance and to plan program improvements.

Rosedale Middle School

School Highlights 2016-2017

  • Excellence in Education – To honor 6th and 7th grade students who maintain a 3.5 GPA, excellent attendance, and good citizenship within the classroom and school
  • Rigorous unit design in an effort to raise the level of rigor in classroom instruction
  • Rosedale gardens designed to attract various animals, insects, etc.  The garden will be utilized by various classrooms for instruction - this garden is in conjunction with our current KCK Community Garden
  • Two Rosedale students were honored as district student of the month
  • Each month, the staff voted for staff and students of the month
  • Held a cultural heritage event to celebrate the various cultures that exist within our building
  • We also held a Literacy Night, Family Fitness Night, a Back to School Night, and an 8th Grade Celebration in order to invite parents to the building
  • The music department put on a musical (Mulan)
  • MIRP (Monitored Independent Reading Program) was implemented 20 minutes per day school wide
  • After school tutoring program
  • Diploma+ IPS (Individual Plan of Success) were created for each student and will continue with the students as they progress through their middle and high school years
  • Student Led Conferences for Family Advocacy Day using the iPads and Diploma+ dashboard
  • National Junior Honor Society honored 7th and 8th grade students who meet all the criteria
  • Our Facebook page features many of the activities and students here at Rosedale
  • Math Relays – Our team finished with a number of individual accomplishments
  • APL – Apple Professional Learning was provided to 10 staff members who in turn will train the staff on the best educational practices for the iPads.
  • Girls Soccer – Undefeated and unscored upon girls soccer team

Rosedale's Mission Statement

Rosedale Middle School develops skills for life-long learning.

This building report card is a brief summary of how your school and students are performing and the impact of your local school improvement plan. However, it should not be used as a single source to judge students or school accomplishments. No single report can tell the whole story of a district's or school's education program. This report card does not provide information about curriculum, teaching methods, special programs, the "climate" of your school or the performance of individual teachers or administrators.

In addition, this report card is not a way of "rating" or "ranking" schools. Because of the distinct community and student characteristics, direct comparison between schools or districts are invalid. Rank-ordering school districts or schools is a clear misuse of the information. Rather, the information should be used to access local strengths and weaknesses based on past performance and to plan program improvements.

Central Middle School

School Highlights 2016 - 2017

  • Student Leadership: Student Council is a group of students representing all grade levels who serve as a voice for their peers in the school.  They plan activities for their peers and participate in various charitable activities. 
  • Bear’s Den: A program to recognize students who show outstanding academic performance in the classroom, demonstrate good behavior, and have excellent school attendance.  Students are identified each quarter using specific criteria.  Students are rewarded with a school party and a Bear’s Den t-shirt recognizing their accomplishments.
  • A Focus on Excellence:  Central Middle aspires to demonstrate excellence by valuing all individuals and groups in the school community by, having high expectations for all, and by supporting each other towards our goal of EXCELLENCE.  The values and expectations focus on all of us being learners, bringing out the best in people, being responsible, doing the right thing, and achieving results that matter.
  • Parent/Community Outreach:  Central Middle School Teachers provided evening classes for community members to learn English.
  • College Opportunities: Educational Talent Search Trio Program offers special opportunities that promote post-secondary education including summer enrichment activities.
  • Stronger Relationships: Family Advocacy class allows for each student to have a relationship with an adult at school. Family Advocacy days are incorporated into the school calendar to allow families to meet with teachers, set goals and have a contact person at the school to work with them and their child. 
  • STEM opportunities:  Two teams of Central Middle School Students took 1st and 2nd place awards in the Crayons to CAD program for 6th grade.
  • Robotics:  The team presented a community outreach project to KCK Mayor Mark Holland.
  • Math Relays:  49 students participated this year.  The 6th grade problem solving team took 1st place.  Central Middle School took 2nd place overall.
  • Strategic Reading:  Provides classes in Reading enrichment for students who meet the district criteria.
  • Family Fun Night:  Provides parent, students, and siblings the opportunity to interact with Central Middle School staff members in a relaxed, social environment.
  • MIRP (Monitored Independent Reading Program) provides quiet reading time for  20 minutes per day school without interruptions.
  • BIST (Behavior Intervention Support Team): A behavior intervention program that helps students learn to make better choices for their behavior and take accountability for their actions.  The program is implemented building wide using a step-by-step process for prevention and intervention.
  • Sports & Activities:  Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports including football, cross country, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, soccer, track, cheerleading, debate, newspaper, robotics and pep club.
  • Diploma Plus: Kansas City Kansas Public Schools has one goal - each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society, and at every level, performance is on track and on time for success. With Diploma+, each student will have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, along with at least one of the following:
    • One Year of College Completed
    • An Industry Recognized Certificate or Credential
    • At Least a 21 on the ACT College Readiness Assessment

Central Middle's Mission Statement

Students will learn to compete in a global society through the use of collaboration, real world learning situations and by developing critical thinking skills.

This building report card is a brief summary of how your school and students are performing and the impact of your local school improvement plan. However, it should not be used as a single source to judge students or school accomplishments. No single report can tell the whole story of a district's or school's education program. This report card does not provide information about curriculum, teaching methods, special programs, the "climate" of your school or the performance of individual teachers or administrators.

In addition, this report card is not a way of "rating" or "ranking" schools. Because of the distinct community and student characteristics, direct comparison between schools or districts are invalid. Rank-ordering school districts or schools is a clear misuse of the information. Rather, the information should be used to access local strengths and weaknesses based on past performance and to plan program improvements.

Coronado Middle School

School Highlights 2016 - 2017

Educational Talent Search: Many of our students were involved in KU’s talent search program, which included academic assistance and support, as well as special services to foster long range academic plans and field trips.    

National Junior Honor Society: Coronado Middle School inducted 11 new members to the fourth year of the new chapter of National Junior Honor Society. NJHS is a national premier organization that recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship. Chapter activities provide students with the opportunity to cultivate those ideals within themselves, their schools, and their communities.

Young Women on the Move (YWOM), a local non-profit dedicated to the empowerment of middle school and high school aged girls in Kansas City Kansas recruited girls at Coronado for a weekly after-school program. We began the year with a very special events designed to motivate girls to do their best in school, be responsible, and be healthy in mind, body and spirit. YWOM members attended a summit, I am Courageous, I Choose Peace, where they heard fascinating speakers, participated in globally nurturing activities, and received an awareness of gender equality.

Robotics Club: The mission of Lego Robotics Club was to enhance the communication, math, reading, and science skills for students.  This year about 40 students joined the Lego Robotics Club which was open to any student attending Coronado Middle School. Students learned computer programming, designing, and how to work as a team. Ten of the forty students prepared to compete in the Regional’s first Lego League Competition.  

Engineering Club: This club allows students to investigate career and concepts in science and mathematics. The club, which is opened to all Coronado students, meets twice a month to complete different S.T.E.M. activities. During these activities, students work together to create build, discover, problem solve, collaborate, and work with topics in math, science and technology. This year our students traveled to K-State University and participated in various engineering activities with K-State students.

CrossWalk Club:  This club is a Christian based campus club that meets every other Friday. The student who attend learn spiritual and practical biblical tools necessary to combat the challenges of life. All students are welcome, knowing that we are all work in progress. The club’s mission is to help students walk out real Christianity in a real world. The club has grew in members as the Lord has blessed us ending out our second year.

Debate Team: The Coronado Debate Team was highly successful this school year, bringing home numerous trophies and accolades. Students debated Space Cooperation with China as well as other topics. We competed against hundreds of students from across the Kansas City Metro area. At the annual DebateKC Banquet, Coronado was named the best Team-Spirit school of the season. The team is looking forward to another successful year.  

Chess Club:  This is a mind stimulating club, involving strategy, problem solving and critical thinking skills. All are welcome, as the club invites you to learn the game and make new friends. The club meets every Tuesday from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm.

Musical Theater: The Music Department performed their first musical ever, Fame Jr. It was a huge success, with a very large turnout of family and friends. This music program helps the students to develop theatrically as well as cultivating their musical abilities. We are excited about growing the program even further in the upcoming year.

Instrumental Music Program: The Coronado instrumental music program, consisting of band and orchestra, provides approximately 100 students from 6th through 8th grade an opportunity to practice our instruments in the music classroom and perform in public concerts. The program experienced significant growth this year and students are excited about the future of the program as it evolves to become a source of school spirit and musical pride for the Coronado community. Students involved in the program not only grew as musicians but also developed skills in teamwork, organization, and self-motivation. Band and orchestra at Coronado provides its members with a unique opportunity to build friendships with peers, learn about music in a fun way, and be a member of a group that strives for musical excellence.

Sporting Activities: Students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of sporting activities which included football, volleyball, cross-country, wrestling, basketball, cheerleading, soccer, track, drill team and pep club.  We are excited about the upcoming 2017-2018 school year because 6th graders will now be able to participate in cross country and join the pep club.

Math Relays: Close to 45 Coronado students participated in the district's annual Math Relays. This is an all day math competition held at Wyandotte High School where hundreds of middle school and high school students gather to put their math knowledge to the test. Students competed in individual or team events in algebra, geometry, number sense and probability. We came home with several medals in both individual and team competitions.

Honor Roll and Student Athlete Awards Program: Quarterly honor roll and student athlete award programs were held to acknowledge student success.  We also held our 7th annual Principal’s Honor Roll Breakfast.  It was a huge success.  We had over one hundred guests show up for coffee, orange juice and a big breakfast!  The family members were very proud of their children making the Honor Roll.

Annual Promotional Ceremony: One hundred and fifty 8th grade students were recognized for completing all the requirements for middle school.  Two of our 8th grade students received citizenship awards from KSHSAA, seven students received the “Come Back Kid” award, and ten students received presidential certificates for academic excellence.

Leadership Team: Twice a month Coronado’s administrators met with representatives from each grade level academy to discuss school’s instructional plan, student data and instruction. Team goals were established and monitored throughout the year to ensure teacher effectiveness and student achievement.   This group also discussed ways to continue to support our staff, students and parents in an effort to increase student achievement. 

Diploma+: Coronado 6th and 7th graders began the second year of an intensive focus on college and career preparedness. The 8th grade participated in the KCKCC-TEC Middle School Awareness Day by visiting the Center and participating in hands-on experiences for several technical careers.                                                                                                                                         The 8th grade also learned about several careers through PREPKC’s Career Jumping event with over 20 career professionals present for small group meetings with students. The 6th grade visited Johnson County Community College and experienced a career speaker day presented by PREPKC. The 7th grade visited KU and participated in Junior Achievement’s Reverse Job Shadow Program career speaker program. Throughout the year, students had opportunities to explore careers and create individual plans of study for academic growth. In April, students also visited the I-Build Exhibition at Bartle Hall and the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum to learn about animation.

Math Achievers: We experienced great success with the implementation of our Achievers groups after school. Achievers were identified as students in sixth grade who would benefit from additional support to reach grade-level and college/career ready proficiency. Teachers met weekly with students after school to provide enrichment activities which enabled them to show growth at accelerated rates. Achievers groups were rewarded for their dedication with a celebration at the conclusion of each semester.

 

Staff Development: Teachers participated in weekly staff development sessions and Professional Learning Communities throughout the year. Our focus during this year was developing opportunities to partner with students to help them understand their learning and take responsibility for tracking their own progress. We focused on understanding KCK's Model of Instruction and finding ways to implement to improve student achievement.

FAS (Family Advocate System): Every student at Coronado was given an adult advocate with whom they built relationships.  The advocates met with families and monitored the student’s academic, social, and emotional development on an ongoing basis. 

OK Program: The OK Program is a mentoring program, which fosters partnerships between police agencies, schools, students, community members, and the business and faith community to provide positive guidance and support to African American males 12-18 years old, middle school through high school. The primary goal of the program is to reduce the high rates of incarceration and homicide of young African American males by guiding them away from prison and towards college, military service, vocational training, and a life of responsible citizenship.

BIST (Behavior Intervention Support Team): Our school has observed the rewards from utilizing this building wide intervention program to meet the needs of our students.  Office referrals were decreased through the use of safe seats in classrooms and buddy rooms.  BIST teaches that it is “Never OK to be hurtful or disruptive”.  BIST celebrates values that hold true for our entire school community.

STS (Second Step): Second Step helps to create a respectful learning environment….        Second Step: A Violence Prevention Curriculum is a research-based program that teaches middle school students the core social and emotional skills that will help them succeed in school and throughout their lives. Student participates in STS Program at school for 10 consecutive days. Students in STS also receive academic support from peer tutors and teachers to maintain grades and provide support for struggling students.

ASP (Alternative Schooling Program): The Alternative Schooling Program is designed for Coronado students who need support in a smaller learning environment.  Students attend a minimum of ten hours of school during the week.  Students who complete this program are usually successful when they return to the regular school program.

Coronado's Mission Statement

Accelerating student achievement.

This building report card is a brief summary of how your school and students are performing and the impact of your local school improvement plan. However, it should not be used as a single source to judge students or school accomplishments. No single report can tell the whole story of a district's or school's education program. This report card does not provide information about curriculum, teaching methods, special programs, the "climate" of your school or the performance of individual teachers or administrators.

In addition, this report card is not a way of "rating" or "ranking" schools. Because of the distinct community and student characteristics, direct comparison between schools or districts are invalid. Rank-ordering school districts or schools is a clear misuse of the information. Rather, the information should be used to access local strengths and weaknesses based on past performance and to plan program improvements.

Arrowhead Middle School

SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 2016 - 2017

Family Advocacy: Parent involvement and home-school partnerships were accomplished through the Family Advocate System, in which every student is assigned an adult advocate. The adult met with their small group of assigned students weekly to set and review goals and to build supportive peer relationships.

Educational Talent Search: Many of our students were involved in KU's talent search program, which included academic assistance and support, as well as special services to foster long range academic plans.

Debate Club: Arrowhead students participated in Debate KC with many students earning trophies throughout the season.

Math Relays: Arrowhead students participated in the districts Math Relays. Many of the students came home with individual and relay medals.

Sporting Activities: Students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of sporting activities which included football, volleyball, cross-country, wrestling, basketball, soccer, cheer, drill team and pep club.

Renaissance Program: Promotes academic growth through a positive recognition and reward system, including rallies and celebrations. Guests included national and local motivational speakers, rap and singing artists, dancers, choirs and bands.

Behavior Intervention Support Team {BIST}: BIST is used building wide to support and teach life skills to all students and especially to protect and teach students who chronically demonstrate self-defeating or disruptive behaviors in school.

Staff Development: Weekly staff development to increase the instructional competence of all staff and to facilitate the implementation of district initiatives.

Building Theme: Students and staff engaged in academic and social events around our 2016-2017 theme: WE'RE GOIN' PLACES!

Houses: All staff and students belonged to a multi-grade "Houses" that compete all year for a May field trip reward. Each house boasts their own color, family crest, motto, name, and cheer or chant that we have fun with during quarterly rallies.

8th Grade Celebration: Over one hundred 8th grade students were recognized for completing all the requirements for middle school. Our passing rate from 8th to 9th grade was 98% this year

NJHS: 25students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society, all with overall GPAs of 3.5 and leadership characteristic Assessments: All grades participated in various high-stakes assessments, including the NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress), the Kansas State Assessment, and the ACT Explore. District emphasis was on academic growth for each stud􀀃nt.

PLCs: All staff participates in various Professional Learning Community activities, including book and article study, data analysis, integrated thematic learning activities, and lesson planning.

Alternative Programs: Our multi-level behavior and academic support system includes our own on-site alternative school, developed to enable us to keep all students in school.

ARROWHEAD'S MISSION STATEMENT

"Our mission is strive together to become so effective and so efficient in diagnosing and meeting the academic needs of all our students, that they make as much progress as possible during the time they are entrusted to us at Arrowhead Middle School."

This building report card is a brief summary of how your school and students are performing and the impact of your local school improvement plan. However, it should not be used as a single source to judge students or school accomplishments. No single report can tell the whole story of a district's or school's education program. This report card does not provide information about curriculum, teaching methods, special programs, the "climate" of your school or the performance of individual teachers or administrators.

In addition, this report card is not a way of "rating" or "ranking" schools. Because of the distinct community and student characteristics, direct comparison between schools or districts are invalid. Rank-ordering school districts or schools is a clear misuse of the information. Rather, the information should be used to access local strengths and weaknesses based on past performance and to plan program improvements.