Presentation on theme: "OMMS Orientation August 10, 2011 August 17, 2011 Old Mill Middle South"— Presentation transcript:
1 OMMS Orientation August 10, 2011 August 17, 2011 Old Mill Middle South 620 Patriot LaneMillersville, MD 21108
2 Old Mill Middle South Welcome Class of 2018! Approximately 650 students and 55 adults “live” together for a part of each dayIn addition to teachers, OMMS has three administrators and three counselors all who share a genuine, caring concern for you!
3 Administrators Ms. Page Mr. Hermann - Assistant Principal - 7th grade- 8th grade L-ZMrs. Boardman - Assistant Principal- 6th grade- 8th grade A-K
4 Your first day at OMMS 6th grade students will go to the cafeteria 6th grade will start on 8/237th grade students will go to the gym8th grade students will go to the cafeteria7th and 8th grade will start on 8/24Teachers will escort you to first periodYou will receive your schedule and agenda
5 Six Period Day Schedule This is what the six period days looks like.You will have the four core subjects that everyone has to take (Math, Lang. Arts, Science, Social Studies)You can choose up to two encore classes, but some of you will have encores you must take like AVID or Reading.Each students schedule is going to be in a different order and possibly with different teachersWhile you have had different teachers for cultural arts in elementary school, in middle school you will have different teachers for every subject.
7 Encore Classes Quarterly Encore (1/4 year) A/B/C Encore - Technology Education-True Colors (Art)- Healthy Living/FACS- World Language ConnectionsA/B/C Encore-Band/Strings - Dance- Chorus - Box Score- Music Goes Global -AVID-Strategies for Academic Success
8 Physical EducationP.E is a great class that you need to take each year in Middle SchoolYou will purchase a uniform that you must wear in order to get credit for attending the class-$10.00-shorts -$10.00-shirtYou will also purchase a lock to rent for your gym locker -$.753 marking period of P.E. and 1 of healthNo showers required!!YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO DRESS YOUR FIRST DAY OF P.E!
9 Getting around… The complex seems HUGE from the outside It houses three schools:Old Mill High SchoolOld Mill Middle NorthOld Mill Middle SouthInside the space is carefully divided so students won’t end up in the wrong schoolEach school has its own classrooms, Media Center, Gym, Cafeteria and Health Room
10 Your LockerDuring the first week of school, you will be assigned a lockerMake sure to write the locker number down as well as the combinationLockers are for the storage of books, coats and book bagsEach grade visits their lockers at different times throughout the day
11 Hall Passes No one may be in the halls during class time without a hall passYour pass may be youragenda book initialedby your teacherYou may get a hall pass ifyou stayed after class, goingto the office, health room orthe school counseling office
12 The School Counseling Office 6th Grade Counselor – Mr. Ferensic7th grade Counselor – Ms. Falzarine8th grade Counselor – Ms. NeedelSchool Counselors are here for you no matterwhat!Counselors will be in your classes at timestalking about Academic Plans, College Readiness, Careers, Bullying, Course Selections and other helpful topicsWe also run small groups throughout the year on various topics
13 Getting OrganizedTo help you keep track of homework, tests and quizzes and projects you are required to purchase an agendaThis agenda will be very useful in helping you get organized for middle school and will also be used to keep track of other activitiesAgenda’s cost $6.00OLD MILL SOUTHPATRIOTS
14 Lunch Time You will have 25 minutes for lunch There are 3 service lines that you can useEveryday there are several lunch choicesPizza, “Hot” lunch, Sandwiches, SaladsYou can also buy other items A La Carte such as:Ice cream, cookies,chips, soft pretzels, nachos, Gatorade, fruit, etc.Vending MachineYou will have to punch in your SIF number every time you get anything from the lunch lineYour SIF number will be on your schedule and will soon become part of your memory
15 Health RoomBe sure to get a pass from your teacher to visit the health room!All Medication forms need to be filled out by a doctor if your child needs to take medicineMedication forms are posted on our website*Please personally bring the medicine to the Health Room
16 Absences If you are absent, you need to bring a note from your parents If you are absent 6 or more days in a row, you will need to bring a note from your doctorThese notes will go to your homeroom teacher
17 Make-up WorkCatching up on assignments after you are absent can be hard workYou can check BlackBoard for your assignmentsYou can ask a classmate to bring home assignments for youIf you are going to miss a few days, your parents can call the office and request work from your teachers
18 Buses Most of the students coming to OMMS ride a bus The buses come to the front of the school and park in the same slot every afternoonActivity buses run on Wed. and Thurs. and leave OMMS at 4:55 pmBus schedules will be available online (
19 Interims, Black Board, Parent Connect Everyone gets an Interim which come out in the middle of each marking periodBlack Board- teachers post homework and upcoming assignments by classParent Connect- a great tool to keep up to date on your student’s grades Parents must come into school to sign up and receive your password
20 Dress CodeShort shorts or skirts, and spaghetti strap tank tops are not permittedNo piece of clothing should advertise alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes. Neither should it contain any vulgar language.
21 Electronics iPods, PSPs, digital cameras, etc. ARE NOT PERMITTED Cell phones are allowed but may not be turned on during the school day. Calls cannot be received or sent. Cell phones may not be worn and must be kept out of sight!
22 Patriot Pledge Today I have the POWER as a Patriot To be prepared and organizedTo be optimistic about my day and to keep my chin upTo work hard and to maintain an “I will achieve attitude”To put forth 100% effort in all that I doAnd to respect myself, others and the communities towhich I belong.
24 Tours…The tours will be self-guided, maps are available at the entrance of the Cafeteria.Some of our AWESOME 8th graders will be present in the hallways to answer any questionsThere are lockers with combinations for you to practice in the locker banks…At the conclusion of your tour feel free to stop back for any questions…if not, we will see you on the 23th!OptionsAdd Contact