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Transition to Middle School.  Young adolescents change at different rates  Encourage independence but remain available  Emotional support  Parental.

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1 Transition to Middle School

2  Young adolescents change at different rates  Encourage independence but remain available  Emotional support  Parental concerns  Stay involved For detailed information regarding each of these components, please go to our website at

3  Core Classes: English/Social Science Math/Science Physical Education  Elective:  Careers  Instrumental music  Chorus  No Honors for 6 th Grade  Potential for acceleration in Math 6  Outdoor Education Spring 2016 – Environmental Sciences

4  Students rotate classes every trimester  Careers wheel offered to 6 th /7 th grade students  Developed by teacher expertise, interests and talents Sample classes: Dance, Public Speaking, Mini Society, Fun with Spanish, Fun with Science  Extension of core curricular standards  Differentiation of instruction

5  Social Science CP/Honors  English CP/Honors  Math:  7 th : Pre- Algebra CP/Honors  8 th : Algebra 1 CP/Honors, Geometry H (Geometry H=HS credit)  Science  7 th - Life Science CP ONLY  8 th - Physical Science CP/H  Physical Education  Electives:  Technology  Instrumental Music (band/strings)  Chorus  ASB (application required)  Yearbook/Journalism (application)  Spanish 1 CP (8 th grade ONLY)  H.S. credit on transcript  Prerequisites must be met

6  Students have representation and voting rights  Involved in: Leadership class Leadership class Planning ASB activities Planning ASB activities Fundraising Fundraising Community Service Community Service Recognition – Awards Recognition – Awards Operation of Student Store Operation of Student Store  Controls and approves all student funds  Student liaisons to administration, SSC, PTSA, plus Teen Center Advisory Council

7  District Band & Strings Festival  Concert Performances  Festivals and Competitions Beginning/Intermediate and Advanced Band  Build self confidence, express your creativity, learn communication and cooperation skills through music.

8  Quality program with vocally trained instructor  Students strengthen vocal skills/performance aptitudes  Unlocks creative potential  Students perform at the District Festivals and So. Cal. Competitions, including Disneyland

9  Students participate in skill building and academic elements  Differs from traditional elementary PE classes and activities  Students participate five days per week and earn “real” grades  Unique program that features fitness, and non- traditional sports such as golf, Frisbee, rugby, badminton, field hockey, and team handball  Physical Education Clothes –  students dress out daily and have assigned lockers

10  Boys/Girls Basketball (7 th and 8 th Grade)  Boys/Girls/Coed Volleyball (7 th and 8 th Grade)  Field Hockey Tournament  Boys Soccer  6 TH Grade days: Soccer and Basketball

11  Reward program for excellence or improvement in academics and citizenship  Gold Card – All “A” or “E”  Silver Card – “A” & “B”; “E” & “S”  Bronze Card – “A”, “B”, “C”; “E” & “S”

12  Offered in Grades  Conflict Resolution  Classroom Presentations  Bullying/Harassment  Peer Mediation  Growth Groups  College Preparatory Advisement

13  Students are placed first by core academic subjects  Each student has one elective plus PE ( 7 th and 8 th Graders may have two electives)  Classes are determined primarily based on academic needs

14  Annual and Trimester Awards  ASB Lunchtime Activities (LTA)  Art Club  Class of the Year (COTY) Activities  Math Counts  Outdoor School (6 th Grade)  Renaissance Program  Science Fair  Speech & Debate Club  Teen Center Leagues and Activities, including Dances (7 th & 8 th Grade only)  We the People Congressional Hearings (8 th grade social studies classes)  PTSA Club  Builder’s Club

15 “Course Preference Sheet” –March 2015: Completed in 5 th grade classes Middle school “tour” –May 2015: Students will go with their 5 th grade class to visit the middle school PE area Middle School Orientation –August 2015: Pick up class list, textbooks, PE clothes, ID card

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