August 11-14, 2014, the NCMS faculty and staff participated in the first ever NCMS Boot Camp. This year’s middle school theme, “Road Trip: License to Learn” was a focal point of the camp. As NCMS shifts to a more fully-implemented middle school model, teachers, administrators, and support staff worked together to explore the social and emotional needs of middle grades students, review and refine the school’s mission and vision, develop new protocols for student success, complete team building activities, reflect on best practices, collaborate around the idea of school culture, learn more about student advising, and begin the process of standards-based unit development.
Kim Kaylor, principal of the middle school, facilitated the boot camp. Jessica Luby, assistant principal, and Dr. Sanford Danzinger, author of TRP: Totally Responsible Person (TRP), presented to the group along with Glenda Dellinger from NCHS. TRP will be a component of the middle school advisor-advisee time built into each week. To learn more about TRP, watch the video below.