Dear Miller Families,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Miller Middle School has been designated a five star school according to the Nevada Department of Education School Performance Framework. We are very proud of our staff and students! We certainly credit our achievements to all stake-holders, including parents, as it is the positive relationships and shared vision for students that ensure our continued success. Student achievement is a priority at Miller Middle School and we believe it is essential for our students to develop the skills necessary to succeed not only in middle school, but also in life.
At Miller MS this year, our theme is “Show Your GRIT” GRIT stands for: Growth, Resilience, Initiative and Tenacity. The vast majority of our students have a long track record of academic success. With this in mind, we want our students to understand that experiencing failure and adversity can positively contribute to growth and increase tenacity, which encourages continued success. Additionally, this allows for long term attainment of goals. All students will take an inventory related to mindset. Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference. Miller students will have the opportunity to assess their own mindset and identify whether they possess a more fixed or growth mindset. Our goal is for all students to understand the benefits of a growth mindset. According to Dweck, with a growth mindset, people believe their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work – brains and talent are just starting points. This view creates a love for learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Knowing this, we are focusing on producing students with grit! To assist in our efforts, please view this article and consider employing some of the strategies for increasing your child’s grit. Together, we will positively impact our students and effectively prepare them for a very successful future!