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Title: Rising 6th Grade Scheduling Information


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Rising 6th Grade Scheduling Information
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LCPSMiddle School Program of Studies
  • Both the Middle and High School Program of
    Studies are Located on the Main Page of the LCPS
    Website.
  • http//www.lcps.org
  • The program of studies link is at the bottom of
    the page under permanent links.

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Block Scheduling
  • Language Arts Every Day
  • Four Classes Per Day
  • Classes Approximately 90 Minutes Each
  • Semester Classes
  • Music/Resource Each 45 Minutes

4
6th Grade Required Courses
  • Language Arts 6
  • US History 6
  • Science 6
  • Math
  • Health PE
  • Resource / Fine Arts Elective
  • Keyboarding / Art Semester Classes

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6th Grade Electives
Pick 1 Fine Arts Elective Beginning
Band Beginning Strings Chorus Music
Lab Instrument nights were held the last week in
January and a make up night was held on February
4, 2015.
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Typical Middle School Math Progression
  • Math 6 -gt Math 7 -gt Math 8
  • or
  • Math 6 -gt Math 7 -gt Algebra 1
  • Accel Math 6/7-gt Math 8 -gtAlgebra 1
  • or
  • Accel Math 6/7 -gt Algebra 1 -gt Geometry

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Math Placement
  • The county will not being using the IAAT as a
    math placement tool for the upcoming school year.
  • The LCPS mathematics office has developed an
    assessment aligned to the 5th grade content
    standards and process goals, to replace the IAAT
    assessment.
  • This data from the new assessment serves as one
    of several criteria teachers and parents should
    consider in making recommendations for middle
    school mathematics course placement.
  • Math Progression
  • Extra Support in Reading and Math for Identified
    Students

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Math Placement Cont.
  • The new assessment will be offered through
    Interactive Achievement (IA).
  • The timeline and procedures for administering
    this test is being vetted.
  • Other data points for math recommendations will
    be SOL scores, benchmarks, student study skills
    and independence, homework completion, and
    overall classroom performance.
  • Double Block Math

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What happens next?
  • Course request forms will be coming home during
    the week of February 16, 2015.
  • You will need to make your selections for your
    child and return top copy to your elementary
    school. The bottom copy is for your records.
  • The top copy is due back to you elementary school
    no later than Friday, March 6, 2015.
  • You can make changes up until the last day of
    school, June 16, 2015. You will just need to
    notify either Mrs. Mostero or Mr. Tafaro via
    e-mail.

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Transitioning to Middle School
  • What we have done so far
  • We have met with the elementary counselors.
  • We have held our instrument nights.
  • We have sent the 2015-2016 course requests to all
    of our feeder elementary schools.
  • Mr. Tafaro has/will visited/visit the elementary
    schools to discuss middle school scheduling with
    our rising 6th graders

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What does 6th grade look like for next year?
  • Next year we have students coming from
  • Hillside
  • Mill Run
  • Moorefield Station
  • Creightons Corner (approximately 40)
  • Singletons from about 8 other elementary

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ERMS to Visit Elementary School
  • The Counselor and Principal will visit in the
    spring.
  • April 9 Mill Run _at_ 900 pm
  • April 9 Moorefield Station _at_ 100 am
  • April 10 Creightons Corner _at_ 900 am
  • April 10 Hillside _at_ 100 pm

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Elementary Visits to ERMS
  • June 1 Hillside _at_ 900 am
  • June 2 Mill Run _at_ 900 am
  • June 4 Moorefield Station Creightons Corner
    _at_ 900 am

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Bridge to the Ridge
  • Summer Transition Program
  • Registration information will be coming home in
    the late spring from your elementary school.
  • The program addresses four components
    social/emotion, time management, organization
    study skills.
  • Students are encouraged to sign up for one three
    day session.

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Bridge to the Ridge Dates4 Sessions Available
  • 900-1130 June 22-24
  • 100-3300 June 22-24
  • 900-1130 August 12-14
  • 100-330 August 12-14

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Starting the 2015-2016 School Year
  • 6th Grade Orientation August 25, 2015
  • Students will have an orientation
  • Receive their schedules
  • Attend all their classes
  • Organize their lockers
  • 1st Week of school
  • All hands on deck to help 6th graders transition
    to middle school

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