Minisink Valley Middle School. Student support parent night. Mr. Michael Giardina , Middle School Principal Mr. Michael Larsen, Assistant Principal Mr. Stephen Caldwell, Assistant Principal Mrs. JoAnn Westby, Guidance Counselor
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Minisink Valley Middle School
Student support parent night
Mr. Michael Giardina, Middle School Principal
Mr. Michael Larsen, Assistant Principal
Mr. Stephen Caldwell, Assistant Principal
Mrs. JoAnn Westby, Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Alison Miller, Teacher & Special Education Department Chair
Mrs. Jamie Gallo, Teacher
Mrs. Fran Williams, Teacher
Goals for a Successful Student
Overview of English/Language Arts Program
Overview of Mathematics Program
How Can I Help My Child?
To be a critical reader, writer, and thinker
To be a problem solver
Be a person who can collaborate with others
Be an active learner
Be a person who can communicate effectively
And most of all…
feel happy and supported in the
How do Percy’s experiences in Chapter 8 align with the hero’s journey? After reading the excerpts from Chapter 8 of The Lightning Thief and “The Hero’s Journey,” write a constructed response that begins with a short summary of the beginning of Chapter 8. Then focus on one experience in The Lightning Thief and show how Percy’s experience aligns to a stage in “The Hero’s Journey.” Conclude by describing what we can learn about Percy as a hero from his response to a challenge he faces. Use evidencefrom both texts to support your response.
Focus on one experience in The Lightning Thief, and show how that experience aligns to “The Hero’s Journey.”
In Chapter 8, Percy has begun to settle into Camp Half-Blood and into a routine. However, he is still struggling with the loss of his mother and he is having a hard time figuring out his talents. One experience in Chapter 8 that shows Percy on a hero’s journey is his coming to a new setting. In The Lightning Thief, it says, “Despite all that, I liked camp. I got used to the morning fog over the beach, the smell of hot strawberry fields in the afternoon, even the weird noises of monsters in the woods at night.” This aligns to the Entering the Unknown stage of the hero’s journey. In “The Hero’s Journey,” it says, “the heroes enter a world they have never experienced before. It might be filled with supernatural creatures, breathtaking sights, and the constant threat of death.” Percy is surrounded by supernatural creatures like monsters and cool sights like the field of strawberries. And he’s definitely scared he is going to die. Percy’s response to this challenge shows that he is a hero who can adapt to new and difficult challenges.
Organization Workshop (Grade 6)
Individual Organization Strategy Meetings
Get Up & Go Program
Middle School P.B.I.S. efforts started in the Spring of 2012 to help provide students with a multi-tiered system to help promote and acknowledge positive and desired behaviors.
We are implementing this program tofoster a happy, healthy, and safe environment for our entire student population.
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