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1 Welcome Future Titans! 2014 ~ 2015 Graduating Class of 2021

2 Campus Leaders Mrs. Barker, Principal Mrs. McCormick, Assistant Principal Mr. Parkman, Assistant Principal

3 Middle School... o Certainly this is a time of mixed emotions. o Expectations change dramatically. o There are more teachers… 7 or 8 instead of 1 or 2. o Homework may require more time. o Prioritizing multiple tasks.

4 All parents have concerns & fears. We are here to lend you support, offer tips, and walk through this with you during this challenging time. Yes, middle school is hard on parents, too! Dont be shy!

5 30 Years of Research 30 Years of Research… Home involvement in schooling has a POSITIVE impact on youngsters attitudes, aspirations, and achievement. One of the most effective ways to increase student achievement… is for parents to be actively involved in the education of their children.

6 Proud to be a Titan! Clubs and Teams that make Tidwell the BEST school in the universe! Link Leaders NJHS Top Titan UIL Teams Art Club Consumer Science II Yearbook Band Orchestra Choir Athletics TennisSpanish Cheerleader Destination Imagination Student Council Titan New Crew

7 Theatre Production One Act Play

8 Varsity Band Tidwell Band performing at football game. Include classes that at full capacity: Monday, May 19 th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm is next available date for instrument selection.

9 Brahams Orchestra Students who study music outperform non-music students on achievement tests in reading and math. Because of their study in music, their skills are better in reading, anticipating, memory, listening, forecasting, recall and concentration. B. Friedman, An Evaluation of the Achievement in Reading and Arithmetic of Pupils in School Instrumental Music Classes.

10 Tidwell Choir Showcasing some phenomenal voices!

11 Duesterhefts class ROCKS! 6 th grade ELA proud of their hard work!

12 Tidwell Titan Mascot Weve got spirit; yes, we do! Weve got spirit; how about you!?

13 Consumer Science II Mrs. Wright is always willing to go above and beyond to have her students cater to different events!

14 Kids were doing a Socratic Seminar to discuss their opinions about the use of persuasive techniques in the media and its influence on consumers. Mrs. Jennings class

15 Destination Imagination DI requires team building, problem solving, and hard work. And, it pays to be dedicated! Way to go Tidwell DI Team! 2 Teams advanced to state finals! The Magnificent 7: 1st place Structural, and 1st place instant challenge. Cherry Bombs: 2nd place Improvisational Turtle Time: 5th Place Structural Clashing Cheetahs: 7th Place Improvisational S. H. I. E. L. D. : 7th place Scientific

16 Lady Titan Volleyball

17 Titan Basketball

18 Titan Football

19 Titan Cheerleaders

20 Tidwell Middle School Registration Information 2014 – 2015 Class of 2021 ~ WHOOP!!!

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23 Registration Forms due March 6th

24 8 periods 2 blocked periods for Math and ELA 1 Science, 1 Social Studies 1 P.E. (all 6 th graders take P.E.) 1 Elective of a Fine Art (Band, Choir or Orchestra) 1 other Elective (Wheel, Intro to Art or Intro to Theatre) *** Each class is 45 minutes for each period *** ~ 4 minutes for passing period ~ 6 TH GRADE SCHEDULE

25 ~ Math ~ Pre AP or On Level ~ Language Arts ~ Pre AP, On Level or GT ~ Science ~ Pre AP or On Level ~ Social Studies ~ Pre AP or On Level Choices for 6 th Grade Core Classes

26 Example of a students schedule

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28 Only you and your child can determine this! What are your childs strengths? The amount of extracurricular activities should be considered. How important are these classes to your child? How many Pre AP classes should my child take?

29 Pre AP Language Arts Summer Reading Choose one novel from the following approved district selections: Airman by Eoin Colfer Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde A Single Shard by Linda Park Princess Academy by Shannon Hale Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

30 Physical Education Includes lessons from team sports, individual sports, aerobic and adventure outdoor sports

31 Titan Orchestra String Drive Book your appointment on line: Dates/Times: Thursday, February 27 th : 6 - 8:30pm Tuesday, March 4 th : 6 – 8:30 pm Thursday, MARCH 20 TH : 6 – 8:30 pm

32 Tidwell Choir 3-4 concerts a year Community performance (Ex: Holiday in the Park) Solo and Ensemble contests EVERY PERSON HAS A PLACE IN CHOIR!

33 Electives Band Orchestra Choir Wheel Intro to Theatre Arts Intro to Art

34 New friends New teachers New school New YEAR!

35 Top Secret Tips for Success Buy a combination lock before school begins and practice opening the lock. Avoid Super-sized backpacks that can carry 50 pounds (Smaller = Better Organization). Ask your child open-ended questions to learn about their school experiences each day. Get acquainted and communicate with teachers, administrators, and sponsors.

36 Highlights to remember… Stay involved. Monitor your childs progress. Teach organizational skills daily for the first few months of school. (Then be prepared to reteach them every year after that!) Ask questions of administrators and teachers. Dont wait. Call or . Attend school events. Volunteer in school. Communication is major key to success!!

37 Learning…. Students learn the importance of meeting new people and working together as a team.

38 House Bill 5 Please view the link to learn more about the exciting new opportunities available for next years high school students and for YOU when you enter high school in 3 short years!

39 #Titanontwitter Follow the Titans!

40 Have a great rest of the year! See you in August!! Follow us on Twitter! #Titantwitter

41 Check it out: ww.nmsa.org


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