3CM²S MissionTo provide each and every student a challenging educational experience in a safe, collaborative, and trusting environment that celebrates diversity, promotes self-discipline, and fosters responsible citizenship to ensure success in the 21st century.
4School supplies needed CM²S FactsSchool MascotTrojanSchool ColorsGreen & GoldSchool Hours7:35-2:20Agenda Fee$5.00School supplies neededTeacher list available
5CLUBS/ACTIVITIES Yearbook Arts Booster WTRJ Sports (7th & 8th Grade Only)Student Council (6th, 7th & 8th)French ClubSpanish ClubOdyssey of the MindRoboticsNational Junior Beta ClubBandStringsOrchestraScience OlympiadMath Count
6CM²S6th graders are not eligible to participate in middle school sports. All 6th graders are encouraged to show School Spirit and Trojan pride by attending games.Students must arrange transportation with a parent in order to attend games.
8Dressing for SuccessOur code of student conduct prohibits disruptive, provocative, revealing, profane, vulgar, offensive, obscene or unsafe clothing or bodily appearances.Examples- Don't wear:exposed undergarmentssagging pantssee-through or excessively short, tight or revealing clothesbare midriff or strapless shirtsclothing with lewd, indecent or vulgar messages or illustrationsclothing that advertises products or services illegal to minorshead coveringschains, spikes or other accessories that could be perceived as or used as a weaponclothing that violates the school system's policies against gang and gang-related activities
9Transportation Bus Route Information Available August 18, 2014 onCheck to see which bus route your child ridesNot assigned a bus?Request service atAdditional AssistanceNo Internet Access
10Important Information Students are not permitted to ride any bus other than the one assigned by transportation.Notes will NOT be accepted requesting students ride another bus.Parents must make arrangements for students if they will not be riding their assigned bus.
11LockersStudents will be assigned a lock and locker during the first week of school.Lockers are the property of the school.Students will be provided with time to practice using their lock in the classroom.Lost locks will result in school fine.
12Class Information CORE CLASSES Consist of instruction in Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.ElectivesImportant part of the Carnage academic program.Students choose electives at the beginning of the school year.The staff tries diligently to meet all student requests. However, not every student can receive his/her first choice.
13Typical Sixth Grade Day Four core classes per day.Three elective per day.Lunch PeriodStudents may attend tutoring during lunch.
14Schedule Changes will be made under the following conditions: The student is missing a classThe student has not met prerequisite for a courseBalancing class sizesRequest for a schedule change due topersonal preference will not be considered!!
15AbsencesParents of absent students should have the student bring a note on the day that he/she returns to school.All notes should be given to student services, and include the reason for absence, and date(s) of absence.
16Tardy Policy-Trojans on Time Students have 4 minutes to transition between classes.1st - Warning2nd -3rd - Parent Contact4th- 6th - Lunch Detention & Parent Contact7th - Administrative Referral
17Home base/Power School is HERE!!! Please BE PATIENT!It is constantly being updatedStudents stay on top of assignments, parents are able to participate in their child's progress, and teachers can instantly share information from their gradebook with parents and students.Families with multiple students can also set up their accounts to view all of their students at one time, with one login.
18Parent/Teacher Communication Contact Team Leader to schedule a parent/teacher conference:6th Grade- Mrs. Zeches and Mrs. KuzmickiConferences can be scheduled during the teachers’ planning periods.NOTE: Parents please do not “drop by” for a conference. You will be asked to make an appt. for a later date.You may also communicate with your child’s teachers via (see school’s web-site)If you have any questions about your child’s academic/social development you may also contact your child’s counselor (Deborah Davis).
19School Counselor Individual counseling Group counseling Classroom guidanceAcademic, college, and career counselingAssisting students in developing an academic planInterpreting standardized test resultsGrief and crisis counselingResponding to and assisting with crisesDeveloping confidential relationships with studentsAdvocating for studentsPromoting and monitoring student success in a collaborative mannerHelping students overcome barriers to learningProviding preventive and intervention strategies for student successFacilitating parent/teacher conferencesServing as a resource to students of available community opportunitiesServing as a resource for school staff and parentsServing as a resource for community referralsProviding parent and community outreachFostering a positive school environment by embracing and promoting diversity
20Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBiS) A systems approach for establishing the social culture and individualized behavioral supports needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students
22Supporting Social Competence and Academic Achievement OUTCOMESSupportingStaff BehaviorSupportingDecisionMakingKey Points:This graphic describes the interplay between the three elements needed to achieve desired outcomes. Each system supports the other. What makes PBS different is that all three parts must be addressed to create sustainable changePractices-support student behaviorSystems-support adult behavior (which must change first)Data-supports decision makingSchools usually focus only on changing practices, but then no one follows though on suggested changes WHY? Because if you don’t think about how to support the adults to make the necessary changes they will be less likely to do it. This requires changing the systems . Also if you make changes that are not based on real meaningful data, the changes will feel irrelevant to staff and they will be less likely to follow thoughTo maximize effectiveness we must implement all three.SYSTEMSDATAPRACTICESSupporting Student Behavior
23Field TripsField trips and other activities will be scheduled throughout the year. Attendance of field trips and activities may be denied due to behavior or academic concerns as applicable.Dates and details will be distributed as they become available.