Presentation on theme: "Ellis Middle School What is Middle School? Developmentally Responsive Middle Level Schools are characterized by: Educators committed to young adolescentsEducators."— Presentation transcript:
Ellis Middle School What is Middle School? Developmentally Responsive Middle Level Schools are characterized by: Educators committed to young adolescentsEducators committed to young adolescents A shared visionA shared vision High expectations for allHigh expectations for all An adult advocate for every studentAn adult advocate for every student Family and Community partnershipsFamily and Community partnerships A positive school climateA positive school climate Source: National Middle School Association, This We BelieveSource: National Middle School Association, This We Believe
Therefore, Developmentally Responsive Middle Level Schools Provide: Curriculum that is challenging, integrative, and exploratoryCurriculum that is challenging, integrative, and exploratory Varied teaching and learning approachesVaried teaching and learning approaches Assessment and evaluation that promote learningAssessment and evaluation that promote learning Programs and policies that foster health, wellness and safetyPrograms and policies that foster health, wellness and safety Comprehensive guidance and support servicesComprehensive guidance and support services Source: National Middle School Association This We BelieveSource: National Middle School Association This We Believe
Bottom Line: It’s about the kidsIt’s about the kids
New Faces Mr. John Safina, Principal Mrs. Michelle Farrar, Guidance Counselor Mrs. Lisa Marggraf, Reading/Language Arts Mr. John Connor, Reading/Math Mrs. Gail Wentworth, Reading/Social Studies
Guidance Lunch Groups 504 Plans Attendance Short-Term Counseling Provide Information on Outside Resources Implement Guidance Classroom Curriculum “No Name Calling Week” “Red Ribbon Week” DARE Career Exploration
Familiar Faces Mrs. Diane Jackson, Phys Ed/Health Ms Lauren Kenney, Technology Ms Tami Burns, Music Mrs. Jodie Antoine, Library/Media Mr. Mike Fernandes, Art Mrs. Maura Milner, Nurse Mrs. Carla Smith, Nurse Mrs. Ficker and Mrs. Blades, Admin. Assts.
Physical Education/Health Students are expected to change for P.E. They need wind pants/sweatpants/shorts, a clean shirt to put on after participating, and sneakers/running shoes. Students do not need to change their pants, but MUST be wearing a clean shirt after class to receive credit. The third time they are unprepared for class, they will call home to let parent's know they've received a warning. The fourth time they are unprepared for class, they receive a Minor write up for non-compliance.
Schedule Arrival: 7:45, Dismissal: 2:20 Math Every Day Language Arts Every Day Social Studies every day Science will be for a full year in 6 th grade Unified Arts RTI (Response To Intervention) Title I Homerooms/Academic Groups
Extra Curricular Activities Cross Country Eagle League Drama/Chorus Track and Field Ski Club Student Council Yearbook Overnight Trips (Grades 6-8) Soccer (Grades 6-8) Basketball (Grades 6-8) Baseball (Grades 6-8) Softball (Grades 6-8) Dances (Grades 6-8)