OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL Become *One of the Pride*

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LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED
SCHOOL DISTRICT
MCAULIFFE MIDDLE SCHOOL
OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL
2013 - 2014
LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED
SCHOOL DISTRICT
AWARD-WINNING MIDDLE SCHOOLS
CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS
NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS
API’S OVER 900
LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED
SCHOOL DISTRICT
DISTRICT PRIORITIES 2013 -2014
Increase academic excellence for all students
Ensure a healthy, safe, and drug-free environment
Responsibly maximize financial resources
Enhance communication processes to engage, inform,
and educate all stakeholders.
Modernize, maintain, and optimize the use of District
facilities
INTRODUCTIONS
McAULIFFE
 Ann Allen, Principal
[email protected]
 Phil Bowen,
Assistant Principal
[email protected]
 Jean Foley, Counselor
[email protected]
 Linda Brown,
School Psychologist
[email protected]
OAK
 Sally Neiser, Principal
[email protected]
 Darrenn Platt,
Assistant Principal
[email protected]
 Stacy Myrick, Counselor
[email protected]
 Jerilynn Kuhar, School
Psychologist
[email protected]
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
6th Grade Course Offerings
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Reading
Language Arts
Math
Earth Science
Social Studies (Ancient Civilizations)
Physical Education (Daily)
Elective
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
6th Grade Elective Opportunities
Year Long Selections
Beginning or Advanced Band
Beginning or Advanced Orchestra
Beginning and Advanced Vocal Ensembles:
- Women’s, Men’s, Mixed, and Show Choirs
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
6th Grade Elective Opportunities
McAuliffe
Oak
Fine Arts Survey
(rotates every nine weeks)
Exploratory Wheel
(rotates every six weeks)
Art
Drama
Keyboarding
Music
Skills for Success
Art
Drama
Foods
Keyboarding
Music
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
7th Grade
Course Offerings
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Reading
Language Arts
Math
Life Science
Social Studies
(World History)
Physical Education
Elective
8th Grade
Course Offerings
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Reading
Language Arts
Math
Physical Science
Social Studies
(U.S. History)
Physical Education
Elective
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
McAuliffe electives
Seventh and eighth grade
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Instrumental music
Vocal music
Spanish I Honors
Spanish II Honors, French, Japanese (at LAHS)
Art
Drama
Advanced Computers
Yearbook
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Oak electives
Seventh and eighth grade
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Instrumental music
Vocal music
Spanish I Honors
Spanish II Honors, French, Japanese (at LAHS)
Fine Arts Wheel – Art/Drama (one semester each)
Technical Wheel – Foods/Computers (one semester each)
Yearbook, ASB, or Video Production (tentative, depending
on student interest)
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)/Honors
•GATE/Honors Core
(Reading, Language Arts, SS)
•Honors Math Track (Based on achievement level)
6th Grade: Math 6 FP
7th Grade: Pre-Algebra Honors
8th Grade: Algebra Honors
•Honors Science
8th grade only
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
Lead high level, text-based discussions
Increase text complexity
Focus on process, not just content
Create assignments for real audiences with a real
purpose
Teach argument, not persuasion
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Support Systems and Interventions
6th grade study skills curriculum
Staff Mentor Program
AIMS – Academic Improvement Management System (Oak)
PAL and PASS – Positive Assistance at Lunch and Positive
Assistance at Saturday School (McAuliffe)
Saturday Math Academy
Academic Labs – Reading, Math, and Study Skills
Before and after school targeted intervention classes
Homework Club
Student study teams
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
INSTRUCTIONAL INITIATIVES
Depth and complexity icons; increase rigor
Writing across all content areas
Technology integration
Instructional Networking
Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR)
Thinking Maps
Academic Vocabulary
Project-based Learning
Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
TECHNOLOGY
Programs
Tools
• MIND Institute (JiJi Math)
• STAR Reading and Math
• ADAM Anatomy program
• Brain Pop
• United Streaming
• Computers
• LCD Projectors
• Elmo Document Cameras
• Interactive whiteboards
• iPads
• Google Chromebooks
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN”
SCHOOL HOURS
McAuliffe
8:50 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Oak
8:40 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – M, T, Th, F
8:40 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Wed.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN”
BELL SCHEDULE
Seven periods each day
30 minute lunch period
First lunch – 6th grade students
Second lunch – 7th and 8th grade students
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN”
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.)
Fitness
Individual skills
Team sports
INTRAMURALS
Flag football
Soccer
Basketball
Track
Volleyball
Softball
STUDENT LIFE
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Clubs
Student leadership
WEB
“Where Everyone Belongs”
Yearbook
Intramurals
Service projects
Field Trips
Music and Drama Productions
Dance socials
Career Day
STUDENT LIFE
Clubs
Examples - depending on student interest
•Club Splat
•Drama Club
•Scholarship (CJSF)
•Homework Club
•Leadership
•Science Club
•Green Club
•Running Club
•Sports Club
•Food Factory
•Christian Club
•Archery
•Best Buddies
•Book Club
•Bowling
•One for One
•Improv
•Games
•Science Olympiad
•Spelling Bee
•Math
•Sketch
STUDENT LIFE
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Monthly awards
6th, 7th, and 8th graders selected each month
Academic Achievement
Character
Outstanding Effort
Eagle Express Cards and Paw passes
Community Service Awards
Honor Roll
Principal’s List (4.0)
8th Grade Awards
SCHOOL SAFETY AND BEHAVIOR
School-wide behavior standards
Campus Supervisors
Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)
District Initiatives and Parent Education
Bullying Prevention Task Force
Violence Prevention Task Force
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Task Force
TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL
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WEB “Welcome EveryBody”
 New student orientation
Two Lunches
 6th graders have their own lunch period
Core Classes
 Language Arts
 Reading
 Social Studies
6th Grade Pods
6th Grade Locker area
TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL
MIDDLE SCHOOL STAFF
Collaboration and communication
Kindness and compassion
Community Service
Support students and parents
“I am your biggest fan.”
“I will do anything to help you.”
PARENT INVOLVEMENT
 PTA
 New Parent Night
 Back to School
 Parent Education Nights
 GATE/honors Parent Night
 GATE Parent Advisory Council
 Open House
 School Site Council
 Volunteers in classrooms and media center
COMMUNICATION
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www.losal.org/mcauliffe and www.losal.org/oak
School Messenger (autodialer and emails)
Aeries Browser Internet (ABI) – grades on-line
Progress Reports
Report Cards
Parent Conferences upon request
• November and May
Email
Phone
GENERAL INFORMATION
Bus Transportation
May be purchased for students in the Seal
Beach and Los Alamitos areas
Semester or annual
One-way or round trip
Prorated for the number of children
Full-time Library and Media Center Services
Full-time Health-care Services
Extended Care
Outpost: Opens at 6:30 a.m.; Closes at 6:00 p.m.
Los Alamitos Youth Center
IMPORTANT DATES
Tuesday, February 11
6:30 p.m.
Parent Presentation at Oak
Wednesday, February 19 6:30 p.m.
Parent Presentation at McAuliffe
Tuesday, February 25
3:30 p.m.
Student Social at Oak
Tuesday, March 4
3:30 p.m.
Student Social at McAuliffe
Thursday, March 6
All-District Choral Festival
Friday, March 7
Deadline to submit Intra-district transfer request
LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED
SCHOOL DISTRICT
THANK YOU FOR COMING!

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