Parent Engagement Plan
Maury Middle School 2016-2017
Maury Middle School seeks high quality, effective communication with parents through the following
Parent/School/Student Compacts, which outline responsibilities for each party in the process of
achieving student success
Our “BlackBoard” phone system, which is utilized to send parents, students, and staff messages
The MMS website, which is found at http://maurymiddle.tn.jce.schoolinsites.com/ ;contains all
faculty email addresses and school information and activities
Monthly school newsletter/calendar of events and informative flyers as needed.
Parent-Teacher Conferences during fall and spring semesters
Student planners containing handbooks with school rules and procedures
Parents encouraged to call or email when a concern arises
School marquee used to display important upcoming events
PTO established to foster parent participation
School counselors, teacher teams, and administration keep in contact with parents regarding
social, emotional, or academic concerns
Regular, timely reports on progress (report cards every 9 weeks and mid-terms between each 9
week reporting period; access to Aspen (web-based grading system used by teachers)
Student academic progress viewable to parents through Aspen
Maury Middle School will establish multiple avenues to involve stakeholders at school:
Maury Middle School holds an Open House within the first two weeks of school in order for
students and parents to meet and greet faculty.
Maury Middle will train volunteers on discipline and FERPA along with health and safety
Maury Middle will host a Night of the Arts in December to exhibit student talents in singing,
playing instruments, creating artworks, and acting.
Local Veterans are invited to Maury Middle for a breakfast and performance by band/music
students on Veteran’s Day.
The school library sponsors a Book Fair each year. Students purchase books and win books
throughout the week. The Book Fair is open one evening for Family Night. Parents are invited
to assist in the library during this time.
Our school participates in a food drive each year for Christmas in Jefferson County. The canned
foods that are collected from various schools are put together for needy families. Students are
rewarded for participation in the food drive.
Second Harvest group provides non-perishable food items for students and families.
Our basketball teams and student council provide poinsettias during a visit to residents of the
Jefferson County Nursing Home.
Various service organizations, such as Leo Club, 4-H, FCA, National Junior Honor Society, and
Student Council provide support to the school and community through service projects.
Clothes closet provides for students and their families in need with clothing
National Junior Honor Society along with teacher support collected food items for distribution over summer break
At Maury Middle School, families and school staff will continuously work together to support student
learning both at home and school:
Before school tutoring is available to targeted students based on individual deficits.
Administration and teachers meet with parents and guardians to discuss student academic and
Students set goals and track their progress and achievement in all subjects utilizing Individual
Learning Plans (ILPs). ILPs are reviewed with parents during conferences.
Teachers and parents use daily planners for communication between home and school.
Teachers utilize communication apps to easily pass along information to families.
Websites for classrooms are maintained by teachers.
Aspen is utilized by faculty to communicate grades, assignments, and important events.
Discovery Education, Moby Max, and other resources are all subscribed programming available
to students at home through the internet.
School counselors provide individual, small, and large group sessions to meet social, academic,
and career needs.
Families are given timely reports on progress with report cards every 9 weeks and mid-terms
between each 9 week reporting period, as well as other times deemed necessary by teachers or
Cheroke Mental Health provides counseling weekly.