ERIC Number: ED244372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Philomath's Comprehensive Program for Middle School Students.
Rawers, Lois J.
OSSC Bulletin, v27 n9 May 1984
This report describes an exemplary Oregon middle school that incorporates a comprehensive program of academic instruction and activity, a community of dedicated staff and involved students, and an orderly environment marked by a businesslike approach to teaching and learning. Outstanding components of Philomath Middle School's climate for learning are (1) an emphasis on positive aspects of student achievement and behavior, as characterized by a vital homeroom program and frequent recognition for group and individual achievement; (2) an atmosphere of order and discipline maintained by assertive discipline and shared staff responsibility; (3) a high priority for excellence supported by continuous staff invovement in curriculum improvement and encouragement of superior student performance; and (4) a high level of student and staff participation in a variety of cocurricular activities. Teachers work with elementary and high school counterparts to create a well-articulated curriculum emphasizing basic skills. All students study English, mathematics, social studies, and science for all 4 years, in addition to receiving computer literacy and daily physical education instruction. Seventh and eighth graders also participate in an acclaimed occupational versatility program. Staff unity, flexibility, and open communication contribute to meeting individual students' academic and developmental needs. (MJL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Education, Computer Literacy, Discipline Policy, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Integrated Curriculum, Middle Schools, School Activities, School Administration, School Buildings, School Effectiveness, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Teacher Role
Publications, Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Identifiers: Homerooms; Oregon (Philomath)