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About The School

about 1 year ago

Vision:
 Our vision for Candler County Charter School System is for all students to meet or exceed Georgia Accountability measures, for the graduation rate to continuously improve, exceeding 90% and above, and for the system to perform on or above state averages in all subject areas.
 We will accomplish this vision with high expectations inclusive of acceleration opportunities, high impact literacy practices, multiple interventions, student, community and parent engagement and alignment from Pre-K-12.
 As a result of our success, we will attract high performing teachers and new business and industry, and our graduates will be prepared to continue post-secondary options and/or pursue gainful employment through a variety of CTAE (Career, Technology, and Agriculture Education) offerings and a broad based soft skills curriculum.Mission:To stimulate growth in student achievement by continuing efforts to advance the development of all stakeholders-students, parents, staff, and the community.

Belief/Commitment Statements:We believe and are committed to…
 Continuously improving the graduation rate;
 An aligned standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment that provides for extended learning opportunities for all students;
 Innovative learning opportunities in the areas of Fine Arts, CTAE (Career, Technology, Agriculture Education) offerings and Acceleration with emphasis on a broad based soft skills curriculum to enhance career opportunities for students;
 Effective teaching that energizes and maximizes active learning for all students;
 Significantly improving the literacy level of all students;
 Data driven collaborative decision making;
 Professional growth for all of our colleagues;
 Student, parent and community involvement to enhance learning.

Principal's Corner

about 1 month ago

Will Thigpen      
Principal

Welcome to Metter Middle School!

Greetings and welcome to Metter Middle School, the home of the Tigers! I know that students, parents, and teachers have been waiting with eagerness and anticipation for what is sure to be a unique 20-21 school year.

As with any school year, our first priority is the safety of our students. We have spent months researching, planning, and implementing practices that are intended to keep students safe. As new information emerges, we will continue to adapt. Given the ever-changing nature of the current situation, flexibility will be a huge theme this school year. One thing that will not change is our commitment to the students of Metter Middle School.

We are offering two instructional delivery models this year to accommodate those who desire face-to-face instruction as well as those who feel that a virtual, Learning from Home model is best for their student(s). Regardless of the environment, we will meet all students where they are and provide quality instruction designed to meet a variety of needs. We understand that the statewide shutdown in the spring could have had adverse effects on student learning, so we have a plan in place to assess learning needs and address any gaps that may exist. 

The opportunities and challenges that exist during this time are not unique to Metter Middle School. Educators around the nation, and even the world, are grappling with how to best serve students during unprecedented times. One thing that I believe to be true is that there is not a school district or community that is more willing to embrace such challenges. 

Collaboration among all stakeholders will be key. Whether face-to-face or Learning from Home, please keep an open line of communication with your child’s teacher. If I can help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me. We are here to serve, and together, we will make this a great school year!

Sincerely,

Will Thigpen

Principal, Metter Middle School




School Staff

4 months ago

 Administrative Staff

Thigpen, Will

Principal


Bohannon, Monicca

Assistant Principal


Hunter, Patrice

Counselor


Rigdon, Miranda                           


Instructional Coach



 

Teaching Staff

Hackett, LaFonda

Social Studies


Lyall, Alison

Language Arts


Bowen, Vickie

Athletic Director/Golf


Jones, Lisa

Special Education

Thigpen, Will 

Principal


Chicola, Autumn

7th Grade STEM


Jarrell, Cynthia

Connections



Special Education


Deloach, Lisa

Special Education


Deloach, Rosa

Special Eduaction


Espinoza, Jim

6th Grade Math



7th Grade Social Studies



Special Education


Sweat, John Mark

Health/Physical Education



Language Arts


Jarriel, Kelly

Science



Language Arts


Nieto, Cinthia

Migrant Education


Hickman, Rebecca

6th Grade Science


Hobbs, Booker

Reading


Jeffers, Bailey

Special Education


Mixon, Kellie

Language Arts


Kennedy, Donna

Math


Mainer, Carol

Gifted Math


Beasley, Holly 

Math


Pryor, Octavia

Math


Moyer, KayESOL 



English/Language Arts

Health/Physical Education

Science


teacher, mms



Teacher, Teacher





Support Staff

Bowen, Vickie

Athletic Director/Golf


Coney, Della

Paraprofessional


Daughtry, Debbie

Bookkeeper


Poole, Melissa 

Cafeteria Manager


Nieto, Cinthia

Migrant Education


Lanier, Allen

Technology Specialist


Lawrence, Belinda

Teacher Assistant


Lescek, Tony

Technology Specialist


Givens, Jessie

Administrative Assistant


Hackle, Janilda 

Paraprofessional