House Staffing Dean Jennifer Eisner Counselor Carl LaRue Carl LaRue Secretary Louise Stone Louise Stone
Supply List The PTA provides a very economical way to pre-purchase school supplies in a bundle. A supply form will be sent home in your student’s folder. The school store will also sell supplies throughout the year.
Transition to Middle School Independence Physical Changes New Friends and Experiences Need for Structure Need for Organization
HOUSES Each grade level is a “House” Each house has 3 “Teams” House C is 6 th Grade House B is 7 th Grade House A is 8 th Grade Students are separated from one another. This includes bus seating! They stay close to their house area.
Health/Physical Education A New Experience! Gym Suits Required Lockers Coed Classes Health/FLES Class Showers
School Clubs Extra help is also available by every teacher once a week. Activity buses are available after school at 4:10 p.m. Tuesdays- Thursdays Afternoon Computer HoursNanas & Papas ClubChess Fitness ClubOdyssey of the MindRobotics Foreign Language ClubSchool Theatre/MusicalScratch Club Girls on the RunStudent Council RepresentativeManga Guitar EnsembleTalent Showcase (Spring)Green Team Homework ClubWaffle Zone (Newspaper)Jazz Band KLF StridersYoung EntrepreneursMathletics Literary ClubYoung Virginia Reader’s ClubRocketry Club
Course Selection: Choice of honors language arts Choice of honors science. All students take honors social studies.
Honors Science The curriculum is exactly the same in honors and academic science. In honors classes students benefit from having a strong math background. Honors students will have one independent research project a quarter the demonstrates higher level thinking skills and content analysis.
Honors Language Arts Honors students read many challenging texts that are above grade level. Students are expected to read independently at home and respond to their reading in an analytical fashion. Honors students write longer compositions and are expected to write more frequently. The class moves at a rigorous pace.
Mathematics! – 2 Choices There is NOT an HONORS math choice. 1. Math 6 is a rigorous math course. Students who are deficient in math skills receive extra help during resource. 2. Accelerated Math 6/7 (Pre-Algebra)
Math Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 *Students should meet or exceed the recommended standards to qualify for placement in the accelerated course. Math 6Math 7 (Pre-Algebra) Algebra Accelerated Math 6/7 (Pre-Algebra) AlgebraGeometry
MATH – HIGH SCHOOL 8 th Grade9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade Math 8AlgebraGeometryAlgebra 2Pre- Calculus AlgebraGeometryAlgebra 2Pre- Calculus AP Calculus /Statistics GeometryAlgebra 2Pre- Calculus AP Calculus AB AP Calculus CD
Bullying Safe Schools Ambassadors Positive Behavior Intervention System RU Tickets Responsible Respectful Ready to Learn
Homework Students can expect 25-30 minutes of homework per block each day from core subject areas. Electives can also require homework. Students should not rely on resource to complete homework assignments. “BOB” is required in resource. Projects will have clear directions and timelines.
1 st Day Procedures! Ride the bus! You need school supplies, lunch money, and $5 for an agenda. Please make sure your child has their up-to-date immunizations and drop off records with the nurse!
Course Requests Follow the Elementary Deadline FSMS will send out a final course request sheet in April. No changes will be made in the summer to course requests! Requests for changes should be directed to the counselor.
Parent Communication The school’s web site is a vital tool for parents! http://www.lcps.org/farmwell CLARITY for grading information
Student Orientations June 9 - “FSMS EXPO” “Inspire” Summer Camps July 21-25 & July 28- August 1 Ice Cream Social – August 28 1:00 p.m. These orientations are for the students!