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Welcome To Ridgeline Parents of 6 th grade students Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:00 – 7:00 PM Moving Up To Middle School!

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1 Welcome To Ridgeline Parents of 6 th grade students Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:00 – 7:00 PM Moving Up To Middle School!

2 Agenda Welcome and Introductions Overview of RMS Initiatives/YCS Vision Registration Process Athletics and Activities Transitioning to Middle School Important Dates Questions

3 Classic Middle School

4 Home of The S.T.O.R.M. Successful I will follow the school rules and take pride in my work and actions. TrustworthyI will take responsibility for my actions and attitudes. OrganizedI will set achievable personal goals and share my successes with my parents. RespectfulI will respect myself, others and the learning environment. MotivatedI will have a positive attitude and encourage and motivate other to do their best.

5 Welcome Office Staff Members to Know John Johnson – Principal 360-400-0872 Ron Barnard – AP/Athletics 360-400-0867 Melanie Keller – Counselor 360-400-0916 Stacey Jansen – Counselor 360-400-0914 Main office number 360-458-1100 Sharilyn Howell Office Professional Nicole Minor ASB Tracy Ubrun Attendance/Registrar

6 Websites Yelm Community Schools CCSS – SBAC – MVP – OSPI – Khan Academy – TenMarks – CogAT –

7 RMS Initiatives Communities Dedicated to Learning and Achievement Response To Intervention (RTI) Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Student-Led Conferences (SLC) STORM Covenant Student Leadership Homeroom/Opportunity Time (OT) Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)

8 YCS Vision (How are we going to get there?) Safe Creating and supporting environments that ensure both physical and social/emotional safety. Student-Centered Decisions about processes and procedures are made in the interest of what is best for student learning and achievement whenever possible. Collaborative We believe in synergy (the whole is greater than the sum of the parts). People working together to hammer out the details can do more than any one of us can alone. We work to include processes that support collaborative efforts. Partnership We consider and welcome the knowledge and information parents, students, and community leaders possess and include them in the process of achieving the mission.

9 Student Placement Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) *Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) Classroom Based Assessments (CBA) Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Curriculum Screening (Reading/Math) Teacher Recommendation

10 Registration Process Stacey Jansen/Melanie Keller Registration forms have been provided and need to be returned to your child’s teacher by May 2. MSP scores impact the following: – Support and Advanced Academic options Band/Choir Core Subjects Honors English Leadership

11 Elective Classes Stacey Jansen/Melanie Keller Math, Reading SupportYear Long* Band, ChoirYear Long PE, HealthSemester Gateway to TechSemester LeadershipSemester Art, DramaSemester *MSP Determined 1 st SemesterSeptember – January 2 nd SemesterFebruary - June

12 SAMPLE Class Schedule Stacey Jansen/Melanie Keller Period 17:30 – 8:24Math Period 28:24 – 9:00Homeroom Period 39:00 – 9:54Elective (Band, Choir, PE, Health, Support, etc.) Period 49:54 – 10:48English Lunch10:48 – 11:18All 7 th Grade Students have first lunch Period 511:18 – 12:12Science Period 612:12 – 1:06Elective (Art, Leadership, Drama, Gateway to Technology, Support, etc.) Period 71:06 – 2:00Pacific Northwest History

13 Athletics/Activities  Registration  Seasons  Physical  Academic Eligibility  Transportation

14 Important Transitions

15 “Big Changes/Big Opportunities” New teachers and classmates Activities and athletic programs Independence and responsibility Attend school every day, be involved, do the work Most worries are soon forgotten – ‘strange’ will soon seem ‘normal’

16 What’s Different – What’s the Same? Skyward Family Access Academic rigor Homework School behavior expectations/rules Schedules – multiple teachers Hallway movement Lockers – Cinch packs Peers, relationships, adolescence Choices – priorities - responsibility Let others into your world

17 Keys to Academic Success Be in school every day Time Management – set regular time and location for homework, morning/after school routines, break up the big projects – don’t wait until the last minute Set goals Parents – keep your kids close to you – look for the signs of overload (tears, silence, avoidance, unexpected outbursts) Organization – planner, materials, study habits Homeroom Teacher- 3 years with the same adult – Conduit for parents

18 Report Bullying Reporting is essential Bullying has no place in our school Social media and Bullying: Texting, Facebook, Twitter, email, Instant Messaging, Kick, Instagram, etc. Most students DON’T support bullying If someone is being bullied, don’t join in. We support the bystander who speaks up for others We follow District Policy and State Law

19 Important Dates April 256 th grade Activity Night6:30 – 8:30 PM May 8Parent Booster Meeting3:45 – 4:30 PM June 56 th grade visit RMS11:00 – 1:00 PM August 27*OrientationInfo Forthcoming September 2First Day of SchoolInfo Forthcoming Check our web page

20 Questions?/Comments individual question form Thank you

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