Sligo Middle School
|Sligo Middle School|
|1401 Dennis Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
|Type||Public Middle School|
|Motto||WE EXPECT THE BEST|
|School district||Montgomery County Public Schools|
|Principal||Richard J. Rhodes|
|Number of students||430 (2011–2012)|
|Student to teacher ratio||8.4 (2011–2012)|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
Sligo Middle School is a three-year school located at 1401 Dennis Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland, serving grades 6-8. Its principal is Richard J. Rhodes. It is a part of the Montgomery County Public Schools system in the Downcounty Consortium, situated in the eastern part of Montgomery County. The school mascot is the Stallions. The school population is 430 students.
Sligo is fed by Glen Haven Elementary School, Oakland Terrace Elementary School, Highland Elementary School, and Woodlin Elementary School. Its receiving schools are Montgomery Blair High School, Albert Einstein High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Northwood High School, and Wheaton High School as a part of the Downcounty Consortium.
The administrative staff at Sligo Middle School is made up of three administrators, four guidance counselors, and ten members of the office staff. Administrators: 1. Richard J. Rhodes, Principal. 2. Marion Finkbinder, Assistant Principal 3. Craig Jackson , Assistant School Administrator http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/sligoms/administration/
Guidance Counselors: 3. Anne Fletcher, Terri Stith
Office Staff : 1. Renee D. Jackson, Pricipal Secretary, Jenny Pluim, Attendance Secretary, Other staff: Content Specialists 6. Staff Development 7. Richard Ansah, Security Staff 8. Scott Einhorn, Security Staff 10. Health Tech
Sligo Middle School offers a variety of after school programs to offer students to enhance their educational experience. The programs that are included are as follows: The Drama Club, The Yearbook Club, The Art Club, GRRL Tech, The Homework Club, Black Saga, The Environmental Club, The Math Club,and The Reading Club. Other media clubs include WSLI TV Production Club. The school also offers Intramural Programs including Soccer, Softball, Basketball, and Flag Football. There are also six interscholastic sports teams, one in each sporting season. In the fall there is boys softball and girls softball, in the winter there is boys basketball and girls basketball, and in the spring there is boys and girls soccer and boys and girls cross country.
Programs for Kids
In addition to the after school programs, Sligo Middle School offers a variety of programs that are designed to help support the kids as well as add to their education experience. Not all programs are available at this time.
The first of these programs is Peer Mediation, which the students take part in to resolve conflicts between one another in a peaceful, encouraging way. Students act as both mediators and guidance counselors to help other students work out their problems. This teaches important conflict resolution skills and helps to keep the suspension rate at the school very low. MCPS Suspension and Climate Survey Report for Sligo MS
There are two programs to help the community and troubled children at Sligo Middle School. One is the School Community Action Team (SCAT), which is designed to increase knowledge and awareness of drugs and alcohol, and in doing so lowering the usage by students and community members. This group is made up of students, teachers, and the community. The second group is known as Student Assistant Program (SAP) and it focuses on "at-risk-students" who need additional help to from counseling groups. This is to help them become productive citizens.
A program that is held during school hours for the troubled students is known as the Alternative Structured Classroom. Students who are troublemakers in class are sent to "In School" Suspension where they discuss the nature of their wrongdoing and are expected to change their behavior before they are allowed to return to class. These are some of the many programs Sligo Middle School Runs.
The school website offers a variety of information about the school. You can go here to check the calendar of events planned for both Sligo Middle School and the cluster that it belongs to. There is also information about the different teams and departments. Information about student demographics and surveys is available on MCPS' page on Sligo . Performance on standardized tests is available on MCPS' at-a-glance summary