6th grade orientation

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6th grade orientation

  1. 1. WELCOME TO 6 TH GRADE! Parent/Guardian & Student Orientation May 4, 2010
  2. 2. Agenda  Principal – Trish Gates  School Counselor – Judy Christensen  School Counselor – Lisa Koenecke  School Psychologist – Jacquie Gouldthorp  Block Leaders – Cheryl Carpenter & Margaret Raisbeck  Assistant Principal – Pete Wilson
  3. 3. Accessing Information Step 1: www.stoughton.k12.wi.us Step 2: Schools, River Bluff Middle School
  4. 4. Accessing Information Step 3: Transitioning To Middle School Step 4: Scroll Down to the bottom of the page to find this PowerPoint, supply lists, and many other resources
  5. 5. Changes, Changes, Changes! Judy Christensen School Counselor, L-Z  More/new friends, classmates, teachers  New building to discover  Movement between classes  More homework  Different course selections  Rapid physical and emotional changes  More independence and responsibility
  6. 6. The Organized Middle Schooler Lisa Koenecke School Counselor, A-K  Assignment notebook  Lockers & Locks  School supplies  A quiet study area  Established study routine  Healthy eating and sufficient sleep  Contact your student’s teachers or counselor if you need additional resources
  7. 7. Friendships Jacquie Gouldthorp School Psychologist  Get to know their friends  Have them over to your house  Take them home – know where they live  Get to know their parents/guardians  Talk about what friendship means  Encourage friendships through after school clubs  Social Networking
  8. 8. Classes Cheryl Carpenter & Margaret Raisbeck Block Leaders  Academic Classes – Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading & Language Arts – Two “Blocks” of teachers • Red Block • Yellow Block – One teacher for each academic class
  9. 9. Classes Cheryl Carpenter & Margaret Raisbeck Block Leaders  Related Art Classes – 9 Week Rotation • Art • Computers • General Music • Spanish – Year Long (every other day) • Physical Education & Resource Room – Electives • Band, Chorus, & Orchestra
  10. 10. Classes (continued) Cheryl Carpenter & Margaret Raisbeck Block Leaders Sample 6th Grade Schedule Period Time Subject 1st 7:55 – 8:44 Reading 2nd 8:49 – 9:32 Language Arts 3rd 9:37 – 10:20 Science 4th 10:25 – 11:10 Social Studies Lunch/Recess 11:10 – 11:53 5th 11:57 – 12:41 Math 6th 12:45 – 1:29 Phy. Ed/Elective Music 7th 1:34 – 2:17 Art, Computers, Spanish, or Music 8th 2:22 – 3:05 Resource Room
  11. 11. Getting to Know River Bluff Judy Christensen  5th Grade Classroom Presentations  “Day Over” – Q & A with current 6th grade students – Tour • Fox Prairie: May 25th, morning • St. Ann’s: May 25th, afternoon • Sandhill: May 26th, morning • Kegonsa: June 2nd, morning
  12. 12. Getting to Know River Bluff (continued) Judy Christensen  Registration Dates – August 17th 12:00pm – 6:00pm – August 18th 12:00pm – 6:00pm – August 25th 2:00pm – 6:00pm  What happens at registration?  Yearbook Pictures  Verify emergency information  Heath check-in for allergies, medications, etc.  Pay school fees  Block Assignments  Pick-up schedule and locker assignment  Parent Portal trial
  13. 13. Getting to Know River Bluff (continued) Pete Wilson Assistant Principal  WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) – A way to welcome and support incoming 6th grade students – WEB Student Orientation • August 25th, 8:00am – 11:30am
  14. 14. Self-Guided Tour
  15. 15. 2010-2011 School Year Begins September 1, 2010 We look forward to seeing you soon!

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