District Calendar for 2014-2015 Approved
The District Calendar for the 2014-15 school year has been approved by the School Committee.
Welcome to Thomas A. Blake Middle School
Our middle school encompasses grades six through eight and focuses on the learning needs of early adolescents. Emphasis is placed on academic success and acquisition of basic skills. In addition, students are supported in the development of life-long learning habits and behaviors.
The middle school program at the Thomas A . Blake Middle School utilizes the interdisciplinary team approach at each grade level. Within each grade level, teachers and students are assigned to a cluster. Students in a specific cluster work exclusively with four to five teachers for English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language. Clustering of students and teachers allows teachers to know their students well as learners. Teachers in each cluster work together to address the learning styles and needs of their students.
Students also experience Related Arts courses which include, Physical Education, Art, Health, Consumer Science, Performance Music (Band, Chorus, Orchestra), and General Music. These courses provide our students with opportunities to demonstrate their talents and in many instances introduce new programs in an exploratory setting.
Our beliefs about teaching and learning at the Thomas A. Blake Middle School are demonstrated daily with the 4R's of Responsibility, Respect, Resourcefulness and Reflection.
These attributes are embedded in every aspect of teaching from our Advisory program to our many after-school intramurals.
Behind every successful school is a supportive and collaborative community. Our stakeholders continue to provide us with opportunities to improve our middle school programming as we strive to create a warm, safe and engaging environment where all students can achieve success.
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District Calendar for 2013-14 Approved
The District Calendar for the 2013-14 school year has been approved by the School Committee.
When school is closed, delayed or dismissed early, the new Blackboard-Connect Notification System will send a call to each household land line and parent cell phone number currently on file. In addition, the announcement will appear on:
Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Marsden regarding this new method of notification.
Blake Middle School believes in a living mission statement, based on the concept that our community seeks and respects knowledge, integrity, character, wisdom, and the willingness to adapt to a continually evolving world.
Will you adapt to the needs of the individual?
Will you account for the goals of the community?
Will you learn to recognize the indicators of a strong, positive character?
Will you know how it feels when you do the right thing?
Will you know how to emulate the admirable traits of your peers?
Will you know how to be the peer your peers choose to emulate?