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Open House Presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to our Advanced Content (AC) meeting!
  2. 2. Advanced Content <ul><li>Gifted and other high achieving students </li></ul><ul><li>Initial placement based on ITBS scores </li></ul><ul><li>Later consideration (when there’s room) for students with solid A’s and “exceeds standards” on CRCT </li></ul><ul><li>AC classes are optional (watch stress level) </li></ul><ul><li>Must keep a “B” average in AC classes </li></ul><ul><li>(please refer to “ Continuation Criteria”) </li></ul><ul><li>MATH is NOT an AC class </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Odyssey of the Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Sci Olympiad </li></ul><ul><li>(need coaches!) </li></ul><ul><li>1 st meeting after Labor Day </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Bowl </li></ul><ul><li>Sci/Math quizbowl </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics </li></ul><ul><li>F-1 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Student Forum <ul><li>Students will be nominated after the 1 st quarter. </li></ul><ul><li>Vote in homeroom for team rep. </li></ul><ul><li>(two rep and one alternate per team) </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All A’s and B’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All S’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO behavior referrals </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Be sure to sign up and use I-parent and www.teacherweb.com/ga/eastcobb/ac </li></ul><ul><li>(not just for students) </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail is the best way to contact teachers </li></ul><ul><li>It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to make up work when absent </li></ul><ul><li>EXPECT AC classes to be more challenging---prepares students for high school honors/magnet classes </li></ul>
  6. 6. Duke University Search <ul><li>Only 7th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.tip.duke.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Applications from Ms. Gibson after Labor Day </li></ul>
  7. 7. Georgia Association of Gifted Children <ul><li>www.cobbchapter-gagc.org </li></ul>
  8. 8. Magnet/IB programs in Cobb <ul><li>Wheeler (www.wheelermagnet.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Kennesaw Mountain </li></ul><ul><li>South Cobb High </li></ul><ul><li>North Cobb High </li></ul><ul><li>IB (Campbell) </li></ul><ul><li>Pebblebrook (Perf. Arts) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Criteria for magnet admission: <ul><li>Proper math placement entering the program </li></ul><ul><li>Middle school grades </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized test scores (8 th grade ITBS) </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions test scores (PSAT test Jan 24) </li></ul><ul><li>Strong interest and aptitude in math and/or science </li></ul><ul><li>Strong communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations from middle school math & science teachers and a third educator of the student’s choice </li></ul>
  10. 10. Wheeler’s magnet program <ul><li>November 6, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00pm Information Meeting/Open House begins in the gymnasium </li></ul><ul><li>December 5, 2008- Application Deadline (Applications must be postmarked by this date) </li></ul><ul><li>February 24, 2009 - Admissions Notification Letters mailed to Students </li></ul>
  11. 11. How can parents help? <ul><li>Support the teachers! </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage, advise, and help your child, but do not do the work for them </li></ul><ul><li>Check our website AND I-parent at least once a week </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tybee Island <ul><li>6th grade AC Science: </li></ul><ul><li>Oct 27-29th (Mon-Wed)... </li></ul><ul><li>Chaperones for the 6th grade Tybee trip: Twila McMullan*, Carrie Waller, and Susie Barnhill* (alt: Jenn Anthony and Liz Fitzgerald), Mike Jones* (Harry’s dad) and Mr. Noyd (Marty/Jenny’s dad) (alt: Paul Sliwinski) </li></ul><ul><li>7th grade AC Science: Nov 19-21 (Wed-Fri) </li></ul><ul><li>8th grade ALL AC: Nov 19-21 (Wed-Fri) </li></ul>
  13. 13. $100 deposit due next week!!
  14. 15. Welcome to AC Earth Science --please sign in-- Mrs. Twila McMullan 1—Weather Observer in Navy 2—BS in Meteorology/Oceanograhy (from Penn State) 3--Middle School Science teacher for 20 years
  15. 16. <ul><li>Have you received my e-mails? </li></ul>
  16. 17. Learning Styles <ul><li>Go over sheet(s) with your child </li></ul>
  17. 18. Supplies <ul><li>See supply list on syllabus or online </li></ul><ul><li>Most kids have not brought in their 1-inch folder (for CRCT review materials)—will be using next week </li></ul>
  18. 19. Earth Science <ul><li>Geology (Sept-Nov) </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrology & Oceanography (Nov-Dec) </li></ul><ul><li>Meteorology (Jan-Feb) </li></ul><ul><li>Astronomy (Mar-Apr) </li></ul>
  19. 20. Homework <ul><li>Should take 15-30 minutes per night for science ON AVERAGE (studying is part of nightly homework) </li></ul><ul><li>Homework folder </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment sheet given out each Monday </li></ul><ul><li>-----(available on-line too) </li></ul><ul><li>Late work is usually not accepted! </li></ul><ul><li>Check www.teacherweb.com/ga/eastcobb/ac </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-up and check I-parent at least once a week! </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>DON’T LET YOUR CHILD PROCRASTINATE , AND HELP THEM WITH ORGANIZATION </li></ul><ul><li>…but don’t do the work for them </li></ul><ul><li>Help them to write the work in their own words. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Demerits —restart every quarter <ul><li>1 st =warning (still has an “S” in conduct) </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd = contact parent (probably e-mail) and silent lunch </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd = behavior notice sent home and phone call home (“N” in conduct) </li></ul><ul><li>4 th =detention and parent conference </li></ul><ul><li>5 th plus =office referral (“U” in conduct) </li></ul>
  22. 23. Picture Project <ul><li>Due after spring break </li></ul><ul><li>25 pictures total </li></ul><ul><li>Starts today </li></ul><ul><li>Same “object” must be in each photo </li></ul><ul><li>Could video tape instead </li></ul><ul><li>Final project: scrapbook, PowerPoint, Photoshop, MovieMaker </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>Questions????? </li></ul>

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