2 Administrative Team Principal – Melinda DeFelice/Kathy Foster Assistant Principals – Alan Arbabi, Michael BennettCounselors – Barbara Currence, Steve GaffneyLibrary Media Specialist – Jennifer McClellandSpecial Education Lead – Victor Gore504 Coordinator – Jana Walters
3 Goals for Tonight Get information regarding academics Get information regarding electivesAlleviate fears about the transition to middle schoolAnswer questions individually at the endBasket
4 Materials ReviewRegistration Form (GT)Fine Arts FlyerCourse Description GuideList of Clubs
5 Every student takes: Core Courses Language Arts (2 blocks) Math Core or Pre-AP (2 blocks)Social StudiesSciencePE
6 Pre-AP Courses Challenging courses for motivated students Course content at greater depth and pace than academic coursesMore of a requirement of individual because of analytical assignments and work outside of class6th grade: Math only7th and 8th grades: ELAR, math, science, and social studies
7 Why is math the only sixth grade Pre-AP course offered? Accelerated content is necessary to enable students to reach AP math classes in high school.Content of the 6th grade Pre-AP math class is different from that in an academic class.6th grade ELAR, science, and social studies: Instruction provides every student with the same critical foundation skills and concepts to succeed in any course in 7th grade.
8 Pre AP Contract Required Signed at the beginning of the school year.Students must maintain an 80 average or higher.Parental choice to go into Pre-AP but school choice to come out.
9 Math Curriculum Sequence GradeCorePre – AP6th6th Grade TEKS6th & 7th Grade TEKS7th7th Grade TEKS8th Grade TEKSStudents take the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT at the end of 7th grade for recommendation of 8th grade course).8thPre - AP MathAlgebra I9thGeometry10thAlgebra II11thPre-Calculus12thAlgebra III or StatisticsStatisticsCalculus or Statistics
10 Other Levels of Courses ESL: Non or limited English speakers.Special Education: Continuum of services.Gifted and Talented: Identified GT students.
11 6th7th8th9th10th11thReadingWritingEnglish Language ArtsMathScienceSocial Studies
12 Typical 6th Grade Day Language Arts: Every day for 98 minutes. Math: Every day for 98 minutes.Science: Every day for 47 minutes.History: Every day for 47 minutes.PE: Every day for 47 minutes.Elective: Every day for 47 minutes.
13 6th Grader Schedule 1st & 2nd Period English Language Arts 3rd Period Elective4th Period Science5th Period Social Studies6th Period PE7th/8th Period Math
14 ElectivesArt/Drams (One semester of each)BandChoirOrchestraAll electives full year
15 Parent Information Communication Email Distribution List—Tiger Tales Web SiteProgress Reports sent home with studentsReport Cards mailed homeStudent PlannersParent Internet Viewer
16 Student Information School Times Lockers/Backpacks Changing Classes LunchGetting InvolvedPep Rallies…Student Council…Talent Show Assemblies…Sporting Events…School Socials…Several School Clubs
17 Clubs at JMS Photo Club Student Council Recycle Club FCA NJHS Craft ClubGarage BandAnimeShow ChoirJazz BandTiger TechieStep Team
18 Decisions To MakeWhich level of academic class in math is most appropriate for your child?Which elective (Art/Drama, Band, Choir, or Orchestra) is most appropriate for your child?
19 Need More Information? Band—Paul Stephens/ Carlos Chipps Choir—Kirk AndersonOrchestra—Michael Link/Margaret JohnsonArt—Greg Castillo/Andrea HairPride Patrol—Jennifer Zornes
20 RegistrationFill out the form and return to your child’s 5th grade teacher by February 11.We will take care of moving Cockrill students over.For more information about rezoning, check the MISD website
21 Schedule Pick Up DateAugust 13WELCOME TO JOHNSON!