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1 Staley Middle School Welcome 5 th grade Parent Meeting

2 Introducing… Dennis McDonald – PrincipalDennis McDonald – Principal Brad Helenberger – Ass’t. PrincipalBrad Helenberger – Ass’t. Principal Paige French – Ass’t PrincipalPaige French – Ass’t Principal Gail West – Counselor – Grades 8 & 7BGail West – Counselor – Grades 8 & 7B Allene Byroad – Counselor – Grades 6 & 7AAllene Byroad – Counselor – Grades 6 & 7A

3 A word from the boss…

4 Classes Students will have 8 periods a day. MathMath ILA (Integrated Language Arts – 2 periods)ILA (Integrated Language Arts – 2 periods) Social StudiesSocial Studies ScienceScience Computer Lit/Study SkillsComputer Lit/Study Skills PEPE ElectiveElective Each class last about 46 minutes with 4 minute passing periods. Core subjects are located close to each other.Each class last about 46 minutes with 4 minute passing periods. Core subjects are located close to each other. Students will have a different teacher for each subject. Each teacher has a different style of teaching yet strives to remain consistent in policies and procedures.Students will have a different teacher for each subject. Each teacher has a different style of teaching yet strives to remain consistent in policies and procedures. The grading policy for states that students may retake a test of 84 and below for a maximum score of 85. Original scores of 85 and higher will not qualify for a retest.The grading policy for states that students may retake a test of 84 and below for a maximum score of 85. Original scores of 85 and higher will not qualify for a retest.

5 Lunches Three lunch periods: most 6 th graders will have “A” Lunch.Three lunch periods: most 6 th graders will have “A” Lunch. Students may choose where they would like to sit during lunch.Students may choose where they would like to sit during lunch.

6 Lockers Each student will receive his/her own locker at Colt Camp – August 15 th – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.Each student will receive his/her own locker at Colt Camp – August 15 th – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Students may want to practice with a combination lock before school begins.Students may want to practice with a combination lock before school begins. Don’t give your combination to anyone.Don’t give your combination to anyone. Keep it organized.Keep it organized.

7 Registration Tuesday, Feb. 25 th : Bright Elementary Wednesday, Feb.26th: Rogers Elementary Thursday, Feb 27 th : Christie Elementary Course cards are due no later than MARCH 5 th.

8 Registration cards

9 Now, let’s skip to the back yellow course card! Staley Middle School 6 th Grade Registration Student Last Name: __________ First Name: ___________ FISD Student ID#: _______ Gender: _______ Parent Name (s): _________________________________ _______________________________________ Phone #: _____________________________________ Elementary Campus Attended: ________________________ Please be sure all contact information at the top is filled in completely and accurately. If you are not sure how to fill in these blanks, do not worry. Your parent can help you fill this out at home. March 5th

10 We’re still on the yellow course card! REQUIRED COURSES Choose 1 from each of the following required areas: Social Studies Science _____Social Studies 6 _____Science 6 Integrated Language Arts Mathematics ____ ILA 6 _____Math 6 ____ Pre-AP ILA 6 (Review Pre-AP Expectations) _____Pre-AP Math 6 Technology Applications/Study Skills (Alt days) _____ PE _____ Let’s talk about ILA!! Which one should I take? See course descriptions. Talk to your parent. Talk to your ILA teacher. Let’s talk about Math!! Which one should I take? See course descriptions. Talk to your parent. Talk to your Math teacher.

11 What is Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP)? A rigorous advanced course designed to prepare students for high-school advanced placement courses.A rigorous advanced course designed to prepare students for high-school advanced placement courses. A Note about Pre-AP Courses Students who enroll in these courses should expect high standards and allow for additional time requirements.Students who enroll in these courses should expect high standards and allow for additional time requirements. Recommended Maintenance Criteria for all grade levels: Above 70%Above 70% Attending tutorials whenever necessaryAttending tutorials whenever necessary Tutorials are offered before and after school.Tutorials are offered before and after school. Student can always go to the other teacher’s tutorial if necessary.Student can always go to the other teacher’s tutorial if necessary. Complete and submit all assignments

12 P.E.

13 Electives! ELECTIVE COURSES All electives are full year courses. Rank your choices 1 to 3, with 1 being your first choice, from the following: _____Exploratory Wheel (9 weeks each of Theater, Skills for Living, Technology, Art) _____Band (Instrument – Per Band Director: _____________________) _____Orchestra (Instrument – Per Orchestra Director: ___________________) _____Choir

14 Exploratory Wheel ART SKILLS FOR LIVING TECHNOL OGY THEATER ARTS

15 Band and orchestra Information

16 What are the steps to joining Band and Orchestra Any students interested in continuing in music should mark Band or Orchestra as your FIRST choice.Any students interested in continuing in music should mark Band or Orchestra as your FIRST choice. Students are ‘screened’ by directors to see what instrument best suits them. Counselors will schedule you into the correct class once you know what instrument you are playing.Students are ‘screened’ by directors to see what instrument best suits them. Counselors will schedule you into the correct class once you know what instrument you are playing. You are not enrolled in a class until you mark it on your schedule! (screening does not automatically enroll you in the class)You are not enrolled in a class until you mark it on your schedule! (screening does not automatically enroll you in the class)

17 What are the instrument choices OrchestraOrchestra Violin, Viola, Cello, BassViolin, Viola, Cello, Bass BandBand Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion (Drums)Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion (Drums)

18 What if I have financial concerns? Every student has a chance for Band or OrchestraEvery student has a chance for Band or Orchestra Both Band and Orchestra have programs for reduced or free rentals if needed.Both Band and Orchestra have programs for reduced or free rentals if needed. Band and orchestra have a student work program to help cover the cost of supplies if needed.Band and orchestra have a student work program to help cover the cost of supplies if needed. Let the directors know if you are concerned about financial obligations so they can reserve an instrument.Let the directors know if you are concerned about financial obligations so they can reserve an instrument.

19 Other considerations Students are encouraged to enroll in Band or Orchestra in 6 th grade as that is the designated ‘beginner year’.Students are encouraged to enroll in Band or Orchestra in 6 th grade as that is the designated ‘beginner year’. You can still enroll in 7 th grade, but will be in classes with mostly 6 th grade.You can still enroll in 7 th grade, but will be in classes with mostly 6 th grade. Band or Orchestra students will not be ‘behind’ the other students when they add an elective in 7 th grade.Band or Orchestra students will not be ‘behind’ the other students when they add an elective in 7 th grade.

20 Band Important Dates Monday, 3/3 – Petting ZooMonday, 3/3 – Petting Zoo 5:15 pm-6:15 – Staley Band Hall5:15 pm-6:15 – Staley Band Hall Beginning Band Concert 6:30-7:15Beginning Band Concert 6:30-7:15 Saturday, 3/22- Instrument Carnival!Saturday, 3/22- Instrument Carnival! SMS Cafeteria 9:00-3:00 (individual appointments)SMS Cafeteria 9:00-3:00 (individual appointments) You can sign up for a screening (even if you are not sure about band) on the band website!You can sign up for a screening (even if you are not sure about band) on the band website!www.staleyband.org

21 Orchestra important dates March 24 th through the 28 th private appointments can be made for after school times (between 3:35-4:15)

22 Choir 6

23 Important choir information Any students interested in this class should mark Choir as your FIRST choice.Any students interested in this class should mark Choir as your FIRST choice. All 6 th grade students that sign up for choir will be placed in beginning choir.All 6 th grade students that sign up for choir will be placed in beginning choir. The only required cost is the purchase of a choir shirt and a $5 supply fee.The only required cost is the purchase of a choir shirt and a $5 supply fee. Scholarships to cover this fee are available for families in need.Scholarships to cover this fee are available for families in need. For more information visit more information visit

24 Special Programs English as a Second LanguageEnglish as a Second Language Gifted and TalentedGifted and Talented Special EducationSpecial Education DyslexiaDyslexia Reading/Math LabsReading/Math Labs Learning LabLearning Lab

25 Schedule Changes The master schedule for the next year is built based upon student schedule requests made at this time; therefore, it is important you and your child carefully prepare for his/her 6 th grade course selections.

26 Sign & Date the Registration Card It is very important that parents read through all the statements on the front and back of the registration card, then sign and date at the bottom of both sides. Sign & Date the Registration Card It is very important that parents read through all the statements on the front and back of the registration card, then sign and date at the bottom of both sides. Staley Middle School 6 th Grade Registration

27 Staley Website has it all! Updated supply listUpdated supply list Important dates, such as Colt Camp.Important dates, such as Colt Camp. FAQsFAQs Access to addresses for administration, counselors, office, etc.Access to addresses for administration, counselors, office, etc. 6 th -Grade Teacher Pages!6 th -Grade Teacher Pages!

28 Go mustangs! We are looking forward to having you join us at STALEY Middle School for the school year! Your child will be well taken care of, and we are here to help!


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