Moss Middle School . Handbook. Table of Contents. I . Course Objectives II . Grading Policy III . Standards of Behavior & Consequences IV . Class Requirements & Purchases V . Parent Involvement VI . Tentative Calendar VII. Agreement Form. I. Course Objectives.
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I. Course ObjectivesII. Grading PolicyIII. Standards of Behavior & ConsequencesIV. Class Requirements & PurchasesV. Parent InvolvementVI. Tentative CalendarVII. Agreement Form
Students will be graded daily, weekly and monthly. The following is an outline of how students will be graded throughout the course of the year:
having all other materials; 3 pts - behavior (see also: Section III)
*WKU Solo & Ensemble Festival – March *Attending chorus or band concerts (other than our own), musicals, marching
competitions, etc. See Mrs. Graham if you plan to attend something.
*As other opportunities arise, they will be posted on the board and/or told verbally.
*Bringing in any of the following items for our classroom:
~hand sanitizer, tissues, dry erase markers, etc.
Students of the Moss Middle School Band program are required to obey the following rules while in our band room or on any band function. Along with these rules, students are required to follow all Moss Middle School/Warren County Board of Education Rules and Policies.
1.)Be Prepared *Have all necessary equipment each day – instrument, band book,music, notebook paper, pencil, agenda book, any handouts,valve oil/reeds/sticks, etc. *Be in your seat when Mrs. Graham gets in front of the band, withall the above-mentioned items, & stay there unless given permission to get up.
2.) Be Respectful *Show respect to each other, Mrs. Graham, and everything else in the band room. *Talking & playing the instruments should only occur at designatedtimes. *No gum, food, drinks, or candy allowed in the band room unless specified by Mrs. Graham (it will ruin your instrument!)
**Consequences for Inappropriate Behavior: 1st warning - “w” in grade book (no points deducted) 2nd warning - 1 point deducted from participation 3rd warning - 3 points deducted from participation 4th warning - all the above, plus conference w/ student after class; phone call to parent; & detention given 5th warning - office referral **Tardy = if a student is not in his/her seat when Mrs. Graham steps in front of the band, they receive a tardy.
*3 tardies = 1 detention*
~detention will be served on Thursdays with a Related Arts teacher~
**If a student continually disobeys the Moss Band rules, he/she and the parent(s) will be asked to conference with Mrs. Graham about exiting the band program.
A. Being prepared for class everyday.
Coming to class unprepared will result in the deduction of daily participation points.
B. Weekly practice records. Students can get extra credit for turning in a weekly practice record (amount will vary). Turning in a practice record also gives the student the opportunity to retake a test that they might not have done so well on.
C. PERFORMANCES- ALL performances are REQUIRED (i.e. concerts, parades, etc.).
~Students (and parents) will be given plenty of notice as to when each performance will occur. ~Attendance is mandatory; arrangements should be made in advance. ~Concert Performance dress consists of white top, black bottom (pants, skirt), black socks/shoes.
~Parade dress will be blue jeans, tennis shoes, &a Moss Band Sweatshirt (to be purchased in Oct. or Nov.).
D. All playing and written exams.E. All school pep rallies and assemblies where the band is asked to play.F. Materials NeededEach student will need the following things while in the Moss band:
^Standard of Excellence Book - this book will be available through Mrs. Graham for use or they can be purchased at Royal Music (7th grade – continue Book 1, then move to Book 2; 8th grade – continue Book 2, then move to Book 3)
^Moss Band Sweatshirt - to be worn at the parade; must be purchased from Mrs. Graham before Dec. The sweatshirt should last both years at Moss (unless there’s a major growth spurt!)= $20 (S-XL); $23 (XXL)
^Reeds, oil, sticks, etc. - any materials needed for the instrument to function properly. These may be purchased from Royal Music or from Mrs. Graham - I keep an “in-house store” for those emergency situations. A list of prices can be provided if needed.
^Pencils – one will be provided by Mrs. Graham
^Folder – provided by Mrs. Graham (thanks to Royal Music!)
^Loose notebook paper - for class notes
Parent involvement is so important throughout a child’s life, especially during middle school when they are “changing”. You being involved in your child’s life will make a difference! I need for all parents to encourage and assist in their child’s music experience. Practicing is important! ~ As is you knowing what they are doing in band. Encourage them to practice and then you can attend our performances to hear how we are improving.
There will be several opportunities throughout the year when parents will be needed to help chaperone. If you are available & have been through the parent/volunteer training, please let me know.
(as these events get closer, letters will go home with more info.)
November - All-District tryouts (optional)December - Bowling Green Christmas Parade Dec. 1st - Christmas Concert December 11
January - All-District Band Concert (for those that make the band)February/March – joint concert with WCHS and the elementary schools (held at WCHS) - TBA
March - Solo/Ensemble Festival (optional)April - 8th gr. participate in Concert Band Festival
May - final concert May ?? (TBA)
I have read and understand the material contained in the Henry F. Moss Middle School Band Handbook for the 2012-2013 school year. I agree to abide by all policies listed within.Student Signature:_____________________________________________
Parent Signature:______________________________________________Parent’s email:________________________________________________
Parent’s daytime phone number:__________________________________
Date: August _____, 2012Please return this signed document to school by August 15, 2012.