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1 Northwood Middle School Soon-To-Be A 7 th grader Information Night March 4, 2015

2 Welcome Staff Introductions Enrollment Mascot/colors Agenda In partnership with the community, we promote relationships and learning opportunities which foster scholarship, leadership, creativity, and individuality.

3 Developmental Characteristics of 7 th and 8 th graders Physical Social/Emotional Cognitive Who are we serving? In partnership with the community, we strive to promote relationships and learning opportunities which foster scholarship, leadership, creativity, and individuality.

4 What we provide Academics Athletics/activities Leadership opportunities 1:1 Computing Tim Clark Creative Media NW Targeted Support Extended Learning Opportunities Spelling Bee, Geo Bee, Science Fair, Essay contests, Music contests.. In partnership with the community, we strive to promote relationships and learning opportunities which foster scholarship, leadership, creativity, and individuality.

5 Academics Instructional match Rigor at all levels Collaboration In partnership with the community, we strive to promote relationships and learning opportunities which foster scholarship, leadership, creativity, and individuality.

6 Academics 7 th grade schedule: Language Arts Social Studies Math Science Health/Fitness Screen to decide: Reading or math support Music or Survey 7 Honors identification

7 Instructional Match Identification not selection - based on student learning needs Screen all students in reading and math using multiple data points Intensive Support Strategic Support Core Honors

8 Class of 2019 and Beyond 24 credit requirement Algebra Geometry Offerings for

9 The Forgotten Middle – Study Scores in English, Math, Reading and Science show that 8 th grade achievement displays a stronger relationship with college and career readiness than does any other factor, including family background, high school coursework, or high school GPA. Similar results were found across ethnic groups and income levels. In partnership with the community, we strive to promote relationships and learning opportunities which foster scholarship, leadership, creativity, and individuality.

10 Attendance/Academic Impact Keys to success Class work/homework Extended absences/Vacations

11 College and Career Readiness Rigorous expectations/Common Core State Standards HS credit in the MS - 24 credits / 2019 College and Career Exploration GRCC, RTC, HCC College Bound Scholarship Johns Hopkins CTY Exploring Your Horizons High School and Beyond Night

12 What counseling provides Academic assistance  Progress monitoring Social/Emotional support  Mediations/Problem-solving  Resource support Classroom Presentations  Harassment  Academic planning Agency partnerships  Johns Hopkins, CTY  College Bound Scholarships  Kent Youth Family Services, Valley Cities, Auburn Youth Services and Renton Youth and Family Services In partnership with the community, we strive to promote relationships and learning opportunities which foster scholarship, leadership, creativity, and individuality.

13 Safety Services School Safety Officer – Brian McMillan Campus cameras Safety Committee Monthly drill practice District resources

14 Get Involved Athletic Clearance Physical after June 1 st Athletic Registration Form Athletics Quarter 1 – Football & Volleyball Quarter 2 – Boys’ Basketball & Gymnastics Quarter 3 – Wrestling & Girls’ Basketball Quarter 4 – Track Yearlong – Drill & Cheerleading

15 Get Involved Activities ASB National Junior Honor Society Drama Club Battle of the Books Jag Force X Green Club Math and Science Club Pump It Up! Club Debate Club Art Club Anime Club Hiking Club Read a Movie Club

16 Northwood PTSA Supporting Northwood’s activities! Enhancing their education!

17 Activities: Staff Appreciation Book Fair Music Program Student of the Quarter Emergency Preparedness Advocacy Eighth Grade Party Dance Concessions and Chaperones Reflections Spiritwear Kent Area Council Clothing Bank Color Run

18 Supporting ASB! Dances Northwood Color Run!

19 Educational and Curricular Support!

20 Supporting our Teachers and Staff! Staff Appreciation Student of the Quarter

21 Advocacy and a Voice! Focus Day and Legislative Assembly!

22 Fundraising

23 How does PTSA Support Northwood?

24 Why Join? Check out the PTSA Website: “Northwood PTSA” For questions, please us: e.com e.com Stay connected! Stay involved! Involvement increases success

25 Transition Timelines Registration - parent/teacher conferences Moving Up Day - June 15 th Welcome Day - August 20 th On-line class schedules - TBA Parent Newsletter - August Rolling Start – First day of school In partnership with the community, we strive to promote relationships and learning opportunities which foster scholarship, leadership, creativity, and individuality.

26 Special Services Information Night Parents of students served in: English Language Learners (ELL) program Special Education programs April 14 th 6:30 pm Northwood Library

27 Staying in Touch Northwood Website August Parent Newsletter Skyward Family Access Staff Websites (SWIFT) In partnership with the community, we strive to promote relationships and learning opportunities which foster scholarship, leadership, creativity, and individuality.

28 Student Tours Groups by birthday month Explore the building Please stay with your guides – a great resource for questions In partnership with the community, we strive to promote relationships and learning opportunities which foster scholarship, leadership, creativity, and individuality.

29 Q & A Session Principal - Colleen Nelson Assistant Principal - Tracie Watson Today’s learners …Tomorrow’s leaders In partnership with the community, we strive to promote relationships and learning opportunities which foster scholarship, leadership, creativity, and individuality.


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