Understanding Standards Based Grading and Proficiency Scales.
The video linked below explains the Standards Based Grading and Proficiency Scale models used in our Elementary and Middle School.
Meet Mr. Baker, MS Principal!
I am originally from Iowa City, IA. My family moved to Omaha, NE when I was 3 and I attended Papillion-La Vista Schools for most of my K-12 Education. I moved again to Maryville, MO and attended West Nodaway R-1 in Burlington Junction, MO to finish my K-12 journey.
I completed my bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a social sciences endorsement at the University of Nebraska-Omaha after stops at Northwest Missouri State and Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. I student taught at Omaha Westside Middle School and was hired shortly after graduation to teach 7th grade social studies at the same school. I remained in that teaching position for 9 years. While at WMS, I completed my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Doane University, where I also began work on my specialist’s certification.
I have coached football at the high school and middle school levels, as well as middle school wrestling and track/field.
My passion lies in middle level education. I firmly believe that the middle school years are the most important years in an adolescent’s development. After spending the last 10 years in a middle school, I cannot see myself in any other level.
I am a sports fanatic! Football will always be my number 1 sport, but I am learning to like baseball. Being from Nebraska, I am a Cornhuskers fan to the end. I enjoy early morning runs when possible and reading a good book about history.
Sparta Middle School
Welcome to Sparta Middle School! We are excited to be a part of your children’s lives. At Sparta Middle School, we recognize that middle school is an exciting and challenging time for our students. Our staff is eager to help prepare students for their future academically as well as socially. We strive to provide great learning experiences for our students’ minds and hearts.
Parents, please take time to sign up for the Parent Portal information center and the Dewsly communication network. We want you to be well-informed on your child’s education. Our staff is eager to hear from you and to establish a successful home/school connection. Your interest in their education will motivate them to do their best!
Our building includes fifth through eighth grades. We have twelve full-time teachers and ten shared teachers. We are proud to provide a daily intervention period built into each day to help students strive for success. In the past three years, we have worked diligently to improve our students’ technology options and currently working towards becoming a 1:1 school! Please be sure to check out our teacher webpages for any further information or call the Sparta Middle School office!