Preparing Your Child for a Successful Middle School Experience


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Preparing Your Child for a Successful Middle School Experience

  1. 1. Preparing today’s generation for tomorrow’s challenges Principal: Steve Karsner Assistant Principal: Brian Wheeler 6 th Grade Teacher: Bryan Flachbart
  2. 2. <ul><li>E nter to Learn </li></ul><ul><li>A ttitude is Everything </li></ul><ul><li>G ive/Get Respect </li></ul><ul><li>L ead by Example </li></ul><ul><li>E ffort is Essential </li></ul><ul><li>S ervice to Others </li></ul>
  3. 3. New Immunizations are required by the FIRST day of school. Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Spanish, Chinese, Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Y-Club , KUNA and KYA, FPS, Quick recall, Written Assessment, 6 th grade showcase, FCA, Math Counts, Junior Beta </li></ul><ul><li>Football, basketball, soccer, cross country, wrestling, cheerleading, dance, softball, baseball, volleyball, track, golf, archery </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Goals for 2012-2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Students will have 6 periods… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math, L.A., Science, Social Studies, Related Arts and Enrichment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Related Arts/Enrichment Opportunities include… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P.E. , Art, Practical Living, Music, Technology, Spanish, Chinese, Drama, Band </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Organization - Students should have a binder for each class. </li></ul><ul><li>Lockers - Each child will have his/her own locker. Please encourage your child to keep it clean. </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda Book- Students will receive an agenda book. It is important to check nightly for assignments and upcoming projects. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Policies, Code of Conduct, Zero Tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Choices/ </li></ul><ul><li>Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Team Meetings with students </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying/ Harassment Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>6 th graders are separated from older students (during class change, lunch, etc.). </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Students will be placed on one of two teams – the Orange team or Silver team. </li></ul><ul><li>Teams are randomly chosen and equitable. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates positive climate </li></ul><ul><li>Each team has specific location </li></ul>
  9. 9. AM - Buses drop students off in front of the building. Students enter into gym and wait until 8:00 bell (Do not come before 7:30! The doors will be locked and no supervision is provided until 7:30). We need students on campus at 8:00 . PM -Buses pick students up in front of the building- always in the same order Car riders dismissed when buses leave. Students cross at crosswalk and meet parent at top of stairs. Please drive carefully! If you are checking your child out early you MUST do so prior to 2:55 – also, it WILL count as a tardy.
  10. 10. <ul><li>To do our best, we must have all students make regular attendance a top priority! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2009-2010 Attendance – 95.5% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We call home when your student is absent! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The reading requirement is different. Elementary students are expected to have nightly reading. At BCMS the expectation encourages more independence for the students. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Accelerated Reader books and tests per 9 weeks </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>There will be nightly homework in at least one subject per night. Math is usually given every night. </li></ul><ul><li>There may be some nights on which a student has homework in several subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>All of the homework is meaningful and teachers are conscious of the homework that other classes may give. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The grading scale will be: </li></ul><ul><li>90-100 is an A </li></ul><ul><li>80-89 is a B </li></ul><ul><li>70-79 is a C </li></ul><ul><li>65-69 is a D ??? </li></ul><ul><li>below 65 is a F </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Appropriate for public co-educational setting. </li></ul><ul><li>Must have sleeves. </li></ul><ul><li>Shorts must be at least mid-thigh </li></ul><ul><li>Must button buttons. </li></ul><ul><li>No drug/alcohol logos. </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate content. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Medical authorization from parent. </li></ul><ul><li>Dosage/frequency listed on prescription bottle. </li></ul><ul><li>Kept in the office. </li></ul><ul><li>Use logged by staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Student responsibility. </li></ul>
  16. 16. EAGLE ROCK CAFE Lunch $2.25 Breakfast $1.20
  17. 17. VISITORS Must ring bell for admittance Must check in at front desk
  18. 18. <ul><li>After-school tutoring through ESS. </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance lessons on studying and test-taking. </li></ul><ul><li>All students get an assignment book! </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring Program. </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Services Center </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Teachers are always available to meet during planning or after school. </li></ul><ul><li>Like our fan page on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Follow us on Twitter @BoyleEagles </li></ul><ul><li>Parent and student portal for grades </li></ul><ul><li>School Messenger Call System </li></ul><ul><li>Also take a look at our website </li></ul>
  20. 20. ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING! Encourage your student to start the year off with the belief that she/he will succeed, and she/he will!