OMS " 2020 Essential Elements School to Watch"

OMS "2020 Essential Elements School to Watch"
Posted on 02/28/2020
OMS School to Watch

Brockport Central School District is proud to announce that A.D. Oliver Middle School (OMS) has been designated by the New York State Education Department as a 2020 Essential Elements School to Watch. The New York State Middle School Association and the Essential Elements Schools to Watch leadership team chose OMS in recognition of the continued commitment to enhancing the school program and practices.

After three years of collaboration with multiple stakeholders, OMS finalized and submitted a 200-page application to solicit this prestigious designation. The team worked to identify strengths within the middle school and areas in need of improvement. Together, they used the evidence collected to update and align the building’s strategic plan and set targeted focus areas.

In December, OMS hosted a site visit from the NYS Essential Elements State Committee that included visits to classrooms and meetings with all stakeholders including district and building administration, board of education members, staff, students and families.

According to the NYS Education Department, the educational program developed by OMS is considered a "model program" that is consistent with the Regents Policy Statement on Middle Level Education, the Essential Elements of a Standards Focused Middle Level School and the National Forum's Schools to Watch criteria.

“This process has allowed us to explore all that we offer in our school so that we can continue to provide the best opportunities and programs,” said OMS Acting Principal Jerrod Roberts. “Our students, staff and community should be very proud of this designation as it was a true collaboration and demonstrates Oliver Middle School’s dedication to excellence and continuous improvement.”

OMS will be formally recognized and honored as a State and National School to Watch at the NYS Middle School Association conference in Albany and the National Schools to Watch Conference in Washington, DC.

For more information on the  NY State's Essential Elements: Schools-To-Watch (EE:STW) program visit Oliver Middle School's website: School to Watch

The OMS Schools to Watch committee worked diligently to complete the NYS Department of Education application. Pictured (left to right): Alyssa Staino, Christopher Dobson, Diane Rutherford, John Akers, Polly Madsen, Lisa Lancia, Melody Martinez-Davis, Jerrod Roberts and Lisa Montanaro, missing from the photo Bryon Rockow, Matthew Komendat and Joseph Rugari. 

OMS School to Watch

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