As a Professional Learning Community, our staff will continuously research and implement best practices that challenge students to achieve at their highest level and lead meaningful and productive lives.
Thoreau Middle School will prepare all students for the future by providing a learning environment based on research-based best practices. We will be committed to continuous improvement of student learning and teacher accountability.
Essential Life Skills
Thoreau Middle School will foster the development of essential life skills by cultivating ethical standards and emphasizing school-wide expectations for ethical behavior.
Responsibility to the Community
Thoreau Middle School will use classroom instruction, student volunteerism, and partnerships with local organizations to help our student citizens understand their role in the community, country, and world.
At Thoreau Middle School, we are committed to cultivating and attaining student success through the philosophy that failure is not an option. We have a strong shared vision that every student is capable of high achievement, and we provide all of our students with a variety of opportunities to thrive academically. Through the collaboration of the entire staff, a safe, nurturing, and conducive atmosphere is created to foster mastery and to promote an appreciation for learning. Thoreau is a results-driven community where teachers are skilled in Best Practices and generate and administer self- created formative and summative assessments which are used to analyze data for student support and enrichment. Thoreau staff members also proudly forge an essential partnership with parents to maintain open and on-going communication to help meet all of our students’ individual needs. Overall, Thoreau has a strong dedication to making sure that all students have the skills needed to ensure life –long learning and enduring achievement throughout their academic career and lives.