Meadowbrook Middle School (5-8)
Principal: Brenda Valerio
Attendance Area Map: Meadowbrook Middle School
2011-2014 — School Education Plan (Year Two)
Quotes from Parent Advocates
“I would just like to say that over the past three years that my son has attended Meadowbrook, I have been impressed with caliber of teachers that he's had; probably some of the best teachers I've ever met who have great capacity for engaging students! I know the teachers and administration at Meadowbrook struggled at the beginning of year with the implementation of the new website and PowerSchool, all at one time, but I must say they have all come through with flying colours. I'm glad to see that most of the teachers are keeping their teacher pages up to date - as a parent, I truly appreciate being able to download assignment sheets or the study guides that the teachers upload there, it truly is beneficial. I feel that overall, my son is having a great "middle school" experience at Meadowbrook and I'm looking forward to watching him grow as a student and as a person as he finishes this school year and enters into his final year at Meadowbrook in the fall!"
“We were so scared to send our daughter to Grade 5 at a middle school but it has turned out to be an excellent experience. Meadowbrook teachers and administrators made it a positive and easy transition for the students and gave the students and parents the support needed. My daughter’s Grade 5 year has been very positive and she is doing really well because of the great programs, teachers, and school culture at Meadowbrook. For the first time in her schooling she comes home and tells us all of the cool and exciting things she is doing in school!”
How do we define success for our students?
Success for our students is defined as a sense of accomplishment and is shown by physically, academically, emotionally, and socially well-rounded students who demonstrate the attributes of a 21st Century citizen. These attributes include being a critical thinker; a problem solver; an innovator; a communicator; a collaborator; globally aware; civically engaged; a self-directed learner; information and media literate; and financially and economically literate.
What makes our school good and how do we know?
Meadowbrook Middle School provides a learning environment where students, staff, and community members alike feel a sense of belonging. We are fortunate to have a supportive staff and school community who spend numerous hours contributing to a positive environment both within and outside of regular school hours. The staff at Meadowbrook view learning as a life-long pursuit and this attitude is adopted by their students. We use many sources of data to inform our decision making and programming such as our Apori results and Student Orientation to School Questionnaires. We are constantly adapting and changing our pedagogy to suit the current school climate and the needs of all students according to this data. The staff at Meadowbrook work hard to make the curriculum relevant to the everyday lives of their students. In turn, students are able to apply this knowledge and can become responsible global citizens of the 21st Century. Our students demonstrate leadership within the school by being part of a one of the many school leadership teams that meet weekly and contribute to the school community in their areas of interest and passion. Leadership development also is supported by giving students further opportunities outside of school time to take part in extra-curricular activities such as the Green Team, leadership, intramurals, band, fine arts, and playing an active role on and with sports teams.