Presentation on theme: "SENECA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL HOME OF THE THUNDERBOLTS!"— Presentation transcript:
1SENECA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL HOME OF THE THUNDERBOLTS!
2Your SRMS Family Mrs. Patel Counselor Mr. Campbell Dean Ms. Chung Mr. McDermottPrincipalMrs. PattonAssistant PrincipalMs. LewisAssistant PrincipalMrs. PatelCounselorMr. CampbellDeanMs. ChungHouse Secretary
36th Grade: Welcome to House C! Locker area, restrooms, classrooms Dean, Counselor, SecretaryTeamsLanguage arts, Science, History, Math
4SRMS Hours of Operation Doors open at 8:15 am for studentsClasses begin at 8:30 amThe school day ends at 3:18 pmAfter-school activities from 3:20 to 4:20 pm
5Block Scheduling 8 blocks total D.E.A.R. Language Arts every day 1-4 (A-day)5-8 (B-day)D.E.A.R.Language Arts every dayS.A.M.S. every other day for 30 to 45 minMath, Science, Social Studies, Health/PE, Art/Keyboarding, and Music every other dayEach block is 90 minutesMusic block45 minutes music instruction45 minutes Resource time30 minutes for lunch
7PBIS Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Recognizing positive behaviorIncentives for students
8Report Cards &Interims Report cards every 9 weeksInterims halfway through each quarterMust pass 3 of the 4 core subject areas (Math, English, Science, Social Studies) to be promoted to the next gradeShow picture of interim dates
9After School Activities ClubsIntramural SportsAfter-school helpActivity bus available four days/week
10SRMS 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 probabilityAccelerated 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
11SRMS Math How do I know which class my child should take? Teacher Recommendations (best predictor of success)IAAT scoresSOL scores
12SRMS Math How do I help my child prepare for middle school math? Memorize addition and subtraction factsMemorize multiplication and division factsWork on simplifying and finding equivalent fractionsWork on adding and subtracting fractions
13SRMS HomeworkMeaningful, authentic, and consistent with the middle school conceptInstructional framework in place which helps students embrace this approach
14How can you help your child succeed in middle school? AttendanceChecking your student’s plannerRead with your familyCommunication with the schoolSchool web page:CLARITY
15Considerations for 6th 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 approachDetermination is the best predictor of success.
16Mid-March – Elementary schools submit recommendations to Seneca Ridge Monday, August 27th- First day of school!
17We’re all in this together! Thanks for your help and support!