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Track 1 6th grade meet the teacher powerpoint

  1. 1. Welcome!
  2. 2.  Excused absences are defined in WCPSS Handbook  Include illness & injury; death in the family  Participation in a valid educational opportunity, such as travel, with prior written approval, as documented on the “Request for Excused Absence for Educational Reasons” form  It is extremely important for parents and students to closely monitor and document all school absences. Excessive absences will have serious academic consequences and may result in grade-level retention.
  3. 3. Following an absence from school, students must present a note from a parent/guardian to their homeroom teacher. The note must include:  Student’s first and last name  Date(s) absent  Reason for absences  Parent/Guardian signature  Home, work, and/or cell phone numbers of parent/guardian  Sample 12/12/11  Please excuse Jane E. Doe from school on Monday, Dec 10 and Tuesday, Dec 11. She was out with the flu.  Thank you, 555-1234 (H)  John Doe 555-1234 (cell)
  4. 4.  Teachers record students’ tardies to each class. Students who are tardy to school check in at the main office to receive a pass.  Tardies to school are documented  Students who report to school after 8:30am are considered tardy. Students who miss more than half of the instructional day or period will be counted absent for that day or period.
  5. 5.  1st Tardy  Warning  2nd Tardy  Teacher Consequence  3rd Tardy  Teacher Consequence (Parent Phone Call)  4th Tardy  Administrative Consequence
  6. 6.  S - Self Control  P - Pride  L - Leadership  A - Attitude  S - Safety  H – Honesty
  7. 7.  Code of Student Conduct ◦ All students shall comply with the Code of Student Conduct of the Wake County Public School System, state and federal laws, school board policies, and local school rules and regulations governing student behavior and conduct. ◦ This year WCPSS has separated behaviors into levels (Level I - Level V)
  8. 8.  The Board specifically prohibits bullying and harassment under any circumstances. Any offensive verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive to interfere with a student’s ability to participate or benefit from an educational program or activity. Prohibited conduct may include, but is not limited to, abusive jokes, insults, slurs, name-calling, threats, bullying, intimidation, or cyber-bullying (using the internet, email or text messaging to bully.)
  9. 9.  Phones and other electronic devices may ONLY be used before school, and after school.  If staff member asks for your phone/electronic device and student refuses to give it up, the student will receive consequences from administration  Confiscated phones must be picked up by parent unless otherwise authorized  Students are responsible for their electronic devices (have them on you at all times or locked in locker)
  10. 10.  Dresses/skirts/shorts must be no shorter than 6 inches above the knee.  Should never see a child’s undergarments (no sagging pants, bra straps, spaghetti straps)  Boys cannot wear any type of tank top or pants cannot sag.  Girls must have straps at least two fingers wide.
  11. 11.  Common Core & Language Arts ◦ English is taught as a world language  Greater emphasis on vocabulary and grammar ◦ Students directly taught to “read to learn”  Delve deeper into text, analyze text structure and content  Students will “grapple” with text to gain greater understanding
  12. 12.  Weighted grade ◦ Tests, projects, writing assignments: 40% ◦ Quizzes, reading contracts: 30% ◦ Class work, including journals: 20% ◦ Homework: 10%
  13. 13.  Students will be participating in the 40-book challenge (based on the reading research in the book, The Book Whisperer)  Students should be reading at least 15-30 minutes each day in their novels; pages to count toward reading contract  Each quarter students will contract with me for a reading grade (quiz grade)  Each quarter students will be given a project or essay based on a novel, biography, etc. they have read.
  14. 14.  Mrs. Thomas  Core vs. Core +: Core + will have some 7th grade curriculum intertwined within different units of the Core Curriculum. We also do different levels of task cards and assignments/tests can be different.  Grades: Tests 50%, Quizzes 30%, Classwork 20% (includes in class assignments, task cards)  Homework and Warm Ups are recorded, but DOES NOT count toward the overall average. You will see the following A, C or F.  Community Service and Checking Accounts  This only works with your support. Prizes are needed at the end of each quarter.
  15. 15. 1st Quarter  Geographic Tools  The Ancient Fertile Crescent Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt 2nd Quarter  Ancient Civilization- India (Hinduism and Buddhism)  Ancient China  Ancient Japan and Korea 3rd Quarter  Ancient Greece  Ancient Rome  The Byzantine Empire and Eastern Europe  The Middle East and Islamic Expansion  World Religions  Pre-Colonial Africa 4th Quarter  Ancient Civilizations –South America  The European Middle Ages  The Renaissance and Reformation
  16. 16. Grading:  Grades will include many types of assignments and will be calculated according to the following percentages. 1. Major Assessments 45% 2. Quizzes 30% 3. Class work 25% FOCUS:  Students will be: A Reading B. Writing C. Speaking D. Listening
  17. 17. The Units of Study for the year are:  Matter: Properties and Change  Forces and Motion  Energy: Conservation and Transfer  Earth in the Universe  Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes: Lithosphere  Structures and Functions of Living Organisms  Ecosystems  Please Mrs. Hall if you have any questions.  You can access her email at
  18. 18.  Can be found at the Durant Road Middle School Website  Click –Team websites  Click- Track 1-6th Grade  Posts will be updated every Monday and will be sent out as a newsletter every Friday. Please email Mrs. Thomas if you have not received the newsletter.
  19. 19. Go to DRMS Homepage 1. Click on Team Websites 2. Click on Track 1  Weekly Posts will be made.  Teachers will update their core page each week.
  20. 20.  Interims will be handed out that day and conferences will be after school 3:30-5:00 p.m.  Available time slots: ◦ 3:30-4:00 ◦ 4:00-4:30 ◦ 4:30-5:00 ◦ * Please send an email to your child’s homeroom teacher to sign up.  You and your child should attend.  If you cannot attend, the student can have the conference at home.
  21. 21. Awards Ceremony Dates October 18th- 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. January 17th 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. April 4th 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.  Core Awards ◦ Academic Excellence ◦ Extra Effort ◦ Task Cards ◦ Reading Awards-for students reading 1,000 or more pages ◦ SPLASH Awards ◦ Dynamic Dolphin ◦ Honors - 3.5 -3.69 GPA ◦ High Honor 3.7-4.0 GPA
  22. 22.  Copy Organizer/Volunteer  Birthday Bash  Media Center Volunteer  Field Trips
  23. 23.  Please report to your child’s elective teacher at 7:00 p.m.  Email your child’s teacher with additional questions.