Home of the Warriors!
   1 of only 5 Middle    Schools in California    named a “School to    Watch in 2011   1 of only 32 Middle    Schools i...
   Administration    ◦   Mrs. Nino           - Principal    ◦   Mr. Grossnicklaus   - Vice Principal    ◦   Mrs. Rosales ...
   We understand the fear many parents have    about sending their child to middle school.   We are here to help.   Ple...
   Characteristics of Middle Grade Students.   Student have anxiety about physical changes.   Personal-social concerns ...
 Binder Planner Homework completion monitored  daily by classroom teachers &  advisory Stamps - red and blue Lunch Ho...
   Advisory   Language Arts/Social Studies   Math/Science   Academic Seminar or Elective   Physical Education   Tier...
   Regular A/B    ◦   Period 1 (Advisory)   8:10-8:33     With Core 1 teacher    ◦   Period 2              8:33-9:23     ...
   Advisory            Physical Education   Language Arts       Elective or   Social Studies       Academic Seminar ...
   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 a...
   Regular A/B     ◦Advisory 8:10-8:33     ◦Period 2 8:37-9:54     ◦Break         9:54-10:04     ◦Period 3 10:08-11:25   ...
   All students entering 7th grade will need proof    of T-Dap immunization before they start 7th    grade   If you have...
   Trimester Schedule   Progress Report at 6 weeks    ◦ Mailed home   Trimester Report card at 12 weeks    ◦ November, ...
   How to qualify:    ◦ Students NOT Proficient in both language arts & math: Grow a      proficiency band on the CST in ...
   Breakfast Options…    ◦ Before School or at Break   Lunch… by Grade Level    ◦ Salads, Pizza, Hamburgers, Chinese Foo...
   After School L.E.A.P.    (Learning Enrichment & Activity Program)      ◦Academics      ◦Enrichment      ◦Snack      ◦3...
   Extravaganzas   Clubs   Assemblies/Rallies   Spring Week   Wacky WAMS   Intramurals during lunch
   Fall                            Winter     ◦Football 6,7,8                  ◦Basketball 6,7,8     ◦Girls Volleyball 6...
   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 Resourc...
   Sanger Unified Dress Code   Student & Parent Handbook   Consistent and Appropriate
   NO I-Pods or other electronic devices         allowed.   Phones OFF during school   Responsibility   Parents can pi...
Students visit WAMS      Friday, May 25, 2012 - morning       ◦ Information & Tour of the campus       ◦ Rally to welcome...
   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 Registratio...
   Encourage you to come on campus   Transition for parents as well as students   Ways to get involved    ◦ PTA    ◦ Wa...
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  1. 1. Home of the Warriors!
  2. 2.  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”
  3. 3.  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
  4. 4.  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.
  5. 5.  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.
  6. 6.  Binder Planner Homework completion monitored daily by classroom teachers & advisory Stamps - red and blue Lunch Homework Lab - first 25 min of lunch
  7. 7.  Advisory Language Arts/Social Studies Math/Science Academic Seminar or Elective Physical Education Tier 1 -Math/Language Arts
  8. 8.  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
  9. 9.  Advisory  Physical Education Language Arts  Elective or Social Studies Academic Seminar Math Science
  10. 10.  Language Arts Honors Social Studies Honors Science Honors Algebra I Honors Jazz Band Honors
  11. 11.  Art Band (4 different Bands) Chorus Computers Spanish I Video Production Peer Mediation – requires application Leadership – requires application Community of Caring Leaders – requires application
  12. 12.  Regular A/B ◦Advisory 8:10-8:33 ◦Period 2 8:37-9:54 ◦Break 9:54-10:04 ◦Period 3 10:08-11:25 ◦Lunch 11:25-12:05 ◦Period 4 12:09-1:26 ◦Period 5 1:30-2:50
  13. 13.  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.
  14. 14.  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
  15. 15.  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
  16. 16.  Breakfast Options… ◦ Before School or at Break Lunch… by Grade Level ◦ Salads, Pizza, Hamburgers, Chinese Food, Chicken Sandwiches, Etc…
  17. 17.  After School L.E.A.P. (Learning Enrichment & Activity Program) ◦Academics ◦Enrichment ◦Snack ◦3:00 - 5:45 ◦5 Days a Week
  18. 18.  Extravaganzas Clubs Assemblies/Rallies Spring Week Wacky WAMS Intramurals during lunch
  19. 19.  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.
  20. 20.  Spring ◦Softball ◦Baseball ◦Boys Volleyball ◦Track ◦Swimming
  21. 21.  AM/PM 4:30 ◦ For 6th grade athletes, Study Hall 5:30 ◦ For 7th & 8th grade athletes, After School Program
  22. 22.  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.)
  23. 23.  Sanger Unified Dress Code Student & Parent Handbook Consistent and Appropriate
  24. 24.  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
  25. 25. Students visit WAMS  Friday, May 25, 2012 - morning ◦ Information & Tour of the campus ◦ Rally to welcome you to WAMS
  26. 26.  Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. You are invited to attend
  27. 27.  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
  28. 28.  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

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