Doerre Intermediate School Is it really that different? Presented by Doerre Counselors and Administrators Differences between Regulars, Pre-AP, and Pre-AP/GT Regulars Homework will be a major part of nightly routine Teacher directed activities and learning Daily drill of new learning Review sheets often given before tests Pre AP & Pre AP-GT Independent learners Faster pace Increased homework level Application level questions and/or essay style tests Active participation Self Motivated 6th grade GT Must have qualified based on previous screening GT students may be asked to complete outside, independent research/project to be presented in the classroom TPSP project required Exit Policy from Pre AP Courses Conference with Teacher Exit at the end of first semester It is recommended that the parent contacts the teacher for a conference if the student is not making a “C” average in the Pre AP curriculum 6th grade Bell Schedule 8:15-8:40AM Cafeteria 8:40-8:50AM Gym 8:50-8:58AM Locker then class 5 minutes between classes (exclusively 6th graders) 6th graders eat lunch with other 6th graders only Subjects & Electives Typical 6th Grade Schedule 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. English/Language Arts Block English/Language Arts Block Math Science Social Studies PE Elective Language Arts Two periods per day with same teacher Spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, and composition skills Homework assigned nightly Math Must know multiplication and division facts prior to 6th grade Homework given nightly Before school tutorials/reviews available on test days Textbook online resource (video tutorials, sample homework problems and practice quizzes) Science General science Lab safety and experiments Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week Social Studies Countries and cultures Map study Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week Electives Art* Theater Arts Band* Choir* Orchestra* Power Math (required based on STAAR results) PATH – Next Step *Requires fees and/or instrument rental *Band and Orchestra will send letters in late March for instrument selection dates and times. Physical Education 6th and 7th grade Dress out in their PE uniform daily Off Campus PE program (paperwork required by June 11th, 2015 -contact elementary school) *Category 1 - 15 plus hours per week *Category 2 - 5 plus hours per week Must be a KISD approved off campus PE establishment Home School Communication Binder Reminder Available at Doerreintation Use to record assignments Teacher and parent can communicate through binder reminder Progress Reports 4th Thursday of each 6 weeks Distributed during 7th period Teacher Communication Email Individual Conference Open House Fall and Spring semester Fall Open House allows parents to walk through their student’s schedule Spring Open House has different scheduled activities to visit Social Growth Opportunities Social Growth Opportunities Doerre offers many new experiences Clubs Student Council Intramurals Academic and Extracurricular Activities Doerre Clubs Anime Club Campus Life Chess Club Culture Club DI (Destination Imagination) Doerre Scribes Math Club NJHS Doerre Chiefs / No Place for Hate Student Council (STUCO) Warriors for Christ Other ways to get involved: Try out for sports (football, volleyball, basketball, track, cross country, swimming, cheerleading, etc.) Join the choir, orchestra or band! Participate in Theater Arts productions. Compete in drawing and writing competitions! Students Can Prepare By… Begin now to strengthen organizational skills Master all math facts Read, read, read, especially during the summer Novels Non-fiction Current events Parent Strategies How Can Parents Prepare? Talk with the 5th grade teachers about subject level placement (Regulars, Pre AP, Pre AP/GT) Help your child make a wise elective choice Be patient and let your child accept responsibility along with the natural consequences! What Can You Do To Make Your Doerre Student Successful? Check Parent Connection weekly Check Binder Reminder nightly Check teacher websites Do not accept zeros as grades! Who Do We Call For Help? Classroom teacher(s) Counselors – Mrs. Halverson (A-G) Mrs. Kirk (H-O) Mrs. Berumen (P-Z) Ms. Pietsch (Case Manager) 6th grade Associate Principal – Dr. Kulhanek-Rochin (Ms. K) Principal – Mrs. Patin Additional Resources Student Handbook Class Rules Project guidelines/Grading sheets Doerre Website Last Day for Schedule Change The last day for any schedule change, including both elective change and level change (Pre AP to regulars) will be June 11th at 3:00 pm. After that point, no changes can be honored. Thank you for coming! Have a successful finish to 5th grade!! See you in August!!