Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO KASTNER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL"— Presentation transcript:
1 WELCOME TO KASTNER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL THUNDERBIRDSWELCOME TOKASTNERINTERMEDIATESCHOOL
2 AGENDA FOR TONIGHTInformation about registration processChanges to Bell Schedule forIntroduction to the Kastner ExperienceAnswer your questions
3 REGISTRATION EVENTS6th Grade Rally at Kastner Intermediate – Thursday, March 8thInformation / Course DescriptionsRegistration FormKASTNER 7TH GRADE REGISTRATION FORSchool Site Registration – forms due to 6th grade teacher by the day of your school’s registration visit
4 All students will be enrolled into: Academic Block (ELA & History) REGISTRATIONAll students will be enrolled into:Academic Block (ELA & History)ScienceMathPEElective
5 ELECTIVES: REGISTRATION Choral or Instrumental Music Core Strength and ConditioningAcademic SeminarElective Wheel (random cycle of two electives)
6 Two semester courses depending on elective period: Art Ceramics Drama ELECTIVE WHEELTwo semester courses depending on elective period:ArtCeramicsDramaExploring TechLeadership
7 Zero Period PE – Performing Arts ONLY Students may take two music electives and Zero Period PEStarts at 6:45 amPARENT PERMISSION REQUIRED – SIGNATURE REQUIRED ON THE REGISTRATION FORM
8 MATH PLACEMENT 7th grade math is Pre-Algebra Algebra 1 placement based on:CST Performance Band (Advanced)Algebra Readiness assessment* Optional* Registration form6th Grade math benchmarks & grades
9 ADVANCED SCIENCE PLACEMENT Placement Test OptionalElect on Registration formAdvanced Science students must participate in Science Fair or Science Olympiad
10 TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION Every 7th grade student will have daily access to laptops in AB classes as needed for instruction (ONLY during AB period).Students may bring their own laptops and are encouraged to do so.
11 March 22nd @ Kastner Intermediate TECHNOLOGYAttend Laptop Information Night:March Kastner Intermediate6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.March Granite RidgeMarch 21 Alta SierraMarch 28 Clark IntermediateMarch 27 Reyburn Intermediate
12 REGISTRATION EVENTS Registration Packet Pick-Up at Kastner * Monday, Aug. 6 – Wednesday, Aug. 8* 7:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.Pick-Up Schedule / ID Card /Purchase PE Clothes, Yearbook , Spirit Packs, Spirit Wear* Monday, Aug. 13 at Kastner Intermediate* 3:00pm – 6:00pm
13 REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHEDULE PICK-UP All immunizations must be currentSEE SCHOOL NURSE FOR REQUIREMENTS!All financial obligations must be clearedMUST BE IN DRESS CODE
14 STUDENT ACTIVITIES STUDENTS CAN GET INVOLVED! WEB Day: Where Everyone BelongsCLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS:Student Government, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, Robotics, Math Counts, Folklorico, History Day, Lunch Activities, Chess Club, Crochet Club & Hockey Club.Athletics
15 WEB - Where Everyone Belongs Every 7th grader will be invited to attend WEB Day on Tuesday, Aug. 14Two sessions: 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M or :00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.Invitation is in the Registration packet to be picked up August 6-8, 2012
16 ATHLETICS SPORTSHealth Screening – required prior to any participation in athleticsMay 16, :30 P.M.Clovis West High School – WEST Gym$ 25.00Screening forms provided
17 PARENTS CAN GET INVOLVED! Parent Teacher Club – available at Schedule Pick-up NightSTAY INVOLVED, STAY IN TOUCH!Ways to stay informed…Website, Parent Connect, , Twitter, Global Connect, Facebook, Daily BulletinSAVEMART SHARES CARDS
18 TRANSPORTATION Busses outside of the 2.5 mile radius Community-funded busses – contact your elementary school officeCity busses – School District does not provide bus fare
19 DAILY SCHEDULE Monday, Tuesday & Friday: Period 1 begins at 7:40 A.M. Students attend all six periodDismissal at 2:25 P.M.
20 DAILY SCHEDULE Wednesday & Thursday – Period 1 starts at 7:55 A.M. Wednesdays – Even classes onlyThursdays – Odd classes onlyDismissal at 2:25 P.M.
21 DAILY SCHEDULE NO LATE-START DAYS Period 1 begins at 7:40 A.M. Four-Day School WeeksNO LATE-START DAYSPeriod 1 begins at 7:40 A.M.Students attend all six periods each dayDismissal at 2:25 P.M.
22 -Graham, K., Prigmore, E. (May/June, 2009). Leadership Order in the Classroom-Graham, K., Prigmore, E. (May/June, 2009). LeadershipKathleen Cotton (1990) summarizes it this way: “Effective managers teach behavioral rules and classroom routines in much the same way as they teach instructional content, and they review these frequently at the beginning of the school year and periodically thereafter. Whether it’s kindergarten or 10th grade students, we cannot ever assume in school settings today that children arrive ready and willing to behave.”
23 -Graham, K., Prigmore, E. (May/June, 2009). Leadership Order in the Classroom-Graham, K., Prigmore, E. (May/June, 2009). LeadershipOne of the major flaws in some classroom management systems is that the teacher gives numerous chances, requests or warnings – all of which waste academic instructional time.If all students are systematically taught through a direct instruction model how to follow classroom rules and routines, multiple warnings and repeated requests can be eliminated, thus saving valuable instructional minutes.
24 Five Components of Time To Teach Self-ControlMarzano (1993) described “withitness” as “maintaining an appropriate mental set…Carrying out the various aspects of classroom management without becoming emotionally involved or personalizing students’ actions” (p )
25 Five Components of Time To Teach Teach To’sAn opportunity to teach our students how we want them to behave in our classrooms and in our school. As a team, WE MUST CREATE THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH WE WANT OUR STUDENTS TO LEARN.
26 Five Components of Time To Teach RefocusTurning a disruptive moment into a learning moment. A “win-win” experience for both student and teachera. Teacher continues teachingb. Students continue learningQ1. What was your behavior?Q2. What did you want?Q3. What will you do next time?Q4. Are you ready to return to the routine of the class?
27 STUDENT SERVICES & SUPPORT Jim Stewart, Pat Ajamian, Victoria Garcia, Mike MacNeill Reinforce Time to Teach modelReinforce school rules and Board policies, including Dress Code (See Parent Handbook)Oversee/Mediate Behavioral Issues, including conflict resolutions and Bully Contracts
28 STUDENT SERVICES & SUPPORT Homework Lab AttendanceAttendance/Truancy/SARB processLunch & After-school Detention/ Thursday School (4 hours)Reward good/improved behavior
29 Five Components of Time To Teach Unconditional Positive RegardCaring is key and is driven by non-contingent interactionsBuilding relationships is key to a positive and supportive learning environment
30 Five Components of Time To Teach Classroom ArrangementJere Brophy (1996) commented that proper arrangement led to “…attention to lessons and engagement in academic activities” (p.5)“However, regardless of our situation, at least two factors remain constant: the physical design of your classroom must take into account both learning and behavioral consequences.”