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LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Mcauliffe middle school Oak middle school 2013 - 2014. LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. AWARD-WINNING MIDDLE SCHOOLS California Distinguished SchoolS National Blue Ribbon SchoolS Api’S OVER 900. LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT.

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los alamitos unified school district
LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Mcauliffe middle school

Oak middle school

2013 - 2014

los alamitos unified school district1

LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

AWARD-WINNING MIDDLE SCHOOLS

California Distinguished SchoolS

National Blue Ribbon SchoolS

Api’S OVER 900

los alamitos unified school district2

LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

DISTRICT PRIORITIES 2013-2014

Increase academic excellence for all students

Ensure a healthy, safe, and drug-free environment

Responsibly maximize financial resources

Enhance communication processes to engage, inform, and educate all stakeholders.

Modernize, maintain, and optimize the use of District facilities

introductions
INTRODUCTIONS

McAULIFFE

  • Ann Allen, Principal

aallen@losal.org

  • Phil Bowen,

Assistant Principal

pbowen@losal.org

  • Jean Foley, Counselor

jfoley@losal.org

  • Linda Brown,

School Psychologist

lbrown@losal.org

OAK

  • Sally Neiser, Principal

sneiser@losal.org

  • Darrenn Platt,

Assistant Principal

dplatt@losal.org

  • Stacy Myrick, Counselor

smyrick@losal.org

  • Jerilynn Kuhar, School Psychologist

jkuhar@losal.org

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MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

  • 6th Grade Course Offerings
    • Reading
    • Language Arts
    • Math
    • Earth Science
    • Social Studies (Ancient Civilizations)
    • Physical Education (Daily)
    • Elective
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MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

  • 6th Grade Elective Opportunities
    • Year Long Selections
      • Beginning or Advanced Band
      • Beginning or Advanced Orchestra
      • Beginning and Advanced Vocal Ensembles:
      • - Women’s, Men’s, Mixed, and Show Choirs
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MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

  • 6th Grade Elective Opportunities

Oak

Exploratory Wheel

(rotates every six weeks)

Skills for Success

Art

Drama

Foods

Keyboarding

Music

McAuliffe

Fine Arts Survey

(rotates every nine weeks)

Art

Drama

Keyboarding

Music

slide8

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

8th Grade

Course Offerings

  • Reading
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Physical Science
  • Social Studies

(U.S. History)

  • Physical Education
  • Elective

7th Grade

Course Offerings

  • Reading
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Life Science
  • Social Studies

(World History)

  • Physical Education
  • Elective
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MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

McAuliffe electives

Seventh and eighth grade

  • Instrumental music
  • Vocal music
  • Spanish I Honors
  • Spanish II Honors, French, Japanese (at LAHS)
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Advanced Computers
  • Yearbook
slide10

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Oak electives

Seventh and eighth grade

  • Instrumental music
  • Vocal music
  • Spanish I Honors
  • Spanish II Honors, French, Japanese (at LAHS)
  • Fine Arts Wheel – Art/Drama (one semester each)
  • Technical Wheel – Foods/Computers (one semester each)
  • Yearbook, ASB, or Video Production (tentative, depending on student interest)
slide11

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

  • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)/Honors
    • GATE/Honors Core

(Reading, Language Arts, SS)

    • Honors Math Track (Based on achievement level)
      • 6th Grade: Math 6 FP
      • 7th Grade: Pre-Algebra Honors
      • 8th Grade: Algebra Honors
    • Honors Science
      • 8th grade only
slide12

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS

Lead high level, text-based discussions

Increase text complexity

Focus on process, not just content

Create assignments for real audiences with a real purpose

Teach argument, not persuasion

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MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

  • Support Systems and Interventions
  • 6th grade study skills curriculum
  • Staff Mentor Program
  • AIMS – Academic Improvement Management System (Oak)
  • PAL and PASS – Positive Assistance at Lunch and Positive Assistance at Saturday School (McAuliffe)
  • Saturday Math Academy
  • Academic Labs – Reading, Math, and Study Skills
  • Before and after school targeted intervention classes
  • Homework Club
  • Student study teams
slide14

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

  • INSTRUCTIONAL INITIATIVES
  • Depth and complexity icons; increase rigor
  • Writing across all content areas
  • Technology integration
  • Instructional Networking
  • Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR)
  • Thinking Maps
  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Project-based Learning
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
slide15

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

TECHNOLOGY

  • Programs
  • MIND Institute (JiJi Math)
  • STAR Reading and Math
  • ADAM Anatomy program
  • Brain Pop
  • United Streaming

Tools

  • Computers
  • LCD Projectors
  • Elmo Document Cameras
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • iPads
  • Google Chromebooks
a day in the life of a tween
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN”

SCHOOL HOURS

McAuliffe

8:50 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Oak

8:40 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – M, T, Th, F

8:40 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Wed.

a day in the life of a tween1
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN”

BELL SCHEDULE

Seven periods each day

30 minute lunch period

First lunch – 6th grade students

Second lunch – 7th and 8th grade students

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN”

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.)

Fitness

Individual skills

Team sports

INTRAMURALS

Flag football Track

Soccer Volleyball

Basketball Softball

student life
STUDENT LIFE
  • Clubs
  • Student leadership
  • WEB “Where Everyone Belongs”
  • Yearbook
  • Intramurals
  • Service projects
  • Field Trips
  • Music and Drama Productions
  • Dance socials
  • Career Day
student life1
STUDENT LIFE
  • Clubs
  • Examples - depending on student interest
  • Club Splat
  • Drama Club
  • Scholarship (CJSF)
  • Homework Club
  • Leadership
  • Science Club
  • Green Club
  • Running Club
  • Sports Club
  • Food Factory
  • Christian Club
  • Archery
  • Best Buddies
  • Book Club
  • Bowling
  • One for One
  • Improv
  • Games
  • Science Olympiad
  • Spelling Bee
  • Math
  • Sketch
student life2
STUDENT LIFE
  • Monthly awards

6th, 7th, and 8th graders selected each month

Academic Achievement

Character

Outstanding Effort

  • Eagle Express Cards and Paw passes
  • Community Service Awards
  • Honor Roll
  • Principal’s List (4.0)
  • 8th Grade Awards
school safety and behavior
SCHOOL SAFETY AND BEHAVIOR

School-wide behavior standards

Campus Supervisors

Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)

District Initiatives and Parent Education

Bullying Prevention Task Force

Violence Prevention Task Force

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Task Force

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TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • WEB “Welcome EveryBody”
    • New student orientation
  • Two Lunches
    • 6th graders have their own lunch period
  • Core Classes
    • Language Arts
    • Reading
    • Social Studies
  • 6th Grade Pods
  • 6th Grade Locker area
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TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL STAFF

Collaboration and communication

Kindness and compassion

Community Service

Support students and parents

“I am your biggest fan.”

“I will do anything to help you.”

slide25

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

  • PTA
  • New Parent Night
  • Back to School
  • Parent Education Nights
  • GATE/honors Parent Night
  • GATE Parent Advisory Council
  • Open House
  • School Site Council
  • Volunteers in classrooms and media center
communication
COMMUNICATION
  • Websites:

www.losal.org/mcauliffe and www.losal.org/oak

  • School Messenger (autodialer and emails)
  • Aeries Browser Internet (ABI) – grades on-line
  • Progress Reports
  • Report Cards
  • Parent Conferences upon request
    • November and May
  • Email
  • Phone
slide27

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Bus Transportation
  • May be purchased for students in the Seal Beach and Los Alamitos areas
  • Semester or annual
  • One-way or round trip
  • Prorated for the number of children
  • Full-time Library and Media Center Services
  • Full-time Health-care Services
  • Extended Care
    • Outpost: Opens at 6:30 a.m.; Closes at 6:00 p.m.

Los Alamitos Youth Center

slide28

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Tuesday, February 11 6:30 p.m.
  • Parent Presentation at Oak
  • Wednesday, February 19 6:30 p.m.
  • Parent Presentation at McAuliffe
  • Tuesday, February 25 3:30 p.m.
  • Student Social at Oak
  • Tuesday, March 4 3:30 p.m.
  • Student Social at McAuliffe
  • Thursday, March 6
  • All-District Choral Festival
  • Friday, March 7
  • Deadline to submit Intra-district transfer request
slide29

McAuliffe Eagles

Oak Lions

Los Alamitos Griffins