North Sanpete Middle School
PO Box 307
655 East 100 South
Moroni, UT 84646
"Make an effort, not an excuse!"
Educate, Prepare, and Empower students to be college and career ready.
Make an EFFORT not an EXCUSE!
North Sanpete Middle School’s mission statement states that we will educate, prepare and empower students to be college and career ready. We will help each student on their pathway to college and a career. We will do this by implementing new technologies that prepare them to be 21st Century citizens, educating them about our nation’s history and offering them real world application and career experience.
We will continue to keep our technology up to date in the classroom. We will continue to update our classrooms with technology in an effort to reach our 21st Century learners. As each student is issued an iPad it will be in our hands to help them discover how this educational tool can be effectively used to learn. We will continue to reach students in new ways. Students will learn to find, filter and apply. This will be done by understanding how to find information, filter what is applicable and then apply it to their learning and knowledge.
Students will leave North Sanpete Middle School with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a citizen of this great country. We will have 75% of our students passing the state required civics test before they move on to high school. They will know what it takes to be a contributing member of society and their future role in our economy.
Students will understand how each of their classroom subjects are applicable to their future daily lives. They will have opportunities to participate in job shadow activities, leadership experiences, field trips, in-classroom experimentation, research projects, reading activities that will apply their knowledge to real world scenarios. They will participate in our College and Career Awareness activities that will teach them applicable skills to be ready for the real world.
As we see these efforts through to fruition we will see students more prepared to enter high school, move on to college and on to careers contributing to our great society. It is our commitment to educate, prepare and empower students to be college and career ready.
Fortnite and Education
Everyone seems to love Fortnite. So much so that we see kids watching videos of gameplay on YouTube during lunch, in the halls, or any moment they have free time. Students love to find solutions to completing “missions” and “objectives” via the internet. Students are criticized for doing that but in reality, we all do similar things every day. When we want to fix a faucet in our home we just get on the internet, find possible solutions as we filter through various options and then apply the solution that best fits for us. This has been referred to as Find, Filter and Apply. We do this in all aspects of our life, but when it comes time to complete some homework, study a concept for class, or gain a deeper understanding of something taught in class we see students hit a wall instead of applying this concept. Numerous times it has been said, ”Oh this new math is too difficult. This isn’t the way I was taught so I can’t help my student. I didn’t take good notes in class so I couldn’t do my homework.” We need to apply the same technique we use when faced with an obstacle in Fortnite that we do in school. When we don’t know how to do something we need to tap into the resources around us. Ask a teacher, search the internet, ask a parent for help, search resources like Khan Academy in order to complete the task. As we all apply the Find, Filter and Apply approach we will find success and independence that will empower us. Fortnite is a complex game of strategy and overcoming obstacles but we see pre-teen children dominating the game because they are willing to put in the time to get better, seek understanding and solutions from other sources. So let's change the mindset regarding education from it being an insurmountable obstacle to empowering our children to Find, Filter and Apply.