2 The 8th Grade Team The 8th Grade AP Liz Brod – 281-641-4813 The 8th Grade CounselorVicki Josey –
3 The map to selecting courses… A Middle School Course Guide provides you with information about Humble ISD’s 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.
4 8th Grade Course Requirements RELAMathScienceUS HistoryOne semester of physical education is recommendedState law requires middle school students complete 4 semesters of PE
5 8th Grade Math 8th grade on level = Pre Algebra 8th grade PreAP = Algebra 1 PreAP - (for High School Credit) one credit after they complete the class.Algebra 1 is a 9th grade class, if a student completes this class in 8th grade, when they get to 9th grade they will take Geometry.
6 Student Registration Card On the FRONTNumber your elective choices 1 -8 (1 is top choice)Course cards go out February 4Course cards due to 4th period teacher on February 11thElective offerings are subject to staffing and student interest
7 Student Registration - Back Refer to Planning GuideTeachers determine placement based upon district recommendationsParent and student signature required
8 Placement When the selection card comes home on February 4th… Placement has been completed by teachers based upon their recommendations for continued student successWhen 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 signIf 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.
9 One Semester Electives Beginning ArtIntermediate ArtApplied Arts & CraftsIntroduction to SpanishStudy HallFoods for TodayIntroduction to Eng. &TechnologyTheater Arts 1Debate 1Journalism-YearbookBroadcasting 1Girl’s P.E.Boy’s P.E.Aide
10 All Year ElectivesBandOrchestraChoirTheater Arts IIAdvanced Art
11 Getting a Head Start…Several electives are offered to 8th 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!
12 Career Pathways Ag Food and Natural Resources Architecture and ConstructionArts, Audio-Visual Technology and CommunicationBusiness Management and AdministrationEducation and TrainingFinance and AccountingHealth ScienceHospitality and Tourism – Culinary ArtsHuman ServicesInformation TechnologyLaw, Public Safety, Corrections and SecurityManufacturing – Welding, BuildingMarketingScience, Technology, and EngineeringTransportation, Distribution and Logistics
13 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 creditPrinciples of Manufacturing – Intro to Engineering prerequisite (Manufacturing / Science, Engineering, Math) One Semester.5 creditTouch Systems Data Entry (Business, Management, Administration) One Semester .5 creditBusiness Information Management (year long course) – Intro to Keyboarding prerequisite (Business, Management, Administration) 1 credit
14 Prerequisites… There are several courses that have prerequisites. Watch for these as you select courses for next year!
15 Course Prerequisite Intro to Keyboarding BIM Intro to Engineering and Technology7th grade Band7th grade OrchestraTheater Arts (7th grade)Beginning ArtIntermediate ArtApplication from RELA teacherBIMPrinciples of ManufacturingBandOrchestraTheater IIIntermediate ArtApplied Arts & CraftsAdvanced ArtJournalism I
16 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*
17 French 1 Upon Completion, students will earn High School Credit. Students are required to have 2 years of the same foreign language to graduate.
18 Physical Education One semester of physical education is recommended State law requires middle school students complete 4 semesters of PEP.E. uniforms - $20.00Students are given a P.E. locker to store their uniform, shoes, deodorant, & towelP.E. – variety of activities during the yearSoccer Bowling ShuffleboardSoftball Volleyball Fitness trainingFlickerball Floor hockey Table tennisKickball Basketball Football
19 Let’s talk about Athletics Athletics lasts the entire school yearYou are required to dress out in an RMS athletic uniform & appropriate shoes EVERY dayAthletics 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 season8th grade athletics begins 7th period and continues until 5p.m.
20 Boys Athletics Football - 1st Semester (athletics all year) There are no tryouts for Football & TrackBasketball – (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.
21 Girls Athletics Volleyball –Tryouts are at the beginning of school. Basketball – Tryouts are after VolleyballSeason is overTrack - Off –season workouts until TrackSeason begins after Basketball isoverGirls who do not make the volleyball or basketball team will participate in Off-Season Track.
22 Selecting Athletics or PE on the course card Check ONE:____ Boys’ Athletics all year (football)____ Boys’ Athletics spring only (track)____ Boys’ Physical Education (one semester)____ Girls’ Athletics all year Coach’s Signature __________ Girls’ Physical Education (one semester)+ Girls who do not make the volleyball or basketball team will participatein off season track.
23 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
24 CheerleadingMandatory Parent Meeting Feb. 18 at 5:00pm in the library. Parents MUST attend.Mandatory practice March 3rd - 5th from4:00-6:00pm.An optional Mock Tryout is March 6, 2014.from 4:00-6:00pmTryouts are March 7, 2014If you make the cheerleading squad, you will be required to take one semester of Cheer Training which counts as one semester of PE.
25 What might my schedule look like? Period 1st Semester 2nd Semester1 US History US History2 Science Science3 English/L.A. English/L.A.4 Math Math5 Debate Intro to Spanish6 Intermediate Art Touch Systems7 Athletics Athletics
26 What might my schedule look like? Period 1st Semester 2nd Semester1 US History US History2 Science Science3 English/L.A. English/L.A.4 Math Math5 BIM BIM6 Spanish I Spanish I7 PE Hosp and Tourism
27 What might my schedule look like? Period 1st Semester 2nd Semester1 US History US History2 Science Science3 English/L.A. English/L.A.4 Math Math5 Band Band6 Spanish I Spanish I7 Athletics Athletics
28 Verification SheetsVerification 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.
29 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.
30 Student Packet Pick-up August 5th – 8thYou may allow someone else to pick up and sign for your student’s packetImmunization record must be current with the school nurse prior to picking up the packet
31 Camp Longhorn August 14th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. What do I bring to Camp Longhorn?Back-To-School PacketCompleted LonghornInformation Card(from the packet)Updated immunizationrecord if not yetcompleted$$ for School Spiritand Supply items$$ for Lunch AccountOptional Forms from the Back To School packet