Overview of Manheim Central Middle School


    Learning Center Hours:  7:45 – 2:45

    Office Hours:  7:00 – 4:00

    The 2019-2020 school year is going to be an exciting year!  The Learning Facilitators at Manheim Central Middle School are dedicated to giving your learner a rich learning experience.  Manheim Central Middle School is a special place which brings together learners from both elementary schools in Manheim Central into one building where approximately 900 learners in grades fifth through eight interrelate.  As you know, middle school is a transitional time where learners are practicing a lot more independence (but we promise, with the necessary supports to be successful).  Our goal is that all learners include others, work hard, try their best, all while having fun!  While Manheim Central Middle School is large in size, you will find that it is one small community at heart. 

    While learning is at the heart of what we do, we also feel it is essential to support the needs of the whole child.  We want your learner to be wildly excited about coming to school each day.  Therefore, you will find Manheim Central Middle School offers a variety of programs and supports during the school day and beyond that personalize the learning experience for each learner.  At Manheim Central, we want our learners to be “Difference Makers.”  In order to support our learners in this endeavor, we are working to offer a variety of unique opportunities:

    Academics:  Our school provides learners with the necessary core academic programs of Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science.  In addition, each day, all learners have an intervention or an enrichment period called (I/E Time).  This time is used to help struggling learners remediate skills in order to become proficient in Math and English.  For learners who are exceeding standards, enrichment opportunities are provided to allow them to extend their learning. 

    Encore:  Each student is provided opportunities in a wide range of "Encore" subjects. These include: Health, Physical Education, Music, Art, Technology Education, Computer Science, World Language, Family and Consumer Science. 

    Behavior Information:  To meet the social and emotional needs of middle school learners, MCMS provides anti-bullying intervention programs, guidance services, a Student Assistance Program, and a variety of activities and co-curricular options.  This year, we are also introducing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to MCMS.  This framework helps to support both teachers and learners with proactive methods to support behavior and rewards positive behavior that occurs within the school.  It also reinforces that we all need to be responsible, respectful, and safe in all environments in the school and on the bus.   

    Baron Time:  The last Block of the day is dedicated to Baron Time.  During this time on Cycle Day 2, 3, 5, and 6, students will engage in 15 minutes of independent reading based on their ARC level.  In addition, they will also complete make-up work, study for upcoming tests, and have an opportunity to start any upcoming homework with the supports of their Baron Time Learning Facilitator.  On Cycle Day 1, this time is dedicated to class meetings based around our PBIS Program and School Safety.  Finally, on Cycle Day 4, we will have an extended Baron Time where students will work on their self-selected, interest-based, Learning Experience Opportunity (LEO) project.   

    Extracurricular Activities:  MCMS offers a wide-variety of activities for your child to choose from.  Your child is not limited to participating in just one of the extra-curricular activities offered.  Please feel free to access the tab labeled “extracurricular” for more information.


    Manheim Central Middle School

    “Educating and empowering learners to be lifelong difference makers." - MCMS Mission.