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Title: CRESSKILL MIDDLE SCHOOL 2015-2016 CLASS OF 2022


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CRESSKILL MIDDLE SCHOOL2015-2016CLASS OF 2022
  • Ms. Alison Angrisani, Principal
  • Mr. John Massaro, Assistant Principal
  • Ms. Lana Shtofmakher, Guidance Counselor
  • 3/12/15

2
  • These are the years when youngsters crystallize
    their beliefs about themselves and firm up their
    self-concepts, their philosophies of life and
    their values the things that are the ultimate
    determinants of behavior.
  • - John Lounsbury, Dean Emeritus of the John H.
    Lounsbury School of Education at Georgia College 

3
The Middle School Years
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The Middle School Years
  • https//www.youtube.com/watch?v-3Gxgv6-H3E
  • http//www.wnyc.org/series/being-12/
  • http//topics.nytimes.com/top/news/education/serie
    s/thecriticalyears/index.html
  • http//www.ted.com/talks/thomas_suarez_a_12_year_o
    ld_app_developer?languageen

5
  • MISSION STATEMENT OF THE CRESSKILL PUBLIC
    SCHOOLS- The Cresskill Schools will utilize the
    core curriculum content standards to promote
    academic excellence and foster self-esteem in a
    dynamic, caring environment and will prepare
    students to be life-long learners and
    contributors in an evolving and ever-changing
    world.

6
Question 1
  • What happens when I arrive at school?

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Cresskill Middle SchoolBell Schedule
High School Students Report     740   828   48 minutes   Period 1
Middle School Students Report   818   828   10 minutes Middle School Homeroom  
      832   917   45 minutes   Period 2  
      921   1006   45 minutes   Period 3  
      1010   1055   45 minutes   Period 4  
High School Lunch     1059   1144   45 minutes Middle School Period 5  
Middle School Lunch     1148   1233   45 minutes High School Period 6
      1237   122   45 minutes   Period 7  
      126   211   45 minutes   Period 8  
      215   300   45 minutes   Period 9  
8
Things to Remember
  • Avoid dropping students off early
  • 4 minutes passing time allows going to locker
    between each period
  • Limit amount of items in locker
  • Please alert your child if dropping off an item
    Main Office central location
  • Try to avoid dropping off lunches if possible,
    students may not hear announcements

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Question 2
  • What classes do I take?

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  • Grade 6 Academic Program
  • Core Academic Classes
  • English
  • Science
  • Math or Algebra I
  • Social Studies
  • World Language Spanish I, French I, Italian I
  • Physical Education
  • Band/Choir OR
  • Computers, Understanding Money, STEM, Art
  • Academic Cycles Coding A/B, Primary Source
    Skills, Public Speaking, Music Appreciation,
    Health

11
Things to Remember
  • All teachers will have a website please check
    for assignments and homework
  • Discuss the language choice with your child it
    is a 3 year commitment
  • Physical Education locker and change each day
  • Teachers are available through email and voice
    mail. Please initiate contact
  • Talk to the classroom teacher directly
  • Check Summer Assignments/Supply Lists on MS
    Website

12
Question 3
  • What can I get involved in outside of school?

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Extracurricular Activities
  • Middle School/High School Fall Production
  • Middle School Winter Spring Concert
  • MS Yearbook
  • Brain Busters
  • MS Student Government
  • Environmental Club
  • MS Activity Friday Nights
  • MS Sports
  • Ski Club

14
MS Activities
  • MS Halloween Dance
  • PACT Leaders
  • YMCA Fairview Lake
  • Pumpkin Picking/Bounce/Yankee Game Trips
  • Friday Rec Nights (once per marking period)
  • Cresskill Police Department will address students
    on cyber bullying, dangers of text messaging,
    Facebook, harassment

15
Question 4
  • What rules do I have to follow?

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Expectations
  • Cell phones not allowed to use in classroom
  • Students need to be on time to classes
  • No ball playing or skateboards allowed
  • General lunchroom behavior (area by homeroom to
    start the year)
  • Respect for each other and teachers
  • Homework 15 minutes per academic subject per
    night
  • ID Cards/Bathroom Swipes

17
Cougar Code
  • Positive Reinforcement Program
  • Weekly Prize Drawings
  • Quarterly Celebrations for Top Recipients
  • Cougar Cash
  • Student of the Week
  • Student of the Month

18
Question 5
  • Advice for Mom and Dad?

19
Helpful Hints for Parents
  • Initiate contact with the teachers as much as
    possible
  • Meeting with the entire grade level if necessary
    (Ms. Shtofmakher)
  • Parent Portal to view grades throughout the year
  • Four Report Cards
  • Encourage your child to attend extra help after
  • school
  • Help us prepare students for high school
    gradual independence
  • 5th Grade Orientation Session May September
  • National Honor Society Tutoring
  • Tour for child available (by appointment during
    the summer)
  • Attend Monthly Coffee Conversation with Ms.
    Angrisani!
  • Get involved in the HSA!

20
Support Available
  • PACT
  • NHS Tutoring
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Teachers/Administration
  • Coaches
  • HSA

21
How to Avoid Being Lost in the Shuffle
  • Get Involved!
  • Clubs
  • Sports
  • Activities
  • Community Service

22
How to Ease the Difficulty and Stresses of Middle
School
  • Talk to your child about
  • Time Management
  • Organization
  • Study Skills
  • Being Proactive instead of Reactive

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Cresskill Middle School
  • Q A
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