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W ELCOME 7 TH GRADERS AND N EW S TUDENTS TO PENN ’ S GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL A UGUST 2014 Mrs. Stenz and Mr. Canaday
I NTRODUCTIONS Mrs. Stenz, Principal Mr. Canaday, Assistant Principal Mrs. Miller, Guidance Counselor, 7 th Grade Mrs. Mahon, Guidance Counselor, 8 th Grade Mrs. Reilly, School Nurse Mr. Price, Athletic Director A Day in the Life of a Penn’s Grove Student…..
I MPORTANT U PCOMING D ATES o First Student Day is Monday, August 25 th o Open House will be held on September 18 th from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M o Parent Conferences: November 20 th and 24 th 4:00 to 7:30
PSSA/K EYSTONE W EEKS April 13-May 1 – PSSA Mid to late May – Algebra 1 – Keystone Exam Every effort should be made to not schedule appointments or vacations during these days. Absences during this week without a Drs. note will be considered unexcused.
N URSING D EPARTMENT Mrs. Reilly, firstname.lastname@example.org Medications Immunizations Emergency Contact Information Up-to-date
A THLETIC D EPARTMENT Mr. Price, AD, email@example.com August 18 th – Fall Sports Begin Schedule On-line PIAA Physical Form must be completed. See PG website. Physicals Valid after June 1, 2014 Contract: Behavior & Grades Athletic Fee $50.00
T EAMS There are three 7 th grade teams Sycamores Redwoods Elms
S TUDENT S CHEDULE Language Arts Math Social Studies Science Electives Or Elective and Math or Reading Intervention Class
E LECTIVES Art Piano Pop Culture Scientific Exploration Family and Consumer Science World Language Required: Gym and Health Engineering 1
G YM C LASS The requirement: 2 Marking Periods (everyday) with combination Health Shorts or sweat pants and a t-shirt or sweatshirt Sneakers must be worn with laces tied No jeans or street clothes. Unprepared for class will result in an alternative writing assignment All jewelry must be removed Medical exemptions must be provided to school nurse
C LUBS @ THE END OF THE DAY Band Chorus Choral Ensemble Jazz Band Helping Hands Memory Book Newspaper Terra-Cycle Student Council Jazz Ensemble Envirothon (Jan. 2015) Some clubs are available based on volunteer basis by our teachers. Some clubs may require additional after school hours and require after school parent transportation. Some clubs may require a selection process.
S TUDENT S CHEDULE 7:25 Students dismissed to homeroom 7:33 Two minute warning bell 7:35-7:45 Homeroom 7:47-8:35 Period 1 8:37-9:25 Period 2 9:27-10:15 Period 3 10:17-11:05 Period 4 11:07-11:55 Period 5 11:57-12:45 Period 6 12:47-1:35 Period 7 1:37-2:25 Period 8 (Announcements & Dismissal)
E NTERING P ENN ’ S G ROVE @ 7:00 Bus riders enter the door near the cafeteria. Car riders enter the doors at the event entrance. Where to wait for the morning bell! Cafeteria for breakfast Sit in the auditorium Please try and remember your bus on the first day of school
A FTER THE MORNING B ELL R INGS Dismissed to go to your locker You will get a few minutes at your lockers to get ready for morning classes Then you are to report to your homeroom by 7:35
7 TH G RADE H ALLWAY AND L OCKERS o Upstairs o Share hallway with 3 teams o You will be dismissed and accepted into your core classrooms in a line o You will get a couple minutes a few times throughout the day to stop by your locker in between classes *Hint: It is SO much easier to find your books in an organized locker!!*
S TUDENT L UNCH T IME Lunch: Walked to Lunch in Line Walked from Lunch in Line to Homeroom Raise hands MAY SIT WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
A CADEMIC L ABORATORY Start 1:37 Attendance Entered in Power School Daily Bring all belongings for dismissal Complete specific assignments Read silently Attend assigned Club Dismiss to busses
D ISMISSAL Announcement 2:15-2:25 Lockers Exit to Buses: Garfield Street Pick-up by Parent: S. 5 th Street After School Activities: Report Designated Locations ONLY students participating in a supervised activity may remain after 2:25
G UIDANCE D EPARTMENT Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Mahon Middle School Life Grades and Progress Conflict Resolution Social and Emotional Health Bullying/Cyber bullying
G RADING o Grades will be reported at the midterm and end of each marking period. o Teachers will explain their grading procedures during Opening House and Syllabus. o Encourage scheduling team meetings as needed The grading scale for the middle school is: A+ 100-97B+ 89-87C+ 79-77D+ 69-67 A 96-93B 86-83C 76-73D 66-65 A- 92-90 B- 82-80C- 72-70F 64-0
G RADE C RITERIA Performance Assessments – tests, quizzes, skill based performance measures (70%) Formative Assessments – class work, in-class assignments, class participation (20%) Satisfactory completion of homework (no more than 10%)
H ONOR R OLL Distinguished Honor Roll: GPA of 4.0 or higher with no grades below a B- or 80% High Honor Roll: GPA of 3.99 to 3.6 with no grades below a B- or 80% Honor Roll: GPA of 3.59 to 3.0 with no grades below a C- or 70% Two Field Trips: Honor Roll Field Trip is based on GPA during MPs 1 and 2. (April 2015) School Wide Trip is based on demonstrating PRIDE during second semester. Personal cost $70- $90 dollars No Out-of-School Suspension/In-School-Suspension
A WARD A SSEMBLIES End of each Marking Period Grades Social Skills Athletics Accomplishments Families are welcome!
S CHOOL - WIDE P OSITIVE B EHAVIOR Teachers will present PRIDE lessons Classroom, Hallway, Cafeteria, Bus, Locker Room and Special Events Penn’s Grove PRIDE through the Principal’s 200 Club “Stinger” ticket to any student exemplifying one of the 4 characteristics Magnet will be placed at the number picked 10 magnets in a row, those 10 students win the Mystery Motivator
S TUDENT ’ S E XPECTATIONS Follow the principles of PRIDE Engage in learning activities Take responsibility for his/her own behavior Be courteous Respect the personal, civil, and property rights Attend school regularly, on time, and prepared to learn Complete assignments on time Seek alternatives to verbal or physical conflicts Speak appropriately Exhibit self-control Cooperate with others Behave ethically
Policies and Procedures
S TUDENT A GENDA B OOK AGENDA MUST REMAIN INTACT IT IS YOUR PASS FOR THE HALL STUDENTS NOT HAVING THEIR AGENDA ARE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY CONSEQUENCES
G RADING Grading Timeline: End of First Marking Period 10/30/14 End of Second Marking Period 1/22/15 End of Third Marking Period 3/31/15 End of Fourth Marking Period 6/9/15 We encourage parent meetings as needed.
G RADING Any student who has failed one core subject (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies), will be required to attend and pass an on-line middle school credit recovery class to be promoted Personal cost for tuition
E LECTRONIC D EVICES Turned off and left in locker during the school day. Parents contact main office to leave messages for students. 1 st offense – electronic device is confiscated and given to an administrator. Student may retrieve after 2:30 pm. 2 nd offense – electronic device is confiscated and given to an administrator. Parent may retrieve after 2:30 pm 3 rd and all subsequent offenses – electronic device is confiscated and given to an administrator. Parent may retrieve after 2:30 pm. Student is assigned to ISS.
D RESS C ODE Oxford students are expected to dress tastefully and appropriately for weather conditions. Tops – Must have sleeves, cover midriffs, no cleavage Bottoms – High enough to cover all undergarments, long enough to mid-thigh Shoes – Cover entire foot, No flip-flops or slippers. Sandals are allowed; however, they must have a strap around the back.
A TTENDANCE All absence notes are due into the office within 3 days. Students are to bring the notes to the office before homeroom. Failure to send in notes will result in the absence being marked unexcused and letters will be sent. After second unexcused absence, a Truancy Elimination Plan meeting (TEP) will be offered. After 3 letters, citations will be issued. Priors – If you know that your student will be missing school, i.e. for vacations, a request for absence should be made at least ONE WEEK in advance for administrators approval and teacher notification.
E XCESSIVE A BSENCES Excessive absences – students that accumulate 10 absences throughout the school year (for any reason) will be put on Drs. note and Drs. notes will be required for ALL future absences. Failure to produce Drs. notes will result in absences being unexcused. Citations for truancy will be issued.
E ARLY D ISMISSAL /T ARDINESS Notes for early dismissal should be brought to the office prior to homeroom. Tardiness – In homeroom by 7:35 each morning. Students arriving after 7:35 must report to the office to sign in. 4 th unexcused tardy, a referral will be made to the administration for disciplinary action. Habitually tardy students may face disciplinary measures.