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1 FARMWELL STATION MIDDLE SCHOOL A School To Watch Designated 2007 Re-Designated 2010 Re-Designated 2013

2 Farmwell Administration Principal Sherryl Loya

3 Assistant Principals Tonya Edwards Rodney Farrar

4 House Staffing Dean Dean Don Hume Counselor Ann Neri Ann Neri Secretary Secretary Louise Stone Louise Stone

5 Supply List The PTA provides a very economical way to pre-purchase school supplies in a bundle. A supply form will be sent home in your students folder in late March. The school store will also sell supplies throughout the year. The PTA provides a very economical way to pre-purchase school supplies in a bundle. A supply form will be sent home in your students folder in late March. The school store will also sell supplies throughout the year.

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7 Procedures for: Late Students Late Students Early Dismissal Early Dismissal Emergency Contacts Emergency Contacts Bus Passes Bus Passes Absences Absences Requesting Work Requesting Work Dropping off Students Dropping off Students

8 Transition to Middle School Independence Independence Physical Changes Physical Changes New Friends and Experiences New Friends and Experiences Need for Structure Need for Structure Need for Organization Need for Organization

9 HOUSES Each grade level is a House Each grade level is a House Each house has 3 Teams Each house has 3 Teams House C is 6 th Grade House C is 6 th Grade House B is 7 th Grade House B is 7 th Grade House A is 8 th Grade House A is 8 th Grade Students are separated from one another. This includes bus seating! They stay close to their house area. Students are separated from one another. This includes bus seating! They stay close to their house area.

10 6 th Grade Teams Thunderbirds Thunderbirds Phoenix Phoenix Hot Shots Hot Shots

11 Bell Schedule The first block of the day begins at 8:30 a.m. The first block of the day begins at 8:30 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:18 p.m. Dismissal is at 3:18 p.m.

12 Block Schedule 88 Minute Blocks – In depth study. 88 Minute Blocks – In depth study. A Day / B Day A Day / B Day 4 Classes per Day 4 Classes per Day Language Arts Meets Every Day Language Arts Meets Every Day Spanish at Middle School (SAMs) Spanish at Middle School (SAMs)

13 Resource Period / Music 45 Minutes each Spectrum - Students will not have a resource period Reading – No Art / Keyboarding

14 BAND NIGHTS: FEB. 6 – ASHBURN ELEM. FEB. 7 – DOMINION TRAIL FEB. 11- STEUART WELLER FEB. 19 – CEDAR LANE, ETC. BAND NIGHTS: FEB. 6 – ASHBURN ELEM. FEB. 7 – DOMINION TRAIL FEB. 11- STEUART WELLER FEB. 19 – CEDAR LANE, ETC.

15 Health/Physical Education A New Experience! Gym Suits Required Lockers Coed Classes Health/FLES Class Showers

16 School Clubs Student Council Representative School Theatre/Musical Production Student Council Representative School Theatre/Musical Production Literary Club LEO Club Literary Club LEO Club Afternoon Computer Hours Homework Club Afternoon Computer Hours Homework Club Dance Team Talent Showcase (Spring) Dance Team Talent Showcase (Spring) Gorilla Palooza Landscaping Club Gorilla Palooza Landscaping Club Salsa Club Science Club Salsa Club Science Club Robotics Chess Robotics Chess Rocketry Club Manga Rocketry Club Manga Onyx Club (Multicultural Club) Naturalist Club Onyx Club (Multicultural Club) Naturalist Club Odyssey of the Mind Green Team Odyssey of the Mind Green Team Young Virginia Readers Club Geek Squad Young Virginia Readers Club Geek Squad Waffle Zone (Newspaper) Fitness Club Waffle Zone (Newspaper) Fitness Club C3 – Colleges and Careers Foreign Language Club C3 – Colleges and Careers Foreign Language Club Girls of the Run KLF Striders Girls of the Run KLF Striders Guitar Ensemble Jazz Band Guitar Ensemble Jazz Band Mathletics Young Entrepreneurs Mathletics Young Entrepreneurs WW II Club WW II Club Extra help is also available by every teacher once a week. Extra help is also available by every teacher once a week. Activity buses are available after school at 4:10 p.m. Activity buses are available after school at 4:10 p.m.

17 Course Selection: Choice of honors language arts Choice of honors science. All students take honors social studies.

18 Honors Science The curriculum is exactly the same in honors and academic science. The curriculum is exactly the same in honors and academic science. In honors classes students benefit from having a strong math background. 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. Honors students will have one independent research project a quarter the demonstrates higher level thinking skills and content analysis.

19 Honors Language Arts Honors students read many challenging texts that are above grade level. Honors 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. 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. Honors students write longer compositions and are expected to write more frequently. The class moves at a rigorous pace. The class moves at a rigorous pace.

20 Mathematics! – 2 Choices 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.) ( Students who are deficient in math skills receive extra help during resource.) 2. Accelerated Math 6/7 (Pre-Algebra)

21 Math Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 *Students should meet or exceed the recommended standards to qualify for placement in the accelerated course. Math 6Math 7 (Pre-Algebra) Algebra Accelerated Math 6/7 (Pre-Algebra) AlgebraGeometry

22 MATH – HIGH SCHOOL 8 th Grade9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade Math 8AlgebraGeometryAlgebra 2Pre- Calculus AlgebraGeometryAlgebra 2Pre- Calculus AP Calculus AB GeometryAlgebra 2Pre- Calculus AP Calculus AB AP Calculus CD

23 Bullying

24 Homework Students can expect minutes of homework per block each day from core subject areas. Students can expect minutes of homework per block each day from core subject areas. Electives can also require homework. Electives can also require homework. Students should not rely on resource to complete homework assignments. Students should not rely on resource to complete homework assignments. BOB is required in resource. BOB is required in resource. Projects will have clear directions and timelines. Projects will have clear directions and timelines.

25 1 st Day Procedures! Ride the bus! You need school supplies, lunch money, and $5 for an agenda. Please make sure your child has their up-to-date immunizations and drop off records with the nurse!

26 Course Requests Follow the Elementary Deadline Follow the Elementary Deadline FSMS will send out a final course request sheet the first week of June FSMS will send out a final course request sheet the first week of June Requests for changes go to: Requests for changes go to: Monica Carra Monica Carra

27 Parent Communication The schools web site is a vital tool for parents! The schools web site is a vital tool for parents! CLARITY for grading information CLARITY for grading information

28 Student Orientations June 3 - FSMS EXPO June 3 - FSMS EXPO Inspire Summer Camps July & July 29- August 2 Inspire Summer Camps July & July 29- August 2 Ice Cream Social – August 29 1:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social – August 29 1:00 p.m. These orientations are for the students!


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