Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO SIXTH GRADE at GEORGE FOX MIDDLE SCHOOL"— Presentation transcript:
1 WELCOME TO SIXTH GRADE at GEORGE FOX MIDDLE SCHOOL
2 MISSION STATEMENTGeorge Fox Middle School Students will be prepared for the 21st century with the MINDTOOLS and TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS needed to be successful and productive citizens and understand that they will need to be lifelong learners.
3 VISION Positive learning environment Technology oriented unit and lesson plansPerformance driven instructionPositive test scores
4 Staff must MODEL and STUDENTS Demonstrate the Following: Excellent AttendancePositive AttitudesAcquire Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Improve All Test Scores
5 STRIVE FOR THE THREE A’S AttendanceAttitudeAchievementAAA
6 George Fox Middle School Academic or Core Classes English/Language Arts – reading, writing, vocabulary development, grammar and usage.Mathematics – fractions, decimals, percents, integers, measurement, probability, and statistics.Science – Matter & Energy, EnvironmentSocial Studies – Ancient World History and Cultural GeographyEach Core Class meets Every Day
7 GFMS Encore or Wheel Classes (Each class meets for Seven Weeks) Art or True ColorsFACS – Building Blocks for a Healthy LifestyleTE - Exploring Technology Education (Shop or Industrial Arts)World Language Connection – The introduction to Chinese, French, and SpanishStrategies for Success with Computers
8 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 studentsFine Arts –Band, Percussion, Strings, Chorus, and Music Goes GlobalOther Classes include Passport to the World, Box Score, Dance, Project Runway, and AVIDNote: All students take PE plus two other classes the same encore period in a three day cycle.
9 Academic Interventions Reading Interventions – Currently offer Wilson, Spell Read, and SOAR to SuccessPAR and WI Reading Support ClassesBox Score Math Support ClassesEach of these classes will replace an encore class for those students who are NOT proficient in MSA reading or math.
10 PE Uniforms Grey Heavy T-Shirt = $10.00 Maroon Mesh Shorts = $12.00 Shirt and Shorts = $22.00Also available but Not required:Sweat Pants = $15.00
11 AACPS’ Promotion Policy Students must pass three of four core classes each year. (Academic)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.
12 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 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 Science Testing is scheduled for the month of April for grade 8 using computers.
13 Regular Bell Schedule for Grade Six 7:30 AM – Staff and Breakfast Bell7:40 AM – Entering Bell for students7:50 AM – Late Bell and Announcements7:56 AM – Dismissal Bell to Period One8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Period One9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Period Two
14 Regular Bell Schedule (continued) GRADE SIX10:00 – 11:00 Period 3 – Encore11:00 – 12:00 Period 4 - Encore12:00 – 12:30 Lunch - 512:30 – 1:30 Period 61:30 – 2:35 Period 72:35 Dismissal for Bus Students2:40 Dismissal for All Others
15 Cafeteria Breakfast Program: Starts 7:30 AM $1.25 Regular $0.30 Reduced(2 food items)Muffins, cereal, cinnamon rolls, pop tarts, bagels, biscuits plus juice, milkNote: Change - All students will use their school six digit identification number to purchase food from the cafeteria
16 Cafeteria (cont.) Lunch $2.75 Regular; $0.40 Reduced Hot Steak Sub Chicken NuggetsCold Ham/Bologna SubCrispy Chicken SandwichPizzaRegular, Pepperoni, Mexican
17 Cafeteria A la Carte Items (various prices) Pies Soup Donuts Funnel CakeNachos & CheeseChipsBagel and Cream Cheese
18 George Fox Middle School Before and After School Clubs and Activities Examples:Ukulele Club IntramuralsBand Practice Art ClubStrings Practice Civics ClubChoral Practice Dance ClubEnvironmental Club Yearbook ClubStudent Government Association
19 Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS) Recognizes Appropriate BehaviorEmphasizes Respect for Self, Others, Property, and LearningStudents earn FOX PAWS from StaffRaffles, Incentives, Assemblies, Purchase Items from PAW CART and School Store
20 Lanyards and Picture ID’s Promotes School SafetyPromotes School SecurityFirst one free to sixth graders then $3.00Everyone in the school is asked to wear their ID’s and Lanyards each day
21 WEB LINKSThese web sites provide valuable educational information. Visit one SOON!Anne Arundel Co. Public SchoolGFMSSchool Notes(type in Pasadena zip code to see George Fox Middle School and list of individual teachers)MD State Board of EducationMD School Performance Program
22 Student Led PARENT Conferences in Teacher Classrooms Each November
23 Setting Parent GoalsAttend PTO/CAC Meetings generally held the 3rd Tuesday each month.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.Look for and read the Agenda Book (daily) and the Online Newsletter (monthly)VOLUNTEER in the school
24 Volunteer Involvement Volunteers work in the PBIS school store during lunchesVolunteers copy materials for classroom use any time during the school dayVolunteers work in the Media Center WorkroomVolunteers count Grocery Receipts at home or in school
25 Visitor Parking Morning Drop Off Afternoon Pick Up Seven Parking Spaces available in frontof school by flag pole for visitor useDO NOT park in semi-circleMorning Drop OffFront of school in semi-circleAfternoon Pick UpChoice of Parking lot in Havenwood Park across from school (usually for 7th and 8th Graders) ORBack section of parking lot near old tennis courts where sixth graders exit the building each day.
26 George Fox Middle School Supply List for 2010-2011 Four one inch Binderseach with a sheet protectorRed - Language ArtsGrey - MathGreen - Social StudiesNavy – SciencewithAt least 4 different pocket folders for Encore ClassesAVID – One Large BinderPencil Case with:PencilsColored PencilsHighlighterBlue/Black/Red PensMetric/Standard RulerGlue StickPaperNotebook Dividers
27 Sixth Grade Orientation to Middle School Agenda Book ($5.00)Student HandbookSchool Packet (store)You need to purchase a Combination Hall LockActivity Buses for Wed. and Thurs. AfternoonsAppropriate DressEmergency FormsAddresses for Parent Connect Grade Book and Connect EdMedicationsOnline Monthly Newsletter *PTO/CAC – Need Volunteers to Help
28 Sixth Graders’ First Day Tuesday, August 23rd Sixth Graders meet in Student Activity Center on Day 1Homeroom teachers will greet studentsAgenda, Review Schedule, Hall LockerSixth graders will meet their teachersBus riders need to ride the bus in the AM to know their correct Bus number in PM.
29 Parent Connect Grade Program Complete Application Form with updated parent addressBring 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 programYou will receive an with you user ID and password
30 Picture Day Second Week of School All students have pictures taken through their Science ClassesPicture purchase forms are mailed but extras are in main office or check school website to download formFree Student ID cards and pictures used for yearbookMake up pictures in early October
31 Back To School NightPlease Plan to Join Us on Thursday, September 1st, the second Thursday of the school year for Back To School Night.Come and follow your child’s schedule to learn about the sixth grade curriculum and the content standards for each subject.Program will start promptly at 6:00 PM.
32 GEORGE FOX MIDDLE SCHOOL Thank youAny Questions?