Kingsview Middle School Incoming 6th Grade Student Articulation Meeting Administrators Mr. Jimmy D’Andrea – Principal Mrs. Shelia Harrison – Assistant Principal Mrs. Ericka Singleton – Assistant Principal Counseling Department Mrs. Heather Cohen – Resource Counselor Mrs. Jan Moore – 6th Grade Counselor (2013-2014) Mrs. Kelli Shelhorse – 7th Grade Counselor (2013-2014) Mrs. Katie Mendelson – 8th Grade Counselor (2013-2014) Mrs. Cathy Hocker- Secretary, Registrar, SSL Coordinator Kingsview Staff Mr. Doug Ackler, PE/ Arts IRT Mrs. Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT (maternity leave) Mr. Dan Goldsamt, 6th Grade Math/Team Leader Ms. Eve Janney, Special Education IRT Mrs. Janet Kilcoyne, Math IRT Mr. Wymon Lee, Science IRT Mrs. Vicki Rotker, Arts (Study Skills) Teacher Mrs. Kristen Sullivan, English/Reading IRT Mr. Michael Tucci, Social Studies IRT The Kingsview Vision Safe environment, physically and emotionally, where students and staff feel valued and respected and where students’ intellectual, social and emotional growth are fostered The Kingsview Vision Outstanding teaching and learning where all students are engaged and challenged in every class, every day and where students are gaining the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century As Kingsview Panthers, we R.O.A.R. with pride! OUR PBIS CORE VALUES R.O.A.R. Responsibility Outstanding Attitude Respect KMS Decision Tree Incoming 6th Grade Math Placement Brochures were sent home describing Curriculum 2.0 Incoming 6th Grade Students will not be affected by changes caused by the implementation of the MCPS Curriculum 2.0 Algebra I is the only course that will be implemented from the C2.0 during the 20132014 School Year. How Course Recommendation Decisions are made… Current Math 5 Students Math 6 Current Math 6 Students Math 6 Student who is not showing proficiency with Math 6 Curricula. D/E (I/N)for the first half of the year Math 7 Student who is showing proficiency with Math 6 Curricula with an A, B, or C (ES/P) for the first half of the year. PROFICIENT/ADVAN CED on the MSA Current Math 7 Students Math 7 Student who is not showing proficiency with Math 7 Curricula. D/E (I/N) for the first half of the year Investigations IN Mathematics Student who is showing proficiency with Math 7 Curricula with an A, B, or C (ES/P)for the first half of the year. KMS Decision Tree Questions? Resource Teacher Contact: [email protected] Sixth Grade English and Reading Questions? Contact [email protected] Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. Maya Angelou Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be How do I help my labeled: child to be successful in ThisMiddle can change School? your life! –Helen Exley Advanced English 6 Students are expected to: oRead novels, short stories, poetry, navigate visual literacy oIndependently write in response to reading oIndependently write creative narratives oUse Course and Literary Terms and MCPS designed assessments. Teachers expect students to: • Show initiative and be able to work independently • Do homework regularly and read nightly to build vocabulary skills • Be able to navigate on-grade level texts • Write a paragraph and 3 paragraph essays What is Reading 6? * It is not a reading intervention course * It is differentiated within the classroom for the different leveled reader * This is the student's last chance to take a nonintervention reading course to gain strategies necessary to navigate multi-structured texts * It is interdisciplinary within the grade level Please note: If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s reading skills, they should take reading. Reading or World Languages Reading 6 offers our incoming students an excellent elementary-to-secondary academic bridge to help them meet the significant challenges that the wide array of required reading in middle school presents. We teach them to utilize text features within their textbooks as well as research and critical thinking as they read. It is important for everyone to understand that 6th grade reading no longer teaches word attack and decoding We focus on the comprehension and problem solving skills of reading, skills that will help make them more independent students. World Languages 6th Grade Options Spanish 1A French 1A 7th Grade Options Spanish 1A French 1A Spanish 1B French 1B 8th Grade Options Spanish 1B French 1B Spanish 2A/2B French 2A/2B Awareness of Spanish Language and Culture Indicators of Success in World Languages Gr 4 MSA Advanced (437 and up) Gr 5 Fall MAP-R Advanced (215 and up) Gr 5 Winter MAP-R Advanced (219 and up) These scores are guidelines not gates. What school are you from? How much science did you do in a week at your school? http://gorillaartfare.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/mad_scientist.gif Guess Who? Guess Why? “15-year-old students in the U.S. performing about average in reading and science, and below average in math. Out of 34 countries, the U.S. ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math.” - USA Today 12/7/2010 “American students' average scores on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in math were above the international average in both fourth and eighth grade.” - USA Today 12/10/2012 http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/0922-duncan-arne-breakfast/8680686-1-eng-US/0922-duncan-arne-breakfast_full_600.jpg Engineering and Design Process http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/183836main_edc_flow_5-12_540.jpg Are you Hungry to Know More? All advanced science courses feature… • Problem/project based curriculum • Instruction revolves around relevant everyday problems • Students engage in inquiry based explorations • Higher level discussion and purposeful reading and writing http://www.tillhecomes.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/feast.jpg Investigations in Science 6 Outdoor Education • Create bumpers that withstand the rigors of a simulated car crash! • Design a Habitat for the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly. • Defend your research on the best form of alternative energy. • Create your own solar cooker! What are skills the student in your life can work on NOW to prepare for next year? http://rxoutcomesadviser.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/confused-baby.jpg • Answer questions fully with examples, data, and explanations • Read, create, and interpret graphs, charts, and tables http://www.racemath.info/motionandenergy/velocity_time_graph_a.htm 6th Grade Advanced World Studies I Study the World Too!! Resource Teacher: Michael Tucci [email protected] Units of Study Unit 1: Patterns of Settlement in the Ancient and Modern World Unit 2: Citizenship and Governance in Classical and Modern Times Unit 3: The Impact of Economics in Ancient and Modern China Unit 4: Cultural Systems in the First Millennium and Today Advanced Skills Analyzing Images, Artifacts and Primary Source Documents for…. Point of View Perspective Bias Patterns Corroboration Writing Skills Use evidence to support a generalization Use multiple sources of evidence to support a thesis statement Support a point of view with evidence to present a reasoned argument Physical Education & Health Improved Physical Fitness Skill Development Regular, healthful physical activity Support of other subject areas Self Discipline Stress reduction Strengthened peer relationships Improved self-confidence and self-esteem Experience Setting Goals Mental and Emotional Health Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Safety and Injury Prevention Nutrition and Fitness Personal and Consumer Health Family Life and Human Sexuality Disease Prevention and Control Music and Arts Rotation • • • • Music - All year Beginning band Intermediate band Orchestra 6th Grade Chorus Arts Rotation—9 weeks • Study Strategies • Visual Arts • Technology Education • Computers Special Education @ KMS Provides direct instruction and resource support to students identified as having special needs, according to state and federal guidelines. This team consists of general education teachers, special education teachers, related services personnel (speech language pathologist,occupational therapist, etc…) as well as paraeducators. Kingsview Middle School is a full inclusion program with both direct and indirect special education services provided in the classroom. Students are assigned a case manger who oversees their program and meets with these students on a regular basis to support their needs. What is Student Service Learning? • MCPS students must complete a minimum of 75 SSL hours for graduation. 3 • MCPS students may begin to work on this graduation requirement the summer after completing grade 5. They continue to accrue hours throughout high school. How can students earn SSL hours? 1. Specific academic courses. grade 6 Science (10 hours) grade 7 English (10 hours) grade 8 US History (10 hours) 2. School-sponsored clubs and organizations with service activities. Ex. – Green Team 3. Pre-approved community organizations. Ex. – Manna Food Center How do we record SSL hours? Every time you complete an SSL activity, you must fill out a verification form. The forms are located in the counseling office. Take the form to your activity and have a supervisor sign it. Once completed, return the form to the counseling office or to Mrs. Hocker. Registration begins in Mid-September Forms will be passed out in class Activities Fair – Back to School Night Activities begin in October, end in May Intramural Sports: Basketball, Flag Football Activities: SGA, Yearbook, Green Team, Chess Club, Environmental Club, Art Club, Engineering Club, etc…. Kingsview offers an optional summer seminar called: “Introduction to Middle School” This course is designed for students who may be very anxious about coming to Middle School, or students who may benefit from a smaller class size transition and the availability of one-on-one instruction. This class is a comprehensive orientation provided over a 4 day period for 1 hour each day. Topics include: Building Tour, Middle School Schedule, Changing Classes, Lockers, and Strategies for Success. There is a fee associated with this program. Registration forms will be sent home with your 5th grader when all of the details are confirmed. This is our 9th year offering this program! Kingsview Middle School School Structure Eight Period Day – every class everyday 7:55-2:40 Lunch 3 Lunch periods of 30 minutes DEAR/DEAL time everyday No Recess Regular Lunch 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 SCHOOL VISITS Matsunaga ES – February 1 Fox Chapel ES – February 1 McNair ES- February 4 Great Seneca Creek ES – February 5 Kingsview Middle School Registration Procedures Registration forms due to 5th grade teacher by Monday, February 11. We use your teacher’s recommendation, data, and your requests to decide your schedule. Make good academic decisions about: Reading or World Language Elective choice or choices Course Choices If students are recommended for Reading, they MUST take Reading and one elective choice. If students are recommended for World Language, they can select French or Spanish, and one elective choice. If students are recommended for World Language, they can opt NOT to begin in 6th grade and select two elective options. ** Students and parents should consider this decision carefully as changes will not be possible after registration is complete.** Questions?