Gooding Middle School


 

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Dear Parents/Guardians, Patrons, and Students of Gooding Middle School,

Welcome to Gooding Middle School! I hope you are ready to experience an amazing school year. Our staff is working hard to prepare engaging and rewarding learning experiences for all students.

We believe that each and every student has a gift to share, and we work hard to unlock their highest potential. We have high expectations of our students, and we have high expectations of ourselves to help all GMS students learn and grow into well-rounded citizens and critical thinkers. GMS aims to develop leadership skills, social and emotional skills, and academic skills to prepare students for success not only in middle school but also in high school, career, relationships, and life-long learning.

Gooding Middle School students will be taught to view themselves as learners and to think about what it looks like to be a good learner and thinker. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are as important as content knowledge. According to a recent Department of Labor report,65% of students will be employed in jobs that do not yet exist, so it will be important for all students to acquire the analytical, evaluative, and creative skills to apply such thinking toward becoming successful in the jobs of the future.

There are ways you can help your student be successful in middle school and help them understand what is required of them to be a good learner inside and outside of the classroom. Talk about qualities and learning behaviors such as: taking positive risks, viewing errors as opportunities, working to recover from a mistake, giving and receiving feedback, asking questions, collaborating with peers, setting goals, planning with a purpose, and tracking their own progress.

Students need both high challenge and high support to grow as learners, and we look forward to helping students maximize their growth at GMS. Please be our partners in this work. We look forward to working with families to accomplish great things for our students!

Sincerely,

Janet Williamson

Principal, Gooding Middle School