7th Grade Course Selections

Report
Presenters:
Sean Burns
Principal
Corbin Stoltzfus
Assistant Principal
Faculty Members
Promoting a caring environment
Responsible for our learning
Interacting collaboratively
Devoted to challenging our minds
Excellence in all that we do
Emerging adolescent students learn best
when belonging to an intact team.
Teams Provide…
• Personalized learning environment
• Focus on the whole child
• Integration of curriculum
• Coordination of activities
 Language Arts
 6 periods/cycle
 Literature Links
 3, 6, or 9 periods/cycle
 Social Studies
 6 periods/cycle
 Science
 6 periods/cycle
 Mathematics
 6 periods/cycle
Grade 7
• Health and Physical Education
• 1 Marking Period(MP) of PE, 2 MP of swimming, and 1 MP of
Health and Fitness
• Exploring Technology
• Family and Consumer Sciences
Grade 8
• Health and Physical Education
• 1 Marking period(MP) of fitness, 1 MP of health, and 2 MP
of PE
• Applied Technology
• Art
**One music elective must be scheduled in either 7th or 8th
grade.
Year Long
 Band
 Chorus
 Orchestra
 World Language
Semester
 Fine Studio Arts
 Craft Studio Arts
 PE Elective
 Drama
 Music Through the Ages
 Media Studies
Mr. Dede & Mrs. Markofski
Full-Year Courses – 3 days/cycle
 Band, Chorus, & Orchestra
Semester Courses – 3 days/cycle
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Media Studies
Drama
Fine Arts Studio
Craft Studio Arts
Physical Education (seasonal)
Music Through the Ages**
**One music elective must be scheduled in either 7th or 8th grade.
Mrs. Chaville-Fuller
French I – Part I
German I – Part I
Latin I – Part I
Spanish I – Part I
 Two year commitment
 Classes meet every day
 Additional entry points in 8th grade & HS
Mrs. Frank
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Language Arts
• Thematic units: Family, Acceptance, Choices &
Consequences, and Heroes
• Writing in 4 modes: Narrative, Argument, Explanatory,
and Research
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Literature Links
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Development of vocabulary
Continue thematic units
Analytical writing about literature
Focus on Analyzing and Interpreting Non-fiction texts
Mr. Bilodeau
Grade 7
Grade 8
 Algebra
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 Geometry
 Algebra 1A
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 Algebra 1B
 Direct Instruction
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 Direct Instruction or
Algebra 1A
Student placement will be determined by the
following criteria and data points:
 Orleans-Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test
 Current Course Average
 PSSA Scores – Grades 4 & 5
 Everyday Mathematics Mid-Year Test
 Teacher Recommendation
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has
implemented new and stronger requirements for High
School graduation.
Current requirements include proficiency in:
Algebra I
Biology
Literature
Keystone Examinations replace PSSA in Grade 11
 Ti-30XIIS
or
 (2-line scientific)
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Ti - 82,83,84,89, N-Spire
(graphing)
best for HS and SAT’s
Mrs. Hinkley
Life Science Topics:
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Cells, Genetics, Biodiversity, Ecology and
Environment
Honors Life Science
Independent research project
 Prerequisites: test average of 92% or higher in 6th
grade science, teacher recommendation, and
mastery of specific mathematical skills.
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Mr. Creswell
 World Cultures and Geography
 Four major units of study – Middle East,
Indian Subcontinent, China & East Asia, and
Ancient Greece & Rome
 Focus on culture, geography, history, religions,
economics, and government
 Incorporate technology to conduct
independent and group research and problem
based learning
Mrs. LeVan
 Gifted Support – Seminar
 Reading and Mathematics Support Classes
 Learning Support students may be scheduled
for additional periods of support within the 6
day cycle.
 Guidance Counseling & Student Support
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
P1
Math
Math
Math
Math
Math
Math
P2
Science
Science
Science
Science
Science
Science
P3
FCS
H/PE
FCS
H/PE
FCS
H/PE
P4A(30)
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
P4B(30)
Team
Team
Team
Team
Team
Team
P5
SS
SS
SS
SS
SS
SS
P6
Latin
Latin
Latin
Latin
Latin
Latin
P7
LA
LA
LA
LA
LA
LA
P8
Lit
Link
Band
Chorus
Lit
Link
Band
Chorus
Lit
Link
Band
Chorus
 Clubs (1x)
 Community Meeting (1x)
 Art Clubs
 Olweus
 Fly Fishing
 Build Connections
 TV Studio
 Mentors
 Ultimate Frisbee
 Special Guests
 Basketball
 Internet Safety
 Hockey
 Tolerance
 Walk and Talk
 Acceptance
 Board Games
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Band/Chorus/Orchestra
Drama & Musical Productions
Art Clubs (multiple)
National Junior Honor Society (8th Grade)
Spelling Bee
Odyssey of the Mind
Lego Robotics
Yearbook
Student Council
Builders Club & Leo Club
Fly Fishing
Middle School Sports
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Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse (Girls)
Soccer (Boys and Girls)
Softball
Track & Field
Wrestling
Intramurals
 Tennis
 Fitness
 Basketball
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Parent Meeting - tonight
6th grade teachers meet with MS team – February 18th
Guidance counselor and Administrator meet with students to
explain MS electives (2/23/15 – 2/27/15) Electives
Students will learn how to login and select electives.
6th grade teachers share recommendations and answer
questions at parent conferences (March 4th and 5th)
Course selection will close on March 11, 2015
Math & Literature Links placements determined by student
data – Spring
Teachers review course recommendations in May
6th Grade visits the MS on May 28th
Course verification email in late May/early June to check
courses on Skyward.
Student schedules available in late August prior to visitation
days.
MS Visit and Explore – August 20th and 24th (10:00 – 12:00)
Thank you for coming this evening!
We look forward to working as a
TEAM to provide the support our
students need to be successful at
OJRMS.

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