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Class of 2022 6 th Grade 2015-2016 WELCOME. What Is a Middle School? Middle school is… Student centered New classes Fun Rewards New expectations More.

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1 Class of th Grade WELCOME

2 What Is a Middle School? Middle school is… Student centered New classes Fun Rewards New expectations More teachers More responsibility More CHOICES

3 What Is a Middle School? Middle School is… academics, electives, athletics and clubs/activities learning to be self directed accepting responsibility independence LEARNING MADE FUN!!!

4 How do I have a GREAT Middle School experience? Communication – more personal responsibility Take ownership of your grades Talk to an adult you trust:  A parent  A teacher  A principal  A counselor – Mrs. Sobczak (8 th Grade) Mrs. Nichols (7 th Grade) Mrs. Payne (6 th Grade)

5  RESPONSIBLE  ON TIME, ON TASK  ALWAYS FOLLOW DIRECTION  RESPECTFUL TO OTHERS ROAR Tiger Expectations

6 Get Organized!! Use your AGENDA daily to write the TALE Keep your AVID binder neat Follow “Sixty to Success” for nightly homework routine Prepare and balance schedule with academics and extra curricular activities Get ready the night before school

7 What will my schedule be at AMS? 8:00-8:30 – Arrive at school via bus or car. 8:00-8:30 – Eat breakfast or attend tutoring if needed. 8:00-8:30 - Be seated in cafeteria Released at 8:30 to go to first period 7 periods  8:30– 9:29 – 1 st Period  9:33 – 10:33 – 2 nd Period  10:37 – 11:31 – 3 rd Period  11:35 – 1:05 – 4 th Period - Lunch  1:10 – 2:04 – 5 th Period  2:08 – 3:02 – 6 th Period  3:06 – 4:00 – 7 th Period  4:00 – 4:45 – After School Tutoring

8 What classes will I take? All classes choices of On Level or Pre AP RELA (Reading and Language Arts) 2 periods each day Math Science Social Studies – World Cultures Physical Education Elective choice OR Strategies

9 AMS Elective Choices Band Choir Orchestra AVID Fine Arts Block  Theatre Arts  Art All 6 th graders take PE and then one of the following:

10 Commit to Student Success with AVID AVID is a 4th through 12 th grade system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.

11 The AVID Elective Not only are students enrolled in our toughest classes, such as honors and Advanced Placement, but also in the AVID elective. For one period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. Their self-images improve, and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.

12 AMS AVID Tutorials !! College Field Trips!!! College Projects! Student Success Weeks!

13 Course Card - Front SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS MAY CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVE OPTIONS. PUT A CHECK MARK (  ) NEXT TO THE ELECTIVE YOU WANT. ________ ELECTIVE 1 BAND* (Full Year) Rank top three preferred instruments (1-3) ___Clarinet ___Flute ___Cornet ___Percussion ___Saxophone ___Oboe ___Trombone ___French Horn ___Bassoon ___Tuba ___Baritone ________ ELECTIVE 2 ORCHESTRA* (Full Year) Circle preferred instrument Violin Viola Cello Double Bass ________ ELECTIVE 3 CHOIR (Full Year) ________ ELECTIVE 4 BEGINNING ART, THEATRE ARTS (1 Semester Each) *Most instruments are not provided by AMS and must be rented or purchased

14 Course Card - Back READING/LANG. ARTS (RELA) MATHEMATICSSCIENCECONTEMPORARY WORLD CULTURES 6111 Pre-AP 6112 OL ARD DECISION Teacher Initial 6120 Pre-AP 6124 OL ARD DECISION Teacher Initial 6131 Pre-AP 6134 OL ARD DECISION Teacher Initial 6146 Pre-AP 6144 OL ARD DECISION Teacher Initial

15 Upcoming Dates Schedule Cards Due  Timbers – Feb. 10  Maplebrook – Feb. 12  Pine Forest – Feb. 17 April and May- Verification Sheets August – Tiger Cub Camp and receive new schedule August 24 – Become an AMS Tiger

16 Frequently Asked Questions When is lunch?  4th period – A lunch What supplies do I need?  Supply list given in August – main supplies are AMS binder and back pack Will I have a locker?  No lockers, but you can carry a back pack How many classes will I have?  7 periods Will 7 th and 8 th graders mess with me? What if I get lost?  Most 6 th grade classes are held on the 6oo hallway so you are mainly isolated in one area and classes are easy to find. What are some ways I can get involved at AMS?  6 th grade - Band, Choir, Orchestra, Dream ACTS, Stu-Co, CSU, Rosebuds, Chess Club  7 th and 8 th grade – Athletics, Cheerleader, NJHS

17 Breakout Sessions Core Content Teachers – Gym (7:00-7:15 only) Band – 901 Orchestra – 902 Choir – 903 AVID – 302 Art/PE/Theater Arts – Amphitheater Special Education - Library


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