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1 1 8 th Grade How to Have a Successful End of Year MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School 2014-2015

2 2 Agenda Forming the 8 th Grade Parent Committee Student Success at MacArthur Subject Area Highlights Testing High School Graduation Requirements Academic Support End of the Year Contract Description of 8 th Grade Activities

3 8 th Grade parent committee We need your help! Involvement – Help make your child’s End of the Year Activities memorable Time – Two parent meetings Dance – Work a couple shifts building sets Fundraiser Ideas 3

4 4 Work a couple of shifts the week of June 8 -12 to help create an unforgettable Dance Night June 12 th Parents Donate gift cards or $ to give out as prizes at the dance Food: Parent committee helps guide donations of food and provide a light meal for the 8 th graders the night of the dance. Be sure to sign up tonight !!!

5 5

6 Now for the information we shared with your 8 th grader last week at a special assembly on how to: How to Have a Successful End of Year ! 6

7 7 CHOICES

8 8 MATHEMATICS

9 9 Algebra CCSS Math 8 th Geometry Tutoring Opportunities Mrs. Fellmer: Tues/Thurs/Fri 2:35-3:30 Lunch: Mon/Wed/Fri at lunch Mr. Axton: Mon-Friday 7:30-7:50 & 2:35 – 3:00 AVID ; Tues/Thursday Lunch Ms. Fellmer’s Student Teachers 7am Tues/Thurs Ms. Skipper Spurgeon Mon/Tues/Thurs 2:40 – 3:30

10 10 LANGUAGE ARTS * Common Core Units * Reading of the books: Johnny Tremain, The Diary of Anne Frank, and more * Reading Counts! - one book every two weeks = 20% of grade * Common assessments, Benchmarks, Spelling, vocabulary, Section tests, portfolios * Essays (15-25 essays for honors classes), grammar study,

11 11 READING COUNTS 1.5 MILLION WORDS = 1 BOOK EVERY 2 WEEKS Honors classes = 1.5 MILLION WORDS

12 12 U. S. HISTORY Common Core Units Study of American Revolution and U.S. Westward Movement Civil War Industrial Revolution

13 13 SCIENCE * Common Core Units * Density/Buoyancy, Structure of Matter, Atomic Structure, Physical & Chemical Changes/ Reactions, Motion, Forces, Roller Coaster Physics * Study and Take Tests on above areas * Projects: Element Report, Periodic Table, Baby Project, Build a Roller Coaster * Labs and Quizzes

14 14 SPANISH Spanish for Non-Native Speakers: Grammar Vocabulary Culture Spanish for Native Speakers: Literature Writing Culture Opportunity for AP Classes AP Language or Literature

15 15 High School Visitation Day Students will be visiting their assigned High School for the 2015 -2016 school year on Thursday, April 2, 2015 Students will be on the High School campus from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm with teachers from MacArthur Permission slips are due March 20, 2015 Students will receive orientation of the school and meet with a High School Counselor

16 16 STAR and CAASP TESTING

17 17 California CST Science – May 14, 2015 Math, Language Arts and Social Studies will not be tested through CST CAASP Testing Computer Based – Adaptive Testing Testing Common Core Standards Math and Language Arts: April 20 th – May 8 th

18 18 Computer Adaptive Test

19 19 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Students tested in Language Arts & Math ELA section covers state standards through grade 10 Math section covers state standards in grades 6, 7 and Algebra I 220 Credits Language Arts – 4 Years Math – 3 Years (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) Science – 2 Years (3 years recommended) Social Studies – 3 Years Physical Education – 2 Years Visual & Performing Arts – 1 Year Foreign Language – 2 Years

20 Library A quiet place to study On Mon-Friday open at 7:30, lunch and nutrition Computers are also available in the library After School Program Monday – Friday until 6:00 PM Computer Lab Open at 7:30 every morning and during lunch 12:15 – 12:50 PM CJSF students & Mr. Frias will help students with typing, research or subject help Academic Support

21 AVID College Tutors Tuesday and Thursday at lunch Room 29 CJSF Tutor Corp : 7:00 – 7:45 Monday – Room 18 Tuesday - Room 19 Wednesday – Room 31 Thursday – Room 11 Friday – Room 31 Nicholas Academic Center – for 8 th graders only Valley High School – 714- 241- 6550 412 West 4 th St., Santa Ana – 714-834-0521 Academic Support

22 SAUSD’s Aeries Student Information System – access information about grades and attendance for your children online through a Parent Portal Parents access the Parent Portal through a link on their child's school or district webpage Contact the school to get information for using the Aeries Parent Portal and additional support You can call us at 714-568-7700 or ask for child’s counselor In order to use this system you will need an email address, a verification code and your student’ 6 digit identification number. We provide the verification code. Academic Support

23 23 Now Is the Time To Take Charge! Let’s Talk About the 8 th Grade Contract

24 24 Two Important Goals at MacArthur are: 1)To teach students to take responsibility for their actions 2) To encourage students to take pride in maintaining appropriate and acceptable behavior. These goals are an integral part of our educational program. Now that preparations are underway for the promotion of all eighth grade students, we are continuing to stress the importance of these goals through our qualifications for student participation in the eight grade end-of-the-year activities.

25 Cell Phone Use 25 Social Media Texting SnapChat Facebook Twitter Instagram

26 How to avoid Suspension - Expulsions Do the right thing/ Peer pressure Drugs/Paraphernalia/Alcohol Fights Weapons & look-a-likes Other Inappropriate Actions PDA After School – avoid areas such as park, restrooms, unsupervised areas 26

27 27 Beginning the first semester of the eighth grade year, all students will and are going to be repeatedly reminded by staff members and all administrators that during the second semester their record of attendance, behavior, and class work will affect their eligibility for participation in the end-of-the-year eighth grade activities.

28 28 On January 30, 2015, the second semester began. At that time, all students received new Assignment Cards and Tardy Cards for all classes. Having new Assignment Cards and Tardy Cards means a fresh start for your student. We believe that this places all students at the same starting point and gives an equal opportunity for eligibility to each person.

29 29 All 8th grade students will qualify for their activities and privileges until they have reached the following consequences:

30 30 Lost Privileges InfractionSlide ShowDanceKnott’sCeremony 1st Friday Lost Privilege 2nd Friday Lost Privilege 3rd Friday Lost Privilege 4th Friday Lost Privilege Forging Signatures Lost Privilege Possible Exclusion Suspension Lost Privilege Possible Exclusion 1 F and below 2.0 GPA or 2 or more F’s 5 th grading period Lost Privilege Possible Exclusion

31 31 Students who receive 3 or 4 Friday Schools will lose all privileges. Students who forge signatures will lose all privileges. Students receiving one F and below a 2.0 GPA or 2 or more F’s in the 2 nd semester will lose all privileges. Grades will be checked at the 5 th progress reporting date. Students have until May 30 th to improve GPA or F grades in order to participate in 8 th grade activities. You can expect written notification to be sent home that will require your signature. By signing, you acknowledge that you have seen the discipline notification. Your student must then return the written notification to the discipline office, before school, the following day. We will provide written notification to you of each loss of privilege.

32 32 The promotion policy of the Santa Ana Unified School District states that students must pass 9 of their 12 eighth grade classes. Any student who does not meet the promotion criteria will NOT be allowed to participate in ANY of the eighth grade activities.

33 33 Please Sign & Return the Blue Copy We, (Parent or guardian and student), have read this information carefully. We are aware of the expectations and regulations in effect at MacArthur for the last grading period of this year and we understand the consequences if any attendance, behavior, or academic problems arise during the rest of the year. (Student Name, please print) (Student Signature) (Student ID#) (Parent Signature) (Date) (Social Studies Teacher) (Class Period) Please Retain the Green Copy for Your Reference

34 34 Lost Privilege: Parent Notification Attached is your copy of the infraction. This is your 1st 2nd 3rd 4th infraction. Privilege Lost: Slide Show Dance Knott’s Trip Reason for losing privilege:____________________________ Student Signature___________Parent Signature_________ RETURN THIS FORM TO THE DISCIPLINE OFFICE BEFORE SCHOOL THE FOLLOWING DAY AFTER RECEIVED. White Copy-Discipline Office Yellow Copy-Student/Parent Copy Blue Copy-Discipline Office

35 35 DESCRIPTION OF 8 TH GRADE ACTIVITIES

36 Museum of Tolerance March 26, 2015 Dress appropriately – as in Model Congress Respectful Behavior Assigned buses – 6:30 a.m., 7:00a.m., 7:30 a.m. & 8:00a.m. Arrive 15 minutes early No cell phones School Lunch provided 36

37 37 Knott’s Berry Farm This year the eighth grade trip will be at Knott’s Berry Farm. The cost of admission and transportation is $35.00. If your child already has a pass to Knott’s, he/she may use the pass that day. We are asking for a donation of $7.00 to help cover the cost of transportation. Orders for tickets will be taken from March 16 th – May 22 nd. We will be leaving for Knott’s from MacArthur on Tuesday, June 16 th at 8:30 a.m. ALL students will be leaving Knott’s at 5:00 p.m. sharp and returning by bus to MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School at 5:30 p.m. Please plan on meeting your child at MacArthur at that time. Students who are picked up later than 5:45 p.m. may lose the privilege of attending the slide show.

38 38 Wear appropriate clothing Do not wear any “MacArthur” clothing Hats may be worn on the trip Do not wear Sport Team logos that may be considered gang-affiliated. Any student who misbehaves at Knott’s runs the risk of being eliminated from the slideshow or ceremony.

39 39 End Of Year Ceremony : The End of Year Ceremony will be on Thursday, June 18 th at Godinez Fundamental High School in the gym at 11:00 a.m. Immediate family members can attend this event. Parents/Family enter through the main doors at the front of the gym. Students will meet behind gym; parking in the rear parking structure will be available. There is a promotion ceremony for Mendez Fundamental at 9:00 a.m. so there will be no entrance until 10:30 am. NO BALLOONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE GYM.

40 40 BOYS’ CEREMONY ATTIRE: Dark full length slacks that are not blue jeans or denim jeans White shirt with a collar and tie, tuxedo shirts may not be worn Dark shoes and socks – Platform shoes or shoes with soles more than 1” high may not be worn.

41 41 GIRLS’ CEREMONY ATTIRE: Dress or skirt and blouse – Sundresses are permissible as long as the straps are at least two inches wide at the shoulders. Strapless, bare-back, or spaghetti straps are not permitted. Due to safety concerns it is strongly suggested that girls wear nylons and flat shoes or age appropriate heels. All heels should be two inches or less. Lightly applied make-up and light fingernail polish, or French manicure are permissible for the ceremony ONLY.

42 42 END-OF-THE-YEAR-DANCE: This year’s final MacArthur dance, on Friday, June 12 th will be for 8th grade students only. The dance is free and will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is not a Prom. Students are expected to wear dress clothes that are appropriate for their age group. If you would like to allow your child to attend the dance, please indicate so on the attached “Eighth Grade Information Sheet” (yellow page).

43 43 8th GRADE SLIDE SHOW: This activity will take place on Wednesday, June 17 th. The slide presentation is for 8th grade students only. This is a collection of photos from your child’s days here at MacArthur!

44 44 Knott’s Trip: Please check the appropriate line(s): ___We will need to buy a ticket to Knott’s ___My 8 th grade student will not be going to Knott’s ___My eighth grade student has an annual pass to Knott’s that will allow him/her to attend on June 16th. My child has permission to attend the year-end class trip. It is understood that my child must be picked up by 5:45 p.m. Parent Signature:_______________ Date:_____

45 45 Year-End Dance: My child has permission to attend the 8th grade dance on Friday, June 12 th, 2015. I understand that my child must be picked up within 15 minutes after the end of the dance. Any student who misbehaves at the dance or is not picked up within the time allowed, runs the risk of being eliminated from the Knott’s Trip. Parent Signature:______________________ Date: __________

46 46 The End We, (parent and student), have read this information carefully. We are aware of the expectations and regulations in effect for the remainder of the year. We understand the consequences for any attendance, behavior, or academic problems that may arise during the rest of the year. 1.Student Name, please print______________________________ 2.Student ID number________________________________________ 3.Student Signature_________________________________________ 4.Date_____________ 5.Parent Signature__________________________________________ 6.Date_____________

47 47 Thank you for attending! QUESTIONS?


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