At Pierce Middle School we are dedicated to nurturing our students to become positive contributors to society. To be people who think independently and creatively. Who are resilient, and know how to solve problems. Who appreciate diversity and are open, willing and ready to collaborate with those around them. We are committed to fostering in these very important students a genuine sense of curiosity, joy of learning, and strength of character that will guide them to make positive and healthy decisions for themselves and others, now and throughout their lives.
The goal of this summer's all school read, Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson, is to provide a common book for students and staff to read over the summer with the intention of holding small group conversations in the fall of 2020. The conversations will focus on the themes of equity, access, belonging, and community. By ensuring that all students and staff access the text, the focus will be less on accountability and more on rich conversation in relevant topics.
Click HERE to learn about Jacqueline Woodson.
Click HERE to listen to Jacqueline Woodson talk about Harbor Me.
Click HERE to listen to an excerpt from Harbor Me.
Artwork by Ezayi Mauristhene
Congratulations to our 8th grade award winners!