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1 Bibb County Schools: School Year Bibb County Schools: School Year Class of 2016 Eighth Grade Parent and Student Orientation August 2325, 2011 Miller Middle School Ms. Lakeshia Williams, Counselor

2 AGENDA I.Welcome II.Inspiration III.Guide to a Successful 8th Grade Year IV.Transition to High School V.8th Grade Educational and Cultural Activities VI.Question/Answer Session

3 Guide to A Successful 8 th Grade Year

4 Attendance Georgia Law requires all students attend school from their sixth birthday to their 16 th birthday. Student attendance has a profound impact on your childs academic and scholastic achievement. Each student is expected to be in school everyday except when illness, injury, or some situation beyond their control prevents their attendance.

5 Student absences are categorized as excused or unexcused. When a student reaches 7 unexcused absences, a report will be made to the Office of School Social Services. Students in grades K-8 who exceed 10 or more unexcused absences in a school year will not be promoted to the next grade level. There are also court related penalties for continued unexcused absences.

6 Hospital Homebound If a student will miss ten days of school for a medical or health related illness or condition, a student may qualify for hospital homebound services. Medical documentation must be provided. Students will be considered as present when they complete 3 hours of instruction per week with a certified hospital homebound instructor.

7 Dress Code Dress Code Highlights Shoes: Only black or white tennis shoes with plain white socks can be worn, white or black soft soled shoes, plain white socks. Jewelry: Gold or silver, pendants and earrings no larger than a quarter. Belts: Only black or brown belts

8 Academics Language Arts Science Social Studies Math All academic course are based on the Georgia Performance Standards.

9 Student Achievement

10 Response to Intervention (RTI): –Tier One: Standards Based Classroom All students participate in general education learning activities that include: –Universal Screenings –Implementation of GPS through class structure –Differentiated Instruction –Progress monitoring through multiple formative assessments

11 Student Achievement Response to Intervention (RTI): –Tier Two: Needs Based Learning Targeted students participate in learning that if different by including: –Standard intervention protocol process for identifying and providing research based interventions based on need –Progress monitoring

12 Student Achievement Response to Intervention (RTI): –Tier Three: SST-Driven Learning Targeted students participate in learning that if different by including: –Intensive formalized problem solving to identify individual student needs –Targeted research based interventions tailored to individual needs. –Frequent progress monitoring and analysis of student response to interventions.

13 Student Achievement Response to Intervention (RTI): –Tier Four: Specially Designed Learning In addition to Tiers 1-3, targeted students participate in: –Specialized programs, methodologies, or instructional deliveries. –Greater frequency of progress monitoring of student response to interventions. IEP: (Individual Education Program)

14 Students with Disabilities A 504 Plan will provide legal modifications for disabled students who do not fit the criteria for Special Education Services. –A student who may need services under a 504 Plan is a student who: Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, but not limited to: reading, thinking, concentrating, and communicating. Has a record of such impairment; or Is regarded as having such impairment.

15 Example of Accommodations Classroom: Preferential Seating Assignments: Reduction in assignments Homework: Modify assignments Testing: Extended time Behavioral: Monitor self management plan Non-Academic Activities: Modify requirements for class field trips.

16 Individualized Education Program (IEP) IEP: Each child who receives special education services must have an IEP which –Is individualized –creates an opportunity for everyone to work together to improve educational results for children with disabilities. –is the cornerstone of a quality education for each child with a disability.

17 8 th Grade Promotion Requirements In order to be promoted to 9 th grade, a student must –Pass Language and Math –Not fail two classes –Score 800 or higher on the Reading/Language Arts and Math CRCT. The Year of Excellence Our expectation is that our students exceed and make an 850 or higher.

18 25 Book Requirement Reading Across the Curriculum The student reads a minimum of 25 grade level appropriate books or the minimum of 1,000,000 words per year from a variety of subject disciplines. –These books are to include: –Informational and fictional texts –Various Genres and Modes of Discourse –Technical Writing This standard is found in ALL subject areas.

19 Testing/Assessment Schedules 8 th Grade Writing Test January 18, 2012 CRCT Testing Dates: April 920, 2012 Gifted Testing: April 23May 11, 2012

20 Proctors are Needed for the CRCT If you are interested in proctoring for the CRCT, please let us know.

21 After School Program Miller Middle School has its very own after school program. –Hours: 3:006:00 –Instructors: Certified Teachers –Enrichment Activities and Hands on Learning Registration Fee: $25 Weekly Tuition: $45 For more information please contact: Mrs. Olena Stadnick-Floore (478)

22 Transition to High School

23 B.R.I.D.G.E Bill/ HB 400 Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgias Economy Purpose : Increase the graduation rate and increase postsecondary enrollment rate. –Graduation Rate: 78.9% (2009) The Bridge Act will: –Help students and parents work together to enhance their childs education to reach their goals and dream career. –Will provide GA with a qualified pool of workers to attract stable companies and industries.

24 B.R.I.D.G.E Bill/ HB 400 Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgias Economy Students in grades 68 shall be provided counseling, advisement, career awareness, career interest inventories, and information to assist them in evaluating their academic skills and career interests. Advisement for students in grades GA College 411

25 Bridge and Your 8 th Grader Before the end of 2 nd Semester, you and your 8 th grade student along with the counselor will complete an Individual Graduation Plan that includes: –Rigorous academic core subjects focused in: Mathematics or science Humanities or Fine Arts Sequenced Career Pathway Coursework This plan will focus on the completion of a specific career goal.

26 Career Pathway A career pathway is established to help students align their academic and career studies to better prepare them for graduation, post-secondary education, and career opportunities. Examples of career pathways include performing arts, visual arts, journalism, computing, therapeutic services--nursing, law and justice, construction, marketing and management, flight operations, small business development

27 Magnet School Application Process Typically takes place late in the second semester. Students must apply to attend a magnet high school. –Central High School: Fine Arts/ IB –Northeast High School: Health Sciences –Southwest High School: Law Academy –Westside High School: Engineering and Mathematics –Hutchings Career Center: Mechanics, Culinary Arts, Flight Aviation Attend the January th Grade Parent Meeting for More Information on the Magnet Schools

28 Bibb County Schools: School Year High School Registration Process All current 8 th Graders will: –Participate in the Georgia College 411 survey of career interests –Tour the high school and learn about available programs –Receive important information about high school –Meet with counselors and parents to finalize Individual Graduation Plan

29 Bibb County Schools: School Year New Graduation Rule Rule / Students entering 9 th grade on or after July 1, 2011, no longer must take the GHSGT to receive a high school diploma. The EOCT will account for 20% of a students final grade. Students must pass all required courses including those with EOCT.

30 EOCT Mathematics –Mathematics I: Algebra/ Geometry/ Statistics –Mathematics II: Geometry/ Algebra II/ Statistics Social Studies –United States History –Economics/ Business/ Free Enterprise Science: –Biology –Physical Science English/ Language Arts –Ninth Grade Literature and Composition –American Literature and Composition

31 Dual Education Programs Programs where high school students can earn college level credit. –Advanced Placement (AP): Successful completion will earn college level credit at University System of Georgia institutions. –International Baccalaureate (IB): Offers a challenging two year curriculum that can earn a student college credit.

32 Dual Academic Credit Dual Academic Credit (Accel): Non need based program offered to high school students who wish to take college level (academic-only, degree only) coursework for credit toward both high school and college graduation requirements.

33 Advanced Academy of Georgia A residential, early entrance to college program located at the University of West Georgia. Students live in campus housing. For high ability high school aged students who are interested in accelerating their academic careers. Students have the opportunity to earn concurrent high school and college credit in a residential setting. Many students go one to pursue advanced degrees in medicine, law, engineering, and liberal arts.

34 Advanced Academy of Georgia Admissions –1150 Composite minimum on SAT –25 Composite minimum on ACT –3.5 GPA –Interview Process This program specifically is designed for GIFTED, TALENTED, and MOTIVATED students. ACCEL program will pay for a portion of tuition, books, and fees. (Remaining balance after ACCEL payment: $3, 984) Merit based scholarships are available.

35 The Georgia Academy of Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Early college entrance program created in 1997 and located at Middle Georgia College in Cochran. Admissions Requirements: –SAT: 1100, GPA: 3.5, ACT:24, Good disciplinary history –Interviews, Maturity, and References Students experience a college level program and live on campus and are given similar status as traditional students. At the completion of the program, students earn an Associates Degree and High School Diploma.

36 Move on When Ready Move on When Ready (MOWR): Students can begin their college career early and earn both a high school diploma and college credit. For public high school students only. MOWR students cannot take classes at the high school. Tuition (for 12 hours per semester), mandatory fees, and materials are paid. Books also if funds are available. Last year, 500 Georgia students participated in MOWR.

37 College Credit Now For questions about the dual enrollement programs, please contact: –Gary Mealer –Jackie Melendez

38 Bibb County Schools: School Year New Bibb County Graduation Requirements English 4 Units Math 4 Units Science 4 Units Social Studies 4 Units Health/Physical Education 1 Unit Computer Applications 1 Unit Computer Tech, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language 3 Units minimum Electives 7 Units TOTAL 28 Units

39 8 th Grade Educational and Cultural Activities

40 8 th Grade Activities College Exploration Year Book Signing Party Official 8 th Grade Field Trip: May 2, 2012 Awards Night for 8 th Grade: May 21, th Grade Picnic: May 23, th Grade Formal Dance: TBA

41 8 th Grade Activity Fee The 8 th Grade Activity Fee includes: –Official Class of 2016 T-Shirt –8 th Grade Formal Dance –8 th Grade Educational Field Trip to Savannah –8 th Grade Picnic –8 th Grade College Exploration – Official Miller Mustang Yearbook –8 th Grade Pictures

42 Activity Fee $130 includes all 8 th grade activities… Installment Plan: –October 3: $30 –November 1: $25 –January 9: $25 –February 1: $25 –March 1: $25 Parents may decide at their discretion whether or not their child will participate in these activities.

43 Bibb County Schools: School Year Questions and Answers

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