Middle School 2013-2014
1._____________________________________________________________________1._____________________________________________________________________ TEACHERS • 6A – Mrs. Price Religion/ 6th Language Arts & Math/ 7th Social Studies • 6B – Mr. Amrhein Religion/ Social Studies • 7A – Mrs. Galvis Religion/ 6th Math & Science • 7B – Mrs. Dunnigan Religion/7th & 8th Science • 8A – Mrs. Kambach Religion/ 7th & 8th Math • 8B – Mrs. Tarsi Religion/ 7th & 8th Language Arts • Mrs. Rodríguez • Spanish
TEACHERS • Ms. Kirst Music/Study Hall • Mr. Hohfeld Art • Mrs. Ravins Tech • Mrs. Winter Media/Finance Park • Coach Callaghan P.E. Mrs. LetoBarone • Study Skills/Learning Resource
EXPECTATIONS: Portrait of an NCS Graduate • Christian role model • Life-long learner • Effective communicator • Responsible citizen
Students’ Responsibilities • Check Rediker & Teacher Web • Bring questions and concerns to the attention of the teacher • Record assignments and tests in the Nativity Student Planner • Make-up work after absences according to Family Handbook • Locker Organization and Cleanliness • Name Tags
PROCEDURES FOR LATE WORK – Essays, Research Papers, Projects, Labs 6th Grade Students: • Allowed three grace days (nightly homework not included) • The highest possible grade awarded on the first grace day will be 90%, second day will be 80%, third day will be 70%. 7th Grade Students: • Allowed two grace days (nightly homework not included) • The highest possible grade awarded on the first grace day will be 90%, second day will be 80%. 8th Grade Students: • Allowed one grace day (nightly homework not included) • The highest possible grade awarded will be 90%.
Parents’ Responsibilities • Work with your son and/or daughter to check Redikerat least on a weekly basis. • Bring questions and concerns to the attention of the teacher via email. All email addresses are @nativitycatholicschool.org • Periodic checking of Student Planner (Reward/Consequence) • Ask your child for any information that has been distributed in class.
Teachers’ Responsibilities • Teach a comprehensive curriculum that prepares your child for high school • Post grades in a timely manner • Communicate via e-mail as needed • Respond within one business day to your e-mail • Direct students to record work and events in Student Planners • Assign students to record absentee class work and homework
SOCIAL STUDIES • 6th grade - Ancient civilizations and geography • 7th grade - Civics, economics, N.A. geography • 8th grade - U.S. History through the Reconstruction • Spiral Notebook This is intended to be interactive More of a scrapbook with notes • 6th graders will be going on virtual trips with their Passports • 8th grade field trip!
SCIENCE 6th Grade : • Follows the new Sunshine State Science Standards-6th grade • Curriculum is lab-centered with emphasis on the scientific process. 7th Grade: • Follows the new Sunshine State Science Standards • Curriculum is lab-centered with emphasis on the scientific process. • Science fair is required for all 7th grade students.
8th Grade Introduction to Physical Science: • N & C groups will follow the Hillsborough County IPS • Honors curriculum. Upon successful completion high school credit is earned • S group will cover 8th grade science in preparation for • high school • Covers chemistry and physics. • Curriculum is lab-centered with an emphasis on the • scientific process. • Science fair is optional for 8th grade.
Wanted: LAB LADIES (or lads) • Help set up and clean up labs • Please sign up after the • presentation
LANGUAGE ARTS 6th Grade • Summer Reading – activities and tasks • Literature and Writing – integration across curriculum with a weekly Writers’ Workshop in the Tech Lab • English Grammar – Application and English Maintenance • Wordly Wise • Study Guides as needed • e-reader policy
LANGUAGE ARTS 7th & 8th Grades • Binder Organization (tests/quizzes) • Summer Reading – activities and tasks • Literature and Writing – integration across curriculum with a weekly Writers’ Workshop in the Tech Lab • English Grammar – Application and English Maintenance • New: Writing Coach for 7th and 8th • Study Guides as needed
SPANISH 6th & 7th Grade: • Schedule: 3 days a week • Daily Homework: Review Notes / Content • Textbook continues in 7th 8th Grade: Spanish I • Schedule: 5 days a week • Cumulative Exam – End of the Year • Daily Homework: Review Notes / Content Goal: 90% in Target Language!
Math 6th Grade • Mathematics • Simple Solutions • Homework Policy: • Every assignment is worth 2 points. Homework will be posted weekly. • Mrs. Price will be team teaching to enable more small group instruction • Math Skills classes will be taught weekly
Math 7th Grade • Blue and White Groups • Pre- Algebra • Simple Solutions 8th Grade • Groups N and C - Algebra I • Group S - RampOn to Algebra – preparation for Algebra in high school • Simple Solutions • Private high schools require successful completion of the course demonstrated by a test each one administers. • Hillsborough County high schools require a passing score on the EOC. • Homework Policy (7th & 8Th): • Every assignment is worth 2 points. Homework will be posted weekly.
Grading Scale and Weight • A: 90%-100% • B: 80%-89% • C: 70%-79% • D: 60%-69% • F: 50%-59% • Classwork, homework, take-home projects, etc. will count for 20% and assessments will count for 80% of final grade
7th & 8th GRADE DANCES Dates: Sept. 13th, Jan. 10th, May 9th Friday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Social Hall! Permission slip and money due at the door. Need 10-12 Chaperones! Please sign up after the meeting!
HEAD CHAPERONE NEEDED! • Resposibilities: • Arrange for at least 10 chaperones for each dance. • Email names of parents chaperone to Mrs. Dunnigan • to check for SET training. • Purchase drinks and snacks for the dance. • Mrs. Alonso will provide funds for this. • Help set up and clean up. • Make sure the chaperones are strategically placed • during the dance…i.e. by the bathrooms, doors, • dance floor.
This year’s Scripture theme: “The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior.” Psalm 18:2