Presentation on theme: "HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL 7 TH GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION."— Presentation transcript:
HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL 7 TH GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION
HMS ADMINISTRATION Mrs. Patricia Boland, Principal Mr. Scott Axmann, Assistant Principal Mr. Robert Grosso, Assistant Principal HMS 7 TH GRADE GUIDANCE COUNSELORS Mr. Nicholas Guardabasco Mrs. Lorraine Morgenroth
HERITAGE INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS Program sponsored by the YMCA Mrs. Helen Flores, Athletic Coordinator Philosophy of Program Basic skills/ team play Increased participation De-emphasis on wins/ losses though we are proud of the number of championships we have obtained Medical/Paperwork A yearly physical is a must to be eligible to participate Free Physicals- Wednesday, June 12 th, 4:00 pm/ Aug 7 th,9:00 am LHS Health Office Forms for Fall Sports due August 9 th to ensure approval by district medical personnel in time for tryouts for the fall sports All other forms must be filled out before participating in each sport
ROOTS & WINGS Heritage Middle School is tailored to the unique intellectual, social and physical needs of the early adolescent. The structure of our middle school helps our students to explore their identities, begin to take academic and personal risks, hone their interests, develop confidence in themselves, and prepare themselves for the future. Beyond preparing students for high school, we prepare students for life.
SUPPORT SERVICES Teaming Guidance Intervention and Referral Services CORE Team Child Study Team Nurse
HSA Officers Co-Presidents: Lisa Druckman Jill Diamond How to Join HSA link Under quick links on HMS website HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
SCHOOL TIME The am bell rings at 8:10 am and all students are expected to be in their homebase by 8:20 am. The day ends at 3:09 pm Drop-off and pick-up for 7 th grade is in the lower lot or the side lot in front of the Board Office Extra help occurs after school, before school and during Enrichment (period 4) Late busses run at 4:05 pm on Tues, Wed, and Thurs to allow students who have bus passes to go home after extra help or other activities.
The Advisory period is designed to address general academic, social and emotional needs of students at the middle school level. This program creates a contextual basis for our character education program. These classes are held on specific Fridays and has a clear academic or social focus. There is an abbreviated schedule for these days. ADVISORY PERIOD
ENRICHMENT The Enrichment period is a period provided for students to read self-selected books independently. Research on literacy at this age shows that students who consistently read significantly increase literacy and comprehension skills. The Enrichment period also allows us to support enriching programs in Music, Art, Family and Consumer Science, Business Applications and Technology to extend and encourage student growth. Students can also visit teachers for extra help. The Enrichment period is not to be used for homework.
COMMUNICATION Communication with Teachers Available through and phone message Teams welcome meetings with parents either initiated by team or by the parents Open Grade Book- Genesis Parent Access Parents will have access to all student assessments and assignments Allows for constant monitoring of student performance/ assignment completion Websites The District Code of Conduct, HMS Student Handbook, and Grading and Reporting Handbook will be available on line through the district or HMS home page Heritage websites are robust for all HMS teachersHMS teachers
LUNCH TIME Two teams per lunch period – 7 th grade lunch periods 6 and 7 No assigned seating Purchasing lunch as was experienced at MPMS Cash Prepay online*(Recommended) Monthly menu available online
INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORT OFFERINGS Fall B/G Soccer B/G Cross Country Field Hockey Girls Tennis Winter B/G Basketball B/G Volleyball Wrestling Spring B/G Lacrosse B/G Track Baseball Softball Boys Tennis
INTRAMURALS Activities combine both an instructional component and play time/ competition. Sessions may take place in the morning or afternoon. Must have physical and paperwork filled out for each activity students participate in. Intramurals offered in previous years based on interest and demand: Tennis Volleyball Ping Pong Flag Football Handball Speedball Basketball Floor Hockey Badminton
CLUBS/ ACTIVITIES Academically Speaking All School Production, Drama, & Stage Crew Musical/ Play FBLA Law Adventure & Forensics Literary Magazine Math Counts Newspaper –The Heritage Gazette Technology Student Association Femgineers Christian Club Sewing Club Student Council Student Ambassadors Yearbook Diversity Club