Welcome to our New Horizons Wildcats and Parents!. Mrs. Dona Evans, Horizons Science. Mrs. Cathy Carr-Helmuth, Horizons English/Language Arts. Mrs. Cindy Newcome, Horizons Social Studies. How is the Horizons Program structured at NFMS?. l advanced content.
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Mrs. Dona Evans, Horizons Science
Mrs. Cathy Carr-Helmuth, Horizons English/Language Arts
Mrs. Cindy Newcome, Horizons Social Studies
l advanced content
l Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)
l served daily
l academic class
the regular classroom?
linstructional and learning activities
lGeorgia Department of Education Gifted placement matrix
lsubject area(s) grade point average
lCoGAT or other mental abilities score
lCRCT scores in subject areas
lstudents are served according to content(s) of strength
l exceptional learning environment
lhigh expectations of teachers and students
l strong work ethic: producer of excellence
lability to manage multiple tasks and long-term assignments
lability to work with a group - demonstrate leadership
This does not mean your child is being removed from Horizons.
They are being given an opportunity to make changes to ensure
Sixth grade students will study Earth Science through hands-on
activities, field trips, and science fair projects. They will explore the
scientific method through meterology, astronomy, hydrology,
oceanography, and geology. Students will need to have strong math
and science skills.
Arts with Mrs. Helmuth!
A three year comprehensive program covering all GPS. During the
year's course of study, students will read approximately eight novels
participating in book talks and inquiry-based learning activities. This
course will consist of intensive reading, literature, writing,
grammar,research, and oral communication skills. Students need to
possess strengths in reading, writing, and grammar.
Sixth grade Horizons Social Studies/Geography studies North and
South America, Europe, Russia, Australia and Oceania. Students
should be interested in world events (past and present) and have
rudimentary analytical skills to make connections between past and
current events and situations. They will be exploring cause and effect
relationships, comparing and contrasting a variety of history related
topics. Students will participate in hands-on learning activities (mock
election, debates, etc.) and possibly participate in Geography Bee or
Social Science Fair.
lFuture Business Leaders of America
The crew of the mock space shuttle is preparing
for liftoff. Actual NASA liftoff and landing
scripts are used for the mission.
lWriting and oratorical contests
l access Parent Portal on a regular basis
lview teachers' webpages as resource
lassists students with organization - planner
lcommunicate student needs - email best communication tool