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2 WELCOME TO SIXTH GRADE at GEORGE FOX MIDDLE SCHOOL

3 MISSION STATEMENT George Fox Middle School Students will be prepared for the 21 st century with the MINDTOOLS and TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS needed to be successful and productive citizens and understand that they will need to be lifelong learners. George Fox Middle School Students will be prepared for the 21 st century with the MINDTOOLS and TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS needed to be successful and productive citizens and understand that they will need to be lifelong learners.

4 VISION Positive learning environment Positive learning environment Technology oriented unit and lesson plans Technology oriented unit and lesson plans Performance driven instruction Performance driven instruction Positive test scores Positive test scores

5 Staff must MODEL and STUDENTS Demonstrate the Following: Excellent Attendance Excellent Attendance Positive Attitudes Positive Attitudes Acquire Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Improve All Test Scores Acquire Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Improve All Test Scores

6 STRIVE FOR THE THREE AS Attendance Attendance Attitude Attitude Achievement Achievement A A A

7 George Fox Middle School Academic or Core Classes English/Language Arts – reading, writing, vocabulary development, grammar and usage. English/Language Arts – reading, writing, vocabulary development, grammar and usage. Mathematics – fractions, decimals, percents, integers, measurement, probability, and statistics. Mathematics – fractions, decimals, percents, integers, measurement, probability, and statistics. Science – Matter & Energy, Environment Science – Matter & Energy, Environment Social Studies – Ancient World History and Cultural Geography Social Studies – Ancient World History and Cultural Geography Each Core Class meets Every Day

8 GFMS Encore or Wheel Classes (Each class meets for Seven Weeks) Art or True Colors Art or True Colors FACS – Building Blocks for a Healthy Lifestyle FACS – Building Blocks for a Healthy Lifestyle TE - Exploring Technology Education (Shop or Industrial Arts) TE - Exploring Technology Education (Shop or Industrial Arts) World Language Connection – The introduction to Chinese, French, and Spanish World Language Connection – The introduction to Chinese, French, and Spanish Strategies for Success with Computers Strategies for Success with Computers

9 George Fox Middle School Elective or Encore ABC Classes * Physical Education – Focus on Fitness and Health through conditioning and skill building exercises. *Required class for all students * Physical Education – Focus on Fitness and Health through conditioning and skill building exercises. *Required class for all students Fine Arts –Band, Percussion, Strings, Chorus, and Music Goes Global Fine Arts –Band, Percussion, Strings, Chorus, and Music Goes Global Other Classes include Passport to the World, Box Score, Dance, Project Runway, and AVID Other Classes include Passport to the World, Box Score, Dance, Project Runway, and AVID Note: All students take PE plus two other classes the same encore period in a three day cycle.

10 Academic Interventions Reading Interventions – Currently offer Wilson, Spell Read, and SOAR to Success Reading Interventions – Currently offer Wilson, Spell Read, and SOAR to Success PAR and WI Reading Support Classes PAR and WI Reading Support Classes Box Score Math Support Classes Box Score Math Support Classes Each of these classes will replace an encore class for those students who are NOT proficient in MSA reading or math. Each of these classes will replace an encore class for those students who are NOT proficient in MSA reading or math.

11 PE Uniforms Grey Heavy T-Shirt = $10.00 Grey Heavy T-Shirt = $10.00 Maroon Mesh Shorts = $12.00 Maroon Mesh Shorts = $12.00 Shirt and Shorts = $22.00 Shirt and Shorts = $22.00 Also available but Not required: Also available but Not required: Sweat Pants = $15.00 Sweat Pants = $15.00

12 AACPS Promotion Policy Students must pass three of four core classes each year. (Academic) Students must pass three of four core classes each year. (Academic) Students must pass a majority of Encore classes each year (Elective) Students must pass a majority of Encore classes each year (Elective) In middle school, students fail if they fail the same core class more than once. In middle school, students fail if they fail the same core class more than once.

13 Maryland State Department of Education's Testing Schedule Maryland State Assessments are given to all students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 10 for reading. Maryland State Assessments are given to all students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 10 for reading. Maryland State Assessments are given to all students in grades 3 through 8 for math and for Algebra for high school. Maryland State Assessments are given to all students in grades 3 through 8 for math and for Algebra for high school. MSA Reading and Math Testing are scheduled for two days each in the month of March. MSA Reading and Math Testing are scheduled for two days each in the month of March. MSA Science Testing is scheduled for the month of April for grade 8 using computers. MSA Science Testing is scheduled for the month of April for grade 8 using computers.

14 Regular Bell Schedule for Grade Six 7:30 AM – Staff and Breakfast Bell 7:30 AM – Staff and Breakfast Bell 7:40 AM – Entering Bell for students 7:40 AM – Entering Bell for students 7:50 AM – Late Bell and Announcements 7:50 AM – Late Bell and Announcements 7:56 AM – Dismissal Bell to Period One 7:56 AM – Dismissal Bell to Period One 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Period One 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Period One 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Period Two 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Period Two

15 Regular Bell Schedule (continued) GRADE SIX 10:00 – 11:00 Period 3 – Encore 11:00 – 12:00 Period 4 - Encore 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch :30 – 1:30 Period 6 1:30 – 2:35 Period 7 2:35 Dismissal for Bus Students 2:40 Dismissal for All Others

16 Cafeteria Breakfast Program: Starts 7:30 AM Breakfast Program: Starts 7:30 AM $1.25 Regular$0.30 Reduced $1.25 Regular$0.30 Reduced (2 food items) (2 food items) Muffins, cereal, cinnamon rolls, pop tarts, bagels, biscuits plus juice, milk Muffins, cereal, cinnamon rolls, pop tarts, bagels, biscuits plus juice, milk Note: Change - All students will use their school six digit identification number to purchase food from the cafeteria

17 Cafeteria (cont.) Lunch Lunch $2.75 Regular; $0.40 Reduced $2.75 Regular; $0.40 Reduced Hot Steak Sub Hot Steak Sub Chicken Nuggets Chicken Nuggets Cold Ham/Bologna Sub Cold Ham/Bologna Sub Crispy Chicken Sandwich Crispy Chicken Sandwich Pizza Pizza Regular, Pepperoni, Mexican Regular, Pepperoni, Mexican

18 Cafeteria A la Carte Items (various prices) A la Carte Items (various prices) Pies Pies Soup Soup Donuts Donuts Funnel Cake Funnel Cake Nachos & Cheese Nachos & Cheese Chips Chips Bagel and Cream Cheese Bagel and Cream Cheese

19 George Fox Middle School Before and After School Clubs and Activities Examples: Examples: Ukulele ClubIntramurals Ukulele ClubIntramurals Band PracticeArt Club Band PracticeArt Club Strings PracticeCivics Club Strings PracticeCivics Club Choral PracticeDance Club Choral PracticeDance Club Environmental ClubYearbook Club Environmental ClubYearbook Club Student Government Association Student Government Association

20 Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS) Recognizes Appropriate Behavior Recognizes Appropriate Behavior Emphasizes Respect for Self, Others, Property, and Learning Emphasizes Respect for Self, Others, Property, and Learning Students earn FOX PAWS from Staff Students earn FOX PAWS from Staff Raffles, Incentives, Assemblies, Purchase Items from PAW CART and School Store Raffles, Incentives, Assemblies, Purchase Items from PAW CART and School Store

21 Lanyards and Picture IDs Promotes School Safety Promotes School Safety Promotes School Security Promotes School Security First one free to sixth graders then $3.00 First one free to sixth graders then $3.00 Everyone in the school is asked to wear their IDs and Lanyards each day Everyone in the school is asked to wear their IDs and Lanyards each day

22 WEB LINKS These web sites provide valuable educational information. Visit one SOON! These web sites provide valuable educational information. Visit one SOON! Anne Arundel Co. Public School Anne Arundel Co. Public School GFMS GFMS School Noteswww.schoolnotes.com School Noteswww.schoolnotes.comwww.schoolnotes.com (type in Pasadena zip code to see George Fox Middle School and list of individual teachers) (type in Pasadena zip code to see George Fox Middle School and list of individual teachers) MD State Board of Education MD State Board of Education MD School Performance Program MD School Performance Program

23 Student Led PARENT Conferences in Teacher Classrooms Each November Student Led

24 Setting Parent Goals Attend PTO/CAC Meetings generally held the 3 rd Tuesday each month. Attend PTO/CAC Meetings generally held the 3 rd Tuesday each month. Visit the school for a morning, lunch or afternoon and sit in a class or two. Visit the school for a morning, lunch or afternoon and sit in a class or two. Talk with your child 15 minutes each day about what they learned in school. Talk with your child 15 minutes each day about what they learned in school. Look for and read the Agenda Book (daily) and the Online Newsletter (monthly) Look for and read the Agenda Book (daily) and the Online Newsletter (monthly) VOLUNTEER in the school VOLUNTEER in the school

25 Volunteer Involvement Volunteers work in the PBIS school store during lunches Volunteers work in the PBIS school store during lunches Volunteers copy materials for classroom use any time during the school day Volunteers copy materials for classroom use any time during the school day Volunteers work in the Media Center Workroom Volunteers work in the Media Center Workroom Volunteers count Grocery Receipts at home or in school Volunteers count Grocery Receipts at home or in school

26 Visitor Parking Seven Parking Spaces available in front Seven Parking Spaces available in front of school by flag pole for visitor use of school by flag pole for visitor use DO NOT park in semi-circle DO NOT park in semi-circle Morning Drop Off Front of school in semi-circle Front of school in semi-circle Afternoon Pick Up Choice of Parking lot in Havenwood Park across from school (usually for 7 th and 8 th Graders) OR Choice of Parking lot in Havenwood Park across from school (usually for 7 th and 8 th Graders) OR Back section of parking lot near old tennis courts where sixth graders exit the building each day. Back section of parking lot near old tennis courts where sixth graders exit the building each day.

27 George Fox Middle School Supply List for Four one inch Binders each with a sheet protector Red - Language Arts Red - Language Arts Grey - Math Grey - Math Green - Social Studies Green - Social Studies Navy – Science Navy – Sciencewith At least 4 different pocket folders for Encore Classes At least 4 different pocket folders for Encore Classes AVID – One Large Binder AVID – One Large Binder Pencil Case with: Pencils Pencils Colored Pencils Colored Pencils Highlighter Highlighter Blue/Black/Red Pens Blue/Black/Red Pens Metric/Standard Ruler Metric/Standard Ruler Glue Stick Glue Stick Paper Paper Notebook Dividers

28 Sixth Grade Orientation to Middle School Agenda Book ($5.00) Agenda Book ($5.00) Student Handbook Student Handbook School Packet (store) School Packet (store) You need to purchase a Combination Hall Lock You need to purchase a Combination Hall Lock Activity Buses for Wed. and Thurs. Afternoons Activity Buses for Wed. and Thurs. Afternoons Appropriate Dress Appropriate Dress Emergency Forms Emergency Forms Addresses for Parent Connect Grade Book and Connect Ed Addresses for Parent Connect Grade Book and Connect Ed Medications Medications Online Monthly Newsletter * Online Monthly Newsletter * PTO/CAC – Need Volunteers to Help PTO/CAC – Need Volunteers to Help

29 Sixth Graders First Day Tuesday, August 23 rd Sixth Graders First Day Tuesday, August 23 rd Sixth Graders meet in Student Activity Center on Day 1 Sixth Graders meet in Student Activity Center on Day 1 Homeroom teachers will greet students Homeroom teachers will greet students Agenda, Review Schedule, Hall Locker Agenda, Review Schedule, Hall Locker Sixth graders will meet their teachers Sixth graders will meet their teachers Bus riders need to ride the bus in the AM to know their correct Bus number in PM. Bus riders need to ride the bus in the AM to know their correct Bus number in PM.

30 Parent Connect Grade Program 1. Complete Application Form with updated parent address 2. Bring form completed to the Main Office with a picture ID – like a Drivers License where we verify that you are the parent of the child as determined by our SASI computer program 3. You will receive an with you user ID and password

31 Picture Day Second Week of School Second Week of School All students have pictures taken through their Science Classes All students have pictures taken through their Science Classes Picture purchase forms are mailed but extras are in main office or check school website to download form Picture purchase forms are mailed but extras are in main office or check school website to download form Free Student ID cards and pictures used for yearbook Free Student ID cards and pictures used for yearbook Make up pictures in early October Make up pictures in early October

32 Back To School Night Please Plan to Join Us on Thursday, September 1 st, the second Thursday of the school year for Back To School Night. Please Plan to Join Us on Thursday, September 1 st, the second Thursday of the school year for Back To School Night. Come and follow your childs schedule to learn about the sixth grade curriculum and the content standards for each subject. Come and follow your childs schedule to learn about the sixth grade curriculum and the content standards for each subject. Program will start promptly at 6:00 PM. Program will start promptly at 6:00 PM.

33 GEORGE FOX MIDDLE SCHOOL Thank you Any Questions?


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