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2   Our Schools  8 th Grade Center  Scroll to Announcements  Orientation Video  Power Point Presentation  2013 – th Grade Course Selection Book  Student Perspective Video Presentation  Link to 8 th Grade Transition Video

3  Ms. Cooper:Students (A – K)  Mrs. Flynn:Students (L – Z)  Mr. Moyer:House Principal  Mrs. Bradfield:School Nurse  Mr. Siggins:Principal

4  Mrs. Evans:Main Office Secretary  Mrs. Allen:Main Office Secretary  Ms. Daw:Guidance Secretary  Mr. Doherty:Head Custodian

5  Each Day starts with Homeroom Period  Teams – 2 Teachers 5 Major Subjects  No Lockers  Escorted Throughout the Building  Daily Recess  Report Card – No Cumulative Impact  Academic Responsibility – Teacher

6  No Homeroom Period  No Teams  Assigned Lockers  Movement Throughout the Building  No Daily Recess  Report Card – Cumulative Impact  Academic Responsibility – Student

7 Introduce Students to the Following:  Academic – Social Responsibility  Multiple Content – Specific Teachers  Increased Academic Workload  Meeting Multiple Deadlines  Challenging Academic Material  Academic Responsibility – Shift

8  Ensure That Students Are Academically and Socially Prepared to be Successful in High School

9  Facility – Lockers

10  Professional – Support Staff

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12  Facility – Lockers  Professional – Support Staff  Academic Rigor

13 7 TH GRADE 8 TH GRADE  15% - Algebra  0% - French/Spanish  0% - Both

14 7 TH GRADE 8 TH GRADE  15% - Algebra  0% - French/Spanish  0% - Both  35% - Algebra/Geo  85% - French/Spanish  35% - Both

15 7 TH GRADE 8 TH GRADE  15% - Algebra  0% - French/Spanish  0% - Both  35% - Algebra/Geo  85% - French/Spanish  35% - Both  Physical Science  English  World Geography

16  Facility – Lockers  Professional – Support Staff  Academic Rigor  High-Stakes Testing

17  Algebra I – Keystone (15% of students)  PSSA Mathematics (All Students)  PSSA Reading (All Students)

18 Algebra I, Geometry, French I, and Spanish I  H. S. Mid – Term (10% of Final Grade)  H. S. Final Exam (10% of Final Grade)  Algebra I – Keystone Exam (Grad. Req.)

19  PSSA Mathematics (All Students)  PSSA Reading(All Students)  PSSA Science(All Students)  PSSA Writing(All Students)

20  ELA4/13 – 4/17  Math4/20 – 4/24  Science4/27 – 5/1  Students scoring Basic or Below Basic on the Math and/or Reading PSSA will have their 9 th grade schedules adjusted to include a support class in place of a previously selected minor elective

21  Non-Proficient Geometry students will re-take the Keystone Exam during the testing period:12/3 – 12/17  Current Algebra I students will take the Keystone Exam during the testing period:5/13 – 5/27

22  Mid – Terms will be conducted during late January through early February  Mid – Term review packets will be distributed in late December  Final Exams will be conducted during early June  Final Exam review packets will be distributed in mid – May

23  Facility – Lockers  Professional – Support Staff  Academic Rigor  High – Stakes Testing  Student Schedules

24  SSS and Homeroom  8:05 AM – 8:20 AM Homeroom  8:20 AM – 8:43 AMSSS  Not to be Used for Homework  Computer Lab, Remediation, Meetings, Band – Chorus, Media Center, Make-Up Work/Testing

25  Process Begins in Early February  9 th Grade Honors Prerequisites  Two Marking Periods to Earn Prerequisite Grades – Parent Monitoring Encouraged  9 th Grade Course Selection Book on School Website

26  Distinguished Honors – 95% or above grade point average with all “A’s” (90% or above) in major subjects and must not have more than one “B” (80% - 89%) in minor subjects  Honors – 90% or above grade point average with all grades of “A’s” (90% or above) or “B’s” (80% - 89%) in all major and minor subjects  Scholar’s Banquet  105 vs. 50

27  95% Cumulative Average in 7 th Grade  Student Informational Meeting  Parent Video  Process Completed by 3 rd Quarter  Induction Ceremony in May

28  Regular Completion of Homework

29  Limited Impact on Quarterly Grades  Essential Practice for Skill Development  Self – Assess True Understanding  Specific Remediation with Teacher  Teacher Fusion Pages

30  Regular Completion of Homework  Make – Up Work

31  Regular Completion of Homework  Make – Up Work  Short – Long Term Planning

32  Regular Completion of Homework  Make – Up Work  Short – Long Term Planning  “Knowing the Score”

33  Fusion is used for accessing homework and teacher webpages  Skyward is used for accessing grades, attendance, cafeteria balances

34  Same Logon Information Used for Fusion and Skyward  Student User ID = Student Number  Student Password = First Initial, Last Initial, Day of Month Born. An example is Dave Arnold born on May 15 th. His password would be da15.

35  Regular Completion of Homework  Make – Up Work  Short – Long Term Planning  “Knowing the Score”  Seeking Immediate Help When Experiencing Academic Difficulty

36  Consistently Give Your Best Effort  Do The Right Thing  Golden Rule

37  Extracurricular Activities  Work  Peer – Social Groups  Autonomyvs. Parent Supervision

38  Interscholastic and Intramural Athletics  Band and Chorus  Theatre  Math Counts and Reading Olympics  Clubs and Organizations

39  8 th Grade Dance  Dorney Park Class Trip  Academically and Behaviorally Eligible  All Financial Obligations Are Resolved

40  Guidance Counselors  Student Assistance Team  Spring – Ford Counseling Services  Friend Watch

41  Contact Teacher Directly  Maintain Accurate Contact Information in Skyward  School Website and Primary Tools  Telephone Messages Limited

42  Since its inception 30 years ago, only 7,110 schools have received this award.  In 2012, only 314 schools out of 162,000 eligible schools received this recognition.  Highest possible recognition that the federal government can bestow to a school.

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47  Student Schedules - Skyward at 4:00 PM on 8/15  Self – Guided Building Tours  Bring a Pre-Printed Copy of Student Schedule  Monday, August 18 th from 11:00 AM through 5:00 PM  Annual “Meet the Teacher - Open-House” on August 27, 2014 beginning at 7:00 PM


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