Grade 6 to 7 Parent Transition Presentation - The Plainview

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Welcome Parents!
Incoming Grade 7
Parent Orientation
APRIL 13, 2010
MR. JOHN MCNAMARA
PRINCIPAL
MRS. JOAN WARTELL
AST. PRINCIPAL
MS. ANGELA DELESSIO
AST. PRINCIPAL
MRS. JOAN SAPIR
GUIDANCE
MRS. IRENE PETRSORIC GUIDANCE
MS. AMY FELDMAN
GUIDANCE
MRS. DANIELLE ORGONIK
GUIDANCE
Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School
A Tradition of Excellence in Education
Overview of Topics to be Discussed
 Grade 7 Scheduling and Programs
 What our Students are Saying about Seventh Grade
 Clubs and Activities
 Social and Emotional Issues for Grade 7 Students
 Parenting a Grade 7 Student
Grade 7 Scheduling
TEAMING IN GRADE 7
 Students are on a team of teachers in grade 7 for
their four core subject areas: Math, Social Studies,
Science and English
 They do not travel as a class
 Each team has approximately one hundred students
 Teams have common team planning time every day
Core Subject Areas
 All students take the same four core subject areas:
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Math, Social Studies, Science and English
Students have been recommended to take either
Math 7-1 or Math 7-2
Math 7-2 is the regular mathematics course for
seventh grade
Math 7-1 is an accelerated course that covers the
grade 7 and 8 curriculum in one year and allows
students to take Algebra I in grade 8
Foundations of Literature is an alternate ELA class
some students take
LOTE
 All students take a Language Other Than English
(LOTE) in grade 7
 The LOTE courses are either Spanish or French,
depending what the child chose to take in grade 6
 The successful completion of a language in grade 7
and 8 marks the completion of Spanish 1R or French
1R and allows students to take Spanish 2R or French
2R in grade 9
Encore Classes
 The encore classes students take in grade 7 are as
follows:
Physical Education – Full Year/Alt. Day
General Music – Half Year/Alt. Day
Art – Half Year/Alt. Day
Technology – Half Year
Home and Careers – Half Year
Academic Intervention Services
 Academic Intervention Services (AIS): AIS Reading
or AIS Math
 Support is provided for all students that do not meet
NYS Standards in the areas of math and reading
 Students that score below a level three on NYS
Assessments are mandated by NYS to receive
additional support
 This is traditionally taken in lieu of Art and General
Music in grade 7
Special Education Services
 Students that have an IEP and receive support
services may receive either Resource Room or an
Integrated Co-Teaching Model Schedule
 Students would receive a support period in lieu of
Technology and Home and Careers
What do the Students Have to Say….
Clubs and Activities
 There are a wide range of
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clubs for students to
participate in (See the list in
the handout)
Clubs meet during zero period
on Monday or Wednesday
Students are also now able to
participate in interscholastic
athletics in grade 7
There are four athletic
seasons in middle school
modified athletics
A limited amount of spots
available on some teams
Music Program
 Students can participate
in the following
performing groups in
grade 7:
Symphonic Orchestra
Chorus
Band
Jazz Band
Social and Emotional Development
 Students are going through major changes during
this time
 Communication with parents often tends to decrease
as peer groups become even more important to
students
 It is important that your child knows that there is an
adult that they can talk to
 Communication between home and school is critical
Parenting in the Tween and Teenage Years…..
GOOD
LUCK!!!!!
Question and Answer Session
THANK YOU FOR COMING THIS EVENING!

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