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

2 CROSSROADS SCHOOL 2011 - 2012 Shared Staff CROSSROADS NORTH
Special Ed. SupervisorLamoglia Math/Science Supervisor Diszler CROSSROADS NORTH Principal Tucholski CROSSROADS SOUTH Principal Daniels Music and Supervisor Ketterer Assistant Principal Bynoe Assistant Principal Hinson Encore Supervisor Ketterer Rho Unit 7th/8th Tau Unit Zeta Unit Kappa Unit Sigma Unit Neptune Unit 6th Polaris Unit Comets Unit Encore World Lang. Library Instructional Support P.E./Health Phoenix 6th Beta Unit 7th/8th Delta Unit Apollo Omega Unit Chi Unit Alpha Unit Gamma Unit Encore World Lang. Library Instructional Support P.E./Health Aurora LA/SS Supervisor Gleim World Language Supervisor Decker Health/P.E. Supervisor Chromey Technology Coordinator Carlson SPS Counselors CST SPS Counselors CST Assistant Principal Kmiec Extracurricular/Athletics These are shared district positions. Club 6/7/8 Assistant

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 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 Night Cycle B Core Novels: To Kill a Mockingbird, A Midsummer Night’s 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 Forensics, Mini-Med, and Young Einstein Club
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 Science Physics- Physical Science Meteorology- Earth Science Ecology- Earth Science Forensics, Mini-Med, and Young Einstein Club

7 Mathematics Common Core Mathematics Standards: Math Courses:
Ratios and Proportional Relationships The number System Expressions and Equations Geometry Statistics and Probability Math Courses: MS Math Pre-Algebra Algebra I 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 World Language Physical Education Art Exploration
Music Exploration Explorations in Problem Solving Digital Tools II 21st 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: Concert Choir and Treble Choir - rehearsals during Prime Time Vocal Ensemble - before school* Handbell Choir*, Men's Ensemble*, Women's Ensemble* rehearse after school Vocal Lessons during lunch School Musical - rehearses after school and is subject to a $ Pay-to-Participate fee Instrumental Lessons include: group band and orchestra lessons during the school day 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 6th grade experience. Athletics Interscholastic Program (after school with transportation): Grades 7-8 Fall Girls’ Cross Country* Boys’ Cross Country* Cheerleading Boys’ Soccer Girls’ Soccer Football Field Hockey Winter Wrestling* Boys’ Basketball Girls’ Basketball Spring Girls’ Track & Field* Boys’ Track & Field* Tennis Softball Girls’ Lacrosse Baseball Boys’ 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
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 B) 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 forms Wednesday - August 1st – Last day to submit forms to be eligible for the first day of Pre-Season 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 15th Winter Season – September 20th Spring 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 Life Homework 45-90 minutes is a nightly expectation: Agendas will be used. Arrival and Dismissal NORTH SOUTH 8:05 8:15 Opening Bell 3:05 3:10 Closing Bell 5: : Late Bus (Monday – Friday)

13 Joint PTO (North/South) Principal’s Newsletter School Website
Communication Daily Announcements Daily Bulletin Friday Friday Distribution Day Parent Conferences Joint PTO (North/South) Principal’s 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, 2012. 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 Athletics/Extracurricular Activities World Language/Encore Program
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Core Curriculum Athletics/Extracurricular Activities World Language/Encore Program


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