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Title: Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC)


1
Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC)
  • An interesting and exciting way to learn!

2
What makes middle school different from
elementary school?
  • Students
  • Use 2 different lockers
  • Wear PE uniforms
  • Change classrooms and teachers for every class
  • Enjoy more food choices for lunch
  • Have 6-8 teachers
  • Attend classes in a building with 2 floors
  • Enjoy increased freedom
  • Participate in more after-school activities and
    clubs

3
If you like to
  • Use computers to solve problems
  • Perform in front of
  • audiences
  • Explore outer space
  • Develop a video game or cell phone app
  • Express yourself
  • through movement
  • Solve problems using
  • math and science

4
Where can you explore these and other interests?
  • Your local middle school! You will get to choose
    some of your classes and there will be many fun
    clubs and activities, like sports and the school
    play.
  • OR
  • Explore your interests at the three schools in
    the Middle School Magnet Consortium, also known
    as the MSMC!

5
Argyle Magnet Middle School for Digital Design
and Development
Advanced Computer Science Digital Design and
Gaming
  • Applied Technology Skills
  • Develop technology projects or products that
    address real world problems
  • Create video games, develop mobile apps, design
    websites
  • Program artificial intelligence in robotics,
    create short films, graphics, and television
    programming
  • Our Magnet Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking-What will I learn?
  • Collaboration-How will I learn it?
  • Problem Solving-How will I demonstrate what I
    have learned?

6
Capstone and Mile Marker Projects!
Blending business curriculum and technology to
serve the community!
  • Grade 6 Build a website to promote outdoor
    education
  • Grade 7 Create a technology product in a
    technology class and sell it in the school store
  • Grade 8 Develop a small business team and work
    with a business partner to develop a
    technology-related product for them to use in
    their business.

7
Invent the Future With Us! Ashna Batia Invents
Every Day!
  • Welcome! My name is Ashna Batia. I am here
    today to tell you about some of the exciting
    things my friends and I are doing with technology
    at Argyle!

8
Parkland Magnet School for Aerospace Technology
Advanced Mathematics and Science
Engineering
  • Every student is in a unique accelerated
  • middle school science program.
  • Students select advanced aerospace or
  • engineering elective courses.
  • Course curricula are aligned with state and
  • national standards. Scientific inquiry and
  • problem solving are part of instruction.
  • Students may participate in competitions in
  • robotics, science, engineering, and
  • mathematics.

9
SeaPerch Competition Gr 8
Regional Competition at U.S. Naval Academy 1st
Place Engineering Design Award M.S. Level 1st
Place Math Challenge 4th Place Performance
Presentation PVC Sharks will represent at
National Competition in University of
Southern Mississippi
10
Bhuvana Pandalai Grade 8
Milestone Project How Ultraviolet Light
Affects Plant Growth
11
A. Mario Loiederman Magnet School for the
Creative and Performing Arts
  • Advanced Arts
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Foreign Languages
  • Every student takes a core arts course.
  • Students select Dance, Music,
  • Theatre, Film or Visual Arts courses.
  • Course curricula are aligned with state and
  • national standards.
  • Arts performances, displays, and residencies are
    on-going.
  • Students may participate in juried exhibitions
  • and competitions.

12
Upcoming Performances
  • Spring Musical Art Show
  • Peanuts
  • May 15-17, 700 P.M.
  • Choral Music Concert
  • May 22, 700 P.M.
  • Loiederman Arts Festival
  • Featuring Digital Fest and
  • our annual Talent Show
  • May 31, 1100-300

13
7th Grade Student- Ethan Zoz
  • Chamber Choir
  • Intermediate Band
  • Theater
  • Fall Play
  • Commuting and
  • Participating in activities

14
What do the three MSMC schools have in common?
  • Students in each MSMC school
  • Take 8 classes
  • Take core classes English, Math, PE and Health,
    Science, and Social Studies
  • Take elective magnet classes
  • Use technology
  • May participate in after-school activities and
    clubs
  • Take field trips and hear guest speakers

15
How can you attend one of these three schools?
  • Get a Choice form in October from MSMC website
    (Grade 5 students who live in the Consortium
    geographic area will receive one by mail)
  • Complete and Submit the Choice form by Early
    November.

16
How does the Choice process work?
  • A computer randomly
  • assigns students to
  • one of the three
  • MSMC schools
  • based on the students
  • Choice form and
  • space availability.

17
What factors are considered in lottery process?
  • School Capacity
  • Choice Ranking
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Sibling Link

18
What factors are NOT considered in lottery
process?
  • Test Results
  • Report Card Grades
  • Teacher Recommendations
  • Race
  • Expertise and experience in area of magnet focus
  • Current participation in activities in area of
    magnet focus

19
FAQs
20
Are students who live in the MSMC area guaranteed
a seat at one of the three schools?
  • Yes, students who live within the attendance
    areas of Argyle, Loiederman, and Parkland WILL
    attend an MSMC school.
  • MSMC In-Consortium Elementary Schools
  • Brookhaven Strathmore
  • Georgian Forest Viers Mill
  • Harmony Hills Weller Road
  • Sargent Shriver Wheaton Woods
  • one of these must be your home school

21
Are students guaranteed their first choice school?

No, but every effort will be made to assign
students to their first choice.
22
How many seats are available to students who live
OUTSIDE the consortia area?

Depending on enrollment trends, around 80 seats
are available at each of the MSMC schools for
Out-of-Consortium students entering 6th grade.
23
Is bus transportation provided?
For students who live outside walking distance of
their assigned school, as designated by MCPS, and
in the attendance areas of Argyle, Loiederman,
and Parkland Yes - from neighborhood bus stops
if they live beyond the MCPS designated walking
distance All other areas of Montgomery County
No - parents provide transportation

24
MSMC In-Consortium Elementary Schools
If one of these is your home school, you will
participate in lottery.
Brookhaven Strathmore Georgian Forest Viers
Mill Harmony Hills Weller Road Sargent
Shriver Wheaton Woods one of these must be
your home school
25
What about English, Social Studies, Math,
Science, PE?

MSMC schools offer the same academic and
educational services as other MCPS middle
schools, plus additional courses and after school
activities
26
What are the similarities and differences between
MSMC schools and application programs at
Clemente, Eastern and Takoma Park?
MSMC Application Programs
Whole school magnet Every child in the school participates in the magnet focus Student assignment by lottery Choice form (based on student interest) Magnet program within a larger school Only those selected participate Student assignment by a highly competitive selection process application (report card grades, teacher recommendations, testing . . .)
Similarities Similarities
Rigorous course work Themed programs High school credit available Limited seats Rigorous course work Themed programs High school credit available Limited seats
Note Grade 5 students can do both! They can participate in the Choice lottery process AND apply to an application magnet program! Note Grade 5 students can do both! They can participate in the Choice lottery process AND apply to an application magnet program!
27
For more information about specific MSMC program,
contact
Peter_A_Daddone_at_mcpsmd.org 301-460-2400 Magnet
Coordinator Argyle Donna_M_Blaney_at_mcpsmd.org
301-438-5700 Magnet Coordinator
Parkland Royce_A_Wallace_at_mcpsmd.org 301-929-2282
Magnet Coordinator A. Mario Loiederman Questio
ns about the Choice Process? Division of
Consortia Choice and Application Program
Services 301-592-2040

Visit www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/msmagn
et
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Coming soon
  • In September, find out about October MSMC Open
    Houses and information meetings.

Visit www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/msmagn
et
Information will also be sent in the mail.
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