Dear Johnson Parent, Families and Friends;
As we begin the new year at Johnson Middle School, I am energized by the wonderful things we have in store for all of our students. Johnson is committed to, as our Vision says “Empower life-long learners.” This vision will be attained by setting high academic expectations for all students and providing supportive systems to assure the expectations can be met. In addition to academic expectations we are excited to expand the enrichment opportunities for our students to help strengthen the overall experiences of Johnson students.
The empowerment of students is not an easy task. The demands and complexities of teaching children increase each year, and it has become more vital than ever that the school, family and community work together to ensure success for all of our students. It is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become socially, physically, emotionally and academically successful.
Staff has worked hard developing an educational program that supports all students and incorporates the new Common Core Standards. The lessons are designed to prepare students for the future by developing their content knowledge, vocabulary, social skills and their basic desire to learn. These lessons along with the enrichment programs offered will make Johnson students ready to tackle High School, College and beyond.
We are proud to continue to offer amazing programs such as Band, Orchestra, Drama, Yearbook and Athletics. We are also excited that some of our programs are expanding to bigger and greater things such as Robotics, Leadership, Film Production and Art. This year we are also able to bring back our Woodshop program to help students have one more outlet for their creative minds.
Physical fitness is a vital part of our students’ success. A healthy body promotes a healthy mind. We are excited to add a state of the art fitness lab to our PE department. The PE teachers will be incorporating the new lab into the students’ fitness curriculum to help keep our students healthy and active.
I am looking forward to a great 2015-2016 and know that our experienced and dedicated staff is ready to put Johnson Middle School’s Mission statement into action – “Johnson Middle School provides opportunities and support in an academic learning community that encourages to students’ to make positive choices for success.”
Johnson Middle School