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Welcome to Pennfield. 7 th Grade Course Selection Information. What’s New in Middle School?. Teaming (Sapphire and Topaz) 6-Day Cycle MOLP - 8 th period Lockers Lunch procedures Clubs and Activities Rotating Periods/Bell Schedule Transition time between classes.

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Welcome to Pennfield

7th Grade Course Selection Information


What’s New in Middle School?

  • Teaming (Sapphire and Topaz)

  • 6-Day Cycle

  • MOLP - 8th period

  • Lockers

  • Lunch procedures

  • Clubs and Activities

  • Rotating Periods/Bell Schedule

  • Transition time between classes


Instructional Programs

Major subjects meet every day of a six day cycle (A, B, C, D, E, F)

  • English

  • Social Studies

  • Math

  • Life Science

  • Reading / Study Skills


Specialized Programs

  • Gifted Seminar 7

  • Special Education Programs

    Mainstream and Direct Instruction

    Inclusion Classes

  • Intensive Support

    Reading & Math



Course levels
Course Levels

  • 6.0 (HP) High Potential

    • For students who have a solid command of the basic skills

  • 6.0 (H) Honors

    • For students who have a strong command of the basic skills

  • 5.0 Academic

    • For students who have a good command of the basic skills


Course Selection Process

  • Feb 3rd -14th

    • Algebra Prognosis Test

  • February - Teachers make recommendations

    • Level 5 – Academic

    • Level 6H and 6HP – Challenging/More Challenging

  • Students choose a music class

    • Orchestra

    • Exploring Music

    • Band

    • Chorus


    Course Selection Process

    • End of March

      • Course verification sheets sent home with report cards

    • May 5th-9th

      • Sixth grade visits to Pennfield

    • June 13th

    • Deadline for schedule changes

    • End of August

    • Schedules mailed & New Student Orientation


    Math Placement Testing

    • Algebra Prognosis and Geometry Tests are part of the process that identifies students who are ready to accelerate in the North Penn’s math curriculum sequence. The study of Algebra 1 in 7th grade is a two year advancement course.

    • The results of this testing (with other criteria) will help teachers recommend the appropriate math placement for incoming 7th graders.



    Olweus Program

    The Olweus program is a school wide approach to reduce bullying and ensure that Pennfield is a safe environment for all students to learn. Pennfield implemented this program in January of 2010.

    The key component to this program is the classroom meeting.


    Get involved!

    TEAM SPORTS

    CLUBS

    MUSIC

    GROUPS

    STUDENTCOUNCIL

    INTRAMURALS


    A Successful Student...

    • Completes all homework and projects on time and studies for tests.

    • Uses organizational skills (notebooks, tally sheets, homework).

    • Makes up work when absent.

    • Participates in classroom discussions.

    • Tries his/her best.



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