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1 Welcome to Hampshire Middle School Kurt Rohlwing, Principal Dawn Reig, Assistant Principal Jim Herff, Assistant Principal Niki Burkey, Assistant Principal(Interim)

2 6th Grade Parent Orientation OBJECTIVES FOR THIS EVENING  Introduce the middle school curriculum  Describe a typical middle school day  Share upcoming transition activities

3 Middle School Day Student Hours: 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Student Hours: 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Main Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Main Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 6 th grade students have 9 class periods in a day 6 th grade students have 9 class periods in a day Passing periods are 3 minutes Passing periods are 3 minutes

4 Middle School Concept Team structure Purple/White Team structure Purple/White Core subjects Core subjects Common plan time Common plan time Integrated curriculum Integrated curriculum Better home/school Better home/schoolcommunication

5 Grades 6-8 Curriculum Math* Math* Language Arts* Language Arts* Literature* Literature* Social Studies Social Studies Science Science * Accelerated course offered

6 Assessment & Grading Middle school student grades are based on traditional letter grades. Middle school student grades are based on traditional letter grades. Students will participate in a variety of assessments to determine their 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. Parents are encouraged to sign-up for the District 300 Parent Portal as a way to monitor your child’s progress.

7 Exploratory Education The philosophy of the D300 Exploratory Program is to offer students a variety of experiences. In sixth grade these experiences include: The philosophy of the D300 Exploratory Program is to offer students a variety of experiences. In sixth grade these experiences include: Art Art Technology I Technology I Technology II Technology II Intro to Spanish Intro to Spanish

8 Exploratory Education Seventh Grade Exploratory Classes Include: Seventh Grade Exploratory Classes Include: Art Art Technology I Technology I Technology II Technology II Study Skills Study Skills Eighth Grade Exploratory Classes Include: Eighth Grade Exploratory Classes Include: Art Art Technology I Technology I Technology II Technology II Current Issues Current Issues * Selected students at grades 7 and 8 have the opportunity to enroll in year-round AVID or Spanish in place of Exploratory

9 Band, Orchestra & Choir Band, orchestra and choir students meet as a group each day. Band, 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 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 in two music classes will have an A/B schedule. Students will also receive small group instruction/lessons for band and orchestra. 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. Student participation in reading and/or math interventions may impact the number of days of music participation.

10 Physical Education Sixth grade students receive PE every day for three of four quarters. Sixth grade students receive PE every day for three of four quarters. Students will receive Health during one of the four quarters. Students will receive Health during one of the four quarters. PE uniforms and locks are required. PE uniforms and locks are required.

11 Extended Learning Time More Than Just A Study Hall Consists of academic support/enrichment, study skills, organizational skill, PBIS lessons etc. Consists of academic support/enrichment, study skills, organizational skill, PBIS lessons etc. Students will be given approximately 30 minutes to complete homework. Students will be given approximately 30 minutes to complete homework. Students will get RTI interventions during ELT periods. Students will get RTI interventions during ELT periods. Students in Music Programs will not have an ELT. Students in Music Programs will not have an ELT.

12 A Sample 6 th Grade Schedule 1 st Period: Core – Language Arts 2 nd Period:Core - Literature 3 rd Period:Core - Science 4 th Period:Lunch 5 th Period:Core – Math 6 th Period:Physical Education 7 th Period:Exploratory 8 th Period:Extended Learning Time (ELT)/Music 9 th Period:Core – Social Studies *Classes average 42 minutes in length. *Lunch is 30 minutes long.

13 PBIS Students are expected to respect Students are expected to respect P eersP eers A cademicsA cademics W orldW orld S elfS elf

14 PBIS The expected behaviors are taught at the beginning of the school year in every class. Students are walked through examples of the behaviors The expected behaviors are taught at the beginning of the school year in every class. Students are walked through examples of the behaviors Throughout the school year the PBIS team has created “cool tool” lessons that are reminders of correct behaviors in different situations Throughout the school year the PBIS team has created “cool tool” lessons that are reminders of correct behaviors in different situations

15 Cafeteria Cafeteria supervisors will go over specific rules the first day Cafeteria supervisors will go over specific rules the first day No charging of meals even if the student forgets their lunch No charging of meals even if the student forgets their lunch Payments are made in the cafeteria or online Payments are made in the cafeteria or online

16 Lines of Communication School Newsletter School Newsletter District Newsletter District Newsletter Website Website Phone/Homework Hotline Phone/Homework Hotline Team Homework Web Page Team Homework Web Page Infinite Campus Infinite Campus Report Cards Report Cards Mid-Terms Mid-Terms School Counselor School Counselor Mrs. Forsyth * Mr. Wier

17 Middle School Transition Activities Elementary School Visit Elementary School Visit5/04/15 Summer Orientations Summer OrientationsTBA Fall Open House Fall Open House9/1/2015 Parent-Teacher Conferences November 23 & 24, 2015

18 And Finally...


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