Our goal in PioPico Middle School is to nurture and maintain a learning community that promotes; among our students, family members, and staff; a strong commitment to safety, respect, and responsibility. We hold true to the belief that excellence in education is the minimum sought by every student, parent, and staff member; and we take pride in our professional commitment to ensuring that ALL of our students optimally develop their diverse academic talents and abilities in ways that prepare them for successas life-long scholars, responsible citizens, and contributing members of our globalized community.
We are also committed in PioPico Middle School to collaboratively create an educational environment that enriches the live of all or our stakeholders while providing sound academic experiences that develop the full potential of ALL students through the diligent teaching of standard-based curricula; reliance on rigorous and engaging instructional strategies; and focus on content-based skills and knowledge that promote academic excellence, inculcate a strong ethos of personal responsibility, and train students to become critical thinkers bound for success in college, careers, and beyond in our global society.
Pio Pico Middle School recognizes that all students learn differently and have varied strengths and needs. We promote effort-based learning which provides all students access to content. The core instructional program at Pio Pico Middle School has been designed to provide a fluid, multi-tiered system of support. It includes rigorous standards-based first instruction along with a menu of research-based prevention, intervention and enrichment opportunities to mature students into becoming college and career-ready.
Pio Pico follows the practice of using data to guide high-quality instruction and create interventions that are matched to the developmental needs of students. Through a collaborative data driven process, progress monitoring occurs frequently to make decisions regarding instructional plan and its goals. Department meetings are in place for Pio Pico teachers to have effective dialogue around specific needs of students and build consensus around interdisciplinary learning goals to maximize student growth.
The utmost goal of the program of instruction at Pio Pico is to strengthen the skills of students and address their instructional needs strategically to support them into attaining academic proficiency and be college and career ready. In order to prepare students to be college and career ready, teachers are implementing strategies that engage students in purposeful discussions that incorporate the use of academic language, as well as providing rigorous task that promote critical thinking in order for students to demonstrate conceptual understanding in all academic areas. In addition, teachers and staff are actively teaching school expectations, providing corrective feedback, and shaping student behavior through positive behavior support, while using the core curriculum that successfully engages students.
SCHOOL PRIDE MEANS:
Treating others with respect
Finding peaceful solutions
Listening to each other
Being drug free
Keeping our school clean and beautiful
Having healthy friendships
Producing my own work
Maintaining honesty and integrity
Showing empathy and compassion
Appreciating our differences
Respecting the property of others
Engaging in safe activities
1. Learn and follow school and classroom rules.
2. Solve conflicts appropriately, without physical or verbal violence.
3. Keep a safe and clean campus that is free of graffiti, weapons, and drugs.
4. Serve as positive role models and help create a positive school environment.
5. Report any bullying, harassment, or hate-motivated incidents.
6. Display good sportsmanship on the athletic field, and on the playground.
7. Attend school on time, with school books, and supplies, and be prepared to learn.
8. Keep social activities safe.