Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Collingswood Middle School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Collingswood Middle School It’s where you want to learn!
2 Collingswood Middle School 6th grade orientationApril 3, 2012Your guide toCollingswood Middle School
3 INFORMATION AND TIPS FOR SUCCESS… Dr. John McMullin PrincipalMr. Thomas Sheridan Vice PrincipalMs. Adrienne Earle CounselorMs. Kate McKeown PTA PresidentMs. Kathy Whittaker PTA PresidentMr. Ron Hamrick Athletic DirectorMrs. Kay DeAngelis, RN School Nurse
4 Parent-Teachers Association Largest volunteer child advocacy organizationCMS PTA - Family DonationBe actively involved in your child’s success and share in some of the most rewarding and memorable moments4
5 Volunteer Activities Dance Chaperones Hospitality (Dances, Plays, School Events)Panther of Month BreakfastTeachers Grants – Special ProjectsSpecial Event CoordinatorsSnowball Dance8th Grade Pool PartyTeacher’s Appreciation
6 Why be Involved“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parent.”Former Teacher and Arizona GovernorJane Dee Hull
7 CMS Athletics-Mr. Hamrick EligibilityAcademic-Not failing any subjectsDiscipline-Not SuspendedPhysical-A must for participation!
8 Become Active In Your School We have many clubs, sports and activities at CMS. To really enjoy your middle school years get involved with one or more of these activities. It is a great chance to meet other students and make new friends.
9 Middle School Sports Boys Girls Basketball Basketball Soccer Soccer Wrestling Field HockeyTrack & Field Track & FieldBaseball SoftballLacrosse
10 FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE Updated NJ State Code for Entrance to 6th grade:Every child born on or after January 1, 1997 and entering or attending GRADE 6 or a comparable age level Special Education program on or after September 1, 2008, shall have received the following:A) One dose of Meningococcal-containing vaccine such as the medically preferred Meningococcal conjugate vaccineB) One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, acellular pertussis) after the 10th birthday.
11 Immunizations for Grade 6 This is a state mandate and MUST be fulfilled before entering in September of Written proof must be given to your school nurse as soon as the vaccines are received. Parents should contact their physician or the Camden County Health Department at to schedule these vaccines. If you have any questions, you may contact Kay DeAngelis– Middle School Nurse at or
12 SPORTS PHYSICAL INSTRUCTIONS SPORTS PHYSICAL INSTRUCTIONSIn order for an athlete to participate in an interscholastic sport, the following is required:A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION IS VALID FOR 365 DAYS FROM THE EXACT DATE OF THE EXAM.
13 Every student who participates in an interscholastic sports program must have a current examination form on file in the nurse’s office.
14 Student and parent/guardian must complete and sign Part A (Health History Questionnaire) of the New Jersey Department of Education Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Exam form and the Athletic Participation Application.
15 Student must have a physical examination performed by his/her physician or schedule an appointment through the nurse’s office with the school physician. The examining physician must complete and sign Part B of the New Jersey Department of Education Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form. Part B of this form needs to be completed only one time each year.
16 All paperwork MUST be returned to the nurse’s office prior to the athlete participating in any practice session.If an athlete has a current examination form on file, the parent/guardian must complete a Health History Update for Sports (Part A) and Athletic Participation Application. This form must be done within 60 days of the first practice session for each sports season.
17 Student and parent/guardian must complete and sign the Athletic Participation Application and the Health History Questionnaire.These forms must be completed for every sport in which the student wishes to participate.All paperwork MUST be returned to the nurse’s office prior to the athlete participating in any practice session.
18 Please direct all calls to Mrs. DeAngelis – Middle School NurseFax –
19 6th Grade Program of Studies Dr. McMullin CORE classesPhysical Education & HealthENCORE classesOpportunities…Opportunities…Opportunities
20 CORE PROGRAM Language Arts Critical ReadingPersuasive and Narrative WritingSpeakingListening
21 CORE PROGRAM Mathematics Problem centered curriculum Focus on skill development, reading and communicationPreparation for algebra and higher math
22 CORE PROGRAM Science Astronomy Geology Physical Science Weather Structures of LifeThe Environment
23 Core Program Social Studies Ancient CivilizationsGreece and RomeMiddle AgesThe RenaissanceRise of Industrialism
26 OPPORTUNITIES IN MUSIC BandOrchestra/StringsChorus
27 SCHEDULE Core Encore Homeroom 7:50-8:05 Lunch 11:50-12:18 English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Learning LabHealth/PE, Hands On Courses, MusicPeriod :08-8:50 Period 2 8:53-9:35 Period 3 9:38-10:20 Period 4 10:23-11:05 Period 5A 11:08-11:50 Lunch 2 11:50-12:18 Period 6 12:21-1:03 Period 7 1:06-1:48 Period 8 1:51-2:33
28 Counseling Department Ms. Earle-CMS CounselorMrs. Gross – SecretaryPlease feel free to stop by the Counseling Office if there is a problem. Just make sure you get a pass from your teacher to visit us.Progress Reports are sent home 4 times a year. Report cards are issued 3 times a year to the student. Final report cards will be mailed home.28
30 With Genesis parents can check grades and attendance on a daily basis. Parents can also the teachers through the Genesis Program.Genesis is a great resource and provides feedback that can serve to motivate students to do their best work.
31 If you are absent…If you are absent, see your teacher immediately when you return to get your missed assignments.Ask a friend to get your assignments for you from your teachers if you are going to be absent less than 3 days.After 3 days, ask your parent/guardian to call and request your missing work from Mrs. Gross at (ext. 7200). Homework assignment requests for absent students should be made through the Counseling Office, but at least hours must be allowed for the collection of work from all the teachers.31
32 Student Support Homework Club/Computer Drop-In Peer to Peer Program Peer TutoringI&RSAcademic Support of Basic SkillsIn-Class SupportResource Room
33 Important Information State Testing: NJ-ASK 6“High Stakes Testing”“Partially Proficient”, “Proficient”,“Advanced Proficient”All 6th Graders will be taking the NJ-ASK 6 (i.e., the state-wide test developed by the New Jersey Department of Education).
35 Homework Find a time and place where you can work quietly each day. Organization is one of your most important assets.If you need help, see your teacher as soon as possible.The teachers are willing to help you, but you must make the first move.Proof read your finished assignments.
36 PHYSICAL EDUCATION A.K.A Gym A gym suit must be worn for Physical Education.They can be purchased from your Physical Education teacher. ($15)
37 LUNCH We have three lunches: one for 6th grade one for 7th grade and…. Check your schedule for the times. You can purchase lunch through the school or bring your own
38 Your passport to success at CMS COLLINGSWOODrespect yourself and othersnot sure of the rules, ask questionscome prepared for classdo your homeworkstudy for tests and quizzesget involved in sports, clubs and activities
39 Students may enter the school at 7:42 (Eldridge Avenue Doors) Students wishing to attend the Breakfast Program may enter the school at 7:25 (Eldridge Avenue Doors) and report to the cafeteria (breakfast is served 7:25 to 7:40). 7:35 is the cut-off time to enter the cafeteria for breakfastStudents may enter the school at 7:25 and report to the cafeteria when the weather is inclementStudents should not be on school grounds before 7:2539
41 Hints for staying out of trouble Write your homework in your assignment book and keep it with you all the timeBe on time for school and don’t be late to your classesKeep your locker closed and don’t give away the combination numberCutting detentions and Saturday school means getting additional detentionsCome to school dressed appropriatelyKeep in mind this grading policy: A=92-100; B=83-91; C=74-82; D=65-73; F=64 and below
42 Discipline/Attendance All rules in Student Agenda-Great Tool, please visitZero Tolerance for Drugs/Fighting/BullyingLockers/Book Bags/Dress CodeExcused vs. UnexcusedBeing late to school 5Xs=1 absence12 unexcused absences=loss of creditCredit Completion/Summer School
44 Positive School Climate Social/Emotional Learning School Based Activities Team-Based LearningVeteran & Caring StaffRegular interaction with School CounselorTransition Plan – “Peer to Peer”Relationship BuildingParent InvolvementCommunication and Responsiveness
45 Upcoming Dates May 25 Incoming 6th graders visit CMS August Orientation & half day “Transition Camp” for Incoming 6th Graders & ParentsWednesday, September First day of School (12:35 Dismissal)
46 Thank you to this evening’s Presenters Welcome to the Collingswood Middle School FamilyThank you for attending and have a great evening!