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8th Grade Back to School Night
Technology Resources at Mount View Middle School: Mount View Website : http://mvms.hcpss.org/ http://mvms.hcpss.org/ Library & Technology Resources: This site provides convenient access to all of the technology resources available at MVMS. http://mvms.hcpss.org/content/library-technology-resources Edmodo - Mount View’s class management system --Teachers will post daily homework assignment, class announcements, tests and project dates on their Edmodo pages. https://hcpss.edmodo.com/
Technology Resources at Mount View Middle School: Google Apps For Education (GAFE) - Online document storage and collaboration. Compose and edit documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. https://drive.google.com/a/hcpss.org/#my-drive Family Portal – Check your grades here. https://hcpss.me/fp/
U.S. History Tara Brennan and Dan Yetter Interns: Randi Jones & Nicholas Valenti Content Covered: From Colonization to Reconstruction
It’s All About the Skills! Develop Historical Thinking Skills: o Sourcing o Contextualization o Close Reading o Cross Checking/Corroboration By the end of the year, students should develop skills of: inferential thinking, interpretation, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
Science Amy Mastria Jenny Otto Content covered: Physics and Chemistry Assessment: Science MSA in the Spring
GT Science- Research Project - 8th grade continues with the second part of the project- Data analysis, Conclusion, Discussion and Presentation - This part is independent (so it is okay if your partners are not in your class) - New to GT will complete the first part of the project in student groups
English Language Arts Megan Remmel Steve Ammann Terry Bollard & Erich Raschid Interns: Monica Coleman, Beth Weith, and McKenna Wright
Units of Study: Exploring the Unknown: Science Fiction Flowers for Algernon (OG) Frankenstein (GT) The House of the Scorpion (GT) Love and Friendship: TragedyRomeo and Juliet Freedom: Speeches Historical Speeches The Giver (OG)
ELA: Writing and Grammar ●Students will work on writing in response to argument, narrative, and explanatory tasks. ●Grammar will be dispersed throughout the units.
Math Anshu Randhawa - Algebra, Common Core 8 Soojung Kim & Erich Raschid - Common Core 8 Kelsey Bassolino - Geometry GT, Seminar
What will my child study this year in Common Core 8? -The Number System & Exponents -Geometry -Analyzing Functions & Equations -Patterns of Association -Volume of Solids
What will my child study this year in Algebra? -Reasoning with Expressions and Equations -Linear and Exponential Relationships -Quadratic Functions and Modeling -Descriptive Statistics -Modeling with Other Functions
What will my child study this year in Geometry GT? -Transformations, Similarity, and Congruence -Triangles, Proof, and Similarity -Circles, Proof, and Construction -Extending to Three Dimensions -Applications of Probability
What assessment will my child take this year? This year is the first administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. Maryland will administer PARCC for the following grades and courses: Grades 3-8, Algebra I, Algebra II. Geometry will be assessed in future years.
Tell me more about the PARCC assessment. Assessments will cover ELA/Literacy and Math The test is administered in two parts: -Performance-Based Assessment (March) -End-Of-Year Assessment (mid-late May) Performance on each of these parts will be combined. Students will then receive a score of 1-5.
Which PARCC assessments are graduation requirements? -The PARCC Algebra I test is replacing the Algebra I/Data Analysis high school assessment (H.S.A.) test as a graduation requirement. This applies to all students taking Algebra I for the first time this year or in the future. -Students who have already taken the Algebra I/Data Analysis H.S.A. will continue to have the H.S.A. as their graduation requirement.
How can I find more information about what my child is learning? http://hcpssfamilymath.weebly.com/
High School, Here We Come! December: ●8th graders visit MRHS ●8th graders get course books ●Teachers make recommendations for 9th grade courses
MRHS 2019 January: ●8th graders get course selection sheets ●Course selections are due the end of January
Service Learning ●75 hours are required for High School Graduation. ●Multiple components will be completed in U.S. History, Science, English, and Math classes. ●These components together add up to 25 hours for their 8th grade year. Not doing a project would result in a loss of hours. ●A sweep project will be conducted for students who are new to Mount View and may need hours.
Eighth Grade Activities and Field Trips Genesee Valley: September 23 (Brennan) and 24 (Yetter): Outdoor Learning Center that emphasizes hands-on challenges and creative problem-solving scenarios where participants can learn many life skills necessary for both individual and team success. EXTENDED DAY – Pick up by 4:45 pm http://www.geneseevalley.org
Eighth Grade Activities and Field Trips Eighth Grade End of the Year Activities: June 2015- More information to come Harbor Cruise: Students will enjoy a three- hour cruise around the Baltimore Inner Harbor where students will connect many of the social studies themes they have discussed throughout the year.
Eighth Grade Activities and Field Trips Eighth Grade End of the Year Activities: June 2015- More information to come Eighth Grade Picnic: Students will celebrate their final year in middle school with an outdoor picnic style lunch and activities (MVMS)
Parents, thank you so much for coming tonight!!! What’s Next: Teacher Break out session