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Schedule for Orientation 9:00-9:15: Parents and students are in the Cougar Café 9:15-10:00: Students go to their homeroom classes while parents are in.

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2 Schedule for Orientation 9:00-9:15: Parents and students are in the Cougar Café 9:15-10:00: Students go to their homeroom classes while parents are in the Cougar Café for a presentation from administration 10:00-10:45: Students meet parents in homeroom class and together they tour HCMS.

3 HCMS PTA Please join the HCMS PTA to support our students, teachers, and school community. PTA Contact: President: Leslie Sands Please visit the PTA website for more information.

4 Meet the Staff Ms. Kelly - English, 6 th grade team leader Ms. Griffin - English Ms. Allen - Math Ms. Peoples - Math Ms. Braxton-Cheek - Social Studies Ms. Jones - Social Studies, modules Ms. Gorkiewicz - Science Ms. Dixon-Dennis – Science Mr. Sylor - Science

5 Staff Continued Ms. Hernandez - Special Education Ms. Malone - ALS Ms. Hall - Reading Specialist Ms. Wilson - Math Specialist Mrs. Shurtleff - 6th grade Counselor Ms. Rodriguez - ESOL Ms. Dove - GT Resource Ms. Martin – School Psychologist Ms. Grice – BSAP

6 Directions Students: Please report to your homeroom class at this time. Parents: Please remain in the Cougar Café for our parent orientation. (Please remember the name of your students homeroom teacher).

7 Our Goal To ensure that all middle school students attain the knowledge and skills to be prepared for their future. LEARNING FOR A LIFETIME

8 HCMS Vision Harpers Choice Middle School is committed to providing rigorous instruction in an environment that fosters parental involvement in order to empower students for academic excellence and social success.

9 CORE VALUES We are invested in our Children Quality Instruction Everyone is valued

10 Academics

11 Science Sixth Grade Classes English Mathematics Social Studies Physical Ed Art Technology Ed Music Health Science Family & Consumer Science Core SubjectsRelated Arts World Language

12 Science Sixth Grade Classes ELA ELA – Seminar C Math SeminarsModules Health Literacy Environmental Literacy Connections Reading as a Scientist: Inventions Careers ELA – Seminar D

13 Our Schedule ClassTimeSample #1Sample #2 Homeroom8:00 – 8:05 period 18:08 – 8:58English Language Arts Science period 29:01 – 9:51A – Connections B – Health Literacy Math period 39:54 – 10:44A- Health B – P.E. A – P.E. B - Spanish lunch10:47 – 11:17 period 411:20 – 12:10MathSocial Studies period 512:13 – 1:03ScienceChorus period 61:06 – 1:56Social StudiesEnglish Language Arts period 71:59 – 2:49A – FACS B - Music Seminar

14 Home and School Communication Cougar News - weekly news bulletin in paper or email - e-mail communication home Aspen/Parent Portal - online gradebook TeacherWeb - teacher websites Email (first name_last Phone Calls Students Agenda Book

15 Home and School Communication continued Parent/Teacher Conferences (weekly) – Tuesdays 10:00 Parent/Teacher Conferences (November and February) - scheduled through Pick-A-Time County/school calendar- important dates are listed including school closings and dates for report cards and interims

16 HCMS Dress Code We want our students to consider school a place of work. look. Please help your student to make appropriate choices when selecting clothes for school. A Few Simple Rules: No t-shirts with profanity or advertising alcohol Tank top straps must be two fingers wide Skirts, shorts, and dresses should be finger tip length Pants & Shorts must be worn at the waist Sleepwear is not acceptable attire during the school day Hats may not be worn in school

17 After-School Programs Cougar Time Intramurals Bridges

18 Information from Our School Counselors ***Aspen -Electronic emergency procedure cards Keeping organized Using agenda books Accessing the counselors Attendance Changes to address/phone number Grades and progress reports

19 Grade Reports Mid-Quarter Interim Report Four weeks into each quarter Provides academic and behavioral update Must be signed and returned the next day Quarterly Report Cards Letter grades based on percentages A90% - 100% B80% - 89% C70% - 79% D60% - 69% E59% and below

20 Supporting Academics Stay involved in your childs education. Attend parent conferences. Stay aware of your childs homework and school demands. Attend school events. Try to connect outside experiences to school learning to increase interest and relevance. Make contact with your teachers with any questions or concerns. Tips for Parents

21 Ensure that your child has needed materials and a place to study at home. Set a regular time for homework. Encourage your child to be responsible for chores and homework. Provide your child with a range of experiences to allow him/her to identify areas of strength. Talk to your child. Supporting Academics Tips for Parents

22 Environmental Education Location: NorthBay Adventure Camp Date: November 12 – November 16 Cost: $225 per student $100 per chaperone (full week) $55 per chaperone (half week)

23 Environmental Education Important Dates: September 19 th : Parent orientation meeting at 6:30pm October 22 nd : All medical forms and permission slips due October 29 th : All payments due November 8 th : All medications must be delivered to HCMS health room. No medications will be accepted the morning of the trip!

24 Upcoming Dates DateActivity September 7, 2012School pictures September 13, 2012Back to School Night from 7:00-8:45 September 19, 2012 Environmental Education Parent Orientation Meeting at 6:30 September 21, 2012PTA Ice Cream Social at 6:30


26 We look forward to a great school year!!!

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