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1 MCAULIFFE MIDDLE SCHOOL OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

2 AWARD-WINNING MIDDLE SCHOOLS CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS API’S OVER 900 LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

3 DISTRICT PRIORITIES LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Increase academic excellence for all students Ensure a healthy, safe, and drug-free environment Responsibly maximize financial resources Enhance communication processes to engage, inform, and educate all stakeholders. Modernize, maintain, and optimize the use of District facilities

4 INTRODUCTIONS McAULIFFE Ann Allen, Principal Phil Bowen, Assistant Principal Jean Foley, Counselor Linda Brown, School Psychologist OAK Sally Neiser, Principal Darrenn Platt, Assistant Principal Stacy Myrick, Counselor Jerilynn Kuhar, School Psychologist

5 MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM 6 th Grade Course Offerings Reading Language Arts Math Earth Science Social Studies (Ancient Civilizations) Physical Education (Daily) Elective

6 MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM 6 th Grade Elective Opportunities Year Long Selections Beginning or Advanced Band Beginning or Advanced Orchestra Beginning and Advanced Vocal Ensembles: - Women’s, Men’s, Mixed, and Show Choirs

7 MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM McAuliffe Fine Arts Survey (rotates every nine weeks) Art Drama Keyboarding Music 6 th Grade Elective Opportunities Oak Exploratory Wheel (rotates every six weeks) Skills for Success Art Drama Foods Keyboarding Music

8 7 th Grade Course Offerings Reading Language Arts Math Life Science Social Studies (World History) Physical Education Elective 8 th Grade Course Offerings Reading Language Arts Math Physical Science Social Studies (U.S. History) Physical Education Elective MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

9 McAuliffe electives Seventh and eighth grade Instrumental music Vocal music Spanish I Honors Spanish II Honors, French, Japanese (at LAHS) Art Drama Advanced Computers Yearbook MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

10 Oak electives Seventh and eighth grade Instrumental music Vocal music Spanish I Honors Spanish II Honors, French, Japanese (at LAHS) Fine Arts Wheel – Art/Drama (one semester each) Technical Wheel – Foods/Computers (one semester each) Yearbook, ASB, or Video Production (tentative, depending on student interest) MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

11 Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)/Honors GATE/Honors Core (Reading, Language Arts, SS) Honors Math Track (Based on achievement level) 6 th Grade: Math 6 FP 7 th Grade: Pre-Algebra Honors 8 th Grade: Algebra Honors Honors Science 8 th grade only

12 MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS Lead high level, text-based discussions Increase text complexity Focus on process, not just content Create assignments for real audiences with a real purpose Teach argument, not persuasion

13 MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM Support Systems and Interventions 6 th grade study skills curriculum Staff Mentor Program AIMS – Academic Improvement Management System (Oak) PAL and PASS – Positive Assistance at Lunch and Positive Assistance at Saturday School (McAuliffe) Saturday Math Academy Academic Labs – Reading, Math, and Study Skills Before and after school targeted intervention classes Homework Club Student study teams

14 MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM INSTRUCTIONAL INITIATIVES Depth and complexity icons; increase rigor Writing across all content areas Technology integration Instructional Networking Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) Thinking Maps Academic Vocabulary Project-based Learning Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

15 TECHNOLOGY MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM Tools Computers LCD Projectors Elmo Document Cameras Interactive whiteboards iPads Google Chromebooks Programs MIND Institute (JiJi Math) STAR Reading and Math ADAM Anatomy program Brain Pop United Streaming

16 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN” SCHOOL HOURS McAuliffe 8:50 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. Oak 8:40 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – M, T, Th, F 8:40 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Wed.

17 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN” BELL SCHEDULE Seven periods each day 30 minute lunch period First lunch – 6 th grade students Second lunch – 7 th and 8 th grade students

18 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN” PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.) Fitness Individual skills Team sports INTRAMURALS Flag football Track SoccerVolleyball BasketballSoftball

19 STUDENT LIFE Clubs Student leadership WEB“Where Everyone Belongs” Yearbook Intramurals Service projects Field Trips Music and Drama Productions Dance socials Career Day

20 STUDENT LIFE Club Splat Drama Club Scholarship (CJSF) Homework Club Leadership Science Club Green Club Running Club Sports Club Food Factory Christian Club Archery Best Buddies Book Club Bowling One for One Improv Games Science Olympiad Spelling Bee Math Sketch Clubs Examples - depending on student interest

21 STUDENT LIFE Monthly awards 6 th, 7 th, and 8 th graders selected each month Academic Achievement Character Outstanding Effort Eagle Express Cards and Paw passes Community Service Awards Honor Roll Principal’s List (4.0) 8 th Grade Awards

22 SCHOOL SAFETY AND BEHAVIOR School-wide behavior standards Campus Supervisors Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) District Initiatives and Parent Education Bullying Prevention Task Force Violence Prevention Task Force Drug and Alcohol Prevention Task Force

23 WEB “Welcome EveryBody”  New student orientation Two Lunches  6 th graders have their own lunch period Core Classes  Language Arts  Reading  Social Studies 6 th Grade Pods 6 th Grade Locker area TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL

24 MIDDLE SCHOOL STAFF Collaboration and communication Kindness and compassion Community Service Support students and parents “I am your biggest fan.” “I will do anything to help you.” TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL

25 PTA New Parent Night Back to School Parent Education Nights GATE/honors Parent Night GATE Parent Advisory Council Open House School Site Council Volunteers in classrooms and media center PARENT INVOLVEMENT

26 COMMUNICATION Websites: and School Messenger (autodialer and s) Aeries Browser Internet (ABI) – grades on-line Progress Reports Report Cards Parent Conferences upon request November and May Phone

27 GENERAL INFORMATION Bus Transportation May be purchased for students in the Seal Beach and Los Alamitos areas Semester or annual One-way or round trip Prorated for the number of children Full-time Library and Media Center Services Full-time Health-care Services Extended Care Outpost: Opens at 6:30 a.m.; Closes at 6:00 p.m. Los Alamitos Youth Center

28 IMPORTANT DATES Tuesday, February 116:30 p.m. Parent Presentation at Oak Wednesday, February 196:30 p.m. Parent Presentation at McAuliffe Tuesday, February 253:30 p.m. Student Social at Oak Tuesday, March 43:30 p.m. Student Social at McAuliffe Thursday, March 6 All-District Choral Festival Friday, March 7 Deadline to submit Intra-district transfer request

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30 THANK YOU FOR COMING! LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT


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