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1 WELCOME TO EMS ORIENTATION NIGHT

2 Targets Tonight Who is the typical middle school child ? How is middle school different from elementary school ? What’s not so “typical” about EMS? Beyond the 3 R’s, what’s available at the middle school ? What are your next steps ? Questions ?

3 Who is the typical Middle School Child?

4 Adolescence = Change * Physical *Intellectual *Social *Emotional

5 PHYSICAL

6 INTELLECTUAL

7 SOCIAL – ADULT ROLES

8 EMOTIONAL

9 How do we teach life skills? Self-Esteem is Not Taught – It is EXPERIENCED We Learn Through the Consequences of Our Choices Let Go of Perfectionism

10 MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMMING  DAILY SCHEDULE  TEAMING  HANDS UP  HOME-SCHOOL COMMUNICATION  LEARNING LABS  SELECTING COURSES / EXPLORATORY / ELECTIVES*

11 Student NameStudent Number Grade07 Parent/Guardian Street Phone ELLINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE SELECTIONS SUBJECTSEMESTER 7 LANG ARTALL (4) 7 SOC STALL (4) 7 GEN SCIALL (4) PRE-ALGEBRA or FUNDAMENTALS OF ALGEBRAALL (4) 7 SPANISH or 7 FRENCHALL (4) 7 TH BAND or CHORUS (if selected)ALL (4) 7 PE/HEALTH/COMPUTERSALL (4) 7 TECH EDQTR (1) 7 ACADEMIC LITERACYQTR (1) 7 ARTQTR (1) 7 MUSICQTR (1) * A Learning Lab may be substituted for a class based on individual student needs

12 What’s not so “typical” about EMS?  “How many books did you read when you were 12 years old?”  “More kids taking more rigorous courses”  “No child goes unnoticed”  “Not only are kids getting smarter, so are the classrooms ”  “What's the best way to handle a bully?”  “What’s your mindset? ….ours is about “Mastery Learning”

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14 School YearTotal EnrollmentNumber of W.L. StudentsSpanishFrench 2005/ (68%) / (69%) / (70%) / (69%) / (67%) / (77%) / (84%) / (88%) /14 (Projected) (87%)12154 EMS World Language Enrollments at Grade 7 (2005 – 2013)

15 CMT 2011 Proficiency Levels (DRG C)7M7R7W8M8R8W8SOverall Average Salem Ellington Tolland Regional Sch Dist Regional Sch Dist Canton Pomfret Suffield Somers Oxford Regional Sch Dist Regional Sch Dist Regional Sch Dist Regional Sch Dist Regional Sch Dist Regional Sch Dist Regional Sch Dist Sherman Mansfield Columbia Bolton # of Towns21 DRG Average Ellington DRG Ranking

16 What’s not so “typical” about EMS?  “How many books did you read when you were 12 years old?”  “More kids taking more rigorous courses”  “No child goes unnoticed”  “Not only are kids getting smarter, so are the classrooms ”  “What's the best way to handle a bully?”  “What’s your mindset? ….ours is about “Mastery Learning”

17 EMS LOVES TO READ! Summer Reading  Required Reading  Book Fair June 12 th Barnes & Noble in Manchester  Summer Book Checkout June 11 th – 19 th  Reading Camp August 6 th – 16 th

18 BEYOND THE SCHOOL DAY  NEWSLETTER  MUSIC  SPORTS  STUDENT LEADERSHIP  ZONE  FIELD TRIPS……NYC, WASHINGTON DC, QUEBEC

19 PARENT TO-DO LIST COURSE SELECTION PHYSICALS / IMMUNIZATIONS OPERATION ORGANIZATION:SCHOOL SUPPLIES SUMMER READING

20 FINALLY…………  STUDENTS VISIT EMS ON JUNE 6TH UMMER OFFICE HOURS FOR QUESTIONS –M–Monday to Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. –W–WATCH WEBSITE FOR UPDATES (www.ellingtonpublicschools.org/) FFIRST DAY OF SCHOOL : August 29, 2012

21 QUESTIONS?


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