Presentation on theme: "Midway Middle School 8 th Grade Registration 2015-2016."— Presentation transcript:
Midway Middle School 8 th Grade Registration 2015-2016
Courses for All English Math Science U.S. History Panter Pathways
Three Elective Courses You may choose athletics or a physical education class, but it is NOT required unless you delayed your middle school requirement of one PE course in 7 th grade. A remediation class for math and/or reading will replace elective(s) if STAAR standard is not met.
Electives Indicate the order of preference for your elective classes by numbering them 1-2-3-4-5. Your top 3 choices will be placed in your schedule. However, be happy with 4 and 5 because they might end up in your schedule.
MHS Endorsement Plan (28 credits) 4 English 4 Math (Algebra 1 – 1.0) 4 Science 4 Social Studies 2 Foreign Language (Spanish 1 or German 1 – 1.0) 1 PE/Athletic class 1 Fine Art 6 Electives Local Requirements 1 CTE Course (PIT – 1.0, Intro to Ag – 1.0, GTT -.5).5 Speech.5 Health
Elective Choices ___ART ___ADVANCED ART (Prerequisite) ___BAND___JAZZ BAND INSTRUMENT_____________ YEARS EXPERIENCE______ ___STRING ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENT _____________ YEARS EXPERIENCE______
Elective Choices (continued) ___CHOIR (BOYS) ___CHOIR (GIRLS) ___STUDENT ASSISTANT (CIRCLE ONE) (SAs must be approved by administration. Selection criteria includes grades, attendance, conduct, etc.)
Elective Choices (continued) ___GERMAN I (1 H.S. Credit) ___SPANISH I (1 H.S. Credit) ___GATEWAY TO TECHNOLOGY (GTT) (.5 H.S. Credit) ___PRINCIPLES of AGRICULTURE, FOOD, & NATURAL RESOURCES (1 H.S. Credit)
Elective Choices (continued) ____ PRINCIPLES of INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (1 H.S. Credit) ____ THEATRE ___ADVANCED THEATRE ____Study Skills (Must take 3 PAP Classes) ___AVID(by application process)
ATHLETIC CLASSES (a physical is required) ___ FOOTBALL ___BASKETBALL (BOYS) ___BASKETBALL (GIRLS) ___VOLLEYBALL ___SOCCER (BOYS) ___SOCCER (GIRLS) ___TENNIS TEAM (CO-ED)
P.E. CLASSES (no physical is required) ___ BEGINNING TENNIS, CO-ED ___PHYSICAL EDUCATION, BOYS ___PHYSICAL EDUCATION, GIRLS
If you decide to take a Pre-AP class, it will involve a heavy homework load and more challenging course material. ___PRE-AP ENGLISH ___PRE-AP SCIENCE ___PRE-AP HISTORY ___PRE-AP MATH ___PRE-AP ALGEBRA 1
Pre-AP Class Requirements Pre-AP 8 th Grade Math Uses the 8 th grade curriculum More in-depth & rigorous Entry into course is based on MSTAR screener, STAAR scores, grades, and teacher recommendation 7 th Grade Pre-AP Math is NOT a pre- requisite Pre-AP Algebra 1 High school credit Students will take Algebra 1 EOC Entry into course is based on grades in Pre-AP Pre-Algebra, MSTAR screener, STAAR scores, the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test, and teacher recommendation Pre-AP English Summer Reading required The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Night by Elie Wiesel will be read together as a class later in the year Pre-AP History Independent work required outside of class (critical thinking& in-depth analysis) History Fair participation is optional Pre-AP Science Writing assignments required High Level Math Skills required Science Fair participation is optional
* PALS – MS. HESSER * VIDEO PRODUCTION / KMTV – MRS. DEVILLE * YEARBOOK – MRS. RAY- PICK UP APPLICATION IN ROOM 822 * CHEER – MS. RESENDEZ * PANTHER CHORALE – MRS. BENTON Additional Courses Not On The Course Selection Sheet:
There will be informational meetings on March for 7 th graders that are interested in trying out for PALS next year. STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ONE OF THE MEETINGS. Applications will be handed out at the end of the meeting Watch KMTV for more information on the application due dates. PALS
Tomorrow in tutorials, you will receive the following: A green 8 th grade course selection sheet The 2015-2016 MMS Course Catalog is now available on the MMS webpage
MMS Course Catalog The catalog can be found on the Midway website.
MMS Course Catalog Course Catalog link can be found on the left tab.
MMS Course Catalog If you don’t have internet access at home, you can save the course catalog to your iPad. Open the PDF of the course catalog while connected to the internet at school. Save to iBooks – anything in iBooks is accessible without wifi.
Complete the form and return to your tutorial teacher by Friday, February 27 th. ______________ ______________ ______ Student Signature Parent Signature Date
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle
Class of 2020 Make good decisions on course selections so that you will have an enjoyable and successful 8 th grade year. Continue to work hard, develop good study habits, and ALWAYS strive to do your very best.