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Welcome. C INNABAR C HARTER S CHOOL M IDDLE G RADES P REPARATORY A CADEMY Welcome to Cinnabar. Serving the students of Petaluma since 1859.

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1 Welcome

2 C INNABAR C HARTER S CHOOL M IDDLE G RADES P REPARATORY A CADEMY Welcome to Cinnabar. Serving the students of Petaluma since 1859

3 Academically Strong Program Goals Expressed by the Board of Trustees: Develop an Option for Middle School

4 Critical ThinkingCritical Thinking 1 CommunicationCommunication 2 CreativityCreativity 3 Collaboration 4 21 st Century Learning

5 Middle Grades Research Recommendations Org. Structures Social Equity Developmental Responsiveness Academic Excellence Rigor Instruction Time Relevance Relationships Transitions Leadership Professional Development Accountability Partnerships Access Safety Resilience

6 Highest Achieving Middle School Programs Recommendation 1 – Rigor – High Expectations for ALL – Support as Necessary – All Work At or Above Grade Level Recommendation 2 – Instruction – Challenging Materials – Engaging lessons – Critical Thinking – Project Based Learning Opportunities

7 Highest Achieving Middle School Programs Recommendation 3 – Time – Flexible Schedules – Sufficient Instructional Minutes Recommendation 4 - Relevance – Real World Learning – Enrichment Opportunities in the Arts and Technology – Career and Real world Connections – Service Learning

8 Highest Achieving Middle School Programs Recommendation 5 – Relationships – Close Relationships – Interdisciplinary Small Learning Communities – Frequent Contact with Mentors to Plan and Assess Student Academic, Personal and Social Development Recommendation 6 - Transitions – Elem. School – High School

9 Highest Achieving Middle School Programs Recommendation 7 - Access – Easy access to Well Prepared, Enriched Materials and Exploratory Programs such as Sports, Electives and Clubs that Provide Opportunities to Develop Talents and Explore Interests Recommendation 8 – Safety, Resilience, and Health – Fair, Safe and Healthy Environment – Positive Discipline – Character Education

10 Highest Achieving Middle School Programs Recommendation 9 – Leadership – Collaborative Leadership Opportunities – Sustained Middle Grades Vision Recommendation 10 – Professional Learning – Continual Improvement – Data Driven Decision Making Process – Determine and Foster Best Practices

11 Highest Achieving Middle School Programs Recommendation 11 – Accountability – Hold All Students to High Expectations – Provide Sufficient Time, Instruction and Resources to Ensure Learning – Be Accountable For ALL Students Learning at High Levels Recommendation 12 – Partnerships – Engage Families, Businesses, Colleges and Community Members to Student Achievement

12 Academic Excellence Middle Grades Excellence Developmental Responsiveness Social Equity Organizational Structures and Processes 21 st Century Learning Skills Communication Collaboration Creativity Critical Thinking 21 st Century Learning Skills Communication Collaboration Creativity Critical Thinking

13 College Preparatory Program Technology Rich Learning Opportunities – 1:1 tablets (Ipads) – Web based Curriculum Wherever possible – Specific Technology Instruction 21 st Century Skills – Project Based Learning – Real World Connections to Curriculum

14 College Preparatory Program Enrichment Opportunities – Variety of Electives – P.E. to teach skill Development – Leadership Development Rigorous Curriculum – Differentiation to Support Students when They Struggle – Challenge Them in their areas of Strength.

15 W HAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE ? Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:25 – 10: min 10:20 – 10:40 20 min 10:40 – 12: min 12:35 – 1:20 45 min 1:20 – 3: min Wednesday 8:25 – 9:25 60 min 9:25 – 9:35 10 min 9:35 – 11:10 95 min 11:10 – 11:55 45 min 11:55 – 1:30 95 min Period 1 Break Period 2 Lunch Period 3

16 T HE D AILY R OUTINE P.E. Monday and Friday 115 Min Period 3 Electives Tuesday and Thursday 115 Min Period 3 Core M, T,W, Th F Rotating Schedule A/B Days Limited Teacher Rotation Enrichment Wednesday 60 minutes Teacher Directed Support or Challenge Service Learning

17 ArtMan Tech Financial Literacy Culinary Arts Foreign Language LeadershipPublicationsDrama Elective Offerings

18 College Prep Middle Grades Every Child MUST Know… How to Take Notes How to Study and Prepare Effectively How to Get and STAY Organized How to Manage Their Time When to Seek Help Failure is Only a Learning Opportunity Every Child Deserves… The Opportunity to Explore Interests To Learn About Their own Talents A Rigorous Academic Program College and Career Exploration Opportunities To be in a Safe Learning Environment

19 College Prep Middle Grades Separate schedule to allow for shared facilities, but a completely different program Lockers for security Several teachers for instruction Competitive Athletic team opportunities Academic Competition opportunities Service Learning Project Based and Technology Based Learning

20 Q UESTIONS ?

21 Who’s Who LeadContact information Chuck Bush Superintendent/Pri ncipal Kimberly Chandler Secretary Mark Ribeiro Language Arts Catherine Janes Math


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