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Title: Franklin Regional Middle School


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Franklin Regional Middle School
  • An Introduction to the
  • Middle School
  • and Scheduling Information
  • for Grade 6
  • Spring, 2005
  • Shelley Shaneyfelt Christopher Kelly
  • Principal Assistant Principal

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Overview
  • This meeting will provide you with information
    about the Middle School program as well as
    helping you make schedule choices.

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Our Middle School will...
  • Provide every child with a caring adult mentor
  • This is a partnership with parents during this
    critical time in a young persons life
  • Provide a flexible, challenging curriculum
  • Use varied teaching and learning approaches
  • Use assessment and evaluation that promote
    learning

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Middle School Layout
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Students will ride buses that are exclusively
for the Middle School.
  • The buses will run from about 720AM until our
    start time at 805AM.
  • The student day will be from 805AM until 253
    PM.
  • The three grades will be on separate schedules
    for most of the day.

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Some Facts about the Middle School Day...
  • All students will start the day with a short
    homeroom period.
  • Our student-produced cable news show, Primetime
    5, will give daily announcements and present
    features.
  • At this point, each grade level will begin its
    own schedule.

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Some Facts about the Middle School Day...
  • The 6th grade hall will have only 6th grade
    classes in it while the 6th grade is in academic
    core time.
  • None of the grade levels will mix with each other
    when they are in the shared special areas for
    Middle Core classes.

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Some Facts about the Middle School Day...
  • Even though there will be about 950 students in
    the building, most of the time students will feel
    like they are in a smaller building because of
    the House system.
  • House teachers will work together to meet the
    needs of the students they share.
  • There are 4 Houses in Grade 6.

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Some Facts about the 6th Grade Day...
  • The same counselor will stay with a group of
    students as they move through the grade levels.
  • Mr. Brian Coiner will be your childs counselor.
  • 6th grade students will move from homeroom into
    the Middle Core portion of their day.

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Some Facts about the 6th Grade Day...
  • The 6th grade Middle Core facts
  • This will be the equivalent of 2, 45 minute
    periods each day.
  • During the Middle Core part of the day, sixth
    grade students from every house will mix.
  • Middle Core courses will last for 12 weeks, 1
    trimester each.
  • This means you have room for the equivalent of 6
    trimesters.

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Scheduling the 6th Grade Middle Core...
  • Please look at the Selection sheet and your 6th
    grade pie charts. We are looking at the

Green
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Middle SchoolMiddle Core
Middle Core
Middle Core
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Scheduling the 6th Grade Middle Core...
  • Note that all students are required to schedule
    one Physical Education course each year.
  • This takes 1 trimester.
  • Every student will schedule 6 trimesters.

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Scheduling the 6th Grade Middle Core...
  • The Performance Music courses each require 3
    trimesters.
  • The following are the Performance Music courses
  • Chorus
  • Band
  • Chorus/ Band

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Scheduling the 6th Grade Middle Core...
  • The other Middle Core classes require 1 trimester
    each
  • The following are the grade 6 Middle Core
    choices
  • Visual Arts 6 2D / 3D
  • Principles of Technology 6
  • FACS- Young Living
  • Physical Education (required for all students)
  • Multi Media 6

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Scheduling the 6th Grade Middle Core...
  • The following are the grade 6 Middle Core
    choices
  • Music 6 - Music Ace/ Guitar
  • Business Sampler
  • Keyboarding
  • FitKids

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Scheduling the 6th Grade Middle Core...
  • Please fill all 6 blank lines, two for each of
    your pie charts.
  • Remember that you must put Band, Chorus and
    Band/Chorus in 3 pies if you are taking these
    courses.
  • Do you have any general questions about the
    Middle Core?

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Some Facts about the 6th Grade Day...
  • 6th grade students will move from the Middle Core
    portion of their day into the first Academic Core
    part of the day at 950 AM.

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Middle SchoolAcademic Core
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Some Facts about the Academic Core...
  • The Academic Core is the major part of each day.
  • You do not need to mark anything in the Academic
    Core at this time.
  • Academic Core is the

Red
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Some Facts about the Academic Core...
  • During the Academic Core, students will be in
    their houses.
  • Houses consist of three or four teachers and
    about 75 students (three teacher houses) to 100
    students (four teacher house).
  • House teachers have their classrooms in close
    proximity to each other in the first floor main
    hall.

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Some Facts about the Academic Core...
  • Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and
    Science are taught in the Academic Core
  • Teachers decide how to divide the approximately
    5, 45-minute instructional periods each day.
    This is what they currently do.

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Scheduling the 6th Grade Academic Core...
  • You do not need to schedule anything in the
    academic core at this time.
  • Specific groupings such as those in math, will be
    made at a later date.
  • Do you have any questions about the Academic Core?

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Some Facts about the 6th Grade Day...
  • Exploratory period will run from approximately
    1115 until 1200.

Exploratory is Yellow
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Middle SchoolExploratory
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Some Facts about the 6th Grade Exploratory...
  • 6th graders will mix with other houses during
    Exploratory.
  • Academic Core teachers will teach the exploratory
    offerings.

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Some Facts about the 6th Grade Exploratory...
  • Exploratory will consist of three components
  • A World Language
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Academic Extensions such as
  • Stock Market SAL Creative Writing Geo
    Puzzlers Math Bogglers Ready, Set, Internet
    Debate and Persuasion Ext. math Ext. reading
    Critical/Creative Thinking Study Skills etc.
  • Playing By the Rules
  • games and recreation, conflict resolution

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Exploratory Components
  • World Language -(Sept-Nov)
  • One trimester(all 6 days)
  • Playing by the Rules (Dec-March)
  • One trimester (all 6 days)
  • Academic Extensions (Mar-June)
  • 2 -30 days each (Days 1-3, Days 4-6) One
    trimester total

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Scheduling the 6th Grade Exploratory...
  • Everyone takes Playing By the Rules
  • This is marked for you on the first pie

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Scheduling the 6th Grade Exploratory...
  • You need to schedule the World Language that your
    child would like to take at this time.
  • This language will be the language that your
    child continues to study in 7th and 8th grade.
  • Please mark your language choice on the blank
    line in the second pie (2nd trimester)

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Scheduling the 6th Grade Exploratory...
  • You need to write 2 choices for academic
    extensions on the blank lines in the third pie
    (3rd trimester)
  • Each of these courses will last for 30 days.
  • The first 15 minutes of each class will be
    Sustained Silent Reading.
  • Do you have any questions about Exploratory?

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Some Facts about the 6th Grade Day...
  • 6th grade students will eat the last lunch (it is
    late!)
  • So that you are all productive and happy, 6th
    grade teachers schedule a time for a snack at
    about 1030
  • 6th graders will all eat together from
    approximately 1245 until 115.

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Some Facts about the 6th Grade Day...
  • Lunch

Lunch is Blue
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Middle SchoolLunch
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Some Facts about the 6th Grade Day...
  • The Academic Core teachers will decide how to
    divide Academic Core time each day.
  • There will be no standard class change times
  • Nothing from the rest of the program can
    interfere with instruction in the Academic Core.
  • Sixth grade students have all of their academic
    core classes in the sixth grade wing.

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Some Facts about the 6th Grade Day...
  • What questions can I answer?

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Coming Soon...
  • You will receive confirmation of your selections
    in May.
  • Special placements (math) will be made in May
  • Schedules will be mailed in July
  • You will be getting more information about future
    orientation and information meetings throughout
    the rest of the school year and in the summer
  • June 2nd is our first orientation for all
    incoming 5th graders
  • Our summer orientation is August 17 -1000AM

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Thank you for coming!
  • If you think of questions, please give us a call.
  • You are welcome to visit at your convenience.
    Please give us a call so that we can help arrange
    your visit.

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Thank You
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