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1 Open House 2014

2 Welcome to our OPEN HOUSE

3 Administrative Team Ms. Nicole Sosik, Principal Mr. Norman Edwards, 6 th Grade Administrator Mr. Josh Fine, 7th Grade Administrator Dr. Royce Wallace, Magnet Coordinator/8 th grade Administrator

4 Our school was named for A. Mario Loiederman, an immigrant from Argentina and civil engineer who built a prominent company in Rockville, MD. He was an active patron of the arts. We are proud to represent his legacy.

5 INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS: To develop Higher Order Thinking skills through authentic tasks aligned to measureable mastery objectives. All students will exhibit a high level of thinking as measured by the proficiency levels aligned to the Common Core State Standards identified in the PARCC. Math Science English Social Studies

6 Academic Excellence Creativity Student Choice Mastery Objectives Engaging Instruction Ongoing Learning Creative Problem Solving Higher Order Thinking Collaboration Integrate UDL Authentic Tasks Social Emotional Learning PBIS ROAR Responsible Organized Always Safe Respectful

7 If we plan and facilitate consistent lessons that incorporate higher order thinking and student choice, then students will be engaged in learning and academic achievement will improve.

8 You can excel in the arts and in your academic classes as well The arts enhances and builds on your academic skills STEM Night Common Core Higher Order Thinking My QVO

9 The SMAART choice! EVERY STUDENT IS AN ARTIST and an ACADEMIC SCHOLAR

10 Loiederman Middle School is the only whole-school magnet for students interested in the creative and performing arts in Montgomery County!

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12 Choice forms will be available October and can be found online- Loiederman’s website- MSMC website- Call the DCCAPS office ( ) for more information about the Choice Process

13 Choice forms will be mailed to in- consortium families. Choice forms will also be available on our school’s website. Choice forms are due November 7, See DCCAPS staff this evening in the counseling office with questions about the Choice Process

14 If your child attends an in-consortium elementary school: Brookhaven Georgian Forest Harmony Hills Shriver Strathmore Viers Mill Weller Road Wheaton Woods Please return the form to your elementary school.

15 Students who currently do not attend school in MCPS can return Choice forms to the DCCAPS office Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring, Maryland Phone

16 The deadline to turn in Choice forms is Friday, November 7, 2014.

17 Admission into Loiederman, and all MSMC schools, is through a Choice process. Test results, report card grades, and teacher recommendations are NOT part of the MSMC school lottery process. The Choice Process

18 1.Attend one of the five Down County Consortium (DCC) high schools- Wheaton, Blair, Kennedy, Northwood or Einstein. 2.Attend his/her home high school (based on the student’s home address) 3.Apply to DCC application-only high school programs 4.Apply to countywide application–only high school programs

19 Foundations of Art for High School Credit Juried Art Shows – MCPS Art show, Art contests National Jr. Art Honor Society Portfolio Review Workshops with Pyramid Atlantic Visual Art Center Visual Art Residencies- Animation Mosaics Print Making

20 Beginning, intermediate, and advanced level classes. Students can also take Choreography and Dance for Athletes. Students study modern, jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop and world dance Jr. & Sr. Dance Companies Winter and spring dance concert Master classes with professional companies- City Dance, Philadanco, Tappers with Attitude, Clancy Works, Urban Artistry and Step Afrika

21 6 th Grade Course Students learn how to identify the elements of dance, theatre, music and visual art They gain the necessary vocabulary to intelligently discuss performances and exhibits Students use their knowledge of each discipline to form their own justifiable opinions about art

22 Challenging music, focus on sight-reading 6 th grade, intermediate, and concert bands Full string orchestra and chamber string ensemble Award winning jazz ensemble Beginning band and percussion ensemble Partnership with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

23 Loiederman has a $200,000 state of the art digital music lab with full size keyboards. Digital music students create music using software programs such as Garage Band and Sibelius.

24 6 th Grade Chorus, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir In 2009 & 2010, Loiederman had more students selected to participate in the Montgomery County Honors Chorus than any other middle school. Chamber Choir selected to perform in Dallas, Texas in March, 2012

25 Exploring Theatre, Fundamentals of Theatre and Theatre 1 A/B Drama Club Residencies and workshops with Round House Theatre, National Players and theatre professionals Main stage productions this year include:

26 LMS Student Film Festival May 27, Screen and analyze movies. Produce, Film and Edit your own films! Use iMovie and WeVideo to edit your own films! Express yourself through film!

27 Visit Us Online and on

28 You will have the opportunity to visit fine arts classes, hear from our core academic staff and our grade level team leaders. Please follow your schedule located on the back of your agenda. Our Spanish interpreter will accompany schedule 20 Ambassadors are stationed throughout the gym from number 1 (over by instrumental music) to number 20 (closer to the gym door/stage). You will be dismissed by your schedule Please move to your ambassador


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