Rising 6th grade - Durant Road Middle


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Rising 6th grade - Durant Road Middle

  1. 1. T O P 1 0 T H I N G S Y O U N E E D T O K N O W B E F O R EY O U S T A R T M I D D L E S C H O O LStarting Over
  2. 2. #1 GET READY, GAME ON Middle School moves fast! You will have multipleclasses, 6 different teachers, and many things tojuggle everyday…..be prepared and stay on top ofyour grades and work each day. “We didn’t have any homework today..” while thiscould be true, there is always something that you cando to prepare for the next day of instruction. Organize, Review/Study, Projects…..
  3. 3. #2 GET ORGANIZED EARLY Cubbies are gone! Now you have lockers. Get your supplies and organize yourself as directedby your Team Teachers ASAP! Keep it neat, Keep it clean, Keep it organized…..whenyou don’t have anything else to do, you can alwaysclean your binders and review completed work. Have a quiet space at home to do homework andstudy. Supplies at home can help….hole puncher, pencilsharpener, paper…
  4. 4. #3 GRADES Next big change….letter grades! Test and quizzes are VERY important, they countmore than anything else. Do the math, a failing grade is very powerful….it isbetter to turn something in than to turn in nothing atall. SPAN: Use it to keep track of grades. If you complete the work then you deserve to receivecredit for your time and efforts. TURN IT IN!!!
  5. 5. # 4 LOCKERS We will give you a lock for your locker. You must usea school issued lock. You will need to buy a lock foryour PE locker. If you buy a shelf for your locker, make it the tall one.If it is too short, your books will not fit under it. If you love it, lock it up!!
  6. 6. #5 AGENDAS Use your agenda daily. It is your lifeline to staying on topof your assignments, planning what you need to do, passto classes/bathroom, and it is a communication tool forTeachers and Parents. Write in your agenda everyday….write none if you don’thave any homework to stay in the habit of writing yourassignments. With 6 classes……you can’t remember everything! Don’tTry It! Many have come before you and failed atthis….trust us, we know! ONLY THE FIRST ONE IS FREE…IF YOU LOSEIT, IT WILL COST $ TO GET A REPLACEMENT!
  7. 7. #6 DRESS CODE Know it, love it, follow it…..WE DO! We give students a week to learn and then weenforce. Girls….get a 4/6 index card or a dollar billand take it shopping. Boys….get a belt. No sagging pants allowed! Students who have inappropriate clothing areoffered a chance to change, call someone to bringmore clothes, or can spend the day in ALC.
  8. 8. #7 PLAN AHEAD Plan ahead…..don’t wait until the last minute or theend of the quarter to complete assignments. - Teachers will usually inform students at least a weekout of a major assignment (test or project). Students must make a "plan of attack" for thatwork. Leaving it to the last minute is just not goodenough. This is where using available lunch time to work iscrucial too.
  9. 9. CAFETERIA Cafeteria seating – teams are assigned seats early onto monitor behaviors and maintain an orderlyenvironment. You may not always get to sit with your friends. Take this time to get to know your teammates andbuild new relationships. We keep our cafeteria clean!!!!
  10. 10. COLLABORATION Students will have to work in collaborative teams(small groups) in all classes. Seats are organized in each classroom with usually 4-6 students. Being able to work collaboratively with others is partof the instructional environment in middle school. EVERYONE works, communicates…..and shares theresponsibility of getting the assigned task completed!
  11. 11. DRMS PRIDE Embrace the DRMS spirit! We take great pride in our school and we like to havefun too. Take advantage of participating in as many activitiesas you can manage….