Presentation on theme: "Parent Information Night"— Presentation transcript:
1 Parent Information Night ScholarshipHingham Middle SchoolGrowthHingham Middle SchoolParent Information NightGrade 6
2 Who’s Who at HMS? Principal – Mr. Smith Assistant Principals – Mr. Riordan and Mrs. JanulewiczSchool Psychologist – Ms. O’ConnorContact by atSchool Counselor: Class of 2022 – Ms. GreeneAdjustment Counselor – Mrs. LalliSchool Nurse – Mrs. McDonoughRegular and Special Education TeachersSpeech/Language, Occupational and Physical TherapistsDARE/Resource Officer – Officer Rob Ramsey
3 What Courses Will My Child Take? English Language ArtsMathematicsScienceSocial StudiesArt, DARE, Physical Education, Foreign Language, Second Step, Literacy Lab, STEMExploratory classes: Family and Consumer Science, Industrial Arts, Drama, and Media Literacy
4 What Music Classes Are Offered? Students will choose one ofthe following . . .ChorusBandStrings
5 What Is A Sixth Grade Team? Teams consists of four teachers who areresponsible for math, science, social studies,or English Language Arts instruction.Students do not travel with same group of children to every class.
6 What Will Help My Child Be Successful And Happy In Middle School? Extra Help Available Before and After SchoolLate Bus Routes (M,T,Th,F)Library/Media CenterComputer Labs and Foreign Language LabAfter School Activities, Intramurals, & Clubs
7 How Do I Keep Informed?HMS Distribution List & Aspen X2 Distribution ListHMS Website –HMS Happenings (courtesy of HMS PTO)Teacher /Voice MailParent Conferences (Upon Request)Aspen X2 Student Portal for regularly updated information regarding student progress and electronic Report Cards/Four Terms
8 What Does A School Day Look Like? Homeroom Starts at 7:30Seven Blocks (A – G) /Four Day CycleSnack Break in ClassroomThree Lunches – Mixed Grade LevelMajor Classes Meet EverydayForeign Language, Literacy Lab (half year), STEM (half year), and Music Selection Meet Every Other DayPhysical Education Meets Once Per CycleSchool Day Ends at 2:00Late Buses Start at 3:05
9 How Does The School Prepare for the Transition? Collecting and Processing Grade Six Course Selection SheetCommunication with Elementary Schools“Friendly Letters”Student Move-Up Day (May 22nd)Schedules, Lists of School Supplies, and Bus Routes Made Available in Mid-AugustSchool Tour Dates – Late August (Watch for more info)
10 What Happens On The First Day Of School? Come with a pen or pencil, notebook, snack, lunch or money, and a smileAll Grade Six students will report directly to their homeroom (their A Block class)Full school day with an “adjusted schedule”
11 What Else is New? HMS 1:1 Chromebook Initiative Teachers have received device and are involved in professional development.Late August 2015 all grade six students will be issued an individual device.Students will bring devices home and to school each day.