Mason Middle School serves the district's seventh and eighth grade students. We aspire to be a school where all learners engage in authentic learning opportunities that challenge and inspire them. Guided by the rocks of Comet Culture, Inclusive Excellence, and Personalized Learning. MMS strives to develop communities of difference makers impacting today and beyond. At MMS, we believe in every kid, every day.
At Mason Middle School, students start their day in CREW. CREW helps ensure that each MMS student is known well by at least one adult, and that every student belongs to a peer group. During CREW, students do activities and help each other learn ways to be successful socially, emotionally and academically.
At MMS, students learn specific "Language Matters" lessons during English classes - where they talk about examples of below the line explicit and implict language and behavior that they've seen and heard. They learn ways to step up and respond in an above the line way. Students practice putting their self in someone else's shoes, and explore why "Words are not just words."
An example of one of their lessons:
If words were just words, tell me how "I love you" means so much more than "I like you."
If words were just words, tell me how certain song lyrics cause us to say "I FELT that."
If words were just words, tell me why are we so adamant that we should have said the things we never did once it's too late.
On a paper strip, capture your own poem stanza that begins with the mentor text phrase, “ If words were just words…” and then show the positive power of our language
An important developmental milestone for tweens is to figure out the best way for them to personally stay organized. MMS students practice thinking flexibly, and during CREW lessons brainstorm all of the tricks and life hacks we have for staying organized and keeping track of responsibilities.
We love family and community involvement. Visit us at an upcoming event, join the PTO or contribute to the Mason Schools Foundation. Whatever your level of participation interest, there's an opportunity to make a difference.