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1 6 th Grade Parent Orientation Milford Middle School “Where Great Things Happen Every Day!”

2 Orientation Process Milford Guidance Counselors and a student panel will visit each elementary school sharing information about life at the middle level and review course selection. May 14 during the day—5 th graders will visit Milford for their Student Orientation Summer Orientation

3 TEACHERS Team 6 White  Mrs. Boerner – RELA and Social Studies  Mrs. Weinstein – RELA and Math  Mrs. Bauer – RELA and Science Team 6 Blue  Mr. Beil – RELA and Math  Mrs. Mushrush – Learning Support  Mrs. Wenhold – RELA and Social Studies  Dr. Woodbury – RELA and Science

4 Keys to Success P – L – A – Y - Prepare - LISTEN - ACHIEVE - YOU

5 TYPICAL DAY FOR A SIXTH GRADER  Homeroom  Period 1 – Mathematics  Period 2 – Science  Period 3 – Art/Computer Lit  Lunch  Period 4 – Social Studies  Period 5 – Physical Education/Music  Period 6 – RELA  Resource.

6 RESOURCE Period Purpose is to extend learning or offer remediation. Students can make up work. Library is available. Students can meet with teachers to ask questions about assignments.

7 RELATED ARTS Band and Chorus General Music Library Research Skills Physical Education Art and Computer Literacy – Grade 6

8 GRADING Grades will be shown by assignments that are linked to learning targets. Grading Scale A = 100 – 90 B = 89 – 80 C = 79 – 70 D = 69 – 65 F = 65 and lower

9 CHARACTER RESPECT All students are expected to treat each other with respect All students will treat adults in the building with respect All students will respect themselves by doing their best and being their best! RESPONSIBILITY Homework is done every night to the best of their ability Work well in groups and participate in class Bring all materials to school to be prepared for the day

10 CYBER CLASSES Opportunity for students to take one or more courses in a cyber environment while also taking other classes in a traditional classroom setting Increased opportunities for enrichment, acceleration and remediation

11 CHARACTERISTICS OF A CYBER LEARNER Self-Motivated and Self-Disciplined Learner Internal Locus of Control (Believes they can be successful) Able to communicate through writing Experienced working on a computer Visual Learner Critical Thinker Prefer to learn on a computer

12 MILFORD MATTERS Character Education Program Anti-bullying Team building Leadership Characteristics of a Successful student: Respect, Responsibility, Trust, Perseverance, Citizenship, Caring

13 ACTIVITIES Band, Chorus, Bells, Jazz Band, Musical, Milford Singers TSA Photography,Yearbook Reading Olympics and Academic Challenge Student Council and Homeroom Representatives Cheerleading

14 LOCKERS Students will receive lockers at summer orientation. Lockers can be accessed: Before homeroom Before and after lunch End of the day

15 LUNCH Students will have a half hour for lunch. Students may sit where they want. All sixth graders eat together. Student lunch = $3.00 Meal Plan – account is the same as elementary school. A la carte items sold separately.

16 BUSES Students are dropped off in the back of the school by the gym. Students report to gym until bell. Parent drop off is in the front of the school. At the end of the day, students report to the back of the school to board buses in parking lot.

17 SUPPLIES A large binder with dividers or separate 1” binders for each subject 2 spiral bound notebooks for Social Studies – 1 per each half of the year Supply of #2 pencils Small pencil case or zipper pouch Supply of erasers Supply of lined notebook paper (with holes) Supply of glue sticks One colored pencil set & highlighters

18 SUPPLIES (CONTINUED) Basic functions calculator, similar to Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS Ear buds for use with computer programs Flash Drive (not mandatory, but helpful)

19 Summer Reading 2014 The goals: 1. To grow as learners. The more you read, the more interesting life becomes! 2. To create a community of readers. 3. To share good books and encourage others to read them. 4. To generate discussions with peers and teachers.

20 Summer Reading Assignment 1. Select at least 1 book from the Summer Reading List. 2. Read the book(s)! Choose the one you will share in the fall. 3. Use the graphic organize or sticky notes and complete the task you chose to share your summer work. When you return to school, on a designated day early in September, students will meet in discussion groups with classmates who have read the same book. 4. This assignment will be evidence for standard Comprehension and Collaboration

21 Book Selection Fourmile by Watt Key Twelve-year-old Foster knows in his gut that Dax Ganey, the man dating his widowed mother, is a bad seed. Then a mysterious stranger arrives at their Alabama farm, a former Army Ranger in Iraq rambling across the country, and Foster believes he has found an ally against Dax. The stranger proves a fascinating mentor, full of wisdom and secrets

22 So B. It by Sarah Weeks Although she lives an unconventional lifestyle with her mentally disabled mother and their doting neighbor, Bernadette, Heidi has a lucky streak that has a way of pointing her in the right direction. When a mysterious word in her mother′s vocabulary begins to haunt her, Heidi′s thirst for the truth leads her on a cross-country journey in search of the secrets of her past.

23 The Graveyard Book By Neil Gaiman In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place— he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

24 The Boy Who Invented TV by Kathleen Krull An inspiring true story of a boy genius. This fascinating picture-book biography of Philo Farnsworth covers his early interest in machines and electricity, leading up to how he put it all together in one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century.

25 Midnight for Charlie Bone By Jenny Nimmo Charlie Bone has discovered an unusual gift-he can hear people in photographs talking! His scheming aunts decide to send him to Bloor Academy, a school for genius's where he uses his gifts to discover the truth despite all the dangers that lie ahead.

26 COMMUNICATION Milford Web Page Monthly Newsletters Twitter (#MMSGreatThings) Phone: 215-529-2210 Email – Principal: Assistant: Guidance:

27 UPCOMING EVENTS Summer 6 TH grade orientation – August 26, 2014 from 9:00-11:00 AM. September 18, 2014 – Open house Questions

28 MILFORD’S MISSION Milford Middle School is committed to promoting high expectations in academics, school, and community activities while developing mutual respect and personal responsibility.

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