On Monday, August 21 , 2017, Omaha will be in the path of a near-total solar eclipse. This event is being called "The Great American Solar Eclipse," as this is the first time since 1918 that a solar eclipse will be visible in one form or another throughout the entire continental United States.
Planning at our school is already underway so our students can experience this event first-hand. Students must have a siqned permission slip allowinq them to participate in viewinq the solar eclipse. Students will be provided solar glasses and will be able to view the eclipse either directly or indirectly. Teachers and Principals will use their professional judgement in determining the level of participation for all students in grades K-12.
Students will not be permitted to look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while viewing the eclipse — the concentrated solar rays will enter human eye(s), potentially causing serious and permanent injury up to and including blindness.
The safe viewing of the eclipse is a priority for the Omaha Public Schools and we want to ensure that all students have a chance to experience the astronomical event for this generation in the safest way possible. Through the generous donation of our OPS community partners, we have purchased certified "eclipse viewing glasses" that meet international safety standards. https://www.iso.org/standard/59289.html
The permission slip can be downloaded from the documents list on the home page of the Monroe website.
First Day of School for 6th Grade is Thursday August 17th.
First Day for 7th & 8th Grade is Friday August 18th.
Mission & Events
Monroe Middle School strives to educate the whole person so that all students develop lifelong skills in the areas of respect, responsibility, positive self-image, critical thinking and learning. By using a variety of teaching approaches, clear expectations, and a responsibility to the community, we will enhance all students' potential and talents as well as their success in academic accomplishments.
Monroe School Improvement Plan
2014 - 15 ACHIEVEMENT
2015 - 16 GROWTH GOAL
41.1% (excessive absent percent-more than 10 days)
Professional Development Focus Areas:
1. Student engagement in the classroom
2. Focus on literacy across all content areas
3. Focus on math across all content areas
4. Focus on writing across all content areas
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