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1 Worthingway Middle School 6 th Grade Parent Orientation

2 Office Staff Nathan Kellenberger – Principal Bill Mosca – Dean of Students & Athletic Dir. Gina Morgan – School Counselor Jane Mess – Secretary Bonnie Windisch – Secretary Jodi Hill – Office Assistant

3 Core Values Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Safe

4 Currently Enrolled th7th8th9th10th11th12th 6 th grade gifted CCSS 8th grade CCSS Math 1 Honors CCSS Math 2 Honors CCSS Math 3 Honors Pre­ Calculus Calculus Accelerated CCSS 7th grade 8th grade Math 1 Honors Math 2 Honors Math 3 Honors Pre­ Calculus CalculusPSEO CCSS 6th grade Accelerated 7th grade CCSS 8th grade Math 1 Honors CCSS Math 2 Honors Math 3 Honors Pre­ Calculus Calculus CCSS Math 7 CCSS Math 8 CCSS Math 1 CCSS Math 2 or Block Math 2/ Math 3 CCSS Math 3 Pre- Calculus, Financial Alg, Algebra 3 Math Progression

5 Math Study Center This course is designed to give students time to practice the math skills and reasoning that they are learning in their regular math classes. This course is a semester (18 week) course. There will be no grade assigned to this course. Students that select this course will be required to pass 5 of 6 courses instead of 5 of 7 courses for athletic eligibility.

6 Reading/Language Arts Students will: Analyze text for craft & structure Learn about the world through informational text Use a variety of forms in writing (argumentative, narrative, etc.) We use Google Docs to keep student work in one place and give feedback. Students read silently for 20 minutes every day.

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8 Science Physical Science (Mr. Swabb) Conservation of Energy Working with the different forms of energy Conservation of matter and mass Tracing energy through a system Electromagnetic waves Life Science (Mrs. Spencer) Earth, Moon, and sun motion Flow of energy in an ecosystem Photosynthesis and respiration Abiotic and biotic parts of an ecosystem Succession Earth Science (Mr. Canterbury) Make up of our atmosphere Interactions between the hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere How water moves through the Earth Greenhouse effect and Ozone How ocean currents effect climate

9 Social Studies Grade 7: Greece, Rome (Mr. Vallette) Africa, Christianity, Islam (Mr. Smith) Medieval Europe, Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discovery (Mr. Tisdale)

10 Math Study Center ________

11 Sing songs with motions for students who learn by hearing! Act out skits, play games, celebrate holidays, and learn about other cultures. By the end of the year, you will be able to listen, read, write and speak about: school (places & classes) and supplies needed common activities and frequency yourself and your friends your likes and dislikes and to exchange basic information with new people

12 Math Study Center ________

13 Seventh Grade Band Play large band music every dayPlay large band music every day 4 concerts (one each quarter)4 concerts (one each quarter) Use SmartMusic in class, and learn how to play new notes and rhythms.Use SmartMusic in class, and learn how to play new notes and rhythms. Elementary schools tourElementary schools tour If your child does not have experience with a musical instrument, please contact Mr. Klabunde to create a plan for success.

14 Seventh Grade Orchestra If your child does not have experience with a musical instrument, please contact Mrs. Wedell to create a plan for success. Students rehearse daily Perform 4 public concerts each year Elementary schools tour Adjudicated performance at Cedar Point

15 7 th Grade Choir All students interested in singing are welcome Build vocal skills Learn to read music Develop as artists Perform 2-3 evening concerts a year Come Join Choir!!

16 Visual Arts "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein Learn a variety of styles and types of art: drawing painting oil and chalk pastels pen & ink sculpture.

17 Target: to understand the design process and use it to solve real world challenges GTT Design & Modeling Learn not only how things work, but how you might make them work better!! GTT Automation & Robotics Target: to understand how robots impact society, along with how to design and program robots to perform specific tasks

18 Foundations

19 Foundations Note Taking Skills Study Skills Computer Use Skills Reading Skills (informational text/ research) Organizational Skills Great Books/ Creative Writing Read the classics! Projects Poetry Short Stories

20 Reading Lab Reading Lab: 2 or more years below proficient (400) 210 or below in MAP Teacher recs

21 Math Study Center ________ 6

22 I would like to sign up for a semester of choir. Math Study Center ________ 6

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24 Extracurricular Activities Drama/musical Mathcounts Spelling bee Yearbook Robotics club Chess club Student Council One Leg at a Time

25 Athletics Fall: Cheerleading - 8 th grade Cross Country Football Gymnastics Volleyball Winter: Basketball (boys & girls) Cheerleading - 8 th grade Wrestling Spring: Baseball - 8 th grade Lacrosse (boys & girls) Softball - 8 th grade Track & Field

26 Start in August You must have a physical form completed by your doctor Pink Emergency Medical Card Check our website beginning in May for fall sport information. Sport fees Fall Sports

27 Questions?


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