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Last Updated (Monday, 08 April 2013 13:49)
Kent County Middle School Team Presents at National Conference
Kudos: Kent County Middle School Team Presents at National Conference
The annual convention and expo for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) was held in San Antonio, Texas on April 3-6, 2013. It is the world’s largest professional development event focused on the education of students and youth with exceptionalities.
An instructional team of administrators and Reading and Mathematics coaches from Kent County Middle School (KCMS) was invited to present on how the school has transformed school practices to close the achievement gap for students with exceptionalities by undergoing sustained, intensive, and collaborative professional development.
In a dynamic, skill building session called: Transforming School Practices: Co-teaching, Collaboration, and Coaching, Kent County Middle School principal, Gary McCulloch, Special Education Supervisor, Dr. Laura Cochran, academic/intervention coaches, Diana Kennedy Milligan and Nicole Boyce, and facilitator, Heather Allcock of the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE) shared a school transformation process focused on multi-tiered intervention for teachers and students. Key features included the importance of making data driven decisions, co-teaching, action planning using tiered supports, coaching of model practices and providing performance feedback.
The Kent County Middle School team of presenters shared disaggregated subgroup data and strategies showing marked improvements from pre-intervention data (2010-2011 school year) to post year one intervention data (2011-2012 school year). It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the impact of ongoing professional development, academic coaching, and collaboration at Kent County Middle School.
Last Updated (Monday, 08 April 2013 13:29)
Teacher / Support Employee of the Year.
2013 KCMS Teacher of the Year: Anna Hatziemanuel
2013 KCMS Support Employee of the Year: Ginger O'Keefe
Last Updated (Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:18)
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Please be advised that Kent County Middle School will be enforcing its cell phone policy with progressive discipline if students refuse to hand over electronic devices that they are observed as using during the school day.
The reason for this immediate action is the constant distraction and or disruptions to the school environment. Students are using facebook, twitter and instagram during the course of the day, and it is causing disruptions that prevent other students and teachers from accomplishing student objectives and goals.
Please read our school board policy below:
The use of cell phones and other portable communication devices such as camera phones and pagers shall not disrupt the orderly atmosphere in school.
Students may possess portable communication and other electronic devices on school property, but may not turn them on or use them during the official school day including the bus ride to and from school. They must be turned off and kept in hallway lockers or pockets during school hours. If devices are visible during the school day, students will be asked to relinquish said device to staff and parents must retrieve it. Refusal by a student to relinquish the device to a staff member will result in enforcement of disciplinary guidelines.
Facebook and other social media communications are wonderful for uniting past friends and relatives, as well as sharing information. Facebook has also become a communication for bullying and harsh words that are communicated anonymously.
We encourage all parents and guardians to monitor the communications of their child.
The adherence to this policy is necessary for our schools safe and caring environment. Our school does not have the ability to filter outside devices and for that reason they will be prohibited.
Your cooperation in assisting our school with this important policy is appreciated.
Gary S. McCulloch
Last Updated (Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:34)
Attention Title 1 Parents!!
Plan to attend a KCPS Title I Parent Advisory Council Meeting!
We are pleased to offer a KCPS Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting at two locations this year. By offering more than one date and time for this annual meeting, we hope that more parents will be able to participate.
Last Updated (Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:43)