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1 Doerre Intermediate School Is it really that different? Presented by Doerre Counselors and Administrators

2 Differences between Regulars, Pre-AP, and Pre-AP/GT

3 Regulars Homework will be a major part of nightly routine Homework will be a major part of nightly routine Teacher directed activities and learning Teacher directed activities and learning Daily drill of new learning Daily drill of new learning Review sheets often given before tests Review sheets often given before tests

4 Pre AP & Pre AP-GT Independent learners Independent learners Faster pace Faster pace Increased homework level Increased homework level Application level questions and/or essay style tests Application level questions and/or essay style tests Active participation Active participation Self Motivated Self Motivated

5 6 th grade GT Must have qualified based on previous screening Must have qualified based on previous screening GT students may be asked to complete outside, independent research/project to be presented in the classroom GT students may be asked to complete outside, independent research/project to be presented in the classroom TPSP project required TPSP project required

6 Exit Policy from Pre AP Courses Conference with Teacher Conference with Teacher Exit at the end of first semester Exit at the end of first semester It is recommended that the parent contacts the teacher for a conference if the student is not making a “C” average in the Pre AP curriculum It is recommended that the parent contacts the teacher for a conference if the student is not making a “C” average in the Pre AP curriculum

7 6 th grade Bell Schedule 8:15-8:40AM Cafeteria 8:15-8:40AM Cafeteria 8:40-8:50AM Gym 8:40-8:50AM Gym 8:50-8:58AM Locker then class 8:50-8:58AM Locker then class 5 minutes between classes (exclusively 6 th graders) 5 minutes between classes (exclusively 6 th graders) 6 th graders eat lunch with other 6 th graders only 6 th graders eat lunch with other 6 th graders only

8 Subjects & Electives

9 Typical 6 th Grade Schedule 1. English/Language Arts Block 2. English/Language Arts Block 3. Math 4. Science 5. Social Studies 6. PE 7. Elective

10 Language Arts Two periods per day with same teacher Two periods per day with same teacher Spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, and composition skills Spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, and composition skills Homework assigned nightly Homework assigned nightly

11 Math Must know multiplication and division facts prior to 6 th grade Must know multiplication and division facts prior to 6 th grade Homework given nightly Homework given nightly Before school tutorials/reviews available on test days Before school tutorials/reviews available on test days Textbook online resource (video tutorials, sample homework problems and practice quizzes) Textbook online resource (video tutorials, sample homework problems and practice quizzes)

12 Science General science General science Lab safety and experiments Lab safety and experiments Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week

13 Social Studies Countries and cultures Countries and cultures Map study Map study Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week

14 Electives Art* Art* Theater Arts Theater Arts Band* Band* Choir* Choir* Orchestra* Orchestra* Power Math (required based on STAAR results) Power Math (required based on STAAR results) PATH – Next Step PATH – Next Step *Requires fees and/or instrument rental *Band and Orchestra will send letters in late March for instrument selection dates and times.

15 Physical Education 6 th and 7 th grade 6 th and 7 th grade Dress out in their PE uniform daily Dress out in their PE uniform daily Off Campus PE program (paperwork required by June 11 th, contact elementary school) Off Campus PE program (paperwork required by June 11 th, contact elementary school) *Category plus hours per week *Category plus hours per week Must be a KISD approved off campus PE establishment

16 Home School Communication

17 Binder Reminder Available at Doerreintation Available at Doerreintation Use to record assignments Use to record assignments Teacher and parent can communicate through binder reminder Teacher and parent can communicate through binder reminder

18 Progress Reports 4 th Thursday of each 6 weeks 4 th Thursday of each 6 weeks Distributed during 7 th period Distributed during 7 th period

19 Teacher Communication Individual Conference Individual Conference

20 Open House Fall and Spring semester Fall and Spring semester Fall Open House allows parents to walk through their student’s schedule Fall Open House allows parents to walk through their student’s schedule Spring Open House has different scheduled activities to visit Spring Open House has different scheduled activities to visit

21 Social Growth Opportunities

22 Doerre offers many new experiences Clubs Clubs Student Council Student Council Intramurals Intramurals Academic and Extracurricular Activities Academic and Extracurricular Activities

23 Doerre Clubs Anime Club Anime Club Campus Life Campus Life Chess Club Chess Club Culture Club Culture Club DI (Destination Imagination) DI (Destination Imagination) Doerre Scribes Doerre Scribes Math Club Math Club NJHS NJHS Doerre Chiefs / No Place for Hate Doerre Chiefs / No Place for Hate Student Council (STUCO) Student Council (STUCO) Warriors for Christ Warriors for Christ Other ways to get involved: Try out for sports (football, volleyball, basketball, track, cross country, swimming, cheerleading, etc.) Join the choir, orchestra or band! Participate in Theater Arts productions. Compete in drawing and writing competitions! Other ways to get involved: Try out for sports (football, volleyball, basketball, track, cross country, swimming, cheerleading, etc.) Join the choir, orchestra or band! Participate in Theater Arts productions. Compete in drawing and writing competitions!

24 Students Can Prepare By… Begin now to strengthen organizational skills Begin now to strengthen organizational skills Master all math facts Master all math facts Read, read, read, especially during the summer Read, read, read, especially during the summerNovelsNon-fiction Current events

25 Parent Strategies

26 How Can Parents Prepare? Talk with the 5 th grade teachers about subject level placement (Regulars, Pre AP, Pre AP/GT) Talk with the 5 th grade teachers about subject level placement (Regulars, Pre AP, Pre AP/GT) Help your child make a wise elective choice Help your child make a wise elective choice Be patient and let your child accept responsibility along with the natural consequences! Be patient and let your child accept responsibility along with the natural consequences!

27 What Can You Do To Make Your Doerre Student Successful? Check Parent Connection weekly Check Parent Connection weekly Check Binder Reminder nightly Check Binder Reminder nightly Check teacher websites Check teacher websites Do not accept zeros as grades! Do not accept zeros as grades!

28 Who Do We Call For Help? Classroom teacher(s) Classroom teacher(s) Counselors – Counselors – Mrs. Halverson (A-G) Mrs. Kirk (H-O) Mrs. Berumen (P-Z) Ms. Pietsch (Case Manager) 6 th grade Associate Principal – 6 th grade Associate Principal – Dr. Kulhanek-Rochin (Ms. K) Principal – Mrs. Patin Principal – Mrs. Patin

29 Additional Resources Student Handbook Student Handbook Class Rules Class Rules Project guidelines/Grading sheets Project guidelines/Grading sheets Doerre Website Doerre Website

30 Last Day for Schedule Change The last day for any schedule change, including both elective change and level change (Pre AP to regulars) will be June 11 th at 3:00 pm. After that point, no changes can be honored. The last day for any schedule change, including both elective change and level change (Pre AP to regulars) will be June 11 th at 3:00 pm. After that point, no changes can be honored.

31 Thank you for coming! Have a successful finish to 5 th grade!! See you in August!!


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