Presentation on theme: "Welcome to TMS Introductions – Dr. Raines Principal – Mr. Goodlet 6 th Grade Asst. Principal – Mrs. Moore 6 th Grade Guidance Counselor Both will loop."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to TMS Introductions – Dr. Raines Principal – Mr. Goodlet 6 th Grade Asst. Principal – Mrs. Moore 6 th Grade Guidance Counselor Both will loop with your student for the next 3 years
Purpose of tonight’s event To better acquaint you and your child to … the scheduling process our available programs & activities inform you of upcoming events to answer any questions you may have and most importantly help facilitate a smooth transition to middle school
Life at TMS Current 6 th Grade Interview Questions
6 th Grade TMS At A Glance 2013-2014 Schedule 6 period traditional – Team Concept – Classes will meet @ 66 minutes daily with an Academic Lab at the end of the day – Counselors will be going into 5 th grade classrooms starting March 20 th
The Building 6 th grade will be primarily in the Claude Browne Wing that we have been occupying for the last 5 years. Building Map
6 th Grade Schedule YEARElective Wheel Math Social Studies English Science Band and/or Choir OR Academic Lab PE/Health, PE/Health, Art & Computers The elective classes are 1 quarter each
The Academic Lab Class Academic Lab meets at the end of each day (except for Wednesdays) Character Education lessons Study/Organizational Skills Extra support in academic areas Group setting for extra help in classes Students choosing Band or Choir- will come out of Ac Lab twice a week
Clubs– Encourage your child to GET INVOLVED! Photography Club Chess Club Intramurals Program – Softball – Basketball – Soccer – Chess/Board Games – Flag football – Volleyball – Kickball – Computer Video Games FFA Club Art Club FCA Drama Club TSA Club Character Council
Choir/Show Choir Meaghan Pieper is our 6 th & 7 th Grade choir director as well as our Middle School Show Choir Director Andrew Drinkall is our 8 th Grade choir director as well as the HS Show Choir Director.
BAND- MR. Blankenship and Dr. Thomas Letter from Band teachers on table in foyer. Parent Band meeting will be held in the Fall.
After School Tutoring Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30-3:30 pm Selected Saturdays 8:00-11:00 am Student’s team recommends student for tutoring- parents will be notified of tutoring. Extra support in concepts students may struggle in and work completion
Sports/Activities: 7 th & 8 th Grades only Fall – Football – Volleyball – Softball – Cross Country Winter – Basketball – Wrestling Spring – Track & Field All year- Dance, Cheerleading & Show Choir
Changes from 5 th grade to TMS… Social Changes – Changing teachers every period – Traveling from class to class- 3-4 minutes – Canteen available everyday; lunch $ can add up – Some classes on an alternating day format Emotional Changes – Excitement – Peer pressure – Stress- Positive & Negative – Nervousness – New friendships; picking the right friends – Rollercoaster moods – Self-identity – Rebellion – Independence
Suggestions Students need to use TMS planners daily Check over planner daily to hold student accountable Designate folders/binders according to classes Encourage students to use time wisely in class and in the hallways Organization is key!! Find a way that works for your student… trial and error! Encourage your student to get involved!!
PTSO- Please join! Parent-Teacher-Student Organization Meets 2 nd Monday of every month at 5:30pm in TMS Cafeteria. Plan special events- trivia night, TMS Day at the Ballpark, Winter Bazaar, etc.
5 th grade Tours April 1 st and April 2 nd 5 th grade classrooms will visit TMS campus Short assembly- current TMS students present to the 5 th grade students “What is life like at the middle school?” TMS students take class on a tour of building
Transition Day Tentative date is August 9th All incoming 6 th grade students will be invited to attend Transition Day Half day- usually week before school starts Team building activities, assembly, lunch served, tour building
Orientation for 2013-2014 School Year Tentative Dates are August 5 th, 6 th, & 7 th Students will… – Receive schedules – Opportunity to buy planners, gym clothes, spirit wear – School pictures will be taken – Opportunity to tour building – Opportunity for parents to change address forms, etc. Parents must be present with student!