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Mission
Statement    
 
The Mission of Francisco Barrientes Middle School is to foster in students a lifelong commitment to
intellectual exploration, individual growth, and social responsibility by inspiring and supporting them to strive for academic and personal excellence within an ethical framework that places the highest value on honor and respect for others.
 
Philosophy    
Barrientes Middle School promotes excellence at all levels of school life. The Barrientes experience
encourages students to reach their fullest intellectual, moral, aesthetic, creative, and physical potential. Implicit in this challenge is the School’s belief that, as students mature, they should assume an
increasing responsibility in shaping their own educational experiences. Barrientes Teachers, Faculty, and Staff will reach each Students full potential and make the most of their years at Barrientes Middle School and beyond. The core of this commitment is Mr. Francisco Barrientes motto:
“Stay in school and get a good education, appreciate what you have and don’t take it for granted”.


Barrientes Middle School Campus Goal Areas

2013-2014


GOAL 1: ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Barrientes Middle School Staff will encourage students to reach their fullest intellectual, moral, and physical potential by providing all students with a challenging, high-quality education with an effective delivery system of high academic rigor to ensure all students will meet the challenge of the STAAR assessment in Reading, Math, Writing, Social Studies, and Science. In addition, we will focus on the importance of college readiness and the new state standards associated in preparing for higher education.

GOAL 2: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Barrientes Middle School will provide professional development opportunities for all staff in order for them to acquire the necessary skills to meet students' academic, aesthetic, and physical needs.  We will ensure ongoing staff development so we can narrow gaps in the educational process and fulfill the ultimate goal of mastery for all students on the STAAR tests.

GOAL 3: TECHNOLOGY

Barrientes Middle School teachers and staff will keep up to date of the latest software versions and changes in technology programs. Teachers will use, implement, and model technology applications in the classroom in accordance with the district technology plan and the College and Career Readiness Standards in order to attain the goal of mastery on all the STAAR tests.

GOAL 4: COMMUNICATION

Barrientes Middle School continuously communicates and collaborates with all stakeholders and community members. We will relate all pertinent issues from district administration and our campus goals to staff, students, parents, and the community. Our ultimate goal of STAAR mastery for all students will be effectively communicated to all stakeholders.

 
GOAL 5: PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Barrientes Middle School will encourage 100% of our students' parents to participate as partners in their child’s education by inviting them to become members of our committees, communicating with them through our Parent/Teacher Organization, utilizing various communication media, and by maintaining an open communication policy with Barrientes' administration, teachers, and staff.

 GOAL 6: LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Barrientes Middle School will create a friendly, enjoyable, and safe environment by enforcing the district student code of conduct in order to promote academic excellence and high student attendance to ensure that 100% of students experience a risk-free learning environment.

GOAL 7: RECRUIT & RETAIN HIGHLIY QUALIFIED TEACHING STAFF

Barrientes Middle School will recruit highly-qualified personnel and will assign mentors to 100% of all new personnel on campus to ensure a smooth transition and/or establish a solid foundation with district and campus personnel and a strong understanding of school-wide policies, procedu