In the past, each grade level had a specific list of supplies needed for the start of school. Good news - the amount of supplies needed has decreased over the years and we no longer require the same amount or provide lengthy lists.
Each student will be issued a district-distributed chromebook for which he/she will be responsible. With that in mind, a required supply includes a carrying case for the chromebook. Carrying cases are used to transport chromebooks throughout the school day in between classes and might include: messenger bags, padded cases with strap or handle, or string bags. It is important to choose something sturdy and supportive. (Backpacks are too bulky, take up too much space, and pose a safety hazard when carried in the hallways so please refrain from purchasing a backpack for your child's chromebook transport to and from class. All backpacks must be stored in the student's locker and can only be used to bring necessary items to and from school.)
Who knew that learning could be so much fun? Take Doug Passaro’s technology class at John Adams Middle School, where students are making and programming robots from LEGOs in a new district-wide seventh grade initiative. During a recent visit, about 27 students were swarming
The academic arena at John Adams Middle School is filled with a comprehensive, differentiated curriculum that meets the needs of all learners and challenges students, while providing the proper support necessary to achieve. The team concept within each grade level provides opportunities for self-discovery and growth; students learn about one another and build relationships that are nurtured and endured. Classrooms are filled with interactive, wireless technology that supports hands-on, authentic learning experiences – reflecting future promises of workplace readiness. The energy and excitement that fill the classrooms and hallways is contagious!
John Adams Middle School embodies a sense of community and belonging that students, staff, and parents foster and enjoy. The six pillars of character shine through student interactions daily; their knowledge of these pillars becomes obvious through their respect and understanding for one another. Learning to celebrate one another for similarities and differences is what makes John Adams Middle School extraordinary!