Sheridan Junior High School
The fundamental purpose of Sheridan Junior High School is to ensure that ALL students LEARN.
Teachers at SJHS are at the top of their game due to weekly teacher collaboration and staff development built into our schedule. SJHS was recognized as a Professional Learning Community model school by Solution Tree and award winner of the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Our staff is truly the source of our success at SJHS, fostering excellence in our school through the following commitments:
Supporting Student Learning
- We build and maintain meaningful relationships with our students.
- We support the positive behavior of all students.
- We help students value their learning.
- We provide timely, systematic interventions and enrichments.
- We celebrate our student and staff successes.
- We clearly articulate high expectations for student learning.
- We engage parents, students, and fellow educators in all aspects of a child’s education.
Maintaining a Professional Culture
- We work collaboratively in all aspects of our profession.
- We value our own professional learning alongside that of our students.
- We make evidence-based decisions.
- We implement evidence-proven best practices and change our approach when the old way isn’t working.
- We make no excuses when students don’t learn.
- We go to the source with problems or concerns.
Habits for Academic and Citizen Success
SJHS staff designates nine core factors that lead to student success, one for each month. We then use our Monday Mini Lesson twice each month to present the factor to students. Teachers make the month’s factor a major focus as they talk with students in class.
- September Organize
- October Grow Your Mindset
- November Own It
- December Do Quality Work
- January Grit
- February Persevere
- March Motivate
- April Stop, Think, Act
- May Be Curious