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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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Welcome to memorial middle school fifth grade parent evening

Welcome to Memorial Middle SchoolFifth 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

  • 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


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


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



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


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)


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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