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Title: Smooth Sailing into Seventh Grade

Smooth Sailing into Seventh Grade
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Mr. Moening, building principal
  • Overview of what to expect
  • Self-directed tour the building

  • Mrs. Jeffrey Assistant Principal- MYP
  • Mrs. OReilly School Counselor/ Dean of Student
  • Mrs. Pankow Special Education
  • Mrs. Tonda 7th grade Language A
  • Mrs. Mettille 7th grade Math
  • Ms. Walsh Cultural Liaison, in Lecture Hall

International Baccalaureate Middle Years
Program (IBMYP) grades 7 - 10
  • A philosophy of teaching that focuses on a
    holistic approach and includes all students.
  • There is a prescribed curriculum that includes 8
    subject areas in grades 7 10. MYP culminates
    with the Personal Project in grade 10.
  • Common language throughout the MYP curriculum.

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The Transition to 7th Grade
  • 6 Period day you will have 6 different teachers
    throughout the day.
  • 1st hour begins at 755 a.m. and 6th hour ends at
    235 p.m.
  • 7th grade lockers are all on one floor with a
    majority of their Core classrooms.
  • Transition opportunities
  • Targeted Services Packer Preview July 7th
  • Open House scheduled for August 20th, 2014
    600-800 PM
  • W.E.B. (Where Everybody Belongs) August 21st
    800- 1145 AM

Daily life in the core area
Mrs. Mettille- Math
Mr. Spreigl-Humanities
Daily life in the core area
7th grade locker area
7th grade schedule
  • Three trimesters, 12 weeks in length
  • Math, Language A, Humanities,and Science are
    full-year, every day
  • Students will have physical education paired with
    Language B (Chinese,French, or Spanish) OR
    Math/Reading Academy all year every other day
  • NOTE Students who have been identified as
    benefiting from remediation via NWEA test scores
    will be placed in the Math/Reading Academy course
    in place of Language B.

7th grade schedule, continued
  • Students take an every other day full year of a
    Performing Art course. They choose general
    music, choir, or band to fulfill MYP Performing
    Art requirement.
  • Music is paired every other day with Business
    Technology for the year.
  • For students who would like a music every day
  • Zero Hour Band/Zero Hour Choir option
  • Zero Hour begins at 700 a.m.
  • Zero Hour is a class, not an extracurricular.
    Students receive a grade for Zero Hour and the
    grade will impact their GPA

  • Sample schedule
  • Tri 1 Tri 2
    Tri 3
  • 1 -Math Math Math
  • 2 -Lang. A Lang. A Lang. A
  • 3 -Humanities Humanties Humanities
  • 4 -Science Science Science
  • 5 -Lang. B/Phy Ed Lang. B/Phy Ed
    Language B/Phy Ed
  • 5 - Academy/Phy Ed Academy/Phy Ed Academy/Phy Ed
  • 6 Music/Tech Music/Tech Music/Tech
  • 6 Period day with classes running at 57 minutes
    in length and 5 minutes of hall passing time.
  • Student day starts at 755 ends at 235.

  • ? Complete all work and turn in on time
  • Use your agenda to record assignments and due
  • SchoolView
  • ? Absent Work (2 days)
  • ? Make sure you include your first and last name
    on everything
  • ? Complete Sentences
  • ? Progress Reports (every 3 weeks)

The Lunchroom
Start of the Day
  • Doors open at 645 a.m.
  • Zero Hour class starts at 700 a.m.
  • Class begins when the bell rings for 1st hour.
  • Students need to be in their assigned seat within
    the classroom with all materials necessary
    including completed assignment.

End of the Day
  • Classes end at 235 p.m.
  • Students are to leave the building by 250 p.m.
    unless they are under the supervision of a
    teacher, coach, or are in Targeted Services.
  • Students should have between approximately 60
    minutes of homework a night.
  • The agenda should be used to record due dates and

Dress Code
  • No hats, jackets, or headphones
  • No scarves or bandanas
  • Skirts and shorts must be longer than the tip of
    the students fingers
  • Shirt straps must be more than 1 inch thick
  • Shirts must cover the student no visible
  • Pants must be worn at the waist and need to stay
  • All undergarments are to be covered
  • Shirts/blouses with excessive low-cut fronts are
    not allowed

  • ? AGENDA!
  • ? Color Themes notebooks/folders
  • ? Lockers
  • ? Supply List
  • Buy a combination
  • lock and practice
  • you will need one
  • for Phy Ed.

Core Locker
Phy Ed Locker
Special Services
  • Any student currently on an Individualized
    Education Plan will have a transition meeting
    before the end of this school year.
  • Contact your childs current case manager to
    confirm your meeting day and time.
  • Any student that is currently on a 504 plan,
    there should be a transition meeting set as well
    please contact your current assistant principal
    at the elementary to help set the meeting.

Students need to
  • Use the agenda to write down assignments, tests,
    and due dates.
  • Set time aside each day to complete homework or
    review assignments.
  • Make sure to ask teachers for work when they have
    been absent.
  • Be involved.
  • Remember they are here to learn.

Parents Need to
  • Check the agenda each night.
  • Communicate with their child.
  • Help with homework as needed.
  • Initiate contact with teachers with questions.
  • Check grades and attendance on-line SchoolView
    on a regular basis.
  • Sign up for PayPals to monitor lunch account.
  • Check teacher web pages and school web site

Get Involved!!
  • This is a great time to meet new people that
    share your same interests
  • Academic clubs, Activities, and Athletics
  • Work with your doctor to schedule a physical this
    summer so that you are ready to start
  • Look in the Smooth Sailing folder for a list of
    the activities and athletics offered

What do I do next?
  • Schedule 7th grade Physical with doctor check
    on immunizations.
  • Consider signing your child up for Packer Preview
  • Begin talking about transition to a new building
    and the importance of good choices.
  • Set up a spot in the house as a study area.
  • Work on organization with your child.
  • Establish a schedule leading up to the start of
    the school year (bedtime, etc).
  • Navigate the website to become familiar
    with key pages and how to access SchoolView.
    SchoolView pin numbers will be available at the
    registration dates in August.

Time Line
  • JULY
  • Packer Preview- Sign up available at front table
  • Mrs. OReilly
  • Thursday, August 7th, and Monday, August 11th
    students with up to date immunizations and
    paperwork can pick up their schedule and locker
    assignment and will have school pictures taken.
  • Open House Wednesday, August 20th (6 8 p.m.)
  • W.E.B. Orientation Event Thursday, August 21st
    ( 8 1145 a.m.)
  • Classes begin Monday, August 25
  • Seventh grade activities will start the first day
    of school.

  • The Day in the Life of a 7th Grader

Thank you for attending
  • Please walk through the building, stop at the
    school store, and see the 7th grade Core area
    located on the 3rd floor.
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