Henry Lord Middle School Vision Statement
Henry Lord Middle School has a sense of purpose and is dedicated to achieving its goals. In our school, this sense of purpose addresses the needs of all students. Henry Lord Middle School has the same expectations of all students to master a basic core of knowledge and study skills. The school will challenge all students to reach their mental, emotional, and physical potential. Students must learn how to learn. It is our responsibility to provide students with experiences which will enable them to interact with peers from a wide range of socio-economic, recial, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
Henry Lord Middle School Mission Station
- To hold oneself in high esteem
- To appreciate our likenesses and celebrate the differences in others
- To value education
- To treat all people with respect and kindness
- To be accountable for one's own behavior
- To care for the school and community environment
- To be active participants in the learning process
- To become responsible decision makers
- To make learning a life-long process
- To have and to hold high expectations of oneself
- To acquire the skills and abilities necessary for the 21st century
- To strive toward excellence
The Berlin Wall
Students in Ms. Brown's and Ms. Bosco's Grade 6 Geography classes learned about the Berlin Wall during their unit on Europe. Students read background information and primary sources to gain content information about the division of Germany and it's capital after World War II, working to understand the reasons why the Soviet Union constructed the wall. Then, through a series of activities, students worked to understand the effects the wall had on both East and West Berlin and their residents.
After gaining content knowledge and comparing and contrasting life on both sides of the wall, students wrote letters to family members who were separated and traumatized by the oppression and division of Berlin. In creating this wall mural, students worked to illustrate the conditions in Berlin while the wall was in place to divide the city. In their letters, students were to describe their living conditions in Berlin and work to describe feelings and emotions of the people separated by the wall. Finally, students 'decorated' the wall with graffiti images to make the wall reminiscent of the actual structure from the Cold War.