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1 Doerre Intermediate School Is it really that different? Presented by Doerre Counselors and Administrators

2 Differences between Regulars, Pre-AP, and Pre-AP/GT

3 Regulars Homework will be a major part of nightly routine Homework will be a major part of nightly routine Teacher directed activities and learning Teacher directed activities and learning Daily drill of new learning Daily drill of new learning Review sheets often given before tests Review sheets often given before tests

4 Pre AP & Pre AP-GT Independent learners Independent learners Faster pace Faster pace Increased homework level Increased homework level Application level questions and/or essay style tests Application level questions and/or essay style tests Active participation Active participation

5 6 th grade GT Must have qualified based on previous screening Must have qualified based on previous screening GT students may be asked to complete outside, independent research/project to be presented in the classroom GT students may be asked to complete outside, independent research/project to be presented in the classroom TPSP project required TPSP project required

6 Exit Policy from Pre AP Courses Exit by the end of the first six weeks Exit by the end of the first six weeks Exit at the end of first semester Exit at the end of first semester It 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 It 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

7 6 th grade Bell Schedule 8:15-8:40AM Cafeteria 8:15-8:40AM Cafeteria 8:40-8:50AM Gym 8:40-8:50AM Gym 8:50-8:58AM Locker then class 8:50-8:58AM Locker then class 5 minutes between classes (exclusively 6 th graders) 5 minutes between classes (exclusively 6 th graders) 6 th graders eat lunch with other 6 th graders only 6 th graders eat lunch with other 6 th graders only

8 Subjects & Electives

9 Typical 6 th Grade Schedule 1. English/Language Arts Block 2. English/Language Arts Block 3. Math 4. Science 5. Social Studies 6. PE 7. Elective

10 Language Arts Two periods per day with same teacher Two periods per day with same teacher Spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, and composition skills Spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, and composition skills Homework assigned nightly Homework assigned nightly

11 Math Must know multiplication and division facts prior to 6 th grade Must know multiplication and division facts prior to 6 th grade Homework given nightly Homework given nightly Before school tutorials/reviews available on test days Before school tutorials/reviews available on test days Excellent resource Holt Online Textbook (video tutorials, sample homework problems and practice quizzes) Excellent resource Holt Online Textbook (video tutorials, sample homework problems and practice quizzes)

12 Science General science General science Lab safety and experiments Lab safety and experiments Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week

13 Social Studies Countries and cultures Countries and cultures Map study Map study Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week

14 Electives Art* Art* Theater Arts Theater Arts Band* Band* Choir* Choir* Orchestra* Orchestra* Math Improvement (required based on STAAR results) Math Improvement (required based on STAAR results) PATH – Next Step PATH – Next Step *Requires fees and/or instrument rental *Band and Orchestra will send letters in late March for instrument selection dates and times.

15 Physical Education 6 th and 7 th grade 6 th and 7 th grade Dress out in their PE uniform daily Dress out in their PE uniform daily Off Campus PE program (paperwork required by June 12 th, 2014 -contact elementary school) Off Campus PE program (paperwork required by June 12 th, 2014 -contact elementary school) *Category 1 - 15 plus hours per week *Category 2 - 5 plus hours per week Must be a KISD approved off campus PE establishment

16 Home School Communication

17 Binder Reminder Free at Doerreintation in August (compliments of the PTO) Free at Doerreintation in August (compliments of the PTO) Use to record assignments Use to record assignments Teacher and parent can communicate through binder reminder Teacher and parent can communicate through binder reminder

18 Progress Reports 4 th Thursday of each 6 weeks 4 th Thursday of each 6 weeks Distributed during 7 th period Distributed during 7 th period

19 Teacher Communication Email Email Individual Conference Individual Conference

20 Open House Fall and Spring semester Fall and Spring semester Fall Open House allows parents to walk through their students schedule Fall Open House allows parents to walk through their students schedule Spring Open House has different scheduled activities to visit Spring Open House has different scheduled activities to visit

21 Social Growth Opportunities

22 Doerre offers many new experiences Clubs Clubs Student Council Student Council Intramurals Intramurals Academic and Extracurricular Activities Academic and Extracurricular Activities

23 Doerre Clubs 2014 Anime 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. http://classroom.kleinisd.net/webs/rteague/home.htm Go to the Anime Club link for more information. Anime 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. http://classroom.kleinisd.net/webs/rteague/home.htm Go to the Anime Club link for more information. http://classroom.kleinisd.net/webs/rteague/home.htm Campus Life Mrs. Daugherty Mondays 4-5 choir room Campus Life Mrs. Daugherty Mondays 4-5 choir room Chess Club Mr. Shippey Rm. 211 Meetings TBA Chess Club Mr. Shippey Rm. 211 Meetings TBA Culture Club Mrs. Ball Rm. 130 Mrs. Poduval Meets in the library museum meets on Tuesdays after school-See calendar on Doerre website Culture Club Mrs. Ball Rm. 130 Mrs. Poduval Meets in the library museum meets on Tuesdays after school-See calendar on Doerre website DI (Destination Imagination) Ms.Teague classroom number 231 and DI (Destination Imagination) Ms.Teague classroom number 231 and Ms. C. Van Alstyne 114 Doerre Scribes, the writing club, meets on Wednesday at 8:00 in the museum. Mr. Keimig and Mrs. Raiyawa Doerre Scribes, the writing club, meets on Wednesday at 8:00 in the museum. Mr. Keimig and Mrs. Raiyawa

24 Math Club Mr. A. Collins (rm. 200) meets Wednesday mornings Math Club Mr. A. Collins (rm. 200) meets Wednesday mornings Math club for 6 th grade meets on Wednesdays at 8:00 in room 212 with Mrs. Hickman. Math club for 6 th grade meets on Wednesdays at 8:00 in room 212 with Mrs. Hickman. NJHS Mrs. Strole and Mr. Collins (rm.202) meets as announced NJHS Mrs. Strole and Mr. Collins (rm.202) meets as announced No Place for Hate Mrs. Kirk & Mrs. Lakin listen for announcements (combined with Doerre Chiefs) No 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 announced Student Council (STUCO) Mr. Russell Rm. Rm. 227 STUCO meets as announced Warriors for Christ Mrs. L. Millican (rm. 204) & Mrs. Henze rm. 233 Warriors for Christ Mrs. L. Millican (rm. 204) & Mrs. Henze rm. 233 Other 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! Other 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!

25 Students Can Prepare By… Begin now to strengthen organizational skills Begin now to strengthen organizational skills Master all math facts Master all math facts Read, read, read, especially during the summer Read, read, read, especially during the summerNovelsNon-fiction Current events

26 Parent Strategies

27 How Can Parents Prepare? Talk with the 5 th grade teachers about subject level placement (Regulars, Pre AP, Pre AP/GT) Talk with the 5 th grade teachers about subject level placement (Regulars, Pre AP, Pre AP/GT) Help your child make a wise elective choice Help your child make a wise elective choice Be patient and let your child accept responsibility along with the natural consequences! Be patient and let your child accept responsibility along with the natural consequences!

28 What Can You Do To Make Your Doerre Student Successful? Check Parent Connection weekly Check Parent Connection weekly Check Binder Reminder nightly Check Binder Reminder nightly Check teacher websites Check teacher websites Do not accept zeros as grades! Do not accept zeros as grades!

29 Who Do We Call For Help? Classroom teacher(s) Classroom teacher(s) Counselors – Counselors – Mrs. Lakin (A-Go) Mrs. Kirk (Gr-O) Mrs. Luedeker (P-Z) Ms. Pietsch (Case Manager) 6 th grade Associate Principal – 6 th grade Associate Principal – Dr. Kulhanek-Rochin (Ms. K) Principal – Mrs. Saccomanno Principal – Mrs. Saccomanno

30 Additional Resources Student Handbook Student Handbook Class Rules Class Rules Project guidelines/Grading sheets Project guidelines/Grading sheets Doerre Website Doerre Website

31 Last 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 12 th at 3:00 pm. After that point, no changes can be honored. The last day for any schedule change, including both elective change and level change (Pre AP to regulars) will be June 12 th at 3:00 pm. After that point, no changes can be honored.

32 Thank you for coming! Have a successful finish to 5 th grade!! See you in August!!


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