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Title: 6th Grade Parent Orientation Milford Middle School


1
6th Grade Parent OrientationMilford Middle School
  • Where Great Things
  • Happen Every Day!

2
Orientation Process
  • Milford Guidance Counselors and a student panel
    will visit each elementary school sharing
    information about life at the middle level and
    review course selection.
  • May 14 during the day5th graders will visit
    Milford for their Student Orientation
  • Summer Orientation

3
TEACHERS
  • Team 6 White
  • Mrs. Boerner RELA and Social Studies
  • Mrs. Weinstein RELA and Math
  • Mrs. Bauer RELA and Science
  • Team 6 Blue
  • Mr. Beil RELA and Math
  • Mrs. Mushrush Learning Support
  • Mrs. Wenhold RELA and Social Studies
  • Dr. Woodbury RELA and Science

4
Keys to Success
  • P L A Y
  • - Prepare
  • - LISTEN
  • - ACHIEVE
  • - YOU

5
TYPICAL DAY FOR A SIXTH GRADER
  • Homeroom
  • Period 1 Mathematics
  • Period 2 Science
  • Period 3 Art/Computer Lit
  • Lunch
  • Period 4 Social Studies
  • Period 5 Physical Education/Music
  • Period 6 RELA
  • Resource
  • .

6
RESOURCE Period
  • Purpose is to extend learning or offer
    remediation.
  • Students can make up work.
  • Library is available.
  • Students can meet with teachers to ask questions
    about assignments.

7
RELATED ARTS
  • Band and Chorus
  • General Music
  • Library Research Skills
  • Physical Education
  • Art and Computer Literacy Grade 6

8
GRADING
  • Grades will be shown by assignments that are
    linked to learning targets.
  • Grading Scale
  • A 100 90
  • B 89 80
  • C 79 70
  • D 69 65
  • F 65 and lower

9
CHARACTER
  • RESPECT
  • All students are expected to treat each other
    with respect
  • All students will treat adults in the building
    with respect
  • All students will respect themselves by doing
    their best
  • and being their best!
  • RESPONSIBILITY
  • Homework is done every night to the best of their
    ability
  • Work well in groups and participate in class
  • Bring all materials to school to be prepared for
    the day

10
CYBER CLASSES
  • Opportunity for students to take one or more
    courses in a cyber environment while also taking
    other classes in a traditional classroom setting
  • Increased opportunities for enrichment,
    acceleration and remediation

11
CHARACTERISTICS OF A CYBER LEARNER
  • Self-Motivated and Self-Disciplined Learner
  • Internal Locus of Control (Believes they can be
    successful)
  • Able to communicate through writing
  • Experienced working on a computer
  • Visual Learner
  • Critical Thinker
  • Prefer to learn on a computer

12
MILFORD MATTERS
  • Character Education Program
  • Anti-bullying
  • Team building
  • Leadership
  • Characteristics of a Successful student Respect,
    Responsibility, Trust, Perseverance, Citizenship,
    Caring

13
ACTIVITIES
  • Band, Chorus, Bells, Jazz Band, Musical, Milford
    Singers
  • TSA
  • Photography,Yearbook
  • Reading Olympics and Academic Challenge
  • Student Council and Homeroom Representatives
  • Cheerleading

14
LOCKERS
  • Students will receive lockers at summer
    orientation.
  • Lockers can be accessed
  • Before homeroom
  • Before and after lunch
  • End of the day

15
LUNCH
  • Students will have a half hour for lunch.
  • Students may sit where they want.
  • All sixth graders eat together.
  • Student lunch 3.00
  • Meal Plan account is the same as elementary
    school.
  • A la carte items sold separately.

16
BUSES
  • Students are dropped off in the back of the
    school by the gym.
  • Students report to gym until bell.
  • Parent drop off is in the front of the school.
  • At the end of the day, students report to the
    back of the school to board buses in parking lot.

17
SUPPLIES
  • A large binder with dividers or separate 1
    binders for each subject
  • 2 spiral bound notebooks for
  • Social Studies 1 per each half of the
    year
  • Supply of 2 pencils
  • Small pencil case or zipper pouch
  • Supply of erasers
  • Supply of lined notebook paper (with holes)
  • Supply of glue sticks
  • One colored pencil set highlighters

18
SUPPLIES (CONTINUED)
  • Basic functions calculator, similar to Texas
    Instruments TI-30XIIS
  • Ear buds for use with computer programs
  • Flash Drive (not mandatory, but helpful)

19
Summer Reading 2014
  • The goals
  • To grow as learners. The more you read, the more
    interesting life becomes!
  • To create a community of readers.
  • To share good books and encourage others to read
    them.
  • To generate discussions with peers and teachers.

20
Summer Reading Assignment
  1. Select at least 1 book from the Summer Reading
    List.
  2. Read the book(s)! Choose the one you will share
    in the fall.
  3. Use the graphic organize or sticky notes and
    complete the task you chose to share your summer
    work. When you return to school, on a designated
    day early in September, students will meet in
    discussion groups with classmates who have read
    the same book.
  4. This assignment will be evidence for standard
    Comprehension and Collaboration

21
Book Selection
  • Fourmile by Watt Key
  • Twelve-year-old Foster knows in his gut that Dax
    Ganey, the man dating his widowed mother, is a
    bad seed. Then a mysterious stranger arrives at
    their Alabama farm, a former Army Ranger in Iraq
    rambling across the country, and Foster
    believes he has found an ally against Dax. The
    stranger proves a fascinating mentor, full of
    wisdom and secrets

22
  • So B. It by Sarah Weeks
  • Although she lives an unconventional lifestyle
    with her mentally disabled mother and their
    doting neighbor, Bernadette, Heidi has a lucky
    streak that has a way of pointing her in the
    right direction. When a mysterious word in her
    mother's vocabulary begins to haunt her, Heidi's
    thirst for the truth leads her on a cross-country
    journey in search of the secrets of her past.

23
  • The Graveyard Book By Neil Gaiman
  • In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Bod is an
    unusual boy who inhabits an unusual placehe's
    the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised
    from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other
    cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated
    customs of his guardians' time as well as their
    ghostly teachingssuch as the ability to Fade so
    mere mortals cannot see him.

24
  • The Boy Who Invented TV by Kathleen Krull
  • An inspiring true story of a boy genius.This
    fascinating picture-book biography of Philo
    Farnsworth covers his early interest in machines
    and electricity, leading up to how he put it all
    together in one of the greatest inventions of the
    20th century.

25
  • Midnight for Charlie Bone By Jenny Nimmo
  • Charlie Bone has discovered an unusual gift-he
    can hear people in photographs talking! His
    scheming aunts decide to send him to Bloor
    Academy, a school for genius's where he uses his
    gifts to discover the truth despite all the
    dangers that lie ahead.

26
COMMUNICATION
  • Milford Web Page
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Twitter (MMSGreatThings)
  • Phone 215-529-2210
  • Email Principal dpeiffer_at_qcsd.org
  • Assistant hkirschman_at_qcsd.org
  • Guidance obreininger_at_qcsd.org

27
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Summer 6TH grade orientation August 26, 2014
    from 900-1100 AM.
  • September 18, 2014 Open house
  • Questions

28
MILFORDS MISSION
  • Milford Middle School is committed to promoting
    high expectations in academics, school, and
    community activities while developing mutual
    respect and personal responsibility.
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