• Dr. Diane Smith 2017 - 2018 School Year

    It is going to be a great 2017 - 2018 year at Shirley Simmons Middle School. The 2017-2018 school year will bring with it some "major" changes. I am elated to take this journey with the families, students, staff, and community! Shirley Simmons is going “Full STEAM Ahead”! We will use an inquiry-based approach to learning in the Language Arts, Math, and Science classrooms!
     
     
    As we go into full implementation of inquiry-based learning, teachers will continue to receive staff development and training on expectations and implementing inquiry-based learning in the classrooms. Students will experience increased opportunities for collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, citing textual evidence using multiple passage sources, finding multiple solutions to math problems, asking thoughtful questions, having good conversations, implementing new technology, and so much more!
     
    I am committed to making Shirley Simmons the best experience for our students, staff, and families through upholding the mission and vision statements of both Shirley Simmons and the Madison County School District with an amazing dedicated team! 
     
    We will have a great productive year!
     
    You may contact me at: 601.855.2406 or diane.smith@madison-schools.com.