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1 4 th Senior Assembly Catherine & Count Basie Middle School 72 Facilitators: Mrs. Thompson-Young, Ms. Severin & the Social Studies Department December 11, 2012

2 DISMISSAL & ENTRY PROTOCOL SEATING ARRANGEMENT – RIGHT SIDE – CENTER 809 – – 811– LEFT SIDE (Facing the stage) EVERY ASSEMBLY 8 th GRADE STUDENTS WILL SIT IN DESIGNATED AREAS 1.Enter quickly and quietly. 2.Sit in your assigned area. 3.Take out a writing utensil and your planner. 4.Wait for explicit directions before exiting the auditorium.

3 Senior Dues –1st Installment of $ (Postal Money Order ONLY) –Due Monday, November 16, 2012 OVERDUE – Submit by no later than December 21 st –Entire Payment Includes: Graduation (York College) – 1 st Non-Refundable Payment Graduation (York College) – 1 st Non-Refundable Payment Cap & Gown - 1 st Payment Cap & Gown - 1 st Payment Yearbook – 1 st Non-Refundable Payment Yearbook – 1 st Non-Refundable Payment Prom (The Double Tree Hotel) – 2 nd Payment Prom (The Double Tree Hotel) – 2 nd Payment Senior Trip – HOLIDAY HILL (Cheshire, Connecticut) – 2 nd Payment Senior Trip – HOLIDAY HILL (Cheshire, Connecticut) – 2 nd Payment NOTE: PAYMENTS CANNOT BE SEPERATED & MUST BE PAYED IN FULL AMOUNTS ! See Ms. Levine in the main office. (Mon., Wed., Fri. – Pd. 8 & Tue. – Pd. 6. & Thurs. – Pd. 1)

4 Academic Behavior –Progress Report – Friday. December 21 st –Semester Ends – January 31 st –The Arista Honor Society Applications will be distributed next semester, as the new rules require that students must have an average of 85 and above for at least 2 semesters to be eligible. –Exit Projects & Portfolios – Graduation Requirements –Uniform –Attendance/ Lateness –High School Applications, Auditions, & Concerns **** – (See Ms. Lee – Parents may call at ext. 1045)

5 FINAL DAYS OF 2012 Thursday, December 20  Week of Giving Continues  Holiday Show  Student Holiday Party  ( )  Parent Holiday Feast/PTA  PHES Performance Friday, December 21  Last Day of Classes Saturday, December 22  No Saturday Success Academy  No Valor Academy-6 th grade only students 5 Holiday Party-$5 Basie Bucks/ $3 and a Wrapped Toy

6 UNIFORM PRICING GYM UNIFORM SHIRT – $7 SHORTS -$13 SWEATPANTS - $15 Pg.13 GYM UNIFORM SHIRT – $7 SHORTS -$13 SWEATPANTS - $15 SCHOOL STORE HOURS Mon – Wed. – Fri. Pd. 8 Tues. Pd. 6 & Thurs. Pd. 1

7 Important Test Dates –NY STATE ELA EXAM TUE. APRIL 16, 2013 TUE. APRIL 16, 2013 – THURSDAY. APRIL 18, 2013* –NY STATE MATHEMATICS EXAM - WED. APRIL 24 – FRIDAY. APRIL 26* –8th GRADE ONLY - Science Perf. Test - TBA

8 ABOUT SENIOR PICTURE DAY  Thursday, Jan 14 th, 2012– MAKE UP PICTURE DAY –Uniform Required –Photos will be included in the yearbook! –Plan ahead (Beautification Appointments, etc.) –Individual Photos – (Not Included in Senior Dues) Prices Range from $ $35.00/ ($8.00 – Class Photo ) Review Parent Letter

9 TENTATIVE CALENDAR - JUNE 2013 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY 34 1 ST CLERICAL HALF-DAY 5 FINAL EXAMS 6 GRADUATION REHEARSAL FINAL EXAMS 7 DISTRIBUTION OF SENIOR JEWELRY FINAL EXAMS 10 2 ND CLERICAL HALF-DAY FINAL EXAMS 11 DISTRIBUTION OF SENIOR T-SHIRTS (REQUIRED ATTIRE FOR THE SENIOR TRIP) FINAL EXAMS 12 SENIOR TRIP HOLIDAY HILL CHESHIRE, CT 6:30AM – 7:30PM 13 CHANCELLOR’S CONFERENCE DAY (NO STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE) 14 NYS REGENTS WEEK DISTRIBUTION OF PROM TICKETS SENIOR PROM 6- 10PM THE DOUBLE TREE HOTEL 17 NYS REGENTS WEEK DISTRIBUTION OF YEARBOOK 18NYS REGENTS WEEK GRADUATION REHEARSAL DISTRIBUTION OF CAPS & GOWNS 19 NYS REGENTS WEEK SENIOR AWARDS ASSEMBLY 20NYS REGENTS WEEK FINAL GRADUATION REHEARSAL 21 NYS REGENTS WEEK GRADUATION YORK COLLEGE 6:00PM – 8:00PM LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS

10 International Trips We are going to Athens, Florence and Rome in April of 2014! We are going to Athens, Florence and Rome in April of 2014! We will be holding an interest meeting in January We will be holding an interest meeting in January In order to maximize our advantages and minimize the program cost, we are encouraging interested students to make a commitment by enrolling with the $95 enrollment fee to receive a $200 discount. In order to maximize our advantages and minimize the program cost, we are encouraging interested students to make a commitment by enrolling with the $95 enrollment fee to receive a $200 discount. Monthly payments do not start until January. Monthly payments do not start until January. You can learn more about the trip and enroll online at You can learn more about the trip and enroll online at If you enroll online or over the phone before December 21 th you save a spot on the tour and lock in the pricing and discount. If you have any questions, contact the EF customer service line at If you enroll online or over the phone before December 21 th you save a spot on the tour and lock in the pricing and discount. If you have any questions, contact the EF customer service line at Please note there will be a small fee added by Middle School 72 to cover the cost of all lunch meals as we travel abroad, as they are not covered in the pricing on the website. All other pricing on the website will remain the same. Please note there will be a small fee added by Middle School 72 to cover the cost of all lunch meals as we travel abroad, as they are not covered in the pricing on the website. All other pricing on the website will remain the same.

11 Niagara Falls Excursion Requires a 75 average Requires a 75 average Good behavioral standing Good behavioral standing $75 Deposit $75 Deposit Teacher Recommendation Teacher Recommendation AP/ Dean Approval AP/ Dean Approval May 3, 2013 at 7:00am and return to MS 72 on the evening of May 5, 2013 at 9:00pm. May 3, 2013 at 7:00am and return to MS 72 on the evening of May 5, 2013 at 9:00pm. The cost of the excursion is $ and includes the following: The cost of the excursion is $ and includes the following: Round trip travel to and from Niagara Falls and guided tours on a coach bus. Round trip travel to and from Niagara Falls and guided tours on a coach bus. Transportation to the six (6) historical attractions listed above. Transportation to the six (6) historical attractions listed above. Overnight hotel accommodations at the Hampton Inn or equivalent hotel in Niagara Falls Overnight hotel accommodations at the Hampton Inn or equivalent hotel in Niagara Falls Breakfast at the Hampton Inn, lunch and dinner at the local restaurants in the Niagara Falls area. Breakfast at the Hampton Inn, lunch and dinner at the local restaurants in the Niagara Falls area. If you would like your child to attend, please complete the permission form to secure your child’s seat and return the permission slip with an initial payment of $75.00 (cash or money order only) by Monday, January 14,2013. If you would like your child to attend, please complete the permission form to secure your child’s seat and return the permission slip with an initial payment of $75.00 (cash or money order only) by Monday, January 14,2013.

12 New Progress Reports

13 WINTER PACKETS ELA PACKET ELA PACKET MATH PACKET MATH PACKET DUE UPON RETURN TO SCHOOL DUE UPON RETURN TO SCHOOL COUNT TOWARDS REPORT CARD GRADE COUNT TOWARDS REPORT CARD GRADE

14 INTERIM ASSESSMENTS SCIENCE SCIENCE SOCIAL STUDIES SOCIAL STUDIES MATH MATH ELA ELA = 10% of EACH REPORT CARD GRADE!!!! = 10% of EACH REPORT CARD GRADE!!!! DO YOUR BEST ON EACH TEST!!!! DO YOUR BEST ON EACH TEST!!!!

15 Senior Assembly: Social Studies Exit Project Catherine & Count Basie Middle School 72 December 11, 2012 MS 72 Auditorium

16 1.Entrance: (Distribution of Assembly Documents) 2.Welcome 3.Social Studies Exit Project Overview 4.PowerPoint Presentation by 8th grade Social Studies Teachers: (Students will follow along and take notes in their packets) Task Description Explanation of the each of the components of the Exit Project Review of Due Dates 9. Q &A 10. Dismissal AGENDA

17 Social Studies Exit Project New York State Mandated for all 8 th graders New York State Mandated for all 8 th graders Required for Promotion and Graduation Required for Promotion and Graduation

18 Task Description 8th Grade students are expected to produce a exit project in three parts: a written piece; a written piece; an oral presentation; an oral presentation; graphic representations of concept and graphic representations of concept and Information (i.e. maps, timelines, charts, graphs, dioramas,etc).

19 Report of Information Students should produce an Exit Project on one (1) of Students should produce an Exit Project on one (1) of the following 7 topics: 1. The Progressive Era 2. World War II 3. The Civil Rights Era 4. The 1960s,the decade that changed America 5. The Vietnam War 6. The Women’s Rights Movement 7. The Harlem Renaissance

20 Components of the Exit Project Topic Selection Topic Selection Questions and Wonderings Questions and Wonderings Reflections Reflections KWL Chart KWL Chart Brainstorming Graphic Organizer Brainstorming Graphic Organizer 3 Way T-Chart 3 Way T-Chart Outline Outline Two page Written Report Two page Written Report

21 Components of the Exit Project Short Essay Short Essay Picture Essay Picture Essay Chart/ Graph Chart/ Graph Timeline Timeline Bibliography Bibliography Research Organizers Research Organizers

22 Questions and Wonderings Are: Questions that you have about your exit project and/or topic such as: Questions that you have about your exit project and/or topic such as: 1. Why are there only seven topics? 2. Where can I find interviews of the members of the NAACP? 3. What are picture essays? 4. What led the United States to enter the war in Vietnam?

23 Reflections Describe your feelings about the exit project and the process you are going through to complete it such as: Describe your feelings about the exit project and the process you are going through to complete it such as: “I am nervous about my project; I am not sure if I will be able to finish on time.” “I am nervous about my project; I am not sure if I will be able to finish on time.”OR “ I need to develop a schedule to do research in the library twice a week and work on my report for 1 hour per day.” OR “Today I completed my 2 page report. It was not as difficult as I thought it would be because I had very good sources of information and a great outline. I am going to get a head start on my picture essays and complete at least 10 by this Friday.”

24 3 Way T- Chart (pg. 11) SocialPoliticalEconomic

25 KWL Chart (pg. 11) K (What I Know) W (What I Want to know) L (What I learned)

26 Brainstorming Graphic Organizer (pg.12) Own property Susan B. Anthony Elizabeth Cady Stanton Lucy Stone Obtain formal education Women’s Rights Voting 19 th Amendment

27 Outline A. Intro: Topic Sentence 1. Detail 2. Detail 3. Detail B. 2 nd Paragraph Topic 1. Detail 2. Detail 3. Detail …

28 Two Page Written Report Produce a two-page report of information on your topic.

29 Short Essay Students will compose a short essay on the topic they have chosen. (See list of topics for essay prompts.) Students will compose a short essay on the topic they have chosen. (See list of topics for essay prompts.)

30 Picture Essay Obtain pictures that represent the different political, social, and economic issues ideas or concepts discussed in your written report. Under the picture, write two paragraphs that explains what is represented in the photograph or document Obtain pictures that represent the different political, social, and economic issues ideas or concepts discussed in your written report. Under the picture, write two paragraphs that explains what is represented in the photograph or document +

31 Chart/ Graph Create a graph or chart that illustrates important and interesting information about your topic. Create a graph or chart that illustrates important and interesting information about your topic.

32 Timeline Create a timeline of important events and people who were involved in your topic. Create a timeline of important events and people who were involved in your topic

33 Additional Graphic Organizers Inverted Triangle- (focused topic) pg. 15 Inverted Triangle- (focused topic) pg. 15 Step by Step Chart- (Useful for planning essays organizing sources pg.16 Step by Step Chart- (Useful for planning essays organizing sources pg.16 Fact and Opinion- (Separation of fact and opinion when researching.) pg.17 Fact and Opinion- (Separation of fact and opinion when researching.) pg.17

34 Bibliography A bibliography identifies all sources you used during your investigation. A bibliography identifies all sources you used during your investigation. Students must cite all sources during your research. Sources may include, but are not limited to: Students must cite all sources during your research. Sources may include, but are not limited to: Internet Internet Journals Journals Letters Letters Maps Maps Speeches Speeches Textbooks Textbooks Interviews Interviews

35 Exit project Research organizer (pg.13) Name:Class:Date:_______________________________________Topic:_______________________________________ Source of Information Bibliographical Information ________________________________________ Book Title: Encyclopedia Author’s Last Name: Internet Author’s First Name: Magazine Publisher: Primary source City of Publication: Other: (Please Specify) Copyright Date:

36 Exit Project Due Dates (pg. 3) Components Due Date Topic Selection/Student & Parent Notification FormThurs, 12/20/12 Questions/WonderingsTues, 1/3/13 Reflection #1Fri, 1/4/13 KWL Chart (K &W only)Tues, 1/8/13 Brainstorming Graphic OrganizerThurs, 1/10/13 3 Way T-Chart (Social/Political/Economic) Tues, 1/15/13 Reflection #2Fri, 1/18/13 10 Research OrganizersThurs, 1/24/13 KWL Chart –CompletedFri, 1/25/13 Outline of the 2 Page ReportTues, 1/29/13 2 Page ReportTues, 2/5/13 Reflection #3Fri, 2/8/13 Picture EssaysThurs, 2/21/13 Short EssayTues, 2/26/13 Graphs/ChartsThurs, 2/28/13 TimelineTues, 3/5/13 BibliographyFri, 3/8/13 Reflection #4Tues, 3/12/13 Cover PageFri, 3/15/13 Table of ContentsFri, 3/15/13 Final DraftMon, 3/18/13 Final RevisionsMarch Reflection #5Thurs, 3/21/13 Final ProjectFri, 3/22/13 PowerPoint Presentation/Oral ReportTBA by Teacher

37 Q & A Please raise your hand and wait to be called upon. Please raise your hand and wait to be called upon. Stand up and project your voice so that your question can be heard. Stand up and project your voice so that your question can be heard.


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