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Welcome . Rising Wells Middle School Wolverines!. 7 th Grade to 8 th Grade – Friday , April 26, 2013. Wells Principal Dr. Lenny Hardoin Wells 8 th Grade Assistant Principal Mr. Ben Bostick Wells 8 th Grade Counselors Mrs. Chaka Lawton – Boys

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Welcome

Welcome

Rising

Wells Middle School

Wolverines!

7thGrade to 8thGrade – Friday, April 26, 2013


Welcome

Wells Principal

Dr. Lenny Hardoin

Wells 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Mr. Ben Bostick

Wells 8th Grade Counselors

Mrs. Chaka Lawton – Boys

Mrs. Chandra Johnson-Pearson - Girls


Welcome

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Dr. Lenny Hardoin,

Principal

Mrs. Elaine Sam,

7th Grade Assistant Principal

Mr. Benjamin Bostick,

8th Grade Assistant Principal

Mr. Carlos Lewis, Jr.

6th Grade Assistant Principal


Counselors

Counselors

Mrs. Chandra Johnson-Pearson

(Mrs. J-P)

6th Grade Counselor

8th Grade Girls’ Counselor

Mrs. Chaka Lawton

7th Grade Counselor

8th Grade Boys’ Counselor


Welcome

Doing things

the wells way


The wells way

THE WELLS WAY

  • Do Quality Work

  • Respect Others

  • Try My Best

  • Be Kind

  • Cooperate

  • I Am Responsible


The road to success travels through wms

THE ROAD TO SUCCESS TRAVELS THROUGH WMS

  • STAAR, TRTs, CBAs,

    and Course Success;

  • Take school seriously;

  • Plan for high school,

    higher education, and beyond;

  • Build meaningful relationships;

  • Think EXEMPLARY;

  • Aim for Distinguished or Recommended High School Program


Recommended high school program

4 credits EnglishI*, II,III, and IV

4 credits Math - Algebra 1*,

Geometry, Algebra 2, & Calculus

4 credits Social Studies

4 credits Science

2 credits Languages other than English

(Spanish I*, & Spanish for Spanish Speakers)

*Denotes High School Credit Courses available at WMS and/or SISD Virtual School

1 credit Fine Arts

0.5 credit Health*

1 credit PE

0.5 credit Communication Applications*

5 credits Electives

*CTE credits available

= 26 Credits

~It’s possible to leave MS with up to 6.5 HS credits!!! WMS offers 8 HS credit courses.

Recommended High School Program


Hs credit courses available at wms

0.5Health

0.5Touch System Data Entry (Keyboarding)

1.0Spanish I (Virtual or Face-to-Face)

2.0*Spanish for Spanish Speakers (*Test)

1.0Principles of Architecture &

Construction (PAC)

0.5Exploring Careers and Professional

Communications (Required for all 8th graders)

1.0English I

1.0Algebra I

HS Credit Courses Available at WMS


Welcome

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 26, 2013....(7th Grade)Take Home Course

Selection Sheet

May 2, 2013……..….Return Completed Course

Selection Sheet to TX History Teacher

Sept. 23, 2013 ………...LAST DAY FOR

ELECTIVE CHANGES

May 31, 2013.......YOUR LAST DAY AS

A 7TH GRADER!


Welcome

Course Selection Sheets

Due Thur., May 2, 2013


Welcome

English - (1 pd)

Math - (1 pd)

Science - (1 pd)

US History (Social Studies) -(1 pd)

Exploring Careers & Professional Communications - (1 pd)

Math Plus or Reading Plus or Read 180*

Intervention courses may be required of students not meeting the standard on STAAR or if recommended based on performance in

ELA &/or Math course

8th Grade Required Courses


Welcome

Exploring Careers & Professional Communication

  • REQUIRED 8th Grade Course

  • Explore career & education

  • choices & options;

  • Self-appraise with respect to

  • interest, abilities, & aptitude;

  • Develop a high school grad-

  • uation plan based on career

  • objectives;

  • High School Credit.


Wms pre ap placement guidelines 8 th grade

WMS Pre-AP Placement Guidelines (8th Grade)

If currently in Pre-AP:

  • Pre-AP in 7th grade WITH a passing average (80 or above)

If currently in T1:

  • Parent/Teacher recommendation; PLUS

  • Standardized test scores significantly exceeding passing standard; AND

  • 85 overall average in the specific subject

8th Grade Pre-AP courses

are ONLY:

Science & US History


Wms english i algebra i placement guidelines hs credit

WMS English I & Algebra I Placement Guidelines (HS Credit)

  • Pre-AP in 7th Grade WITH a passing average (grade of 85 or above is recommended) in the specific subject

    ** English I & Algebra I are recommended ONLY if enrolled in Pre-AP in 7th grade


Welcome

English - (1 pd)

Math - (1 pd)

Science - (1 pd)

US History (Social Studies) -(1 pd)

Exploring Careers & Professional Communications - (1 pd)

Math Plus or Reading Plus or Read 180*

Intervention courses may be required of students not meeting the standard on STAAR or if recommended based on performance in

ELA &/or Math course

8th Grade Required Courses


Welcome

PLUS


Welcome

3 - 6

ELECTIVES

If STAAR

Math & Reading Standard is met


8 th grade full year fine arts electives

8th Grade FULL YEAR Fine Arts Electives

[3 periods available with 8-period school day]

1-year commitment required for all FULL YEAR ELECTIVES

  • Advanced Art

    Foundations of Art A & Fee Required

  • Band(Symphonic, Concert, or Varsity)

    Audition, Instrument, & Fee Required

  • Choir(Concert, Treble, Intermediate, or Boys’)

    Audition & Fee Required

  • Theatre - Play Production

    Competition &/or Performance Opportunity & Fees Required


8 th grade full year cte lote electives

8th Grade FULL YEAR CTE & LOTE Electives

[3 periods available with 8-period school day]

1-year commitment required for all FULL YEAR ELECTIVES

  • Principles of Architecture &

    ConstructionHS Credit

  • Spanish IHS Credit;

    Available Virtual & Face-to-Face;

    Required 85 in 7th grade ELA; Required 75 in 7th grade Math;

    Visit www.new.sisdvs.org for SISD VIRTUAL SCHOOL

    Spanish for Spanish SpeakersHS Credit; Native or heritage speaker of Spanish;

    Placement Test Required


Physical education or athletics full year

Physical Education or Athletics (Full Year)

1 period

Athletics requires Physical, Tryout, & Fees. Academic Performance Considered

PE is an elective if you’ve had 2 yearsof PE in 6th & 7th grade.


Advanced art

Advanced Art

  • Foundations of Art A is a

  • prerequisite;

  • Appreciate, observe, imagine

  • express, respond to, &

  • analyze critical attributes of

  • artwork;

  • $10.00 fee required for

  • supplies.


Welcome

BAND


Welcome

CHOIR


Welcome

Theatre – Play Production

  • Refine skills of acting,

  • stagecraft, & script inter-

  • pretation;

  • Opportunity for perfor-

  • mance and competition.


Welcome

Spanish I

  • Demonstrate novice profi-

  • ciency in all communication

  • skills (listening, speaking,

  • reading & writing);

  • Study cultures of various

  • Spanish speaking countries;

  • At least 85 in 7th grade English

  • is a prerequisite;

  • At least 75 in 7th grade Math is

  • a prerequisite; OR

  • Communication skills in the

  • Spanish language

  • HS Credit.


Welcome

Spanish for Spanish Speakers

  • Prerequisite – Native or Heritage speaker

  • of Spanish &/or Placement Test &/or

  • teacher recommendation;

  • Engage in instruction designed to im-

  • prove reading, composition, & grammar

  • skills in Spanish;

  • Cover 2 levels of Spanish instruction;

  • Instruction frequently conducted in

  • Spanish;

  • Complete coursework for native or heri-

  • tage speakers of the Spanish

  • language;

  • HS Credit.


8 th grade semester electives

8th Grade SEMESTER Electives

[3 periods available in 8-period school day]

  • Career Portals in STEM(Fee Required)

  • Foundations of Art B

  • Art A & Fee Required

  • Student Aide Administrative Approval Required

  • Boys’ PE

  • HealthHS Credit

  • Touch System Data Entry(Keyboarding)

    HS Credit; & Fee Required

  • Foundations of Art A

    Fee Required

  • Theatre Arts – Play Production

  • Girls’ PE

PE is an elective ONLY if 2 years of PE are completed in

6th & 7th grade; otherwise PE is required in 8th grade.


Physical education semester

Physical Education (Semester)

1 period

PE is an elective if you’ve had 2 yearsof PE in 6th & 7th grade.


Welcome

Health

  • Learn good personal

  • health behaviors;

  • Identify environmental

  • factors impacting health;

  • Analyze health info;

  • Maintain healthy

  • relationships;

  • Understand puberty & the

  • reproductive process.


Welcome

Touch System Data Entry

Formerly Keyboarding

  • Learn touch typing, correct

  • posture, & typing techniques;

  • Type letters, reports, tabs,

  • invoices, & memos;

  • Develop typing speed,

  • accuracy, & proofreading

  • skills;

  • $10.00 fee required to

  • cover supplies.


Foundations of art a

Foundations of Art A

  • Study principles/elements of art;

  • Develop technical and creative

  • skills;

  • Use a variety of media (drawing,

  • painting, & sculpture);

  • Identify artworks from history &

  • the influence of historical events

  • on art;

  • Learn to critique artworks;

  • $10.00 fee required for

  • supplies.


Foundations of art b

Foundations of Art B

  • Expand drawing, painting,

  • ceramics, fiber art, photo-

  • graphic imagery & electronic

  • media generated art;

  • Imagine & use perception;

  • Compare/Contrast artworks;

  • $10.00 fee required for

  • supplies.


Welcome

Theatre Arts (Semester)

  • Study creative expression

  • through interpretive

  • movement and vocal

  • expression;

  • Complete activities

  • including pantomime,

  • improvisation, dramatic, &

  • humorous interpretations,

  • & Reader’s Theatre.


Welcome

Career Portals in STEM

  • Explore an industrial production

  • setting using hand tools &

  • elements of good craftsmanship;

  • Plan a simple project using

  • drafting concepts and standard

  • measuring practices;

  • Rotate through computer

  • stations to explore careers in

  • technology;

  • Utilize technology applications;

  • Learn & apply safety procedures;

  • $20.00 fee to cover supplies.


Welcome

Student Aide

  • Work in one of the offices or for a teacher as a peer assistant;

  • Fulfill duties assigned by

  • placement which usually

  • includes simple clerical tasks or

  • conducting school tours;

  • Must meet behavior & academic

  • standards to qualify;

  • Limited to 8 seats per period;

  • Requires administrative

  • approval;

  • Requires completion of all other

  • course units to qualify.


Welcome

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 26, 2013....(7th Grade)Take Home Course

Selection Sheet

May 2, 2013……..….Return Completed Course

Selection Sheet to TX History Teacher

Sept. 23, 2013 ………...LAST DAY FOR

ELECTIVE CHANGES

May 31, 2013.......YOUR LAST DAY AS

A 7TH GRADER!


Welcome

Course Selection Sheets

Due Thur., May 2, 2013


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