Welcome to Memorial

Nancy Hagen, Principal
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"The Learning Place"
Learning for a lifetime
Learning to like yourself
Learning to live with others
Learning to serve

We encourage you to take full advantage of the academic and activity opportunities, which work together for success and academic excellence. At each grade level, students are grouped into teams of students who work closely with core and encore teachers. The goal of the teachers is to help build a sense of belonging and provide a quality education for you. We are excited to have you here!

Student Council

Mission Statement

The Memorial Middle School Student Council will support the interest and involvement in the middle school community by organizing events and activities for the student body. The Student Council will promote school pride and help build a positive school atmosphere. Additionally, the Student Council will encourage effective communication between the student body, faculty, administration, parents and the surrounding community.

Requirements

All members will hold their elected positions for one year. Once elected, students may not be involved in any severe behavioral infractions nor have an on-going pattern of misbehavior. While there is no cumulative grade average requirement, it is mandatory that students will take responsibility to fulfill his/her academic responsibilities by maintaining passing grades while serving as a representative of their classmates. In the event that these requirements and expectations are not met, the faculty advisors will address the issue with the student and develop a plan of action to help remedy the concern.

Expectations

The success of Memorial Middle School’s Student Council depends upon the active engagement and respect for all elected offices. Membership in Memorial’s Student Council is a serious commitment and the demands of membership are significant. Members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner fitting the office at all times.

A council member is expected to:

  • Fulfill the duties of his or her elected role to the best of his/her abilities
  • Display enthusiasm, school spirit, and school pride.
  • Advocate for student involvement
  • Attend and participate in all Student Council events, meetings and report to assigned team; no more than three absences permitted. (If a student is absent during the school day due to
  • illness, or leaves during the school day because he/she is sick, this is considered an excused absence)
  • Complete routine tasks assigned by the faculty advisors and fellow cabinet members in a timely manner.
  • Show a display of good character by treating faculty/staff and student body with respect
  • No discipline referrals; in or out of school suspension is immediate removal
  • Follow all classroom and school policies/procedures/rules
  • Stay in good academic standing, which means no grades lower than a C

 

Data Information

Achieving our mission, to educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world, hinges on our ability to continually improve the effectiveness of our schools. Multiple factors impact student achievement and serve as indicators of effective schools. This Data Profile Directory is prepared to provide parents, educators, and the community with a data profile of various school effectiveness indicators. The directory should be used as one source of data for identifying a school's present status, assessing overall student progress, and planning for continual school improvement.

 

Each year the South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE) releases a report card showing the performance of schools across the state. The report card includes information about academic achievement, student attendance for grades K-8, the graduation rate for high schools, and professional staff qualifications. These criteria are used to determine the school’s performance index or SPI.

Although the federal and state governments require building and district-level accountability measures, the District closely monitors the individual progress of each student to ensure that each student is being prepared to succeed in a changing world. By reviewing their student’s quarterly report cards, attending Parent-Teacher Conferences in the fall and spring, and contacting teachers with questions or concerns parents will have the best picture of how their children are progressing.

 

All schools in the District are submitting their School Improvement Plan to the Board for approval prior to submitting them to the State. The Plans, developed by a team of parents, community members, and staff, serve as a roadmap for future planning and professional development and measure student achievement.

Each school has a building leadership team that meets regularly throughout the year to guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan. Building leadership teams divide the larger plan into smaller segments with the following focuses: staff roles, goals, meetings summary, data processes, priorities and strategies, and the professional development plan.

This document guides the work in order to meet the District’s mission, priority statements from the Strategic Plan, and the achievement goals set by the South Dakota Department of Education.

 

Fall Enrollment

1,389

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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