Welcome to Moser School
Rocky Hill’s new intermediate school, Moser School, opened in September 2019. It will service the district’s fourth and fifth grade students. The annual enrollment ranges between 400-500 students.
The school offers a full complement of academic and unified arts classes and combines various characteristics of both the elementary model and the middle school model. The offerings range from typical core classes that exist in all elementary schools, such as language arts and math, to classes that are offered in the typical middle school model, such as world language. Students also participate in the traditional specialty classes including art, music, instructional technology, and physical education and have the option of registering for classes such as band and chorus.
Students are assigned to a team of teachers. Each grade level of 3 teams of classroom teachers. In total, there are 10 teachers in 4th grade and 11 teachers in 5th grade. Students will travel with a cohort of classmates throughout the school day. In 4th grade, students remain primarily with one teacher while the 5th graders experience multiple classroom teachers in an effort to prepare them for middle school. Providing our students with an effective transition from elementary school to middle school is one of our primary goals.
Instruction and assessment at Moser adheres to the rigorous expectations, guidelines, and timeframes specified in district and state curricula and standards. All appropriate support services that currently exist throughout the district are typically offered. The school is staffed with educators certified in all core and specialty areas, as well as in areas such as reading and math intervention, special education, and various support services. Paraprofessionals assist the teachers in various capacities.
In addition, Moser is designated as a “STEM (or STEAM) School”. The various components involved in STEM/STEAM instruction will eventually be infused into all of the curricular areas. We will begin our incorporation of STEM/STEAM concepts in our instructional technology and science classrooms.
Students have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities such as intramurals, Student Council, STEM Club, Mad Science, and Unified Sports, among others. We work closely with our Parent Advisory Council to coordinate such activities and raise funds for various school events, supplies, and resources.
The overarching goal of Moser is to provide our students, staff, and families with an exceptional place to learn, to teach, and to visit. Blending and unifying the students and families of Stevens and West Hill, creating an atmosphere of inclusion and acceptance for all who enter our building, and providing an enriching academic and social experience for students are the top priorities. Moser students will leave with fond memories of 4th and 5th grade and be prepared to take on the challenges presented to them at Griswold Middle School in the years to come.