Rogers-Herr Middle Schools has once again been named a 2017 National School to Watch. They are being recognized for providing a superior learning environment for every student.
Through the Schools to Watch initiative, the National Forum identifies schools across the United States that are well on their way to meeting the Forum’s criteria for high performance. Rogers-Herr has been recognized for challenging all students to use their minds well; are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence; are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports; and provide a great experience for all students.
“Being honored as a School to Watch highlights our approach to student-centered learning, robust instruction and powerful school climates,” said Deputy Superintendent of Academic Services Stacey Wilson-Norman. “This recognition truly reflects a connection of strong leaders, dedicated teachers, outstanding parents, supportive community members and most importantly, our phenomenal students. We are proud of our schools and elated their greatness is recognized and appreciated.”
According The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, “to achieve this level of performance, high-performing schools establish norms, structures, and organizational arrangements to support and sustain their trajectory toward excellence. They have a sense of purpose that drives every facet of practice and decision-making.”
Rogers-Herr was originally named a School to Watch in 2008 and were presented as a Redesignation III School to Watch at the North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education (NCMLE) conference on March 6.