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Welcome to the RMS Parent Orientation. Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Welcome Message. Please take a moment to read the life skills that are posted around the perimeter of the auditorium and read RMS’s Mission Statement.

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Welcome to the rms parent orientation

Welcome to the RMS Parent Orientation

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Welcome message

Welcome Message

Please take a moment to read the life skills that are posted around the perimeter of the auditorium and read RMS’s Mission Statement.

It is the mission of the Ridley School District to create a caring environment that gives all students the opportunity to achieve their fullest personal and academic potential in order to become productive and responsible citizens.


Goals for orientation

Goals for Orientation

  • Meet the administrative team/counselors

  • View a sample student schedule

  • Learn about student activities

  • Parents will get a tour of the building

  • Transition camp

  • Discuss questions/concerns about transition


Meet the team

Meet the Team

Principal – Adam Staples

Asst. Principal – TJ Meloney

Asst. Principal – Jack Signor

Dean of Students – DJ Wagner

6th Grade Guidance Counselor – Julie Marcelli

7th Grade Guidance Counselor – Maureen Leardi

8th Grade Guidance Counselor – Jackie Dohoney

Special Education Guidance Counselor - Tim Oswald


Team structure

Each grade has two

teams with an average

Of 200 - 225 students.

Benefits include:

Builds better rapport

Smaller learning environment

Feeling of Team Pride

6th Grade White or Green

Teams include:

2 L.A. Teachers

2 Math Teachers

1 Social Studies Teacher

1 Science Teacher

1 Learning Support Teacher

Equal distribution of student ability

There are also 4 split team teachers at each grade level

Team Structure


Sample bell schedule

Sample Bell Schedule

  • 8:30 – 8:40 Homeroom

  • 8:40 – 9:20 (1)

  • 9:20 – 10:00(2)

  • 10:00 – 10:40 (3)

  • 10:40 – 11:20 (4)

  • 11:20 – 1:15(5/6 & Lunch)

  • 1:15 – 1:55(7)

  • 1:55 – 2:35(8)

  • 2:35 – 2:45Dismissal

  • 2:35 – 3:20Tutoring


Welcome to the rms parent orientation

6th Grade Specials

  • Foreign Language - students will participate in an introduction to German Language and cultures. (2.5 blocks 1 trimester)

  • Strategies - students learn about stress management, conflict resolution, and diversity and tolerance. (2.5 blocks 1 trimester)

  • Tech Literacy – students will learn keyboarding and basic computer program skills. (2.5 blocks 1 trimester)

  • Art - 1.5 blocks for 1 trimester

  • Health – 1.5 blocks for 1 trimester

  • General Music– 1.5 blocks for 1 trimester

  • Physical Education– Once a week for a full year


Powerschool

PowerSchool

  • Online grading site

  • View progress reports and report cards

  • View your child’s grades for each class and assignment

  • Updated at least every 2 weeks

  • Communicate with teachers through e-mail

  • Will be given a username and password


6th grade activities

Academic

Reading Olympics

Newspaper

Science Olympiad

Social

Play

Band

Chorus

Student Government

POPS

Peer Mediation

Robotics

6th grade Activities


Other topics

Other Topics ?

  • iPads

  • Cafeteria

  • Transportation

  • Please feel free to call or e-mail any administrator or counselor at any time.


Rms transition camp

RMS Transition Camp

  • 3 day camp for incoming 6th grade students

  • Students learn about lockers, schedules, tour the building and much more!

  • Parents are invited the last day for a BBQ and question and answer session

  • $30 per student to attend all three days

  • Dates for the camp are Aug 5, 6, and 7


Counselor role

Counselor Role

  • Helps with social/peer concerns

  • Handles parent questions and conferences

  • Creates student schedules

  • Assists with academic concerns and motivation

  • Case Managers for students with 504s and IEPs

  • Participates in SAP program

  • Holds student groups throughout the year


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