here - Spring-Ford 8th Grade Center

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www.spring-ford.net
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Our Schools
 8th Grade Center
 Scroll to Announcements
 Orientation Video
 Power Point Presentation
 2013 – 2014 9th Grade Course Selection Book
 Student Perspective Video Presentation
 Link to 8th Grade Transition Video
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Ms. Cooper:
Students (A – K)
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Mrs. Flynn:
Students (L – Z)
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Mr. Moyer:
House Principal
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Mrs. Bradfield:
School Nurse
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Mr. Siggins:
Principal
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Mrs. Evans:
Main Office Secretary
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Mrs. Allen:
Main Office Secretary
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Ms. Daw:
Guidance Secretary
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Mr. Doherty:
Head Custodian
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Each Day starts with Homeroom Period
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Teams – 2 Teachers 5 Major Subjects
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No Lockers
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Escorted Throughout the Building
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Daily Recess
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Report Card – No Cumulative Impact
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Academic Responsibility – Teacher
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No Homeroom Period
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No Teams
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Assigned Lockers
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Movement Throughout the Building
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No Daily Recess
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Report Card – Cumulative Impact
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Academic Responsibility – Student
Introduce Students to the Following:
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Academic – Social Responsibility
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Multiple Content – Specific Teachers
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Increased Academic Workload
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Meeting Multiple Deadlines
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Challenging Academic Material
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Academic Responsibility – Shift
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Ensure That Students Are Academically
and Socially Prepared to be Successful
in High School
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Facility – Lockers
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Facility – Lockers
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Professional – Support Staff
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Facility – Lockers
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Professional – Support Staff
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Academic Rigor
7TH GRADE
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15% - Algebra
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0% - French/Spanish
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0% - Both
8TH GRADE
7TH GRADE
8TH GRADE
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15% - Algebra
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35% - Algebra/Geo
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0% - French/Spanish
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85% - French/Spanish
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0% - Both
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35% - Both
7TH GRADE
8TH GRADE
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15% - Algebra
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35% - Algebra/Geo
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0% - French/Spanish
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85% - French/Spanish
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0% - Both
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35% - Both
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Physical Science
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English
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World Geography
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Facility – Lockers
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Professional – Support Staff
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Academic Rigor
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High-Stakes Testing
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Algebra I – Keystone (15% of students)
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PSSA Mathematics
(All Students)
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PSSA Reading
(All Students)
Algebra I, Geometry, French I, and Spanish I
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H. S. Mid – Term (10% of Final Grade)
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H. S. Final Exam (10% of Final Grade)
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Algebra I – Keystone Exam (Grad. Req.)
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PSSA Mathematics
(All Students)
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PSSA Reading
(All Students)
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PSSA Science
(All Students)
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PSSA Writing
(All Students)
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ELA
4/13 – 4/17
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Math
4/20 – 4/24
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Science
4/27 – 5/1
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Students scoring Basic or Below Basic on
the Math and/or Reading PSSA will have
their 9th grade schedules adjusted to
include a support class in place of a
previously selected minor elective
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Non-Proficient Geometry students will
re-take the Keystone Exam during the
testing period:
12/3 – 12/17
Current Algebra I students will take the
Keystone Exam during the testing
period:
5/13 – 5/27
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Mid – Terms will be conducted during
late January through early February
Mid – Term review packets will be
distributed in late December
Final Exams will be conducted during
early June
Final Exam review packets will be
distributed in mid – May
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Facility – Lockers
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Professional – Support Staff
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Academic Rigor
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High – Stakes Testing
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Student Schedules
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SSS and Homeroom
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8:05 AM – 8:20 AM
Homeroom
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8:20 AM – 8:43 AM
SSS
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Not to be Used for Homework
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Computer Lab, Remediation,
Meetings, Band – Chorus, Media
Center, Make-Up Work/Testing
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Process Begins in Early February
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9th Grade Honors Prerequisites
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Two Marking Periods to Earn Prerequisite
Grades – Parent Monitoring Encouraged
9th Grade Course Selection Book on
School Website
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Distinguished Honors – 95% or above
grade point average with all “A’s” (90% or
above) in major subjects and must not
have more than one “B” (80% - 89%) in
minor subjects
Honors – 90% or above grade point
average with all grades of “A’s” (90% or
above) or “B’s” (80% - 89%) in all major
and minor subjects
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Scholar’s Banquet
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105 vs. 50
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95% Cumulative Average in 7th Grade
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Student Informational Meeting
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Parent Video
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Process Completed by 3rd Quarter
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Induction Ceremony in May
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Regular Completion of Homework
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Limited Impact on Quarterly Grades
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Essential Practice for Skill Development
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Self – Assess True Understanding
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Specific Remediation with Teacher
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Teacher Fusion Pages
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Regular Completion of Homework
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Make – Up Work
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Regular Completion of Homework
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Make – Up Work
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Short – Long Term Planning
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Regular Completion of Homework
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Make – Up Work
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Short – Long Term Planning
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“Knowing the Score”
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Fusion is used for accessing
homework and teacher webpages
Skyward is used for accessing grades,
attendance, cafeteria balances
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Same Logon Information Used for
Fusion and Skyward
Student User ID = Student Number
Student Password = First Initial, Last
Initial, Day of Month Born. An example
is Dave Arnold born on May 15th. His
password would be da15.
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Regular Completion of Homework
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Make – Up Work
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Short – Long Term Planning
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“Knowing the Score”
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Seeking Immediate Help When
Experiencing Academic Difficulty
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Consistently Give Your Best Effort
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Do The Right Thing
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Golden Rule
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Extracurricular Activities
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Work
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Peer – Social Groups
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Autonomy vs. Parent Supervision
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Interscholastic and Intramural Athletics
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Band and Chorus
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Theatre
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Math Counts and Reading Olympics
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Clubs and Organizations
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8th Grade Dance
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Dorney Park Class Trip
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Academically and Behaviorally Eligible
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All Financial Obligations Are Resolved
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Guidance Counselors
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Student Assistance Team
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Spring – Ford Counseling Services
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Friend Watch
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Contact Teacher Directly
Maintain Accurate Contact Information in
Skyward
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School Website and E-mail Primary Tools
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Telephone Messages Limited
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Since its inception 30 years ago, only
7,110 schools have received this award.
In 2012, only 314 schools out of 162,000
eligible schools received this recognition.
Highest possible recognition that the
federal government can bestow to a
school.
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Student Schedules - Skyward at 4:00 PM on 8/15
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Self – Guided Building Tours
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Bring a Pre-Printed Copy of Student Schedule
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Monday, August 18th from 11:00 AM through 5:00 PM
Annual “Meet the Teacher - Open-House” on
August 27, 2014 beginning at 7:00 PM

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