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Welcome to the New School Year. Growth vs. Fixed Mindset. College Going Culture. Some Reasons to go to College. You’ll have fun. You study topics that interest you. You’ll become well rounded. You’ll make great new friends. College helps develop social skills.

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Welcome to the new school year

Welcometo theNew School Year




Some reasons to go to college
Some Reasons to go to College

  • You’ll have fun.

  • You study topics that interest you.

  • You’ll become well rounded.

  • You’ll make great new friends.

  • College helps develop social skills.

  • The jobs you get will be more interesting

  • You’ll make more money.



What does it take
What Does It Take?

  • Good grades

  • Good test scores (SAT)

  • Good work habits

  • Perseverance

  • Varied experiences: sports/clubs/drama/music/art/etc…


How do i get good grades
How do I get good grades?

  • Do your best every day

  • Stay organized- use the calendar

  • Study for tests – use your notes.

  • Don’t get ANY ZEROS!

  • Check Aeries at least once/week

  • Make up ALL missed assignment or low test scores


The problem with zeros
The Problem With Zeros

  • Student 1: 100, 60, 75, 80, 95 = ?

  • 82% or a B

  • Student 2: 100, 0, 75, 80, 95 = ?

  • 70% or a C-

  • Student 3: 100, 0, 0, 90, 95 = ?

  • 57% or an F


What if i m struggling
What if I’m struggling?

  • Tell your teacher, get help!

  • Talk to your parents

  • Go see a counselor

  • Come see me or Mr. Morgan

  • We’ll help you succeed if you let us know!


Promotion policy
Promotion Policy

All three trimester report cards count

A student who fails more than one class for the year will not promote to high school

A student may make up an F grade by completing a “course recovery” program

Bottom line…DON’T FAIL A CLASS!


Our academic focus this year the common core standards
Our Academic Focus This Year… The Common Core Standards

  • Language Arts

    • Reading Closely and Critically

    • Summarizing supporting details from text

    • Focus on Informative / Argumentative / Narrative Writing

    • Justifying your ideas using evidence from the reading or other sources

    • Higher Order Thinking!


Our academic focus this year the common core standards1
Our Academic Focus This Year… The Common Core Standards

  • Math: 8 Mathematical Practice

    • Making sense of problems and persevere (stick with it)

    • Reason abstractly and quantitatively (numbers)

    • Construct good arguments/critique other’s reasoning

    • Model with math (solve real problems)

    • Use the right math “tools”

    • Be precise (be accurate, careful)

    • Look for and make use of math’s structure

    • Look for, express, and use patterns in math


Have a great year
Have aGREAT YEAR!

Welcome Mr. Morgan


Some important questions
Some Important Questions…

  • What type of school do we want CMS to be?

  • What are the expectations for my behavior?

  • What are the consequences if I do not behave that way?

  • How can I get involved?


What do we value
What do we value?

  • Providing you the best education

  • Being a place you want to come every day

  • Being a person of character

  • Personal, Social, and Environmental Responsibility

  • Critical Thinking, Curiosity, Active Participation, and School Spirit

  • Diversity

  • Always trying to do your personal best

  • Pushing yourself and learning from your mistakes

  • Having fun

  • Making today and tomorrow a better day for everyone


General Behavior

  • We want to provide you the best education in a place where you want to come every day.

  • If one person gets in the way of another person getting this, there are consequences

  • Potential Consequences

    • Warning Slips - Work Detail

    • Office Referrals - LD’s, ISD’s, ASD’s, ADIS’s

      - Restricted Activities - Suspensions/Expulsions


Warning slips used for minor violations
Warning SlipsUsed for minor violations

  • No Excuse Violations

    • Teasing/Putdowns

    • Harassment

    • Profanity

    • Inappropriate Dress

    • PDA

  • Violations

    • Gossip

    • Throwing objects

    • Physical Contact

    • Horseplay (hands off!)

    • Gum chewing

    • Cutting in line

    • Littering

Will result in a call down to the office. Future offenses will result in a referral + consequence.

3 Warnings for an offense = referral + consequence.


Referrals used for major infractions will always include a consequence
Referrals: Used for major infractions Will always include a consequence

  • Physical Aggression

  • Bullying/Harassment/ Threat

  • Cheating/Plagiarism

  • Truancy/Cutting

  • Profanity

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Ethnic/Racial/Religious Harassment

  • Vandalism/Theft

  • Defiance of Rules/Authority

  • Disruption

  • Excessive Tardies

  • 3 gum warnings

  • Cell Phone/Personal Electronics

  • Academic Dishonesty

3 referrals = restricted activities


In school detention
In-School Detention

  • If you are not behaving appropriately in class

  • Sent there for the rest of the period

  • Also serve a lunch detention

  • 3 ISD = ADIS + parent meeting + behavior contract


Suspension
Suspension

  • The following will result in automatic suspension

    • Drugs or alcohol (even if you just touch it)

    • Weapons, guns, knives (even if you didn’t remember the knife was there or only held it briefly)

    • Fireworks

    • Fights/Assault

    • Sexual Harassment

  • Don’t get involved at all… just walk away!


Attendance
Attendance

  • When people are late they are a distraction to others.

  • Tardies are tracked by period and are cumulative each trimester.

  • In your seat, ready to work when the bell rings

1st and 2nd tardy = no consequence

3rd tardy = meet with Mr. Morgan / call home

4th and 5th tardy = referral + ASD

6th tardy = referral + ADIS + Restricted Activities


Dress code
Dress Code

  • No references to: drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, or violent or demeaning behavior.

  • No pajama pants or bare feet.

  • No sagging. Pants must be worn at hips

  • No exposed cleavage, torso, or upper thigh (skirts/shorts must come to the fingers)

  • Tank top straps must be 3 inches or wider

  • No muscle shirts

    Just remember… When in doubt, don’t


Electronics and personal items
Electronics and Personal Items

  • Prohibited – NEVER to be at school

  • rollerblades

  • skateboards

  • anything to sell

  • weapons

  • fireworks (+poppers)

  • drugs/alcohol

  • Result in Suspension

  • Restricted – to be OFF and AWAY during school hours

  • cell phones

  • music players

  • portable game devices

  • cameras

  • Result in referrals

You are responsible for your stuff. Keep it with you at all times or locked in your locker.


Academic honesty
Academic Honesty

  • If you are the person who cheats, or the person who knowingly provides the work to cheat from, you are cheating

    • Cheat sheets

    • Looking at another person’s test

    • Plagiarizing a paper

    • “Borrowing” someone’s homework

  • Consequences are

    • First offense = referral + zero on the assignment/test

    • Future offense (any time at CMS) = suspension

      Be responsible for your own work!


Bullying, Teasing, and Harassment

  • Types of Bullying

    • Physical - Racial/Religious

    • Verbal - Sexual

    • Social - Written or Cyber

  • Consequences will get severe fast

    • Referral + Detention

    • Referral + Behavior Contract + ADIS

    • Suspension + talk with the Sheriff

    • Recommendation for Expulsion


Bullying teasing and harassment
Bullying, Teasing, and Harassment

  • TAKE A STAND THIS YEAR

  • Pledge to make today a better day for everyone

    • Look for the best in others

    • Use kind words and actions

    • Give up putdowns

    • Don’t spread rumors

    • Have the courage to tell people who are being mean to stop

  • We only know if you say something…

  • telling is not tattling


Cafeteria rules
Cafeteria Rules

  • You may only stand in line if you are buying lunch

  • Enter the hot lunch line by walking AROUND the outside of the tables

  • You MUST sit down when you are in the cafeteria…if you are standing up, you must leave.


CARMEL MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUS MAP

Lunchtime Supervision

Parking Lot

Office

Open

for

Business

Cafe

S5

Shop

Rest Rm

C9

D5

D1

C1

C7

C2

C10

C12

D6

D2

L2

L1

C8

D3

C4

C6

D7

D4

D8

C3

C11

C5

Library

L3

Lib Office

Rest Rm

MCOE

P1

MCOE

P2

GYM

Girls’

Locker room

St Str

C11A

Theater

C1A

C4A

Gym

Classroom

Boys’

Locker Room

A4

A1

D3A

D4A

A3

A2

S4

S2

S1

S3

West

Quad

Main

Quad

East

Quad

Library

GYM

Sport Court

The GREEN areas are OPEN during lunch. All other areas are OFF LIMITS. To access one of our supervised areas you may walk through a non-green zone. Students found loitering in unsupervised (non-green) areas will be given a referral and lunch detention.

Sports Fields

Quiet

Quad

You may not wander from room to room. Once you have selected a room to visit during lunch please remain there.


Athletics
Athletics

  • Is an earned privilege.

  • To be eligible for a CMS team, on the most recent trimester grade report you must have

    • At least a 2.0 GPA

    • No F’s

    • No more than 1 U citizenship grades

      You will need to keep your grades up and be on your best behavior all year to represent CMS in athletics!


Getting involved at cms
Getting involved at CMS?

  • Get to know new people

  • Lunch Activities

  • Plays

  • Dances

  • Fun Friday Activities

  • Academic competitions

  • Athletics

How will you get involved at CMS?


Classroom visits
Classroom visits

  • Sometimes people will be visiting classrooms

  • When someone comes in, stay focused on what is going on in the classroom

  • Do not acknowledge them before they acknowledge you


Stay focused on
Stay focused on

  • Learning

  • Becoming a better person

  • Treating others well

  • Building positive relationships

  • Improving someone else’s day

    … And this will be a great year.


One last question from me… What will you do to make today and tomorrow a better day for yourself and others?

Questions?


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