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Welcome to Memorial Middle School Fifth Grade Parent Evening. Thursday, February 20, 2014. Tonight’s Agenda. Introductions/Welcome – Mr. Dudziak, Principal The Middle School Transition – Mrs. Skrajner The Role of the Guidance Counselor – Mrs. Heramb

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Tonight’s Agenda

  • Introductions/Welcome – Mr. Dudziak, Principal
  • The Middle School Transition – Mrs. Skrajner
  • The Role of the Guidance Counselor – Mrs. Heramb
  • Monitoring Your Child’s Transition - Mrs. Heramb
  • Scheduling & Memorial Information – Mrs. Skrajner
  • Question & Answer Session – Memorial Team
important contact information
MAIN OFFICE

Mr. Adam Dudziak, Principal

[email protected]

Mr. Tom Grodek, Assistant Principal

[email protected]

Phone: 440.974.2250

GUIDANCE OFFICE

Mrs. Sarah Skrajner, Guidance Counselor

[email protected]

Mrs. Annie Heramb, Guidance Counselor

[email protected]

Mrs. Rhonda Maurer, Secretary

[email protected]

440.974.2255

Mrs. Debbie Weber, School Nurse

[email protected]

440.974.2264

Important Contact Information
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What’s exciting about middle school?

  • Individual student lockers
  • New friends
  • Larger building
  • Variety with cafeteria food
  • Individual schedule
  • Choices in elective classes
  • Many activities to participate in
memorial middle school activities
Memorial Middle School Activities
  • Art Club
  • Pep Club
  • Drama Club
  • Student Council
  • Intramural Sports
  • Gamers Club
  • Memorial Writes
  • Ski Club
  • Science Olympiad
  • Friends of Rachel’s Club
  • National Junior Honor Society
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What’s different about middle school?

  • Classes change for all subjects
  • Many different teachers and classrooms
  • Increase in school work and responsibilities
  • Expectation to keep track of your own work
  • New and challenging classes
  • Balancing school work and extra-curricular activities
role of the school counselor
Role of the School Counselor

School counselors provide services to students, parents, school staff and the community in the following areas:

  • Individual Student Planning –designed to help students establish personal goals and develop future plans.
  • Responsive Services – preventative and/or intervention supports to meet students’ immediate and future needs.
monitoring your child s transition
Monitoring Your Child’s Transition
  • Grades
  • Attitude
  • Behavior
  • Confidence
  • Habits
  • Interests
  • Communication from school
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Memorial Middle School

Elective Sheet

2014-2015 Sixth Grade Program

  • ELECTIVE PROGRAMS:
  • Students choose TWO
  • 670 Art Foundations
  • 677 Chorus
  • 682 Cadet Band
  • 686 Cadet Orchestra
  • 671 / 672 Exploratory Art* and
  • Exploratory Music*
  • 665 Robotics and Design
  • REQUIRED COURSES
  • 604 English / Language Arts
  • 622 Math
  • 634 Science
  • 614 Social Studies
  • 690 /691 Physical Education* and
  • Health*
  • *Semester (half-year) course

__________________ _____

Student Signature Date

__________________ _____

Parent Signature Date

elective programs
Elective Programs
  • 670 Art Foundations
    • Full year art course
      • Students can potentially earn recommendation for future Fine Art courses
    • Develops drawing and designing skills
    • Introduction to sculpture
    • Art History
  • 677 Chorus
    • No experience required
    • Mandatory performance participation
    • Vocal skill techniques
    • Learn to read musical notes
    • Begin ear training exercises
elective programs continued
Elective Programs continued…
  • 682 Cadet Band
    • No experience required
    • Mandatory performance participation
    • Study basic instrumental techniques
    • Emphasis on music-reading skills
  • 686 Cadet Orchestra
    • No experience required
    • Mandatory performance participation
    • Fundamentals of beginning string instruction
    • Emphasis on rhythm and note reading
elective programs continued1
Elective Programs continued…
  • 671 Exploratory Art
    • Semester course
    • Taken WITH Exploratory Music
    • Introduction to basic secondary art foundations
  • 672 Exploratory Music
    • Semester course
    • Taken WITH Exploratory Art
    • Music theory and music history will be the basis of course
    • Covers world music, composition and careers in music
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Elective Programs continued…

  • 665 Robotics and Design
    • Project-based course
    • Builds strong foundation for further STEM learning in high school (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
    • Various units on automation/robotics and design/modeling
  • Intervention (Reading & Math)
    • This would replace one elective choice
    • Designed for students with significant achievement gaps in reading or math
    • Teacher/principal/counselor recommendation required
    • Interventions will be evidence-based
memorial s website
Memorial’s Website

www.mentorschools.net/memorial

  • Great resource for information!
    • Program of Studies
    • Homework Hotline
    • School news / Daily announcements
    • Upcoming events and activities
    • Teacher webpages
    • Memorial Memo
    • Infinite Campus (student access)
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Upcoming Dates

  • MMS Counselors visit Garfield Grade 5 – Monday 2/24/14
  • MMS Counselors visit Hopkins Grade 5 – Wednesday 2/26/14
  • MMS Counselors visit Fairfax Grade 5 – Friday 2/28/14
  • Garfield Grade 5 Students visit Memorial – Monday 5/12/14
  • Hopkins Grade 5 Students visit Memorial – Wednesday 5/14/14
  • Fairfax Grade 5 Students visit Memorial – Friday 5/16/14
  • Grades 5 Mixer at Memorial – Friday 5/16/14 from 4:30pm-6:00pm
question and answer session

Welcome to

Memorial Middle School!

Question and Answer Session

Refreshments available in the Media Center provided by the Memorial PTA.

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