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1 Welcome to Curriculum Night
Longfellow Middle School February 24, 2015

2 LMS Curriculum Night Welcome and Introductions Carole Kihm, Principal
Nancy Magistro Kazakos, Assistant Principal PTA Welcome Diane Begala, PTA President

3 LMS Curriculum Night Jill Tucker, Director of Student Services
Bruce Walker, School Counselor Welcome sixth grade parents! Chesterbrook Lemon Road Churchill Spring Hill Colvin Run Timber Lane Franklin Sherman Westgate Haycock Kent Gardens

4 LMS Curriculum Night Objectives – Jill Tucker, Director of Student Services, Bruce Walker 7th Grade School Counselor To gain an understanding of the Longfellow course registration process To become familiar with the course offerings and after school programs available to Longfellow students for the school year

5 Transition Events For Rising Seventh Grade Students
February 24, 2015 – Curriculum Night February 12 - March 3, 2015 – Longfellow school counselors visit feeder elementary schools to present registration information to students. Parent(s) and students should review course selection sheet (course catalog is available on our LMS website, link is at the top of the selection sheet) and return the form to the elementary school according to their due date. Please choose wisely as our master schedule and class sizes depend on your choices April 20 – 25, 2015– Elementary feeder schools tour Longfellow (TBA)

6 Rising 7th grade Transition Activities and Events
‘How to Thrive’ PTA and LMS Student Services parent program – Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7 – 8:30 p.m. June 2015 – Families receive list of courses that students are enrolled in, requests for changes in courses should be sent to the student’s Longfellow counselor liaison by June 18th August 11 – 14, 2015 – Start to Success program at LMS (morning and afternoon sessions) – TBA Week of August 31, 2015 – Rising 7th Open House/Locker Night (details TBA)

7 Rising 7th Grade Information
All middle school students will take the following required courses: Honors English, Honors History, Honors Science, Math and PE Elective(s) complete students’ schedules Three possible combinations of electives: 2 full year electives 1 full year, 2 half-year electives 4 half-year electives

8 All Honors Model All 7th and 8th grade students will take Honors English, Honors Social Studies, and Honors Science Teachers teach the Honors extensions and scaffold for students who need extra support

9 All Honors Model (continued)
All of our classes are student – centered and teachers differentiate to address the needs of all students Our staff have participated in several professional development sessions on differentiation, facilitated by the FCPS Advanced Academics office, to enhance instruction and provide best practices in teaching and learning

10 Longfellow Level IV Program
AAP Classes Test into the AAP Program Rigorous – additional extensions, faster paced Emphasis on higher level thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making Students must commit to all 3 AAP courses (English, Social Studies, Science). Math is a separate placement at the middle school

11 Frequently Asked Questions Math Enrollment
Math 7 Honors – 8th grade curriculum, 6th grade compacted math and strong grades ensure success in this course Algebra 1 Honors – Elementary schools administer assessments – students must earn 91st percentile on the IOWA and pass advanced on the 7th grade Math SOL for this placement

12 Frequently Asked Questions Support Classes
Read 180 Action Literacy Algebra Readiness

13 LMS Elementary School Counselor Liaisons
Mrs. Samantha Kramer / Haycock and Timberlane Mrs. Gail Bigio / Chesterbrook and Franklin Sherman Ms. Caitlin Mulhare / Churchill, Lemon Road and Westbriar Mr. Bruce Walker / Colvin Run and Spring Hill Mrs. Debbie Peel / Kent Gardens and Westgate


15 Electives Offerings Video
Frequently Asked Questions available on LMS website:

16 We look forward to having your students at Longfellow!!!

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