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P.A.L.S. WELCOMES YOU TO PARENT ORIENTATION GRADE 6 Middle School Overview Michael Kneller, Assistant Principal Lisa Rebimbas, Principal
DISTRICT PHILOSOPHY All students need: The knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively in our changing world, An understanding of themselves and the world around them, Strong feelings of self-worth, as well as respect for others,
DISTRICT PHILOSOPHY A sense of accomplishment and fulfillment, and A supportive and stimulating learning environment.
Our Purpose To provide an education striving for excellence in realizing each students potential for intellectual and personal growth.
A SCHOOL WITHIN A SCHOOL WHOLE CHILD ACADEMICS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL GROWTH
ACADEMIC PROGRAM Team Concept for Grade 6 students in Math, Writing Workshop, Language Arts, Geography, and Science Physical Education/Health – Students will change for PE class – Students will be assigned a gym locker World Language (French, Italian, Spanish)
DAILY SCHEDULE Exploratory Cycle, World Language, & Physical Education Period 1 – 8:10-8:57 Period 2 – 9:00-9:42
ACADEMIC PROGRAM Exploratory Program: Day Cycle Either Day 1,2,3, or 4,5,6 Art Music Math Explorations S.T.A.R. = (S.tudents T.aking A.cademic R.esponsibility)
DAILY SCHEDULE Core Subject Classes on the Team Period 3 – 9:45-10:27 Period 4 – 10:30-11:12 Period 5 – 11:15-11:57 Period 6 – 12:00-12:42 Lunch – 12:45-1:12 Period 7 – 1:15-1:57 Period 8 – 2:00-2:24
ELECTIVES Band Chorus Scheduled during Physical Education and/or Exploratory Cycle
SPECIAL PROGRAMS Resource Room Self-Contained Departmentalized Special Education Programs English as a Second Language Q.U.E.S.T. – Gifted & Talented (formerly TIB)
GRADING – Excellent (A) – Good (B) – Satisfactory (C) – Poor (D) Below 60 – Failure (E) I = Incomplete H = Health (Medically) Excused
Report Cards & Interim Reports Report Cards are mailed home four times a year at the end of each marking period Interim Reports mailed home four times a year at the mid-marking period point
HONOR ROLL Distinguished Honor Roll – A grade of 90 or better in all content areas. Honor Roll – A grade of 80 or better in major content areas and a 70 or better in exploratory classes.
DEVELOPMENTAL COUNSELING PROGRAM Counselor: Mr. Cross Grades 6 & 8 Counselor: Ms. Krasovsky Grades 5 & 7 TEAM BUILDING POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATE CRISIS INTERVENTION PROBLEM SOLVING INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT & SMALL GROUP SUPPORT
DEVELOPMENTAL COUNSELING PROGRAM CLASSROOM DEVELOPMENTAL COUNSELING PARENT/FAMILY INVOLVEMENT CONSULTATION/COLLABORATION WITH SCHOOL STAFF, PARENTS, MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, AND COMMUNITY
School – Based Services Nurse Mrs. Pat Feeley Child Study Team Mr. TJ Gavor – Social Worker Ms. Patience Moore-Social Worker Ms. Donna Totillo – School Psychologist Ms. Laura Orlando – Learning Consultant