Presentation on theme: "Utley Middle School Class of 2020"— Presentation transcript:
1Utley Middle School 2014-2015-Class of 2020 Welcome to 7th grade
2Utley Pack Leaders Principal- Mr. Todd Bradford Assistant Principals- Mrs. Shenequa Miller (A-L) & Mr. Dave Girardi (M-Z)Counselors- Ms. Shanda Riley (A-L) & Mrs. Michele Jensen (M-Z)Registrar- Mrs. Connie BennettAttendance- Ms. Shawna SeaboltNurse- Mrs. Susan EdwardsAthletic Director- Mr. Kody HergertTechnology-Instruction Mr. Alan EngleTechnician Ms. Megan Houser
3Utley PackStudents from the following elementary schools will have the opportunity to attend UtleyAmy Parks (partial)Cullins (partial)Dobbs (whole)Hartman (partial)Hays (partial)Jones (partial)Nebbie Williams (partial)Pullen (partial)Reinhardt (whole)Rochell (partial)Shannon (partial)Springer (partial)Stevenson (whole)
4When do I get to meet my new friends? February 20th - Campus visit and tourFebruary 24th - Parent Student OrientationMay 17th Spring Fling from 9:00-11:00 am at Utley Middle SchoolFamilies and students can meet UMS staff members
5Extras at Utley Natatorium next door Wilkerson Sanders stadium for practice and gamesWOLF TVOutdoor Education ( 8th grade only)We will not have school lockers which means you will be issued a set of books to keep at home and we will have books in your classroom to use at school.
6Immunizations7th graders are required to have the following immunizations on file prior to the start of schoolTdap boosterMeningcoccalVaricella #2You can start getting these vaccines now and send a copy to the elementary school nurse if you receive it before school is out. If you get the shots over the summer you can mail or fax them to Utley MS.
7Required Courses English Math Science History Pre-AP English (contract required)MathPre-AP Math (contract required)SciencePre-AP Science ( contract required)HistoryTexas HistoryPre-AP Texas History ( contract required)
8Academic Core ClassesPre AP English – require two novels purchased during school yearMath – homework most nights70% of your grade is from tests and 30% is from homeworkMany projects count as test gradesStudents and parents will sign required contract on the back of the student choice form before being placed into a Pre AP class.
9All 7th graders will take a physical education class Boys athletics (football only but can participate in cross country, soccer, basketball, tennis & track)Girls athletics (volleyball, cross country, soccer, basketball, tennis & track)Drill team- Parent meeting and Fitting May 1st, Officer camp and tryout practice May , Officer Tryouts May 22,Cheer Team – Parent Meeting May 6th, Fitting dates- May 20th, Camp is August 4-6th from 9:00 am -2:00 pmBoys gymnastics – Tryouts May 6th from 6:30-7:30 pm Utley Gymnastics GymGirls gymnastics-Tryouts May 6th from 5:30-6:30 pm Utley Gymnastics gymPEIf taking any course other than PE , student must have a physical on file each year. FREE physicals will be announced at a later timeLockers are available for athletic classes only
11Outdoor Education – Year Long ( 8th grade only) Will learn the Following:Hunter SafetyBoater SafetyFishing EducationArcheryDutch Oven CookingSurvival SkillsGPS/Compass useWill join PE students for some units
12Be in athletics and develop a winning attitude Students will be required to stay late(girls) or arrive early (boys) for practiceStudents will commit to a full year when signing up for athleticsSports fundamentals ( sports)Conditioning (running)Strength training ( weight lifting)Sportsmanship (positive)Teamwork ( support of other players)Competitive ( teams from Rockwall and other districts)Weekly games and weekend tournaments are requiredPhysicals are required before tryouts- Heath Baylor Medical Clinic across from Cain MS- times to be announced later
13Boys Athletics Sign up for Football only Students who do not want to participate in football will have an opportunity to try-out for basketball before the season starts (schedules will be changed into athletics during the year)Tennis, Track, Cross Country and Soccer are before or after school
14Girls Athletics Volleyball (shorts are $20) Basketball Tennis, Track, Cross country and Soccer are before or after schoolGirls will tryout for each sportthey are interested in or willparticipate in off seasonMust play two sports to move to 8th grade girls’ athletics class the following year
15Cheer Team Promotes school pride Cheer at home football and basketball gamesPerform at pep ralliesYou learn to dance, cheer and jumpNo tryouts requiredMay require after school practicesUniform and camp costs around $350Uniform fittings in MayMore information to come about parent meeting & summer camp during summer months
16Drill Team No tryouts required to be a member Promotes school pride Perform at home football and select basketball gamesPerform at pep ralliesYou learn to danceRequired attendance for Parent meeting and Uniform fitting Utley MS LibraryOfficer practice for tryouts in Utley MS GymOfficer selectionMay require after school practicesUniform and camp costs around $350Summer campSpring Show/ Competition alternating years
17Gymnastics Main Goal – prepare for High School Gymnastics Classes for both beginner and advanced levelsTryouts to determine skill levelPick-up a gymnastics packetStudents will participate in meets throughout the school yearMay require before or after school practiceCost for boys will be $30 and girls $150Tryouts are required for boys and girls in Utley MS gymnastics gym
18Academic Electives You may choose two of the following Art Band Choir Journalism/ NewspaperOrchestraTheaterTechnology course ( Rockets and Robots)Aerospace Career PortalExploring Technology CareersSkills for Living Career Portal
19Art Inventive and imaginative expression Creative No talent necessary FunDrawingSculpturePaintingClayEnter in contests throughout the yearArt supplies required (around $45 due at the beginning of the year)Prepares you for high school artField trips in Art II (Art I is pre-requisite)
20Be a part of the UMS BandStudents currently enrolled in 6th grade band need to sign up for Symphonic BandNever been in band = sign-up (Band Director will contact you in May to help you select an instrument)Be a part of building a great musical tradition at UtleyPerformances throughout the yearSocial activities= football games, pep rallies, parades, concerts and competitions(individual and group)Honors, Percussion and Symphonic band sectionsRequirements: instrument, sectionals, and practice daily
22Choir Everyone is eligible Goals – good time, success Skills Learned – music appreciation, sight-reading and vocal development4 Concerts for the year including a pop showOptional auditions for advanced choir placement in April/MayOpportunities for personal advancement include All-Regions Choir and Solo and Ensemble Contest
23Journalism/ Newspaper Journalism/Newspaper is an introduction to the role of mass media in today’s society. Emphasis will focus on teaching the fundamentals of news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, and headline writing. Students learn the mechanics of the print media and will use the knowledge in the production of quarterly newsletter or campus newspapers. Basic photography skills will also be introduced.
24Orchestra Team work Join with your friends Field trips Social events Cool musicSpecialize in an instrumentContests and trophiesTradition of Excellence, High Level performancesPre-Requisite 6th grade orchestra or discretion of the director
25Technology Class- Rockets and Robots Problem Solving Learning to LearnAerospace Career PortalEnhances their science, technology, engineering, and math skills to solve real world problemsExploring Technology CareersGuide students through the process of investigation and in the development of a college and career achievement planSkills for Living Career PortalImportance of family, communication skills, management skills, getting along with others, decision making, and acceptance of responsibility
26Theater Arts Everyone’s eligible Small cost involved Learn basic acting techniques, improvisation, pantomime, dual-acting, short plays, puppetry and theater gamesActive participation requiredCampus performances
27Registration Forms due back to your homeroom teacher by February 26th or you can select your class on line ahead of time. Pre AP contract must be returned before student will be placed into a PRE AP course.
28On line registrationPlease follow online scheduling directions to verify or change your child’s course selection.You will see there are 7 items listed in Skyward for the school year.English, Math, Science, HistoryTwo academic electivesPhysical education class
29Clubs at Utley Crime stoppers D-FY-It / RADD Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)Friends of Rachel (KC Kids club in MS)Girls for GodPromise MakersRoboticsStudent CouncilWOLF TV
30Bell Schedule Tutoring is available Monday–Friday 8:00 AM 8:35 AM Teachers tutoring days will vary.School Begins at 8:45 AMLunches 30 minutesPACK- tutoring during the school daySchool Ends at 3:45 PMBell Schedule
31Thanks for making the transition for the Class of 2020 a success.