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Title: 8th grade parent orientation


1
8th grade parentorientation
  • Broadview Middle School
  • Planning for future success!

2
School Counseling Department
  • Michael Lynch 7-1 to 8-1
  • (203) 790-2858
  • lynchm_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Shantay Primus 7-2 to 8-2
  • (203) 790-2803
  • primus_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Tany Douangta 7-3 to 8-3
  • (203) 790-2854
  • douant_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Linda Polo - Secretary
  • (203) 790-2895
  • pololi_at_danbury.k12.ct.us

3
8-1 Cluster Teachers..
  • English M. Holm
  • holmmi_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Math T. Beninson
  • benint_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Science D. Rovnak
  • rovnad_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Social Studies L. Classey
  • classl_at_danbur.k12.ct.us
  • Reading - L. Wood
  • woodla_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Special Education W. Herzog
  • herzow_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Counselor M. Lynch
  • lynchm_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Administrator J. Battaglia
  • battaj_at_danbury.k12.ct.us

4
8-2 Cluster Teachers.
  • English - R. Brunetti
  • bruner_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Math K. Seder
  • sederk_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Science B. Searle
  • searlb_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Social Studies - W. Covill
  • covilw_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Reading B. Ginty
  • gintyb_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Special Education - B. Kelly
  • kellyb_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Counselor - S. Primus
  • primus_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Administrator - N. Rhodes
  • rhoden_at_danbury.k12.ct.us

5
8-3 Cluster Teachers.
  • English D. Meany
  • meanyd_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Math - D. Kelsey
  • kelsed_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Science J. Gomes
  • gomesj_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Social Studies A. Regan
  • regana_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Reading L. Cerlich
  • cerlil_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Special Education R. Ayers
  • ayersr_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Counselor T. Douangta
  • douant_at_danbury.k12.ct.us
  • Administrator J. Battaglia
  • battaj_at_danbury.k12.ct.us

6
Additional Support Staff
School Psychologist - Dr. Paula Grayson School
Social Worker - Mrs. Lori Sollose Social Skills
Counselor - Mrs. Christine Miller Licensed
Clinical Social Worker - Mrs. Christine
Bulmash Special Ed. Facilitator - Mrs. Christine
Holmes Bilingual Support - Mrs. Maria Garcia and
ESL/ELL Mrs. Val Anderson
7
8th Grade English
  • Students read and respond to classical
    contemporary texts.
  • Concentration on the persuasive essay.
  • Students apply the conventions of standard
    English.

8
8th Grade Reading
  • Personal choice selections.
  • Use of book clubs, literature circles, visual
    literacy.
  • Projects include book reviews, multi-media
    presentations.
  • Students will also develop reading for
    information skills and reading to perform tasks.

9
8th Grade Math Program
  • Algebra 1 - limited enrollment - students who
    have successfully completed Pre-Algebra in 7th
    Grade
  • Pre-Algebra

10
8th Grade Earth Science
  • Includes study of volcanoes, earthquakes,
    erosion, soil formation, meteorology and
    astronomy.

11
8th Grade American History
  • Industrialization Modern America units covered
    include development of U.S. and WWI, the Great
    Depression and WWII, post war U.S., the
    contemporary U.S.
  • Study skills emphasized include historical
    thinking, analysis of primary source documents,
    research skills, timeliness, persuasive writing.


12
World Languages
  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • French 2
  • Second year - Successfully complete level 1 of
    language.
  • College-bound students will need an additional
    2-3 years of a foreign language on the high
    school level.
  • REQUIRES FULL YEAR COMMITMENT W/ NO OPTION OF
    DROPPING COURSE.

13
8th Grade P.E. Program
  • Mandatory PE Fitness Test
  • Activities include football, soccer, volleyball,
    basketball, dance, jump rope, fitness, floor
    hockey, handball and track and field.
  • Track and Field meet against RPMS in June.
  • Research essays, performance tests.
  • Appropriate dress in uniform colors and sneakers.

14
Performing Arts Classes
  • General Chorus
  • Concert Choir (by audition)
  • Band.performs at 8th Grade Awards Assembly.
  • Jazz Band - meets after school, one day a week.
  • Orchestra

15
Exploratory Arts..
  • For students not taking a Language
  • Art
  • Music

16
8th Grade Sample Schedule
  • 8 period day
  • 5 periods for core academic classes
  • English
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • 1 period for P.E. 2 days per week AND
  • OPTIONS FOR OTHER 3 DAYS
  • Chorus
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Concert Choir (by audition)
  • 1 period for FOREIGN LANGUAGE OR EXPLORATORY ARTS
  • 1 period for Lunch

17
CMTs in March..
  • Reading, Writing, Math and Science.
  • Importance of doing well on the test
  • (NCLB requirements, criteria for honors classes)

18
High School Registration
  • Meet with DHS counselor in February 2013 to
    conduct high school registration
  • Discuss future high school opportunities
  • Other high school options
  • Henry Abbott Technical High School
  • Nonnewaug
  • Private Schools

19
Washington D.C. Trip
  • Criteria for attending
  • Any student failing 2 or more subjects for the
    year is excluded.
  • Behavior Requirements
  • 3 nights/4 days one day in Philadephia
  • Cost to be determined
  • Mr. Primini- Trip Coordinator

20
Planning for Success
  • Attitude
  • Achievement
  • Attendance
  • Volunteerism
  • Parental Involvement

21
Planning for Success (cont.)
  • Use of Broadview Agenda
  • Pertinent information regarding school and
    district policies
  • Homework completion is key to academic success.

22
Student Success Plan
  • What is a Student Success Plan?
  • Focused goal setting
  • Use of Naviance computer program
  • New initiative beginning in the fall of 2012
  • Grade 6-12

23
Extended Learning After School Program
  • Available for all students
  • Monday through Thursday - 230 to 430
  • Many activities for students to participate in
    along with Homework Help
  • Transportation is provided
  • Contact number (203) 797-4733

24
Moving Up Ceremonies
  • End of the year awards and promotion ceremonies.
  • End of the year dance for 8th graders.
  • Cluster and/or Class trips.

25
Congratulations
  • Youve survived another year
  • Our best wishes to your sons and daughters for
    continued success!
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