The organization of professional staff at Griswold Middle School is the instructional team of teachers. Currently, grades five through seven have two (2) teams and grade eight is organized into one (1) team. Our exploratory teachers form their own team and provide instruction for all grade levels. These teams of teachers, in cooperation with the school’s administration and counselors, coordinate, plan and discuss student academic progress, behavior, instructional needs, home/school information and school activities. Teams make adjustments, provide support, develop academic and behavioral improvement plans based on student data such as standardized tests, progress reports and report cards, failing student lists, reading assessments, and behavioral referrals.