Presentation on theme: "5 th to 6 th Grade Orientation Meeting. Introductions: Mr. Scott Ingwerson, Principal Mrs. Teresa Perkins, Assistant Principal Mr. Eric Grandgenett, Assistant."— Presentation transcript:
5 th to 6 th Grade Orientation Meeting
Introductions: Mr. Scott Ingwerson, Principal Mrs. Teresa Perkins, Assistant Principal Mr. Eric Grandgenett, Assistant Principal
-Administrators/Counselors/Students have visited all elementary schools this month. -5 th Graders come to NMS on May 2nd for ½ day! Summer Dates to Remember: -Orientation: July 31, August 1st and 5th, 8:00- 11:30 or 1:00-3:30 Open house format. More information in summer mailing. -Jump Start: July 30th, 8:00-11:00 -First day of School – August 11 th, ½ day for 6 th graders
The School Day is from 7:45-3:00 Supervision starts at 7:20 a.m. Afternoon Supervision is from 3:00-3:20 8 periods each day: 43 minutes long Homeroom each day from 7:45-8:15 6 periods are Team Classes Math, English, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Guided Study 2 periods are Special Area Physical Education/World Language (A and B days) Music, Computers, Foods, Health, Industrial Technology, Art Lunch is 30 minutes each day and is during period 5
- North Middle School website -NMS Newsletter (sent every hexter) -NMS Stampede (sent weekly) -School Messenger calls -Email -Phone calls home -School letters: Tardy, Absence, Registration, etc -Twitter: #nmsstangs
Benefits of Having Teams Teachers get to know students Teachers have common plan time Weekly team meetings Team Activities Students identify with a group of peers Entire team has guided study at the same time
- The entire team has Guided Study at the same time -Teachers are available to answer questions students have -This is a time for students to complete work -Within first hexter, students are grouped to meet specific needs. -Band, Chorus, and Orchestra students are pulled from Guided Study and meet twice a week.
-Outdoor Education in the Fall -Camp Kitaki -Dances – Parties
Intramural sports are played here at NMS and students play others students from NMS. We offer Volleyball and Basketball for 6 th graders
Art Outdoor BookStitchery ChessStudent Council ComputerVolunteer Cross CountryWits Clash DramaYearbook Engineering Youth to Youth Forensics Games International Math Counts Newspaper
Math placement is based off of where students were as 5 th graders. Students were placed in one of the following: Math 6, Challenge Math, or Pre-Algebra You should have received a letter with your student’s math placement. If you have not received a letter, please let me know after the meeting.
International Education program that has been around for over 40 years. IB is offered in 141 countries and Millard is one of only 24 school districts to offer all three levels of this program. Focuses on the development of intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a highly global society. Designed to help students find a sense of belonging in an increasingly interrelated world and to foster a positive attitude toward learning. Emphasis on relating the classroom content to the outside world. Encourages inquiry, critical thinking, metacognition and reflection.
Information on the NMS website (www.mpsomaha.org/nms)www.mpsomaha.org/nms -Once on our website, please look for the heading “Parent Links”, then click on “Nurses Info.” -Then click on one of the three categories to access the information you need. You can bring completed forms to Orientation in the Fall.
Paid After School Supervision Program here at NMS Students get a snack and work on homework. 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Parents/guardians pick up students on the West side of the building. We have applications here tonight if you are interested in signing up. Enrollment is limited. First come, first serve.
Parents can go online, by logging into their accounts, and see the following: Attendance Class Schedule Progress Reports Assignments and Grades Report Cards Transcripts Assessment data and work in process
- Go to our district’s website at: http://www.mpsomaha.org http://www.mpsomaha.org -On the top ribbon banner, click on “Infinite Campus” -Scroll down to the center of the page and under DOCUMENTS, click on one of the following PDF documents: MPS Infinite Campus Parent User Expectations Parent Portal Application and Agreement Parent Portal-How to Parent Portal Information
May 2nd 5th Grade Student Orientation 5th grade students come to NMS for ½ day. Students will eat lunch, meet teachers, tour the building and make new friends! 12:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. (buses provided for Morton, Harvey Oaks, and Cody) May 16th 5th Grade Jump Start Registration due to NMS July 30thJumpstart at NMS 8:00-11:00 Students come to NMS to talk with teachers, open lockers, and ask questions to be more prepared for the first day. July 31 st 6 th Grade Orientation at North Middle School -Information to arrive by mail this summer.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call. We are here to make sure this is a smooth transition and that your child is in position to be as successful as possible!