Presentation on theme: "CROSSROADS MIDDLE SCHOOL 7th GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION"— Presentation transcript:
1 CROSSROADS MIDDLE SCHOOL 7th GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION “One School - Two Campuses”
2 CROSSROADS SCHOOL 2011 - 2012 Shared Staff CROSSROADS NORTH Special Ed.SupervisorLamogliaMath/ScienceSupervisorDiszlerCROSSROADS NORTHPrincipal TucholskiCROSSROADS SOUTHPrincipal DanielsMusic andSupervisorKettererAssistantPrincipalBynoeAssistantPrincipalHinsonEncoreSupervisorKettererRho Unit7th/8thTau UnitZeta UnitKappa UnitSigma UnitNeptune Unit6thPolaris UnitComets UnitEncoreWorld Lang.LibraryInstructional SupportP.E./HealthPhoenix6thBeta Unit7th/8thDelta UnitApolloOmega UnitChi UnitAlpha UnitGamma UnitEncoreWorld Lang.LibraryInstructional SupportP.E./HealthAuroraLA/SSSupervisorGleimWorldLanguageSupervisorDeckerHealth/P.E.SupervisorChromeyTechnology CoordinatorCarlsonSPSCounselorsCSTSPSCounselorsCSTAssistant PrincipalKmiecExtracurricular/AthleticsThese are shared district positions.Club 6/7/8Assistant
3 The 7th/8th Grade Curriculum: Integrated Language Arts ProgramDevelopmentalEnrichmentWritingCycle A & BWriting ProcessPre-WritingDraftingRevisingEditingReflectingCompose in Multiple Genres (Expressive, Informational, Argumentative)Mini Lessons (writing techniques)Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, and SpellingWord Study / Vocabulary DevelopmentCompositional Risk, Author's Voice
4 Language Arts Lab NJ ASK: Test Preparation Literature Cycle A Core Novels:The Wave, Lord of the Flies, The Pearl, The Outsiders,The Book Thief, Twelfth NightCycle B Core Novels:To Kill a Mockingbird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tangerine,The Wave, Thief of Always, The Watsons Go To BirminghamA & B Cycles:Reading Strategies: Critical Reading SkillsLiterary Analysis & Literary DevicesLiterature CirclesEveryday / Informational / Nonfiction TextPoetryIndependent Reading (P.A.T.T.E.R.N.S.)Summer ReadingLanguage Arts LabNJ ASK:Test Preparation
5 INDEPENDENT READING PROGRAM: PATTERNS Parents and Teachers Together, Encouraging the Reading of Novels and NonfictionNOVELIST Database found in EBSCONorthuser name: Spassword: passwordSouthuser name: crossroadspassword: vikings
6 Forensics, Mini-Med, and Young Einstein Club Social StudiesCycle A: Social Sciences and the Modern World:Behavioral Science, Economics,Geography, Political ScienceCycle B: US History ,Colonization through Reconstruction**Research Project - Cycles A and BIntegrated Reading and Writing Skills as per CCSScienceSix Major Units - Three units taught each year.Cycle A: Cycle B:Systems- Life Science Genetics- Life ScienceChemistry- Physical Science Physics- Physical ScienceMeteorology- Earth Science Ecology- Earth ScienceForensics, Mini-Med, and Young Einstein Club
7 Mathematics Common Core Mathematics Standards: Math Courses: Ratios and Proportional RelationshipsThe number SystemExpressions and EquationsGeometryStatistics and ProbabilityMath Courses:MS MathPre-AlgebraAlgebra IMath placements are based on the following data:Crossroads Math Placement TestAlgebra Predictive TestNJASK Test (both math and language arts scores)Teacher MatrixMath LabChallenge 24 and Math Counts Club
8 Encore Subjects World Language Physical Education Art Exploration Music ExplorationExplorations in Problem SolvingDigital Tools II21st Century SkillsHealthWorld LanguageSpanish, French, or Latin (Level I)Physical Education
9 Musical GroupsAll music offerings are aligned with the 2009 New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards for Visual and Performing ArtsGeneral Music as part of the Encore ProgramChoral offering include:Concert Choir and Treble Choir - rehearsals during Prime TimeVocal Ensemble - before school*Handbell Choir*, Men's Ensemble*, Women's Ensemble* rehearse after schoolVocal Lessons during lunchSchool Musical - rehearses after school and is subject to a $ Pay-to-Participate feeInstrumental Lessons include:group band and orchestra lessons during the school dayJazz Band*, Jazz Ensemble*, String Orchestra,* Concert Orchestra*, Concert Band and Symphonic Band* rehearse before school.*indicates group is subject to a $75.00 Pay-to-Participate fee.
10 Extra-Curricular Clubs and Athletics Club program will be similar to 6th grade experience.AthleticsInterscholastic Program (after school with transportation): Grades 7-8FallGirls’ Cross Country*Boys’ Cross Country*CheerleadingBoys’ SoccerGirls’ SoccerFootballField HockeyWinterWrestling*Boys’ BasketballGirls’ BasketballSpringGirls’ Track & Field*Boys’ Track & Field*TennisSoftballGirls’ LacrosseBaseballBoys’ LacrosseTeams are made up of students from both North and South.*Denotes our non-cut sports.Pay to Participate $75.00 fee/ On-line Registration this year.
11 Eligibility Process for Athletics A) How does my child become eligible for interscholastic sports?He/She must receive an annual physical exam.Parent submits completed medical and parent permission forms prior to the start of Pre-SeasonB) Where do I find the required forms?Crossroads Home Page displays the link to download the athletic forms.C) When do all the forms have to be submitted?ALL forms are submitted to your school health office.Dates: Monday - July 9th – Nurses will begin to accept completed formsWednesday - August 1st – Last day to submit forms to be eligible for the first dayof Pre-SeasonNotifications for each sports season will be sent home approximately two weeks prior to the first day forms are accepted via hard copy, On-line Friday folder, and posted on the Crossroads website.Fall Season – June 15th Winter Season – September 20thSpring Season – January 20th
12 OTHER... Daily Schedule: Similar to 6th Grade Service Projects: Book Sales, Shoes For Africa,4H-Project Gift, Senior Center Connection, Shoot for the Cure, Volley for LifeHomework45-90 minutes is a nightly expectation: Agendas will be used.Arrival and DismissalNORTH SOUTH8:05 8:15 Opening Bell3:05 3:10 Closing Bell5: : Late Bus (Monday – Friday)
14 Gather InformationParent Request - Additional information about your child (learning style, connections with other students)Send to(North) or (South)on or before June 30, 2012.Placement into Units Based on CriteriaBalance in NumbersHeterogeneous GroupingGender BalanceLearning/Teaching StylesSummer CommunicationsStudents will receive their math placement information with the third trimester report card.Students will find out their unit assignment on the first day of school.
15 Athletics/Extracurricular Activities World Language/Encore Program QUESTIONS & ANSWERSCore CurriculumAthletics/Extracurricular ActivitiesWorld Language/Encore Program