The Midland School Student Council is like many traditional schools’ student government. Participants develop their leadership skills while providing service to not only the school but the larger community. Made up of representatives who are elected in each homeroom (ages 15-21), students meet once a month to discuss student concerns, plan service projects and organize spirit days.
The Student of the Month program, for students aged 5 – 14, is part of our school-wide Social Skills program. Students receive merits for displaying appropriate social skills related to the monthly instructional themes. The student in each class with the most merits is recognized as that room’s “Student of the Month.” The program instills self-confidence and a sense of self-worth as well as a monthly goal to work towards.
The students in the Career Cluster Program, aged 15 to 20 are selected by their teacher as model employees. The selection criterion includes good attendance, proper work behaviors, proper social behaviors with co-workers and supervisor, good effort in learning new skills and good personal appearance.
The Midland School intramural program gives students the opportunity to participate in a sport as part of a team and to utilize skills learned during their Adapted Physical Education classes. The activities include: soccer, basketball, cheerleading, floor hockey, volleyball and softball.
Special school-wide athletic events include:
- Field Day
- Unified student/staff games
Midland offers a wide variety of social and recreational programs throughout the year. Some are offered within the regular school day; others are offered during our after school program, and on special occasions. Curricular and extracurricular social and recreational activities are an important part of the overall curriculum, and provide additional opportunities for peer socialization in novel settings and situations, and help strengthen student relationships with each other and their teachers. Social recreational programs include:
- Midland Milers (walking program)
- Midland Run Training
- Drama Club
- Rock Climbing
- Movies at Midland
- Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
- Teen dances/Prom
- Social Skills Dinner
Midland provides special recreational activities which involve family members. Family involvement in recreational activities not only strengthens family relationships and bonds, it also helps strengthen students relationships with one another, as they share their peer relationships with their family.
Examples of such activities include:
- Sibling Day
- Special Persons Day
- Dad and Me Evening
- Parent Visitation
- Family Recreational Evenings
- Midland Overnights
Every few weeks a Respite Program for students is held. Five students spend time at Midland with two staff members. Students enjoy the opportunity to socialize with their peers, practice independent living skills and participate in local recreational activities within the community. As a bonus, parents are provided the opportunity to enjoy a break from child rearing responsibilities.
See the Midland calendar for upcoming student activities.