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  Mission Statement  

The mission of Shermer Middle School is to produce self-directed, goal-oriented, technologically literate, well-adjusted individuals, both physically and mentally, who have a positive direction in life.

  About The School  

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Alma Mater

Shermer Middle, Shermer Middle

We'll be true to you.

All the while we learn and study.

Friends forever more.


Good Advice


1. Pray.
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself.  Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns.  If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety.  If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut).  This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

16. Carry a spiritually enlightening book with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life..
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems?  Talk to God on the spot.  Try to nip small problems in the bud.  Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus .'
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.  


Our Goals

Shermer Middle will foster an environment that will afford each student the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, strategies, and skills needed to become a lifelong learner.  This school will encourage the student to develop thinking skills; to acquire skills for obtaining, organizing, and using knowledge; and to expand the skills for working cooperatively and getting along with others.

  • A structured, instructional program will be provided to meet the present and future needs of the student in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains.  Learning experiences will be included to:
  • Achieve mastery in language arts, foreign language, physical education, mathematics, science, and social studies in an organized, disciplined, and systematic teaching/learning environment.
  • Provide an environment for learning that stress self-disciplines, order, respect for authority, and motivation to achieve.
  • Help in the achievement of self-reliance and self-esteem through academic accomplishment, believing that accomplishment grows from the active and disciplined use of intellect.
  • Develop intellectual curiosity, problem solving, and reasoning skills.
  • Appreciate neatness, promptness, and accuracy for quality production and performance.
  • Provide instruction and guidance for responsible citizenship.

Our Beliefs

Shermer Middle School believes in educating the student to his/her highest level of individual ability through a diversified advanced curriculum.  The curriculum provides experiences for academic exploration, extension, and mastery of core subjects with emphasis placed on broad based enrichment opportunities.

The educational program for the student is a comprehensive process in a disciplined environment that fosters motivation, achievement, and emphasizes pride in accomplishment.  The program is designed to significantly challenge the student to be creative, self-confident, independent in action, constructively critical in thought, and effective in communication.  Each Phillips Preparatory student will develop appropriate skills to be successful academically, socially, and culturally in our democratic society.

Tech Blitz Info

GCS Tech Blitz Information

Workshop Session Descriptions

(Shannon Whitt / Doris Moody)


SCHOOLinSITES* Teacher Page Refresher

Get a great jump preparing for your new school year by attending this workshop. Here you will learn about how easy it is to make your website a one-stop-shop for all the resources your students/parents need. Learn all about our newest features incorporated into our website program and maybe even pick up a trick or two that will bring the pages of your site to life! Bring your laptop and participate in this hands-on workshop. Material cover will include:

  • How to rename the pages of your teacher websites
  • How to take advantage of all features of the NEW calendar
  • How to incorporate some fun (and educational!) gadgets, widgets, tickers, and more into your SCHOOLinSITES web pages
  • How to determine your opening page (and even change your mind periodically!)

*Non SCHOOLinSITES users may participate as well.


SCHOOLinSITES Webmaster Refresher

Have you kept up-to-date with the new functions and features added to SCHOOLinSITES? Bring your laptop and participate in this hands-on workshop. This session will bring attention to the newest released features including:

  • How to customize your SCHOOLinSITES homepage
  • How to add a disclaimer on every page of your school website
  • How to train your teachers using our Private Network and Video Tutorial Library
  • How to effectively use the new SCHOOLinSITES Calendar
  • How to incorporate some fun (and educational!) gadgets, widgets, tickers, and more into your SCHOOLinSITES web pages