Welcome to Pomona Middle School
101 Pomona Road, Suffern, NY 10901 (845) 577-6200
The Home of the Panthers!
Holly Zuber-Banks, Assistant Principal
7th Grade/New Student Orientation
*****Community Hub Book Bag Give Away 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.*****
Thursday, August 28, 2104
Pomona Middle School Gym
10:00 - 11:00 A.M. & 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
See parent letter below under attachments.
EXCITING NEWS !!!
(Extended Learning Time) PROGRAM
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015
Wellcore, Inc. submitted Extended Learning Time Grants on the behalf of Pomona Middle School and Chestnut Ridge Middle School. (Sept 2013)
Pomona Middle School is the recipient of an Extended Learning Time Grant from the New York State Education Department. (July 2014)
The program will implement the ELT core tenets:
The East Ramapo Central School District foci include:
Pomona ELT foci are aligned with ERCSD academic goals to support student learning in the following areas:
In accordance with NY State Education Department, the extended school day is mandatory for students (subdivision 6-b of Section 3641 of New York State Education) with the exception of when a parent needs to pick up their child.
Pomona Middle School has partnered with Wellcore, Inc. an educational consulting firm for the design and implementation of the Extended Learning Time grant.
Start date for the school wide Extended Learning Time Grant initiative is September 4, 2014.
A student's day begins first period at 9:18 A.M. There are 10 periods within the day which includes breakfast, lunch and a late afternoon snack.
Period 9 will offer Problem Based Learning activities in:
Purpose of Problem Based Learning activities is to develop well-designed projects that will teach students how to become deep, analytical thinkers and to persevere through the inquiry process. To include:
Groupings were determined based on the following school information:
7th Grade Students:
8th Grade Students:
Technological academic student support:
Period 10 will offer the folowing co-curricular clubs and homework tutoring:
Additional activities will include:
Pomona's plan for the implementation of ELT is aligned with the school's overall academic focus. This academic focus will drive instructional improvement through the continuous monitoring of student data and academic growth.
The additional time for core academics and enrichment activitites will be utilized to accelerate student learning in core academic subjects to support school wide achievement goals.