11Welcome toWelcome toMountain View’sMountain View’sParentParentOrientationOrientation
22This Evening’s ProgramThis Evening’s Program WelcomeWelcome Mission StatementMission Statement Home School Associatio...
33Mission StatementMission Statement"Mountain View Middle School strives to"Mountain View Middle School strives tomeet the...
44Mountain ViewMountain ViewHome-School AssociationHome-School Association Current Board:Current Board: Mrs. Ginny Gilma...
55Novelist Anne Lamott says that these years involvea “changeover from dog to cat.” Like most dogs,elementary-aged childre...
66We have some time.We have the support.The BEST part…
77Mountain View SupportMountain View SupportMr. James Bigsby - PrincipalMs. Kate Severson - Guidance CounselorMs. Kelly Wi...
88Fifth Grade OrganizationFifth Grade Organization&&ProgramProgram Four HomeroomsFour Homerooms DepartmentalizedDepartme...
9955ththGrade OrganizationGrade Organizationand Scheduleand ScheduleTime 5thGrade 6thGrade8:30 – 8:35 Home Base Home Base8...
1010The CurriculumThe Curriculum Language Arts (LAL)Language Arts (LAL) Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Literatur...
Accelerated MathAccelerated MathProgramProgram Phase One - End of May (Mrs. Berish)Phase One - End of May (Mrs. Berish)– ...
Scheduling ProcessScheduling Process Related ArtsRelated Arts– ExploratoryExploratory 1 – day courses1 – day courses– IC...
Related ArtsRelated Arts All students assigned PhysicalAll students assigned PhysicalEducation/HealthEducation/Health Ad...
WebpageWebpage1414
55thth& 6th& 6th1515
Option #1Option #11616
Option #2Option #21717
55thth& 6th& 6th1818
1919ONLINEONLINEREGISTRATIONREGISTRATION
EEEEEEMonday – AdvisoryMonday – AdvisoryTuesday & Thursday – SupportTuesday & Thursday – SupportWednesday & Friday - Choic...
EEEEEEWednesday & Friday – ChoiceWednesday & Friday – ChoiceONLINE registration – DetailsONLINE registration – Detailsand ...
After-School Extra-CurricularsAfter-School Extra-Curriculars Sports – 6Sports – 6ththGradeGrade ClubsClubs– ForensicsFor...
Student SchedulesStudent Schedules Goal – End of AugustGoal – End of August ONLINE NotificationONLINE Notification– Pare...
2424Parent-TeacherParent-TeacherCommunicationCommunication Website – Parent PortalWebsite – Parent Portal E-MailE-Mail ...
2525Academic AssistanceAcademic Assistance Teacher Help Before / AfterTeacher Help Before / AfterSchoolSchool EEE – Supp...
2626Student Management/Student Management/DisciplineDiscipline Help students gain more disciplineHelp students gain more ...
2727So what can you expectSo what can you expectnext year?next year?
2828At this age, many children will be, for longer orshorter durations:Disorganized. Okay, your child’s room was never nea...
2929Emotional. Suddenoutburst of tears, angeror unrestrained gigglesare pretty much thenorm.Anxious for Independence. The ...
3030School to WatchSchool to WatchRedesignatedRedesignatedThree things are true of high-Three things are true of high-perf...
3131Partnership to SuccessPartnership to Success Support usSupport us Support each otherSupport each other Communicate ...
Tonight’s PresentationTonight’s PresentationWebsiteWebsite PresentationPresentation Related Arts RegistrationRelated Art...
3333Questions?Questions?
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Parent orientation 2012 2013

  1. 1. 11Welcome toWelcome toMountain View’sMountain View’sParentParentOrientationOrientation
  2. 2. 22This Evening’s ProgramThis Evening’s Program WelcomeWelcome Mission StatementMission Statement Home School AssociationHome School Association Student SupportStudent Support Middle School ProgramMiddle School Program- Fifth Grade Organization and Schedule- Fifth Grade Organization and Schedule- Curriculum- Curriculum Scheduling ProcessScheduling Process Academic AssistanceAcademic Assistance Student Management/DisciplineStudent Management/Discipline School To WatchSchool To Watch Questions (and some Answers)Questions (and some Answers)
  3. 3. 33Mission StatementMission Statement"Mountain View Middle School strives to"Mountain View Middle School strives tomeet the unique challenges of adolescencemeet the unique challenges of adolescenceby providing students with positive, self-by providing students with positive, self-directed, developmentally appropriate anddirected, developmentally appropriate andreflective learning experiences that assurereflective learning experiences that assurethey are prepared, academically,they are prepared, academically,emotionally, and socially to grow asemotionally, and socially to grow asindividuals and become responsibleindividuals and become responsiblemembers of tomorrows global community.”members of tomorrows global community.”
  4. 4. 44Mountain ViewMountain ViewHome-School AssociationHome-School Association Current Board:Current Board: Mrs. Ginny Gilman, PresidentMrs. Ginny Gilman, President Mrs. Betsy Drew, Co-Vice PresidentMrs. Betsy Drew, Co-Vice President Mrs. Kris Wagoner, Co-Vice PresidentMrs. Kris Wagoner, Co-Vice President Mrs. Anne Parker, Co-TreasurerMrs. Anne Parker, Co-Treasurer Mrs. Corrie Viola, Co-TreasurerMrs. Corrie Viola, Co-Treasurer Mrs. Kristen McConnell, SecretaryMrs. Kristen McConnell, Secretary
  5. 5. 55Novelist Anne Lamott says that these years involvea “changeover from dog to cat.” Like most dogs,elementary-aged children are friendly. They pretty muchdo what you ask them to. And they actually like you.Young adolescents (middle schoolers) are aloof.They have minds of their own, and they will let you knowwhat is on those minds. You are no longer their bestfriend. You have no chance of becoming their best friendagain until they reach their mid-twenties.The worst part…These changes are a natural part ofyour child’s growth and development.
  6. 6. 66We have some time.We have the support.The BEST part…
  7. 7. 77Mountain View SupportMountain View SupportMr. James Bigsby - PrincipalMs. Kate Severson - Guidance CounselorMs. Kelly Wilson - CST PsychologistMs. Sara Longueira (LEAVE) - CST Social WorkerMs. Kimberly Shaeffer - CST Social WorkerMs. Carolyn Montoney - CST L.D.T.C./SupervisorMs. Pat Barrett - School NurseMs. Chris Day - Administrative AssistantMs. Nancy Mott - Administrative AssistantFifth Grade TeamMs. Judy Berish (Team Leader) - MathMs. Brianna Cubby - ScienceMs. Marisa Dodge - Social StudiesMs. Kerri McCaffrey - Language Arts
  8. 8. 88Fifth Grade OrganizationFifth Grade Organization&&ProgramProgram Four HomeroomsFour Homerooms DepartmentalizedDepartmentalized
  9. 9. 9955ththGrade OrganizationGrade Organizationand Scheduleand ScheduleTime 5thGrade 6thGrade8:30 – 8:35 Home Base Home Base8:35 – 9:33 BLOCK 1 – CORE BLOCK 1 – CORE9:34 – 10:32 BLOCK 2 – CORE BLOCK 2 – CORE10:33 – 11:23 BLOCK 3 – RELATEDARTSBLOCK 3 – RELATEDARTS11:24 – 11:54 LUNCH LUNCH11:55 – 12:53 BLOCK 4 – CORE BLOCK 4 – CORE12:54 – 1:44 BLOCK 5 – RELATEDARTSBLOCK 5 – RELATEDARTS1:45 – 2:43 BLOCK 6 – CORE BLOCK 6 – CORE2:45 – 3:15 EEEENRICHMENTEXTENSIONELECTIVEEEEENRICHMENTEXTENSIONELECTIVEWeek at a Glance4 Day CycleCore Classes – DAY1,2,3,4Related Arts -Once Every 4 Day Cycle,Every Other Day(DAY 1 & 3 or DAY 2 & 4)EEEMon - AdvisoryTues & Thurs – SupportWed & Fri - Choice
  10. 10. 1010The CurriculumThe Curriculum Language Arts (LAL)Language Arts (LAL) Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, LiteratureReading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Literature Teachers College Reading and Writing ProjectTeachers College Reading and Writing Project MathematicsMathematics Grade 5 & Grade 6 – Pre-AlgebraGrade 5 & Grade 6 – Pre-Algebra Grade 7 – Algebra 1, part 1Grade 7 – Algebra 1, part 1 Grade 8 – Algebra 1, part 2Grade 8 – Algebra 1, part 2 Advanced – Grade 8 - GeometryAdvanced – Grade 8 - Geometry ScienceScience Grade 5: electricity, magnetism, astronomy, living things, environmentGrade 5: electricity, magnetism, astronomy, living things, environment Grade 6: history and make-up of Earth, plate tectonics, weather, climateGrade 6: history and make-up of Earth, plate tectonics, weather, climate Grade 7: Life ScienceGrade 7: Life Science Grade 8: Physical ScienceGrade 8: Physical Science Social StudiesSocial Studies Grade 5: development of culture, individual and community needs,Grade 5: development of culture, individual and community needs,responsibility & authorityresponsibility & authority Grade 6: cultural differences, application of technology, economics,Grade 6: cultural differences, application of technology, economics,interaction and interdependenceinteraction and interdependence Grade 7: belief systems, modern economics, nature of technology,Grade 7: belief systems, modern economics, nature of technology,globalizationglobalization Grade 8: personal lenses, social science theory, interaction with theGrade 8: personal lenses, social science theory, interaction with theenvironment, innovation, economic systemsenvironment, innovation, economic systems
  11. 11. Accelerated MathAccelerated MathProgramProgram Phase One - End of May (Mrs. Berish)Phase One - End of May (Mrs. Berish)– Algebra DiagnosticAlgebra Diagnostic Phase Two - June 4Phase Two - June 4thth(Move Up Day)(Move Up Day)– Achievement/Placement TestAchievement/Placement Test Phase Three – End of AugustPhase Three – End of August– 33rdrd& 4& 4ththNJASK ResultsNJASK Results Criteria – 2 out of 3Criteria – 2 out of 3 Placement LettersPlacement Letters1111
  12. 12. Scheduling ProcessScheduling Process Related ArtsRelated Arts– ExploratoryExploratory 1 – day courses1 – day courses– ICTICT– MusicMusic– Art/IATArt/IAT Semester CoursesSemester Courses– World Language & PE/HealthWorld Language & PE/Health Every other dayEvery other day– Online ProcessOnline Process EEEEEE 1212
  13. 13. Related ArtsRelated Arts All students assigned PhysicalAll students assigned PhysicalEducation/HealthEducation/Health Advanced Orchestra will be offeredAdvanced Orchestra will be offeredbefore school as a graded course.before school as a graded course.– Recommendation from Mr. Alzaher isRecommendation from Mr. Alzaher isrequired.required. Band – Zero-Period optionBand – Zero-Period option1313
  14. 14. WebpageWebpage1414
  15. 15. 55thth& 6th& 6th1515
  16. 16. Option #1Option #11616
  17. 17. Option #2Option #21717
  18. 18. 55thth& 6th& 6th1818
  19. 19. 1919ONLINEONLINEREGISTRATIONREGISTRATION
  20. 20. EEEEEEMonday – AdvisoryMonday – AdvisoryTuesday & Thursday – SupportTuesday & Thursday – SupportWednesday & Friday - ChoiceWednesday & Friday - Choice2020
  21. 21. EEEEEEWednesday & Friday – ChoiceWednesday & Friday – ChoiceONLINE registration – DetailsONLINE registration – Detailsand instructionsand instructions2121
  22. 22. After-School Extra-CurricularsAfter-School Extra-Curriculars Sports – 6Sports – 6ththGradeGrade ClubsClubs– ForensicsForensics– Math LeagueMath League– Mock TrialsMock Trials– NewspaperNewspaper– Odyssey of the MindOdyssey of the Mind– PoetryPoetry– RoboticsRobotics– Solar SprintsSolar Sprints– Audio/VisualAudio/Visual2222
  23. 23. Student SchedulesStudent Schedules Goal – End of AugustGoal – End of August ONLINE NotificationONLINE Notification– Parent PortalParent Portal2323
  24. 24. 2424Parent-TeacherParent-TeacherCommunicationCommunication Website – Parent PortalWebsite – Parent Portal E-MailE-Mail Formal and Informal ConferencesFormal and Informal Conferences New SIS – GenesisNew SIS – Genesis– Grade BookGrade Book– Report CardsReport Cards
  25. 25. 2525Academic AssistanceAcademic Assistance Teacher Help Before / AfterTeacher Help Before / AfterSchoolSchool EEE – Support DaysEEE – Support Days Library/Homework CenterLibrary/Homework Center Intervention and ReferralIntervention and ReferralServices (I&RS)Services (I&RS)
  26. 26. 2626Student Management/Student Management/DisciplineDiscipline Help students gain more disciplineHelp students gain more discipline Education/MentoringEducation/Mentoring Consequences to change behaviorConsequences to change behavior Dress CodeDress Code Review HandbookReview Handbook
  27. 27. 2727So what can you expectSo what can you expectnext year?next year?
  28. 28. 2828At this age, many children will be, for longer orshorter durations:Disorganized. Okay, your child’s room was never neat.But now you have trouble finding the bed. And the permissionslip for the field trip? Forget about it.Forgetful. Your formerlyreliable child suddenly forgetsto do homework, forgets to give you animportant message,forgets to bring his/her math bookhome.The Parent Institute, 2002
  29. 29. 2929Emotional. Suddenoutburst of tears, angeror unrestrained gigglesare pretty much thenorm.Anxious for Independence. The mostimportant job of a parent is to raise a childwho can live on his/her own. These are theyears when your child will start pulling awayfrom you. Friends may be more importantthan you are. Don’t worry, he/she will beback…
  30. 30. 3030School to WatchSchool to WatchRedesignatedRedesignatedThree things are true of high-Three things are true of high-performing middle-grades schools:performing middle-grades schools:academically excellentacademically excellentdevelopmentally responsivedevelopmentally responsivesocially equitablesocially equitable
  31. 31. 3131Partnership to SuccessPartnership to Success Support usSupport us Support each otherSupport each other Communicate with usCommunicate with us Be involved – AskBe involved – Askquestionsquestions
  32. 32. Tonight’s PresentationTonight’s PresentationWebsiteWebsite PresentationPresentation Related Arts RegistrationRelated Arts Registration3232
  33. 33. 3333Questions?Questions?

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