1 of only 5 Middle Schools in California named a “School to Watch in 2011 1 of only 32 Middle Schools in California ever named as a “School to Watch”
Administration ◦ Mrs. Nino - Principal ◦ Mr. Grossnicklaus - Vice Principal ◦ Mrs. Rosales - Vice Principal ◦ Mrs. Shahbazian - Vice Principal ◦ Mrs. Siv - Vice Principal ◦ Miss Satterberg - G.I.S. ◦ Ms. Niino - Activities/ Athletic Director
We understand the fear many parents have about sending their child to middle school. We are here to help. Please come meet with us prior to school. It is okay to ask questions. Communicate with teachers, administrators, and support staff.
Characteristics of Middle Grade Students. Student have anxiety about physical changes. Personal-social concerns dominate thoughts. Are often erratic and inconsistent in their behavior. Are easily offended and are sensitive to criticism Are searching for adult identity and acceptance in the midst of severe peer pressure Want to make own choices, but the authority of family is a critical factor.
Binder Planner Homework completion monitored daily by classroom teachers & advisory Stamps - red and blue Lunch Homework Lab - first 25 min of lunch
Advisory Language Arts/Social Studies Math/Science Academic Seminar or Elective Physical Education Tier 1 -Math/Language Arts
Regular A/B ◦ Period 1 (Advisory) 8:10-8:33 With Core 1 teacher ◦ Period 2 8:33-9:23 Math or LA ◦ Break 9:23-9:33 ◦ Period 2 9:37-10:04 Math or LA ◦ Period 3 10:08-11:21 Math or LA ◦ Period 4 11:25-12:05 PE or Tier 1 ◦ Lunch 12:05-12:45 ◦ Period 5 12:49-1:49 Elective or Academic Sem. ◦ Period 6 1:53-2:50 Science or Social Studies
Advisory Physical Education Language Arts Elective or Social Studies Academic Seminar Math Science
Language Arts Honors Social Studies Honors Science Honors Algebra I Honors Jazz Band Honors
Art Band (4 different Bands) Chorus Computers Spanish I Video Production Peer Mediation – requires application Leadership – requires application Community of Caring Leaders – requires application
All students entering 7th grade will need proof of T-Dap immunization before they start 7th grade If you have not provided proof to your school nurse, you will not be able to register for 7th grade, receive a class schedule or attend school next year.
Trimester Schedule Progress Report at 6 weeks ◦ Mailed home Trimester Report card at 12 weeks ◦ November, February, June ◦ Mailed home Cum GPA 2.0 for Promotion ◦ No F’s in Math, Lang. Arts, Science or Social Studies
How to qualify: ◦ Students NOT Proficient in both language arts & math: Grow a proficiency band on the CST in language arts or math and do not drop a band in language arts or math. ◦ Students Proficient in both language arts & math: Remain proficient/advanced on the CST in language arts/math and do not drop a band in language arts/math. Rewards: ◦ Special ID card entitles you to attend a special tailgate and SHS football game with WAMS for FREE ◦ One free admission to a WAMS Extravaganza ◦ One free sno cone ◦ One free soda at an athletic game ◦ One free front of the line pass ◦ Occasional early release for lunch and other special activities
Breakfast Options… ◦ Before School or at Break Lunch… by Grade Level ◦ Salads, Pizza, Hamburgers, Chinese Food, Chicken Sandwiches, Etc…
After School L.E.A.P. (Learning Enrichment & Activity Program) ◦Academics ◦Enrichment ◦Snack ◦3:00 - 5:45 ◦5 Days a Week
Extravaganzas Clubs Assemblies/Rallies Spring Week Wacky WAMS Intramurals during lunch
Fall Winter ◦Football 6,7,8 ◦Basketball 6,7,8 ◦Girls Volleyball 6,7,8 ◦Soccer ◦Cross Country ◦Wrestling ◦Tennis ◦Water Polo Physicals are required for ALL 7/8 Sports & 6th Football; A 6th grader who tries out for 7th/8th team is required to have a physical.
Spring ◦Softball ◦Baseball ◦Boys Volleyball ◦Track ◦Swimming
AM/PM 4:30 ◦ For 6th grade athletes, Study Hall 5:30 ◦ For 7th & 8th grade athletes, After School Program
Supervision from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Highly visible Communication Groups of 4 or less School Resource Officer (Sanger P.D.)
NO I-Pods or other electronic devices allowed. Phones OFF during school Responsibility Parents can pick up confiscated phones Safety No gum ◦ Automatic After School Detention No Sharpies/Permanent Markers
Students visit WAMS Friday, May 25, 2012 - morning ◦ Information & Tour of the campus ◦ Rally to welcome you to WAMS
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. You are invited to attend
Summer Newsletter – 1st week of July Registration packet mailed – 1st week of August Walk-Through Registration – 2nd week of August School begins August 16th T-DAP immunization required for all 7th-12th grade students Check WAMS website for updated information
Encourage you to come on campus Transition for parents as well as students Ways to get involved ◦ PTA ◦ Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) ◦ Volunteer for support ◦ Every coach/teacher looking Chaperone Extravaganzas ◦ WAMS Café once a month ◦ SSC or ELAC