Presentation on theme: "HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL 7th Grade Parent Orientation"— Presentation transcript:
1 HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL 7th Grade Parent Orientation
2 HMS 7TH GRADE GUIDANCE COUNSELORS HMS ADMINISTRATIONMrs. Patricia Boland, PrincipalMr. Scott Axmann, Assistant PrincipalMr. Robert Grosso, Assistant PrincipalHMS 7TH GRADE GUIDANCE COUNSELORSMrs. Kimberly CampbellMrs. Danielle Iannuzzi
3 Roots & WingsHeritage Middle School is tailored to the unique intellectual, social and physical needs of the early adolescent. The structure of our middle school helps our students to explore their identities, begin to take academic and personal risks, hone their interests, develop confidence in themselves, and prepare themselves for the future. Beyond preparing students for high school, we prepare students for life.
4 SUPPORT SERVICESTeaming Guidance Intervention and Referral Services Child Study Team Nurse
5 So what does a School Counselor do? Supportive services related to:Academic achievementPersonal/Social developmentEmotional well-beingCollaborate with:ParentsTeachersCommunity…..and more!
6 Career awareness/exploration Goal-settingLong-term planningMaking connectionsCareer awareness/exploration
9 HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION How to JoinHSA linkUnder quick links on HMS websiteHSA OfficersCo-Presidents:Jill DiamondMichelle Peters
10 SCHOOL TIMEThe am bell rings at 8:10 am and all students are expected to be in their homebase by 8:20 am. The day ends at 3:09 pmDrop-off and pick-up for 7th grade is in the lower lot or the side lot in front of the Board OfficeExtra help occurs after school, before school and during Enrichment (period 4)Late busses run at 4:05 pm on Tues, Wed, and Thurs to allow students who have bus passes to go home after extra help or other activities.
11 LUNCH TIMETwo teams per lunch period – 7th grade lunch periods 6 and 7No assigned seatingPurchasing lunch as was experienced at MPMSCashPrepay online*(Recommended)Monthly menu available online
12 ADVISORY PERIODThe Advisory period is designed to address general academic, social and emotional needs of students at the middle school level. This program creates a contextual basis for our character education program. These classes are held on specific Fridays and has a clear academic or social focus. There is an abbreviated schedule for these days.
13 ENRICHMENTThe Enrichment period is a period provided for students to read self-selected books independently. Research on literacy at this age shows that students who consistently read significantly increase literacy and comprehension skills. The Enrichment period also allows us to support enriching programs in Music, Art, Family and Consumer Science, Business Applications and Technology to extend and encourage student growth. Students can also visit teachers for extra help. The Enrichment period is not to be used for homework.
14 COMMUNICATION Communication with Teachers Available through and phone messageTeams welcome meetings with parents either initiated by team or by the parentsOpen Grade Book- Genesis Parent AccessParents will have access to all student assessments and assignmentsAllows for constant monitoring of student performance/ assignment completionWebsitesThe District Code of Conduct, HMS Student Handbook, and Grading and Reporting Handbook will be available on line through the district or HMS home pageHeritage websites are robust for all HMS teachers
15 Heritage Interscholastic Sports Program Program sponsored by the YMCA-Mrs. Helen Flores, Athletic DirectorPhilosophy of Program-Basic Skills/Team Play-Increased Participation-De-emphasis on wins/losses though we are proud ofthe number of championships we have obtained
16 Heritage Interscholastic Sports Program Medical/PaperworkA yearly physical is a must to be eligible to participateFree Physicals: Wednesday, June 4 PM /Wednesday, July 30th@ 8 AM in the LHS Health OfficeForms for Fall Sports are due August 22nd to ensure approval by district medical personnel in time for tryouts for the fall sportsThe Physical Evaluation Form & Health History Questionnaire must be brought to the Doctor/Health OfficeAll other sports forms are found in the Genesis Parent Portal and can be filled out electronicallyAll links/medical forms are found in ‘Athletics’ under the ‘Activities’ tab on the Heritage Homepage
18 Intramurals offered in previous years based on interest and demand: Activities combine both an instructional component and play time/ competition. Sessions may take place in the morning or afternoon.Intramurals offered in previous years based on interest and demand:Fall – Ping Pong, Basketball, TennisWinter – Flag Football, SpeedballSpring – Field Hockey, Handball
19 CLUBS/ ACTIVITIES Academically Speaking All School Productions -Fall Drama-Spring Musical-Stage CrewLaw AdventureLiterary Magazine: HorizonsMath CountsNewspaper: The Heritage GazetteTechnology Student AssociationFBLA: Future Business Leaders of AmericaFemgineersStudent CouncilYearbookDiversity ClubGreen Issues ClubColor-A-SmileTCI – Student Volunteer Service ProgramChristian ClubJazz BandSelect ChorusSelect OrchestraPeer to PeerScience OlympiadGT ArtGT Enrichment- Stock Market Game- Chess Team- Forensics- Cognetics