About Grice Middle School
About Grice Middle School
Grice Middle School is one of three middle schools in the Hamilton Township School District. There are approximately 1,000 students presently enrolled. The school day consists of nine 40-minute periods which include core subject areas and cycles of world language, art, music, technology and family/consumer science.
Grice Middle School’s mission is to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment that promotes the success of all students as they progress from childhood to adolescence and ultimately become respectable, productive and responsible citizens of a changing world. This mission is accomplished on many different levels by our School Level Plan.
Our school community is very much involved with shaping our School Level Plan. Parents, teachers, and administrators work on nine committees involving the following areas: planning, student development, supervision of curriculum, supervision and evaluation, budget and finance, community relations, human relations, plant maintenance and professional growth. This system is the mechanism for providing a thorough and efficient education for all of our students.
All of our professional staff members have attended in and out-of-district professional growth training workshops. Our teachers are well-trained in instructional theory, learning styles, thinking skills, cooperative learning, conflict resolution, and computer literacy. Teachers and students have created a web page for our school and district. We are committed to using technology in order to prepare our students for the workplace of the future.
We are implementing enriched and cross-curricular math and writing programs to improve standardized test scores. Exceptional student achievement and performance are a direct result of research-based teaching strategies and staff efforts to continuously raise students’ self-esteem. Many incentives are provided by the administration, teaching staff, PTA, and community to encourage and increase student performance.
Grice is also committed to character education. Our “Principal’s Words of Wisdom” program instills the values of simple acts of courtesy and service. Grice has a Bright Club (Bully Resistance Intervention Grice Helping Teens) consisting of staff and students that design activities and programs promoting positive character. Various school clubs and organizations have contributed to charities in our community. Our student council has been recognized by the State Student Government Association for the number of community service hours worked. Our school has the distinction of being one of 50 schools state-wide to receive a Best Practices Award for a creative academic/character building program.
GRICE MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Grice Middle School is to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment that promotes the success of all students as they progress from childhood to adolescence and ultimately become respectable, productive, and responsible citizens of a changing world.
We will strive to accomplish this through a challenging and innovative curriculum, a dedicated staff, involved students, supportive parents, and our entire diverse community.
GRICE MIDDLE SCHOOL MOTTO
Pride + Spirit = Excellence
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTACT:
Hamilton Township Board of Education
90 Park Avenue
Hamilton, New Jersey 08690