The mission of the Liberty Middle School is to prepare students by promoting academic excellence, respectfulness, independence, and responsibility.
The vision of Liberty Middle School is to foster growth and potential in an accepting, diverse and enriching community.
At Liberty Middle School, through a Muli-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and Leader In Me, we, the faculty and staff, will:
- Continue working flexibly, positively, and collaboratively, as professionals
- Be positive members of our collaborative and grade level teams, contributing to the process of preparing and educating students
- Practice open communication, build productive relationships, and be dedicated to having a solution-oriented mindset
- Analyze data results appropriately and effectively to to focus instruction and improve student outcomes
- Provide leadership opportunities for students to be accountable for their learning and growth
- Develop a strong partnership with parents and community members to provide informational resources, as well as strategies to help students achieve success
Response to Intervention
The purpose of the Middle School’s Response to Intervention (RtI) process is to systematically improve and support students’ academic, social and emotional skills by promoting a culture of data based on discussions and decisions among all stakeholders and an environment that promotes agency, resulting in a decrease in referrals.
What is a Multi-Tiered System of Supports?
A Multi-Tiered System of Supports is not a separate program, class or intervention, but a way of organizing instruction and intervention to help all students. This framework helps educators identify students who need additional support, both academically and behaviorally.
What is Response to Intervention?
Response to Intervention (RtI) is a school-wide process in which educators monitor student progress to match the correct level of support to what students need. RtI applies to all students, at all times. Students are always included in a three-tier RtI model as they progress through the curriculum.
What are Tiered Supports?
A multi-tiered system of support organizes instruction and intervention into three tiers (levels) of support.
- Tier 1: All students receive high-quality instruction.
- Tier 2: In addition to Tier 1, students needing more support also receive small-group intervention and supports.
- Tier 3: In addition to Tiers 1 and 2, students receiving Tier 3 intervention receive the most intensive supports based on individual need.
How are Parents Involved in the RtI Process?
Parental involvement is crucial. Parents will continue to be advised of students’ progress regularly through parent-teacher meetings, progress notes, and report cards. When a student requires an intervention beyond Tier 1 the parent will receive written notification and be provided with progress monitoring data. Parents should contact the school at any time if they have questions.