Presentation on theme: "Doerre Intermediate School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Doerre Intermediate School Is it really that different?Presented by Doerre Counselorsand Administrators
2 Differences between Regulars, Pre-AP, and Pre-AP/GT
3 Homework will be a major part of nightly routine RegularsHomework will be a major part of nightly routineTeacher directed activities and learningDaily drill of new learningReview sheets often given before tests
4 Pre AP & Pre AP-GTIndependent learnersFaster paceIncreased homework levelApplication level questions and/or essay style testsActive participationSelf Motivated
5 6th grade GTMust have qualified based on previous screeningGT students may be asked to complete outside, independent research/project to be presented in the classroomTPSP project required
6 Exit Policy from Pre AP Courses Conference with TeacherExit at the end of first semesterIt 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 6th grade Bell Schedule 8:15-8:40AM Cafeteria 8:40-8:50AM Gym 8:50-8:58AM Locker then class5 minutes between classes (exclusively 6th graders)6th graders eat lunch with other 6th graders only
9 Typical 6th Grade Schedule English/Language Arts BlockMathScienceSocial StudiesPEElective
10 Language Arts Two periods per day with same teacher Spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, and composition skillsHomework assigned nightly
11 Math Must know multiplication and division facts prior to 6th grade Homework given nightlyBefore school tutorials/reviews available on test daysTextbook online resource (video tutorials, sample homework problems and practice quizzes)
12 Science General science Lab safety and experiments Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week
13 Social Studies Countries and cultures Map study Homework assigned 2 – 3 nights a week
14 Electives Art* Theater Arts Band* Choir* Orchestra* Power Math (required based on STAAR results)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 6th and 7th grade Dress out in their PE uniform dailyOff Campus PE program (paperwork required by June 11th, contact elementary school)*Category plus hours per week*Category plus hours per weekMust be a KISD approved off campus PE establishment
22 Social Growth Opportunities Doerre offers many new experiencesClubsStudent CouncilIntramuralsAcademic and Extracurricular Activities
23 Doerre Clubs Anime Club Campus Life Chess Club Culture Club DI (Destination Imagination)Doerre ScribesMath Club NJHSDoerre Chiefs / No Place for HateStudent Council (STUCO)Warriors for ChristOther 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 skillsMaster all math factsRead, read, read, especially during the summerNovelsNon-fictionCurrent events
26 How Can Parents Prepare? Talk with the 5th grade teachers about subject level placement (Regulars, Pre AP, Pre AP/GT)Help your child make a wise elective choiceBe 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 weeklyCheck Binder Reminder nightlyCheck teacher websitesDo not accept zeros as grades!
28 Who Do We Call For Help? Classroom teacher(s) Counselors – Mrs. Halverson (A-G)Mrs. Kirk (H-O)Mrs. Berumen (P-Z)Ms. Pietsch (Case Manager)6th grade Associate Principal –Dr. Kulhanek-Rochin (Ms. K)Principal – Mrs. Patin
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 11th at 3:00 pm. After that point, no changes can be honored.
31 Thank you for coming. Have a successful finish to 5th grade Thank you for coming! Have a successful finish to 5th grade!! See you in August!!