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Littleton Middle School in Spotlight

February 3, 2019

LITTLETON -- Littleton Middle School has again been named a Spotlight School by the New England League of Middle Schools, one of only six middle schools in Massachusetts to earn the prestigious honor.

In retaining its spotlight status, Littleton Middle School demonstrated during a recent visit by NELMS evaluators that it continues to evolve in its commitment to effective instruction, collaboration and a solid understanding of the students it serves.

Spotlight Schools are recognized for developing programs that place a direct emphasis on the specialized needs of adolescent learners, with a 21st-century curriculum, modernized student assessment and classroom instruction.

NELMS identified several Littleton Middle School programs in renewing its spotlight status, including:

n Effective teaching teams.

n A strong wellness program.

n A schedule that supports effective time management for students.

n The new innovative Maker Space.

n Energetic and effective administrative team.

n Supportive community and central office, and engaged parents.

The school also earned recognition due to its integration of technology, the central office’s level of engagement -- as well as that of parents and the community -- and a deep focus on social emotional learning.

“Our whole school community is extremely engaged with one another, and that’s visible in the way our students and faculty interact and work so closely with one another every day,” Principal Cheryl Temple said. “The support we have from all of our stakeholders, coupled with the thoughtful lessons that teachers put together for our students, is what makes our success possible, and I’m so grateful for everyone’s commitment to maintaining such a positive and productive learning environment.”

Superintendent of Schools Kelly Clenchy added: “This recognition is a direct reflection of how invested our entire middle-school community is, inclusive of students, staff, parents and administrators, who are committed to helping all students succeed.”

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