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1 TMS Class of 2015 Looking Ahead Calendar of Events and Transition Information Dr. Ann Powell Mrs. Mary Delouvrier Mrs. Grace Ko Montage of Class of 2015.pptx Montage of Class of 2015.pptx Montage of Class of 2015.pptx Montage of Class of 2015.pptx

2 We Continue our efforts to go paperless… Parent Portal Progress Reports Report Cards Online Grade Books Honeywell Notification and Alert System  Please update your information TMS Website – includes this powerpoint

3  TMS Checklist found on TMS website / Welcome Back Packet TMS Checklist TMS Checklist  Field Trip Medical Forms  Grade Eight Trip Letter- $ deposit due end of October

4 Please Mark Your Calendars with the following dates…

5 November 2014 Our 8 th to 9 th grade Transition process begins with a Tour Tenafly High School

6 December 2014 Grade 8 Winter Concert

7 January 2015 K-12 Content Supervisors, meet with all 8 th graders to begin course orientation overviews and the registration process

8 January 2015 Freshman School Counselor Freshman School Counselor Ms. Jacqueline-Murphy Suarez Introduction of Electives Choices Introduction of Electives Choices

9 Counselor/Student Meeting January- February Mrs. Ko will meet individually with each student and family to discuss their high school course choices and select electives.

10 Course Offerings College Prep B College Prep B College Prep A Advanced (Music only) Honors Please refer to the THS Program of Studies on the THS Website

11 Course Level Recommendations Based on the following criteria: –Grade for the Course in the first two marking periods of 8 th grade –Teacher Recommendation –NJ ASK

12 Honors Criteria Physical Science and Biology Honors Physical Science and Biology Honors A- in Earth Science plus A- in Algebra 1 Geometry A- Algebra 1 or Advanced Algebra Geometry World History East World History East B+ AND teacher rec. English Self-Select English World History East English World Languages World Languages A AND teacher recommendation World Languages MusicMusic A in course, teacher recommendation, AND an audition Music

13 Double Science Double Science A- in Earth Science in the first two marking periods of 8 th grade AND A- in Algebra 1 Honors Criteria Honors Criteria

14 Geometry Honors A- for the year in 7th grade Algebra OR A- for the first two marking periods in 8th grade Algebra (if this is the first time taking Algebra) OR A- for the first two marking periods of Advanced Algebra. Plus teacher recommendation which includes consideration of the NJASK 7 in both math and language arts. Honors Criteria

15 World History East Honors B+ first two marking periods AND AND Teacher Recommendations Honors Criteria Honors Criteria

16 English Students communicate their desired course level to their 8 th grade Language Arts teacher. Teacher will advise student based upon current skill level and performance. Sometimes a follow-up interview is held with Mr. Brian Ross, English Supervisor, to assist in the advisement process. Honors Criteria Honors Criteria Honors Criteria Honors Criteria

17 World Language The Teacher’s recommendation is a crucial component in addition to the grade of an “A” since students go from a heterogeneous grouping to a homogeneous grouping at THS and the oral proficiency is key to succeeding in Honors. Honors Criteria

18 Advanced Band  Teacher Recommendation AND AND  Audition  Mr. Stanek conducts auditions one afternoon at THS in February or March.  Mr. Stanek conducts auditions one afternoon at THS in February or March. Results are shared with the Guidance Counselor who shares with the student Honors Criteria Appeals Process Appeals Process Appeals Process Appeals Process

19 Advanced Orchestra and Chorus Mr. Millar visits 8 th grade music classes and explains the audition requirements which are also posted on his web pages. A few weeks later, he sets up audition times at TMS to hear the students who wish to audition. Results are shared with the Guidance Counselor who shares with the student. Appeals Process

20 February-March 2015 Course level recommendations may be appealed, in writing to the Content Supervisor, whose decision in turn can be appealed to the High School Vice Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Board of Education.

21 Balance  Time Management  Self-Advocacy Skills – speak with classroom teachers especially regarding high school recommendations  Well Rounded Student – extra curricular activities, studies, sports and volunteerism  Studentship skills Avoid Overload Avoid Overload

22 March 2015 Course selection/verification meetings for 8 th grade students and parents with High School Guidance Counselors at TMS March 2015 Course selection/verification meetings for 8 th grade students and parents with High School Guidance Counselors at TMS

23 Mid-March 2015 Parent Portal opens for THS Parent Verification of Course Selections

24 Other Important Dates

25 March 2 – 27, 2015 May 1- May 21, 2015 NJ ASK Science – May 27, th Grade PARCC Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

26 May 2015 Grade 8 Final Music Concert June 1-5, 2015 Final Exams

27 June 16-18, th Grade Trip Pennsylvania Gettysburg and Lancaster County

28 Wednesday Philadelphia Thursday Gettysburg and Amish Country Friday Hershey Park Wednesday Philadelphia Thursday Gettysburg and Amish Country Friday Hershey Park

29 June 19 – Yearbook Party and Talent Show June 22 –Promotion Rehearsal Promotion and Reception 6:00 pm June 23 – Awards ceremony, Bagel Breakfast and early dismissal

30 For More Calendar Updates Tenafly Middle School Webpage Tenafly.k12.nj.us

31 Now it is on to High School…..

32 THS Class of 2019


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