• Magnet Program

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    CLAUDE LANE, Principal
    "A Recognized School of Excellence"
    INTRODUCTION
         In 1955, the voters and the Board of Education of the Tyler Independent School District authorized the opening of a new comprehensive junior high school. Grades 7-9 were taught at the campus until 1979. The middle school concept was introduced in the fall of 1979, to focus on the needs of students in the "in-between" years for grades 6-8. In the spring of 1999 the Board of Education authorized the implementation of a Math / Science / Technology Magnet School to open for the 1999-2000 school year. The Math / Science / Technology focus has been implemented at all three grade levels through integrated technology instruction. In addition, enrichment math and science classes have been added to enhance learning and offer an advanced track for high school credit in these areas. The MST magnet concept is integrated into a curriculum structure that is rich in fine arts, extra curricular activities and other opportunities for success for the middle level student.

    TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY'S ACADEMICALLY RECOGNIZED
    STATUS VISION FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION 
    Secondary educators are committed to success for each student. Our schools will… 
    · Provide safe and attractive learning environments
    · Base practices on sound educational principles
    · Encourage communication and trust among all stakeholders
    · Uphold the shared decision-making process
    · Conduct ongoing training for stakeholders
    · Model lifelong learning
    · Ensure powerful learning experiences in every class every day.
     
    HOW HAS THE CAMPUS PREPARED
    FOR THE MST MAGNET CONCEPT? 
        In the spring of 1997, the Moore staff committed their efforts to increase technology in the classroom. The campus has since added a minimum of five multi-media computers for every core area classroom for math, science, language arts, reading, and social studies. In addition, elective classes received a minimum of two multi-media computers per classroom. Projectors with 72" screens were added to each classroom to support instruction-using technology. Interactive SmartBoards have been added to all core curriculum areas.  A total of 7 computer labs have been incorporated across the curriculum.  These labs include a lab for all science classes to rotate through and designed for recording data and analyzing investigations. In addition, the campus has added 2 32-station computer literacy labs, a 25-station lab in the library for research and information. Two computer labs are reserved for all areas of curriculum for enhanced learning in a digital age.  An Industrial Technology Computer Lab has been set up for students interested in the Career and Technology Educational Field. Since the 1998-1999 school year staff members have received extensive training for 45 minutes each week on technology integration.

    GOVERNOR'S EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD HOW IS
    MOORE MST MAGNET SCHOOL ORGANIZED? 
        Teachers in the middle school are organized into teams, which make up five academic classes representing each of the core disciplines. Each student receives instruction aligned with the Texas State curriculum defined in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Teams of teachers plan together to integrate these disciplines across all subject areas. The Moore campus follows an eight period A/B rotation block schedule. The block schedule provides students with four 90-minute classes on A day and four separate 90-minute classes on B day. This schedule provides students classes in the five core areas, one enrichment course, and one elective choice.

    WHAT COURSES ARE OFFERED AT
    MOORE MST MAGNET SCHOOL?
        All students receive instruction in the five core discipline areas of Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Physical Education or Athletics. In addition, students have the opportunity to select elective courses that will promote discovering their talents and abilities through investigating a wide range of interests. All 6th graders will take Keyboarding and additional instructional time in Math. Sixth graders may choose from Band, Orchestra, Choral Music or a cycle of 12 weeks of Art, Industrial Technology Shop, or Life Management. 7th and 8th graders may take Band, Orchestra, Choral Music, Art, Life Management, Industrial Technology Shop, Computer Literacy, American Sign Language, Theater Arts, Multicultural Studies, Journalism, Career Investigations and Athletics. 

     WHAT ENRICHMENTACTIVITIES ARE
    PROVIDED FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS?
        The Target/Gifted program is available to those students who qualify. Advanced level instruction is provided in the four core areas of Science, Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies. Additional enrichment courses are provided through the magnet curriculum for advanced level students. TEKS enrichment classes are provided for students who need additional enrichment in these areas. Guidance counselors, school psychologists, and educational diagnosticians are provided.

    WHAT COURSES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH 
    THE MST MAGNET PROGRAM?
         6th grade courses include: Advanced math (class covers 6th, 7th, and portions of 8th grade TEKS) Advanced Science classes with the support of a 32-station computer lab. Keyboarding 7th grade courses include: Algebra for high school credit Advanced Science classes with the support of a 32-station computer lab. Computer literacy 8th grade courses include: Geometry for high school credit Algebra for high school credit Advanced Science classes with the support of a 32-station computer lab. Word Processing Applications for high school credit Additional elective courses offered: Astronomy (7th) Global Environmental Science (8th) Integrated Chemistry and Physic for high school credit (8th) Exploring Web Applications, and Multi-media Technology.

    WHAT CO-CURRICULAR
    ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
        Athletics is available for 7th and 8th grade students in the areas of football, volleyball, basketball, and track. Other activities include student council, National Junior Honor Society, Junior Historians, Math Counts, Academic Challenge competition, D-FY-IT drug free program, and cheerleading.

    WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE
    FOR MAKING APPLICATION? 
        Students who live in the Moore attendance zone do not have to make application. Other TISD elementary students/parents may apply by picking up applications from their elementary school offices in January. Students will be accepted based on a list of criteria set from the District on grades and test scores. In addition, the students will have to write a paragraph about why they are interested in attending a Math, Science, and Technology magnet school. Elementary teachers will also be required to fill out a teacher recommendation form. All applications must be completed and returned to the home elementary campus office by February 20. Students who qualify will be randomly selected until the 250 cap is met per grade level. Acceptance into the program will be for three years. Parents may choose to keep students in the program for 1-3 years.