Welcome to 8 Morris Middle School Campus,
The Community Charter School of Paterson’s Middle School Campus is a great place to be a scholar. The daily academic expectations are challenging, and scholars are expected to use precision and evidence for rich and rigorous class discussions in addition to self-assessing. Our 8 Morris staff is committed to the success of all scholars. At our school, highly qualified and dedicated staff members work collaboratively to ensure that all scholars are provided with a quality educational experience, which fosters the personal, intellectual, social-emotional growth and development of each child, which in turn, will motivate scholar achievement; our primary focus.
Our school has a 10-period schedule that includes Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Physical Education, and an elective (STEM, Music, Mass Media, and Art) for all scholars. All of our scholars are trained to use Chromebook laptops as a learning tool, and all classrooms have a SmartBoard, which teachers apply in daily instruction by designing interactive lessons.
At 8 Morris, we also offer social and emotional learning (SEL) that enhances scholars’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. It recognizes the importance of fostering positive, healthy school climates and helping students learn from their mistakes. We also continue to nurture the hearts of our scholars with the assistance of a well-rounded staff that offers academic, as well as, socio-emotional counseling. Our team also works diligently with all stakeholders to serve as a community-based center providing resources to parents, as well as, opportunities for them to share in the educational process of their children. This relationship fosters open communication with parents and helps families establish home environments to support children as students, all while providing a welcoming atmosphere.
Additionally, the 8 Morris team continues to praise and celebrate academic excellence and positive behavior through ClassDojo and phone calls by acknowledging those scholars who work hard. The National Junior Honor Society, Honor Roll, Scholar of the Month, RISE awards are a few of the honors that are bestowed upon our scholars. Our scholars have also placed in county-sponsored contests such as the Martin Luther King, Jr Essay, Multicultural Essay, PRIDE Essay, Law Day, and the Paterson Poetry Society. We also uplift our scholars with celebrations such as monthly assemblies, pep rallies, and other exciting events.
Overall, educating our scholars is a TEAM effort. As we continue our academic journey, we want to thank all of our scholars, parents, staff, and community members for their hard work and dedication. We welcome our scholars and families to our school community. At year’s end, we hope that we will all enjoy the rewards that will come as a result of our collective efforts to make The Community Charter School of Paterson’s Middle School Campus a school of continued academic excellence.