6Assessment & GradingMiddle school student grades are based on traditional letter grades.Students will participate in a variety of assessments to determine their grades.Parents are encouraged to sign-up for the District 300 Parent Portal as a way to monitor your child’s progress.
7Exploratory Education The philosophy of the D300 Exploratory Program is to offer students a variety of experiences. In sixth grade these experiences include:ArtTechnology ITechnology IIIntro to Spanish
8Exploratory Education Seventh Grade Exploratory Classes Include:ArtTechnology ITechnology IIStudy SkillsEighth Grade Exploratory Classes Include:Current Issues* Selected students at grades 7 and 8 have the opportunity toenroll in year-round AVID or Spanish in place of Exploratory
9Band, Orchestra & ChoirBand, orchestra and choir students meet as a group each day.Students may elect to be in band/choir or orchestra/choir or just one music.Students in two music classes will have an A/B schedule.Students will also receive small group instruction/lessons for band and orchestra.Student participation in reading and/or math interventions may impact the number of days of music participation.
10Physical EducationSixth grade students receive PE every day for three of four quarters.Students will receive Health during one of the four quarters.PE uniforms and locks are required.
11Extended Learning Time More Than Just A Study HallConsists of academic support/enrichment, study skills, organizational skill, PBIS lessons etc.Students will be given approximately 30 minutes to complete homework.Students will get RTI interventions during ELT periods.Students in Music Programs will not have an ELT.
12A Sample 6th Grade Schedule 1st Period: Core – Language Arts2nd Period: Core - Literature3rd Period: Core - Science4th Period: Lunch5th Period: Core – Math6th Period: Physical Education7th Period: Exploratory8th Period: Extended Learning Time (ELT)/Music9th Period: Core – Social Studies*Classes average 42 minutes in length.*Lunch is 30 minutes long.
13PBISStudents are expected to respectPeersAcademicsWorldSelf
14PBISThe expected behaviors are taught at the beginning of the school year in every class. Students are walked through examples of the behaviorsThroughout the school year the PBIS team has created “cool tool” lessons that are reminders of correct behaviors in different situations
15CafeteriaCafeteria supervisors will go over specific rules the first dayNo charging of meals even if the student forgets their lunchPayments are made in the cafeteria or online
16Lines of Communication School NewsletterDistrict NewsletterWebsitePhone/Homework HotlineTeam Homework Web PageInfinite CampusReport CardsMid-TermsSchool CounselorMrs. Forsyth *Mr. Wier
17Middle School Transition Activities Elementary School Visit5/04/15Summer OrientationsTBAFall Open House9/1/2015Parent-Teacher ConferencesNovember 23 & 24, 2015