MPMS 6th Grade Open House

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Mills Park Middle School 6th Grade Open House

Mission Statement

The Mills Park Middle School community will collaborate to produce a positive learning environment that will facilitate the development of our students into productive citizens of the 21st century.

6th Grade Schedule

• 8:00-8:15 • 8:15-9:20 • 9:25-10:25 • 10-30-11:30 • 11:35-12:05 • 12:10-1:10 • 1:15-2:05 • 2:10-3:00 Locker/Warm up work Period (Core) 1 Period (Core) 2 Period (Core) 3 Lunch Period 5 - Core 4 Period 6 Healthful Living Elective Period 7

Core Courses • Language Arts • Math • Social Studies • Science

Core Courses

• Language Arts

Emphasizes

personal expression

through short stories, drama, poetry, nonfiction, and independent reading.

Reading and writing skills are further developed

Core Courses

•Math

Math placement is determined by several factors: EOG scores, 5th grade performance, 5th grade teacher’s recommendation.

6th Grade Math Advanced Math Algebra 1 if applicable

Core Courses

• Social Studies

Extending 4th/5th grade studies to embrace South America and Europe, (including Russia) Primary discipline is cultural geography Compares similarities & differences among societies

Core Courses

• Science

Hands-on learning to demonstrate mastery of knowledge Earth and Environmentally based units provide rigorous scientific background for all students

4 Teams

•Bobcats •Lions •Pumas •Tigers

Core Courses are taken within student’s team

Everyone takes

Healthful Living

Health 2 weeks P.E. 2 weeks

combination lock needed for P.E. locker

Electives

• Year-Long (36 weeks): Band ( must join in 6th grade) • Half-year, or semester (18 weeks): Art Dance Exploring Career Decisions Keyboarding

Additional Classes

• ESL Guided Study • Academy of Reading • Curriculum Assistance

Special Education Information

Maryanna Canton, Special Education Dept. Chair Sarah English, Assistant Principal Tracy Morris, AIG Resource Teacher

Special Education Programs

MPMS Special Education Department Serves students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through a variety of supports in accordance with IDEA, the federal law that governs special education services.

Programs

• In-Class Resource (ICR) • Resource Math • Literacy Connections • Decoding • Behavior Support • Autism III self-contained • Curriculum Assistance Classes

How can I expect Special Programs to change as we transition to middle school?

• Small Group vs. Inclusion Model • 90% of students with IEPs are served through inclusion model • Related services (speech, occupational therapy) typically transition to a support description • Curriculum Assistance

Transitioning . . .

• Transition meeting prior to end of 5 th grade year • Current elementary IEP team utilizes all information and data about your child’s needs to determine appropriate middle school placements

Specific Questions?

• Please see or contact: – Maryanna Canton, Special Education Department Chair/Behavior Support [email protected]

- Sara English, Assistant Principal [email protected]

Wake County

Public School System Academically-Intellectually Gifted Program Beginning the Middle School Journey

Middle School is a time of change for AIG services

: Delivered through grouping and differentiation strategies within the regular education classroom

Service Delivery Options May Include:

Appropriate classroom grouping

strategies (English/Language Arts)

Grade-level course offerings

(Mathematics)

Content differentiation

Content Differentiation May Include

Curriculum compactingDifferentiated instructional

units/centers

Technology applicationsAdditional strategies

Effective strategies at the middle school level may include

Tiered activities and assignmentsVaried questioningVaried texts and materialsOn-going formative assessmentsIncreased complexity and challengeProjects and investigationsTechnology applications

Effective strategies at the middle school level may include

Tiered activities and assignmentsVaried questioningVaried texts and materialsOn-going formative assessmentsIncreased complexity and challengeProjects and investigationsTechnology applications

Middle School is a time of change

for students :

PhysicallyEmotionallyIntellectuallySocially 27

Developing their evolving

relationships with their adolescent

Supporting their child’s growing

independence and responsibility

Interacting with a team of

teachers

Middle School is a time of change for the students’ school experience :

Subject area focus with core

teachers

Class changesInteraction with a larger

number of highly-able students

Evolving special talentsPreparation for high school

honors and AP courses

Character Education is an integral component of 6th grade

Classroom Presentations

+ Service Projects

Clubs

• Battle of the Books • Drama • Environmental Club • Odyssey of the Mind • Spanish Club • Girl’s LaCrosse

Elementary School → Middle School • Changing classes * Cafeteria seating • No recess * Lockers • Combination locks * More responsibility • Grading System 93-100 = A 85-92 = B 77-84 = C 70-76 = D Below 70 = F

Helpful information

• • www.wcpss.net/curriculum instruction/docs_downloads/connections/connections -g6.pdf

Connections for School Success-Overview of 6th Grade Program http://www.wcpss.net/planning-guides/2010 11ms_planning_guide.pdf

Middle School Planning Guide