State Report Card Narrative for 2018-2019

    Eisenhower Middle School continually provides seventh and eighth grade students with a comprehensive education and middle school experience. Our goal is to implement a school-wide philosophy that "utilizes various tools to ensure all students learn and strive to be successful, well rounded citizens". This philosophy is done in conjunction with the vision for the Roxbury School District - "Preparing the children of today for tomorrow".
      EMS, Home of the Eagles  


    Our dedicated and caring staff are committed to educating the whole child. We are now in year two of our new schedule that focuses on student-centered instruction with rigorous outcomes and highlight 21st century skills. Our core, elective, and cycle classes are driven by the appropriate state standards and support each other’s skill sets. In the classroom, our teachers encourage students to be independent thinkers, self-advocates, members of a team, and responsible, civic minded citizens. Our strong academic program is coupled with a Performing Arts program that serves as a nexus to a nationally recognized high school program. Additionally, we continue to expand student’s technical skills in a variety of classes, including our STEAM program. Collectively, the staff and community of Eisenhower Middle School set the following goals for the school year:

    • Curricula:
      To create interrelatedness between curricular disciplines, in a collaborative effort amongst the faculty.
    • Climate:
      To continue fostering strong relationships, encouraging all stakeholders to take an active role in school and community events.
    • Communication:
      To continue meaningful and quality dialogue with all stakeholders, so that the entire EMS community is aware of all pertinent news and information.

    A key aspect of educating the whole child is in the ability to provide students with a variety of opportunities outside of the classroom. EMS offers the following interscholastic sports: Boys' and Girls' Cross Country, Field Hockey, Boys' and Girls' Basketball, Wrestling, and Boys' and Girls' Track. Intramural sports are offered for a number of students that are unable to participate in our sports programs. A full functioning fitness/wellness center was added to promote healthy living and offer programs for all fitness/interest abilities for both students but staff as well. Along with these athletic opportunities, our school offers over 20 different clubs for students to participate in such as Student Council, Academic Bowl, Yearbook and Chess to name a few. A grassroots STEAM initiative in the classroom additionally supports our Robotics and Tech teams.

    Eisenhower Middle School is a place where all individuals take a proactive role in the learning environment. This summer, the school competed in a building wide design challenge to create a space for students by students and is bringing our courtyard new life as a functional, living lab. EMS is the epitome of a learning community that encompasses faculty, staff, students, parents, and community members. Together with a rigorous academic program, student offerings, and a strong supportive community, EMS is a place where all students grow.

    Paul Gallagher
    Eisenhower School Principal