7TH GRADE PARENT NIGHT Welcome, parents!
TONIGHT’S AGENDA • Introductions • PTSA • Counselors • Homework • Technology • Using the Agenda • Grades, Star Portal • Lockers, Expectations • Discipline • Questions
7th Grade Teachers • Team 7 Blue • Language Arts-Ms. Kitchens • Math-Mrs. Wagstaff-Burns • Reading-Mrs. Fitzpatrick • Science-Ms. Worlds • Social Studies-Mr. Padgett • Team 7 Green • Language Arts-Dr. Williams • Math-Ms. Bell • Reading-Mrs. Flores • Science-Mr. McClain, Mr. Zimmerman • Social Studies-Ms. Bell, Dr. Williams, Ms. Harrington
7th Grade Teachers • Gifted • Language Arts-Mrs. Giesey • Science-Ms. Cooke • Reading-Ms. Roden, Mr • Social Studies-Ms. Harrington • Other Teachers • Language Arts-Ms. Isler • French-Mr. Isham • Spanish-Mrs. Lincoln • Interrelated-Mrs. Bryant
PTSA • Parent, Teacher, Student Association • Coupons with membership • Chick-Fil-A • Stars & Strikes • Membership dues $5 • Sign up tonight!
Intensive intervention through IEP Instructional/ Behavioral Intervention and accommodation through SST Grade Conferencing through Counseling Center Increased Parental Involvement Mastery Learning Zap Program Star Tutoring Saturday Academy Counseling Interventions with Students Problem Solving classes with Counselors Behavior Contracts with teams or through Assistant Principal Parent Conferences Standards based Instruction, Consistent Classroom Consistent Expectations throughout School • Student Management Logs Daily Communication with parents via the Agenda, or e-mail • Goal Setting, One Notebook Plan Student Led Conferences, Infraction Plan RT I
HomeworkReinforces or previews classroom learning • Support homework • Answering questions, crossword puzzle • Practice homework • Math problems, flash cards • Preparation homework • Reading assignment, internet assignment
HomeworkReinforces or previews classroom learning • Math: assigned Monday, due Friday • Reading: read at least 20 minutes (15 pages) each night • Language Arts: every night except Friday • Science: Review notes 15 minutes each night. Additional HW assigned as needed. • Social Studies: Assigned as needed These are general guidelines that are subject to change at the discretion of the teachers. Please check your child’s agenda for daily assignments.
TECHNOLOGY We live in a high-tech world! • www.yeager.dcm.schoolinsites.com • Some assignments require computer use • Douglas County Public Library • Use computers for FREE! • Students will not be excused from an assignment because they don’t have computers at home.
USING THE AGENDA Agendas are used for daily communication between, student, teacher, and parent.
AGENDA • STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY • Bring to every class, every day • Write all assignments • PARENT RESPONSIBILITY • Check agenda for assignments, notes from teachers • Sign every night
GRADES • 10%-homework • 30%-tests and projects • 60%-classwork, notes, participation, etc.
GRADING SCALE A = 90 – 100 B = 80 – 89 C = 74 – 79 D = 70 – 73 F = Below 70
STAR Parent Portal • Check student’s grades, missing assignments, attendance, etc., from home • SIGN UP TONIGHT! • Parent/Guardian ID required • Login at http://portal3.douglas.k12.ga.us
Reading • 25 Book Campaign • Application of Elements of Literature • Reading fluency and comprehension • Vocabulary-definitions and usage • Competence in a variety of genres
Language Arts • Narrative, expository, persuasive writing • Study of literature • Daily grammar practice (DOLs)
Math • Students should be taking notes in class daily. • Homework is assigned on Monday and due on Friday. • Each month students have a vocabulary activity due. • Students take a test/quiz each Friday.
Science • Cells, Classification, Genetics, Ecology, Evolution • YMS Science Fair-October 22, 2009 • Donations for labs and projects
Social Studies • Our focus this year will be on the continents of Asia and Africa • This includes the Middle East • Please check your e-mailfrequently
LOCKERS Students have 3 times per day to go to lockers. • During homeroom • Before 4th period • Before the last period of the day
7TH GRADE EXPECTATIONS • Be on time for class • Be prepared (pencil, pen, paper, agenda) • No gum, candy, food in class • Shirts tucked (male students) • Walk quietly on right side of hallway • No backpacks, string bags in classrooms
DISCIPLINE PIE Discipline Ladder • Step 1: Parent contact (agenda, email, phone) • Step 2: After-school detention (Wednesday 3:30-4:30) • Step 3: In-team suspension • Step 4+: Disciplinary Office Referral Student has a separate ladder for each class.