Pacific Crest Middle School
Parents are children's first teachers and are essential partners in the education of all students.
The skills of creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and cultural competence are imperative for the development of 21st century learners.
The world around us can be explored through systems thinking. Studying systems helps us to understand both the interrelated parts as well as the whole. Scientists, mathematicians and artists use system thinking when they: observe, collect, compare, and analyze parts and patterns.
The basis of learning is storytelling. We make meaning of the world through the sharing of story. Story provides context and perspective. Everyone has a story to tell, so we have an obligation to listen.
Writing is an embedded practice. In order to explore new ideas and concepts as well as engage in self-reflection, students and adults will write frequently.
Play and physical activity are critical aspects of school.
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a program at PCMS for our 8th grade students who exceed academically and make a commitment to community service. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above after 7th grade will be invited to join NJHS during the fall of their 8th grade year. Cumulative GPAs can be found on StudentVUE under the "Course History" tab. Upon making a commitment to NJHS, 8th grade students will be required to complete service hours in order to be inducted into the PCMS Chapter of NJHS at the end of their 8th grade year. If you have any questions related to NJHS, please contact our NJHS Advisors:
Jane Shein Email
Heather Marr Email
Middle school is a transitional time. Students in middle school are moving from a contained single classroom in elementary school into many classroom experiences in high school. In elementary school, learning was delivered by the teacher to the students with limited choice involved. In high school, students experience a high level of choice as they determine academic pathways that match their post-secondary aspirations. The middle school provides a bridge between these two worlds. Click here to read more regarding our Talented & Gifted program.
The basis of learning is storytelling.
We make meaning of the world through the sharing of story. Story provides context and perspective. Everyone has a story to tell, so we have an obligation to listen.
Bend-La Pine Schools is using curriculum titled Open-Up Resources, developed by Illustrative
Mathematics.EdReports is an independent nonprofit organization that reviews curriculum. The complete EdReports report for Open-Up is linked HERE.