Sperreng Curriculum
Night
January 23, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. - Library
Purpose
● Understand the components of the 7th and 8th grade
schedule
● Highlight features of the Sperreng middle school
p...
Understanding Courses
Core
Challenge
Exploratory
Elective
Specialized
Core Classes
Mandatory courses in which all students must
participate to meet state standards
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English Language ...
Challenge Classes
Core courses offering advanced learners* an opportunity to
explore greater depths of content knowledge a...
Exploratory Classes
Semester-long alternating day courses offering opportunity
to discover and explore specialized interes...
Elective Classes
Year-long daily or alternating day student selected courses
offering opportunity to pursue special activi...
Specialized Classes
●

Intervention Classes - course offerings designed to provide supplemental
small group instruction fo...
th

th

7 and 8 Grade Schedules
● 7 period day = 5 core + 2
exploratory/elective
● All students participate in 5 core
cour...
th

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Basic 7 or 8 Grade Schedule
Semester 1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

ELA
Math
Science
Social Studies
Health and Fitness
A ...
th

Sample 7 Grade Schedule
Semester 1
Band and Modern Language
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

ELA
Math
Science
Social Studies
Heal...
th

Sample 8 Grade Schedule
Semester 1
Band and Modern Language
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

ELA
Math
Science
Social Studies
Heal...
Next Steps
● Teachers will complete course recommendations for
each student based upon multiple data sources
● Counselors ...
Google Products - Parent Training
Room 217 - Please join Mr. Hansel and
learn more about the Google Products
that your stu...
MC/PTO and StepUp
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Sperreng Curriculum Night

  1. 1. Sperreng Curriculum Night January 23, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. - Library
  2. 2. Purpose ● Understand the components of the 7th and 8th grade schedule ● Highlight features of the Sperreng middle school program ● Answer parents questions about middle school student scheduling
  3. 3. Understanding Courses Core Challenge Exploratory Elective Specialized
  4. 4. Core Classes Mandatory courses in which all students must participate to meet state standards ● ● ● ● ● English Language Arts (ELA) Mathematics Science Social Studies Health and Fitness
  5. 5. Challenge Classes Core courses offering advanced learners* an opportunity to explore greater depths of content knowledge and critical thinking skills ● ● ● ● ● English Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies Challenge Appeal Form *Challenge criteria = Advanced MAP score, reading on grade level or higher, demonstrate high achievement in content area, successful completion of math prerequisite course
  6. 6. Exploratory Classes Semester-long alternating day courses offering opportunity to discover and explore specialized interest, aptitudes, and abilities in the fine and practical arts ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Art Digital Literacy Drama General Music Keyboarding Family and Consumer Sciences Technology Education
  7. 7. Elective Classes Year-long daily or alternating day student selected courses offering opportunity to pursue special activities and interests ● ● ● ● Modern Languages: French, German, Spanish ○ 7th grade - year long alternating day ○ 8th grade - year long every day (upon successful completion student receives one unit of credit towards high school graduation requirements) Band Choir Orchestra
  8. 8. Specialized Classes ● Intervention Classes - course offerings designed to provide supplemental small group instruction for students who may have gaps in understanding of essential reading or mathematical skills ● IEP/Resource Classes - course offerings designed to meet student learning needs as indicated in the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) ● LEAP - course offering designed for gifted students providing enrichment, extension, and curriculum explorations ● High School Credit Courses - Algebra, Geometry, Spanish, German, French. All have specific requirements to obtain high school credit.
  9. 9. th th 7 and 8 Grade Schedules ● 7 period day = 5 core + 2 exploratory/elective ● All students participate in 5 core courses
  10. 10. th th Basic 7 or 8 Grade Schedule Semester 1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ELA Math Science Social Studies Health and Fitness A Day Explo/Elective B Day Explo/Elective A Day Explo/Elective B Day Explo/Elective Semester 2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ELA Math Science Social Studies Health and Fitness A Day Explo/Elective B Day Explo/Elective A Day Explo/Elective B Day Explo/Elective
  11. 11. th Sample 7 Grade Schedule Semester 1 Band and Modern Language 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ELA Math Science Social Studies Health and Fitness Band A-French/B-FACS (Semester 1) A-French/B-Art (Semester 2) Semester 1 Explo and Intervention 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ELA Math Science Social Studies Health and Fitness A-Reading/B-Tech Ed (Sem 1) A-Reading/B-Drama (Sem 2) A-Dig Lit/B-Gen Music (Sem1) A-Keyboard/B-Art (Sem 2)
  12. 12. th Sample 8 Grade Schedule Semester 1 Band and Modern Language 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ELA Math Science Social Studies Health and Fitness Band French Semester 1 Explo and Intervention 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ELA Math Science Social Studies Health and Fitness A-Reading/B-Tech Ed (Sem 1) A-Reading/B-Drama (Sem 2) A-Dig Lit/B-Gen Music (Sem1) A-Keyboard/B-Art (Sem 2)
  13. 13. Next Steps ● Teachers will complete course recommendations for each student based upon multiple data sources ● Counselors will present course offerings to students in team meetings ● Students and Parents make elective course selections and return recommendation form to school to Social Studies teacher by January 31, 2014
  14. 14. Google Products - Parent Training Room 217 - Please join Mr. Hansel and learn more about the Google Products that your student uses daily - Google Drive, Document, Form, Spreadsheet, Presentation, etc...
  15. 15. MC/PTO and StepUp

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