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Welcome Class of 2019
The 8 th Grade Team The 8 th Grade AP Liz Brod – The 8 th Grade Counselor Vicki Josey –
A Middle School Course Guide provides you with information about Humble ISDs policies and procedures. It also describes the different courses offered at the middle school level. The course guide will be available on the RMS and district website. The map to selecting courses…
8 th Grade Course Requirements RELA Math Science US History One semester of physical education is recommended –State law requires middle school students complete 4 semesters of PE
8 th Grade Math 8 th grade on level = Pre Algebra 8 th grade PreAP = Algebra 1 PreAP - ( for High School Credit) one credit after they complete the class. Algebra 1 is a 9 th grade class, if a student completes this class in 8 th grade, when they get to 9 th grade they will take Geometry.
Student Registration Card On the FRONT –Number your elective choices 1 -8 (1 is top choice) –Course cards go out February 4 –Course cards due to 4 th period teacher on February 11th –Elective offerings are subject to staffing and student interest
Student Registration - Back Refer to Planning Guide Teachers determine placement based upon district recommendations Parent and student signature required
Placement Placement has been completed by teachers based upon their recommendations for continued student success When the selection card comes home on February 4th… If you wish to make a change from Honors or Pre-AP to On- Level, please make the change on the card and sign If you wish to make a change from On-Level to Honors or Pre- AP, please contact the teacher to discuss the change you would like to see.
One Semester Electives Beginning Art Intermediate Art Applied Arts & Crafts Introduction to Spanish Study Hall Foods for Today Introduction to Eng. & Technology Theater Arts 1 Debate 1 Journalism-Yearbook Broadcasting 1 Girls P.E. Boys P.E. Aide
All Year Electives Band Orchestra Choir Theater Arts II Advanced Art
Getting a Head Start… Several electives are offered to 8 th graders that earn high school credit. In high school, you must earn 26 credits to graduate. Credits are earned by successfully completing the course. Remember Your Pathways!
Career Pathways Ag Food and Natural Resources Architecture and Construction Arts, Audio-Visual Technology and Communication Business Management and Administration Education and Training Finance and Accounting Health Science Hospitality and Tourism – Culinary Arts Human Services Information Technology Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Manufacturing – Welding, Building Marketing Science, Technology, and Engineering Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
High School Credit Electives Spanish 1 – year long course (1 credit) French 1 – year long course (1 credit) Principles of Hospitality and Tourism (Hospitality and Tourism) One Semester -.5 credit Principles of Manufacturing – Intro to Engineering prerequisite (Manufacturing / Science, Engineering, Math) One Semester.5 credit Touch Systems Data Entry (Business, Management, Administration) One Semester.5 credit Business Information Management (year long course) – Intro to Keyboarding prerequisite (Business, Management, Administration) 1 credit
Prerequisites… There are several courses that have prerequisites. Watch for these as you select courses for next year!
CoursePrerequisite BIM Principles of Manufacturing Band Orchestra Theater II Intermediate Art Applied Arts & Crafts Advanced Art Journalism I Intro to Keyboarding Intro to Engineering and Technology 7 th grade Band 7 th grade Orchestra Theater Arts (7 th grade) Beginning Art Intermediate Art Application from RELA teacher
Spanish I Upon completion, students earn high school credit. Students are required to have 2 credits of the same foreign language in order to graduate. Prerequisites: Intro to Spanish is HIGHLY recommended*
French 1 Upon Completion, students will earn High School Credit. Students are required to have 2 years of the same foreign language to graduate.
Physical Education One semester of physical education is recommended –State law requires middle school students complete 4 semesters of PE P.E. uniforms - $20.00 Students are given a P.E. locker to store their uniform, shoes, deodorant, & towel P.E. – variety of activities during the year Soccer Bowling Shuffleboard Softball Volleyball Fitness training Flickerball Floor hockey Table tennis Kickball Basketball Football
Lets talk about Athletics Athletics lasts the entire school year You are required to dress out in an RMS athletic uniform & appropriate shoes EVERY day Athletics is for those who wish to compete and work hard EVERYDAY. We consider athletics an accelerated-accelerated PE class. The expectations and activity are intense. If you do not make a team, you will be in off season 8 th grade athletics begins 7 th period and continues until 5p.m.
Boys Athletics –Football - 1st Semester (athletics all year) There are no tryouts for Football & Track –Basketball – (can go into in November) You can be in PE and try out for Basketball – you will need to move into Athletics if you make the team – this may mean a pretty big schedule change. –Track - 2nd semester (Spring) * If you are in Athletics and do not make a team, you will stay in Athletics in off- season, which involves lots of conditioning and running.
Girls Athletics Volleyball –Tryouts are at the beginning of school. Basketball – Tryouts are after Volleyball Season is over Track - Off –season workouts until Track Season begins after Basketball is over Girls who do not make the volleyball or basketball team will participate in Off-Season Track.
Check ONE: ____ Boys Athletics all year (football) ____ Boys Athletics spring only (track) ____Boys Physical Education (one semester) ____Girls Athletics all year Coachs Signature ______ ____ Girls Physical Education (one semester) + Girls who do not make the volleyball or basketball team will participate in off season track. Selecting Athletics or PE on the course card
Off Campus PE Requires at least 5 hours of training, Monday-Friday Students will select an additional elective in place of their school PE class. There is an application process in place, ending with approval at the district level. Processing requests for Off Campus PE for the upcoming school year is recommended prior to May 13. If your student has already met their 4 semesters of P.E. they do not need OCPE
Cheerleading Mandatory Parent Meeting Feb. 18 at 5:00pm in the library. Parents MUST attend. Mandatory practice March 3 rd - 5 th from 4:00-6:00pm. An optional Mock Tryout is March 6, from 4:00-6:00pm Tryouts are March 7, 2014 If you make the cheerleading squad, you will be required to take one semester of Cheer Training which counts as one semester of PE.
What might my schedule look like? Period1st Semester2nd Semester 1US HistoryUS History 2ScienceScience 3English/L.A.English/L.A. 4MathMath 5DebateIntro to Spanish 6Intermediate ArtTouch Systems 7AthleticsAthletics
What might my schedule look like? Period1st Semester2nd Semester 1US HistoryUS History 2ScienceScience 3English/L.A.English/L.A. 4MathMath 5BIMBIM 6Spanish ISpanish I 7PEHosp and Tourism
What might my schedule look like? Period1st Semester2nd Semester 1US HistoryUS History 2ScienceScience 3English/L.A.English/L.A. 4MathMath 5BandBand 6Spanish ISpanish I 7AthleticsAthletics
Verification Sheets Verification Sheets will be sent home at the end of March with report cards and again with the end of year report card. The verification sheet is not the same as a SCHEDULE. –The verification sheet is just VERIFYING what you are REQUESTING to have in your schedule. There may be a conflict with another class that you want or the class may be full. This means that one of the backup choices on your green card would be substituted for one of the electives listed on your Verification Sheet. That is why it is SO important to list alternatives.
And a message from our friendly school nurse… Any student whose immunization is due during the summer OR the first semester of the new school year MUST update the immunization record prior to picking up the back-to-school packet in Aug.
Student Packet Pick-up August 5 th – 8 th You may allow someone else to pick up and sign for your students packet Immunization record must be current with the school nurse prior to picking up the packet
Camp Longhorn August 14 th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. What do I bring to Camp Longhorn? –Back-To-School Packet –Completed Longhorn Information Card (from the packet) –Updated immunization record if not yet completed –$$ for School Spirit and Supply items –$$ for Lunch Account –Optional Forms from the Back To School packet