The Middle School
At Upper Township Middle School, we are fortunate to have some of the finest students and staff members in all of New Jersey. Our teachers take lead roles in meeting the individual needs of our students. Whether it is in the area of curriculum, special needs, student behavior, or professional development, our teachers demonstrate their dedication and compassion every day. Our students consistently rise to the challenges put before them by our teaching staff.
To help prepare our students for the future, our district has committed many of our resources to help our students meet the challenges of the 21st century. Nowhere is this more evident than the Middle School. We have invested in both technology and training to assist our teachers to ensure that our students will flourish in our continually evolving world.
The Middle School community is proud to continue our school-wide student behavior program called SOAR. SOAR stands for Safety, Ownership, Acceptance, and Respect. The SOAR Program focuses on defining, teaching, reinforcing and rewarding positive behaviors. The students and staff have worked hard to develop behavioral expectations for various school settings including the classroom, the hallway, the cafeteria, and the bus. The students are rewarded for exhibiting these identified behaviors.
Our middle school students participate in a variety of different after-school activities including sports and clubs. We strive to create an environment where every child has the opportunity to become actively involved. In addition, special area teachers facilitate their Focus programs, which foster individual creativity and expression as well as promote student work and achievement.
At Upper Township Middle School, we value the support that we receive from our parents. Their support and involvement are critical to our students’ success. Realizing that communication is a vital component of this partnership, we regularly communicate with them through our School Fusion website and our student information system (PowerSchool). This online database allows us to communicate with parents on an ongoing basis while providing us with a powerful student information tool. We also stay in touch with our larger community by sharing information through our Local Channel 2 (UTTV) as well as various publications.
In closing, we at the Upper Township Middle School are extremely proud of our graduates. We are confident that we have done our best to prepare our students for the challenges ahead. With a focus on student learning and a collaborative approach to the educational process, we look forward to the continued development and contributions of our students. At Upper Township Middle School, our students continue to SOAR to new heights.