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Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 School Year!

 

Welcome to Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School!  I am pleased that you took the time out of your busy day to visit our website.  We’ve had a smooth start to the new school year.  The students are adjusting to new schedules and teachers and the teachers are getting to know your children.  

This year as a school we are putting our focus and efforts into developing the social and emotional domains of our students.  Of course, we will still continue to offer strong academic programs and instructional supports; however, we are also going to increase our dedication to developing growth mindsets in your children and ourselves.  For example, we have been reframing our thoughts, words and conversations to promote positive self-talk and affirmative language that challenge us to push beyond our past beliefs about ourselves.  We are literally shifting our minds to optimism about learning.  We are engaging in these conversations in our advisory classes and throughout the school day.  And, in many cases, especially in grades 5 - 8 where students are assigned an individualized Chromebook to use throughout the day, we are enhancing our academic and social and emotional learning through the power of technology.  

Another way in which we are growing is through our school goal of individualizing instruction for our students.  We have many opportunities for students to engage at the middle school.  Whether it be through learning how to play a musical instrument to joining the Student Government Association to playing a sport or taking advantage of one of our enrichment programs, our students can expand their middle school experience and truly gain a well-balanced education.  

I invite you to connect with your child’s teachers (and to stay current on your child’s academic progress and daily homework requirements) through the use of our parent portal, OnCourse Connect.  If you need to learn more about OnCourse Connect, please contact the Coordinator of Technology, Ms. Amy Berth at aberth@btwpschools.org.  If you have any questions about DDE Middle School, please contact me at mbright@btwpschools.org.  I look forward to serving your chid's educational needs.  

 

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