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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


Welcome to memorial middle school fifth grade parent evening

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


Welcome to memorial middle school fifth grade parent evening

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


Welcome to memorial middle school fifth grade parent evening

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 bell schedule 2014 2015

Memorial Bell Schedule2014-2015


Welcome to memorial middle school fifth grade parent evening

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

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Student SignatureDate

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Parent SignatureDate


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)


Welcome to memorial middle school fifth grade parent evening

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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