Argentine Middle School

SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 2017-2018

Academic

  • Offered Math and Reading Enrichment classes to enhance our students’ skills in both subjects.
  • Thirty-seven Argentine students were accepted to Sumner Academy.
  • The majority of our staff is either ESL endorsed or working on their ESL endorsement, enabling Argentine to better support our ESL students.
  • Strong partnership with the University of Kansas, training new teachers in urban education as well as providing professional development for all teachers.
  • Teachers received professional development around instructional strategies each week.
  • Argentine continues to provide the opportunity to take a variety of encore classes, including Spanish, Art, Vocal Music, Band, Orchestra, Technology, and Physical Education.
  • University of Kansas medical students presented to students each month around various topics pertaining to health, science, and careers in medicine.

      Special Recognitions and Awards

  • Excellence in Education Awards recognized students for maintaining high academic standards, displaying positive citizenship, and having perfect or near perfect attendance.
  • Students were recognized for academic achievement and extra-curricular involvement at our Academics and Activities Recognition Nights.
  • Eligible eighth grade students were recognized at an evening promotion ceremony and reception.
  • Seven students were recognized as part of the Superintendent’s Honor Roll.
  • Won the Spirit Award for the eighth consecutive year at the Silver City Parade.
  • Received the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force Challenge Award for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishments based on Kansas Assessment results for a third consecutive year.
  • Twenty-two students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.
  • Nurse Windy Garrett was recognized by the district with a 5-Star Service Award for her exemplary work demonstrating the district’s values.
  • Three 8th grade students were awarded a full scholarship to attend the 2018 KU School of Engineering Project Discovery High School Camp.
  • Two Argentine students were honored as United Way Volunteers of the Year for their work with Soccer for Success and the Mattie Rhodes Center.
  • Five Argentine teachers were awarded scholarships by Honeywell and PREP-KC to attend Space Camp during the summer of 2018 to learn innovative techniques in educating and inspiring students about STEM education and careers.
  • Three Argentine teachers were awarded a Fund for Teachers grant in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, traveling to Peru over the summer as a professional learning opportunity.

     Special Offerings and Opportunities

  • University of Kansas Talent Search TRIO assisted students by providing skill-building activities, which prepare them for high school and college.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities – Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports including football, cross-country, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, soccer, and track. Other opportunities include Student Council, debate, robotics, chess club, book clubs, yearbook, and more.
  • Argentine Middle School students participated in the district Math Relays held at Wyandotte High School, PREP-KC Regional Math Relays, and Battle of the Books at the Central Office.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in the Saturday Science Academy.
  • Partnered with Mattie Rhodes to provide therapeutic services for students and their families.
  • Provided uniform assistance to students through our School Uniform Assistance Program.
  • EXPLORE worked with students and families, facilitating access to community resources and services.
  • Argentine provided approximately 720 college experiences and 1,700 career experiences for students. These include college and industry visits, career days, and experiential learning opportunities. 
  • The Walmart Mi Futuro Mentoring Program matched professionals and executives from Walmart with 8th grade students to improve leadership skills and help students develop strategies for their own academic and future success.
  • Offered our families the opportunity to utilize Telemedicine, the delivery of health care by a physician to a patient using interactive video technology, in partnership with Kansas University Medical Center.
  • Argentine eighth grade students had the unique opportunity to incorporate their academic content with real on the job experiences in partnership with local businesses and professionals. Students partnered with Benesch for engineering, HOK for architecture and design, and a biotech lab at the district’s North Central Office for medicine. 
  • Partnered with PREP KC to provide industry informed instruction consisting of project based learning activities in collaboration with local professionals.
  • Provided each student with a Chromebook laptop computer to utilize throughout each school day.
  • Offered transition to middle school events for our students and parents including through our Bridge to Argentine event.
  • In partnership with Mattie Rhodes, offered Soccer for Success, a free after-school program that uses soccer to promote healthy lifestyles.
  • The KCK Community Garden Project worked with science students to help build and maintain our school’s organic garden.
  • Twenty-one parents graduated from Argentine’s Padres Comprometidosprogram, a parent engagement program whose primary goal is fostering a strong connection between the school and parents.
  • Established our inaugural Builders Club, a student-led community service organization serving both our school and the community.
  • Participated in Girls on the Run, inspiring students to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Other

  • Sixth grade students are partnered with an eighth grade student leader (WEB Leader) who helps ensure a positive transition to middle school.
  • Every student at Argentine was matched with a Family Advocate to build relationships, engage families in the education of their child, and provide a link between the home and school. Every student met with his or her advocate during a designated time each day.
  • Community Service – Various opportunities were available to promote citizenship. For example, Argentine students participated in fundraisers including for the United Way, Noah’s Bandage Project, and Dominic’s Sock it 2 Cancer.  Extra-curricular teams and clubs participated in service projects including with the Franklin Center for community food distribution.

 

ARGENTINE'S MISSION STATEMENT

Argentine Middle School provides diverse experiences conducive to lifelong learning.

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