Kingsview Middle School th Incoming 6 Grade Articulation Meeting 2015-2016 Administrators Mr. Jimmy D’Andrea – Principal Mrs. Shelia Harrison – Assistant Principal Mrs. Ericka Singleton – Assistant Principal Ms. Kelly Bean – Assistant School Administrator Counseling Department Mrs. Heather Cohen – Resource Counselor Mrs. Kelli Shelhorse – 6th Grade Counselor (2015-2016) Mrs. Katie Mendelson – 7th Grade Counselor (2015-2016) Mrs. Jan Moore – 8th Grade Counselor (2015-2016) Mrs. Cathy Hocker- Secretary, Registrar, SSL Coordinator Kingsview Staff • Mrs. Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT • Mr. Dan Goldsamt, 6th Grade Math/Team Leader • Ms. Eve Janney, Special Education IRT • Mrs. Janet Kilcoyne, Math IRT • Mr. Wymon Lee, Science IRT • Mr. Brad MacKay, PE/Arts IRT • 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 st the 21 century As Kingsview Panthers, we R.O.A.R. with pride! Our PBIS Core Values R.O.A.R. Responsibility Outstanding Attitude Respect What are the roles of the 6th grade team leader? • Monitor the academic and behavioral performance/progress of 340+ students • Communicate information to 6th grade teachers, parents, and students • Attend to any/all 6th grade student, parent, or teacher concerns • Serve as a “go-between” for parents and 6th grade staff • Run and facilitate 6th grade meetings • Co-coordinate 6th grade’s annual Outdoor Education field trip • Serve as the chair of the school’s Student Recognition Committee Mr. Dan Goldsamt, 6th grade team leader [email protected] Math Articulation Kingsview Middle School 2015-2016 Janet Kilcoyne Math Department Resource Teacher [email protected] 301-601-4611 Habits of a Productive Mathematical Thinker Reasoning and Explaining Standard of Mathematical Practice #2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively Standard of Mathematical Practice #3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others Modeling Using Tools Standard of Mathematical Practice #1 Standard of Mathematical Practice #4 Model with mathematics Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them Standard of Mathematical Practice #5 Use appropriate tools strategically Standard of Mathematical Practice #6 Attend to Precision Seeing Structure and Generalizing Standard of Mathematical Practice #7 Look for and make sense of structure Standard of Mathematical Practice #8 Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning CURRENT (2014-2015) GRADE 5 Students Math Courses 5 C2.0 Math 5 C2.0 Math 5/6 6 C2.0 Math 6 C2.0 IM 7 8 9 10 11 12 C2.0 Math 7 C2.0 Math 8 C2.0 Alg 1 C2.0 Geo C2.0 Alg 2 C2.0 Pre Calc C2.0 IM C2.0 Alg 1 C2.0 Geo C2.0 Alg 2 C2.0 Pre Calc AP C2.0Alg. 1 C2.0 Geo C2.0 Alg.2 C2.0 P.Cal AP AP Math Course Pathways for Rising 6th grade students SY 2015-2016 Grade 6 SY 2016-2017 Grade 7 SY 2017-2018 Grade 8 C2.0 Math 5 C2.0 Math 6 C2.0 IM C2.0 C2.0 Math 5/6 C2.0 IM C2.0 Algebra SY 2014-2015 Grade 5 Algebra I C2.0 Honors Geometry Questions? Contact [email protected] Advanced English 6 Students are expected to: • • • • Read, examine and analyze novels, short stories, poetry, navigate visual literacy Independently write increasingly complex responses to reading Independently write increasingly complex creative narratives Use Course and Literary Terms 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 Respond to a prompt using a paragraph and/or 3 paragraph essays Digital Literacy (Will replace Reading 6): Students: Will develop critical and creative thinking through reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing in a 21st Century approach Will work through a problem-based process where students will learn to define real world problems of interest, research the causes of those problems using real-time global texts and then create solutions to address the problems Will advance students’ understanding of comprehension, analysis, and evaluation of text as well as vocabulary acquisition through reading complex informational and argumentative texts in a technology-rich medium Will collaborate regularly both through the research and the solution phases of their investigations World Language Articulation 2015-2016 Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT [email protected] World Language Pathways 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade Spanish/French 1A Spanish/French 1B Spanish/French 2A/B Spanish/French 3A/B Reading Spanish/French 1A Spanish/French 1B Spanish/French 2A/B (Digital Literacy) Awareness of Language and Culture (Semester elective) Spanish/French 1A/B Spanish/French 2A/B Reading Reading (Digital Literacy) (Digital Literacy) Awareness of Language and Culture (Semester elective) Spanish/French 1A/B (Digital Literacy) Reading Spanish and French •Pacing of courses •High school credit courses •County Exam •Work ethic and study habits Awareness of Language and Culture • Semester course (recommended elective) • Focus on: • culture • non-verbal communication • Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Farsi, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Hebrew 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 Engineering and Design Process http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/183836main_edc_flow_5-12_540.jpg Are you Hungry to Know More? Science courses feature… • Problem/project based curriculum • Instruction revolves around relevant everyday problems • 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 • Basic Chemistry: Matter, Reactions • Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Populations • Alternative Energy and Environmental Science • Basic Physics: Energy, Electricity, Waves Trout Project 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 World Studies KMS RT: Michael Tucci [email protected] Unit 1: Aspects of a Civilization: Mesopotamia, Indus River Valley, and Egypt Unit 2: Political Systems: Ancient Greece and Rome Unit 3: Economic Systems: Ancient and Modern China Unit 4: Cultural Systems: Religions of the World and Civilizations of the 1st Millennium Advanced skills Artifact Analysis Unit 1 image analysis example Document Analysis Interpreting Maps Analyzing Images Analyze the image above. Explain how humans have modified their natural environment to meet their economic wants. Explain why this was necessary given the climate show in the image. Historical Writing • Writes a Topic Sentence that addresses the prompt (Makes a Claim) o Most students can do this when they come to us in 6th grade! • Supports the claim made in the topic sentence with evidence from the text o Most students can do this when they come to us in 6th grade! • Explains how the evidence from the text proves the claim from the topic sentence o This is the area of need for many 6th graders. EXAMPLE RUBRIC Was Democracy fair for the people living in Athens? GRADES 6 -11 EXPANDED SCORING RUBRIC FOR ANALYTIC AND NARRATIVE WRITING Students had 5 documents to analyze for examples that could be used to prove that the Democracy in Athens was fair or not fair for the people who lived there. Constructed Measure PARCC Standards The response addresses the prompt by stating the claim (Thesis or Topic Sentence) and includes the following: 2 pts. cites relevant textual evidence and inferred evidence to support Claim Writing the analysis (claim) Provides convincing reasoning Written Expression (clear and detailed explanation of why/how) Development of Ideas The development is consistently appropriate/relevant to the task, 10 pts. purpose, and audience. Examples and Explanation of the Examples Criteria for Success Topic Sentence explains: Makes the claim that democracy was fair or not fair for the people living in Athens. Evidence: Gives examples from multiple sources and explains how democracy was either fair or not fair for the people of Athens. Physical Education & Health 3 Quarters of PE and 1Quarter of Health Health Related Fitness Fitnessgram Movement Skills and Concepts Invasion Games Net Games Personal Development Personal & Social Responsibility Problem Solving Decision-Making Skills Mental and Emotional Health Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Safety and Injury Prevention Nutrition and Fitness Personal and Consumer Health Music Instrumental—All year • Beginning band • Intermediate band • Orchestra Chorus—All Year 6th Grade Chorus 6th Grade Arts Exploration • • • 4 different courses in 1 year Art Change each marking period Develop new and natural skills, talents and Tech Ed interests Study Strategies Computers Study Strategies • Build skills to enhance their transition to middle school • Complete hands-on projects, lessons, games and videos • Independent study strategies, • Organizational skills • Time management strategies • Test taking strategies • Reading strategies • Leave the course with a “tool box” of ways help themselves be academically successful Art • Research and compose drawings for design ideas • Paint self-portraits and landscapes that are reflective of their cultures • Use different methods for graphite pencil drawings • Apply knowledge using still life form, printmaking using the methods of sculpture and ceramics Tech Ed • Introduces core engineering basics of 2D and 3D design • Create a 2D sketch drawing of a house • Apply these concepts to create a 3D model Computers • Create 10-12 projects using a variety of features of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. • Practice keyboarding Special Education @ KMS Provide direct instruction and resource support to students identified as having special education needs according to state and federal guidelines. The team consists of parents, special education teachers, general education teachers, paraeducators, counselors, related services personnel (speech language pathologist, occupational therapist, etc…), as well consultation with our school psychologist and pupil personnel worker. We are a full inclusion program providing direct and indirect special education services both inside and outside of the classroom based on the student’s IEP. Students are assigned a case manager who oversees their program, meets with students on a regular basis to support their needs, and maintains weekly contact with parents. 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 3. Pre-approved community organizations SSL Coordinator: [email protected] www.mcpsssl.org • Registration begins in Mid-September. • Forms will be passed out in class. • Activities Fair – Back to School Night • Activities begin in October, and end in May. • Intramural Sports: Indoor Basketball, Flag Football, Cross Country, Street Hockey and Weight Training • Activities: SGA, Yearbook, Green Team, Chess Club, Environmental Club, Art Club, Engineering Club, Robotics Club, Teaching Our Peers Spanish (TOPS), and many more Kingsview Middle School • School Structure 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 • Eight Period Day – every class everyday • 7:55-2:40 • Lunch • 3 Lunch periods of 30 minutes • PAWS time everyday • No Recess • Regular Lunch SCHOOL VISITS •Fox Chapel ES – January 28 •McNair ES – January 29 •Great Seneca Creek ES – January 30 •Matsunaga ES – February 2 Kingsview Middle School Registration Procedures • Registration forms are due to 5th grade teacher by Friday, February 6. • We use your teacher’s recommendation, data, and your requests to decide your schedule. • Make good academic decisions about: • Reading ( Digital Literacy) or World Language • Elective choice or choices Course Choices • If students are recommended for Reading (Digital Literacy), they MUST take Reading (Digital Literacy) 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.** Kingsview Staff Contact Information • Mrs. Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT • [email protected] • Mr. Dan Goldsamt, 6th Grade Math/Team Leader • [email protected] • Ms. Eve Janney, Special Education IRT • [email protected] • Mrs. Janet Kilcoyne, Math IRT • [email protected] • Mr. Wymon Lee, Science IRT • [email protected] • Mr. Brad MacKay, PE/ Arts IRT • [email protected] • Mrs. Kristen Sullivan, English/Reading IRT • [email protected] • Mr. Michael Tucci, Social Studies IRT • [email protected] WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING OUR NEW PANTHERS!