Clearview Regional Middle School serves a student population of approximately 840 students. Our primary mission is to recognize the unique needs of our seventh and eighth grade students and provide them with instructional and extra-curricular programs that develop skills and attitudes for success both in and out of school. This is developed by creating a positive learning environment which stresses quality instruction along with a challenging academic curriculum.
The progression to middle school can be coupled with excitement and angst. Students are invited to attend summer math camp classes and a Jump Start program to help students assimilate into their new school. We encourage our students to make new friends and embrace new opportunities. Classes are designed to mix student population from our two sending districts. Teachers spend time the first few days of school promoting collaborative activities and creating a classroom environment that promotes respect and the importance of learning.
As a district, we continue to revise our curriculum to align with New Jersey and Common Core Content Standards and create common assessments at each grade level. To meet these standards we have implemented a double period of English/Language Arts (ELA). We offer seven levels of math for our students and they have 63 minutes of Math during their day. Our staff continues to have training to incorporate an inquiry-based instructional program that includes analyzing, discussing, and writing in each content area. Our students are offered an expanded curriculum that includes daily World Language classes (Spanish, French, German), Band, Choir, and Cycle Classes. Students in 7th grade experience Cooking, Digital Literacy and Music cycles. In 8th grade, students have Tech Ed, Computer Technology and Art. Our students have three marking periods of gym coupled with one marking period of health. Additionally, technology is infused into classroom instruction through interactive whiteboards, laptops and chromebooks that are used to promote 21st Century Learning.
Our school based Intervention & Referral Services (I&RS) Team meets every other week to identify students who are having academic, social/emotional, or attendance concerns. This team works with parents, teachers, and students to implement classroom accommodations to help identified students succeed. Some of these interventions include basic skills instruction, mentoring programs, after school academic assistance programs, summer remediation, an extensive special education program, and enrichment programs. We have an Academic Assistance Program for students in need of additional academic support that meets twice a week. We have a Study Skills class that provides additional targeted instruction for selected students who struggle in both Math and ELA. This year we are adding our SOAR program- Students Offered Available Resources, which allows students to stay after school with a teacher for additional help or time to work on school related assignments.
We are proud to have several programs that highlight student success. Students in grades seven and eight are nominated by teachers and honored monthly for their outstanding performances with a “Student of the Month” breakfast and an award presentation with their parents in attendance. Students are also commended through a “Positive Pioneer” award where teachers refer students to the office for positive behavior. Additionally, students who attain high academic achievement throughout the year are honored at an annual Academic Awards Night. Students are also recognized for perfect attendance at a special end of the year celebration.
Staff members are recognized for their efforts with an Employee of the Month Award with nominations coming from both staff and students. Our goal is to create an environment where
staff and students are comfortable and look forward to being involved and contributing to our school community. Additionally, we have an active PTO group whose main focus is to get parents involved in the school community and to raise funds for student-related activities and recognition.
Clearview Middle School has dedicated and caring professionals who continue to focus on the academic and social/emotional needs of the “whole child” and create a learning environment where students flourish and succeed.