Unity Braxton Middle School

Prince William County Public Schools

 

Vision

 

Mission

 

Beliefs

 

 

Unity Braxton Middle School is a center of learning where the whole school community collaboratively provides an inspiring, creative and rigorous International Baccalaureate curriculum. This is accomplished in a safe environment that promotes student-centered learning, positive and respectful social interactions and global awareness one child at a time.

 

High Expectations are the Foundations of our Success

 

Unity Braxton Middle School is committed to:
1. Providing our community with all the necessary social and academic tools to foster responsibility, innovation and success
2. Meeting the unique needs of all learners by providing supports and opportunities to achieve at the highest levels
3. Creating a safe and nurturing environment in which students feel empowered to succeed and are able to meet high levels of rigor
4. Celebrating and promoting our diversity to create a welcoming school environment where all stakeholders feel safe and valued

School Areas of Focus

  • Growth in Reading, Writing and Math for all students
  • Reduction in achievement gaps for Special Education and ESOL students
  • Reduction in Exclusionary Discipline
  • Social/Emotional Health and Wellness
  • Community Engagement and Customer Service

 

 

 

 

Learning and Achievement for ALL (Math)

Positive Climate and Culture

Learning and Achievement for All (Reading/Writing)

Goal

Goal

Goal

  • All UBMS students will demonstrate growth in mathematics
  • All stakeholders will feel connected to / engaged / included in a positive and focused (holistic) school environment
  • All students will demonstrate growth in reading and writing

Strategies to Achieve Goal

Strategies to Achieve Goal

Strategies to Achieve Goal

  • Establish a consistent CLT structure across all grade levels
  • Utilize a variety of instructional strategies and explicit instruction during core, recovery and special education classes
  • Reconnect students back into the school community with modified and / or embedded specific activities into the school day
  • Staff Norms for Relationships / Consistency / Expectations / Accountability for implementing strategy 1
  • Address social and emotional needs of students through flexible seating, skills lessons and a calming location
  • Establish a consistent CLT structure across all grade levels.
  • Provide opportunities for students to read and write daily (incorporating additional curriculum areas).

Activities

Activities

Activities

  • Develop Common CLT Norms and Expectations
  • Develop Common Assessments and Learning Experiences
  • Data Tracking Sheet / Monitoring and next steps for recovery and acceleration
  • Plan and Implement explicit instruction in alternate methods that were presented in the co-taught or general education math classes during recovery and SPED classes
  • Embed individualized practice opportunities for students through the use of IXL
  • Identify and plan first week topics for students (5 days)
  • Develop and implement ongoing lessons and strategies through advisory / Tier 1 type lessons
  • Process data, feedback from student/staff/parent surveys to add in needed skills and lessons that are identified during the school year
  • Making sure the entire faculty is on the same page and working together on the same goal, and monitor with monthly instructional rounds
  • Turn the ideas and concepts faculty wide into action at the grade level
  • Create and establish norms and procedures for using a calming / wellness room for students
  • Develop Common CLT Norms and Expectations
  • Develop Common Assessments and Learning Experiences
  • Data Tracking Sheet / Monitoring and next steps for recovery and acceleration
  • Language Arts teachers will explicitly teach reading structures to all students.
  • Language Arts teachers will explicitly teach daybook writing expectations to all students, and offer frequent opportunities for writing responses through a variety of prompts aligned with SOL writing prompts
  • Create a school wide commitment to writing.

Family and Community Engagement

Family and Community Engagement

Family and Community Engagement

  • Share with the community our pacing guide, assessment calendar, and data
  • Communicate how we will provide feedback / evaluate progress
  • Offer opportunities for parents to understand targets and how they can support their students
  • Information on alternate strategies and alternate teaching presenting at math nights
  • Information about IXL will be shared with parents during math nights
  • Create a community and outreach team, and an information nights possibly with breakout rooms or in-person rooms with parents and offer different languages
  • Communicate to families how to access and follow the Canvas page
  • Poll / Engage parents during back to school night for their needs and concerns
  • Share out information in the newsletter on areas identified during the instructional rounds
  • Shared information about the wellness room with stakeholders
  • Share with the community our pacing and assessment calendar
  • Communicate how we will provide feedback / evaluate progress
  • Offer opportunities for parents to understand targets and how they can support their students

View our UBMS Continuous Improvement Plan by Clicking the Link Below:
UBMS Continuous Improvement Plan SY2122 Final.docx