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Unity
Unity

  • I dreamed I stood in a studio, and watched two sculptors there. The clay they used was a young child’s mind And they fashioned it with care. One was a teacher-the tools he used were books, music and art. The other, a parent, worked with a guiding hand, and gentle, loving heart. Day after day, the teacher toiled with touch That was deft and sure. While the parent labored by his side and polished and smoothed it over. They were proud of what they had wrought, for the things they had molded into the child could neither be sold nor bought. And each agreed they would have failed if each had worked alone, for behind the teacher stood the school and behind the parent, the home.

    • Author Unknown


Ocelots
Ocelots

  • Teachers

    • Karen Maholick, Team Leader, Social Studies, LA

    • Kelly Sweeney, Science & LA

    • Julia Barcalow, LA

    • Natalya Adelizzi, Math

  • Team Meetings

  • www.haverford.k12.pa.us -HMS-Team Websites-Ocelots


Mission
Mission

The mission of the Ocelot team is that all students emulate the characteristics of our mascot. These students will possess a fierce attitude towards learning, show the courage to stand up for what is right, and be active participants in their educational experience.


Expectations
Expectations

Good behavior is always expected. An easy way to stay on the right track is to follow these three classroom rules:

  • Be responsible

  • Be respectful

  • Always do your best


Grading philosophy
Grading Philosophy

Accurate performance-based feedback

Common assessments and long-term assignments (80%)

Short-term assignments, notebooks, homework, and classwork (20%)

Quarterly grading

Midterm and final

PowerSchool


Math

Natalya Adelizzi/room 237/ [email protected]/x.5238

  • Curriculum-Math in Focus-based on PA Core Standards

  • Resources

    • Textbook, there is no workbook

    • Math in Focus Online

      • BBunny45

      • Fords12345(5 digit student number)

  • Levels - Ability grouping


Math

  • Expectations

    • Math is Thinking

    • Give 100%

  • Support

    • Email with any concerns

    • Math Help

    • Homework Club


Science
Science

Kelly Sweeney/ room 227/ [email protected]/x.5227

  • Curriculum:

    • Rocks, Minerals, and Soil

    • MicroLife

    • Energy

    • Weather and Atmosphere

  • Program highlights / expectations:

    • Inquiry based

    • Collaborative learning experiences

    • Hands on learning experiences


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Science

  • Materials:

    • 3 ring binders

    • Dividers

    • Lab book

    • Text book

    • McDougal Littell

  • Assessments:

    • 80%

    • 20%

    • Midterm Exam

    • Final Exam


Social studies
Social Studies

Karen Maholick/ room 224/ [email protected]/x.5224

  • Curriculum:

    • Geography/Maps & Globes Review,

    • Ancient Cultures of Southwest Asia & Africa,

    • Modern day Middle East

    • Modern day Africa


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Social Studies

  • Resources-World History (Online access- my.hrw.com)

    • World Explorer Series

    • The World Past & Present

    • Cultures/Enchantment of the World nonfiction research books

  • Interactive Notebook- A collection of graphic organizers and pictures that will teach note taking techniques of the big ideas in the Social Studies Units.

  • Support- Homework Club, Extra help available from teacher, Using all your resources to keep up with the work


Language arts
Language Arts

Julia Barcalow/ room 237/ [email protected]/x.5237

  • Reading 

    • Houghton Mifflin Reading Series Anthology

    • Houghton Mifflin Reading Series Leveled Readers

    • Houghton Mifflin Reading Series Practice Books Volume 1 & 2

  • Core Novels for 6th grade

    • Jaguar by Roland Smith

    • Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis


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Language Arts

  • Grammar & Writing Skills:

    • Write Source Textbook and Skills Book

    • Students will be required to write three formal writing pieces each quarter:

      • Persuasive essay, narrative and informational writing pieces

  • Variety of creative writing exercises and assignments, including poetry, short stories, and expository writing pieces. 

  • Practice public speaking skills in class in order to build confidence in speaking confidently and effectively in front of a group.


Special education
Special Education

The special education program at Haverford Middle School includes a variety of programs and services to meet the varied needs of students who have been identified as exceptional. The goal is to educate students in the least restrictive environment. The curriculum is the same as the general education curriculum. The materials used are supplemented in order work more intensely on specific skills.


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Special Education

Language Arts

  • Language Circle: Linguistics

  • Language Circle: Framing Your Thoughts

  • Read Naturally

Math

  • Smaller groupings allow for slower paced instruction, additional practice, and individualized attention.

  • Curricular materials are adapted to meet students’ unique needs.


General information
General Information

  • PowerSchool

    • Parent and student access

  • Advisory

    • Tuesday/ Thursday 2:18- 2:35

  • Google Docs

    • Permission Slip should be given to homeroom teacher

  • Homework club- Monday thru Thursday 2:45-3:20

  • Math club

  • If your child has not returned their physical form, Mrs. Maholick has additional forms. Please see her.


Good night
Good Night

  • Band parents

    • Room 143 / 8:00 PM

  • Optional Self Guided Tour of Classrooms.

    • Schedules and Room numbers on Purple schedules


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