Presentation on theme: "GARNET VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL"— Presentation transcript:
1 GARNET VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL GARNET VALLEY ELEMENTARYBETHEL SPRINGS ELEMENTARYTOGETHER WE AREGARNET VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
2 GARNET VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL WelcomeIntroductionsAdministrationDr. Kenneth L. Acker, PrincipalMr. Adam Penning, Assistant PrincipalMs. Dawn J. Papa, Assistant PrincipalCounselorsMrs. Christy FrancartMrs. Beth KellyMs. Wendy Xanthopoulos
3 Garnet Valley Middle School Mission The mission of Garnet Valley Middle School is to foster a positive and supportive culture, which appreciates the uniqueness of each individual in the learning process. To develop life-long learners, we will prepare students to be self-motivated, independent, reflective, and compassionate adolescents able to successfully evolve in the ever-changing world.
4 The Middle School Structure What is a team?A team is a small learning community of students and teachers.Developmentally appropriate for middle school age children.Each GVMS 6th Grade team represents approximately 90 of the 360 projected students.Each 6th grade team provides instruction in all academic areas of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.Teams are not leveled.
5 The Truth about Teams Students are assigned randomly. Each team is equal in student ability.All academic courses are offered on all teams.Teams make it easier for students to manage the middle school!
6 The Schedule Bell Schedule Homebase 7:30 – 7:38 Per. 1 7:40 – 8:24 Lunch 12:19 – 12:49Per. 7 (UA/HPE) 12:51 – 1:35Per. 8 (UA/HPE) 1:36 – 2:21Student Schedules are not provided in the summer mailing.HB/Team assignments will be provided in summer mailing
7 The Academic Program PA Core Curriculum Language ArtsMathScienceSocial StudiesStudents experience a full complement of specials.Unified ArtsHealth and Physical EducationWorld Language Rotation*
8 Grading A through F grading system. Online grade viewer. Power School Parent PortalFinal marking period grades will be available on Power School.
9 Mathematics 4 Academic Levels Accelerated Math* Enrichment Mathematics Level 1 MathematicsLevel 2 Mathematics*For qualifying students.The Math curriculum is aligned to PA Standards
10 Language Arts 3 Academic Levels: Enrichment Language Arts Language Arts, Level 1Language Arts, Level 2Meets daily for two periods.Curriculum aligned to PA Standards.
11 Science & Social Studies Heterogeneously groupedCurriculum focuses on Earth Science/Catastrophic EventsMethod of Instruction is Inquiry/Discovery Based Learning through laboratory investigationsSOCIAL STUDIESHeterogeneously groupedCurriculum focus on Geography and Ancient Civilizations.
12 3rd Period 6-Day Cycle (A,B,C,D,E,F) World Language (1 day out of 6) Trimester of French, Spanish, GermanApproximately 10 meetingsATP* for qualifying studentsBand/Chorus/OrchestraStudy HallSupported for Learning SupportSupported for Reading TechniquesSupported for Math TechniquesRemediationExample:A day: BandB day: ChorusC day: Team Study HallD day: World LanguageE day: Math TechniquesF day: Team Study Hall
13 Unified Arts/Health & PE One period of Unified Arts:5 Rotations (≈36 class meetings in each rotation)ArtFamily Consumer ScienceComputers/KeyboardingGeneral MusicTechnology EducationOne Period of:Health and Physical Education: Year Long
14 Band, Chorus and Orchestra Band, Chorus and Orchestra are GRADED classes and are selected at course request time.Chorus meets at a regularly schedule timeBand and Orchestra lessons are pull out lessons.Students are pulled from academic classes to meet with the teacher or group.
15 Annual author visits by well-known young adult authors. Library ServicesInstruction:Flexible schedule, allowing for optimum collaboration with classes and individuals.Guiding students through the research process as critical seekers and evaluators of information.Instruction in the ethical use of information: learning about plagiarism, note-taking, writing in one’s own words, and source citation.Developing Life-Long Readers:Curriculum-based library collection of >14,000 titles age-appropriate topics.Online resources: POWER Library databases and GVMS subscription databases. Annual author visits by well-known young adult authors.
16 Student Services Special Education (IEP Services) Available for students who qualify and are in need of specially designed instruction.Itinerant Support in regular education classrooms for support.Resource Room for students in need of Math and Language Arts support.Resource Room for Emotional, Autistic, & Life Skills Support.All students are fully Included for Social Studies, Science & Unified Arts.School Psychologist: Mr. Casper
17 Student Services Reading Techniques(in lieu of study hall) Reading Specialist: Mrs. CunninghamTeacher ReferralBasic or Below Basic score in Reading on the PSSAFully included in regular English classes.Direct instruction with Reading Specialist during 3rd period.Academically Talented Program (ATP)ATP Teachers: Miss Fledderman and Mr. ShultzFor Qualified Students with GIEP.Pull out during study hall period.Seminars based on selected topics.
18 Student Services Math Techniques(in lieu of study hall) Title One Math Teacher-Mrs. TerkanianBasic or Below Basic score in Math on the PSSAFully included in regular Math classes.Direct instruction with Math Teacher during 3rd period.
19 A Club Fair will be held during the month of September ClubsA Club Fair will be held during the month of SeptemberClubs and ActivitiesArt ClubCommunications Club (GVMS-TV)RoboticsDrama ClubBoard Games/Chess ClubLibrary ClubMath ClubOutdoors ClubStage CrewPeer MediationFilm ClubScience OlympiadEarly Act Service ClubStudent CouncilYearbook Club
20 Activities School- Based Activities Intramurals for 6th Grade (Team Sports)Parent/Student Thanksgiving Luncheon (November)Concerts (Winter and Spring)Spelling Bee (February)Assembly ProgramsRed RibbonAnti-BullyingVisiting Author
21 Guidance Services The Role of the Counselor Point person for concerns or questions regarding:programmingschedulingsocial/peersfamilyCounselors are case managers for students with 504 Service AgreementsCounselors may serve as an LEA for an IEP meetingCoordinates Parent ConferencesOccur on designated days during 8th period (1:36 to 2:21)Member of Student Assistance Program (SAP)
22 Guidance Services Groups Social Groups Making Friends Stress ManagementOrganizationClassroom LessonsOther Important Names in GuidanceGuidance Secretary: Mrs. FratturaStudent Assistance Program Coordinator: Mrs. FalconeSchool District Social Worker: Mrs. Smeins
23 Sept, Nov, Jan, March, May, June GVMS Home and SchoolPresident: Tracey Gibley and Beth MacKinnonVice President: Trish YoungSecretary: Maria SokalskyTreasurer: Elizabeth StoddardHSA MeetingsSept, Nov, Jan, March, May, JuneHSA Involvement6th Grade Activities7th/8th Grade Dances & Activities NightCareer DayFundraising Activities:gift card programcommunity cashback/fundraising nightsFlower SalesMarket DayPre-packaged School SuppliesSpiritwearWinter Craft Fair…and much more!23
24 Important Dates for Transition: Elementary to Middle March/April:Course Recommendations by 5th Grade teachersMay:Correspondence from the MS to 5th Grade ParentsInformation regarding MS course recommendationsInformation regarding upcoming transition events5th Grade Visitation: May 7thMay Counselor Lessons“Yikes” I’m going to Garnet Valley Middle School Book. :May 22-Last day for changes to teacher recommendations.
25 Transition Camp August 25th and 26th (2 days: Must attend both days) 8:30 to 11:30 amTeam BuildingScavenger HuntLearn the BuildingLocks and Lockers$25 Fee to cover the operating costs for the camp.Registration forms will be mailed in May with your course recommendations.Over 300 students participated in the camp last year with huge success!!
27 What we believe makes for a successful transition! Communication, Communication, CommunicationE-AlertsBroadcast messagingBe involved!Back to School NightField Trip ChaperonesHome and School participationFor Students…Student PlannersSupportive Parents
28 THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!! Tonight’s presentation will be available on-line at on the MS homepage.