Monroe Middle School

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Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to accept allegations regarding non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001). The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming St, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2790).

Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacionalidad, religión, sexo (incluyendo el embarazo), estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad, edad, información genética, identidad de género, expresión de género, estatus de ciudadanía, condición de veterano, afiliación política o condición económica en sus programas, actividades y empleo y se proporciona un acceso equitativo a los niños exploradores (boy Scouts) y otros grupos juveniles. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para aceptar las alegaciones en relación con las políticas de no discriminación: el Superintendente de Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001). Las siguientes personas han sido designadas para manejar las preguntas con respecto a las políticas de no discriminación: Director de la Oficina de Equidad y Diversidad, 3215 Cuming St, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2790).

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Middle School Name:                                      Monroe Middle School                                                                                                            

School Improvement Plan Growth Goals



District Intended Summative Outcome:

Increase the number of students demonstrating proficiency and growth on state ELA, Science, and Math assessment. (Middle school)


School Academic Achievement Goal:

Teachers will shift from awareness to skill development in the use of academic talk (student engagement).





Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets/AdvancEd after each strategy):

·         Best Practices Manual using strategies in Math, Literacy, and Science

·         Gradual Release of Instruction

·         Staff learning engaging in academic talk

·         Teacher provides three controlled group discussion in a timed activity

·         See Documents on sharePoint  Differentiated

·         Have teachers include two vocabulary words taught daily

·         Learning goals written in student friendly language

·         Student discourse with controlled questions used in all groups 3 questions one being open ended

Success Criteria:

·         Learning goals and activities aligned as best practices

·         Gradual Release of Instruction used daily to support best practices of instruction

·         Best Instructional Practices in mathematics will be used daily. (Discourse/ Academic Talk2-4-2, numeracy, and etc.) visible math book

·         Learning goals that support academic talk in all content areas


Progress Monitoring:


·         Lesson Plans

·         School Data Walk

·         Coaching Visits

·         Learning Goals

·         Activity Alignments

·         MAP Growth

·         Math Coaches will support math classrooms


Monitor and Adjust:


·         Department meetings are held monthly to discuss learning strategies and department goals

·         Coaching schedule will allow administrators to provide feedback to all staff to support best instructional practices

·         Departments will share with staff progress of MAP data and department focus.







Middle School Name:                          Monroe Middle School                                                                                                                        

School Improvement Plan Growth Goals



District Attendance Intended Outcomes:

Promote and increase daily attendance and reduce tardiness throughout the school year.


School Attendance Goal:

Our school will reduce the percentage of students missing 5% (about 9 days) or more of their school year by 2%.

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets/AdvancEd after each strategy):

-          Our school will establish and maintain an Attendance Team to consist of the principal, assistant principal, school support liaison, counselor, social worker, attendance secretary and other staff appointed by the principal. (AQUESTT: Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Success and AdvancED: Learning Capacity)

-          The Attendance Team will meet weekly to review attendance dashboard data, identify students for intervention, review current active strategies and align additional needed supports. (AQUESTT: Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Success and AdvancED: Learning Capacity)

-          Implement Success Mentoring Program (REACH Schools). (AQUESTT: Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Success and AdvancED: Learning Capacity)

Success Criteria:


·         Decrease the percentage of students that miss more than 9 days of school

·         Increase the number of students that have perfect attendance quarterly



Progress Monitoring:

-          Attendance Dashboard

-          Notes from Weekly Attendance Team Meetings

-          Notes from SAT Meetings

-          Notes from Attendance Mentor Meetings

-          Notes from Counselor small groups

-          Notes from SSL


Monitor and Adjust:

-          Weekly Attendance Team Meetings

-          Quarterly District Attendance Team Meeting

-          SAT Meetings

-          Counselor small groups

-          Attendance Mentor meetings

-          Contacting families and students that have 5 days of absence



Middle School Name:                          Monroe Middle School                                                                                                                        

School Improvement Plan Growth Goals



District Behavior and Climate Intended Outcomes:

Engage in ongoing data based decision-making and solution planning to decrease exclusionary discipline practices.

School MTSS-B Goal:

Implement MTSS-B Tier I practices and systems with fidelity based on the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) data.

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets/AdvancEd after each strategy):


·         Hallway observations by MTSS-B members and staff

·         MTSS-B data checks in each classroom by MTSS-B coaches

·         Monthly data checks and adjustments made by staff as it relates to teaching staff and students

·         Relationship building will be a focus of staff with all students






Success Criteria:


·         Reduction in referral rates

·         Reduction in suspension rates

·         Compliance from students regarding school rules


Progress Monitoring:


·         MTSS-B Dash Board Data Monthly Progress Checks

Monitor and Adjust:


·         Monitoring referral data monthly.  Lessons taught weekly during advisement are based on school data

·         Monitoring of suspension data monthly.  Suspension rates are monitored, and adjustments are made to support students.  (Parent meetings, SATs, IEP Reviews)

·         Team data will be discussed in teams.







Middle School Name:              Monroe Middle School                                                                                                                                    

School Improvement Plan Growth Goals



District Intended Wellness Outcomes:

Increase the number of wellness strategies implemented district-wide.


School Wellness Goal:


To increase the number of wellness activities offered for staff and students and to focus on Nutrition, Nutrition Education at Monroe Middle School


Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets/AdvancEd after each strategy):

Wellness Focus: Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Physical Activity, School-Based Activity

1.       Nutrition Strategy: Increase healthy food options we offer for students and staff in our school store, allow students to carry clear bottles of water during the day, provide fruit and healthier snack options at staff meetings and on staff appreciation days where food is purchased. 


2.       Install another refillable drinking station upstairs for staff/students, participate in the fresh fruit & vegetable program via our MAC program, and shift toward health food options at Monroe.  All staff member received a Monroe water bottle for drinking station use.


3.       Nutrition Education Strategy:  Promote nutrition education via school newsletter, flyers, or postcards to families/staff, and Advisement lessons.  Continue sending healthy/wellness related information to staff via email and post on our website for families/surrounding community.  Promote staff participation in EHA Wellness program provided by the district.


4.       Physical Activity Strategy: Increase Wellness days to 4 days a week.  Encourage staff to utilize “Brain Breaks” for students during class time.  Implement Walking/Wellness Club.  Promote use of pool and gym facilities for students (10 Mile Swim and during PE) & staff in the mornings before school, during the school day & after school.  Organize a fitness group with Zumba, Mixed Fit, Farrel’s Extreme Body Shaping.   Promote student involvement in athletics and Play Days for 6th graders. 


5.       School-Based Activity Strategy:  Set up a flu vaccine clinic, provide stations with health/wellness personnel or information set up during conferences, and provide students/families with environmental information (using sunscreen wearing hats for summer, dressing in layers for winter, importance of flu shots, et cetera).  Mobile Dental Clinics will be at Monroe this year for students/families. 


6.       Implement wellness activities during pep rallies and other student recognition events.



Success Criteria:


·         Teachers will bring students to the gym or outside regularly during the week for wellness walks

·         Each time there is a pep rally or school celebration students will have a wellness activity.

·         Wellness will be considered in everything we do. (Classrooms, Meetings, Outside of school functions

Progress Monitoring:


·         The amount of water that is used at the water station will be tracked. (Quarterly)

·         How many classrooms that are waking during the week will count. (Quarterly)


Monitor and Adjust:


·         The wellness committee will meet once a quarter to review the school data that is collected and make any adjustments.

·         Progress updates will be given during the faculty meeting.

·         Adjustments will be made if needed after quarterly meeting or as needed.










Address changes can only be made when you provide proof of address.  School personnel are not authorized to make address changes without proper documentation.  The following documents can be used as proof:

·         MUD Bill

·         Lease agreement

·         OPPD Bill

·         Telephone Bill

·         Superintendent’s Letter

It is imperative that you inform the school of any changes to your address since there are various mailings from the school and school district throughout the year to your home.  Information that affects or will affect your child’s educational choices are usually sent via mail.  Any delay may cause you or your child to miss a deadline, school event or school placement.

 Address changes that are outside of this school’s attendance area will need to go through the school’s Student Support Liaison, Ms. Kristin Nelson 531-299-8590 and complete a STR for approval.  All new placements coming from outside of the home school attendance area will be based on space availability.  If your address is outside our attendance area and your STR is approved, it is expected that you will provide transportation when you choose to place your student outside of their attendance area.  Questions regarding the Plan/Exception Request (STR) should be directed to the Student Placement Office at the Teacher Administrative Center (TAC) at 531-299- 0220.


Teacher Administrative Center

Student Placement Office

3215 Cuming Street

Omaha, NE  68131-2024



  Contact Changes                                            

Phone number changes can be made by calling the school or you may send a note.  If you need to add or remove contacts you will need to put this in writing or stop by the school.  Student’s will not be allowed contact with anyone not on their approved contact list.

Emergencies do sometimes occur and it is of the utmost importance that we have current contact and emergency information on file for all students.  Student information is required to be updated every new school year.  Please help to keep your child’s information updated by communicating with the school regarding any changes.



There are two ways a student can obtain an Activity card.  (1) You can purchase an Activity card for $15.00 or (2) you can use the lunch status of your student to obtain a free one.  Students who are free or reduced lunch can obtain one Activity card for free, as long as school paperwork is complete with signed signature of parent/guardian allowing them to do so.  Replacement cost will be $15.00 regardless of free or reduced status.

Any questions, please contact the main office at 531-299-2460

Any questions, please contact the main office at 531-299-2460

Swim Lessons

OPS offer’s two 10 week sessions that are offered during the school year.  Registrations are on first come, first serve basis.  Registrations are usually held on the 3rd Saturday in September and then on the 3rd Saturday in January. If you miss the initial Saturday registration you can stop in the Main Office during regular school hours and register as long as there are openings in your particular session.  OPS also offer’s 3 summer sessions.  Each session is 10 days.  Summer session is usually the 2nd Saturday in May.  Current cost is $25.00 per session.

Mission Statement:
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.


School Video Annoucements


 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
Hoja de información de la evaluación NSCAS (General) para estudiantes y padres Michele Mulder 3/21/2019248.42 KBDownload
School and Sports physicals for Monroe students Michele Mulder 6/14/20171.56 MBDownload
Device Rules PDFMichele Mulder 12/19/2017804.97 KBDownload
Food for Our FamiliesMichele Mulder 12/18/201814.38 KBDownload

Monroe Middle
5105 Bedford Ave.
Omaha, NE 68104

Phone: (531) 299-2460
Fax: (531) 299-2479