2CVMS Contacts Laurie Francis, Principal Jeff Copeland, Asst. Principal Adam Camacho, Asst. PrincipalToni Zurcher, Counselor A-HLisa Curry, Counselor I-MfKaren Infantino, Counselor Mg-Z
3Carmel Valley PTSA Rocks! Positions Open for :Recording SecretaryVP TechnologyVP VolunteersEBlastIf interested, contact:(858)
4CVMS Clubs Game Club Card Club Karaoke Club Math Counts Club Live Art ClubScience OlympiadChess ClubAnd many more!All Clubs Meet During Lunch
5Orientation August 17 Student registration form (access on-line) 8th grade WEB leaders give the tour and answer questionsFun, music and pizza!Parents will learn:about community issues and safetyhow to support your child’s social/emotional developmenthow to access to school resources onlinehow to support your child’s academic successTime will be provided to meet other Bobcat parents, purchase PE clothes, spirit wear, yearbooks, and join PTSA!
6We are here to help! Personal issues: Problems with friends – conflict resolutionGossip and bullyingDivorce, illness, lossDecision makingCommunication with teachersAnd advice on parenting for you!
7We are here to help! Academic: Improving grades Organization Study skillsHigh School and College questionsCareer Exploration
8For parents of students from private schools, etc… Read the Registration Instructions on the Registration Information page of the counseling website.Make an appointment with our registrar, Lee Ann Howe, x3005 ASAPYou will need verification of residency, immunization records, etc.Once registered, make an appt. for math placement test
9Important Registration forms Print and use the registration checklist to be certain you have all required formsMake sure you have thoroughly completed each required formIf anything is missing, you will notified that your registration is not complete.If you need time to gather immunization records, turn in what you have for now. Don’t forget the new requirement for a Tdap booster shot.You do not need to sign the verification of residency form in our presence if you are enrolling from a feeder public school
10Very Important Dates (see this info on reg. web page) March 31 – return registration packet to 6th grade teacher with the CHECKLIST on top.April 1 – band & orchestra auditionsApril 18 – 29: math placement testingMay 5 – 10: math placement test results with suggested math course MAILED homeMay 13 – Math Course Selection Form Due to 6th grade teachers.5/14, 5/17 or 5/19– Algebra Honors Readiness TestAugust 17- Orientation
11Math Placement Test Ashley Falls April 21st Carmel Del Mar April 19th Del Mar Heights April 18thDel Mar Hills April 26thOcean Air April 29thSage Canyon April 25thSolana Pacific April 20thSycamore Ridge April 26thTorrey Hills April 27thPrivate school students must arrange to take the math placement test with the CV Counseling Secretary. Contact LeeAnn Howe for an appointment at ext 3005.
12School Hours and Period Schedule 8:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. Monday(Single Periods)Period 1(8:30-9:25)Period 2(9:30-10:20)Period 3(10:25-11:15)Period 4(11:20-12:10)Lunch(12:10-12:45)PAW(12:50-1:15)Period 5(1:15-2:05)Period 6(2:10-3:05)Tuesday(1, 3, 5 Block)Wednesday(2, 4, 6 Block)ThursdayFridayPeriod1(8:30-10:20)10 MINUTE BREAK23(10:30-12:15)4Lunch(12:15-12:50)PAW(12:55-1:20)5(1:20-3:05)6
137th Grade Class Schedule # of ClassesSubject1English 72Mathematics3Life Science4World History5PE or Band6Elective
14CV English Course Options CRITERIA TO CONSIDER WHENMAKING YOUR DECISIONEnglish 7Standard College Prep EnglishEnglish 7 HonorsDesignated GATE in English,“Advanced” on the CA Standards Testin 5th or 6th grade, 4.0 GPA in subject area, possess strong writing skills, be an avid reader of high-level books.English Language LearnerCourses designed to develop reading, speaking, writing, and listening skills in English.
15CV Math Course Selection CRITERIA GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING……Pre-AlgebraEssentialsBelow “Proficient” on the CA Standards Test in 5thMDTP Score Range 19 or belowA below grade level, individual remedial program.Grade Level Course“Advanced or Proficient” on the CA Standards Test in5th grade and MDTP Score RangePre-Algebra Honors“Advanced” on the CA Standards Test in 5th, B or better in 1st semester/2nd trimester in 6th grade math, and math placement test score range 34-45Algebra HonorsStudents will have the opportunity to take the Algebra Honors Readiness Test, which could qualify them to skip Pre-Algebra and enroll in Algebra Honors.
16SUPPORT CLASSESBefore school support class – fills in identified skill gaps in math or EnglishPre Algebra Topics support class – replaces elective – gives additional instruction to support placement and success in pre-algebra.
17All Placements are final… …after June 16thWe do not re-evaluate math and English placements or re-test in August.We do not accept “tutoring” to advance a level in math.
18Electives: Time to Have Fun! Your child has space for one year long elective or two semester classesPlease let your child chooseWe will be scheduling for the year, and we do make an effort to give your child their first or second choice, but 8th graders have priorityNumber top 6 choices (in order of preference)BE sure to select your PE as well
19Semester Electives Year-Long Electives Multimedia/Video Production Drama IntroLeadership *JournalismYearbook *Drama/Advanced DramaGeneral Studio ArtIntro to Multi MediaArt/Advanced ArtMultimedia/Video ProductionAcademic SuccessHeroes*AVID *Band or Orchestra *Spanish 1*Indicates elective options that require a supplemental form.ie. Intent form for Band or application
20Drama INTRO TO DRAMA ADVANCED DRAMA A variety of Drama Activities A variety of Drama ActivitiesPantomimeMonologuesCharacter AnalysisImprovisationScene WorkThe class focuses on building student self confidence, creative expression, and cooperative learning.ADVANCED DRAMABuilds on the basic acting skills developed in the Introduction to Drama course.Performance-based classStudents will present scenes for classesPerform school-wide playsAll aspects of theatre, such as: acting, directing, lighting and sound, costume/make-up, and publicity.
21Art / Advanced Art Curriculum based on Elements and Principles of Design.Mediums Exploredpaintclaywatercolorpen and inkpaper macheoil pastelscollagecrayonsmarkerscolored pencilsfound objectAdvanced art builds off General StudioArt and is only offered second semester.
22Multimedia & Video Production Year-long Basic Computer LiteracyInternet SafetyKeyboardingWeb DesignPhotoshopFlash AnimationVideo Production
23Journalism Journalism staff members are: Strong independent workers The CVMS Newspaper (The Lynx) The Literary Magazine (Bobbed Tales)Journalism staff members are:Strong independent workersExcellent writersPhotographers & InterviewersQuick learnersWilling to write editorials and news articlesJournalism staff members use:PhotoshopInDesign Digital Cameras
24Creates: The CVMS Yearbook Yearbook staff members are:Strong independent workersAble to edit page lay-outsPhotographersQuick learners Willing to help classmates Able to meet deadlinesYearbook staff members use:Web-based yearbook software programPhotoshopInDesign Digital Cameras
27HEROES H Help better the school and community E Exemplify the qualities of an outstanding citizenR Reach out to peers and youngsters in need of friendship and adviceO Optimize opportunities to be a positive role modelE Educate peers and the community about leading a healthy, drug-free lifestyleS Seek solutions to problems facing our school and community
28Basic Computer Technology Social Media Safeguards Introductory Semester ClassPhotoshopBasic Computer TechnologyMicrosoft WordGoogle DocsSocial Media SafeguardsInternet LiteracyPowerPoint
29Academic Success Study Skills and Media Literacy New Study Skills Organization, time management, goal setting, memorization, test taking strategies.Media LiteracyUnderstanding and using the internet effectivelyUsing the computer for academicsuccess
30What is AVID?AVID is an acronym for Advancement via Individual Determination. It is a college prep program designed to increase school wide learning and performance.WHAT AVID IS:for students with college potential for those who, given support, would succeed in arigorous class (such as honors) for those with motivation and desire to do betteracademically for those with GPA or middle to high testscores for those who are first generation in family toattend/graduate college for those who might be under-represented in thecollege arena (minority, gender, disadvantaged, etc.)WHAT AVID IS NOT: an at-risk program for unmotivatedstudentsquick fix for student problemsa study hall class/homework cluba remedial programfor students already receivingacademic support at school. for students already successful inadvanced courses
31AVID Tutorials include: Typical Week in AVID ElectiveMONDAYTUESDAYTHURSDAYBinder EvaluationsMedia CenterStudy IslandGuest SpeakersMotivational ActivitiesTeam BuildingTutorialswith College students trained in AVIDAVID Curriculumwith AVID TeacherAVID Curriculum includes:AVID Tutorials include:Writing CurriculumCollege and CareersStrategies for SuccessCollaborative Study GroupsWriting GroupsSocratic Seminars
32About World language requirements… Language is nota requirement for ahigh school diplomaTwo or more yearsof the same languagetaken consecutivelyare required for entranceto a 4 year universityWe recommend students begin a language no later than 9th grade.If your child chooses to begin Spanish in grade 7, she/he will not have an opportunity to take any other electives during middle school.
33More about Language options Students who begin Spanish in 7th must go on to Spanish 2 in 8th, Spanish 3 in 9th…In 8th grade, students may choose to begin Spanish or FrenchCurrent course offerings in 9th grade include Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, American Sign Language.
34Music Program Band & Orchestra Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced No piano, harp, or guitarBeginning Band Percussion – 2-year minimumpiano requirement/mini-auditionPlacement Auditions (unless a beginner) – online sign-upYou must select Band or Orchestra on your plan sheet and complete the Band/Orchestra application (get form online)PE CreditMusic BoostersMrs. V, music teacherFortunate to work where program supported by large portion of student body, school and communityBeginning if never played before, some once-a-week programs still beginners; will demo instruments first week of school and then pick (first and second choice); some school instruments availableDue to percussion popularity, first week of school interested students will be lent drum sticks/xylophone mallets and briefed on an excerpt to practice and mini-audition during classCheck audition pamphlet requirements, advanced band download excerpt; first come-first serve on Mrs. V’s websiteIndependent physical activity log (i.e. walking home, organized sports); opens up a period in the day for foreign language or another electiveCA music ranks 50th in teacher-student ratio; any and all man-hour help appreciated; looking for president, secretary, treasurer, or any other help
35Physical Education Options General PEBand or Orchestra to replace PEBand/Orchestra students have the choice..Band + PEBand/Orchestra (replace PE) + another electiveISPE (Application – highly competitive individual sport)
36Independent Study P.E. Is this an option for my student? 1) Needs to be an individual sport/activity (no team sports)2) Five possible criteria3) Must be highly competitive/”exceptional athletes” (tournaments, meets, etc.) or “advanced level” for Criteria #2 students4) Must have direct instruction by qualified individual with proper insurance (minimum of 400 instructional minutes bi-weekly/200 per week)Advantages vs. Disadvantages of ISPEApplications available online & hard copies available by May 1stApplications DUE by August 6th to Mr. Camacho (look for summer hours/other directions on website by May 1st)Notes: ISPE is a pass/fail class; individual coach required; be sure students are at “advanced” or “exceptionally gifted” athletes before enrollingContact Adam Camacho, Assistant Principal, if you have questions:
37Athletics – Boys & Girls Club FALLSPORTSWINTERSPORTSSPRINGSPORTSTEXTTEXTTEXTTEXTFlag FootballGirls VolleyballCross CountyGolfGirls FieldHockeyWrestlingBoys BasketballGirls BasketballTrack & FieldBoys Volleyball
38Academic Support Services CVMS Math Support:Before school math tutoring – schedule onlineSaturday Academic Support:2 hours of academic support in Math, English, History and ScienceAcademic Power HourTutors from the high schools earn community service credit for helping studentsProductive Academic Work (PAW):25 minutes daily following lunch
39Aeries Parent PortalAllows you to checkschedule, grades,attendance
40Organization and Supplies Students are issued textbooks which remain at home. A class set is available for use at school.Most students need a backpack, binders, pens, pencils, paper, dividersIt helps to have a supply of markers and poster boardEach teacher will provide a suggested list of supplies for their class during the first week.
41How to help your child have an awesome year! Read the newsletter and know whenreport cards are issued and posted on AERIES parent portalSet a consistent structure for homework timeExpect your child to use the agenda book to record assignmentsHave your child show you the assignments and repack their notebook before homework time is officially “over”.Expect your child to do 1 1/2 to 2 hours of homework a night – more with Honors classes or Spanish
42Completing the Registration Materials Step 1Step 2Step 3Submit 7th Grade registration materials to sixth grade teachers byMarch 31, 2010Review options with your student.Complete the 7th Grade registration materials.
43Your Counselor is…. ….Your support system! ….a Parenting resource ….someone you can share with confidentiallyPlease don’t hesitate to contact us if you have concerns!
44Questions ? (858)481-8221 Carmel Valley Middle School (858)San Dieguito Union High School District