Presentation on theme: "2014 – th GRADE W E L C O M E TO CINCO RANCH JUNIOR HIGH"— Presentation transcript:
1 2014 – 2015 6th GRADE W E L C O M E TO CINCO RANCH JUNIOR HIGH Elizabeth Kuylen, Principal
2 Counselor: Julie Atwood C R J HAssistant Principal:Doug McRoreyCounselor: Julie Atwood
3 School Colors: Maroon and School Mascot: CoyoteSchool Colors: Maroon andGoldGO COYOTES!!
4 DIFFERENT from 6th grade? How is 5th gradeDIFFERENT from 6th grade?School starts at 7:30 and ends at 2:358 classes per dayclasses are 45 minutes long5 minutes between classes5 core classes (English, Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science)1 electiveP.E. and Advisory
5 Go from class to class, restroom, lunch, and P.E. by yourself Continue: DifferencesAdvisory periodP.E. – Every dayGo from class to class, restroom, lunch, and P.E. by yourselfChallenge/GT – Not one day a week, but every day in certain subjectsPep ralliesIntramural sports
6 Lockers (book locker and P.E. locker) Continue:Lockers (book locker and P.E. locker)Tardies – need to get to class on timeNo recessMore homework than in elementaryLunch - sit anywhereSnack bar
7 6th Grade ElectivesArtBeginning Band (30 min. practice)Beginning ChoirBeginning Orchestra (30 min. practice)Theatre I
8 Typical 6th Grade Day Period Subject Room # 1 Math 157 2 English 154 3 Science1394BandBand Hall6LLunch10:50-11:20Cafeteria5Reading1556P.E.Gym7Advisory1458Social Studies
9 Choosing Courses Three Class Formats: Academic – on grade level, more time to review concepts, prepares students for high schoolPreAP – More challenging, fast paced, requires independent learning, prepares students for AP classes in high schoolGT – In 6th grade, same as PreAP classes. Must be screened and identified
10 Academic, PreAP, or Both?Each type of class is designed to help students be successful.Students may take a combination of Academic and PreAP.Reading/English must both be academic or both PreAP.Please seek the advice of your child’s teacher.Think about your child’s:interestsstrengths/weaknessescommitments outside of the class daywork ethic/study habitsgrades/grades your child likes to achieve
11 Academic Works more accurately at a normal pace Would benefit from repetition and reviewsMay need extra prompting or remindersSometimes feels overwhelmed with the homework loadMay need additional organizational assistanceWould feel more successful at the Academic level
12 PreAp Teacher recommended Self motivated Independent learner and workerAble to learn at an accelerated paceTypically an A studentGood organizational skills and plans ahead
13 Large difference in number of PreAP MathLarge difference in number ofobjectives covered5th grade – about 60 objectives6th grade Academic – about 64 objectives6th grade PreAP – over 90 objectives with somebeing 7th grade objectivesPreAP level of instruction will focus onpreparation for taking Algebra I in 8th grade.
14 What Students Say About PreAP/GT You need to enjoy the subject and like to learn.You will learn something new each day, so you better be used to going fast.Test are really difficult if you don’t study.Expect homework everydayYou need to listen closely in class and be organized.
15 Ability, interests, time commitments Organizational skills When deciding course level, remember to consider student’s:Current gradesAbility, interests, time commitmentsOrganizational skillsSeek advice from your student’s teacher.
16 Course Selection Sheet Due to Homeroom Teacher byTuesday, January 28thIf you are moving or planning to move, you must fill it out anyway!
17 What happens after course selections have been entered in the computer? Course Verifications are sent to elementary teachers in late April or early May (list of courses student/parent selected and entered in our computer system….It is not a schedule.Any corrections and changes will be marked in red pen by parent at this time.Send corrected form back with child to homeroom teacher.If we do not receive a form back, then we believe no corrections were needed.
18 Then What? Before school starts, students will be able to: Attend Pup CampAttend Coyote CountdownPick up their schedule and get lockerPurchase school supplies, planners, spirit wearPay their P.E. fees ($15)Organize their lockerPractice their locker combination
19 Other InformationPlease refer to your Course Catalog for information regarding the description of courses6th grade Intramurals available for 6th grade (coaches announce specific dates and sports)Athletics ONLY for 7th & 8th grade.If a 6th grader wants to try out for cheerleader or mascot at the end of their 6th grade year, they must have been a member of the Pep Squad during 6th grade and attend 6 events.
20 What is UIL? UIL stands for University Interscholastic League “No Pass/No Play”Includes all extracurricular activities(examples: field trips, contests, games, concerts)UIL works this way: Failing grades earned on report cards cause a student to be ineligibleGrades earned on progress reports can regain eligibility, but will never cause ineligibilityIncompletes also make you ineligible until the grade is entered and confirmed
21 On-Line Grades On-Line Grades located on the Katy ISD website under HAC (Home Access Center)Progress ReportsReport cardsParents will have PIN#to access their child’sinformation.
22 Communications Weekly Newsletter “The Howler” – every Friday Sign up for E-newsWebsites – CRJH, Teacher WebsBulletin Boards/ Welcome areaAdvisory Announcements -CNNMailingsTime tracker/Daily PlannerFirst Day packets
23 T T The Junior High World You are welcome to have lunch with your child.You can contact your child’s teachers, counselor, or assistant principal if you have questions.Parent involvement is strongly encouraged.