Middle School of the Month! Spotlight on N. R. Burger Middle School

N. R. Burger Middle School has cultivated a tradition of partnering with community groups to strengthen the focus on academic proficiency and social responsibility. Most recently, the school formed “Power Partners” to help boost performance in school-wide attendance and student behavior. Many partners also are members of N. R. Burger’s P-16 Family and Community Council, which has helped engage more stakeholders in the mission of educating students to become academically proficient and socially responsible. With the “Power Partners” partnership, the community has truly embraced the philosophy of “it takes village” to prepare students to succeed in a dynamic, global society.

Activities:
• Power Partner building walks and pep talks
• PBIS Celebrations
• Mentorship and motivational speaking sessions

Impacts:
• For first 9 weeks, 76% of student body had zero to 1 referral
• Attendance for first semester was 96%