MISSION & VISION

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Mission

At Evergreen Middle School, we provide a safe, inclusive environment where students engage in an authentic, cultural, and inquiry-based exploration of the world in order to become agents of change.

Our Vision

We work collaboratively with all stakeholders to offer:

  • An inquiry-based exploration of Bushwick and the larger community in order to honor the culture and history of where our students live and to expose students to other communities and cultures

  • An advisory program that provides the social and emotional learning opportunities that students require in order to be their best selves, both socially and academically

  • Hands-on and project-based learning experiences grounded in promoting social justice and social awareness

  • Opportunities for student voice, including: giving students choice in their academic tasks, instituting student cogens, creating various student councils, administering student surveys, inviting students to sit on leadership teams, student choice in clubs

Instructional Focus

Vocabulary Instruction and Interdisciplinary Literacy.


Curriculum

At Evergreen, we believe that language and literacy have the power to heal, inspire and lead students to become agents of change in their lives and beyond. Students read relevant, engaging, self-selected texts that inspire them to think deeply, reflect and grow. We aim to empower students to be critical readers. We want them to be able to see themselves in the texts they read resulting in authentic writing which demonstrates strong voice and purpose.

Amplify ELA

Amplify ELA is a blended English language arts curriculum designed specifically to support students in grades 6–8 and prepare them for high school and beyond. With Amplify ELA, students learn to tackle any complex text and make observations, grapple with interesting ideas, and find relevance for themselves.

Passport to Social Studies

The NYCDOE K-8: Passport to Social Studies program is a comprehensive instructional resource that integrates the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and the New York State K-8 Social Studies Framework to support strong social studies teaching and learning.

An effective social studies program allows students to make sense of the world in which they live, make connections between major ideas and their own lives, and see themselves as active members of a global community. While knowledge of content is very important, it is equally important to engage our students in historical thinking. This program challenges students to think like historians and encourages them to raise questions, think critically, consider many perspectives, and gather evidence in support of their interpretations through the practice of chronological processing, decision-making, and historical research and analysis. These real-world skills will serve students well as participating citizens of a democracy.

Extracurriculars

Flex Time A activities include Art Portfolio Club, Cooking Club, Cricut Small Business Club, Culture Club, Financial Literacy Club, French Club, Math Gods, LGBTQ+ Club, Regents Prep, Robotics, Social Justice Club, Science Club, Student Government, Theater Club, and Zoology Club.


Students will be surveyed at the beginning of each term and asked to rank their choices for Flex Time A. We will do our best to accommodate each student. In addition, we are in the process of designing a system for students to create their own Flex Time A courses in collaboration with teachers. Stay tuned!

Flex Time B activities include Homework Club, Number Sense, Silent Sustained Reading +, and Study Skills. Flex Time B activities are assigned by teachers in consultation with students, families, and school administration, and relevant student data.

Students at Evergreen receive instruction in the four core subjects; English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science and Social Studies. In addition, students receive instruction in Spanish, Technology, Physical Education, Health, Art, and Theatre.