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  1. LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Mcauliffe middle school Oak middle school 2013 - 2014

  2. LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AWARD-WINNING MIDDLE SCHOOLS California Distinguished SchoolS National Blue Ribbon SchoolS Api’S OVER 900

  3. LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT DISTRICT PRIORITIES 2013-2014 Increase academic excellence for all students Ensure a healthy, safe, and drug-free environment Responsibly maximize financial resources Enhance communication processes to engage, inform, and educate all stakeholders. Modernize, maintain, and optimize the use of District facilities

  4. INTRODUCTIONS McAULIFFE • Ann Allen, Principal aallen@losal.org • Phil Bowen, Assistant Principal pbowen@losal.org • Jean Foley, Counselor jfoley@losal.org • Linda Brown, School Psychologist lbrown@losal.org OAK • Sally Neiser, Principal sneiser@losal.org • Darrenn Platt, Assistant Principal dplatt@losal.org • Stacy Myrick, Counselor smyrick@losal.org • Jerilynn Kuhar, School Psychologist jkuhar@losal.org

  5. MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM • 6th Grade Course Offerings • Reading • Language Arts • Math • Earth Science • Social Studies (Ancient Civilizations) • Physical Education (Daily) • Elective

  6. MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM • 6th Grade Elective Opportunities • Year Long Selections • Beginning or Advanced Band • Beginning or Advanced Orchestra • Beginning and Advanced Vocal Ensembles: • - Women’s, Men’s, Mixed, and Show Choirs

  7. MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM • 6th Grade Elective Opportunities Oak Exploratory Wheel (rotates every six weeks) Skills for Success Art Drama Foods Keyboarding Music McAuliffe Fine Arts Survey (rotates every nine weeks) Art Drama Keyboarding Music

  8. MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM 8th Grade Course Offerings • Reading • Language Arts • Math • Physical Science • Social Studies (U.S. History) • Physical Education • Elective 7th Grade Course Offerings • Reading • Language Arts • Math • Life Science • Social Studies (World History) • Physical Education • Elective

  9. MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM McAuliffe electives Seventh and eighth grade • Instrumental music • Vocal music • Spanish I Honors • Spanish II Honors, French, Japanese (at LAHS) • Art • Drama • Advanced Computers • Yearbook

  10. MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM Oak electives Seventh and eighth grade • Instrumental music • Vocal music • Spanish I Honors • Spanish II Honors, French, Japanese (at LAHS) • Fine Arts Wheel – Art/Drama (one semester each) • Technical Wheel – Foods/Computers (one semester each) • Yearbook, ASB, or Video Production (tentative, depending on student interest)

  11. MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)/Honors • GATE/Honors Core (Reading, Language Arts, SS) • Honors Math Track (Based on achievement level) • 6th Grade: Math 6 FP • 7th Grade: Pre-Algebra Honors • 8th Grade: Algebra Honors • Honors Science • 8th grade only

  12. MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS Lead high level, text-based discussions Increase text complexity Focus on process, not just content Create assignments for real audiences with a real purpose Teach argument, not persuasion

  13. MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM • Support Systems and Interventions • 6th grade study skills curriculum • Staff Mentor Program • AIMS – Academic Improvement Management System (Oak) • PAL and PASS – Positive Assistance at Lunch and Positive Assistance at Saturday School (McAuliffe) • Saturday Math Academy • Academic Labs – Reading, Math, and Study Skills • Before and after school targeted intervention classes • Homework Club • Student study teams

  14. MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM • INSTRUCTIONAL INITIATIVES • Depth and complexity icons; increase rigor • Writing across all content areas • Technology integration • Instructional Networking • Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) • Thinking Maps • Academic Vocabulary • Project-based Learning • Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

  15. MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM TECHNOLOGY • Programs • MIND Institute (JiJi Math) • STAR Reading and Math • ADAM Anatomy program • Brain Pop • United Streaming Tools • Computers • LCD Projectors • Elmo Document Cameras • Interactive whiteboards • iPads • Google Chromebooks

  16. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN” SCHOOL HOURS McAuliffe 8:50 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. Oak 8:40 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – M, T, Th, F 8:40 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Wed.

  17. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN” BELL SCHEDULE Seven periods each day 30 minute lunch period First lunch – 6th grade students Second lunch – 7th and 8th grade students

  18. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN” PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.) Fitness Individual skills Team sports INTRAMURALS Flag football Track Soccer Volleyball Basketball Softball

  19. STUDENT LIFE • Clubs • Student leadership • WEB “Where Everyone Belongs” • Yearbook • Intramurals • Service projects • Field Trips • Music and Drama Productions • Dance socials • Career Day

  20. STUDENT LIFE • Clubs • Examples - depending on student interest • Club Splat • Drama Club • Scholarship (CJSF) • Homework Club • Leadership • Science Club • Green Club • Running Club • Sports Club • Food Factory • Christian Club • Archery • Best Buddies • Book Club • Bowling • One for One • Improv • Games • Science Olympiad • Spelling Bee • Math • Sketch

  21. STUDENT LIFE • Monthly awards 6th, 7th, and 8th graders selected each month Academic Achievement Character Outstanding Effort • Eagle Express Cards and Paw passes • Community Service Awards • Honor Roll • Principal’s List (4.0) • 8th Grade Awards

  22. SCHOOL SAFETY AND BEHAVIOR School-wide behavior standards Campus Supervisors Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) District Initiatives and Parent Education Bullying Prevention Task Force Violence Prevention Task Force Drug and Alcohol Prevention Task Force

  23. TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL • WEB “Welcome EveryBody” • New student orientation • Two Lunches • 6th graders have their own lunch period • Core Classes • Language Arts • Reading • Social Studies • 6th Grade Pods • 6th Grade Locker area

  24. TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL STAFF Collaboration and communication Kindness and compassion Community Service Support students and parents “I am your biggest fan.” “I will do anything to help you.”

  25. PARENT INVOLVEMENT • PTA • New Parent Night • Back to School • Parent Education Nights • GATE/honors Parent Night • GATE Parent Advisory Council • Open House • School Site Council • Volunteers in classrooms and media center

  26. COMMUNICATION • Websites: www.losal.org/mcauliffe and www.losal.org/oak • School Messenger (autodialer and emails) • Aeries Browser Internet (ABI) – grades on-line • Progress Reports • Report Cards • Parent Conferences upon request • November and May • Email • Phone

  27. GENERAL INFORMATION • Bus Transportation • May be purchased for students in the Seal Beach and Los Alamitos areas • Semester or annual • One-way or round trip • Prorated for the number of children • Full-time Library and Media Center Services • Full-time Health-care Services • Extended Care • Outpost: Opens at 6:30 a.m.; Closes at 6:00 p.m. Los Alamitos Youth Center

  28. IMPORTANT DATES • Tuesday, February 11 6:30 p.m. • Parent Presentation at Oak • Wednesday, February 19 6:30 p.m. • Parent Presentation at McAuliffe • Tuesday, February 25 3:30 p.m. • Student Social at Oak • Tuesday, March 4 3:30 p.m. • Student Social at McAuliffe • Thursday, March 6 • All-District Choral Festival • Friday, March 7 • Deadline to submit Intra-district transfer request

  29. McAuliffe Eagles Oak Lions Los Alamitos Griffins

  30. LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT THANK YOU FOR COMING!