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Orientations. 2013-2014. “DEVELOPING INSPIRED LEARNERS TO BECOME LEADERS OF CHARACTER IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY”. Agenda. Sign In Introductions Overview of New School Plans Annual Education Report Pledge of Allegiance (new law) Expectations Dates Parent Involvement Questions/Closing

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Orientations

Orientations

2013-2014

“DEVELOPING INSPIRED LEARNERS TO BECOME LEADERS OF CHARACTER IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY”


Agenda
Agenda

  • Sign In

  • Introductions

  • Overview of New School Plans

  • Annual Education Report

  • Pledge of Allegiance (new law)

  • Expectations

  • Dates

  • Parent Involvement

  • Questions/Closing

  • Schedules & Locker Assignments

Mrs. Bell talking with parents & students at the 2013 Middle School Orientation


New staff new positions
New Staff & New Positions

  • Mrs. Bell-New School Leader

    • Leading the school during its Reform Redesign Plan with MDE

  • Ms. Daniels

    • Familiar Face from 6th grade

    • New Instructional Coach- leading teacher in more engaging instruction.

  • Mrs. Rice

    • Literacy Coach/RtI Coordinator

    • Building literacy among the middle school students & 9th graders

  • Mr. Powell-New Behavior Counselor

    • Will assist with providing interventions to minimize the number of suspensions

    • Licensed counselor to develop student behavioral plans


Overview of new school plans
Overview of New School Plans

  • Extended Day

    • 8:00am-3:58pm

    • Friday Early Dismissals at 2:16pm for additional Professional Development for Staff.

    • We are a Priority School.

    • Purpose: To provide additional instructional time for academic improvements

  • New Procedures

    • Cell phone Drop-off

      • To prevent disruption and infractions.

    • Uniform Policy

      • 3 shirt selections (Navy, Gray & White)

      • No Cargo pants

  • Pledge of Allegiance

    • New state law grades K-12

  • After School Program

    • 4:00pm-6:00pm

      • Robotics/Game Design

      • ELA/Math Tutoring

      • Writing Enrichment

      • Book Club

      • Young Ladies on a Mission

      • Music Appreciation

      • Art Enrichment

      • Mad Science

      • Dance Club

  • Student Advisory Committee

    • Discuss & Participate in school changes

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” -Tony Robbins


Expectations
Expectations

  • Annual Education Report

    • Available on our website on August 20th

    • See Letter on front table

  • Attendance

    • Late Arrivals

    • Incentives

    • Erase Truancy progam

      • Last year’s attendance concerns

  • Academic Expectations

    • Honor’s Courses

      • To provide more rigor

    • Testing

      • 1st round of District Test starts first week of schooL

      • State Assessments-Must meet the precentages of proficiency

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Aristotle


Parent involvement
Parent Involvement

  • We need your help in this

  • Attend all or as many Parent Meetings

  • Our goal is to work in a partnership with you to assist your child with academic growth.

  • Contact Mrs. Dennison for all family events

  • Parent Punchcard-End of the Year Prize

    We are in this together! The partnership between the parents and the school must be strong for a child to succeed at their highest potential.


Refer a Friend –

Enter to win an IPAD

  • Questions

  • Schedules (Guerra)

  • &

  • Locker Assignments(Powell)

  • Thank you


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