4House StaffingDeanDon HumeCounselorAnn NeriSecretaryLouise Stone
5Supply ListThe PTA provides a very economical way to pre-purchase school supplies in a bundle. A supply form will be sent home in your student’s folder in late March. The school store will also sell supplies throughout the year.
7Procedures for: Late Students Early Dismissal Emergency Contacts Bus PassesAbsencesRequesting WorkDropping off Students
8Transition to Middle School IndependencePhysical ChangesNew Friends and ExperiencesNeed for StructureNeed for Organization
9HOUSES Each grade level is a “House” Each house has 3 “Teams” House C is 6th GradeHouse B is 7th GradeHouse A is 8th GradeStudents are separated from one another. This includes bus seating! They stay close to their house area.
11Bell Schedule The first block of the day begins at 8:30 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:18 p.m.
12Block Schedule 88 Minute Blocks – In depth study. A Day / B Day 4 Classes per DayLanguage Arts Meets Every DaySpanish at Middle School (SAMs)
13Resource Period / Music. 45 Minutes each Spectrum - Students will not Resource Period / Music Minutes each Spectrum - Students will not have a resource period Reading – No Art / Keyboarding
14Band nightS: Feb. 6 – Ashburn elem. Feb. 7 – Dominion Trail Feb Band nightS: Feb. 6 – Ashburn elem. Feb. 7 – Dominion Trail Feb. 11- Steuart Weller Feb. 19 – Cedar Lane, Etc.
15Health/Physical Education A New Experience!Gym Suits RequiredLockersCoed ClassesHealth/FLES ClassShowers
16School ClubsStudent Council Representative School Theatre/Musical ProductionLiterary Club LEO ClubAfternoon Computer Hours Homework ClubDance Team Talent Showcase (Spring)Gorilla Palooza Landscaping ClubSalsa Club Science ClubRobotics ChessRocketry Club MangaOnyx Club (Multicultural Club) Naturalist ClubOdyssey of the Mind Green TeamYoung Virginia Reader’s Club Geek SquadWaffle Zone (Newspaper) Fitness ClubC3 – Colleges and Careers Foreign Language ClubGirls of the Run KLF StridersGuitar Ensemble Jazz BandMathletics Young EntrepreneursWW II ClubExtra help is also available by every teacher once a week.Activity buses are available after school at 4:10 p.m.
17Course Selection: Choice of honors language arts Choice of honors science.All students take honors social studies.
18Honors ScienceThe curriculum is exactly the same in honors and academic science.In honors classes students benefit from having a strong math background.Honors students will have one independent research project a quarter the demonstrates higher level thinking skills and content analysis.
19Honors Language ArtsHonors students read many challenging texts that are above grade level.Students are expected to read independently at home and respond to their reading in an analytical fashion.Honors students write longer compositions and are expected to write more frequently.The class moves at a rigorous pace.
20Mathematics! – 2 Choices 1. Math 6 is a rigorous math course. There is NOT an HONORS math choice.1. Math 6 is a rigorous math course.(Students who are deficient in math skills receive extra help during resource.)2. Accelerated Math 6/ (Pre-Algebra)
21MathGrade Grade Grade 8*Students should meet or exceed the recommended standards to qualify for placement in the accelerated course.Math 6Math 7(Pre-Algebra)AlgebraAccelerated Math 6/7Geometry
22MATH – HIGH SCHOOL 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade AlgebraGeometryAlgebra 2Pre-CalculusAP CalculusABCD
24HomeworkStudents can expect minutes of homework per block each day from core subject areas.Electives can also require homework.Students should not rely on resource to complete homework assignments.“BOB” is required in resource.Projects will have clear directions and timelines.
251st Day Procedures! Ride the bus! You need school supplies, lunch money, and$5 for an agenda.Please make sure your childhas their up-to-dateimmunizations and drop offrecords with the nurse!
26Course Requests Follow the Elementary Deadline FSMS will send out a final course request sheet the first week of JuneRequests for changes go to:Monica Carra
27Parent CommunicationThe school’s web site is a vital tool for parents!CLARITY for grading information
28Student Orientations June 3 - “FSMS EXPO” “Inspire” Summer Camps July & July 29- August 2Ice Cream Social – August 29 1:00 p.m.These orientations are for the students!