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1 SENECA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL HOME OF THE THUNDERBOLTS!

2 Your SRMS Family Mr. McDermott Principal Ms. Lewis Assistant Principal Mrs. Patton Assistant Principal Mr. Campbell Dean Mrs. Patel Counselor Ms. Chung House Secretary

3 6 th Grade: Welcome to House C! Locker area, restrooms, classrooms Dean, Counselor, Secretary Teams Language arts, Science, History, Math

4 SRMS Hours of Operation Doors open at 8:15 am for students Classes begin at 8:30 am The school day ends at 3:18 pm After-school activities from 3:20 to 4:20 pm

5 Block Scheduling 8 blocks total  1-4 (A-day)  5-8 (B-day) D.E.A.R. Language Arts every day  S.A.M.S. every other day for 30 to 45 min Math, Science, Social Studies, Health/PE, Art/Keyboarding, and Music every other day Each block is 90 minutes Music block  45 minutes music instruction  45 minutes Resource time 30 minutes for lunch

6 MRS. PATEL Samantha Student 27-AUG-12 07/04/01

7 PBIS Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Recognizing positive behavior Incentives for students

8 Report Cards &Interims Report cards every 9 weeks Interims halfway through each quarter Must pass 3 of the 4 core subject areas (Math, English, Science, Social Studies) to be promoted to the next grade

9 After School Activities Clubs Intramural Sports After-school help Activity bus available four days/week

10 SRMS Math Courses currently offered:  Math 6 –Grade level math Topics: fraction and integer arithmetic & estimation, multi-step problem solving, solving linear equations, geometry, and applications of probability  Accelerated Math 6 and Math 7 - Algebra 1 Prep Topics: All of Math 6 topics will be covered in addition to: algebraic expressions, investigating linear relationships, solving multi-step equations & inequalities, and working with formulas

11 SRMS Math How do I know which class my child should take?  Teacher Recommendations (best predictor of success)  IAAT scores  SOL scores

12 SRMS Math How do I help my child prepare for middle school math?  Memorize addition and subtraction facts  Memorize multiplication and division facts  Work on simplifying and finding equivalent fractions  Work on adding and subtracting fractions

13 SRMS Homework Meaningful, authentic, and consistent with the middle school concept Instructional framework in place which helps students embrace this approach

14 How can you help your child succeed in middle school? Attendance Checking your student’s planner Read with your family Communication with the school  School web page:  CLARITY

15 Considerations for 6 th grade course selection What subjects interest my child? What is my child’s reading level? Is my child motivated to work independently? Is my child a concrete thinker or an abstract thinker? Is my child an enthusiastic learner? Balanced approach Determination is the best predictor of success.

16 Mid-March – Elementary schools submit recommendations to Seneca Ridge Monday, August 27 th- First day of school!

17 We’re all in this together! Thanks for your help and support!

18 Questions????


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