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Rosemount Middle School is the cornerstone of District 196 and has the distinction of being the oldest school in the district—the original 1918 portion of the building is still in use.

Located in a strong, active community that has a small-town feel, Rosemount Middle is a special place for children to receive a quality education. Rosemount Middle staff members are committed to academic excellence in a safe, nurturing 21st century environment. Our teachers provide clear and focused instruction, ongoing formative and summative assessments, and a commitment to excellent academic achievement. 

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Rosemount Middle School offers core academic classes of math, social studies, science and language arts. Students can also choose from a wide variety of elective courses which include band, choir, modern literature, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French, physical education, and a variety of technical education, family consumer science, art and communication classes. We also offer targeted electives in the areas of strategic math and reading for identified students.

Mission

The mission of our middle schools is to nurture the development of responsible, thoughtful citizens for life in an increasingly interdependent global society by creating environments in which students are challenged to explore, to create, to make decisions and to actively participate in and be accountable for their learning. Middle school provides an environment that allows transition for students as they move from elementary into high school years. Middle school education builds upon skills acquired in previous learning experiences and provides an opportunity to explore new areas of interest that will give direction for future choices.

Mission Statement: Instruction 

Approaches to learning emphasize interdisciplinary instruction, exploration, practical application and cooperative learning. Learning opportunities are presented through a variety of instructional methods. Instruction in the middle school places emphasis on the continued acquisition of basic skills and higher order thinking skills and acknowledges the importance of out-of-school activities on classroom learning. Learning activities begin in areas familiar to the learner and lead to new areas of interest.

Mission Statement: Decision-making

The school program is one in which students learn to accept responsibility for their actions as they grow and mature. Students receive instruction in the process of decision-making through experiences in classrooms, exploratory and cocurricular activities. Reinforcement, direction and guidance are provided through the practice of participatory decision-making.

Mission Statement: Home-school Relations

 It is understood that a home-school partnership exists among students, parents, staff and the community. Communication between home and school is necessary for each student's success and learning. Accountability for these expectations is accomplished through a variety of communication methods initiated by parents and staff.

Mission Statement: Evaluation

Elements which comprise an effective middle school are assessed on a regular basis. Student academic and social progress is reported systematically. Evaluation examines the learning process and focuses on attainment of educational outcomes.

A Message from Principal Eric Hansen

Rosemount Middle School is the cornerstone of District 196 and has the distinction of being the oldest school in the district—the original 1918 portion of the building is still in use. Located in a strong, active community that has a small-town feel, Rosemount Middle is a special place for children to receive a quality education. Rosemount Middle staff members are committed to academic excellence in a safe, nurturing 21st century environment. Our teachers provide clear and focused instruction, ongoing formative and summative assessments, and a commitment to excellent academic achievement. Rosemount Middle School offers core academic classes of math, social studies, science and language arts. Students can also choose from a wide variety of elective courses which include band, choir, modern literature, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French, physical education, and a variety of technical education, family consumer science, art and communication classes. We also offer targeted electives in the areas of strategic math and reading for identified students. R-O-S-E-M-O-U-N-T Respect-Opportunities-Safety-Equity-Making Positive Connections-Outstanding Learning and Achievement-Unwavering Commitment to Excellence-Nurturing Environment-Traditions.

Highlights

  • A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (U.S. Department of Education);
  • Nationally Board Certified Teachers;
  • Many staff members have received the Outstanding Service Award given to distinguished district employees;
  • Excellent fine arts programs;
  • Highly acclaimed after school intervention program;
  • A National Championship in Destination Imagination ;
  • State of the art technology in classrooms;
  • Variety of after school intramural activities and clubs;
  • Daily enrichment and intervention time during the school day;
  • Extensive co-curricular opportunities;
  • Math League State winners;
  • National History Bee contestants;
  • A world premiere band performance;
  • Approximately one-half of our 8th grade students earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher (Presidential Academic Award);
  • Approximately 75% of RMS teachers have earned a masters degree or higher;
  • Approximately 71% of RMS teachers have more than 10 years of teaching experience;
  • RMS consistently scores above the state average in MCA math, reading and science;
  • RMS offers many elective offerings including; Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and French;
  • RMS offers a Robotics club, Future Cities club and a Chess club;
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