Presentation on theme: "Hudson Middle School Parent Orientation Wednesday, February 25, 2015."— Presentation transcript:
Hudson Middle School Parent Orientation Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Faces to Know Dr. Kim Cockley Mrs. Karen Weber Mrs. Bobbi Wallack Building Principal 6 th Grade Principal 6 th Grade Counselor
Middle School Philosophy HMS staff …. Is centered on the whole child Understands the social, emotional and physical changes of students this age Places emphasis on developing personal organization systems and responsibility Places an emphasis on academic success Offers varied experiences for our children to try new things and succeed –4 KIDS, plays, composting/recycling
Communities 6th7th8th Integrity Mix Respect Mix Service Mix
Community Population * Number of students per community
Important Information Transition Between Buildings— Philosophy of Sixth Grade Teachers -whole child -promote respect and responsibility -encourage belonging -recognize individual needs Middle School Schedule
Types of Classes 5 Core Classes Language Arts Math Science Social Studies Unified Arts (12 weeks each) – Art – General Music – Informational Literacy Encore Classes Band Choir Orchestra Study Hall /Team Support PE (not optional) Notes: Library is not a scheduled class; services are interwoven through-out the MS experience. Study Hall is a large group study time in the Commons during 1 st period Encore. Team Support is a small group study time in a teacher’s classroom during 5 th period Encore.
Sixth Grade Electives Band : every day for the entire year Orchestra : every day for the entire year Choir : every other day for the entire year M/W or T/Th Weeks: (PE, Study hall, Choir, etc.) M, W and every other Friday T, Th and every other Friday.
Guidance Information Our guidance counselors stay with students for their 3 years of middle school. This rotation allows for the development of a trusting and stable relationship for parents and students. In addition, it allows for the continuity of important information regarding students between each grade level. Role of the Guidance Counselor: Support the academic, personal, social & emotional growth of students Advocate for students/meet with students Liaison between teachers and family Create and manage student schedules Present classroom guidance lessons
Communication Students Planners E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)email@example.com 8 total letters (7 letters of last name/first initial) Home Access Center (www.hudson.k12.oh.us) Homework Assignments and Information Register on website for announcements/alerts Lunch Payments/ Fee Payments (mypaymentsplus.com)
Important Dates April 6 th Grade Counselor meets with 5 th Grade teachers May 5 th Grade Tours of Hudson Middle School August mark your calendars now! Community Postings – Friday August 7 th after 4 pm 6 th Grade Registration – August 13 th @ HMS (Schedule, Lockers, Pictures) 6 th Grade Ice Cream Social– Monday August 17 th @ HMS