“The BEST Middle School” What to expect at… Severn River Middle School
6th GRADE COUNSELOR Mrs. Wresche
6th & 7th GRADE COUNSELOR Mrs. Mathews
2010-2011 MSA Data MSA Reading • Grade 6 – 95 % • Grade 7 – 94% • Grade 8 – 82% MSA Math • Grade 6 – 93% • Grade 7 – 95% • Grade 8 – 95% GRADE 8 SCIENCE 90%
Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Prepared In the Hallways In the Cafeteria In the Classroom On the bus Three School Rules
School Times • 9:10 a.m. - 3:50 p.m. • Pick –Up/Drop off • “Activity” Bus
Typical Day In The Life Of A 6th Grader 9:00 a.m. – Students Entering Building 9:07 a.m.– Attendance Is Taken and homeroom begins
Typical Day In The Life Of A 6th Grader 9:07– Announcements begin 9:15 a.m. – Homeroom Is Over, 1st period begins
Core Classes 2 Levels – Standard and Advanced EVERY DAY ALL YEAR • Math • Social Studies • Language Arts • Science
Language Arts • Narrative Writing • Persuasive Writing • Poetry • Research • Novels: Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry, Trouble River, A Wrinkle in Time,Tuck Everlasing, Homecoming, Winn Dixie, Hatchet and more. • Mythology/Folklore
Language Arts • ADVANCED: MUST HAVE BOTH • 412 or higher on 4th Grade MSA. • Average of 5th Grade Benchmarks 1 and 2 (to be determined) - MSA Grade 5 Score of 438 or higher
Science • Matter and Energy • Electricity and Magnetism • Waves • Rocks • History of the Earth • Environmental Space • Experiments • Science Fair • Requirement
6th GRADE MATH OPTIONS Common Core Math 6 OR STEMathematics 6/7 • Integers, • Proportional Reasoning, • Algebraic Reasoning, • Properties of Two- and Three-Dimensional Figures. • Probability and Statistics. Learn Mathematics through problem-solving Focus on Fractions and Decimals.
Advanced Math Requirements • A 4th grade MSA score of 450 or Higher. • A 5th grade benchmark raw scores average of 80% or higher. • A 5th grade MSA score of 460 or Higher. • Must meet ONE of the above requirements.
Social Studies • Geography • River Valley Civilizations • Classical European History • Africa • The Americas
Course Selection Sheet Label with student information placed here AVID Teachers level students Students pick 4- Number 1-4
Encore Classes 6 PERIOD DAY = 2 ENCORE CLASSES + 4 CORE CLASSES. 1 ENCORE PERIOD IS THE WHEEL. 1 ENCORE PERIOD IS A/B/C ROTATION.
THE WHEEL Quarter 4 True Colors (ART) Quarter 1- Aug-Nov. World Language Connections Quarter 3 Feb.- April Building Blocks for a Healthy Lifestyle (FACS) Quarter 2- Nov.- Feb. Exploring Technology (TECH)
ENCORE-Everyone Takes the Wheel! • World Language Connection: exploring languages and cultures • Technology Education: develop awareness of the “core technologies” through participation in project based learning • Family & Consumer Science/Health: • empower the student to recognize and adopt a healthy lifestyle. • Art-True Colors: working with a variety of ways of depicting a likeness from observation and examine ways artists show details and specific features in their work
A- B- C DAY • Focus on Fitness and Health – everyone takes! • Avid- if accepted • Reading Course- if recommended • You Pick TWO: • Band • Orchestra • Chorus • Percussion Ensemble • Music Goes Global • Dare to Dance • Project Runway • Box Score • Passport to the World
Physical Education TAKES UP ONE OF THE A/B/C ROTATIONS. • Required for all students in grade 6, 7 & 8 • 3 marking periods of P.E. and 1 marking period of health • Fitness Testing • Uniforms • No Showers Required
YOU PICK 2
AVID • Advancement Via Individual Determination Students must apply, interview and be accepted into the AVID program AVID prepares student for a rigorous course of study in preparation for acceptance to a 4 year college AVID provides study skills, assistance with organization and time management AVID provides tutorials to support advanced classes
Music Band – Oboe, clarinet, flute, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, baritone horn, trombone, tuba and percussion Orchestra (strings) – violin, viola, cello and string bass
Music Percussion Ensemble – skills and concepts of percussion necessary to perform in a percussion ensemble Music Goes Global– explore elements, history and role of music from earliest times through the present
Chorus • Students will learn concepts of vocal production and choral techniques appropriate for a large ensemble. • Chorus includes: Performing at 2 concerts and 2 festivals per year Show Choir is an auditioned group with additional performances
Project Runway Express Yourself in Style! Learn basic sewing principles to express your own personal style using design and technology. Students will produce a fashion show to celebrate their designs.
And, there’s more….. • BOX SCORE- Students will explore sports statistics and analyze what is being measured. “Fantasy “ teams will be created and tracked • PASSPORT TO THE WORLD- Students will learn about the globally interconnected world of the 21st century and analyze the influences of world cultures and languages
Specialty Encores: Additional Reading Support • Some students will be selected for opportunities to increase their reading power. These important classes will be required if you are recommended.
Attendance • Be on Time • Note from Parents • Dr’s Notes • Early Dismissals/Late Arrivals
Student Agenda • Elementary School • Cost 2011-2012 $7.00 • Use in School • Use at Home
Combination Locks • Regular Locker- Must buy from SRMS-$7 • PE Locker-Student provide lock
Homework • How often? • Blackboard (AACPS.org-Student-Blackboard) • Counseling Department
Breakfast & Lunch • Times • Cost- $2.85 • Seating
Extra Curricular Activities • Girls on the Run • Student Government • Intramural Sports • FACS Club • Math Club • Newspaper Club • Yearbook Club • Service Club • Art Club • National Junior Art Honor Society • National Junior Honor Society • Chess Club • 24 Game Club • Stewards of the Watershed Club • Environmental Independent Research Club • Black Saga Club • Russian Club • Shark Support Mentoring Program Get Involved!
Support at SRMS After school tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays or by arrangement with the teacher Before school tutoring on Wednesdays AVID Reading Interventions Tutoring with NJHS MSA support sessions
Goals to Strive For Honor Roll Recognition IDT awards every year 6 – 8. By recommendation of teachers Nominated for NJHS in 7th grade. *no referrals *GPA of 3.0 * Volunteer service to the community http://www.nhs.us/s_nhs/index.asp President’s Award for “Educational Excellence” in 8th grade http://www.naesp.org Become Involved in your School
The First Day • 6th Grade Only • Meet in Cafeteria • Teachers by Homeroom • Extended Homeroom • Have Lunch • Attend Classes • Teachers Walk to Bus
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