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Tonight’s Presenters are: Jim Giancursio-MMS Dean of Students Stacey Allen-MMS School Counselor Jamie Farr-MMS/MHS Principal ….“YOU CAN’T HIDE THAT EAGLE.

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1 Tonight’s Presenters are: Jim Giancursio-MMS Dean of Students Stacey Allen-MMS School Counselor Jamie Farr-MMS/MHS Principal ….“YOU CAN’T HIDE THAT EAGLE PRIDE!”

2 Pupil Support Office School Counselor: Mrs. Stacey Allen School Psychologist: Mr. Richard Jones PSO Secretary: Mrs. Diane Husk Middle School Office Secretary: Mrs. Peake *“Kid Friendly” environment *Work on academics, emotional & social issues, career exploration. *Individual & Group Counseling Peer Leaders/Upstanders Youth to Youth L.E.A.P.S Peer Counselors

3 7th and 8th Grade Course Offerings: 7 th Grade-8 th Grade- English Social Studies Science MathForeign LanguageTechnology EducationPhysical Education Home and Careers (20 weeks) Home and Careers (10 weeks) Health (20 weeks) Art (20 weeks) Music (20 weeks)Advanced courses include: *Accelerated Math*Integrated Algebra *Accelerated Science *Biology Support Classes (Resource Room, Integrated Support, AIS) Learning Center Reading Programs – Wilson & Just Words Middle School Curriculum

4 Supports for ELA and Math - For students who score a 2 or below on State tests - Identified by teachers as needing extra support 12th period - Students stay and work on homework with their teachers Academic Recovery Plans - Counselors meet with identified students to devise a plan to improve grades and schedule mandatory 12th period support Parent/Teacher Conferences - Call Pupil Support Office to Schedule; Learning Center -AIS Services -Case Manager Services -Access to books, computers and teacher support Supports

5 Extracurricular Activities Band/Chorus Student Council Youth-to-Youth Peer Leaders Art Club Chess Club FCCLA History Club Yearbook Club Math Club Triathlon Club Library Club Intramurals Activity Nights Modified Sports French Club

6 Benefits of Passing Eligibility -Athletics -Activities -Events Privileges -Hall Passes -Library Phone calls, s, and/or letters home Happier Parents = Happier Student

7 Grades in College Prep Courses78% Standardized Admission Tests61% Grades in All Courses54% Class Rank33% Essay or Writing Sample23% Teacher Recommendations18% Counselor Recommendations17% Interview 9% Work/Extracurricular Activity 7% Student’s Demonstrated Interest 7% What Colleges Count: Looking ahead to the future….

8 Use your study hall time wisely Stay after school with your teachers Utilize teachers in the Learning Center DO YOUR HOMEWORK EVERY DAY BE HERE!!!!!! A SIMPLE RULE FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL… ATTENDANCE + ATTITUDE = ACHIEVEMENT

9 Select a consistent place to study Don’t wait until the last minute Use your agenda! Dedicate a space for every class in your book bag Stay organized throughout the year Make study cards Make your own study guide Talk about assignments with friends If you are struggling, ask for help Make academics a focus in your life

10 State Tests/Finals 7 th Grade State Tests: –Math: –ELA: 8 th Grade State Tests: –Math:-Science: –ELA: Purpose and implications of State Tests: Midterms and Finals in all core subjects –Assess course content for the past semester/year. –Worth 10% of final grade average.

11 Expectations of Positive Behavior Upstanders Program: –Encouraging students to speak up for what they know is right. –Also teaching students how to speak up in an effective manner. Celebrating good decision-making –Honor Rolls –Students of the Month Upstanders Awards EAGLES SOAR!

12 Discipline Policy Applies to all of middle school and high school. Discipline ladder, but depending on the severity of the offense students may skip to higher steps. Greatly encourage parent/teacher communication throughout the process to discover solutions.

13 Eligibility Policy Athletes and extracurricular participants are the ambassadors of our school to the broader community as well as neighboring schools. If failing two or more classes, students are ineligible to participate in sports/extracurriculars unless certain conditions are met. ARP sheet Designed to help teach students the study skills and habits needed to be successful in school and participate in athletics and extra curriculars for years to come.

14 7 th and 8 th graders will eat lunch during separate periods. Will get their lunches at the HS café lines, then walk to the MS Cafeteria. Designed to help separate from 9 th -12 th graders during lunch.

15 Middle School Main Office Pupil Support Office Nurse’s Office Homework: → → Middle School link * Also check → Individual teacher link Important Phone Numbers:


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