Schools to Watch honors two schools

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Midlothian Middle and Tomahawk Creek Middle recently learned that they are the first Chesterfield County schools to be named national Schools to Watch.

The goal of the Schools to Watch program is to identify and recognize outstanding middle schools. The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, which oversees the program, says that Schools to Watch share these characteristics:

  • They are academically excellent. These schools challenge all students to use their minds well.
  • They are developmentally responsive. These schools are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.
  • They are socially equitable. These schools are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources and supports.

Virginia has been one of the 17 states participating in Schools to Watch since 2003.

Click here to see video of Midlothian Middle and Tomahawk Creek Middle being honored during the Feb. 23 meeting of the Chesterfield County School Board: http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/chesterfield/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=A78M8G530746.