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1Catherine & Count Basie Middle School 72 Facilitators: Mrs. Thompson-Young, Ms. Severin & the Social Studies DepartmentDecember 11, 20124th Senior Assembly
2DISMISSAL & ENTRY PROTOCOL Enter quickly and quietly.Sit in your assigned area.Take out a writing utensil and your planner.Wait for explicit directions before exiting the auditorium.SEATING ARRANGEMENT– RIGHT SIDE– CENTER809 – 811– LEFT SIDE(Facing the stage)EVERY ASSEMBLY 8th GRADE STUDENTS WILL SIT IN DESIGNATED AREAS
3Senior Dues 1st Installment of $100.00 (Postal Money Order ONLY) Due Monday, November 16, 2012 OVERDUE – Submit by no later than December 21stEntire Payment Includes:Graduation (York College) – 1st Non-Refundable PaymentCap & Gown - 1st PaymentYearbook – 1st Non-Refundable PaymentProm (The Double Tree Hotel) – 2nd PaymentSenior Trip – HOLIDAY HILL (Cheshire, Connecticut) – 2nd PaymentNOTE: 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)
4Academic BehaviorProgress Report – Friday. December 21stSemester Ends – January 31stThe 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 RequirementsUniformAttendance/ LatenessHigh School Applications, Auditions, & Concerns ****(See Ms. Lee – Parents may call at ext. 1045)
5FINAL DAYS OF 2012 Thursday, December 20 Week of Giving Continues Holiday ShowStudent Holiday Party( )Parent Holiday Feast/PTAPHES PerformanceFriday, December 21Last Day of ClassesSaturday, December 22No Saturday Success AcademyNo Valor Academy-6th grade only studentsHoliday Party-$5 Basie Bucks/ $3 and a Wrapped Toy
7- WED. APRIL 24 – FRIDAY. APRIL 26* Important Test DatesNY STATE ELA EXAMTUE. APRIL 16, 2013– THURSDAY. APRIL 18, 2013*NY STATE MATHEMATICS EXAM- WED. APRIL 24 – FRIDAY. APRIL 26*8th GRADE ONLY - Science Perf. Test- TBA
8ABOUT SENIOR PICTURE DAY Thursday, Jan 14th, 2012–MAKE UP PICTURE DAYUniform RequiredPhotos 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
9Tentative Calendar - June 2013 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY341st CLERICALHALF-DAY5FINAL EXAMS6GRADUATION REHEARSAL7Distribution of Senior Jewelry102nd CLERICAL11Distribution of Senior T-Shirts (Required Attire for the Senior Trip)12SENIOR TRIPHOLIDAY HILLCheshire, CT6:30AM – 7:30PM13Chancellor’s Conference Day(No Students in Attendance)14 NYS Regents WeekDistribution of Prom TicketsSENIOR PROM 6-10PMThe Double Tree Hotel17 NYS Regents WeekDistribution of YearbookNYS Regents WeekGraduation RehearsalDistribution of Caps & Gowns19 NYS Regents WeekSENIOR AWARDS ASSEMBLYFINAL Graduation Rehearsal21 NYS Regents WeekGRADUATION CEREMONY@ YORK COLLEGE6:00PM – 8:00PM242526LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS
10International TripsWe are going to Athens, Florence and Rome in April of 2014!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.Monthly payments do not start until January.You can learn more about the trip and enroll online at If you enroll online or over the phone before December 21th 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.
11Niagara Falls Excursion Requires a 75 averageGood behavioral standing$75 DepositTeacher RecommendationAP/ Dean ApprovalMay 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:Round trip travel to and from Niagara Falls and guided tours on a coach bus.Transportation to the six (6) historical attractions listed above.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.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 .
16AGENDA Entrance: (Distribution of Assembly Documents) Welcome Social Studies Exit Project OverviewPowerPoint Presentation by 8th grade Social Studies Teachers: (Students will follow along and take notes in their packets)Task DescriptionExplanation of the each of the components of the Exit ProjectReview of Due Dates9. Q &A10. Dismissal
17Social Studies Exit Project New York State Mandated for all 8th gradersRequired for Promotion and Graduation
18Task Description 8th Grade students are expected to produce a exit project in three parts:a written piece;an oral presentation;graphic representations of concept andInformation (i.e. maps, timelines,charts, graphs, dioramas,etc).
19Report of InformationStudents should produce an Exit Project on one (1) ofthe following 7 topics:The Progressive EraWorld War IIThe Civil Rights EraThe 1960s,the decade that changed AmericaThe Vietnam WarThe Women’s Rights MovementThe Harlem Renaissance
20Components of the Exit Project Topic SelectionQuestions and WonderingsReflectionsKWL ChartBrainstorming Graphic Organizer3 Way T-ChartOutlineTwo page Written Report
21Components of the Exit Project Short EssayPicture EssayChart/ GraphTimelineBibliographyResearch Organizers
22Questions and Wonderings Are: Questions that you have about your exit project and/or topic such as:Why are there only seven topics?Where can I find interviews of the members of the NAACP?What are picture essays?What led the United States to enter the war in Vietnam?
23ReflectionsDescribe 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.”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.”“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.”
28Two Page Written Report Produce a two-page report of information onyour topic.
29Short EssayStudents will compose a short essay on the topic they have chosen. (See list of topics for essay prompts.)
30Picture EssayObtain 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+
31Chart/ GraphCreate a graph or chart that illustrates important and interesting information about your topic.
32TimelineCreate a timeline of important events and people who were involved in your topic.
33Additional Graphic Organizers Inverted Triangle- (focused topic) pg. 15Step by Step Chart- (Useful for planning essays organizing sources pg.16Fact and Opinion- (Separation of fact and opinion when researching.) pg.17
34BibliographyA 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:InternetJournalsLettersMapsSpeechesTextbooksInterviews
35Exit 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: