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Class of 2017 Class of 2017. School Within a School Three wings with one grade per wing Three sections in each wing Four classes in each section –Social.

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1 Class of 2017 Class of 2017

2 School Within a School Three wings with one grade per wing Three sections in each wing Four classes in each section –Social Studies –Math –Language Arts –Science –20-25 students per class

3 Steps to Prepare for Middle School Elementary counselors teach lessons to each 5 th grade class covering middle school transition Middle school administrators and counselor visit 5 th grade classes, introduce themselves and answer questions and concerns

4 Steps to Prepare for Middle School Elementary counselors teach lessons to each 5 th grade class covering middle school transition Middle school administrator & counselor visit 5 th grade classes, introduce themselves and answer questions & concerns.

5 Steps to Prepare for Middle School 5 th graders visit ISMS for a half-day orientation Parent Meeting 6 th – 8 th Grade Registration / August 4, 2010

6 Student Responsibility Middle school is a time of increased expectations ISMS and parent goals for 6 th, 7 th and 8 th grade Parents and teachers begin the process of giving students more ownership and responsibility for their school work

7 Student Responsibility Consistent expectations to do quality work helps your son or daughter become more accountable Mutual supportive of each teachers and parents increases childs productivity and accountability Positive reinforcement of childs accomplishments

8 Monitoring Student Progress Progress reports: ed every 2 weeks each trimester Report Cards: ed at the end of each trimester Harmony login and password information will not change

9 Ensuring Completion of Quality Work Agenda book--encourage your child to share each night Harmony – Available 24 hrs. Homework Hotline – Available 24 hrs. Teacher – Available 24 hrs. Teacher phone number – Available 24 hrs.

10 Ensuring Completion of Quality Work Team phone number/Team planning time Appointments may be scheduled early and often if necessary Student Success = Working Together

11 Connecting with our Staff 6 th Grade Office – th Grade Core Teachers: Individual Plan time = 2:15 p.m. until 2:50 p.m. Team Plan time = 2:50 p.m. until 3:25 p.m.

12 Connecting with our Staff Related Arts Staff: Team Plan time = 10:13 a.m. until 10:42 a.m. Best way to reach a Related Arts Teacher Call during their team plan time and have our school receptionist page them

13 Homework Hotline Homework Hotline – (wait to hear dialing options) Homework Hotline – (wait to hear dialing options) available 24 hours available 24 hours

14 Lunch (a new adventure) –Students deposit lunch money into their account or money can be deposited online –Lunch is purchased by using a student ID card (If lost replacement cost is $5.00) –There is no credit or temporary ID cards –Sandwich and milk are available if a student has no money in their account

15 Lunch –Students loaning money to friends –Students buying a friends lunch - A regular lunch costs $1.65 ~ Second lunch purchased on the same day costs $2.50 –Extra items can get expensive –Vending machines are also available

16 School Counselor Mrs. Swinehart –Classroom lessons – Individual and small group counseling – Student, parent and faculty support – Counseling referral source – Bus and Carver Center supervision

17 Resource Program 6 th grade resource – Mrs. Cortney Boley –Assists students/teachers by helping meet the needs of students with differing ability levels –Helps determine if additional testing is needed –Provides annual case conference reviews for identified students

18 School Clinic Mrs. Kandy Gay – RN,BSN Responsible for: –Monitoring student health –Communicating with parents and staff –Health screening – vision and hearing –Distribution of medications sent from home

19 Medications All medications must be brought in by the parent/guardian Parent/guardian must fill out request for administering medication forms (one for over the counter and one for any prescription medications)

20 Medications All medications must be in the original container and have a current expiration date Tylenol can be purchased for the entire year for $1.00

21 Health Forms Complete both Consent for medical treatment forms (One for Extra Curricular and one for ISMS) Complete Student Health Forms Call and update the nurse anytime there are changes in your childs health status Keep immunization records current

22 The day in the life of a 6 th grader –8:05Arrive at ISMS (or eat breakfast) –8:08Enter the building and go to locker/breakfast –8:15 Advisor/Advisee - announcements & attendance –8:28Core Classes –11:07Lunch –11:41Math/Language Remediation Band/Choir/Activities –12:14Reading –1:17Core Classes resume –2:15Related arts –3:27Return to the wing for dismissal –3:31Leave the building to board busses

23 Related Arts… Students rotate every trimester Students rotate every trimesterArt Industrial Tech Music Family Skills PE & Health BandChoir

24 Extra activities for 6 th graders Academic Teams Student Council Cross Country TrackWrestlingSwimmingGolfSoccer

25 Sports Physicals ISMS Mass Physicals May 5:00 Must be completed every school year Must be completed after May 1 st May be turned in to the school nurse any time

26 Sports Physicals ISMS Mass Physicals May 5:00 Must be completed by a medical doctor or Doctor of Osteopath (cannot be done by a chiropractor-IHSAA rule) If your child has an injury we will need a note directing us concerning their limitations and when they will be able to return to full activity

27 Eagle Star Newsletter ed or sent home monthly (if no available) or may be found on the Internet at: ed or sent home monthly (if no available) or may be found on the Internet at: Grade level updates from each team School calendar of activities School calendar of activities Daily lunch menu Daily lunch menu Sports and academic events Sports and academic events News from principals and other faculty News from principals and other faculty

28 Tutoring for your child Opportunities for extra help: Our ISMS resource teacher and assistant Rose-Hulman Homework Hotline for math and science between 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) from Sunday through Thursday ISMS after school tutoring program

29 Tutoring for your child for help with specific chapters and assignments in math & science. High School students who are cadet teachers at ISMS. If you have questions: contact Mrs. Swinehart at

30 ISMS Registration August 4, :00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. in the Media Center at ISMS Forms and information will be available online after July 19, (Save yourself time & have these completed before registering)

31 ISMS Registration At registration, you will receive your child's schedule, a list of supplies that are needed and other important information While registering, take time to visit your childs team area

32 ISMS Registration You will also be able to: Purchase a Physical Education shirt Purchase a Physical Education shirt Purchase an activity pass Purchase an activity pass Deposit money into your childs meal account Deposit money into your childs meal account Pay all student fees Pay all student fees Speak to our transportation director about bus routes Speak to our transportation director about bus routes You will need to write more than one check if you choose to make payments. You will need to write more than one check if you choose to make payments.

33 Considerations Parental supervision becomes more important than ever Know where your adolescent is and what he/she is doing Check the places your son or daughter wants to go –Are responsible adults around – adults who will not allow what you do not allow? –Are they really being supervised?

34 Keep resisting the pressure to base your parental decisions on what everyone else is doing ~ Everyone else is doing it, is too often an opening for poor choices Help your adolescent understand that being popular is not what is important in life ~ Many people have made a positive impact on the world by standing apart from the mainstream Considerations

35 Thanks for coming tonight ~ We look forward to having your child here at Indian Springs


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