Middle School Schedule Change Feedback Sessions
Cari Jo Drewitz, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Miles Lawson, Secondary Curriculum and Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Karen Allen, Principal Heritage E-STEM Magnet School School
Chris Hiti, Principal Friendly Hills Middle School.
In alignment with our strategic framework, we are developing a district-wide middle school schedule that meets the needs of our middle school students and standards requirements from the Minnesota Department of Education. Over the summer and into the fall, our Middle School Design Team developed different schedule options, with support and facilitation from TeamWorks International, and presented them to the community in November.
The feedback sessions were created to hear from the community and get their ideas prior to refining the options and sending them to the District Administrators, who will bring a recommended option to the School Board for a decision. Implementation planning will occur after a decision is made, with implementation to begin no sooner than fall 2023.
If you couldn't make one of the feedback sessions and would like to learn more about the options presented, you can view the presentation here.
Middle School Schedule Change Overview
Why are we changing middle school schedules?
To develop a consistent schedule across both middle schools that meets the needs of our students, addresses the challenges of the current schedule, and ensures we are meeting the standards requirements from the Minnesota Department of Education. What do we mean by schedule change and review? School hours will not change, and the current grade configuration for the middle schools (e.g. grades 5-6 in one building and grades 7-8 in another building) will not change.