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  1. Maryville Junior High School

  2. Data and Expectations –Lisa McGinley, Principal • General Information –Lisa McGinley, Principal • Athletics –Jay Malone • Registration Process and Timeline – Regina Cox and Kim Taylor, School Counselors • Parent Advisory Council –Candy Morgan • Tour/Questions –8th Grade Faculty Tonight’s Agenda

  3. Expectations and Data Results Lisa McGinley, Principal

  4. Academic Performance Attainment Achievement Status Where are they? Progress Growth Gains How’d they get there?

  5. The academic intensity of the student’s high school curriculum still counts more than anything else in relation to completing a bachelor’s degree. Clifford Adelman U.S. Department of Education

  6. What do I want my child to get out of the next five years of school?

  7. 2013-14 8th Graders - HS Plans College (Apprentice, Career Technical, 2-yr and 4-yr Colleges and Graduate School)

  8. College and Career Readyvs.College and Career Eligible

  9. MHS Class of 2013 36% graduated with at least 3 hours college credit 60-70% 16% graduated with 12 or more hours of college credit 20-25% 77% enrolled in postsecondary institution after graduation

  10. 8th Grade Assessments

  11. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program TCAP Writing Assessment (5, 8, 11) End of Course (9-12) Achievement (3-8) Diagnostic (ACT) (8, 10, 11) Constructed Response (3-8)

  12. 8th Grade Assessments • ACT Explore (October) • TCAP Constructed Response Assessment • October, February, and May • TCAP Writing Assessment (February) • TCAP Achievement (April) • Counts as 15% of course grade in each subject • TCAP End of Course Exam (May) • Students enrolled in Algebra 1

  13. PARCC (2014-15)

  14. General Information (See Handout)Lisa McGinley, Principal

  15. “Building a bridge to success for every student through unified efforts” Mission Statement

  16. Leadership Structure

  17. 8th Grade High School Transition Year

  18. Trust Us • Parental Support • Number # 1 Priority is Academic Learning • Open Communication (Student/Teacher/Parent) • Increased Student Ownership of Academic Performance • Development of Student Self-Advocacy Skills Junior High School Is Hard We Need Your Help

  19. Building Opens 7:30 • Breakfast 7:50 -8:10 • Dismissal to Class 8:10 • Tardy Bell 8:20 • 1st Period 8:20 -9:34 • 2nd Period 9:39 -10:53 • 3rd Period 10:58 -12:42 • A Lunch 11:05 -11:35 • B Lunch 11:35 -12:05 • C Lunch 12:05 -12:35 • 4th Period 12:47 -2:01 • 5th Period 2:06 -3:20 • First Bus 3:20 • Second Bus/Cars/Walkers 3:25 5-Period Day

  20. 1st Period (English) • 2nd Period (Math) • 3rd Period (Wellness/Social Studies) • 3rd Period Lunch (30 minutes) • 4th Period (Science) • 5th Period (Elective/Elective) or (Elective/Academic Success) or (Academic Success/Academic Success) Sample 8th Grade Schedule

  21. Recommendations • English -81 H, 82 CP, 83 CP • Math –math 81 (Alg I), math 82 CP, math 83 CP • Science -81 H, 82 CP, 83 CP • Social Studies – 81 H, 82 CP • Wellness • Technology –embedded in core • Academic Success • Foreign Language Electives • Spanish 1 • French 1 • Latin 1 • Band, Orchestra, Chorus • Art • Drama • Shop • Yearbook • Gateway To Technology (STEM) • Teen Living 8th Grade Courses

  22. MJHS uses letter grades (A, B, C, D, F, P) to report student progress. Plus/minus may be added to the letter grade as an incentive/warning. The plus/minus will appear on the student’s record, but will have no quality point value when computing the GPA. • Grades reflect the level of mastery on course specific curriculum standards. To calculate the Grade Point Average (GPA) add up all of the quality points for the courses taken and divide by the total number of credits that have been earned. Q1(42.5%) + Q2(42.5) + Sem. Ex (15%) = S1 S1(50%)+S2(50%)=Final Grade Q3(42.5%) + Q4(42.5%) + TCAP or Course Exam (15%) = S2 Grading Practices

  23. 1st Semester Exams will compose (15%) eighth grade and (25%) ninth grade of the first semester average • As per the State of Tennessee and School Board Policy, the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) will compose 15% of the second semester average in the subject areas of mathematics, reading/language arts, science, and social studies for Maryville City Schools students in grades three through eight. • As per the State of Tennessee, state issued End-of-Course (EOC) exams will compose 25% of the second semester average in the subject areas of English 1, Algebra 1, and Biology. • Courses without State mandated assessments may issue course generated EOC exams that will compose (15%) eighth grade and (25%) ninth grade of the second semester average. • Course specific benchmark assessments will be given to assess student academic growth over the course of the school year. Required Assessments

  24. According to School Board Policy-to receive credit for passing any grade or course students must attend 90% of class time. (Miss more than 10 minutes of a class period-counted absent for the entire class period.) • Decreased flexibility regarding Prior Approvals for both 8th and 9th grades. • MJHS attendance policy requires students with excessive absences to complete time-for-time. School Attendance

  25. There is no perfect formula for determining the proper amount of academic study for each student. It is not unreasonable to expect a student to routinely have academic study each night and some weekends. • When completing projects, papers, and/or preparing for examinations; the amount of academic study may become significant. • The time required for completion of academic study will vary with student ability, class schedule, and proper budgeting of time. • Students can expect to spend two hours each night of the five (5) day school week and on some weekends completing academic study. • Students enrolled in honors and advanced placement (AP) classes may experience an increase in academic study. • Due dates for academic work and deadlines for the issuance of partial credit for late work will be determined by the individual teacher, department, and/or instructional team. Academic Study Time

  26. 74 –minutes every other day or everyday • Required for students performing below grade level in reading and/or math • Read Intervention • Math Intervention • Study/Organization • Flexible Scheduling • Response to Intervention and Standardized Progress Monitoring • Replaces 1 or 2 Electives Academic Success Suite

  27. Comprehensive Development Class (CDC) • Organized Behavior Support Class • Full Inclusion with Support • ESL Courses • Bridge Courses • Tutoring • Organizational Skills Support • School Nurse • School Counselors • Olweus Class Meetings • Maryville Academy • Academic Success Class Special Services

  28. Principal’s List • Honors Principal’s List • Highest Honors Principal’s List • Honors Society Academic Honor Distinctions

  29. Code of Conduct (Rebel Rules) • Daggett’s Guiding Principles • Project Wisdom • Olweus Bully Prevention Program • Text-A-Tip Program Character Education

  30. Rebel Rules Guiding Principles Responsibility Contemplation Initiative Perseverance Optimism Courage Respect Compassion Adaptability Honesty Trustworthiness Loyalty • Be Responsible for You • Be Everything You Can Be • Be Balanced • Be Encouraging to Others • Be Lieve in Yourself • Be Safe Code of Conduct

  31. Energy Bowl Teams • Math Bowl Teams • Science Fair • Science Olympiad • Geography Bee • Patriots Pen Essay Contest • Spelling Bee • NCTE Writing and Poetry Contests • Health and Safety Poster Contests • Robotics (STEM) Competitions Academic Competitions

  32. Anime Club • Art Club • Archery Club • Bass Club • Climbing Team • Equestrian Club • Frisbee Club • Math Competitions • Running Club • Science Olympiad/Competitions • Student Council • Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Robotics • Rowing Team • Cornerstone Club Clubs

  33. AthleticsJay Malone, Athletic Director

  34. Football • Cross Country • Tennis • Basketball • Volleyball • Track and Field • Golf • Cheerleading 8th Grade Athletic Opportunities TMSAA

  35. Football –Spring Practice May 6th -16th • Cross Country –Informational Meeting –May 9th • Tennis -2nd Day of School of 2014-2015 • Basketball -2014-2015 Tryouts -Sept. 29th & 30th • Volleyball –Try-outs Feb. 3rd or Feb. 10th(Open Gym: Jan. 15th CGIS, 22nd MRIS, 27th MRIS, 29th CGIS) • Track and Field -Feb. 10th • Golf –Tryouts-Late Feb. weather permitting • Cheerleading –Tryouts April (TBA) 8th Grade Athletics Timeline (See Handout)

  36. Registration Process and TimelineRegina Cox and Kim Taylor, School Counselors

  37. Registration/Placement Information Send Home Feb. 7th • Registration/Placement Information Returned Feb. 18th • Registration Data Entry Begins lateFeb. • Development of Master Schedule March –April • Schedules Generated and Attempts to Resolve Conflicts May • Schedules Mailed Home Prior to 1st Day of School Registration Timeline (See Handout)

  38. 2012 -2013 ACT Projections (State Percentile) • DEA Benchmark Assessment (Test B) • Current Academic Performance • Teacher Recommendation • Change of Placement Request Initial Placement Criteria

  39. The Master Schedule is made on the basis of student course recommendations and requests received during annual registration. • Normally, scheduling all student course requests is possible. Should unavoidable conflicts arise, students will be given an alternative request. • Schedules will be adjusted within the first ten (10) days of the fall semester for students who are misplaced in a course. A schedule change request form will be available in the school counseling office and online. • Changes in level can only take place prior to the end of the first quarter (1st 9 weeks) of the term through a collaborative process to include the student, parent, and teacher. • After that time, level changes will only take place through a collaborative process with administrative approval following a student/parent/teacher/school counselor conference. Change of Schedule

  40. Parent Advisory CouncilCandy Morgan

  41. The purpose of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is to be a support organization to Maryville Junior High School faculty, staff, and families by providing feedback, assistance and opportunities that will contribute to the success of every student PAC Mission Statement

  42. Parent to parent communication and education: bridging the gap between school and families regarding news, updates, and events. • To create a consistent protocol for reaching out to new families at MJHS in the form of a Welcome Wagon. • Identify community assets and ways to foster a two-way alliance that translates into enrichment and mentoring opportunities inside the classroom. • To create and maintain a volunteer resource catalog. • To fund and operate a budget to perpetuate PAC goals and to provide above and beyond experiences for the student body. PAC Goals

  43. Four Elected 8th Grade Parents • Four Elected 9th Grade Parents • One 8th Grade Teacher • Once 9th Grade Teacher • Parent Liaison • Administrative Team • Open Meetings are held monthly at 12:00 (noon) • PAC Website • Brochure • Involvement Opportunities Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

  44. Classroom • Career Fair • Appreciation • Library • Book Fair • Art • STEM/Engineering • Open House • Field Days/Field Trips • Science Fair • Science Olympiad • Fundraising • East TN Band Tryouts • School Dances • Red Ribbon Week • Spur of the Moment • Box Tops for Education • Music Boosters (Encore) • Technology • Drama • Cafeteria • Guest Speaker • New Family Welcome Wagon Parent Volunteer Opportunities

  45. Access MJHS via Intermediate School website link • Directly access MJHS Website • Grades Online • Attend MJHS Events • Contact Us Directly (See Handout) Get Connected Now

  46. It’s Not Easy. Then again, you’re not average. Maryville Junior High School

  47. Tour/Questions