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1 Welcome to Pilgrim Park Middle School Home of the Panthers!

2 The mission of the School District of Elmbrook to educate and inspire every student to think, to learn, and to succeed. Middle school philosophy Collaboration to meet the needs of all students. Opportunity for all students to explore courses and content areas. Student engagement through a variety of teaching strategies and assessments. Guidance on appropriate and safe behavior.

3 Wisconsin Exemplary Middle School – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 School Exceeding Expectations – Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2012 Achievement Results That Consistently Rank Among the Top in the State of Wisconsin Excellence

4 Welcome to Pilgrim Park Middle School Parent Information Night WHO is Pilgrim Park Middle School? WHAT Happens at Pilgrim Park Middle School ? WILL YOU HELP Me Make the Transition to Pilgrim Park Middle School? I Have MORE Questions! HOW Do We Get Started at Pilgrim Park Middle School?


6 Principal: Mr. Sereno Associate Principal: Mr. Peperkorn Guidance Counselor: Ms. Berghauer (6 th Grade) Ms. Brees (School Social Worker) Mr. Birr (School Psychologist) Administrative and Guidance Team

7 Advocate for Students Academic Personal/Social Career Exploration Consultant and support for parents Team member and liaison with the teachers. ce/default.aspx ce/default.aspx Role of the Guidance Counselor

8 School begins at 7:18 a.m. Students can arrive anytime after 7:00 a.m. to prepare for the day. Breakfast is available in the cafeteria. Students are expected to be in their classrooms by 7:13 a.m. The Early Bird Gets the Worm (and the Bus)…

9 Historically, houses have been 2 teachers (about 55 students in the house) 3 teachers (about 80 students in the house) 4 teachers (about 110students in the house) Teachers work together as teams to support the same group of students House Teachers teach Core classes, ACE, and STP Core Classes: Language Arts, Communication Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies House System

10 A Students Day… PeriodA Day CourseB Day Course 1Communication ArtsChoices and Wellness (Sem 1) Cosmic Connections (Sem 2) 2Math 6 3Science LunchLunch (Yummy! ) 4Language Arts 5Social Studies STP 6Physical EducationBand 7Art (Quarter 1) Becoming Independent (Quarter 2) Computers (Quarter 3) Exploration in Technology (Quarter 4)

11 Music / Physical Education (Both Required) Gym Clothes and School Issued Lock Required Electives Four, 9 week courses Art, ATE, Computers, and FACS Elective Periods

12 Student-Teacher Period Small Group and/or One on One Assistance with Teacher Peer Collaboration Homework Completion and Organizational Support Transitions to Middle School curriculum during 1 st three weeks STP

13 Quarterly Progress Reviews Enrichment Opportunities Homework Club Academic Interventions Special Education Programming Supporting Success for All Students

14 School Assigned Lockers / School Issued Locks ($5) Four Minute Passing Times Travelling Between Classes

15 30 Minutes Preferred Seating Arrangement Debit Accounts Ala Cart or Meal Options Recess Lunch

16 2:31 Dismissal Early Release each Thursday (1:34 Dismissal) Busses Depart at 2:37 Do I Have to Go Home Already?

17 Parent Pickup: Be Patient, Be Safe! Bussing Preferred Seating Bus Committee Homework Club Bussing on Mondays and Wednesdays Transportation

18 Athletics Cross Country Wrestling Track and Field Clubs Student Senate Homework Club Ski and Snowboarding Chess Club Make It / Take It Forensics Techno Kids Yearbook Pen Turners Book Challenge Diversity Club Running Club Athletics and Activities Intramural Sports Weight Lifting Basketball Table Tennis Volleyball Badminton Dodge Ball Music Pilgrim Pizzazz Jazz Band School Musical Drum Line Community Sports Junior Spartans Football Junior Spartans Basketball Junior Spartans Volleyball Junior Spartans Baseball

19 Partners in Education Supporting Your Students Academically Infinite Campus Online Textbooks Homework Club ENCOURAGEMENT! Pilgrim Park PTO Parent Support – A Key to Excellence!

20 Online Registration Window Opens: Wednesday, January 30 th Online Registration Window Closes: Friday, February 8 th PPMS Shadow Days Dixon: April 19 th Burleigh: April 15 th and April 16th Tonawanda: April 17 th Registration: August 14 th Adventures in Middle School August 22 nd Important Dates

21 Online Completed by Friday, February 8 th Utilize our Course Planning Guide The Scheduling Process


23 Complete the Course Selection Planning form, with parent signature Input Sections Online Utilizing Infinite Campus Turn in Your Course Selection Planning Form and your Optional Parent Input Form to your 5 th Grade Teacher by February 8 th The Scheduling Process

24 Math Math 6 or Math 6 Honors Math 7 Honors by Recommendation Only Math Selection Does Not Determine Enrollment in High School Math Courses. Course Recommendation Included With Materials Music Band, Orchestra, or Chorus Experienced Music Students May Take 2 Courses Required Small Group Lessons During PE Required Attendance at Concerts Selecting Courses

25 ACE Required Courses: Communication Arts and Choices and Wellness Elective Courses (Choose 1): Greek Mythology Cosmic Connection Get The Point Selecting Courses

26 Include Unique Learning Needs of Your Child Unable to Honor Requests to be With Peers House Size Suggestions Will be Considered The Scheduling Process: Optional Parent Input Forms

27 Online Registration

28 But What About…. QUESTIONS?

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