Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Sparkman 9TH Grade School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Sparkman 9TH Grade School Thursday, April 12, 2012Freshman Night
2 Presented by Sparkman JROTC Pledge of AllegiancePresented bySparkman JROTC
3 Welcome Martin Hester, Principal Goal of S9GSRetaining Quality TeachersEffective Professional DevelopmentIntegrate TechnologyClean and Safe FacilityEducate StudentsS9GS Facts70 staff members45 Certified Employees18 Bus DriversAverage of 700 students per yearAdditional courses and extracurricular activities each yearFailure rate has decreased significantly since 2006Introduction of Assistant PrincipalsMr. Steve GipsonMr. Keith Schrimsher
4 Sparkman 9th Grade School MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Sparkman 9th Grade School is to provide an exemplary academic and social learning experience and to help students successfully transition into high school by establishing high standards, maintaining a safe and orderly school climate, and embracing community values.
5 Respect & Responsibility 5 R’s of S9GSRigor – adherence to rules, procedures and accepting new academic challenges.Respect&Responsibility
6 RigorAcademic Rule for extra-curricular participation increases for gradesSemester Exams count 20% of grade – All coursesPromotion- minimum of 6 credits required for promotion to the 10th grade.A/B ScheduleGrading policy- 60% tests / 40% otherHomework-expectation for completion
7 Sample A-B Schedule A - Day B - Day *Pre AP English PE World History **Computer App.*Every other day-ALL yearB - Day*Pre AP GeometryPEWorld History** CARE.**Every other day-Semester
8 Respect & Responsibility 5 R’s of S9GSRelevance – pertinent to futureRespect&Responsibility
9 RelevanceTransference –acquiring skills and abilities and applying them in multiple areas of problem solving.Course Selection – opportunity to have input into selection of courses based upon academic goals and future plans.Elective Courses – choice of coursesbased upon interests and requirements increases as student progresses through high school.
10 Respect & Responsibility 5 R’s of S9GSRelationship – a personal connection based upon association.Respect&Responsibility
12 Attendance PolicyIf a parent/guardian does not explain in writing within 3 days of a student’s return to school after being absent, that student will be classified as truant for each and every absence. Upon the 1ST unexcused absence, a warning letter will be issued by the Administration. Upon the 5TH unexcused absence, the parent/guardian shall attend a meeting at the Central Office called by the County Attendance Officer. Upon the 7TH unexcused absence, the Attendance Officer will file a truancy petition with Juvenile Court.A student may have a total of 5 parent notes per semester without a doctor’s note.
13 Tardy ViolationsWhen a student is tardy to class or school each week, he/she will have a choice of the following consequences:2ND & 3RD Offense – Choice of Lunch Detention or Corporal Punishment4TH Offense – One day of AAP5TH Offense – One day Out of School Suspension** If he/she violates this policy more than 4 weeks per semester, they will be placed in AAP for 1 day per tardy for the remainder of the semester.
14 Cell Phone/Listening Devices Cell phones and listening devices are permitted at S9GS with the following stipulations:The device must be turned off in the school building at all times during the day.The device must be turned off on school campus during the instructional day.The device must be turned off while on school buses.Consequences1ST Offense – Cell Phone will be held by Administration for 24 hours2ND Offense – Cell Phone will be held by Administration for 48 hours and parents must pick up3RD Offense and Subsequent Violations – Student is subject to Out of School Suspension** S9GS is not responsible for “LOST or STOLEN CELL PHONES or LISTENING DEVICES” **
15 Disciplinary OptionsCommunity ServiceCorporal PunishmentLunch DetentionAAPOut of School SuspensionDisciplinary/Expulsion Hearing – Central Office
16 Important TimesStudents may arrive at 7:00Students are late at 7:355 minutes between classesStudents are released at 2:45Students must be picked up by 3:30
17 Textbooks Students will be issued textbooks on a class to class basis. If a student is issued a textbook, he/she is responsible for returning the textbook to the teacher.If a textbook is lost, stolen, or damaged the student will be responsible for making payment for the textbook to S9GS.
18 Counselors Jamel Thomas & Lori Wilkes RegistrationApril 24 – 26: Sparkman Middle SchoolMay 1 – 4: Monrovia Middle SchoolItems to ReturnStudent Registration FormCourse Selection FormFour-Year High School PlanAL State Department of Education Employment SurveyHealth Assessment Record
19 Counselors Jamel Thomas & Lori Wilkes SchedulesAugust 8, 2012 – first day of schoolPost CardUpdate demographic information
20 Closing Remarks Independent Tour Downstairs – History, English, and Other Elective ClassroomsUpstairs – Science, Math, and Other Elective Classrooms1ST Day for Students – August 8, 2012Morning drop-off for all students will be at the gym entranceAfternoon pick up:Females at front office (beside flagpole)Males at gym exit (same as morning)All traffic will enter and exit from Fords Chapel RoadSchool Hours: 7:30 – 2:45Office Hours: 7:00 – 4:00Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 – 5:00Sparkman 9TH Grade School(256)Principal Martin HesterWebsitehttps://www.madison.k12.al.us/Schools/s9gs/default.aspx