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Panther camp

  1. 1. Welcome to Dean Rusk MS Panther Camp 2014Mrs. Cindy Cooper Dean Rusk Principal Mr. Lawrence Gluckson Dean Rusk 7th Grade Assistant Principal http://portal.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Schools/rusk-ms/default.aspx DRMS Mission: DRMS is committed to a learning environment of cooperation that will encourage the maximum development of academic, physical, social, and emotional growth. Our mission is to enable students to become successful participants and life long learners in a global society.
  2. 2. Join us for: Dean Rusk Middle School PTSA Open House/ Curriculum Night Thursday, September 4 @ 6:30PM (Cafeteria)
  3. 3. Resources….. • The DRMS Homepage can serve as a useful tool for all things Dean Rusk. http://portal.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Schools/rusk-ms/default.aspx Bell Schedules Parent/Student Portal for schedules CCSD B.Y.L.D. CCSD Student/Parent Handbook (online) CCSD Discipline Code (online) Teacher’s Web page/syllabi (online)
  4. 4. New Panther Staff for SY 14-15 7th Grade Teachers: Erin Hoerr – Science 7S Tiffany Robbins – Language Arts 7S Mindee Calabrese – Reading 7R 8th Grade Teachers: David Colvin – Math 8S Jacob Pendergraft – Social Studies 8M Connections Teachers: Melissa Christensen – Family & Consumer Science (FACS)
  5. 5. DRMS 7th Grade Teacher Teams 2014 - 2015 7R Jeff Pence – Language Arts Mindee Calabrese - Reading Teresa Kannawarf – Math Leslie Powell – Science Debbie Whitlock – Social Studies
  6. 6. DRMS 7th Grade Teacher Teams 2014 - 2015 7M Jill Onufrak – Language Arts Bridget Conway – Reading Jennifer Campbell – Math William Morris– Science Debbie Garner – Social Studies
  7. 7. DRMS 7th Grade Teacher Teams 2014 - 2015 7S Tiffany Robbins – Language Arts Jennifer Evans – Reading Day Craig– Math Erin Hoerr – Science Debbie Lanter – Social Studies
  8. 8. Elementary to Middle Transition What changes will they see? • LOCKERS!! – Do not share combinations • Return of First Day Packet = Locker Assignment • Team of Teachers – Middle School Model • Connections = Specials • Art, FACS, PE, Careers, Technology, Chorus, Band, Orchestra • No Recess • Daily Literacy Period • Period Attendance • Tardy Bell • Car Rider Procedures • Walking to SHS in afternoon
  9. 9. What’s New in Middle School??? •Georgia Milestones Assessment April 13 – 23 •Georgia Formative Assessment Benchmarks (GFABS) •Iowa Test of Basic Skills (IOWA) October 13 - 31 •Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) August 18 – September 5 •Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) •Healthy, Hungry Free Kids Act of 2010
  10. 10. Dean Rusk Middle School 2014-15 • Student Name: ________________________________________________ • • Homeroom Teacher: ___________________________________________ • • An open line of communication helps parents and teachers build successful learning opportunities for their students. We ask that you review the contents of this envelope each time that it comes home. Sign and return the appropriate documents or sign the outside of the folder indicating that you have reviewed the information inside. Please return the envelope to your child’s homeroom teacher the following day. We will send home progress reports or report cards approximately every 4-1/2 weeks, so please look forward to receiving information regarding your child’s academic progress regularly. Additionally, enclosed is your student’s GCRCT test results for the 2013/2014 school year for your records. Thank you for your help and cooperation! • Date Signature and Return Information • • 8/4/14 If Applicable, Sign the First, CCSD First Day Information • Third, and Fourth Page • Complete and Sign Individual Form Emergency Information for Early Dismissal • Complete and Sign Individual Form Student Health Needs Identification Form • Complete and Sign Individual Form BYLD Student/Parent Agreement • Complete and Sign Individual Form Student Profile/Data Verification (Please • write any corrections, additions and/or • deletions of information on this form. The • people listed on this form are the people • that are allowed to check your student out.) • If Applicable, Complete and Sign Extra Food Sales • Complete School Council Nomination Form • • 09/03/14 ____________________________ Progress Report • • 10/17/14 ____________________________ Report Card • • 11/12/14 ___________________________ Progress Report • • 01/09/15 ___________________________ Report Card • • 02/05/15 ___________________________ Progress Report • • 03/24/15 ___________________________ Report Card • • 04/24/15 ___________________________ Progress Report • • The final report card will be mailed home in June 2015.
  11. 11. Elementary to Middle Transition After School Programs • ExP Tutoring – After school tutoring for math, language arts, reading, science, and social studies Intramurals Program • After school activities. More information forthcoming
  12. 12. Elementary to Middle Transition • School Day – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM • Class Periods – 55 to 59 minutes • Connections Period – 78 minutes • Literacy Period – 78 minutes (25 minutes of Literacy & 53 minutes of a specific curriculum) • Breakfast & Lunch
  13. 13. Commonly Asked Questions??? • Is there a nurse at DRMS? Yes –Rebeccah Keeton She is on campus from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Medicine – Must be in original container with appropriate paperwork on file. Students may not carry medicine with them.
  14. 14. Commonly Asked Questions??? • Are there school counselors at DRMS? Yes – Ms. Fort – 8th Grade Ms. Williams – 7th Grade •Individual Counseling •Small Group Counseling •Student Scheduling •Classroom Guidance •Teacher/ Parent Consultations •Crisis Intervention •Community Resource Referrals
  15. 15. Commonly Asked Questions??? Does DRMS have a dress code? Yes – we follow the dress code established by CCSD and found in the CCSD Discipline Handbook 2014-15 Does DRMS have behavior expectations? Absolutely – the CCSD Discipline Code and policies stated within will be followed
  16. 16. 7th Grade Field Trip • Occurs in the spring after Georgia Milestones Assessment • Extended Day trip on motor coaches • Drop off and pick up is off campus • Inappropriate student behavior can result in:  Parent being required to attend with child  Students not being allowed to attend trip
  17. 17. Loss of Field Trip Privilege Attendance on school based field trips is a privilege and requires positive behavior in the regular school environment, conducting yourself as a good DRMS citizen at all times, and displaying respect to peers, teachers, administration, and staff at all times. Therefore, the following policy will apply to all students and their participation in all field trips: • Office Discipline Referral – Warning • Second Office Referral – Student’s parent must accompany student on field trip in order for student to attend. Parent must submit to a background check and cover adult cost of field trip. • Third Office Referral – Attendance on all field trips is denied. Any assignment to Out of School Suspension (OSS) or Alternative School (ALT School) results in denial of field trip attendance for the school year
  18. 18. DRMS CLUBS & ACTIVITIES • Drama Club: School Plays • Beta Club: Academic Excellence • Fish Club • Yearbook • Book Rap Club – Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl • Student Council • Geography Bee • Science Fair • Social Studies Fair • Young Author’s Fair • Intramurals • Spelling Bee • 7th & 8th Grade Basketball • 7th & 8th Grade Cheerleading • Chorus, Band, Orchestra • Career Day • Nat’l Junior Honor Society • Relay For Life Team
  19. 19. 7th GRADE ACADEMIC CLASSES Reading - Reading 7, Advanced Reading 7, Co-Taught Reading 7 & Resource Reading 7 Language Arts (LA) – LA 7 ,Advanced LA 7, Co-Taught LA 7 & Resource LA 7 Mathematics (MA) – MA 7, Advanced MA 7, Accelerated MA 7, Co-Taught MA 7 & Resource MA 7 Science (SC) – SC 7, Advanced SC 7 Social Studies (SS) – SS 7, Advanced SS 7
  20. 20. BRING YOUR LEARNING DEVICE B.Y.L.D. • DRMS is a BYLD school • BYLD sign = Bring Device • BYLD sign = No Device • NEXT Network • CCSD Cell Phone policy changed from student possession to student inappropriate usage • Access B.Y.L.D. Appendix L in CCSD Handbook
  21. 21. DRMS 13-14 SY GCRCT Test Results
  22. 22. 7th Grade 97 96 96 91 96 98 97 95 91 92 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 100 Reading LA Math Science Social Studies DRMS CCSD
  23. 23. 8th Grade 100 98 88 86 96 99 97 92 88 90 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 Reading LA Math Science Social Studies DRMS CCSD
  24. 24. • DRMS PTSA sponsored event • 3:45pm – 6:00pm • Dance in gym and refreshments for sale in cafeteria • $6 unless parent has joined PTSA, then no charge • Friday, August 22, 2014* • There will be no early dismissals from the dance. • Parents must send a note giving permission for son/daughter to remain after school. *Please note date has been changed from August 15, 2014 due to change in SHS Football game.

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