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Peak to Peak Middle School Spring Academic Planning Night March 21 st, 2012.

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1 Peak to Peak Middle School Spring Academic Planning Night March 21 st, 2012

2 Welcome / We are thrilled you chose Peak to Peak! / Introductions / Principal Welcome / Students Relocate / We are thrilled you chose Peak to Peak! / Introductions / Principal Welcome / Students Relocate

3 Important Dates & Information / Summer Reading / (Requirement, Location, Subjects, Timeline) / Registration: Tuesday, August 7 th, 2012 (schedules, lockers, fees, sign ups, health forms, class photos) / Transition day new students: August 13 th / First day of school K-12: August 14 th / Secondary Back to School Night: September 6 th, 2012 / Summer Reading / (Requirement, Location, Subjects, Timeline) / Registration: Tuesday, August 7 th, 2012 (schedules, lockers, fees, sign ups, health forms, class photos) / Transition day new students: August 13 th / First day of school K-12: August 14 th / Secondary Back to School Night: September 6 th, 2012

4 Assessments / If your child has not yet taken assessments please contact the main counseling office at You will need an appointment with a counselor.

5 Agenda / Teacher selected and student chosen requirements in MS / Suggestions for MS students and parents / HS credits for MS students / Curriculum pathways / Questions for individual teachers and/or counselors / Teacher selected and student chosen requirements in MS / Suggestions for MS students and parents / HS credits for MS students / Curriculum pathways / Questions for individual teachers and/or counselors

6 Middle School requirements / 5 Core classes: World Language (Spanish, French or Mandarin) English, Science, Social Studies and Math / 2 Elective classes each semester (7 periods per day) / One semester of health (7th grade) / 5 Core classes: World Language (Spanish, French or Mandarin) English, Science, Social Studies and Math / 2 Elective classes each semester (7 periods per day) / One semester of health (7th grade)

7 Suggestions for Middle School Students / Do take a study hall / Do remember that “standard” classes at Peak to Peak are rigorous / Do balance class work & extra-curricular / Do review your study skills (6th grade induction) / Do use a timer for homework: limit 20 minutes (30 minutes for honors) / Do study at desk or table, NOT on bed / Do turn off TV, phones etc. / Do use your planner, locker / Do ask your teachers for help, do use office hours if needed / Do take a study hall / Do remember that “standard” classes at Peak to Peak are rigorous / Do balance class work & extra-curricular / Do review your study skills (6th grade induction) / Do use a timer for homework: limit 20 minutes (30 minutes for honors) / Do study at desk or table, NOT on bed / Do turn off TV, phones etc. / Do use your planner, locker / Do ask your teachers for help, do use office hours if needed

8 Suggestions for Middle School Parents / Do help your child with time limits on homework / Do have your child print out weekly homework assignments Monday nights and web grades as available / Do know who your child’s counselor is and contact as needed / Do help your child learn responsibility (planner, bringing homework to class, supplies) / Do talk to your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns / Do read Speak to Peak Newsletter, s, / Volunteer! / Do make sure your child attends regularly / Do come to Back to School Night; parent/teacher/student conferences / Do help your child with time limits on homework / Do have your child print out weekly homework assignments Monday nights and web grades as available / Do know who your child’s counselor is and contact as needed / Do help your child learn responsibility (planner, bringing homework to class, supplies) / Do talk to your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns / Do read Speak to Peak Newsletter, s, / Volunteer! / Do make sure your child attends regularly / Do come to Back to School Night; parent/teacher/student conferences

9 HS Credits / If MS students are recommended to be placed in certain HS classes, they have option to choose to have this class count on HS transcript. / Once decided, can’t change this. / Does count for HS GPA. / If MS students are recommended to be placed in certain HS classes, they have option to choose to have this class count on HS transcript. / Once decided, can’t change this. / Does count for HS GPA.

10 World Languages / All 6th graders and new 7th/8th select Spanish 1A, French 1A or Mandarin 1A / 6th: Level 1A / 7th: Level 1B / 8th: Level 2 / All 6th graders and new 7th/8th select Spanish 1A, French 1A or Mandarin 1A / 6th: Level 1A / 7th: Level 1B / 8th: Level 2

11 English / Please notify a counselor if you do not have an English Recommendation / 6th: Power Reading, English 1, English 1 Honors, English 2 Honors / 7th: English 2, English 2 Honors / 8th: English 3, English 3 Honors, English 4 Honors / Please notify a counselor if you do not have an English Recommendation / 6th: Power Reading, English 1, English 1 Honors, English 2 Honors / 7th: English 2, English 2 Honors / 8th: English 3, English 3 Honors, English 4 Honors

12 Social Studies / 6th: American History / 7th: World History I / 8th: World History II Standard/Honors / 6th: American History / 7th: World History I / 8th: World History II Standard/Honors

13 Science / Please refer to the student’s Math placement when choosing a Science class / 6th: Life Science, Life Science Honors / 7th: Earth Science, Earth Science Honors / 8th: Physical Science, Physical Science Honors / Please refer to the student’s Math placement when choosing a Science class / 6th: Life Science, Life Science Honors / 7th: Earth Science, Earth Science Honors / 8th: Physical Science, Physical Science Honors

14 Mathematics Mathematics / Please notify a counselor if you do not have a Math Recommendation / Do pace yourself- placement here affects HS (Demonstration) / Pre-Algebra, Pre- Algebra Honors / Algebra 1A/ Honors / Algebra 1B/ Honors / Algebra Honors / Proof Geometry Honors / Algebra 2/Trig. Honors /P/Please notify a counselor if you do not have a Math Recommendation /D/Do pace yourself- placement here affects HS (Demonstration) /P/Pre-Algebra, Pre- Algebra Honors /A/Algebra 1A/ Honors /A/Algebra 1B/ Honors /A/Algebra Honors /P/Proof Geometry Honors /A/Algebra 2/Trig. Honors

15 Course Registration / IC Log-in & Passwords / Directions for registration / Deadline / IC Log-in & Passwords / Directions for registration / Deadline

16 Band and Orchestra / During School Hours: (except Jazz band) / General Band (full year) / Intermediate Band (full year- gen. band or audition) / Concert Band (full year- audition) / Wind Symphony (full year-audition) / Jazz Band (enrolled in another music class- before school) / General Orchestra (full year) / Concert Orchestra (full year-audition) / Chamber Orchestra (full year-audition) / During School Hours: (except Jazz band) / General Band (full year) / Intermediate Band (full year- gen. band or audition) / Concert Band (full year- audition) / Wind Symphony (full year-audition) / Jazz Band (enrolled in another music class- before school) / General Orchestra (full year) / Concert Orchestra (full year-audition) / Chamber Orchestra (full year-audition)

17 Choir / General Choir (one semester) / Concert Choir (full year-previous experience) / Phoenix Fire (full year- audition) / General Choir (one semester) / Concert Choir (full year-previous experience) / Phoenix Fire (full year- audition)

18 To schedule an audition for band/choir/orchestra: / (choir- Mrs. Andony) / (band- Mr. Spicer) / (orchestra- Ms. Savage) Information for auditions as well as contact information can be found in the welcome packet you received. All auditions should be completed by now. If your child has not completed an audition please contact the appropriate teacher above. / (choir- Mrs. Andony) / (band- Mr. Spicer) / (orchestra- Ms. Savage) Information for auditions as well as contact information can be found in the welcome packet you received. All auditions should be completed by now. If your child has not completed an audition please contact the appropriate teacher above.

19 Physical Education - Available for one or both semesters each year.

20 Health & Study Hall Health: one semester in 7th required Study Hall: optional but recommended Power Reading: Optional 6 th grade class for those looking for a fluency boost. Health: one semester in 7th required Study Hall: optional but recommended Power Reading: Optional 6 th grade class for those looking for a fluency boost.

21 Arts / Reminder: 4 classes of art required in High School / Theatre (semester) / Exploratory Art (semester) / Mixed Media Approaches (semester- Exp. Art pre-req.) / Reminder: 4 classes of art required in High School / Theatre (semester) / Exploratory Art (semester) / Mixed Media Approaches (semester- Exp. Art pre-req.)

22 Technology / MS Technology (8 th grade only)

23 Questions??? / Before you leave we need your Course Selection Forms / Remember to pick top 6 student chosen classes, we will TRY to get your top choices but can’t promise. / Before you leave we need your Course Selection Forms / Remember to pick top 6 student chosen classes, we will TRY to get your top choices but can’t promise.

24 Thank You for coming! / We will see you in August! / If you have any further questions you can or call… / Last Name A-O Manele Short / / Last Name P-Z / Andrea Salvo / / Thanks for coming!! / We will see you in August! / If you have any further questions you can or call… / Last Name A-O Manele Short / / Last Name P-Z / Andrea Salvo / / Thanks for coming!!


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