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1 Mattson Middle School 7 th grade parent orientation ‘Mattson 101’ August 21, 2014

2 Welcome Introductions Enrollment Mascot Colors Daily Schedule Stang Time Lunch Mission Mattson’s staff, in partnership with parents and students, is committed to ensuring an innovative and safe learning environment for all our students, while providing strong support for struggling learners.

3 The goals of the Washington State Achievement Index are to: 1. To provide a fair and consistent measurement of Washington’s public schools. 2. To present a clear picture of how schools and districts are performing. 3. To demonstrate improvement over time and highlight closing achievement gaps. 4. To tell us more, in an easier-to-understand way, than the federal 5. "No Child Left Behind" Act’s requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress. 6. Show how well low income and non-low income students perform.

4 Developmental Characteristics of 7 th and 8 th graders Physical Social/Emotional Cognitive Who are we serving? Mattson’s staff, in partnership with parents and students, is committed to ensuring an innovative and safe learning environment for all our students, while providing strong support for struggling learners.

5 The Forgotten Middle A study from the National Middle School Association examined academic and non- academic factors that influence post secondary success and how the factors have the greatest impact during the students’ educational development. Mattson’s staff, in partnership with parents and students, is committed to ensuring an innovative and safe learning environment for all our students, while providing strong support for struggling learners.

6 The Forgotten Middle Scores in English, Math, Reading and Science show that 8 th grade achievement displays a stronger relationship with college and career readiness than does any other factor, including family background, high school coursework, or high school GPA. Similar results were found across ethnic groups and income levels. Mattson’s staff, in partnership with parents and students, is committed to ensuring an innovative and safe learning environment for all our students, while providing strong support for struggling learners.

7 The Forgotten Middle Non-academic factors examined in the study include: Family attitude and involvement Optimism Orderly conduct Relationships with school personnel Thinking before acting School Safety Steadiness Academic Discipline Commitment Mattson’s staff, in partnership with parents and students, is committed to ensuring an innovative and safe learning environment for all our students, while providing strong support for struggling learners.

8 What we provide Academics 1:1 Computing IP, SC, SA, ELL, Core, Honors Targeted Support Extended Learning Opportunities History Day, Geo Bee, Science Fair, Essay Contests, Music, Second Step, Career Information, Character Traits Mattson’s staff, in partnership with parents and students, is committed to ensuring an innovative and safe learning environment for all our students, while providing strong support for struggling learners..

9 Positive Recognition 3.5 GPA quarterly recognition Gotcha Tickets 4.0 athletic awards Pep assemblies Student of the quarter Student of the month Classroom systems Newsletter highlights Athlete of the month – new this year!

10 Mattson’s Top If you’re on school grounds...your hat is off your head. 2. Electronics are off and put away. 3. If an adult makes a request...you must comply. 4. If you’re in the hallway during class...you’re wearing a vest. 5. All bags and backpacks belong in your locker. 6. Stay within the red lines during lunch. 7. Cheering, watching, or spreading rumors that lead to a fight is FIGHT PROMOTION. DON’T PARTICIPATE! 8. Spreading rumors (by text or Facebook or in person), calling people names, pushing, or tripping others is BULLYING. DON’T PARTICIPATE! 9. Follow the dress code. Stay covered shoulder to knee. 10. BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION...NOT THE PROBLEM.

11 What I Learned moving from the elementary level to middle school… Five secrets of 7 th grade success 1) Does it really count? (homework) 2) 3 little words… (ask for help) 3) Where should you be? (in class daily and on time) 4) You will have a new best friend… (computer) 5) One word…Skyward! 6) Be part of the solution, not the problem!

12 Academics 5 core classes Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Health/Fitness 1 elective Music, Drama, STEM, Art, Home and Family, Support Instructional Match Rigor at all levels Mattson’s staff, in partnership with parents and students, is committed to ensuring an innovative and safe learning environment for all our students, while providing strong support for struggling learners..

13 Tiered-Intervention Model Tier 1 Core level Tier 2 Strategic interventions Math and Reading Support Tier 3 Intensive interventions

14 Attendance/Academic Impact Extended absences/Vacations Classwork/homework

15 KSD’s One to One Initiative

16 Shared Vision and Purpose VISION for the District “Successfully prepare all students for their future.” Student centered Future oriented Community owned

17 Preparing Students  Laptop Care  KSD Electronic Resource Policy  Appropriate Use Guidelines  Digital Citizenship

18 Honors Program  All students will be screened using a variety of data based on district set criteria  Identification and self-select Mattson’s staff, in partnership with parents and students, is committed to ensuring an innovative and safe learning environment for all our students, while providing strong support for struggling learners.

19 What counseling provides Academic assistance  Student Learning Plans  Weekly check ins Social/Emotional support  Mediations  Resources for families Classroom Presentations  Harassment  Academic planning  SLP support Mattson’s staff, in partnership with parents and students, is committed to ensuring an innovative and safe learning environment for all our students, while providing strong support for struggling learners..

20 Get Involved ASB/Stangathon Clubs – Builders, Hip Hop/STOMP, Jazz Band, new opportunities Athletics Quarter 1 – Football & Volleyball Quarter 2 – Boys’ Basketball & Gymnastics Quarter 3 – Wrestling & Girls’ Basketball Quarter 4 – Track Yearlong – Cheerleading, Dance Mattson’s staff, in partnership with parents and students, is committed to ensuring an innovative and safe learning environment for all our students, while providing strong support for struggling learners.

21 PTSA PTSA President – insert your name here “Parent involvement is crucial to the health and well-being of a child. As a parent, you are the most important influence in your child's success in school and in life. In this role, you have a fresh opportunity every day to get involved with your child.” everychild.onevoice

22 Staying in Touch Mattson Website Newsletters – mailed home every other month Skyward Staff Websites Phone calls – Mattson’s staff, in partnership with parents and students, is committed to ensuring an innovative and safe learning environment for all our students, while providing strong support for struggling learners.

23 What can I do as a parent? 8-10 hours of rest each night Breakfast not consisting of Skittles and Monster drinks Review expectations PowerPoint with student Communicate with nurse, counselor, teachers, administrators as needed Provide structured homework time Check Skyward often Help with organization Attend school functions Know your child’s friends Set goals and have check ins regularly

24 Thank you for attending! We look forward to working together in the years to come! Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions, suggestions, or concerns. Mattson’s staff, in partnership with parents and students, is committed to ensuring an innovative and safe learning environment for all our students, while providing strong support for struggling learners.


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