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1 CROSSROADS MIDDLE SCHOOL 7th GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION One School - Two Campuses

2 Assistant Principal Daniels CROSSROADS NORTH Principal Tucholski CROSSROADS SOUTH CROSSROADS SCHOOL Club 6/7/8 Math/Science Supervisor Diszler Music and Supervisor Ketterer LA/SS Supervisor Gleim World Languag e Supervisor Decker Health/P. E. Supervisor Chromey Shared Staff Special Ed. Supervisor Lamoglia Assistant Principal Hinson Encore Supervisor Ketterer These are shared district positions. Phoenix 6th Beta Unit 7th/8th Delta Unit 7th/8th Apollo 6th Omega Unit 7th/8t h Chi Unit 7th/8t h Alpha Unit 7th/8t h Gamma Unit 7th/8t h Encore World Lang. Library Instructional Support P.E./Health Aurora 6th Technology Coordinator Carlson SPS Counselor s CST Assistant Principal Bynoe Rho Unit 7th/8th Tau Unit 7th/8th Zeta Unit 7th/8th Kappa Unit 7th/8th Sigma Unit Neptune Unit 6th Polaris Unit 6th Comets Unit 6th Encore World Lang. Library Instructional Support P.E./Health SPS Counselor s CST Assistant Principal Kmiec Extracurricular/Athletics

3 The 7th/8th Grade Curriculum: Integrated Language Arts Program Developmental Enrichment Writing Cycle A & B Writing Process Pre-Writing Drafting Revising Editing Reflecting Compose in Multiple Genres (Expressive, Informational, Argumentative) Mini Lessons (writing techniques) Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, and Spelling Word Study / Vocabulary Development Compositional Risk, Author's Voice

4 Literature Cycle A Core Novels: The Wave, Lord of the Flies, The Pearl, The Outsiders, The Book Thief, Twelfth Night Cycle B Core Novels: To Kill a Mockingbird, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Tangerine, The Wave, Thief of Always, The Watsons Go To Birmingham A & B Cycles: Reading Strategies: Critical Reading Skills Literary Analysis & Literary Devices Literature Circles Everyday / Informational / Nonfiction Text Poetry Independent Reading (P.A.T.T.E.R.N.S.) Summer Reading Language Arts Lab NJ ASK: Test Preparation

5 INDEPENDENT READING PROGRAM: PATTERNS Parents and Teachers Together, Encouraging the Reading of Novels and Nonfiction NOVELIST Database found in EBSCO North user name: S password: password South user name: crossroads password: vikings

6 Social Studies Cycle A: Social Sciences and the Modern World: Behavioral Science, Economics, Geography, Political Science Cycle B: US History , Colonization through Reconstruction **Research Project - Cycles A and B Integrated Reading and Writing Skills as per CCS Science Six Major Units - Three units taught each year. Cycle A: Cycle B: Systems- Life Science Genetics- Life Science Chemistry- Physical SciencePhysics- Physical Science Meteorology- Earth ScienceEcology- Earth Science Forensics, Mini-Med, and Young Einstein Club

7 Mathematics Common Core Mathematics Standards: Ratios and Proportional Relationships The number System Expressions and Equations Geometry Statistics and Probability Math Courses: MS Math Pre-Algebra Algebra I Geometry Math placements are based on the following data: Crossroads Math Placement Test Algebra Predictive Test NJASK Test (both math and language arts scores) Teacher Matrix Math Lab Challenge 24 and Math Counts Club

8 Encore Subjects Art Exploration Music Exploration Explorations in Problem Solving Digital Tools II 21 st Century Skills Health World Language Spanish, French, or Latin (Level I) Physical Education

9 Musical Groups All music offerings are aligned with the 2009 New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards for Visual and Performing Arts General Music as part of the Encore Program Choral offering include: o Concert Choir and Treble Choir - rehearsals during Prime Time o Vocal Ensemble - before school* o Handbell Choir*, Men's Ensemble*, Women's Ensemble* rehearse after school o Vocal Lessons during lunch School Musical - rehearses after school and is subject to a $50.00 Pay-to-Participate fee Instrumental Lessons include: o group band and orchestra lessons during the school day o Jazz 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 6 th grade experience. Athletics Interscholastic Program (after school with transportation): Grades 7-8 FallGirls Cross Country*Boys Cross Country*Cheerleading Boys SoccerGirls SoccerFootball Field Hockey WinterWrestling*Boys BasketballGirls Basketball Cheerleading SpringGirls Track & Field*Boys Track & Field*Tennis Softball Girls Lacrosse BaseballBoys Lacrosse Teams 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 B) Where do I find the required forms? Crossroads Home Page displays the link to download the athletic forms. 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-Season C) When do all the forms have to be submitted? ALL forms are submitted to your school health office. Dates: Monday - July 9 th – Nurses will begin to accept completed forms Wednesday - August 1 st – Last day to submit forms to be eligible for the first day of Pre-Season D)Notifications 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 15 th Winter Season – September 20 th Spring Season – January 20 th

12 OTHER... Daily Schedule: Similar to 6 th Grade Service Projects: Book Sales, Shoes For Africa, 4H-Project Gift, Senior Center Connection, Shoot for the Cure, Volley for Life Homework minutes is a nightly expectation: Agendas will be used. Arrival and Dismissal NORTHSOUTH 8:05 8:15 Opening Bell 3:05 3:10Closing Bell 5:10 5:15 Late Bus (Monday – Friday)

13 Communication Daily Announcements Daily Bulletin Friday Friday Distribution Day Parent Conferences Joint PTO (North/South) Principals Newsletter School Website Automated Dialer System Reporting System Three Report Cards/year Letter Grade System Mid-Trimester Electronic Reports Family Connect

14 Gather Information Parent Request - Additional information about your child (learning style, connections with other students) Send to (North) or (South) on or before June 30, Placement into Units Based on Criteria Balance in Numbers Heterogeneous Grouping Gender Balance Learning/Teaching Styles Summer Communications Students 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 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Core Curriculum Athletics/Extracurricular Activities World Language/Encore Program


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