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  • 1. Welcome to our Advanced Content (AC) meeting!
  • 2. Advanced Content
    • Gifted and other high achieving students
    • Initial placement based on ITBS scores
    • Later consideration (when there’s room) for students with solid A’s and “exceeds standards” on CRCT
    • AC classes are optional (watch stress level)
    • Must keep a “B” average in AC classes
    • (please refer to “ Continuation Criteria”)
    • MATH is NOT an AC class
  • 3.
    • Odyssey of the Mind
    • Sci Olympiad
    • (need coaches!)
    • 1 st meeting after Labor Day
    • Academic Bowl
    • Sci/Math quizbowl
    • Robotics
    • F-1
  • 4. Student Forum
    • Students will be nominated after the 1 st quarter.
    • Vote in homeroom for team rep.
    • (two rep and one alternate per team)
    • Requirements
      • All A’s and B’s
      • All S’s
      • NO behavior referrals
  • 5.
    • Be sure to sign up and use I-parent and www.teacherweb.com/ga/eastcobb/ac
    • (not just for students)
    • E-mail is the best way to contact teachers
    • It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to make up work when absent
    • EXPECT AC classes to be more challenging---prepares students for high school honors/magnet classes
  • 6. Duke University Search
    • Only 7th grade
    • Website: www.tip.duke.edu
    • Applications from Ms. Gibson after Labor Day
  • 7. Georgia Association of Gifted Children
    • www.cobbchapter-gagc.org
  • 8. Magnet/IB programs in Cobb
    • Wheeler (www.wheelermagnet.com)
    • Kennesaw Mountain
    • South Cobb High
    • North Cobb High
    • IB (Campbell)
    • Pebblebrook (Perf. Arts)
  • 9. Criteria for magnet admission:
    • Proper math placement entering the program
    • Middle school grades
    • Standardized test scores (8 th grade ITBS)
    • Admissions test scores (PSAT test Jan 24)
    • Strong interest and aptitude in math and/or science
    • Strong communication skills
    • Recommendations from middle school math & science teachers and a third educator of the student’s choice
  • 10. Wheeler’s magnet program
    • November 6, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00pm Information Meeting/Open House begins in the gymnasium
    • December 5, 2008- Application Deadline (Applications must be postmarked by this date)
    • February 24, 2009 - Admissions Notification Letters mailed to Students
  • 11. How can parents help?
    • Support the teachers!
    • Encourage, advise, and help your child, but do not do the work for them
    • Check our website AND I-parent at least once a week
  • 12. Tybee Island
    • 6th grade AC Science:
    • Oct 27-29th (Mon-Wed)...
    • Chaperones for the 6th grade Tybee trip: Twila McMullan*, Carrie Waller, and Susie Barnhill* (alt: Jenn Anthony and Liz Fitzgerald), Mike Jones* (Harry’s dad) and Mr. Noyd (Marty/Jenny’s dad) (alt: Paul Sliwinski)
    • 7th grade AC Science: Nov 19-21 (Wed-Fri)
    • 8th grade ALL AC: Nov 19-21 (Wed-Fri)
  • 13. $100 deposit due next week!!
  • 14.  
  • 15. Welcome to AC Earth Science --please sign in-- Mrs. Twila McMullan 1—Weather Observer in Navy 2—BS in Meteorology/Oceanograhy (from Penn State) 3--Middle School Science teacher for 20 years
  • 16.
    • Have you received my e-mails?
  • 17. Learning Styles
    • Go over sheet(s) with your child
  • 18. Supplies
    • See supply list on syllabus or online
    • Most kids have not brought in their 1-inch folder (for CRCT review materials)—will be using next week
  • 19. Earth Science
    • Geology (Sept-Nov)
    • Hydrology & Oceanography (Nov-Dec)
    • Meteorology (Jan-Feb)
    • Astronomy (Mar-Apr)
  • 20. Homework
    • Should take 15-30 minutes per night for science ON AVERAGE (studying is part of nightly homework)
    • Homework folder
    • Assignment sheet given out each Monday
    • -----(available on-line too)
    • Late work is usually not accepted!
    • Check www.teacherweb.com/ga/eastcobb/ac
    • Sign-up and check I-parent at least once a week!
  • 21.
    • DON’T LET YOUR CHILD PROCRASTINATE , AND HELP THEM WITH ORGANIZATION
    • …but don’t do the work for them
    • Help them to write the work in their own words.
  • 22. Demerits —restart every quarter
    • 1 st =warning (still has an “S” in conduct)
    • 2 nd = contact parent (probably e-mail) and silent lunch
    • 3 rd = behavior notice sent home and phone call home (“N” in conduct)
    • 4 th =detention and parent conference
    • 5 th plus =office referral (“U” in conduct)
  • 23. Picture Project
    • Due after spring break
    • 25 pictures total
    • Starts today
    • Same “object” must be in each photo
    • Could video tape instead
    • Final project: scrapbook, PowerPoint, Photoshop, MovieMaker
  • 24.
    • Questions?????