École Pine Grove Middle School subscribes to a philosophy that the unique needs of students in grades six through eight can best be met in a middle school setting that provides a student-centered program. We recognize that students of this age are undergoing greater physiological, psychological, and social re-orientation than at any other period in their lives.
The staff at École Pine Grove Middle School strives to meet the educational, developmental, and social needs that emerge in this transitional period. The Pine Grove experience strives to provide a supportive and flexible environment so students will have opportunities to develop skills and explore a variety of learning experiences while making the transition from elementary to high school. Pine Grove School is fortunate to have devoted and compassionate staff members who work hard to institute and maintain very high standards. The teachers and support staff regularly engage in two-way problem solving to improve individual student, class and school programs. We are always committed to improving student achievement.
Communication with parents is vital to the success of students. École Pine Grove staff members utilize a variety of techniques to inform parents of dates and issues that are important to student success. In addition to keeping an active Facebook page we subscribe to School Connects and utilize the phone system to provide a weekly update to every family in the school and have a number of individual teachers utilizing the Remind App to inform parents and students of upcoming classroom events. At the beginning of the school year each student receives a fridge magnet which lists the important dates for the year and teachers send home their email address and the school phone number. The monthly school newsletter is posted on the website with hard copies available at the office and the school ensures parents have access to power school by mailing every parent’s user name and password home near the beginning of the school year.
Staff members at École Pine Grove have the opportunity to participate in various activities to enhance leadership capacity. École Pine Grove currently has staff members involved with developing a plan to implement a literacy initiative; in addition, staff members will lead a school wide refocusing plan for PLC’s. This will increase the use of pyramids of interventions and staff members will team together to increase numeracy results.