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Middle School: Grades 6 to 8

Middle School: Grades 6 to 8

Middle Schools

Westminster School District takes great pride in its three middle schools – Johnson MS, Stacey MS and Warner MS. Each campus provides students with engaging learning environments, a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, and a technology-rich 21st Century educational experience.

Academics are, of course, the highest priority for students on all three campuses. Schedules are built for students to help ensure thier success by providing them with enrichment and intervention to meet their needs. Students at the three middle schools have the opportunity to participate in challenging academic programs, including:

NJHS (National Junior Honor Society program)
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Achievement)

The hallmark of Westminster’s middle schools is the commitment of principals, teachers, and staff members to connect with students to prepare them academically and socially for success in high school and beyond. Each campus’ approach to school engagement is deeply-rooted in the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) model which stresses the “whole student” approach to ensuring students’ success.

As a result of the Westminster Community’s commitment to its schools which was demonstrated through the passing of Measure O in 2008, construction has begun on each of WSD’s middle school campuses. Staff and students can look forward to the Fall 2013 opening of three new buildings on each of the campuses, including:

“Exploration Buildings” designed to house art, technology, and shop learning areas “Resource Centers” designed to house state-of-the-art library and computer lab facilities, and “Multi-purpose Rooms/Gymnasiums” designed to host performances from the fine arts programs and athletic events.

Middle School Curriculum

Westminster School District utilizes the instructional materials listed below as the core programs for delivering instruction in the content areas.  We are committed to providing students with rich instructional experiences by infusing technology-driven components of these programs to meet the learning needs of students.  

English/Language Arts                   McGraw-Hill StudySync

                                                          Scholastic Read 180/System 44

English Language Development    McGraw-Hill StudySync with integrated ELD

Mathematics                                    Big Ideas Learning (Big Ideas Math)

Science                                             CPO Science

History/Social Science                   Teacher Curriculum Institute (TCI)

Visual and Performing Arts            Pearson/Scott Foresman Art