Powerpoint joseph melillo middle school 6 orientation 8 2011
Welcome to Joseph Melillo Middle School
Parent/Student Orientation Grade Six August 25, 2011
JMMS Mission StatementJoseph Melillo Middle School is committed to providing a safe, nurturing learning atmosphere that maintains high academic standards and behavioral expectations in order for students to reach their optimal level of performance and prepare them for the rigors of high school, post secondary education and beyond.
Administration John Prato PrincipalPhyllis Savo Assistant PrincipalNeil Sullivan Teacher on Special Assignment
CORE CURRICULUMEvery grade has five core subjects Language Arts Integrated Language Arts Math Science Social Studies
Specials aka Unified ArtsStudents will have exposure to all ofthe following exploratory classesduring their middle school career PE Health Computers Band / Chorus World Language Science of Engineering : Robotics Art Library STEM Challenge
MAY 19, 2011Grade 6-12 STEM Competition Finals
STEM Competition•Engineering Challenge: Design and build adevise that solves a problem. “Everyone plays.Someone wins.”•Related to grade level science curriculum•Access challenge in Moodle (website)environment using desktops.•Video diaries.•CAD (Sketch-up)
Go to: EastHaven DistrictwebsiteShow trailer:STEM Trailer
We have an eight period day and follow an A Day / B Day cycleFor example, Thursday the first day of school is an A-Day so Friday is a …….
Yes… It’s B-Day!!!!!!!!!See, you’ve got it down!!
Locker BreakLocker Break is 10:33 to 10:36Locks may be combination or key. Wesuggest if a key lock that the second keybe left with your child’s teacher.
Stairwells and Lavs…….Be safe, be respectful, be responsible…….
KEEP VALUABLES HOME Jewelry MoneyCell phones, iPods, PSP’s,
Homework• JMMS maintains high academic standards and expects students to take a more active role in their learning. Be accountable, be responsible.• Homework is assigned for every class. If it is not, required reading for 20 minutes a night.
Assignment Planner• Every student will receive a quarterly assignment pad/planner. It will serve as their pass from place to place and keep and accurate account of their day to day routine.
Late BusJMMS Late Bus is on Monday and Wednesday for after school intervention, help, and for activities that meet.Late bus pick-up is between 3:30-3:45 PM
JMMS Sports Sports will be open to grades 6 through 8 Sign-ups for try-outs for fall sports will beforthcoming. Stay tuned…………….
Student Drop Off….Proceed to back of building todrop off your child. Exit in fullcircle around parking lot. Pleasedo not cut through parking lot.
Student Pick-Up• Park on Hudson St. near Tennis courts• Park near wall on side of building• Park in a space in back of JMMS and exit slowly via route closest to trees. Please do not cut through the parking lot.
Student Medication Medication, including over-the counter-medication cannot be taken unless a form has been completed by your child’sdoctor/pediatrician and with yourwritten consent. Medication must be brought in in the original container to the nurse.
PBIS also known as Positive Behavior Intervention Supports Improves classroom and school climate Maximizes academic achievement Integrates academics and behavior initiativesIt’s not about changing kids, it’s about changing adult behaviors
JMMS PBIS MOTTOBe SAFE Be RESPECTFUL Be RESPONSIBLE
Student Expectations• Be courteous at all times• Be respectful• Be responsible• Advocate for yourself• Walk on the right• Manners in the café…just like home
General Rules (the biggies)•Hands and feet to yourself “We were fooling”•No gum chewing•No hats•Dress code do’s and don’ts•Cell phones / Cameras / iPods
JMMS PTC Be involved, join the JMMS PTC Meetings the first Monday of the month at 6 pmException: First JMMS PTC meeting is scheduled for September 12, at 6:00 P.M. See Kim Lendroth
Follow these two simple rules and middle school should be a breeze…..and your life…………Do your best work at all times and don’t do just enough to “get by.”If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it
Thank you for coming.We look forward toforming strongerbonds and welcomeyou as part of theJMMS family.