Rachel Carson Middle School Earns Common Sense Recognition

By Megan Carr
March 21, 2022

Rachel Carson Middle School has been approved as a Commonsense School, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. The recognition acknowledges our school's commitment to helping students build skills that are essential for their well-being today—and for the opportunities they'll have tomorrow.  Common Sense Education extends this honor as part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing trustworthy information, education, and the independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.  Watch this short video showcasing Common Sense School Recognition!

Common Sense

At Carson Middle, we have had a focus on digital citizenship all year.  Students and teachers have engaged in discussions during monthly lessons in Panther Time, have taken part in a digital citizenship spirit week, and have self-reflected on various topics, such as media balance and how social media use impacts relationships. Students have also learned more about copyright use and how to analyze breaking news alerts to identify clues of false or incomplete information.  We have engaged our families in discussions through parent coffee sessions as well as offering resources through our Carson Parent Course in Schoology.  We believe that teaching digital citizenship is a shared responsibility and look forward to continuing our commitment to digital citizenship education throughout the rest of this school year and into next year. 

To learn more about Common Sense Education, visit www.commonsense.org/education.