Moving up to 7th Grade 2015

Report
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7
Moving up to
Grade
2015-2016 Course
Selection
McMeans Junior High
Bobcats
Welcome
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Looking forward to a new year
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New challenges
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New opportunities
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New responsibilities
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One year closer to high school!
New Course Description Guide
Course catalog can be found on the Katy ISD webpage
under Students and then Graduation Requirements.
http://www.katyisd.org/Documents/2015-2016%20Course%20Catalog.pdf

7-12 Planning Guide
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General Information
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Course Descriptions
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Placement Criteria
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Athletic Information
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Basic Calendar
Factors in the Scheduling
Process
 Staffing
 Class
size
 Availability
 Core
of course
course selection
 Number
of electives offered
Required Classes for 7th
Grade Year
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English

Reading
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Math
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Social Studies
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Science
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PE or Athletics
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Elective
Academic Placement

Pre-AP
English
Reading
Social Studies
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Rigorous Curriculum
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More challenging

Expect more homework
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Outside projects and
extra reading
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Strong work ethic,
motivated
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Will prepare you for AP
classes in high school
Science
Math
*1 year commitment
Enrichment Classes:
Math Block and Reading Elective
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All students STAAR scores will be
reviewed
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Students needing assistance will be
placed in mandatory enrichment class
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Previous years will be examined as well.
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Do your best on STAAR!
Electives (Pick 1)
Career Portals/ FCS (Family Consumer Science)
 Theater Arts
 Art
 Publications I
 Band
 Orchestra
 Girl’s Choir
 Boy’s Choir
 Spanish 1A
* Athletics (approval in spring 2015)

Band
Orchestra
Choir
Theatre Arts
Career Portals/Family and
Consumer Science
Publications
 Requirements:
Application
from
Mr.Gibson.
2. Approval
from your
Language
Arts teacher.
1.
Art I or Art II ??
Art I
Art II
not take Have taken
Art in 6th
and passed
grade but
Art I in 6th
would like to
grade.
take JH Art
in 7th grade.
 Did
Spanish
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7th Grade students can
take Spanish 1A
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Students can take Spanish
1B in 8th grade to receive
1 credit of Spanish 1
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Students can wait and
take Accelerated Spanish
1 8th grade year for 1
credit of Spanish 1
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To take Spanish 1A you
must get your English
teacher’s
recommendation and
must have an average of
85 or higher.
Important Dates
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Course selections sheets are due to your
Social Studies teacher on February 3, 2015.
Make sure your parent signs the sheet!
Counselors will come to your Social Studies
room on a selected date to meet with you one
on one and help you input courses.
You must have your course selection sheet
with you!!
You will receive a verification sheet later in
April.
Q&A
Any
questions?

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