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1 Incomi ng 7 th Grade Course Select ion Achieving Greatness, One Student At A Time!

2 Dr. O’Sullivan, Principal

3 Mr. Bashaw, Assistant Principal

4 Program of Academic Studies Incoming 7 th Graders will be receiving the Program of Academic Studies Booklet

5 Middle School Structure Teaming-  Adventurers, Discoverers, Explorers  Most major subjects teachers are on your team. English, Social Studies and Science English, Social Studies and Science Math Literacy Explorations are heterogeneously populated Math Literacy Explorations are heterogeneously populated Achieving Greatness, One Student at a Time!

6 Middle School Structure The students will see multiple teachers throughout the day! Period One (48) ( additional 5 minutes for the Pledge, attendance & announcements ) Period Two (43) SPLIT (39) ( E 3, 1, E 3, 2, E 3, 3, E 3, 4, E 3, 5, E 3, 6, E 3, 7, E 3, 8) Period Three (43) Period Four (43) Period Five (43) Period Six (43) Period Seven (43) Period Eight (43)

7 Middle School Structure Special Period of Learning Intervention Time (SPLIT) Date3/243/253/263/273/303/314/74/84/94/104/134/144/154/164/174/20 Letter DayCDEFABCDEFABCDEF Period SPLIT1E Period

8 Middle School Structur e A typical six (6) day school cycle. A, B, C, D, E, F

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10 Middle School Structure Lockers?!? Achieving Greatness, One Student at a Time!

11 Home Access Center For Families Home Access Center Achieving Greatness, One Student at a Time!

12 mypaymentplus.com Make payments to your child’s meal account 24x7, 365 days a year! View cafeteria purchases and menus online! View nutritional data about cafeteria foods! Track meal account balances! Set up low-balance reminders! Schedule recurring payments!

13 Get involved! Penndale Middle School! Penndale Middle School! Clubs & Activities! Clubs & Activities! Penndale Middle School

14 Our 7 th Grade Guidance Department Mr. Harvey Guidance Counselor (S-Z) Mr. Flynn Guidance Counselor (A-R) Achieving Greatness, One Student at a Time!

15 Required Major Subjects English 7 World Cultures & Geography Mathematics Life Science Literacy Explorations/ Gifted Seminar (All major subjects meet everyday of the six day cycle.) PLEASE NOTE: June 12, 2015 is the final deadline for students and/or parents initiated requests for course changes.

16 Required Minor Electives (One Marking Period- 6x/cycle) Art Foundations 1 Art Foundations 1 Technology 7 Technology 7 Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Health 7 Health 7 (Yearly- 2x/cycle) Music (Band, Chorus, Orchestra or Exploring Music) Music (Band, Chorus, Orchestra or Exploring Music) Physical Education 7 Physical Education 7 Exploratory Language (Latin, Spanish, French, German) Exploratory Language (Latin, Spanish, French, German) Achieving Greatness, One Student at a Time!

17 Course Leveling 5: 5.0 High Academic E: Extended S: Strategic 6H: 6.0 Honors 6P: 6.0 High Potential PLEASE NOTE: June 12, 2015 is the final deadline for students and/or parents initiated requests for course changes.

18 Course Leveling Expectations – English HP: Rigorous and challenging texts are included in the curriculum – including a Shakespearean Play. The writing program is demanding and designed to enhance already well-established writing skills. Teachers move at an accelerated pace and expect students to complete reading and writing assignments independently. Honors: The writing program is demanding and designed to develop and strengthen student writing in a variety of modes. Teachers move at an accelerated pace and expect students to complete reading assignments independently.

19 Course Selection Process Your child’s 6 th grade elementary teacher will:  Place the levels on the course selection cards for:  English 7  Math 7 or Algebra 1(placement based on the math rubric)  World Cultures and Geography  Life Science If you have any questions pertaining to your child’s levels, please contact your elementary school’s teacher or guidance counselor. Achieving Greatness, One Student at a Time!

20 Course Selection Process The students can choose:  ONE Music class below: Band Band Chorus Chorus Orchestra Orchestra Exploring Music Exploring Music PLEASE NOTE: June 12, 2015 is the final deadline for students and/or parents initiated requests for course changes.

21 Course Selection Timeline February 3-12: Algebra prognosis testing currently being administered in the elementary schools. February 5: WELCOME to Penndale! Course Selection Night Course Selection Night February 20: Course selection cards completed and returned in alphabetical order to Middle Schools. February 27: Letters are sent to parents regarding H and HP choice. March 6: Letters are due from parents with H and HP choice indicated.

22 Course Selection Timeline March 18: Verification letters to elementary schools; mailed with 2 nd Trimester report cards March 28. April 7: Verification sheets returned to Middle Schools if changes are needed if changes are needed May 26: 6 th Grade students tour Penndale June 12: Final deadline for students and/or parents initiated requests for course changes.

23 Verification Letter Verification letters to will be mailed with 2 nd Trimester report cards.

24 Summer Reading

25 For more information… ( available in the lobby ) The following personnel will be in the lobby to answer any specific questions. Mrs. Hershman: Special Education Department Chair Mr. Flynn Guidance Counselor (A-R) Mrs. Williams: (via ) Math Department Chair Mr. Harvey Guidance Counselor (S-Z) Mr. Kennedy: (via ) Music Department Chair Achieving Greatness, One Student at a Time!

26 Thank you for coming! - sponsored by Penndale Students


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