General Information School Hours: 7:55 AM to 2:15 PM Breakfast 7:45 AM to 7:55 AM • Traffic Pattern No cars / Busses only on “lower” Brown Street passageway • Main office doors Students use only after 7:55 bell All visitors (New security lock/cameras) Brown Street doors are a students’ safe area Information continued Bus info & class assignments Local newspaper (bus) & Friday before labor day (assignments) House Structure Smaller schools with in a school • School Nurse Nurse Linda Pinheiro-Feola Students for sick dismissal must go through school nurse Health Cards very important – Emergency contacts • Late Bus – abbreviated version of all stops (3:30, M-Th.) • Lockers – Practice over Summer, Locker Night in Sept. School Classification Martin Middle School is currently classified as TYPICAL with score of 54.0, with the district average score in at 52.0 and the state average score in at 51.0. To raise classification, we need to continue to raise proficiency rates, close gaps between sub groups, and maintain growth. Martin surpassed the state average by 16+ points for English Language Learners (ELLs) in Reading, Grades 6, 7, &8. Curriculum Five (5) Core Subjects – English, Math, Social, Science, and Intervention Supports educational needs through individual assessments & data following the curriculum of the Common Core State Standards • Exploratory – PE, Health, Computers, Robotics, Tech, Art, World Languages, Band & Chorus. • Standardized Assessments – NECAPs Fall/Spring, Gates Reading, Technology, District Common Drives scheduling, preparing students to answer constructed response questions while citing evidence from text assigned. 2014-2015 first year of implementation of PARCC Assessment. Extra- Curricular Sports Fall Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys & Girls Cross Country Winter Boys & Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Spring Boys & Girls Track, Baseball, Softball • Afterschool clubs – 2:30 to 3:30 PM Robotics Club, RAP & ACE Homework Clubs, Art Club, Student Committee, Yearbook Club, Theater Company, Intramurals Communication Emergency Cards – Important with legal signature for contacts. Student Handbook – Forms to be filled out by parent/guardian Wildcat Communicator - (1st Monday of each Month) Connect-Ed Notifications – Attendance / Events PowerSchool web portal – (Parent database to Student’s academic growth) Report Cards (Every 10 weeks) Website – http://www.epschoolsri.com/martin School Phone – 435-7819 School Fax – 435-7851 Martin Middle School PTO President – Angela Kondon Provide student agendas to each student in Sept. Fundraising Activities throughout the year – (Harvest Hop, Spring Fair, Coupon Book, BoxTops for Education) Avenue of Communication – [email protected] Thursday, Sept. 11th, 6:30 MMS Library -Every parent /guardian are members of the PTO -No membership fee -All welcome!!! Next meeting: What can parents do? Become involved in the school; join the PTO, check website periodically, communicate with your child’s teachers throughout the school year. Get them to school on time each day. Check your child’s progress on PowerSchool. Talk to your child about school & assessments… …Encourage them to take their Education seriously 100% Parental “Positive” involvement = a student’s successful educational experience!