Parent Engagement Plan Maury Middle School 2016-2017
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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Parent Engagement Plan

Maury Middle School 2016-2017

Maury Middle School seeks high quality, effective communication with parents through the following

avenues:

 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

measures.

 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

behavioral concerns.

 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

parents.

 Cheroke Mental Health provides counseling weekly.

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