welcome to eis
Middle School is a fun, but challenging stage of development, and we recognize and celebrate the needs of our students during these years. Our students need a learning environment that stimulates and challenges development and curiosity, and one that also supports complex social and emotional growth. Through our academic and co-curricular offerings, we cultivate in students a strong sense of belonging and a healthy self-esteem, so that they can advocate for themselves and recognize the important contributions they can make in their community. Our Middle School teachers are experts in addressing the unique needs of 11-15 year olds. The desire for more independence, but also the need to belong is an example of one of the many contradictory emotions that our students experience. During this transitional time in their lives, we work to help students understand and manage their emotions and develop essential skills for life. We believe a strong partnership with parents is essential in helping our students to navigate the middle school years. Open communication is critical and teachers, administrators, learning support specialists, and counselors welcome and invite conversations with parents. Sincerely, Brian Sturgeon
To provide a safe, respectful, academically engaging and rigorous learning environment, in which students become resilient in the face of challenges, respect, and embrace diversity, and become intellectually, emotionally, and socially responsible citizens.
We strive to create a caring culture for families, students, and faculty. We are committed to collaborating with one another to meet the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of our students. We integrate meaningful learning experiences which foster students' curiosity and develop their communication and collaborative skills.
Challenge each student to maximize his or her potential and to excel academically, socially, emotionally and physically for life, college and career readiness. Curriculum and Instruction:
Inquiry based learning through continued development of Learning Modules
Learning based on the 3Cs: competencies, concepts, and character
Integrate opportunities for Global Leadership in Curriculum by applying Global Issues, Community Issues, and opportunities to connect with the San Pedro Sula community.
Community & Communication
We create and cultivate a community supported by accessible and effective communication, which is essential in a fast-paced and information-rich world. We strive to provide our community with timely and accurate information to enrich their experiences at EIS and their connections within the community.
The key to the success of our school’s mission is the commitment to an outstanding program that teaches our students to think critically, to communicate clearly, to collaborate effectively, and to contribute meaningfully as students and citizens. While developing the self-awareness and self-confidence needed to engage with the intellectual, emotional, and social tasks before them, our students must be challenged and supported by a talented faculty that is well trained, creative, and committed to our mission and program.
Character & Leadership
We recognize the value of promoting in our students a sense of empathy, cultural understanding, and the obligation to serve others. Students participate in authentic and meaningful service opportunities and learn the elements of effective leadership skills. We extend the walls of our classrooms to our city and create young adults with a commitment to responsible participation in the world around them.
Effective Space to Meet Future Needs
We provide the proper facilities for flexible instruction, a sense of community, program integration, physical education, the arts and athletics. Our goal is to improve our facilities so as to enhance our environmental performance. Our facilities support the school’s current programs and future aspirations. Inviting and attractive facilities inspire a higher level of learning and engagement within the community, and we will take thoughtful and deliberate steps to enhance and expand these environments.
Media & Technology
We prepare students for success in a technology and media-driven world, we strive to incorporate modern technology and media into the classroom, integrate technology and media into training and the curriculum, and provide state-of-the-art web services to enhance communication and parent involvement in the learning process – all within a safe, ethical and ecologically friendly environment.
INTERVENTIONS AND PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
Teach students how to write and follow through on their personal goals.
Support connections with the Instruction of the Global Issues, Community Issues, and Connections.
Present to parents the assessments of Character Growth and Academic Growth through student led conferences.