WELCOME TO MOSER SCHOOL
Hope all of our families are having a fun summer and creating lasting memories!
Together with our teachers, and staff, we want to welcome our students and school community to Moser School. We are ready to engage students in meaningful learning experiences, and are confident that together we will have an enriching 2023-24 school year.
Our goal at Moser School is to work collaboratively to promote a culture of safety and respect, and critical thinkers. We pride ourselves in being a community of learners where staff and students look for opportunities to learn from each other. We are committed to high academic expectations, mutual respect, and social responsibility.
The Moser staff has high expectations for all of our students and even higher expectations of ourselves. We will continue to dedicate our focus to improving student learning for all. We will work diligently to discuss research-based strategies to meet the needs of our students. We will enhance student learning in every classroom by strengthening our instruction focused on an aligned curriculum, data collection and analysis, and assessments. We are committed to
working with our families to foster a strong school-home connection to ensure that each student reaches their maximum potential this school year.
Our school will be stronger with your support. We invite you to take advantage of the opportunities to support your students' learning and experiences at Moser. On behalf of the Moser School staff, I want to thank you for being part of our learning community, where we build on traditions and meet future challenges with a growth mindset to find innovative solutions.
Anabelle Diaz-Santiago, Ed.D.
Rocky Hill’s 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 consists of 3 teams. Students will travel with a cohort of classmates throughout the school day. Students remain primarily with one teacher, as they have in previous grade levels. In total, there are 9 teachers in 4th grade and 10 teachers in 5th grade.
Instruction and assessment at Moser adheres to the rigorous expectations, guidelines, and time frames 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, band, chorus 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.