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Title: Sagewood Middle School


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WELCOME TO SAGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL 6th Grade
Parent Orientation January 24, 2006
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OUTCOMES -
  • A knowledge of important upcoming dates
  • An understanding of Sagewoods required course
    offerings (esp. Mathematics)
  • An understanding of Sagewoods elective course
    offerings (esp. Foreign Languages)
  • An understaning of how to fill out the Elective
    Selection form

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OUTCOMES -
  • An introduction to standards-based grading in
    Douglas County Middle Schools
  • An understanding of how middle school differs
    from elementary school and a typical junior high
    school
  • An assurance that my child is in good hands and
    will be okay

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April
TIMELINE
  • Math placement exams are sent to all feeder
    elementary schools (Franktown, Northeast,
    Pioneer, Legacy Point, and Iron Horse) as well as
    Pine Lane Intermediate

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April (contd)
TIMELINE
  • All others (charter schools, private schools,
    homeschool, etc) should call Suzanne Wyatt to
    schedule appointment for testing at (303) 387-4325

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April (contd)
TIMELINE
  • You will begin receiving Sagewoods monthly
    newsletter, The Wildcat Connection.

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TIMELINE
July
  • Summer packets mailed
  • Please call us if you have not received your
    packet by July 30
  • (303) 387-4300

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TIMELINE
July
  • Jul 17th - 28th
  • Success in the Middle

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TIMELINE
August
  • 3rd (Thurs)- Check-In (900 - 200)
  • 7th (Mon) - Check-In (100 - 600)
  • 14th (Mon) - School begins

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REQUIRED COURSES (All are year long except as
noted)
  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Life Science
  • World Geography
  • Physical Education (one semester)
  • Health (the other semester)

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Math Flow Chart
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
ON TRACK
Math 7
Accelerated one year
Pre-Algebra
Accelerated two years
Discovery Algebra 1
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OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • ELT (Extended Learning Time)
  • PLT (Personal Learning Time)
  • DEAR (Drop Everything And Read)
  • PRIDE (Advisement)

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SEMESTER ELECTIVES (18 weeks)
Drawing and Painting Sculpture and
Ceramics Consumer/Family Studies Technology
Education
  • Concert Choir
  • Drama
  • Computer 1
  • Computer 2

20.00 materials fee required
denotes advanced class with special entrance
requirements.
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Year Long Electives (36 weeks)
7th Grade Band Concert Choir String
Orchestra Foreign Languages Spanish French German
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SAMPLE STUDENT SCHEDULE
1-730-910
5-1052-1259
3-914-1048
7-103-242
TEAL DAY
PE (or Health)
Math
Choir
Science
2-730-910
4/6-914-1048
8-1052-1259
10-103-242
World Geography
Language Arts
PURPLE DAY
PRIDE, DEAR, ELT, PLT
Drama
Lunch is included in this 122 minute period.
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SAMPLE ELECTIVE COURSE COMBINATIONS
Students may take elective courses in any one of
the following combinations. Four Semester Courses
1st Semester 2nd Semester
TEAL DAY Drawing/Painting Drama
PURPLE DAY Computer 1 Consumer/Family Studies
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SAMPLE ELECTIVE COURSE COMBINATIONS
Students may take elective courses in any one of
the following combinations. Two semester courses
and one year long course
1st Semester 2nd Semester
TEAL DAY Drawing/Painting Drama
PURPLE DAY Spanish 1 Spanish 1
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SAMPLE ELECTIVE COURSE COMBINATIONS
Students may take elective courses in any one of
the following combinations. Two year long courses
1st Semester 2nd Semester
TEAL DAY Orchestra Orchestra
PURPLE DAY Spanish 1 Spanish 1
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Standards-Based Grading
  • The Content Knowledge grade is based on the
    students demonstration of their knowledge of the
    standards embedded in the class for any given
    grading period.

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Content Knowledge grade scale
  • The student demonstrates work that
  • A exceeds standards/checkpoints
  • B meets standards/checkpoints
  • C is progressing toward meeting
    standards/checkpoints
  • D does not meet standards/checkpoints
  • I Insufficient work for teacher to evaluate

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Standards-Based Grading
  • The Work Habits grade is based on students
    demonstration of good work habits. The student
  • Complete tasks
  • Is prepared to learn
  • Participate in the learning process
  • Follows classroom expectations

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Work Habits grading scale
  • The students work habits
  • A consistently exceeds expectations
  • B consistently meets expectations
  • C inconsistently meets expectations
  • U does not meet expectations

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TEAMS
  • What is a team?

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TEAMS
  • What is a team?
  • A team is a group of students who are assigned to
    a team of teachers who deliver instruction to
    them in their core subjects Language Arts, Math,
    Science, Social Studies.

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TEAMS
  • What is a team?
  • How big are the teams?

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TEAMS
  • What is a team?
  • How big are the teams?
  • 1050 students
  • 8 teams
  • 135 per team w/ 5 teachers
  • Approximately 27 students per class

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TEAMS
  • What is a team?
  • How big are the teams?
  • How are students assigned to teams?

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TEAMS
  • What is a team?
  • How big are the teams?
  • How are students assigned to teams?
  • Except in one situation, students are assigned
    randomly.

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TEAMS
  • What is a team?
  • How big are the teams?
  • How are students assigned to teams?
  • Where do teams live?

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TEAMS
  • What is a team?
  • How big are the teams?
  • How are students assigned to teams?
  • Where do teams live?
  • Teams live in an area of the building called a
    pod.

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When does school start and end??
School begins and ends at - 730 - 242
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FIRST CHILD IN MIDDLE SCHOOL???
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PARENTS SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • Answers to the top ten questions parents ask
    about middle school

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Breakout Sessions
  • Foreign Languages - Tina Stroman (Choir Room 115)
  • Math - Heidi Christensen (Room 139)
  • Athletics/Activities Success In The Middle -
    Laurie Penzenstadler (Mt. Lion Pod)
  • Electives - Lynn Montano (Leopard Pod)

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Breakout Sessions
  • Foreign Languages - Tina Stroman (Choir Room 115)
  • Math - Heidi Christensen (Room 139)
  • Athletics/Activities Success In The Middle -
    Laurie Penzenstadler (Mt. Lion Pod)
  • Electives - Lynn Montano (Leopard Pod)

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Breakout Sessions
  • Foreign Languages - Tina Stroman (Choir Room 115)
  • Math - Heidi Christensen (Room 139)
  • Athletics/Activities Success In The Middle -
    Laurie Penzenstadler (Mt. Lion Pod)
  • Electives - Lynn Montano (Leopard Pod)

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Breakout Sessions
  • Foreign Languages - Tina Stroman (Choir Room 115)
  • Math - Heidi Christensen (Room 139)
  • Athletics/Activities Success In The Middle -
    Laurie Penzenstadler (Mt. Lion Pod)
  • Electives - Lynn Montano (Leopard Pod)

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Breakout Sessions
  • Social/Emotional Issues - Susan Swanson, Joan
    Rothschild, Michael Monnet (Lynx Pod)
  • Special Education and 504 info - Doug Fountain -
    (Commons)
  • Any Other Questions - Ralph Montgomery (Commons)

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Breakout Sessions
  • Social/Emotional Issues - Susan Swanson, Joan
    Rothschild, Michael Monnet (Lynx Pod)
  • Special Education and 504 info - Doug Fountain -
    (Commons)
  • Any Other Questions - Ralph Montgomery (Commons)

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Breakout Sessions
  • Social/Emotional Issues - Susan Swanson, Joan
    Rothschild, Michael Monnet (Lynx Pod)
  • Special Education and 504 info - Doug Fountain -
    (Commons)
  • Any Other ?s - Ralph Montgomery (Commons)

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Contact Information
  • Email
  • firstname.lastname_at_dcsdk12.org
  • On the web
  • www.dcsdk12.org/secondary/sgms

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Evaluation
  • Please go to the following link to complete an
    evaluation of tonights orientation program.
  • http//www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?pWEB224XY5X4A
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  • This link will be available until 500 p.m. this
    Friday.

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THANK YOU for Coming!!!
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