Welcome
to Dean Rusk MS Panther Camp
2013
Mrs. Cindy Cooper
Dean Rusk Principal
Mr. Lawrence Gluckson
Dean Rusk 7th Grade ...
Join us for:
• Dean Rusk Middle School
PTSA Open House/ Curriculum
Night
Tuesday, September 3 @ 7:00 (Cafeteria)
Resources…..
• The DRMS Homepage can serve as a useful
tool for all things Dean Rusk.
http://portal.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Sch...
New Panther Staff for 2013
Counselors:
Wendy Fort-8th Grade
Kasi Williams-7th Grade
8th Grade Teachers:
Haley Brown-Math
C...
DRMS 7th Grade Teacher Teams
2013 - 2014
7R
Jeff Pence – Language Arts/SS
Debbie Whitlock – Reading/SS
Teresa Kannawarf – ...
DRMS 7th Grade Teacher Teams
2013 - 2014
7M
Jill Poe – Language Arts
Bridget Conway – Reading
Jennifer Campbell – Math
Wil...
DRMS 7th Grade Teacher Teams
2013 - 2014
7S
Holly Seargeant – Language Arts
Jennifer Evans – Reading
Day Craig– Math
Brad ...
Elementary to Middle
Transition
What changes will they see?
• LOCKERS!! – Do not share combinations
• Return of First Day ...
Dean Rusk Middle School
2013-14
• Student Name: __________________________________
•
• Homeroom Teacher: _________________...
Elementary to Middle
Transition
After School Programs
• ExP Tutoring – After school tutoring for
math, language arts, read...
Elementary to Middle
Transition
• School Day – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
• Class Periods – 55 to 59 minutes
• Connections Period –...
Commonly Asked Questions???
• Is there a nurse at DRMS?
Yes –Rebeccah Keaton
She is on campus from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Medic...
Commonly Asked Questions???
• Are there school counselors at DRMS?
Yes – Ms. Fort – 8th Grade
Ms. Williams – 7th Grade
– I...
Commonly Asked Questions???
Does DRMS have a dress code?
Yes – we follow the dress code established by
CCSD and found in t...
DRMS CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
• Drama Club: School Plays
• Beta Club: Academic Excellence
• Fish Club
• Yearbook
• Science Olymp...
7th GRADE STUDENT PLACEMENT
Student Academic Course Placement
is determined by the following factors:
• Average of Quarter...
7th GRADE ACADEMIC CLASSES
Reading - Reading 7, Advanced Reading 7,
Co-Taught Reading 7 & Resource Reading 7
Language Arts...
BRING YOUR LEARNING DEVICE
B.Y.L.D.
• New initiative by CCSD
• Several schools participated
in a pilot program in spring o...
DRMS 12-13 SY Test Results
7th Grade
99
98 98
95
96
98
97
96
93
92
88
90
92
94
96
98
100
Reading LA Math Science Social Studies
DRMS
CCSD
8th Grade
100 98
91
83 86
99 97
93
85 86
0
20
40
60
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120
Reading LA Math Science Social Studies
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CCSD
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  1. 1. Welcome to Dean Rusk MS Panther Camp 2013 Mrs. 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 Tuesday, September 3 @ 7:00 (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 2013 Counselors: Wendy Fort-8th Grade Kasi Williams-7th Grade 8th Grade Teachers: Haley Brown-Math Carrie Barie-Science (CIS) Special Education Teachers: Shane Giardina- (RRHS) Lisa Petersen- (CIS) Korie Hold- MI/MO Teacher Laurie Koger- SI Para (KES) Denna Hutson- SI Para Connections Teachers: Ricky Williams- Band Director (Fayette County)
  5. 5. DRMS 7th Grade Teacher Teams 2013 - 2014 7R Jeff Pence – Language Arts/SS Debbie Whitlock – Reading/SS Teresa Kannawarf – Math/SS Leslie Powell – Science/SS
  6. 6. DRMS 7th Grade Teacher Teams 2013 - 2014 7M Jill Poe – Language Arts Bridget Conway – Reading Jennifer Campbell – Math William Morris– Science Debbie Garner – Social Studies
  7. 7. DRMS 7th Grade Teacher Teams 2013 - 2014 7S Holly Seargeant – Language Arts Jennifer Evans – Reading Day Craig– Math Brad Mann – Science Amelia Ormsby – 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, Ban d, Orchestra • No Recess • Daily Literacy Period
  9. 9. Dean Rusk Middle School 2013-14 • 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 and sign either the appropriate documents or 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 be sending home progress reports or report cards approximately every four and one-half weeks so please look forward to receiving information regarding your child’s academic progress regularly. • • Also, please find enclosed your student’s GCRCT test results for the 2012/2013 school year for your records. • • Thank you for your help and cooperation! • • Date Signature Information • • 8/5/13 Sign Front & Back of Page CCSD First Day Information Sign Individual Form Emergency Instruction for Early Dismissal • Sign Individual Form Student Health Needs Identification Form • Sign Individual Form Scoliosis Screening Program Form Sign Individual Form Student Profile/Data Verification • Sign Individual Form BYLD Student/Parent Agreement • Complete Back of BYLD Agreement Type of Device and Serial Number • Complete School Council Nomination Form • • 09/4/13 __________________________ Progress Report • • 10/18/13 __________________________ Report Card • • 11/13/13 __________________________ Progress Report • • 01/10/14 __________________________ Report Card • • 02/07/14 __________________________ Progress Report • • 03/26/14 __________________________ Report Card • • 04/28/14 __________________________ Progress Report • • • The final report card will be mailed home in June 2014.
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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 • Breakfast & Lunch
  12. 12. Commonly Asked Questions??? • Is there a nurse at DRMS? Yes –Rebeccah Keaton 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.
  13. 13. Commonly Asked Questions??? • Are there school counselors at DRMS? Yes – Ms. Fort – 8th Grade Ms. Williams – 7th Grade – Individual Counseling – Small Group Counseling – Classroom Guidance – Teacher/ Parent Consultations – Crisis Intervention – Community Resource Referrals
  14. 14. 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 2013-14 Does DRMS have behavior expectations? Absolutely – the CCSD Discipline Code and policies stated within will be followed
  15. 15. DRMS CLUBS & ACTIVITIES • Drama Club: School Plays • Beta Club: Academic Excellence • Fish Club • Yearbook • Science Olympiad • Book Rap Club • Student Council • Mathletes • Environmental • FOR (Friends of Rachel) • Geography Bee • Science Fair • Social Studies Fair • Young Author’s Fair • Intramurals • Spelling Bee • 7th & 8th Grade Basketball • 7th 7 8th Grade Cheerleading • Chorus, Band, Orchestra • Career Day • Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
  16. 16. 7th GRADE STUDENT PLACEMENT Student Academic Course Placement is determined by the following factors: • Average of Quarters 1, 2, & 3 Grades from 6th grade • GCRCT Subject Score • CogAT Verbal or Quantitative Stanine Score • Iowa Test of Basic Skills (IOWA) Score
  17. 17. 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, Co-Taught SC 7 & Resource SC 7 Social Studies (SS) – SS 7, Advanced SS 7, Co-Taught SS 7 & Resource SS 7
  18. 18. BRING YOUR LEARNING DEVICE B.Y.L.D. • New initiative by CCSD • Several schools participated in a pilot program in spring of 11-12 • DRMS began this program last fall in September 2012 • CCSD Cell Phone policy changed from student possession to student inappropriate usage • Access B.Y.L.D. Appendix L in CCSD Handbook
  19. 19. DRMS 12-13 SY Test Results
  20. 20. 7th Grade 99 98 98 95 96 98 97 96 93 92 88 90 92 94 96 98 100 Reading LA Math Science Social Studies DRMS CCSD
  21. 21. 8th Grade 100 98 91 83 86 99 97 93 85 86 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Reading LA Math Science Social Studies DRMS CCSD

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