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Title: Mattson Middle School


1
Mattson Middle School
  • 7th grade parent orientation
  • Mattson 101
  • August 21, 2014

2
Welcome
  • Introductions
  • Enrollment
  • Mascot
  • Colors
  • Daily Schedule
  • Stang Time
  • Lunch
  • Mission

Mattsons staff, in partnership with parents and
students , is committed to ensuring an innovative
and safe learning environment for all our
students, while providing strong support for
struggling learners.
3
The goals of the Washington State Achievement
Index are to 1. To provide a fair and
consistent measurement of Washingtons public
schools. 2. To present a clear picture of how
schools and districts are performing. 3. To
demonstrate improvement over time and highlight
closing achievement gaps. 4. To tell us more, in
an easier-to-understand way, than the federal 5.
"No Child Left Behind" Acts requirements for
Adequate Yearly Progress. 6. Show how well low
income and non-low income students perform.
4
Who are we serving?
  • Developmental Characteristics of 7th and 8th
    graders
  • Physical
  • Social/Emotional
  • Cognitive

Mattsons staff, in partnership with parents and
students , is committed to ensuring an innovative
and safe learning environment for all our
students, while providing strong support for
struggling learners.
5
The Forgotten Middle
  • A study from the National Middle School
    Association examined academic and non-academic
    factors that influence post secondary
  • success and how
  • the factors have the
  • greatest impact during
  • the students educational
  • development.

Mattsons staff, in partnership with parents and
students , is committed to ensuring an innovative
and safe learning environment for all our
students, while providing strong support for
struggling learners.
6
The Forgotten Middle
  • Scores in English, Math, Reading and Science show
    that 8th grade achievement displays a stronger
    relationship with college and career readiness
    than does any other factor, including family
    background, high school coursework, or high
    school GPA.
  • Similar results were found across ethnic groups
    and income levels.

Mattsons staff, in partnership with parents and
students , is committed to ensuring an innovative
and safe learning environment for all our
students, while providing strong support for
struggling learners.
7
The Forgotten Middle
  • Non-academic factors examined in the study
    include
  • Family attitude and involvement
  • Optimism
  • Orderly conduct
  • Relationships with school personnel
  • Thinking before acting
  • School Safety
  • Steadiness
  • Academic Discipline
  • Commitment

Mattsons staff, in partnership with parents and
students , is committed to ensuring an innovative
and safe learning environment for all our
students, while providing strong support for
struggling learners.
8
What we provide
  • Academics
  • 11 Computing
  • IP, SC, SA, ELL,
  • Core, Honors
  • Targeted Support
  • Extended Learning Opportunities
  • History Day, Geo Bee, Science Fair, Essay
    Contests, Music, Second Step, Career Information,
    Character Traits

Mattsons staff, in partnership with parents and
students , is committed to ensuring an innovative
and safe learning environment for all our
students, while providing strong support for
struggling learners. .
9
Positive Recognition
  • 3.5 GPA quarterly recognition
  • Gotcha Tickets
  • 4.0 athletic awards
  • Pep assemblies
  • Student of the quarter
  • Student of the month
  • Classroom systems
  • Newsletter highlights
  • Athlete of the month new this year!

10
Mattsons Top 10
  • 1. If youre on school grounds...your hat is off
    your head.
  • 2. Electronics are off and put away.
  • 3. If an adult makes a request...you must comply.
  • 4. If youre in the hallway during class...youre
    wearing a vest.
  • 5. All bags and backpacks belong in your locker.
  • 6. Stay within the red lines during lunch.
  • 7. Cheering, watching, or spreading rumors that
    lead to a fight is FIGHT PROMOTION. DONT
    PARTICIPATE!
  • 8. Spreading rumors (by text or Facebook or in
    person), calling people names, pushing, or
    tripping others is BULLYING. DONT PARTICIPATE!
  • 9. Follow the dress code. Stay covered shoulder
    to knee.
  • 10. BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION...NOT THE PROBLEM.
  •  

11
What I Learned moving from the elementary level
to middle school
  • Five secrets of 7th grade success
  • 1)  Does it really count?  (homework)
  • 2)  3 little words (ask for help)
  • 3)  Where should you be? (in class daily and on
    time)
  • 4)  You will have a new best
  • friend (computer)
  • 5) One wordSkyward!
  • 6)  Be part of the solution, not
  • the problem!

12
Academics
  • 5 core classes
  • Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science,
    Health/Fitness
  • 1 elective
  • Music, Drama, STEM, Art, Home and Family,
    Support
  • Instructional Match
  • Rigor at all levels

Mattsons staff, in partnership with parents and
students , is committed to ensuring an innovative
and safe learning environment for all our
students, while providing strong support for
struggling learners. .
13
Tiered-Intervention Model
  • Tier 1 Core level
  • Tier 2 Strategic interventions
  • Math and Reading Support
  • Tier 3 Intensive interventions

14
Attendance/Academic Impact
  • Extended absences/Vacations
  • Classwork/homework

15
KSDs One to One Initiative
16
Shared Vision and Purpose
  • VISION for the District
  • Successfully prepare all students for their
    future.
  • Student centered
  • Future oriented
  • Community owned

17
Preparing Students
  • Laptop Care
  • KSD Electronic Resource Policy
  • Appropriate Use Guidelines
  • Digital Citizenship

18
Honors Program
  • All students will be screened using a variety of
    data based on district set criteria
  • Identification and self-select

Mattsons staff, in partnership with parents and
students , is committed to ensuring an innovative
and safe learning environment for all our
students, while providing strong support for
struggling learners.
19
What counseling provides
  • Academic assistance
  • Student Learning Plans
  • Weekly check ins
  • Social/Emotional support
  • Mediations
  • Resources for families
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Harassment
  • Academic planning
  • SLP support

Mattsons staff, in partnership with parents and
students , is committed to ensuring an innovative
and safe learning environment for all our
students, while providing strong support for
struggling learners. .
20
Get Involved
  • ASB/Stangathon
  • Clubs Builders, Hip Hop/STOMP, Jazz Band, new
    opportunities
  • Athletics
  • Quarter 1 Football Volleyball
  • Quarter 2 Boys Basketball Gymnastics
  • Quarter 3 Wrestling Girls Basketball
  • Quarter 4 Track
  • Yearlong Cheerleading, Dance

Mattsons staff, in partnership with parents and
students , is committed to ensuring an innovative
and safe learning environment for all our
students, while providing strong support for
struggling learners.
21
PTSA
  • PTSA President insert your name here ? Parent
    involvement is crucial to the health and
    well-being of a child. As a parent, you are the
    most important influence in your child's success
    in school and in life. In this role, you have a
    fresh opportunity every day to get involved with
    your child.
  • everychild.onevoice

22
Staying in Touch
  • Mattson Website
  • http//www.kent.k12.wa.us/ksd/MA/
  • Newsletters mailed home every other month
  • Skyward
  • Staff Websites
  • Email
  • Phone calls 373-7670

Mattsons staff, in partnership with parents and
students , is committed to ensuring an innovative
and safe learning environment for all our
students, while providing strong support for
struggling learners.
23
What can I do as a parent?
  • 8-10 hours of rest each night
  • Breakfast not consisting of Skittles and Monster
    drinks ?
  • Review expectations PowerPoint with student
  • Communicate with nurse, counselor, teachers,
    administrators as needed
  • Provide structured homework time
  • Check Skyward often
  • Help with organization
  • Attend school functions
  • Know your childs friends
  • Set goals and have check ins regularly

24
Thank you for attending!
  • We look forward to working together in the years
    to come!
  • Dont hesitate to contact me with questions,
    suggestions, or concerns.
  • Judy.beliveau_at_kent.k12.wa.us

Mattsons staff, in partnership with parents and
students , is committed to ensuring an innovative
and safe learning environment for all our
students, while providing strong support for
struggling learners.
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