6th to 7th grade orientation

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6th to 7th grade orientation

  1. 1. Meadville Area Middle School 2011-2012 School Year 6 th to 7 th Grade Orientation
  2. 2. School Personnel <ul><li>Mr. Lynch (Principal) </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Frye (Assistant Principal) </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Waid (Main Office Secretaries) </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Kralj (7 th Grade Counselor) </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Herberg (8 th Grade Counselor) </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Krem (Guidance Secretary) </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Litwiler (School Nurse) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Explorers Team <ul><li>Ms. Applebee (Math) </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Coppelli (Science) </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Hyatt (Social Studies) </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Andrae (English) </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Brown (Learning Support) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Seekers Team <ul><li>Mr. White (Math) </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Agnew (Science) </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Schreiber (English) </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Cronin (Social Studies) </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Gordon (Learning Support) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Literacy Integration Specialists <ul><li>Mrs. Sandrock </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Pearson </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning 2011-2012 school year, they will co-teach in the content area subjects. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 7 th Grade Encore Classes <ul><li>Art (Mrs. Colwell) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer (Mrs. Fischer) </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Ed (Mr. Bender) </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Life (Mrs. Emert) </li></ul><ul><li>PE (Mrs. Losee & Mr. Feleppa) </li></ul><ul><li>Band (Mrs. Manning) </li></ul><ul><li>Chorus (Ms. Peters) </li></ul><ul><li>Orchestra (Ms. Peters) </li></ul><ul><li>Health (Mrs. Irwin) </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to Foreign Language (Mrs. Kennedy & Mrs. Paris) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resources at MAMS <ul><li>If a student needs help or you have concerns, there are several people at MAMS a person can go to: </li></ul><ul><li>- Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>- Guidance Counselors </li></ul><ul><li>- Principals </li></ul><ul><li>- Nurses </li></ul><ul><li>- SAP Team </li></ul><ul><li>- Parent Portal </li></ul>
  8. 8. SAP Team <ul><li>What is SAP? </li></ul><ul><li>SAP is a program designed to identify issues such as drugs, alcohol, and the student’s overall well-being. It is not a treatment program, but a process in which professional services (both school-based and outside agencies) are made available to a student and their family. </li></ul>
  9. 9. SAP Team <ul><li>Referrals can come from: </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Other School Personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Student’s friend </li></ul><ul><li>Student’s family member </li></ul><ul><li>Student themselves </li></ul><ul><li>*Must have parent permission before action will be taken </li></ul><ul><li>Who: Team Leader (Mrs. Losee), Principal, Counselor, & Nurse </li></ul>
  10. 10. Day to Day Schedule <ul><li>Must be in 1 st period by 7:53 </li></ul><ul><li>Dismissed at 3:04 </li></ul><ul><li>Seven 54 minute classes with 3 minutes between classes </li></ul><ul><li>30 minute lunch (lunch is determined by 4 th period teacher’s lunch schedule) </li></ul><ul><li>Day 1 and Day 2 rotation (PE, SH, BOC) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Typical 7 th grade Schedule (7 periods) <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Encore classes: </li></ul><ul><li>-Intro to Language (Spanish & French) / Health </li></ul><ul><li>-Computer, Art, Tech Ed, & Teen Life </li></ul><ul><li>PE rotates with Band, Orchestra, Chorus or Study Hall </li></ul>
  12. 12. Grades <ul><li>83%-94% for Honor Roll </li></ul><ul><li>Above 95% for High Honor Roll </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot have below a C in any classes </li></ul><ul><li>Only classes that meet 5 days a week are counted </li></ul><ul><li>-No PE or Music </li></ul><ul><li>FAILURE </li></ul><ul><li>If student fails 2 majors (English, Social Studies, Math or Science) </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>- If student fails 1 major and 2 minor classes </li></ul>
  13. 13. Opportunities at MAMS <ul><li>Students will have a chance to: </li></ul><ul><li>- Meet new people </li></ul><ul><li>- Develop new skills and interests </li></ul><ul><li>- Investigate their goals for the future </li></ul><ul><li>More Independence </li></ul><ul><li>- Change classes </li></ul><ul><li>- Own locker </li></ul><ul><li>- Take Encore classes </li></ul>
  14. 14. How is MAMS different from Elementary School <ul><li>Different classes </li></ul><ul><li>More responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>New rules </li></ul><ul><li>Busier schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Own locker with combination </li></ul><ul><li>More students in classes </li></ul><ul><li>More teachers </li></ul><ul><li>More choices (clubs, sports, music) </li></ul><ul><li>More homework </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment book--TADs </li></ul>
  15. 15. Success at MAMS <ul><li>Use assignment book to write down TAD daily </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure you understand your assignment and if you have questions, ask your teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule time for homework and studying </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your locker organized; do not share </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved in school activities (clubs, music, sports) </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful (teachers and peers) </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance affects classroom performance </li></ul>
  16. 16. Sports and Activities <ul><li>Sports: Basketball, Wrestling, Football, Cross Country, Track and Volleyball </li></ul><ul><li>Activities: Peer Mentors, Builders Club, Student Council, Yearbook, Chorus, Band, Orchestra, and After School Enrichment </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>

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