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1 Welcome to Scott Johnson Middle School

2 Administrative Team Principal – Melinda DeFelice/Kathy Foster Assistant Principals – Alan Arbabi, Michael Bennett Counselors – Barbara Currence, Steve Gaffney Library Media Specialist – Jennifer McClelland Special Education Lead – Victor Gore 504 Coordinator – Jana Walters

3 Goals for Tonight Get information regarding academics Get information regarding electives Alleviate fears about the transition to middle school Answer questions individually at the end Basket

4 Materials Review Registration Form (GT) Fine Arts Flyer Course Description Guide List of Clubs

5 Core Courses Every student takes: – Language Arts (2 blocks) – Math Core or Pre-AP (2 blocks) – Social Studies – Science – PE

6 Pre-AP Courses Challenging courses for motivated students Course content at greater depth and pace than academic courses More of a requirement of individual because of analytical assignments and work outside of class 6th grade: Math only 7 th and 8 th 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 6 th grade Pre-AP math class is different from that in an academic class. 6 th grade ELAR, science, and social studies: Instruction provides every student with the same critical foundation skills and concepts to succeed in any course in 7 th 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 – AP 6 th 6 th Grade TEKS6 th & 7 th Grade TEKS 7 th 7 th Grade TEKS8 th Grade TEKS Students take the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT at the end of 7 th grade for recommendation of 8 th grade course). 8 th 8 th Grade TEKSPre - AP MathAlgebra I 9 th Algebra I Geometry 10 th Geometry Algebra II 11 th Algebra II Pre-Calculus 12 th Algebra III or Statistics StatisticsCalculus 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 6 th 7 th 8 th 9 th 10 th 11 th Reading WritingEnglish Language Arts Math Science Social Studies

12 Typical 6 th 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 6 th Grader Schedule 1 st & 2 nd Period English Language Arts 3 rd Period Elective 4 th Period Science 5 th Period Social Studies 6 th Period PE 7 th /8 th Period Math

14 Electives Art/Drams (One semester of each) Band Choir Orchestra All electives full year

15 Parent Information Communication Email Distribution List—Tiger Tales Web Site Progress Reports sent home with students Report Cards mailed home Student Planners Parent Internet Viewer

16 Student Information – School Times – Lockers/Backpacks – Changing Classes – Lunch – Getting Involved Pep 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 Club Garage Band Anime Show Choir Jazz Band Tiger Techie Step Team

18 Decisions To Make Which 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 Anderson Orchestra—Michael Link/Margaret Johnson Art—Greg Castillo/Andrea Hair Pride Patrol—Jennifer Zornes

20 Registration Fill out the form and return to your child’s 5 th 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 Date August 13 WELCOME TO JOHNSON!


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