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7th Grade Orientation 2008

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Orientation Information for incoming 6th graders from EGJ to PMS.

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7th Grade Orientation 2008

  1. 1. Plano Middle School Transitioning into Middle School “ The Bridge from Elementary to High School”
  2. 2. Differences EG Johns & Plano Middle School <ul><li>Time: 7:40 a.m. - 2: 40 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Change classes each period </li></ul><ul><li>Lockers with combinations </li></ul><ul><li>Athletics </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Period </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment Program </li></ul>
  3. 3. Differences EG Johns & Plano Middle School <ul><li>Student-Led Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Band/Choir Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Code of Conduct for trips </li></ul><ul><li>Awards Night </li></ul><ul><li>Web-site Correspondence </li></ul>
  4. 4. Athletics & Eligibility <ul><li>Basketball - Boy’s and Girl’s </li></ul><ul><li>Volleyball - Girl’s </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer - Boy’s and Girl’s </li></ul><ul><li>Wrestling - Boy’s </li></ul><ul><li>Track - Boy’s and Girl’s </li></ul><ul><li>Cheerleading </li></ul>
  5. 5. Athletics & Eligibility <ul><li>Medical Physicals - Due Date </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility Requirements - “No Pass/No Play” </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Fall Season - start dates </li></ul>
  6. 6. Clubs & Activities <ul><li>IMSA E2K+ Enrichment </li></ul><ul><li>Fine Arts, Tech Club, Spanish Club </li></ul><ul><li>Yearbook Team </li></ul><ul><li>Student Council </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Master </li></ul><ul><li>News Team </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to Be Successful! <ul><li>ATTENDANCE!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Follow building and classroom rules and policies </li></ul><ul><li>Be on Time! </li></ul><ul><li>Complete homework assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Check grades on PowerSchool </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved in the building activities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Academic Checks During the Year <ul><li>MAP Testing - 3 times per year </li></ul><ul><li>Progress Reports - 4 times per year </li></ul><ul><li>Report Cards </li></ul><ul><li>PowerSchool </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Talking or emailing Advisory Teacher </li></ul>
  9. 9. Physical Education <ul><li>Classes are everyday </li></ul><ul><li>Required to wear PE uniform - shirt, shorts, and gym shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Graded on effort, dress, participation </li></ul><ul><li>Some written tests-written packet if you do not dress </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes dress changing time </li></ul>
  10. 10. Physical Education <ul><li>Most classes are single gender classes </li></ul><ul><li>Physical testing twice in a year - Fall & Spring </li></ul><ul><li>In-line skating - $9.00 cost for 9 days </li></ul><ul><li>Locks and lockers are issued - for a lost lock, the student will be charged </li></ul>
  11. 11. Plano Middle School 7th Grade Major Events <ul><li>Spirit Week and Fridays </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Carol </li></ul><ul><li>Springfield, IL Trip </li></ul><ul><li>Ozzie Reading Incentive Game </li></ul><ul><li>Civil War Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Education - Dickson Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Student of the Quarter Breakfast </li></ul>
  12. 12. Power School <ul><li>Mr. Herkes </li></ul><ul><li>Passwords </li></ul><ul><li>Joining the Network </li></ul>
  13. 13. Student Questions??? <ul><li>Cell phone usage </li></ul><ul><li>Dressing for Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Saturday School </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Student Agendas </li></ul>
  14. 14. Student Building Orientation <ul><li>Wednesday - August 20th </li></ul><ul><li>9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Building & schedule run through </li></ul><ul><li>Hotdog lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Not mandatory, but helpful </li></ul>

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