Lunch News Individual Passes – Grade Level Quiet Rooms Individual Passes – Library and Computer Lab Orderly dismissal at mid-point from 7/8 lunch Orderly dismissal from 6 th grade lunch at 11:45 @11:45 Cafeteria becomes quiet setting for reading and study
Club News – All Grades 1/29/15 New clubs include: Guitar Forensics (Public Speaking) Math Friends Writing/writers journal Photography Walking/fitness (Spring 2014) Chess (dependent upon interest) TED conference (Video Forums) Ski Club – After school in conjunction with YMCA Sport Games TBD
Technology News iPads – 2 Class sets Laptops – 3 Class sets Allows for writing labs in each of our English Classes and more
Course Requirements Review 7 th and 8 th Grade English, Social Studies, Math, and Science
Grade 7 English Two Courses English Assumes a passing grade in sixth grade English Accelerated English Students must have 2 of the following: A “93“average in sixth grade English at the end of the 3rd Marking Period Earns a “passing” score on the reading comprehension/mechanics & grammar assessment Earns a “passing” score on the writing assessment
Grade 8 English Two Courses English (or) Accelerated English For Eighth Grade Acc. English students must have 2 of the following: 90 average in seventh grade Acc. English or 93 in regular seventh grade English A “passing” score on the reading comprehension/mechanics & grammar assessment taken later in the year Recommendation from his/her seventh grade English teacher. This recommendation is based on the student’s demonstrated ability in all of the following areas: a. Writing b. Critical Thinking c. Effort and commitment to go beyond simply what is required
Social Studies Single Course of Studies Grade 7 Social Studies Grade 8 Social Studies
Grade Seven Math Three Courses Pre-Algebra A (Completes Pre-Algebra in two years) Assumes successful completion of Everyday Mathematics in sixth grade Pre-Algebra (Completes Pre-Algebra in one year) Shows proficient on NJ ASK Math Assessment Earns a “B+” or better final average Earns a qualifying Score on Algebra Readiness Test Algebra Earns a high level of achievement in sixth grade Pre-Algebra
Grade Eight Math Three Courses Pre-Algebra B (Completes the second year of two year class) Assumes Successful completion of Pre-Algebra A Algebra Successful completion of the single year Pre-Algebra course Teacher recommendation Geometry High level of achievement in seventh grade Algebra Teacher recommendation
Grade Seven Science Single Course of Studies Life Science for all students
Grade Eight Science Two Courses Foundations of Earth Science Assumes successful completion of Seventh Grade Life Science Advanced Concepts of Earth Science - All of the following are required Student will enter Algebra or Geometry in eighth grade An “A” final average in Seventh Grade Life Science A passing score on the two part Qualifying Test All students take both parts of the test. Only those students who score a passing grade on part one will be scored on part two. Appropriate Teacher Recommendation
9 th Grade? 8 th Grade Parent Night At Governor Livingston January 13, 2014 7:30 P.M. Introduction to Program of Studies And Course Guide
9 th Grade? Parents and students will meet with counselors at CMS during the week of February 10 th. Information regarding appointment time, course choice, teacher recommendations, electives, and individual meetings will be sent home later this month.
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