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MIDDLE LEVEL
LEARNERS
Curriculum Night
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/faubion/
PARTNERSHIP
PTA
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Please consider joining – $12.00
A NEW SCHOOL
We are scheduled to relocate next year to a swing
site.
 Where? We do not know. Stay tuned…
 New school construction estimated to take two
years.
 More to follow.
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WE ARE A TITLE I SCHOOL
Free breakfast
 Free snack
 Free lunch
 High levels of support for all students
 Additional staff – classroom teachers,
instructional specialists who work with staff and
students, educational assistants
 Pre-K program
 Title I Reading Specialist – a well-stocked
library.
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CLASS AND SCHOOL RULES
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Be Safe
Be Kind
Be Responsible
Be Respectful
Positive Behavioral Interventions and
Supports
 PBIS: One of the foremost advances in schoolwide discipline is the emphasis on school-wide
systems of support that include proactive
strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting
appropriate student behaviors to create positive
school environments.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Grab and Go Breakfast -- 8:309
 First Period -- 8:35-9:35
 Second Period -- 9:35 – 10:35
 Third Period -- 10:35-11:35
 Lunch and Duty -- 11:35-12:10:
 Fourth Period -- 12:10-1:10
 Fifth Period -- 1:10 -2:10
 Sixth Period -- 2:10 -3:00
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Two Hour Late
Openings –
We start with 3rd
Period class.
ENRICHMENTS
Drumming/Samba
 Exercise Club
 Comic Books and Graphic Novels
 Bio-Engineering
 Chess Club
 Spanish
 Chinese
 American Sign Language
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TAG COORDINATOR
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Jamie Makara
COMMON CORE -- RIGOR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s0rRk9sER0&
safe=active
MORE ON CCSS & CURRICULUM
ALIGNMENT
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Aligned with college and work expectations
Focused and coherent
Includes rigorous content and application of
knowledge through higher-order thinking and
reasoning skills
Intentionally benchmarked so all students are
prepared to succeed in our global economy and
society
Students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills
are grounded in evidence and research
HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS
House Bill 2220: Proficiency Based Grading
Most of the “traditional” homework is done
in class with more discussion and teacher
help.
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can expect homework that is an
extension of what they have not completed
in class or to reinforce class learning.
MIDDLE LEVEL: EXPECTATIONS/POLICIES
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Materials: It is each student's responsibility to
have the following materials with them in class
each day:
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pencils
erasers
Text book
paper (graph paper too, if possible)
handouts
3-ring binder (or a section of one just for math)
notebook / composition book
MS. ACKRON
7th and 8th Grade Math
 8th Grade Algebra (Compacted Math Year 2):
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MS. ACKRON’S: EXPECTATIONS AND
POLICIES
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Materials: It is each student's responsibility to
bring the following materials to class each day:
pencils
 erasers
 math book
 math journal
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Grading: Quizzes and Tests are 65% of your
student’s grade, and the remaining 35% is
classwork. Students may re-take quizzes or tests
if they get lower than a C.
MS. ACKRON’S: 8TH GRADE COMMON CORE
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Texts:
 *College Preparatory Mathematics: Algebra Connections
 *Connected Mathematics: Looking for Pythagoras; Kaleidoscopes, Hubcaps, and
Mirrors; Samples and Populations; District-Wide Common Core Supplement on
Functions
Areas of Study:
 Problem Solving
 Variables and Proportions
 Graphs and Equations
 Using multiple representations
 Multiplication and Proportions
 Systems of Equations
 Rotation, Reflection, Translations
8th Common Core Critical Areas
 *Formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling
an
 association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations
and systems of linear equations
 *Grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative
relationships
 *Analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle,
 similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean
Theorem.
MS. ACKRON’S: 7TH GRADE COMMON CORE
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Texts:
 *Connected Mathematics: Stretching and Shrinking; Shapes and
Designs; Accentuate the Negative; Moving Straight Ahead; Filling and
Wrapping; Data Distributions; Samples and Populations; What Do You
Expect; District-Wide Common Core Supplement on Variability
Areas of Study
 Two-Dimensional Geometry (e.g., scale, area, perimeter, similarity)
 Three-Dimensional Geometry and Measurement (e.g. volume, surface
area)
 Data Variability (e.g., mean, median, mode, range)
 Linear Relationships (e.g., linear rates of change)
 Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
 Integers and Rational Number
7th Common Core Math Critical Areas
 *Developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships
 *Developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and
working with expressions and linear equations.
 *Solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric
constructions, and working with two-and three-dimensional shapes to
solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
 *Drawing inferences about populations based on samples
MS. ACKRON’S: ALGEBRA STANDARDS
• Number and Quantity
 o The Real Number System: N-RN.1-3
 o Quantity: N-Q.1-3
 • Algebra
 o Seeing Structure in Expressions: A-SSE.1-3
 o Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Expressions: A-APR.1
 o Creating Equations: A-CED.1-4
 o Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities: A-REI.1,3-7,10-12
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• Functions
o Interpreting Functions: F-IF.1-6,7abe,8,9
 o Building Functions: F-BF.1a, 1b, 2, 3
 o Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models: F-LE.2,3,5
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• Statistics and Probability
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o Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data: S-ID.13,5-9
MRS. LEPORE’S: EXPECTATIONS AND
POLICIES
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Materials: Each student is responsible for bringing
these materials to class every day:
Pen or Pencil
 Spiral Notebook
 Planner
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Homework:
Current Events – to begin in November.
 Any work that is not completed in class.
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Performance Options:
Extended Time
 Extra Credit – Authentic Learning
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Grading:
Spiral, Quizzes, and Projects: 75% of grade
 In class Participation: 25% of grade
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RIGOR AND RELEVANCE:
ASSESSMENTS
•Interactive Notebook
 •Vocabulary
 •Study Guides
 •Essays
 •Group Projects
 •Presentations
 Project Base Learning
 Common Core State Standards – Writing and
Reading in History and Social Studies –
Reinforces English Language Arts
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MRS. LEPORE’S: SEVENTH GRADE
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Texts: History Alive: Medieval World and Beyond
MRS. LEPORE’S: TEXTS AND TOPICS
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Texts: History Alive, The United States through
Industrialism
MR. MERRICK: EXPECTATIONS AND
POLICIES
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Materials: Each student is responsible for bringing
these materials to class every day:
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Homework:
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Pen or Pencil
Red Spiral Notebook
Planner
Novel (if borrowed)
Nightly reading for 30 minutes – to begin in November.
Any work that is not completed in class.
Grading:
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Writing Projects, Tests, & Quizzes: 75% of grade
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Written tests are given every 2 weeks
Written tests are open to student notes.
Missed tests can be retaken.
In-class Participation: 25% of grade
MR. MERRICK: TEXTS AND TOPICS
Previous Theme: Elements of Descriptive
Language; Elements of Setting & Character
 Current Theme: Comparing & Contrasting;
Elements of Setting & Character;
 Personal Narrative Writing
 Current Reading Projects
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7th Grade Reading – EMC Masterpiece Series – 7th
Grade Text
 8th Grade Reading – EMC Masterpiece Series – 8th
Grade Text
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MR. MERRICK: 7TH & 8TH GRADE
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
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7th & 8th Grade Writing:
 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and
relevant evidence.
 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and
convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection,
organization, and analysis of relevant content.
 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or
events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and
well-structured event sequences.
7th & 8th Grade Reading:
 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of
what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the
text.
 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its
development over the course of the text, including its relationship
to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective
summary of the text.
 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or
drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or
provoke a decision.
MS. RAMSEY: EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE
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Introduction:
1. Earth/Space Science is using a new curriculum
(SEPUP) curriculum that integrates scientific inquiry
with a thematic approach for teaching science in the
context of personal and societal issues. The use of
scientific issues helps students see that science is
connected to their lives and communities in many
ways.
2. The Earth/Space Science curriculum is aligned with
Oregon Science Standards and the national NGSS
(Next Generation Science Standards) to ensure that
all students are being properly prepared for study in
high school and college.
3. The use of different instructional strategies (i.e.)
investigations, class debates, labs, role play, projects,
problem-solving and modeling are integrated with
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) during the course of study.
MS. RAMSEY: MAJOR UNITS OF STUDY
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Major Units of Study:
 Rocks and Minerals
 Studying Soil Scientifically
 Weather & Atmosphere
 Plate Tectonics (e.g.)Earthquakes
 The Earth in Space
 Exploring Space
 Erosion & Deposition
MS. RAMSEY: GRADING POLICY
Grading Policy:
 Student’s grades are based on a 4 point rubric for
daily assignments, activities, quizzes, tests, and
projects.
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4 = Advanced, above & beyond
 3 = Complete & correct…working at benchmark
 2 = Partially correct
 1 = Incorrect (*or missing work)
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Major projects are due on the date given.
 Note: On progress report, the #1 is given to
indicate no assignment turned in or nothing to
grade.
 Student Corner: Student access to 'Issues
and Earth Science' Science" textbooks online
at: http://ebooks.lab-aids.com/studentresources
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MIDDLE LEVEL CONTACT INFO
Best to E-mail:
 Nik Merrick: [email protected]
 Melanie Ramsey: [email protected]
 Michelle Ackron: [email protected]
 Melinda Lepore: [email protected]

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