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1 Welcome to Weddington Middle School Curriculum Night

2 Daily Schedule Four Core Classes – Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies Related Arts Classes- Foreign Language, Art, Physical Education, etc. Lunch/Commons Designated Locker Times

3 Supply List 6TH GRADE SUPPLY LIST Locker size – 11 ½ wide and 28 tall and 11 deep 1.5" - 2" zip-up 3-ring binder Four spiral notebooks Two "cow" notebooks Three-hole punch that fits in binder hand-held pencil sharpener notebook paper (wide-ruled) #2 pencils colored pencils and highlighters blue/black pens scissors glue stick ear buds sticky notes TI-34 multi-view calculator (optional for home use)

4 WMS Dress Code WMS students adhere to a standard dress policy: Safety for students on and off campus Preparation for professional future Leveling the playing field for all WMS students Bottoms : Blue or Khaki No cargo pockets Knee-length for shorts and skirts Tops : Solid color (blue, dark green, white, or khaki) Polo or crew neck No logos other than WMS

5 Mrs. Natalie Mead

6 Language Arts Expectations Homework Nightly Reading Class levels -AIG -Language Arts

7 AIG Students who were AIG in 5 th grade continue AIG in middle school. Students who qualified at the end of the year will be notified. Transfer students from another county need to Dr. Bill Cook or Ms. Danielle Sullivan to schedule summer testing. (See UCPS website) Curriculum/Expectations

8 Mathematics Ms. Carmen Harpham

9 Skills to Have Before 6th Grade Skills to Have Before 6th Grade: Multiplication Facts memorized up to 10s Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide Whole Numbers Add, Subtract, and Multiply Fractions and Mixed Number Add, Subtract, and Multiply Decimals Place Value -- billions to hundredths Know how to find area and perimeter of rectangles and squares Know Geometric shapes up to 10 sides

10 Math Curriculum Division of Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Mixed Numbers Understanding Integers (no computation) Graphing in a 4-quadrant coordinate plane Ratios and Proportions Fraction/Decimal/Percents and Percent Proportion Area and perimeter of parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids and compound shapes Surface Area of Prisms and Pyramids and Volume of Rectangular Prisms Order of Operations, Algebraic Expressions, One-Step Equations Collecting Data, Graphing Data, Interpreting Statistics Histograms, Scatter Plots, Box and Whisker Plots

11 Two Levels of Math Compacted Math includes: All of 6 th grade curriculum and half of 7 th grade curriculum Extra topics covered in Compacted Math will include: Computation with rational numbers: All operations with integers All operations with positive and negative fractions and mixed numbers All operations with positive and negative decimals Solving Multi-Step Equations Percentage Problems such as sales tax, mark-ups, discounts, simple interest, and percent of change Circumference and Area of Circles and Parts of Circles Math 6 includes: All of 6 th grade curriculum at standard pace

12 New Terms New Concepts New Ideas New Technology

13 Expectations Study new information as it is presented Keep a notebook of all science terms presented in class Gain knowledge and understanding of new concepts Apply concepts learned to the real world Develop new ideas using information learned in class Learn how to use technology in science

14 Ecosystems & Plants Soil & Earth Structure Rocks Space Exploration Plate Tectonics Light & Sound Structure and Physical Characteristics of Matter

15 Detailed Science Curriculum Located on the North Carolina Department of Instruction Website http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/curriculum/ Click on the subheading - science

16 Evaluation Includes the following: Daily work Homework Labs Tests Quizzes Projects

17 Our Goal: To have your child learn about the world around them in a scientific way!

18 Summer Science Fun: Visit these websites: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com www.nasa.gov http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org http://hubblesite.org

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20 Around the Ancient World in 180 Days! (From Early Civilizations to 1450)

21 History Geography & Environmental Literacy Economic & Financial Literacy Civics & Governance Culture

22 Main Idea Supporting Details Historical Narratives Primary/Secondary Sources Distinguishing Fact & Opinion

23 Graphing Map-Making Charting Database Investigation Geographical Data

24 Print & Online Research Source & Note Cards Web 2.0 Tools Photo-Stories PowerPoints

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26 Summer Reading Choose two books from the 6 th grade approved list Taking notes or writing short summaries may help Students will be quizzed on both books they have read Information may be found on WMS website (go to Media Center link)

27 Student Use of Library Independent Use Before School After School During Commons Accelerated Reader Program Visit to 5 th Grade Classes Summer Hours

28 Battle of the Books Purpose Activities Current lists available on the Weddington Middle School website under Media Center

29 Counseling Services Counselors at WMS provide assistance with tutors, social interactions, bullying, and many, many other issues facing middle schoolers. Three counselors at WMS: Students A to G – Mrs. Carol Eaker Students H to P – Ms. Ashley Elsaesser Students Q to Z – Mrs. Juliene Cook

30 School Nurse Info Required vaccines for 6 th graders: T-dap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) Tetanus shot (within the last five years) Proof from a doctor must be provided confirming date vaccine was given If proof is not provided by the 30 th day of school, your child will be excluded until the information is received

31 PTSO Information Mrs. Christie Shrader WMS PTSO President

32 WEDDINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB

33 SPORTS OFFERED FALLWINTER SPRING 6 th Grade Football 7 th Grade Football 8 th Grade Football 6 th Grade Cheerleading 7 th Grade Cheerleading 8 th Grade Cheerleading Dance & Drill Cross Country Girls Tennis JV Volleyball Varsity Volleyball Wrestling Swimming JV Baseball Varsity Baseball Softball Golf (Boys & Girls) Track & Field Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Boys Tennis Girls Lacrosse Boys Lacrosse – 7 th & 8 th Grades Only ** NOTE ** Basketball is Administered Through the School, Not through the WMS Booster Club

34 REGISTRATION PROCESS COACHES REGISTRATION – CLOSES THURSDAY, MAY 22 nd *** All Sports – All Seasons *** Go to Hey Coach Tab on the Website Register Online Turn in Application / References to Troy King FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION OPEN JUNE 1 st – JULY 15th Paperwork Requirements Outlined on the Website If trying out for more than 1 sport, must register online for ALL Sports, only 1 set of paperwork needed www.wmsabc.com

35 FALL SPORTS DATES ONLINE REGISTRATION & PAPERWORK DUE OPENS JUNE 1 st ~ CLOSES JULY 15 th OPTIONAL WORKOUTS (Dependent on Sport) LAST 2 WEEKS IN JULY TRYOUTS BEGINNING MONDAY, JULY 28 th FALL SPORTS MEETING FOR ALL POTENTIAL FALL ATHLETES JUNE 5 th at 6PM IN WMS GYM

36 Save the Date! Back to School Night for Sixth Grade Students and Parents: Last names beginning with A-K will be Wednesday, August 21, at 6:00pm. Students for last names beginning with L-Z will be Thursday, August 22, at 6:00pm First day of school-Monday, August 26


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