Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Middle School! Change the act or instance of making or becoming different : the change from a nomadic to an agricultural society the substitution."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the Middle School! Change the act or instance of making or becoming different : the change from a nomadic to an agricultural society the substitution of one thing for another : a change of venue. an alteration or modification : a change came over Eddie's face. a new or refreshingly different experience : couscous makes an interesting change from rice.
Three Topics Changes in the middle school Building project Question and Answer
Changes in the middle school Teachers will teach five periods a day in their area of certification Teachers will be certified in their area of instruction This caused a new schedule to be built around these two specifications
Things that didn’t change SMS is still operating under the middle school model!! Teachers have team time – common planning time for all teachers on the team. Allows teachers to meet with parents. Allows teachers to discuss students and their development. Allows teachers to coordinate the instruction, testing, long- term projects, and develop co-curricular projects.
Things that didn’t change Class size did not significantly increase Foreign Language remains in the seventh and eighth grade Algebra will still be taught in the eighth grade No specials lost! Band and Chorus VMS Seven period day
Things that did change Art and Music in all grade levels! Intensive computer/multi-media class will be implemented in the sixth grade MCAS subject specific period will be offered to all students Teacher/student load increased from 75 to in most instances 100. Four teacher team as opposed to three teacher team Four teams as opposed to six teams Certified social studies teachers in all teams Increase in transition time (passing) Step up day is in question – but I have a plan
Things that did change Teams No grade level students will be mixed!! One eighth grade team consisting of 100 students One seventh/eight grade team consisting of two classes of seventh graders (50 students) and two classes of eighth grade students (50 students) One seventh/sixth grade team consisting of three classes of seventh graders (75 students) and two classes of sixth grade students (50 students) One sixth grade team consisting of four classes of sixth graders (100 students) Possibility of looping
Building Project Timeline: Phase 1: Portables, Abatement & Demolition June, July, and August 2011 Phase 2: New Construction June 2011 through December 2012 Proposed move-in date January 2013 Phase 3: Core Renovation February 2013 through May 2014 Demolition of H.S. June – September 2014
Building Project Three days from the end of this current school year, teachers will have to be packed up Contents of teachers rooms will be stored in storage containers until the portables arrive in August Storage containers will be unpacked upon delivery of portables
Building Project Portables will contain the eight grade team and the seven/eight grade team Library, Nurses’ office, and Office will be located in the portable units ALL students will have to go through the portables to get to classes White Noise
Building Project There will be running water in the portables They will be air conditioned They will be new!! There will be no lockers ** Supply list for students HAS BEEN MINIMIZED
Building Project Sixth grade team and seventh/sixth grade team will be housed in the elementary school Art and Tech-Ed will remain where they are currently located Students will eat in the current cafeteria Students will start their day in the cafeteria area and released at the start of the school day (the current plan subject to change)