Administrators Mr. Jimmy D’Andrea – Principal Mrs. Shelia Harrison – Assistant Principal Mrs. Ericka Singleton – Assistant Principal Ms. Kelly Bean – Assistant School Administrator Counseling Department Mrs. Heather Cohen – Resource Counselor Mrs. Kelli Shelhorse – 6 th Grade Counselor ( ) Mrs. Katie Mendelson – 7 th Grade Counselor ( ) Mrs. Jan Moore – 8 th Grade Counselor ( ) Mrs. Cathy Hocker- Secretary, Registrar, SSL Coordinator
Kingsview Staff Mrs. Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT Mrs. Janet Kilcoyne, Math IRT Mr. Wymon Lee, Science IRT Mr. Brad MacKay, PE/Arts IRT Mrs. Vicki Rotker, Study Skills Teacher Mrs. Kristen Sullivan, English/Reading IRT Mr. Michael Tucci, Social Studies IRT
The Kingsview Vision Safe environment, physically and emotionally, where students and staff feel valued and respected and where students’ intellectual, social and emotional growth are fostered
The Kingsview Vision Outstanding teaching and learning where all students are engaged and challenged in every class, every day and where students are gaining the skills they need to be successful in the 21 st century
Math Articulation Kingsview Middle School Janet Kilcoyne Math Department Resource Teacher
Habits of a Productive Mathematical Thinker Standard of Mathematical Practice #1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them Standard of Mathematical Practice #6 Attend to Precision Reasoning and Explaining Modeling Using Tools Seeing Structure and Generalizing Standard of Mathematical Practice #2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively Standard of Mathematical Practice #3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others Standard of Mathematical Practice #4 Model with mathematics Standard of Mathematical Practice #5 Use appropriate tools strategically Standard of Mathematical Practice #7 Look for and make sense of structure Standard of Mathematical Practice #8 Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
SY SY SY SY Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8Grade 9 C2.0 Math 6 C2.0 Math 7 C2.0 Math 8 C2.0 Algebr a I C2.0 Math 6 C2.0 IM C2.0 Algebra I C2.0 Geometr y Math 7 C2.0 IM C2.0 Algebra I C2.0 Geometr y Math Course Pathways for Rising 7 th Grade Students Math 7 C2.0 Algebra I C2.0 Honors Geometry C2.0 Algebra 2 IM C2.0 Algebra I C2.0 Honors Geometry C2.0 Algebra 2
Math Course Pathways for Rising 8 th Grade Students SY SY SY Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9Grade 10 Math 7 Algebr a Prep C2.0 Algebra I C2.0 Geometr y Math 7 C2.0 Algebra I C2.0 Geometr y C2.0 Algebra 2 SY IM C2.0 Algebra I C2.0 Geometr y C2.0 Algebra 2 C2.0 Algebra I C2.0 Honors Geometr y C2.0 Algebra 2 C2.0 Honors Pre-Cal
7 th Grade Advanced English Students are expected to: o Read novels, short stories, poetry, navigate visual literacy o Independently write in response to reading o Independently write creative narratives o Use Course and Literary Terms and MCPS designed assessments Teachers Expect Students to: o Show initiative and be able to work independently o Do homework regularly and read nightly to build vocabulary skills o Be able to navigate on-grade level texts o Write a paragraph and 3 paragraph essays
8 th Grade Advanced English A/B Mirrors the 9 th grade curriculum Semester A (Quarters 1 and 2) Writing Based Instruction Students are expected to Write independently Argument Informative/Explanatory Narrative Read independently Do homework regularly and read nightly to build vocabulary skills Show initiative and be able to work independently Semester B (Quarters 3 and 4) Literature Based Instruction Students are expected to Read novels, short stories, poetry, navigate visual literacy Independently write in response to reading Do homework regularly and read nightly to build vocabulary skills Show initiative and be able to work independently Use of course terms is important
Research States: *Students who read widely and frequently are higher achievers than students who read rarely and narrowly. *Even proficient readers eventually exhibit academic declines if they do not read in their free time. *Children learn an average of 4,000 to 12,000 new words each year as a result of book reading. * Daily at home reading, high expectations, and parent involvement (including reading out loud) help promote lifelong independent readers.
7 th and 8 th Grade Reading Reading 7, Reading 8, or Read 180 Enrollment in Reading is based on a variety of data sources such as Map-R, academic performance, and teacher recommendations. Lessons and activities primarily focus on interdisciplinary skills and strategies that further develop comprehension of informational text.
World Language Articulation Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT
World Language Pathways 6 th Grade7 th Grade8 th Grade9 th Grade Spanish/French 1A Spanish/French 1B Spanish/French 2A/B Spanish/French 3A/B Spanish/French 1A Spanish/French 1B Spanish/French 2A/B Reading (Digital Literacy) Spanish/French 1A/B Spanish/French 2A/B Awareness of Language and Culture (Semester elective) Reading (Digital Literacy) Reading 7/8 Spanish/French/ ASL 1A/B Reading (Digital Literacy) Reading 7/8 Awareness of Language and Culture (Semester elective) Spanish/French 1A/B Reading (Digital Literacy) Reading 7/8
Spanish and French Pacing of courses High school credit courses County Exam Work ethic and study habits
Awareness of Language and Culture Semester course (recommended elective) Focus on: culture non-verbal communication Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Farsi, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Hebrew
Who did you have for science last year? How much did you review your course work outside of school?
Engineering and Design Process
Problem/project based curriculum Instruction revolves around relevant everyday problems Students engage in inquiry based explorations Higher level discussion and purposeful reading and writing Are you Hungry to Know More? All advanced science courses feature…
Hydroponics: Cellular functions and Chemical reactions Human Anatomy and Physiology Genetics: Heredity and Genetic Disorders Geologic and Genetic factors towards the evolution of organisms. Investigations in Science 7 Units
8th Grade Science Investigations in Earth and Space Science (IESS) Solar Energy and Fluid Circulation Explore weather around the world and how it affects us Astronomy Investigate the formation of the universe, galaxies, stars, and planets Earth Structure/Internal Energy/Restless Earth Identify major geological events Earth Materials and Processes Identify how matter can be identified and the minerals associated Earth History/Global Change How the physical environment has changed and will continue to change as a result of the ever fluid events that occur on Earth Semester and Final Exams
Answer questions fully with examples, data, and explanations Read, create, and interpret graphs, charts, and tables Answer questions fully with examples, data, and explanations Read, create, and interpret graphs, charts, and tables What are skills the student in your life can work on NOW to prepare for next year?
7 TH GRADE ADVANCED WORLD STUDIES Resource Teacher: Michael Tucci
7 TH GRADE UNITS OF STUDY 1: Foundations of Modern Political Systems Europe in the Middle Ages 2: The Influence of Culture in Africa The Middle Ages and Today 3: Geography Shapes Latin America Past and Present 4: The Impact of Economics One World Past and Present
ADVANCED SKILLS 7TH Analyzing Images, Artifacts and Primary Source Documents in order to…. Categorizing Evidence Identify Multiple Perspectives Determine Relevance Create a Historical Interpretation
WRITING SKILLS 7TH Use evidence to support a generalization Support a Thesis using multiple sources of evidence/ multiple perspectives Answer a Document Based Question (Introduced)
FINANCIAL LITERACY Financial Literacy
8 TH GRADE ADVANCED WORLD STUDIES Resource Teacher: Michael Tucci
8 TH GRADE UNITS OF STUDY 1: Democracy: Political System of the People : Creating a National Political System and Culture 1783–1815 3: Geographic and Economic Change Shape the Nation 1815–1850 4: A Nation Divided and Rebuilt 1840–1877
8 TH GRADE DIFFERENCES Heavy Emphasis on Textbook Outlining with chapter quizzes using those outlines Unit Exams quarters 1 &3 (Same as 6 th & 7 th ) Semester Exam 2 nd and 4 th Quarter
ADVANCED SKILLS 8TH Analyzing Images, Artifacts and Primary Source Documents in order to…. Determine the main idea of the Content Determine the Purpose Corroborate multiple sources of evidence Determine the Context Interpret Statistics and use to support a historical narrative
WRITING SKILLS 8TH Develop a Thesis Statement and support it with evidence Support and Defend a Thesis in a multi-paragraph essay Answer a Document Based Question
Physical Education & Health Health Related Fitness Fitnessgram Push-Ups, Crunches, Sit and Reach, and Pacer Movement Skills and Concepts Invasion Games Net Games Personal Development Personal & Social Responsibility Problem Solving Decision-Making Skills 7 th Grade Health Units: Mental and Emotional Health Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Personal and Consumer Health Family Life and Human Sexuality Disease Prevention and Control 8th Grade Health Units: Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Personal and Consumer Health Family Life and Human Sexuality Safety and Injury Prevention Nutrition and Fitness 3 Quarters of PE and 1Quarter of Health
7 th and 8 th Grade Electives Performance Based Choices (Full Year) Intermediate Band 7/8 Advanced Band 7/8 Advanced Orchestra 7/8 Concert Chorus 7 Concert Chorus 8
Awareness of Language and Culture Basic Studio Art Ceramics and Sculpture Computer Applications Contemporary Communications I/II Critical Thinking through Applied Technology Exploring Theater Fashion/Sewing and Design Introduction to Writing Lights, Camera, Literacy (Full Year) Log on to Success! Science of Sports and Recreational Activities A/B Technology Education/Technology Systems 7 th /8 th Grade Electives
7 th and 8 th Grade Semester Elective Choices Students Rank Order TOP 5
7 TH AND 8 TH GRADE ELECTIVE OPTIONS Students in 7 th and 8 th grade will take a total of 2 semester long elective courses, unless the elective they choose is a full year course. Some courses are by teacher recommendation. Students will be placed in elective classes according to their 1 st and 2 nd choices when possible. It is sometimes necessary to enroll students in their alternate choices. Some courses may charge a nominal fee. All courses are subject to cancellation pending student enrollment.
KINGSVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Required Classes English Math Science Social Studies/US History Physical Education and Health Reading (if recommended) or World Language or Elective Elective
REGISTRATION PROCEDURES Counselors will be visiting 6 th and 7 th grade classes February Registration forms due to 6 th or 7 th grade Science teacher by Feb 13, Choose carefully with your parent to make good academic decisions about: Reading or World Language or Elective Elective choices We use your teachers’ recommendations, data, and your requests to determine your schedule.
COURSE CHOICES If students are recommended for Reading, they MUST take Reading and one elective choice. If students are recommended for World Language, they can select French or Spanish, and one elective choice. If students are recommended for World Language, they can opt NOT to begin in Middle School and select two elective options. ** Students and parents should consider this decision carefully as changes will not be possible after registration is complete.**
Kingsview Staff Contact Information Mrs. Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT Ms. Eve Janney, Special Education IRT Mrs. Janet Kilcoyne, Math IRT Mr. Wymon Lee, Science IRT Mr. Bradley MacKay, PE/ Arts IRT Mrs. Kristen Sullivan, English/Reading IRT Mr. Michael Tucci, Social Studies IRT