Welcome to Granite Oaks Middle School Jay Holmes, Principal Jeff Christensen, Assistant Principal Don’t Worry… You Will Survive Middle School!!! GOMS Fun Facts ► GOMS is in its 14th year ► GOMS is Top Ranked Middle School in Placer and Sacramento Counties with API score of 916 on last year’s CST tests ► Currently over 900 students enrolled ► 74% of all GOMS students maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher during the first semester ► Plethora of things to do at GOMS – Sports, clubs, student senate, CJSF, service learning projects, math and science Olympiads Academy System ● School within a School Core Subjects - Mathematics, Language Arts, World History, Life Science ● Placement Computer Generated Math No Requests Traditional or Integrated Pathways CCCSS Math 8 is a new set of standards different from our previous California State Standards 8th grade math Math 8 now incorporates topics that had previously been taught in Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra ll CCCSS requires a large leap in rigor expectations from our students Most surrounding districts are moving to Integrated Pathway CA Dept. of Ed. Pathways Traditional Pathway 6-12 4th Year Math Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra ll •Pre-Calculus •Math Analysis •EAP Senior Math •AP Stats Accelerated Traditional Pathway 6-12 Grade 6 Grade 7 + Part of Grade 8 Accelerated Decision Point Part of Grade 8 + Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra ll PreCalculus 4th Year Math •AP Calculus •AP Stats http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/cf/documents/aug2013apxacourseplace.pdf CA Dept. of Ed. Pathways Integrated Pathway 6-12 4th Year Math Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Integrated I Integrated II Integrated III •Pre-Calculus •Math Analysis •EAP Senior Math •AP Stats Accelerated Integrated Pathway 6-12 Grade 6 Grade 7 + Part of Grade 8 Accelerated Decision Point Part of Grade 8 +Int. 1 Int. II Int. III PreCalculus 4th Year Math •AP Calculus •AP Stats http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/cf/documents/aug2013apxacourseplace.pdf GOMS Clubs GOMS offers a variety of student clubs Anime/Manga Book Art Broadcasting California Junior Scholarship Federation Creative Writing Chess Yearbook Drama Friends of Rachel “FOR” Green Scene Garden Scrabble Lego Math Olympiad Science Olympiad 2014-15 Incoming Student Immunization Requirement All students must meet requirement for TDAP immunization in order to attend school on August 19, 2014. There is no grace period/extension to receive the vaccine after school starts. Submit proof of vaccine to current school as soon as possible: 1 dose of Tdap, Adacel, Boostrix Date of vaccine must be given on or after 7th birthday Proof considered printout from doctor or CA Immunization Yellow Card with students name, DOB, vaccine name, date vaccine administered, name of clinic or doctor administering vaccination Additional information regarding vaccines and Placer County Clinics available at: http://www.rocklin.k12.ca.us and http://www.shotsforschool.org Changes In Your Student Onset of Puberty Physical & Chemical Changes “Hormone City” Brain is actually rewiring: Decision Making Emotions / Sensitivity Behaviorally lack impulse control Leads to Middle School Drama Transitions 7th Grade Focus Transition from elementary to middle school 8th Grade Focus Transition from middle school to high school Safe Schools • Highest Priority - Establish Safe and Positive Learning Environment • We CARE about your Student • Treat students with Respect and Value • Cyber Communication Challenges • Parental Monitoring Facebook, Text Messaging Instant Messaging , etc. • No cell phone use on campus 8:30 – 3:10 Bully Prevention Bullying – Most common 6th, 7th and 8th Proactive Philosophy – • 7th/8th Grade Assemblies • Rachel’s Challenge • Address Reports Discipline Policy • Merit System • Detention System • • • • Academy Detention – 30 minutes Referrals to Office Friday School – 3:15 – 5:30 pm Suspensions Dress Code All clothing shall be within the bounds of decency and good taste. Please check student handbook for specifics. Let’s have a great experience!!! • Encourage your student as he or she becomes a young adult. • Communicate with school personnel Jay Holmes – 315-9009 Ext. 3800 or [email protected] Jeff Christensen - 315-9009 Ext. 3804 or [email protected] Welcome Parents to Student Services LINDA MARCARIAN ROSEMARY ELSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELORS Counselor’s Role Monitor Academics Advocate for Students Personal, Social and Emotional Support Introduce the High School Exit Examination Begin Planning for High School Graduation Explore Career and College Options Referrals Transition Years Stay involved Encourage communication Interact with teachers Access grades/assignments online Support development of organization, time management, and study skills Encourage involvement Promote independence and accountability School Day 8:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Separate lunches – 7th grade (12:02 – 12:37) Nutrition Break: No recess Passing period (3 minutes) Before school / After school help available with teachers Homework for 7th Grade One to two hours four (4) to five (5) days per week Determine daily study schedule Identify quiet place for studying Be available for assistance Library is open for homework completion and studying Tuesday through Friday (3:10 to 4:00) Electives Two electives per year (Fall and Spring Semester) Electives are schedule based on course availability – no guarantees Band and Orchestra are two semester courses Electives are exploratory in content – (do not meet high school pre-requisites) Art Band Chorus Orchestra Manufacturing Technology Home Economics Exploratory Spanish Registration Process Feeder School Visits --- March 26 and April 2, 2014 Educational Plan Worksheet (course selection) distributed by elementary teachers Due Monday, April 7, 2014 to elementary teachers W.E.B. Day --- August 13, 2014 (9am – 12 noon) Math Preliminary Math Placement Test - May 2014 at Feeder Schools Final Math Placement Test – First week of school – 7th grade (Placement Test, math grades) Athletics West Division East Division Granite Oaks Eich Spring View Bujan Antelope Crossing Silverado Cooley Wilson C. Riles Olympus Cavitt Twelve Bridges E.V.Cain Creekview Ranch Glen Edwards Contact: Jerry Ryan (916) 315-9009, xt. 3901 [email protected] Fall --- Cross Country ( no cut), Flag Football, Girls Volleyball Winter --- Wrestling (no cut), Boys/Girls Basketball Spring --- Track & Field (no cut) Academic and Citizenship Eligibility Voluntary Athletic Contributions Accepted Good citizenship by following the school rules 80 or more merits per quarter No more that one “U” on a grade check 2.0 grade point average No more than one “NM” grade per quarter Eligibility Academic , Athletic, Activities Good citizenship by following the school rules 80 or more merits per quarter 2.0 grade point average No more than one “NM” grade per quarter Music Concert Band Orchestra Chorus Contact: Mary Dick (916) 315-9009, xt. 3005 [email protected] Student Activities Associated Student Body School Activities Fundraisers Dances Parent Falcon Club Myth - Once your child gets to Middle School, they don’t need help from Parents. Fact - There are LOTS of ways a parent can help! It’s just different than in Elementary School. The PFC supports our students, teachers and school by: donating time, talents and expertise, as well as financing projects that would not otherwise be possible. How Can You Help? √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Board Positions OPEN! PFC Membership Magazine/Cookie Dough Sales (Sept/Oct) Teacher/Staff Appreciation – Monthly Fundraising to meet school needs / deficits Save Mart ~ eScrip Box Tops and Soup Labels – Library Books Leverage “connections” you have in the community Your First Opportunity We are NOT your typical Elementary School PTC! Become a PFC Member Sign up tonight! Help a Little or a Lot! It’s up to you! All parents are encouraged to help. “Many hands make light work” E-mail address: [email protected] So Far, So Good??? Question and Answer Session We will be staying to answer any questions you might have regarding GOMS! We hope you have a great night! See you next year!