Eckstein Middle School th 6 Welcome to Eckstein’s Grade Information Night Sherri Kokx, Principal Tonight’s Presentation • Introduction and Mission/Vision-Sherri Kokx • Middle School Model/Core Curriculum/Electives/Support-Denise Espania • Music Department-Brad Smith • Transition/Support Activities-Dan Rosen • Community Learning Center-Kate Tovias • Reducing Barriers to Learning-Kelly Kerby • 6th Grade Life-Our Awesome Panel of 6th Graders Sherri Kokx • Principal [email protected] 206-252-5010 • Science Teacher 9 years • Assistant Principal North Middle School-2.5 years • Principal Eisenhower Middle School-3 years Eckstein’s Mission & Vision Mission: Eckstein is a community of life long learners working together to help students reach their full potential. Vision: Graduates are emotionally healthy, self-confident, resilient, and responsible world citizens ready for high school and beyond. By the time they leave Eckstein, all students will read, write and do math at standard or above. Every Student Achieving, Everyone Accountable. Core Curriculum and Electives Denise Espania, Assistant Principal • Core Curriculum Language Arts Social Studies Math Science PE/Technology/Lifeskills • Electives Music Art World LanguagesGr.7/8 Computer Science Support Classes and Interventions • Read 180 • I Can Learn Math • Catch Up Café • Support Homerooms • After School Homework Center, Mathletes, ELL, Mandatory After School Homework (MASH) These are all done in conjunction with Seattle Parks and Rec We are hopeful that we will receive the Levy Grant to continue supporting our students Math Placement • Most 6th graders are placed into 6th grade math • Spectrum students are placed into 7th grade math • APP students are placed into 8th grade math • All students are given a placement test to be sure they are placed in the right class • At this time, Eckstein offers Math 6, 7, 8, Algebra and Geometry 6th Grade Schedule • 1st Period – 7:50 – 8:45 Math • 2nd Period – 8:50 – 9:45 LA • 3rd Period – 9:50 – 10:45 Science • 4th Period – 10:50- 12:20 Social Studies and Lunch • 5th Period – 12:25 – 1:20 Music or Art • 6th Period – 1:25 – 2:20 PE/Tech Eckstein’s Music Department • Director of bands – Mr. Escobedo [email protected] • Director of Orchestras – Mr. Smith [email protected] • School phone 252-5010 • http://ecksteinband.ecksteinms.seattleschools.org/ • orchestra.ecksteinms.seattleschools.org/ Bands, Jazz Bands & Vocal Jazz Requirements 1. Beginning Band – Mr. Boscole (all grades) mostly 6th-No auditions 2. Junior Band - Mr. Escobedo-Interview-email Mr. Escobedo 3. Intermediate Band – Escobedo-Audition (all grades) mostly 7th 4. Intermediate Jazz Band – Escobedo Audition (all grades) mostly 7th 5. Wind Ensemble – Escobedo-Audition (all grades) mostly 8th 6. Junior Jazz – Escobedo (CLC) None-Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:35-4:30(all grades) mostly 6th 7. Senior Jazz Band & Combos – Escobedo-Audition (all grades) mostly 8th 8. Vocal Jazz I – Escobedo-Audition (all grades) – mostly 7th & 8th 9. Vocal Jazz II – Escobedo (all grades) mostly 6th & 7th Orchestras 1. Beg Orchestra – Mr. Smith-No auditions(all grades) mostly 6th 2. Junior Orchestra – Mr. Smith-Interview-(all grades) mostly 6th-May 20th-24th email Mr. Smith 3. Intermediate Orchestra - Mr. SmithAudition-(all grades) mostly 7th 4. Senior Orchestra – Mr. Smith-Audition-(all grades) mostly 8th Transition and Support Dan Rosen-Counselor • 6th Grade Orientation – Stepping Up To Success • WEB • Grade Level Counselors Stepping Up to Success-1st Day • 7:20-7:30 Students and parents/guardians arrive on campus, check lists for their Homeroom/Advisory teacher and the room number, and report to auditorium. • 7:30 – 8:15 Opening session in the Auditorium for students and parents/guardians • 8:00 Students dismissed to their homerooms • 8:15 Parents/Guardians dismissed to the Cafeteria for the PTSA Parent Coffee Hour. Stepping Up continued • 8:10-8:45 Homeroom/Advisory (Period 7) Planners and First Day Packets: Schedules Buddies • 8:50-9:10 6th Grade Introduction Assembly in the Auditorium Principal, Assistant Principal, and Counselor: Welcome, Introductions, Expectations. • Mini –schedule of classes (10 minutes per class except period 1) from 11:20-1:10 Stepping Up continued • 1:20 – 2:20 Homeroom/Advisory (Period 7) Review Bus Assignments. Review Thursday’s schedule with special attention paid to period 7 and lunch. Lunches will be by grade level for Tues and Thurs. First lunch is 6th; second lunch is 7th; and third lunch is 8th. Team building Reflection Have students reflect on the day and debrief What is WEB? • WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) designed to help transition 6th graders into middle school • Before school starts, all incoming 6th graders are invited to attend a WEB Orientation. • During the Orientation, students participate in a number of fun games and activities to help them feel comfortable being in a new school. • Most of the time is spent with a small group of 6th graders and 8th grade WEB leaders . • The WEB leaders also visit 6th grade homerooms about once a month to teach a lesson about being successful in school or to spend more time getting to know each other. • In May, the WEB leaders put on a carnival after school for all of the 6th graders. Eckstein Community Learning Center Programs Funded through 2011 Families and Education Levy Academic Support • Mandatory Afterschool Study Hall • Mathletes • Homework Center • ELL Student Support • Catch Up Café Enrichment Programs •2 Semesters of Programs (13 weeks •October to January •February to May Examples of high quality, enrichment programs -Cooking -Literacy Laboratory -Graffiti Art -Run and Read -Get Your Game On! -Leadership -Break-dance Please contact Kate Tovias with questions regarding after school programs – 206-2525104 or [email protected] Reducing Barriers to Learning Kelly Kerby, Intervention Specialist • Lifeskills Curriculum • Strengthening Families 6th Grade Student Life Michael Veillon (John Stanford) Bethany Belina (Thorton Creek) Jenny Cook (Olympic View) Clara Rasmussen (Thorton Creek) Michelle Yokoyama (Laurelhurst) Ari Brown (Sacajawea) Charlie Clark (View Ridge) Rebeka Berhanu (Daniel Bagley) Charlie Yanny (Sacajawea) Sulayman El-Mehrik (Loyal Heights) PTSA and Volunteering • Tobi Bet-Eckstein’s PTSA President Elect • LauraLeigh Young-Getting Involved at Eckstein The PTSA is the largest volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to help ALL children. As parents, we can be a powerful voice for your children and other children, influencing legislature and streamlining communications. We want the community to be aware of issues in the public schools. We want them to be involved in the decision-making process. Some of our accomplishments in 2012-2013 have been: Pack for Kid Program Building improvements Educational Parent Nights Family Events – Annual Dances, Family Nights School Communication through The School’s Weekly Newsletter & intermittent E-mail Updates, Web Site, upcoming Blog! Essential School and Staff Support Box Tops for Education If you would like to be involved as a volunteer, we have lots of opportunities! We very likely have something that will fit your interests and the amount of time you can spend, so go to http://www.ecksteinms.seattleschools.org/PTSA and have a look for how you can get involved next year. 23 We also have a sign-up sheet available outside on the table & happy to chat after the meeting.