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Heritage Middle School Orientation 2011

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Ms orientation 2011

  1. 1. The Heritage School<br />MIDDLE SCHOOL<br />2011-2012<br />
  2. 2. Organizing For Success!<br />Student Handbook: A daily planner and information booklet<br />Schedules: A & B days (for 7th and 8th graders only!)<br />Advisor: A teacher assigned to keep track of your progress, and to help you adjust in all areas of the school. You will have scheduled meetings with your advisor throughout the year.<br />
  3. 3. Sources of Information<br />Community Time: A weekly meeting at 8:20 each Monday<br />Assemblies<br />Academic Alert (netclass): Report at <br /> mid-quarter to point out areas of concern<br />Progress Report (netclass ): Quarterly report<br />Comments (netclass ): A narrative written by your teachers about your academic progress<br />
  4. 4. Sources of InformationContinued<br />Open House: On Tuesday, August 23, parents of students in grades 7-12 follow their child’s schedule to learn about the curriculum in each class.<br />Email: All Heritage teachers are available<br />E-News<br />Website<br />NetClassroom<br />
  5. 5. Study Hall Opportunities<br />9:55 – 10:25 Daily Study Hall – provides time to do work or receive help from teachers<br /> 7th & 8th Graders<br />After School MS Study Hall<br />Monday – Thursday: (Media Center) <br /> Friday: (ELC)<br />
  6. 6. Social Opportunities<br />Break Time: 10:25 – 10:40 SLC snacks are available <br />Lunch / Recess: 12:10-12:45 daily<br />Socials: Planned Activities throughout the year<br />Art, Computer, Drama, Guitar, Music<br />7th - 8th Grade Chorus<br />MathCounts<br />Student Council<br />Athletic Events<br />MardiGra Dance (7th / 8th Grade)<br />
  7. 7. Interim Trips<br />5th- Ebenezer<br />6th- Kanuga<br />7th- Skidaway<br />The above trips are scheduled for the spring and you will receive more information about each of these trips.<br />8th- Washington D.C <br />
  8. 8. Student Resources<br /><ul><li>Your advisor
  9. 9. 7th-Durham, Lee, Prisant, Bready
  10. 10. 8th– Brown, Evans, or Exner</li></ul>Class sponsors<br />7th– Lee, Durham<br />8th- Brown<br />SGA Sponsors- Thornton & Markel<br />School Counselor - Dr. Sandy Thames<br />Student Council member<br />
  11. 11. MS Dress Code<br />Middle School (Grades 7 - 8)<br />khaki pants, walking shorts, skirts, and jumpers <br />navy blue collared, polo or buttoned down style shirts (white is permissible during 1st and 4th quarters); shirts may be plain or feature the Heritage logo; no other logos are permissible <br />all shirts must be of sufficient length that they may be tucked in<br />white turtleneck/mock turtlenecks or collared blouses are permissible when worn under a plain navy sweater, a navy Heritage sweatshirt, or plain navy sweatshirt  <br />the only sweatshirts that are allowed are plain navy or any style/color Heritage logo sweatshirt <br />
  12. 12. MS Dress Code cont.<br />Heritage sports t-shirts and other “fan” shirts may be worn ONLY on days when special permission to wear them is given.<br />white crew socks, white or navy knee-length socks, or tights (NO patterned socks or tights will be permitted0<br />tennis shoes, dress shoes, or leather sandals (no rubber shoes)<br />rain boots may be worn during inclement weather<br />
  13. 13. Points of Emphasis<br />1. Heritage sport T-shirts and other “fan” shirts may be worn ONLY on days when special permission to wear them is given. <br />2. Rain boots may be worn during inclement weather.<br />3. Shirts must tucked in (boys and girls)<br />4. Belts must be worn (boys)<br />
  14. 14. Bookbags / Lockers<br />* Plan to use your locker for books<br />* Bookbags can’t be left on the sidewalk <br />
  15. 15. Outdoor Education (ODE)<br />Classes – Gail Jones<br />Outdoor Education Trips<br />
  16. 16. MS Athletics<br />Softball<br />Basketball<br />Cross Country<br />Track<br />Baseball<br />Tennis<br />Golf<br />Football<br />Cheering <br />Volleyball<br />Cheerleading<br />
  17. 17. Communication<br />Please utilize the following resources for general information<br />Web Site at<br />NetClassroom<br />From internet:<br /><br />
  18. 18. A few last important notes<br />Carpool: Drop off and Pick up<br />Please DO NOT drop off at flag circle or behind gym in the mornings.<br />MS students w/LS siblings may be dropped off in the mornings at the LS carpool drop-off. <br />Pick-up is at MS pick-up point ONLY. (front of SLC)<br /> If student is not available when parent arrives, parents should park in lot.<br />If a student is picked up after 3:30, pick up will be in the Media Center. A parent must come in and sign the student out of the study hall.<br />
  19. 19. Prescription medications:<br />If your student needs medication dispensed to him/her at school, you must send the medication in the original prescription bottle. <br />Attach a note with instructions<br />Include last dose information<br />
  20. 20. OTHER INFORMATION<br />ODE trips (Gail Jones)<br />MATHCOUNTS (Susan Diekman)<br />NETCLASS (Susan Diekman)<br />
  21. 21. And so a great year begins…<br />