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 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 Language Arts • Thematic units: Family, Acceptance, Choices & Consequences, and Heroes • Writing in 4 modes: Narrative, Argument, Explanatory, and Research Literature Links • • • • 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 Geometry Algebra 1A Algebra 1B Direct Instruction 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) Ti - 82,83,84,89, N-Spire (graphing) best for HS and SAT’s Mrs. Hinkley Life Science Topics: 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. 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 • • • • • • • • • • • 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 Baseball Basketball Cheerleading Cross Country Field Hockey Football Lacrosse (Girls) Soccer (Boys and Girls) Softball Track & Field Wrestling Intramurals Tennis Fitness Basketball • • • • • • • • • • • • 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.