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WELCOME TO TRUMAN. We will ensure student success through engaging learning experiences, collaborative leadership and a focus on maximizing student achievement. Truman Middle School’s Core values. Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. - Helen Keller.

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welcome to truman
WELCOME TO TRUMAN

We will ensure student success through engaging learning experiences, collaborative leadership and a focus on maximizing student achievement.

truman middle school s core values

Truman Middle School’sCore values

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

- Helen Keller

introductions of office staff
Introductions of Office Staff
  • Principal – Mr. Molinar
  • Campus Secretary – Mrs. Hill
  • Dean of Instruction – Mrs. Fowler
  • Assistant Principal – Mr. Bartlett A – L
  • Assistant Principal – Ms. Simmons M – Z
  • Counselor – Ms. Alarcon A – L
  • Counselor – Ms. Bowens M – Z
  • PEIMS/Registration – Mrs. Jackson
  • Attendance – Ms. Baker
special guests
Special Guests
  • Truman Cheerleaders
  • Truman NJHS
  • Teachers/Staff
  • PTA
truman s mission
Truman’s Mission:

To continue the school’s tradition of having a positive culture and image for all of our students, staff and community

the school day
The School Day
  • Supervision begins at 8:00 AM. Please DO NOT drop students off at school before 8 AM
  • Breakfast will be served at 8:05 AM
  • 6th graders will be dismissed in the morning from the small gym
  • First bell rings at 8:38 AM
  • First period begins at 8:45 AM
  • Last period ends at 3:55 PM
  • Students must be off campus by 4:10 PM - No Loitering Allowed
arrival dismissal
Arrival & Dismissal
  • Students may enter building through the back doors or gym area at 8:00 AM
  • The school buses will drop off in the back of the school
  • Once students are dismissed at the end of the day they are to leave the building immediately. Students are not allowed to gather and hang out in the building
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Students will transition to 4th period at the 11:15 bell.

Students will not be escorted to the cafeteria by their teacher.

Students will enter and dismiss the cafeteria in a uniformed fashion.

We will have a slightly staggered lunch.

Students will have 4 minute passing periods once dismissed.

A soft bell will be used for the tardy during lunch (11:53 & 12:18).

Students will have a designated numbered table to eat.

The cafeteria tables will be divided into two sections with A & C lunch on the east side and B lunch on the west side.

The stairs leading to the gym will not be used during lunch.

clubs organizations
Clubs & Organizations
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Mariachi
  • Legos Robotics
  • Cheerleading
  • Student Council
  • NJHS
  • Athletics
  • Theatre Arts
  • Step Team
kindness across the prairie
Kindness Across the Prairie

In an effort to prevent bullying and create a safe and nurturing environment for all GPISD students, the following four programs are used throughout our district:

  • Handprints on Hearts (HOH)
  • Capturing Kids’ Hearts
  • Teen Leadership
  • Rachel’s Challenge
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Kindness Across the Prairie
  • Hand Prints on Hearts - Is a mentoring program for our students
  • Capturing Kids’ Hearts - We aim to capture kids’ hearts while engaging their minds
  • Teen Leadership – Is a course that teaches students to take responsibility, express themselves, and appropriately handle problems and decisions when they arise
  • Rachel’s Challenge – Is a program that inspires students to treat others with compassion and to start a "chain reaction" of kindness
truman is a rachel s challenge campus
Truman is a Rachel’s Challenge Campus.

Kindness

Dream Big

Positive

Compassion

bullying
Bullying
  • Truman has a ZERO tolerance for bullying
  • Truman has a Bully Locker for students to anonymously report bullying
  • Bullying – Is to engage in written or verbal expression or physical conduct that the school board or designee determines will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm
  • Cyberbullying – Is the use of any electronic communication device to engage in bullying or intimidation
hallway expectations
Hallway Expectations
  • We will use red tape to direct student traffic
  • We will have stairwells labeled for traffic to go up or down only.
  • Refrain from loitering
  • We will walk in the hallways keeping our hands and feet to ourselves
  • We will only eat in the cafeteria
  • Students will use inside voices while in the building
  • Headphones are only allowed in the morning from 8:05-8:35
  • PDA will not be allowed
  • Teachers will monitor hallways by standing at their door during all passing periods
truman id policy
Truman ID Policy
  • You must have a student ID to leave any classroom. This includes going to the restroom, library, lunch and other places
  • Students will be given 5 restroom passes per month. If a student loses their ID, they may buy a new one for $2 and 2 restroom passes will be added
  • A student ID is required to attend extra curricular activities. This includes sporting events, dances, and other school functions
  • Violations will be corrected, and failure to comply will result in an ISS placement
  • You are not allowed to alter your ID (example…no pictures or stickers added.)
restroom pass
Restroom Pass
  • 2/22/RM
  • 2/23/JH
  • 2/24/NT
  • 2/25/CC
tardies
Tardies
  • Students are tardy when the teacher closes the door at the sound of the bell
  • Outside doors (By 6th ELA wing) will be opened to allow students more time during passing periods
  • You will be given 3 warnings each month
  • Further violations will result in an ISS assignment
student expectations
Student Expectations
  • Dress Code – Pages 19 & 20 Middle School Handbook
  • Cell phones – One warning then confiscated and given to parent with a $15 fee or held until the end of the year.
  • Major classroom disruption – Automatic Referral
  • Insubordination – Handled by Truman Discipline Management Plan
  • Fights – 1st Offense 3 days ISS & ticket

2nd Offense 3 days OSS & ticket

3rd Offense DAEP

  • Drugs/Alcohol – Automatic DAEP placement
discipline consequences
Discipline Consequences
  • Cool Off/Answering the CKH 4 questions
  • Teacher/Student Conference
  • Parent Meetings
  • Teacher Detention
  • ISS
  • Student’s Placed on BIP’s
  • Extended ISS placements
  • Alternative School (DAEP)
  • Police Citations
truman core values
Truman Core Values
  • We will work together to continually improve Truman’s positive culture
  • We will be consistent with our Values
  • We will model good behavior
  • As a staff, we will continue to teach our students our expectations
dates to remember
Dates to Remember
  • Week of August 13th - New Student Registration

8:30AM – 11:00AM & 1:30PM – 3:00PM

  • August 14th - 6th Grade Orientation 7:00PM – 8:00PM
  • August 20th - Schedule Pick-Up

9:00AM - 12:00PM & 2:00PM – 5:00PM

  • August 21st 3:00PM - 7:00PM
  • August 22nd 8:30AM - 11:00AM & 1:00PM - 7:00PM
  • August 27th - First Day of School
  • September 3rd - Labor Day/No School
  • September 11th - Meet the Teacher 6:00PM – 8:00PM
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