Higgins Middle School 
 
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1 King St. Ext.,
Peabody, Ma. 01960


Call-in # 978.536.5964
Fax #: 978.536.4810

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HIGGINS SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT
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Building Design Plans for new Higgins Middle School

  

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REACH

Reach
 
Designed to support our Failure Is Not An Option philosophy, REACH time is structured to help ensure success for all students. There is no one definition of success that fits all students and this block allows us the flexibility to provide support and reinforcement to those that need it, while offering enrichment activities to others.
A feature of our schedule once again this year is REACH (Reteaching, Enrichment, Activity CHoice) once per 5-day cycle.
 
Students that are eligible (no missing work, MCAS Proficiency, grades meet expectations--ours and theirs!) can participate in activity choice during REACH, which offers enrichment in a number of academic, cultural, and social arenas. Check back soon to see the REACH offerings this semester.
 

Our Philosophy
At Higgins Middle School we believe that all children can succeed. We also realize that students learn in a multitude of ways at vastly different rates. Simply put: we will not give up on students!
 
Part of this philosophy includes ensuring that students view failure and improvement as part of the natural learning process and that hard work and dedication pays off. We work with our students to rise to the challenge of our high expectations, to learn continuously, and to never give up.
 
We encourage and--in some cases--require our students to correct and improve upon their work by entering into a contract with teachers, with the ultimate goal being mastery of the subject area standards.
 

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club at Higgins ends at 6:00 pm; please pick up your child/children before or at 6:00 pm.  Thanks! 
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The Boys & Girls Club Peabody Unit is asking for your support of the after school program at the Higgins Middle School.  The cost to be a member is only $10 for the entire school year and includes all programming!  Therefore, we depend on donors who want to see their "return on investment" at a local non-profit. All donations from Peabody residents are used exclusively for the Peabody unit.

The Club is open to all students at the Higgins.  Currently,  we have over 50 youth registered and our daily attendance is rising.  Power Hour, homework help, is the cornerstone of Club programming.  It is vital that our members do well in school and we are prepared to assist them in that goal.  Individual homework help is given by Salem State student volunteers and Club staff.  Since our staff consists in part of Higgins Middle School teachers, there are excellent connections within the school to help our students.  Other activities include cooking, arts & crafts and gym time, as well as field trips and guest speakers.  In addition, two additional computers have been added to our Club area and we will offer a program that teaches Microsoft Office skills in a manner that is fun and effective.

Please consider the Peabody Unit of the Boys & Girls Club when planning your charitable donations.

Please make checked payable to:  Boys & Girls Club.  Please mail to: Mr. Fred Bruno, Higgins Middle School, 1 King St. Ext., Peabody, MA 01960



April 2013 Peabody Unit Calendar

April 4 - Klevin Hushi
April 7 - Club Closed
April 11 - 3rd Marking Period Ends Today
April 16 - Patrick Russo
April 17 - Report Cards Go Home Today
April 18 - Good Friday - No School - No Club
Spring Break - 4/21 - 4/25

Summer 2014 Math Skill Builders  Summer Math Graphic
Grade 6 | Grade 7 - Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4
Grade 8 - Part 1Part 2Part 3
Complete and submit the Math Skill Builder assignments online over the summer. For more information, contact the Higgins Office at 978.536.4000.

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Summer Reading 2014


Construction Traffic Pattern at Higgins


Grade 6 Students Participate in School to Sea Program
Salem Sound Coastwatch
A unique, place-based servicelearning opportunity took place at Higgins Miiddle School this year. Through collaboration with Salem Sound Coastwatch and with funding from the Natonal Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the School to Sea Program came to the the city's 400+ sixth graders and their teachers.  They learned about the local watershed, its connection to the ocean and the importance of informed stewardship.

Higgins Housemaster Karen McGovern worked with Liz Rogers and Barbara Warren from Salem Sound Coastwatch to provide grade six teachers with learning opportunities to develop lessons aligned with state standards. In October, all five grade six clusters visited Brooksby Farm and conducted water testing in two ponds, followed a water run off from the highest peak and studied the water cycle.  Sixth grade science teachers completed follow-up lessons in the classroom.  To cap off the year-long program, all grade six students are in the process of visiting Misery Island and Winter Island to explore watershed activities from the ocean side.  The students complete water testing activities, participate in a scavenger hunt and touch tank activities.  

"They are understanding their roles as contributors, end users, and stewards of the natural world, developing critical thinking skills and engaging in real life scientific investigations," said McGovern. "I'm excited for this excellent learning opportunity for our students that incorporates our local area." 


Project 351 logo  Thank You, Peabody!!!
 
Thanks to your overwhelming generosity and sense of giving, our Project 351 Ambassadors, Ava Marotta & Jake Gustin, were able to donate an astounding 451 bags of clothing to Cradles to Crayons as part of their Spring Greening Higgins Cares Clothing Drive.
 

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