Presentation on theme: "Leesville Road Middle School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Leesville Road Middle School Rising 6th Grade Open HouseJanuary 16, 2014
2 Welcome Cindy Kremer, Principal Jennifer Pitarra, 6th Grade Assistant PrincipalWhitney McCallister, 6th Grade Guidance Counselor
3 Communication School Phone Number: (919) 870-4141 Website Address:upcoming events, rules, policies, procedures, dress code, etc.Twitter: Follow us @LRMSPride
4 TDAPMake sure your child has his/her TDAP booster prior to the first day of school(NC state law requirement since 2008)Please mail or drop off the form (proof of immunization) over the summer at Leesville Road MiddleQuestions? Call Betty Crawford(919)
5 PRIDE Camp Orientation for 6th grade students & parents The week of August 18-22Time (8 AM - ?)Students and parents meet as a group, students go on team, meet teachers, tour building, etc. Parents will be able to buy PE clothes, Spiritwear, Locks, and Agendas
6 Locks A big source of stress for 6th graders Must purchase a school combination lock for hallway lockerMay use a personal lock for PE gym locker (removed at the end of PE period)Buy a combination lock now so you can practice this summer. All combination locks work the same way
7 Registration for Classes At the end of February, you will receive registration forms at your elementary schoolTeachers will make recommendations for math placementStudents & parents will choose electives (choose 4 in order of preference). All students will have Health/PE and one other elective each semester (some electives are year-long)
8 Registration cont’dThe following slides contain information about Health/PE and elective choicesThis will help guide you when you receive your registration forms in late FebruaryThis information is up to date as of today, January 16, 2014, but keep in mind that things can change
9 Healthful Living Mission Improve the overall health and well being of middle school students
10 Healthful Living Full year course grades 6- 8 Students rotate every two weeks between Physical Education and Health class.Physical Education classes will use the gym, track, and three athletic fields.Focuses on Motor Skills, Movement Concepts, and Health-Enhancing Fitness through a variety of fitness activities, team sports, dual sports, and individual sports.Health classes are held in the Health modular unit.Topics include Character Education, Mental and Emotional Health, Personal and Consumer Health, Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Skills, Nutrition and Physical Activity, and The Dangers of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs.
11 Physical Education Requirements: grades 6-8 Dress out for PE and wear athletic sneakers.Bring a personal lock to use in the locker room.Regulation Physical Education clothing includes: 1. Leesville Road Middle School t-shirt (T-shirts purchased through the PTSA)This includes older style gray colored Leesville PE t-shirts, LRMS school team shirts, LRMS school sports team shirts, LRMS spirit wearStudents must change their shirt!No tank tops or spaghetti straps, no writing on t-shirts 2. Athletic shorts or athletic pants with elastic waist and no zipper Pants with zippers, jeans, jean shorts, cargo pants, cargo shorts, “stretchy” jeans, tights, spandex, leggings, “jeggings”, pajamas, “short” shorts, “sophies”, etc. are not acceptable 3. Athletic sneakers with laces tied tight or Velcro straps Flip-flops, sandals, dress shoes, “boat” shoes, boots, slippers, sneakers with wheels, slip-on sneakers, Toms, etc. are not acceptableParticipating in bare feet or only socks is not acceptableStudents who do not have sneakers will not be allowed to participate in class activities and will lose all points for the class activities
12 Career & Technical Education MissionTo provide course offerings that meet student needs, interests, abilities, and aspirations.2. To respond to actual or anticipated opportunities for employment, advanced education, and practical life application for the 21st century.
13 Exploratory CTE Courses Business, Finance, Information Technology (BFIT)Computer Skills and Applications 1 (CSA I): grades 6 – 8Touch typing, Computer Fundamentals, Letters & Reports etc.Computer Skills and Applications 2 (CSA II): grades 7 & 8Pre-requisite CSA 1Digital Literacy, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentation SoftwareExploring Business Marketing & Entrepreneurship: grade 8Pre-Requisites CSA I & IIEntrepreneurship & Careers in IndustryExploring Career Decisions: grades 7 & 8
14 Exploratory CTE Courses Exploring Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS): Grades 6-8Exploring FACS- Family FocusInterpersonal Relationships, Nutrition & Wellness, Child Development and Interior DesignExploring FACS- Consumer FocusPersonal Finance, Food Service & Hospitality and ApparelTechnologyTechnology Design & Innovation: grades 6 -8Engineering & Design ConceptsTechnological Systems: grades 7 & 8Prerequisite Technology Design & Innovation
15 The ArtsMissionIn today’s globally competitive world, innovative thinking and creativity are essential for all school children.High quality, standards-based instruction in the arts develops these skills and effectively engages, retains, and prepares future-ready students for graduation and success in an entrepreneurial economy.
16 The Arts Band Beginning Band grade 6 Must sign up for it in Sixth gradeNo beginning band in 7th or 8th gradeStudents start off on Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, or Trombone.Post first concert, students are able to audition for other instruments such as: oboe, bassoon, saxophones, baritones, tuba, or percussion.
17 The Arts cont’d. Orchestra 6th grade elective for the entire year The instrument of choice selected after class begins in the Fall.No prior experience is necessaryTwo formal concerts throughout the yearOther smaller performances at the school. Field trips include performances at Crabtree Valley Mall in December, an Eastern Regional Music Performance Adjudication in Fayetteville in March.
18 The Arts cont’d.DanceDancers in the 6th grade program will learn a variety of techniquesChoreographic tools, improvisation, dance history and much more.Small projects, some individual, others in a group.Work together and create your own dance performanceInformal concert at the end of the semester.Use creativity and your imaginationLearn how to be a team player and accomplish a masterpiece that you and your parents will love!
19 The Arts cont’d.ArtBasic Foundations in Art/Introduction to Visual Art: grade 6Pottery/Sculpture Design, Drawing/ Painting Design, or Sculpture/Crafts: grade 7Drawing/Painting Design, Visual Composition and Design, or Pottery/ Sculpture Design: grade 8All art classes are taught using the Design Thinking Process.As you tour the school tonight or exit the building be sure to notice the student work on display and the tile mosaic in the entryway.
20 Goals of Middle School Spanish Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced SpanishGoals of Middle School SpanishTo develop and demonstrate a basic ability in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Spanish.To learn about Spanish culture and geography in order to gain an understanding of its role in our world.
21 Pacing Guide & Topics6th grade: Beginning Spanish (1 semester--no prerequisites)Greetings, numbers, weather, calendar, and school-related vocabulary7th grade: Intermediate Spanish (1 semester--Beg. Span. as a prerequisite)Food and healthy lifestyles, sports, and leisure activities/places8th grade: Advanced Spanish (year-long)Beginning & Intermediate Spanish are prerequisitesFamily and celebrations, bedroom furnishing, colors, clothing, and shopping
22 Spanish, cont’dUpon successful completion of Advanced Spanish in 8th grade, students will take the EOC (End of Course) ExamPassing the EOC for Advanced Spanish earns the student high school credit for Spanish I and the student can enter high school taking Spanish II
23 We look forward to working with you at LRMS! Go Lions!