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1 KMS Class of 2020

2 Principals and Counselors Principal: Bob Atteberry Assistant Principals: James Paschall (last names A-K) Jennifer Holloway (last names L-Z) Counselors: Jackie Grant (8 th grade) Jeff Brown (7 th grade) Crystal McElrath (6 th grade) Registrar: Hermi Garcia Attendance: Laura Shelton

3 Middle School Planning Guide 4 Provides an overview of courses offered to 8 th grade students 4 Includes Graduation Programs for HS and information on IB and Quest programs. 4 Online only: KMS website, Counselors link, HISD website

4 Student Registration Card 4 2 Semesters of electives – Course Guide Online Course Guide Online 4 Number your choices Return, with signatures, by Feb 6 th to History Teacher 4 Two verification letters will be sent home 4 Last day to request a change is June 10th

5 Student Registration Card 4 All 8 th graders are required to have one semester of PE or a year of athletics. 4 Academic teachers have recommended next year placement. 4 If you are requesting a change in placement, circle and initial the choice.

6 8th Grade Course requirements Language Arts Math Science US History PE – 1 semester or Athletics – 1 year Current academic teachers will recommend placement for next year.

7 Electives Choices 4 Year long: Band * Orchestra * Choir * Athletics * AVID Adv. Art * Theater Arts II * Spanish I * BIM 4 Semester long: Intro Spanish * Career Portals * Exp. Lang Foods * Theater Arts * Debate * Speech * Beg Art Int. Art * Apl. Art * Apl. Art II * A&C * Intro to Eng&Tech * Journ I * Journ II * Broad I *Broad II Prin.of Hosp & Tourism * Cheer * Service Volunteer *Prin of Man * Touch Systems

8 High School Credit Courses: 4 Principles of Hospitality and Tourism 4 Principles of Manufacturing 4 Touch Systems Data Entry 4 Business Information Management (year long course) 4 Spanish I 4 Algebra I

9 Selecting elective courses 4 Cheer is not on the course card 4 Service Volunteer (Office Aides) must be approved by administrators 4 AVID requires application process 4 Rank courses 1 – is the top choice

10 Prerequisites… 4 There are several courses that have prerequisites. 4 Watch for these as you select courses for next year!

11 Spanish I 4 Upon completion, students earn high school credit. 4 Students are required to have 2 credits of the same foreign language in order to graduate. 4 Prerequisites: Intro to Spanish or an 85 in Language Arts

12 Career Pathways and High School Credit 4 Elective credits are required to graduate 4 Principles of Hospitality and Tourism – Hospitality and Tourism pathway 4 Principles of Manufacturing – Manufacturing Pathway 4 Business Information Management – Business Management & Administration Pathway 4 Touch Systems Data Entry – Business Management & Administration Pathway

13 What might my schedule look like ? Period1st Semester2nd Semester 1MathMath 2ScienceScience 3Lang. Arts PreAPLang. Arts PreAP 4P.E. Elective #1 5Elective # 2Elective # 3 6Elective # 4Elective # 5 7Social StudiesSocial Studies Elective choices #6, #7, #8 are alternate choices which just might be on your schedule!

14 What might my schedule look like ? Period1st Semester2nd Semester 1MathMath 2ScienceScience 3English/L.A.English/L.A. 4P.E.Intro to Spanish 5DebateSpeech 6BandBand 7Social StudiesSocial Studies

15 What might my schedule look like ? Period1st Semester2nd Semester 1MathMath 2ScienceScience 3Lang Arts PreAPLang Arts PreAP 4Social Studies Social Studies 5Theater ArtsPE 6OrchestraOrchestra 7Spanish ISpanish I

16 Athletics... 4 Athletics lasts the entire school year. 4 If you do not make a team you will be in off season which involves conditioning and running. 4 A Physical Night will be held later this school year.

17 More on Athletics 4 You are required to dress out in a KMS athletic uniform & appropriate shoes 4 The KPHS coaches like to see middle school students participate in all sports 4 In addition to a physical form you also need to have a birth certificate 4 For security purposes you must have your own lock and be responsible for locking up your items in the locker room

18 What might my schedule look like ? Period1st Semester2nd Semester 1US HistoryUS History 2ScienceScience 3English/L.A.English/L.A. 4MathMath 5DebateIntro to Spanish 6Applied Art IApplied Art II 7AthleticsAthletics

19 What might my schedule look like ? Period1st Semester2nd Semester 1US HistoryUS History 2ScienceScience 3English/L.A.English/L.A. 4MathMath 5BandBand 6Journalism IIEx Languages 7AthleticsAthletics

20 Student Planner (Sample Page) 4 Students are encouraged to use their Cougar Planner 4 Parents are asked to read and sign this planner nightly 4 Great parent / teacher communication tool

21 You may purchase the following: 4 Cougar Camp in August will provide you the opportunity to purchase: –Locker Shelves $ 5.00 –PE/Athletic Uniform $20.00 –Cougar Planner$ Consider buying a lock for the locker in the locker room. This locker room is used throughout the day by all students. Valuable items need to be locked up after students dress out for PE and leave the area.

22 BRIDGES 4 Go to –Log in: humble + id number –Password: id number –Click on Choices Explorer –In the Blue Work Box, click on Find Matching Career Clusters *After you get your results, explore the different areas in your Career Cluster & Pathways

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24 Please come see me if you have any questions or worries about 8th grade! As your counselor, I’m here for you and want to help you in any way I can!


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