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1 Scott Johnson Rising 5 th Grade Parent Presentation March 16, 2015

2 Administrative Team  Principal – Mitchell Curry  Assistant Principals – David Warren and Stewart Herrington  Counselors – Kathy Hjartberg and Steve Gaffney  Library Media Specialist – Barbara Kinast  Special Education Lead – Becky Franklin  English as a Second Language – Wendy Burt  504 Coordinators – Beth Davis and Nikie Jo

3 Goals for Tonight  Get information for academic decision making.  Get information for elective decision making.  Alleviate fears about the transition to middle school.  Questions well be answered individually at the end.

4 Materials Review  Course Selection Sheet  Course Descriptions (on-line)  MS Academic Planning Guide (In English and Spanish) arents arents

5 Middle School Philosophy  High Academic Standards for All Students  Students Introduced to Academic and Extra-Curricular Options  Students Begin to Determine Strengths and Preferences  Partnership with Students, Families, & Community

6 STAAR Testing at Middle School Sixth GradeSeventh GradeEighth Grade Reading Writing Math Science Social Studies The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. (STAAR) High School credit courses are moving to End Of Course Exams.

7 Core Classes  McKinney ISD’s curriculum is common at all schools and the rest of the state.  Core Curriculum based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)  Core Curriculum is a college prep course.  Aligned with like grade levels and between grade levels.

8 Every Student Takes: Core Courses  Language Arts and Reading  Core Math or Pre-AP Math  History  Science

9 Pre AP Academic Profile  Consistently makes 3’s in elementary school  Are willing to work hard, complete all assignments on time, and are conscientious students.  Are ready to commit to a course sequence leading to AP Calculus in high school  Is well organized  Seeks help when needed

10 Pre–AP Math Classes  These classes are intended to prepare students for AP Calculus or AP Statistics.  6 th Grade students in the Pre-AP program learn 2 years of math content in one year’s time.  Students are expected to complete more intense assignments on their own at home and to review their class notes each day in preparation for the next class.

11 Math Curriculum Sequence GradeCorePre – AP 6 th 6 th Grade TEKS6 th & 7 th Grade TEKS 7 th 7 th Grade TEKS8 th Grade TEKS Students take the MAP Test at the end of 7 th grade for recommendation of 8 th grade math course placement. 8 th 8 th Grade TEKSPre - AP Math Algebra I 9 th Algebra I Geometry 10 th Geometry Algebra II 11 th Algebra II Pre-Calculus 12 th Algebra III or Statistics StatisticsCalculus or Statistics

12 Other Levels of Courses  ESL: Non or limited English speakers.  Special Education: Continuum of services.  Gifted and Talented: Identified GT students.

13 Gifted and Talented  If your child is in GT, Karen Green will provide us with the information for placement of classes. For now, you just check Pre-AP math.  If you have questions about GT, 

14 Typical 6 th Grade Day  Language Arts: Every day for 52 minutes.  Math: Every day for 104 minutes.  Science: Every day for 52 minutes.  History: Every day for 52 minutes.  Physical Education: Every day for 52 minutes.  Elective: Each day for about 52 minutes.

15 Physical Education Requirement Every student is required to complete 4 semesters of Physical Education while in the Middle School Every student is required to complete 4 semesters of Physical Education while in the Middle School In 6 th Grade every student takes Physical Education every day for the year. In 6 th Grade every student takes Physical Education every day for the year. This completes 2 semesters of the Physical Education Requirement. This completes 2 semesters of the Physical Education Requirement. There is a health component that is taught in the Physical Education class one day a week. This is required by the state and federal government. There is a health component that is taught in the Physical Education class one day a week. This is required by the state and federal government.

16 Electives Choices ArtBandChoirOrchestra *All electives are full year electives.

17 What’s New For Students?  Lockers  Backpacks  Changing Classes  Lunch (Lots of Choices)  Getting Involved  Extra curricular activities  Clubs  zations.html zations.html zations.html

18 Decisions To Make  Which level of academic class in Math is most appropriate for your child?  Which elective (Art, Band, Choir or Orchestra) is most appropriate for your child?

19 Registration  Students will register at their home elementary campus. Please ask your elementary teacher for math placement recommendations.  Forms are due to students elementary home room teacher on March 20 th.  Any changes after March 20 th need to be handled through the Middle School.

20 Parent Information  Communication  Distribution List  Web Site  Progress Reports & Report Cards  Student Planners  Home Access Center

21 Welcome To Scott Johnson!  Due Date:March 20, 2015 Return Registration Form to your homeroom teacher.  Cub Camp will be June 5 th from 9 a.m. -12 p.m.  Parent Information Meeting for 6 th Grade at 11:00 a.m. during Cub Camp on June 5 th.  Schedule pick up will be August 18 th. We have tentatively scheduled a parent meeting on the day of schedule pick up.


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