Monday, January 23, 2017


     Tuesday evening January 24th, Principal Joanne Maino, along with Lyn Healy, from the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS), will be presenting the NELMS Report to the School Committee. The NELMS report was generated from a whole school assessment performed during the fall of 2016. The NELMS program review tools were developed based on the research that can be found in Turning Points 2000 and This We Believe-Successful Schools for Young Adolescents.  Through surveys, observations and focus groups with students, parents, faculty, and staff, NELMS assessed how well MERMS performed against key standards:
  • Relevant, standards-based curriculum
  • Instructional strategies appropriate for young adolescents
  • Opportunities for middle level professionals
  • Organization of students and teachers
  • Building governance
  • School climate
  • Parent and community involvement
   The findings will be used to inform strategic improvement planning for the Middle School.