Important Dates

Important dates:

August 15: Meet the Teams 6pm
August 16: Back to School Fair 6pm-8pm
August 20: Open House 3pm-6pm
Freshmen Orientation @ 5pm
6th grade orientation @ 4pm.
Both are in the auditorium.
August 21: First Day of School (1st through 12th)

BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR Date set and New Call System transition for the upcoming school year

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
Just a few announcements for the upcoming month ………
1. We are transitioning from the One Call Now to a new call system which will be in operation for the new school year , we will keep you posted on this .
2. Back to school Fair is being planned for Friday Aug 16th @ 6-8pm in MS courtyard . We will give more info as date approaches.
3. We are now accepting clothing donations for the clothes closet which will be set up in the MS Cafeteria Aug 16 during the back to school fair .
Enjoy the rest of summer break and check back soon for updates !

Jill Butts UL Middle School – Awarded Mini-Grant from The Patton College of Education

cid:image009.png@01D51C4B.E81F54B0This year The Patton College of Education, with support from Dean Renée Middleton, announced the winners of the 2018-2019 mini-grants for mentor teachers of OHIO University teacher candidates. The grant winners below have demonstrated an exceptional vision for how to utilize the award in their classrooms to improve student learning.

How would you use this grant in your classroom?

Keep an eye out for your chance to submit a proposal in Fall 2019!

 Jill Butts | Union Local Middle School | 6th grade math

 Through the Patton College Mentor Teacher Mini-Grant, I was able to purchase a classroom set of individual dry erase boards, markers, and erasers. I have been using these as a method of formative assessment. I can quickly assess which students have mastered the topic and which students are struggling and need more help. The students also enjoy using them; they are more fun than paper and pencil! At Union Local, we are a 1:1 Chromebook school, but dry erase boards are a nice alternative to reaching other learning styles. Dry erase boards keep every student engaged in every lesson. They foster collaboration and encourage participation. The boards motivate students who normally would be too afraid to speak up in class to become involved and share their thoughts. One of the best parts of using dry erase boards is that mistakes are easily wiped away. Students can erase and correct answers—no dwelling on past mistakes! The use of dry erase boards proves to be an effective teaching tool for the Ohio teacher candidates and professional interns, because they can easily assess their lesson delivery and can adjust their teaching on the spot if necessary. This is vital to a new teacher because, as veteran teachers know, lessons don’t always go as we thought they would! This helps the professional intern learn the importance of being flexible. Dry erase boards also allow the teachers to provide immediate feedback to students, which is another important facet of teaching.

Thank you Ohio University Patton College of Education for this wonderful learning opportunity for the students of Union Local Middle School.


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