Presentation on theme: "Doerre Intermediate School"— Presentation transcript:
1Doerre Intermediate School Is it really that different?Presented by Doerre Counselorsand Administrators
2Differences between Regulars, Pre-AP, and Pre-AP/GT
3RegularsHomework will be a major part of nightly routineTeacher directed activities and learningDaily drill of new learningReview sheets often given before tests
4Pre AP & Pre AP-GT Independent learners Faster pace Increased homework levelApplication level questions and/or essay style testsActive participation
56th grade GT Must have qualified based on previous screening GT students may be asked to complete outside, independent research/project to be presented in the classroomTPSP project required
6Exit Policy from Pre AP Courses Exit by the end of the first six weeksExit at the end of first semesterIt is recommended that the parent contacts the teacher for a conference if the student is not making a “C” average in the Pre AP curriculum
76th grade Bell Schedule 8:15-8:40AM Cafeteria 8:40-8:50AM Gym 8:50-8:58AM Locker then class5 minutes between classes (exclusively 6th graders)6th graders eat lunch with other 6th graders only
9Typical 6th Grade Schedule English/Language Arts BlockMathScienceSocial StudiesPEElective
10Language Arts Two periods per day with same teacher Spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, and composition skillsHomework assigned nightly
11Math Must know multiplication and division facts prior to 6th grade Homework given nightlyBefore school tutorials/reviews available on test daysExcellent resource Holt Online Textbook (video tutorials, sample homework problems and practice quizzes)
12Science General science Lab safety and experiments Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week
13Social Studies Countries and cultures Map study Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week
14Electives Art* Theater Arts Band* Choir* Orchestra* Math Improvement (required based on STAAR results)PATH – Next Step*Requires fees and/or instrument rental*Band and Orchestra will send letters in late March for instrument selection dates and times.
15Physical Education 6th and 7th grade Dress out in their PE uniform dailyOff Campus PE program (paperwork required by June 12th, contact elementary school)*Category plus hours per week*Category plus hours per weekMust be a KISD approved off campus PE establishment
22Social Growth Opportunities Doerre offers many new experiencesClubsStudent CouncilIntramuralsAcademic and Extracurricular Activities
23Doerre Clubs 2014Anime Club Ms. Teague is located in classroom number 231 and meets one Thursday a month. Look for announcements in the cafeteria. Exact dates will be announced. See Ms.Teague's web site for permission slips, and meeting dates. to the Anime Club link for more information.Campus Life Mrs. Daugherty Mondays 4-5 choir roomChess Club Mr. Shippey Rm Meetings TBACulture Club Mrs. Ball Rm Mrs. Poduval Meets in the library museum meets on Tuesdays after school-See calendar on Doerre websiteDI (Destination Imagination) Ms.Teague classroom number 231 andMs. C. Van Alstyne 114Doerre Scribes, the writing club, meets on Wednesday at 8:00 in the museum. Mr. Keimig and Mrs. Raiyawa
24Math Club Mr. A. Collins (rm. 200) meets Wednesday mornings Math club for 6th grade meets on Wednesdays at 8:00 in room 212 with Mrs. Hickman.NJHS Mrs. Strole and Mr. Collins (rm.202) meets as announcedNo Place for Hate Mrs. Kirk & Mrs. Lakin listen for announcements (combined with Doerre Chiefs)Student Council (STUCO) Mr. Russell Rm. Rm. 227 STUCO meets as announcedWarriors for Christ Mrs. L. Millican (rm. 204) & Mrs. Henze rm. 233Other ways to get involved: Try out for sports (football, volleyball, basketball, track, cross country, swimming, cheerleading, etc.) Join the choir, orchestra or band! Participate in Theater Arts productions. Compete in drawing and writing competitions!
25Students Can Prepare By… Begin now to strengthen organizational skillsMaster all math factsRead, read, read, especially during the summerNovelsNon-fictionCurrent events
27How Can Parents Prepare? Talk with the 5th grade teachers about subject level placement (Regulars, Pre AP, Pre AP/GT)Help your child make a wise elective choiceBe patient and let your child accept responsibility along with the natural consequences!
28What Can You Do To Make Your Doerre Student Successful? Check Parent Connection weeklyCheck Binder Reminder nightlyCheck teacher websitesDo not accept zeros as grades!
29Who Do We Call For Help? Classroom teacher(s) Counselors – Mrs. Lakin (A-Go)Mrs. Kirk (Gr-O)Mrs. Luedeker (P-Z)Ms. Pietsch (Case Manager)6th grade Associate Principal –Dr. Kulhanek-Rochin (Ms. K)Principal – Mrs. Saccomanno
30Additional Resources Student Handbook Class Rules Project guidelines/Grading sheetsDoerre Website
31Last Day for Schedule Change The last day for any schedule change, including both elective change and level change (Pre AP to regulars) will be June 12th at 3:00 pm. After that point, no changes can be honored.
32Thank you for coming. Have a successful finish to 5th grade Thank you for coming! Have a successful finish to 5th grade!! See you in August!!