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1 We look forward to building a relationship with you and your child!

2  Dartmouth  Princeton  Approximately 150 students and five core teachers per team  Teachers meet weekly as an interdisciplinary team  Teachers also participate in weekly data team meetings

3  Block Schedule  Falcon Days (every Monday)  90 minutes for each required class on alternating days  Gold Days – Blocks 1, 3, and 5, 7, and 8  Black Days – Blocks 2, 4, and 6, 7 and 8  Exploratory (elective) classes meet every day for 45 minutes during periods 7 & 8

4  Language Arts  Math  Science  Social Studies  Reading (one semester)  PE/Health (one semester)  Achieve  World Language

5  2 Levels: Language Arts 6 and Language Arts X (Honors)  Curriculum pacing guides for both courses aligned with Indiana Academic Standards focused on:  A variety of literature—short stories, poems, essays  Writing skills and strategies for a variety of genres  Grammar and usage  Speaking and listening skills

6  One level; one semester  Focus on novel studies  Vocabulary development  Reading comprehension  Speaking and listening skills

7  3 Levels: Math 6, Math X (Honors), and Pre-Algebra  Curriculum is based on district pacing guides  Wide variety of instructional activities:  Daily Math Review (spiral review)  Problem solving  Hands-on/manipulatives  Promethean Boards in all math classrooms Technology

8  2 Levels: Social Studies 6 and Social Studies X (Honors)  Curriculum focused on:  Geography  Ancient European history  Middle Ages  Central & South America  Modern European and Latin American culture

9  2 Levels: Science 6 and Science X (Honors)  Curriculum: Experimental Design, Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science  Wide variety of instructional strategies & projects:  Hands-on labs called Lab-Aids (Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science)  Inquiry science is a priority

10  Team sports  Fitness testing  Softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, etc.  Target heart rate  Recreational exercise for healthy living  Personal wellness goal setting  Health promotion/disease prevention  Decision making

11  World Language is required as part of International Baccalaureate  Select a year-long course: French or Spanish  See video at NV website for more details

12  Programs  Word  Excel  PowerPoint  Pages  Inspiration  Garage Band  i Movie  Comic Life

13  Research  Design Theory  Drawing  Painting  Ceramics  Printmaking  Careers

14  Learn to play the flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, or percussion  Learn to read music  Three performances during 6th grade year

15  Learn to read music  Dance/choreography  Learn a variety of genres of music  Three performances during the 6th grade year

16  Learn to play the violin, viola, cello, or string bass  Learn to read music  Three performances during 6th grade year

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18  Students receive course request sheets from their 5 th grade teachers this week  Completed sheets are due to their 5 th grade teachers by Friday, March 14 th

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