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Fifth Grade
Parent
Orientation
 April 28, 2011
Middle schools recognize
that...
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...this is a time of tremendous growth --academically,
physically, interpersonally.
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...this is a time for exploration.
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...this is a time for increased independence.
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...students need a safe environment in order to learn.
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...interactions with peers are of particular
importance.
Middle school provides...
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...a sense of community.
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...a sound academic program.
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...exploratory classes.
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...a variety of extra-curriculars.
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...a support structure for students.
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...opportunities for parental involvement.
Who are we?
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Approximately 525 students
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Grades 6, 7, 8
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52 certified staff members
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10 support staff members
What we study...
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Reading, Writing, and Mathematics with a focus on
the District 109 School Improvement Goals
 Common Core Standards
 Assessment
 Math Placement
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District 109 Science & Social Science Curriculum
aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards
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Learning Skills
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Engagement in Learning
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Assignment Completion
Student Services
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What is a Student Services Coordinator?
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What is Shepard’s vision of special education and
related services?
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Guiding philosophy behind our work with students.
Student Services
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504 Case Management is overseen by the Student
Services Coordinator
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All services are determined by the needs of the students as
documented in their IEP and data.
 Academic support and remediation
 Social – Emotional needs
 Language or articulation therapy
 School Psychologist
World Languages
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Language Proficiency
 5 days per week
 French
 Regular Track – Spanish I
 Accelerated Track – Spanish I & II
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Core Curriculum
CHAMPS Classes
 Physical
Education
 Art
 Computer
Applications
 Consumer Science
 Music
Performing Music
 Band
 Orchestra
 Chorus
 Jazz
Band
 Ensemble
st
21
Century Skills Class
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Organization/Study Skills
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21st Century Skills
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Technology, Self-directed learning, authentic
learning
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Social – Emotional Learning
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Advisory/Team Building
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Advocacy
Unique Creatures
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Push Me-Pull You
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Academic & Affective
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Choices/Consequences
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Opportunities for student & parent involvement
Communication and
Self-Advocacy
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Learning from mistakes
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Don’t bail them out
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Relativity of consequences
First Contact and chain of communication
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Who needs to know and when
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The System
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Email
Other Important Activities
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Student Council
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Philanthropy Club
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Photography Club
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Talent Show
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Cross Country
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Musical
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Poms
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Track and Field
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Chess Club
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Video Club
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Bowling Club
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Ping Pong Club
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School Newspaper
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Destination Imagination
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Wrestling
Opportunities for
Parent Involvement
 Parent-Teacher-Student
 Parent
Volunteers
Organization
What’s Next
 Registration
Form (due May 3rd)
 Students
Visit Shepard
 Summer
Mailing
 Immunizations/Physical
 SPARTAN
Day
Fifth Grade
Parent
Orientation
April 28, 2011

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