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1 A. Mario Loiederman Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts
Nicole and Royce A. Mario Loiederman Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts Open House 2014

2 Welcome to our OPEN HOUSE

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

4 A. Mario Loiederman Middle School opened in August, 2005
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. Nicole

5 Academic Rigor 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 Nicole

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

7 Theory of action 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. Nicole

8 Academics and the Arts! 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 Nicole – Stop here and screen goes up. Introduce two student ambassadors


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

11 Loiederman’s Generous Arts Partners
Royce Our partners: Strathmore, National Players at Olney Theater, Round House theater, MC rec dept. The tower company, Citibank, JR Achievement, BSO, UMD, Brickman and associates

12 Choice Forms 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 Royce

13 Choice Forms 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, 2014. See DCCAPS staff this evening in the counseling office with questions about the Choice Process Royce

14 Choice Form Due Date- Nov 7
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. Royce

15 Choice Form Due Date- Nov 7
Students who currently do not attend school in MCPS can return Choice forms to the DCCAPS office- 11721 Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring, Maryland Phone Royce

16 Choice Form Due Date The deadline to turn in Choice forms is Friday, November 7, 2014. Royce

17 How Does My Child Get Into Loiederman?
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. How Does My Child Get Into Loiederman? The Choice Process Royce

18 After Loiederman Your Child Can:
Attend one of the five Down County Consortium (DCC) high schools- Wheaton, Blair, Kennedy, Northwood or Einstein. Attend his/her home high school (based on the student’s home address) Apply to DCC application-only high school programs Apply to countywide application–only high school programs Royce

19 Visual and Digital Art 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 Royce

20 Dance 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 Royce

21 Perspectives in the Fine Arts
6th 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 Royce

22 Instrumental Music Challenging music, focus on sight-reading
6th 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 Royce

23 Digital Music 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. Royce

24 Choral Music 6th 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 Royce

25 Theatre 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: Royce

26 Lights! Camera! Literacy! Lights! Camera! Film!
LMS Student Film Festival May 27, 2015. Screen and analyze movies. Produce, Film and Edit your own films! Use iMovie and WeVideo to edit your own films! Express yourself through film! Royce

27 Visit Us Online and on Twitter @LMSARTS

28 Today’s Schedule 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 Royce

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