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  1. Welcome to marietta middle school! 6th Grade 2013-2014

  2. Forms In your orientation folder are several forms that need to be filled out and returned ASAP. Please note that there are TWOemergency medical forms – this is not a mistake! BOTH of those need to be filled out and returned.

  3. Morning arrival Upon arrival at school each morning, students are to report to the gymnasium. There is a designated seating section for each grade, where students will await dismissal to their homebase class. If a student wishes to eat breakfast at school, s/he must report immediatelyto the cafeteria. Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria to homebase class.

  4. Schedule Changes During the first few days of school, please be aware that there may be changes to your child’s schedule. If this happens, teachers will be sure that your child understands the changes and where s/he is to go. Schedules will be handed out during orientation tonight.

  5. School supplies There is a list in your Orientation folder. Extra boxes of tissues are always appreciated!!

  6. Supplies for accelerated ClassesYou will need 4 of each • 1 or 1.5 Inch 3 – ring binder • College Rule Loose Leaf Paper • 3 x 5 Index Cards • Pencils • Art Supplies

  7. Student fees $54.50 (add $10.00 if in GTT). Checks made payable to Marietta City Schools, to be handed in to homebase teacher. There are fee waiver forms in the parent folder in the event that your family qualifies for a fee waiver.

  8. MMS SCHOOl policies All 6th Grade students are required to follow the rules set forth by Marietta Middle School and can be found in the handbook!

  9. These next couple of slides will highlight some general rules of Marietta Middle School. Each student will be going through the entire handbook in their Language Arts Classes during School this week.

  10. Lockers Locker #’s and Combo’s will be issued tonight. Please follow these rules with the lockers: 1) Your lock is yours until graduation – don’t lose it! 2) Keep your lock on the locker AT ALL TIMES. 3) Do not share your locker or lock combination!

  11. Backpacks, coats, & jackets These items are not permitted in the classroom. They must be kept in the locker. Please be sure to use a backpack that will FIT into your locker!

  12. DRESS CODE No see-through clothing, no clothing that displays undergarments, no spaghetti-strapped tops, no bare midriffs (top garment must touch bottom garment at all times), no bandanas or hats, no clothing advertising drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or weaponry, no clothing with profane or inappropriate wording, no nightwear/pajamas, skirts/shorts must not be shorter than fingertip level. Also, no flip flops!

  13. Chewing Gum & Water Bottles Water bottles are permitted in the classroom as long as they are see-through. Students are ONLY permitted to have water in their water bottles – no other beverages. If water bottles become a distraction in the classroom, they may be prohibited. Chewing gum: NOT permitted on the Marietta Middle School campus.

  14. Student planners All students are required to carry their planner with them at all times. The first thing students should do when entering a class is to open their planner and copy down the assignment, which can be found on the Subject Boards in the back of my room.  The planner will become a reflection of all that we've done throughout the year.  The planner is also an excellent communication tool between home and school.  Notes, questions, and comments can be recorded in the planner and replied to in kind.  Planners are to be brought to every class, and to be taken home each night.  Parents are encouraged to review the planner each evening.

  15. Homework notification • There are a variety of ways in which you can become aware of daily assignments in 6th grade. • Planner – Your child should be recording assignments in their planner – please check this! • Homework Hotline – This is a recording accessed by Phone. You will dial 740/374-6530 and then extension 42 to access Math/Social Studies assignments or extension 38 to access Language Arts/Science assignments • Online – Assignments will be posted on Infinte Campus Assignments are also posted to our Website, as well as the 6th Grade Website • Email – Please email us with Questions

  16. Accelerated 6th grade website www.mmsstalter.weebly.com • This Year Mrs. Prunty and Miss Stalter will have website where you can access your Classes, Homework, Projects, and other Imperative Info with working links. Please visit the website and Bookmark it. The greatest effort to keep the Website Up-To-Date and Current will take place. Student weekly jobs will assist in this adventure. • Please note – Mrs Prunty and Miss Stalter are very Extrovert and Eccentric People. We do not always have the time to keep the Website 100% Accurate and Current. Miss Stalter is taking the reign on this endeavor so it is likely that her classes will be more frequently updated. You will still be informed in class your assignments and work and will be given hard copies of material, but the Website is a utilization tool. Please bear with us as we learn this year how to best use the website to accommodate our needs 

  17. Prunty/Stalter Class PoliciesClick Hereto Access Class Policies

  18. Daily agenda This will be posted each day for students to see. It will explain what the agenda is, what Learning Targets will be studied, and what homework applies. Mrs. Prunty and Miss Stalter both have areas in their rooms that are Subject Specific. On these Boards, you will find information regarding The Current Topic, “I Can Statements”, Key Concepts and Terms to know, and Upcoming Events for the class. Students will become very familiar with the Daily Routine and Agenda after a few weeks. This will help to create and retain structure, routine, and organization – all which provide an atmosphere that promotes quality education.

  19. Labeling papers Students will be required to label all papers with the following: Name, Date, and Type of Assignment. All paper work is to be turned into the correct bin for the class. We expect all students to be able to properly label papers. If the paper is not labeled correctly, we reserve the right to dismiss that paper.

  20. homework Homework is essential in education because practice and reviewing of learned information results in understanding and retention of material. In Math and Language Arts, your child can expect homework generally every night. The majority of Science and Social Studies work will take place in class. Your child can expect homework in regards to studying for vocabulary and assessments and it might become necessary to bring materials house. Each Friday students will submit a “Current Events” worksheet. If homework is assigned, we plan to give students class time to begin homework so that we may assist with questions.

  21. Reward/tardy card Your card is like a credit card. You can use it to earn rewards, lose reward and redeem rewards. You will be given more detailed information about your Card on the first day of school. Your Card will travel with you everywhere as it will be used in Specials. We are allowing your Card rewards to be redeemed in your class of choice.

  22. Extra credit Extra Credit is EXTRA work a student may complete aside from the other requirements of the class. Extra Credit can be assigned and provided on the basis of need and desire from the student. If you’re your student desires extra credit, they must see Us IN PERSON and we can discuss the opportunity. We will NOT give extra credit if you have any missing assignments. Missing assignments must be made up before we will allow you to complete Extra Credit Work.

  23. Textbooks and manipulatives We have textbooks and other tools that accompany the curriculum. We prefer to utilize textbooks as an additional supplement to support learning – not the ONLY supplement. Therefore, students will not be assigned textbooks and instead will use a book when necessary. Students may take a textbook home and will sign it out. It is the student’s responsibility to keep the book in good condition. For various reasons, we will use materials that belong to the school such as Calculators, Protractors, etc. We expect each student to utilize these with respect.

  24. Class supplies While students are required to have supplies with them for class, We will have materials available for student use. Pencils, pens, coloring materials, etc will be available at each table. It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that students are respectful of Our supplies and return everything that belongs in the crate at the end of each class session. Pencils and other supplies can be borrowed with the knowledge that if the supply stock becomes depleted, there will be no extra supplies for the class and we will not replenish these items.

  25. Class Supplies Request While you are required certain School Supplies, Mrs. Prunty and Miss Stalter have a few additional requests. Most of these are voluntary but greatly appreciated to ease our efforts and allow for supplies to be constantly available. Our reasoning for this request is based on the fact that in our classes students will work on many projects and will always be given the opportunity to make corrections, re-dos, or re-submittals. We have supplies for many projects, but often our supply becomes depleted. We are asking Parents to donate certain supplies at any point during the year for our ‘Projects Supply’. The incentive behind this request is that for every item a student donates to the class, they will receive 1 reward sticker on their Rewards/Tardy Card. We would appreciate donations of items over Monetary Donations. We feel more comfortable from a Business Point of View if specific items were donated. Items will be accepted throughout the entire School Year.

  26. grading We firmly believe in the Multiple Intelligence Theory (Gardner, 1983) which states that every individual learns in a different way. Therefore, Our philosophy for grading will incorporate many aspects that allow for each student to reach their highest marks in Our classes. We are fans of Formative and Summative Assessments, which is a Philosophy on judging student knowledge gain and making changes and adjustments immediately and address issues instantly. Students will receive points based on the class and requirements. You will get more detail on how you will be graded in your specific subject-matter class. We are non-traditional in that we offer multiple assessment opportunities to learn in many ways to ensure we know our students are learning

  27. Use of Digital Devices Phones/Electronic Devices with Internet Access – We are lucky to live in a world where we have immediate and quick access to inquiry and discovery. Mrs. Prunty so very graciously shares her Computer cart with Miss Stalter and she gets first dibs. Also, there are many times when are Network is down and the students cannot access the interest. We are proponents for exposing our students to as much information and knowledge as possible. Therefore, there will be times when we may allow students to have their phones in class. We know that kids learn more efficiently when they have to research themselves and get to access the internet. We expect EVERY student to respect this decision to allow them the use of internet accessible devices and use only the apps to research. Failure to use your device properly will result of lost privileges until reinstated by a Teacher.

  28. Conclusion – We know this may be a lot of material to digest at once but can promise you though that you are not alone. If anything, please remember that the most important thing to do is ASK QUESTIONS if you or your student develops ANY concerns. We have very high expectations for ALL Our students and believe EVERY student is capable of achievement. We are committed and dedicated to Our students’ education and expect our students and their family members to do the same. Our job as educator is to be a guide for the intellectual development of young individuals both cognitively and mentally. We will follow both Our Policies and the Policies and Rules of Marietta Middle School strictly, which is essential for a positive classroom environment that allows all students to learn and co-exist in a manner that promotes quality learning and development. It is important that ALL students participate in the education process with desire and willingness and We further expect parents to emphasize this as well. We are all a team and need to work together to ensure a successful and fun academic year. Conclusion – We know this may be a lot of material to digest at once but can promise you though that you are not alone. If anything, please remember that the most important thing to do is ASK QUESTIONS if you or your student develops ANY concerns. We have very high expectations for ALL Our students and believe EVERY student is capable of achievement. We are committed and dedicated to Our students’ education and expect our students and their family members to do the same. Our job as educator is to be a guide for the intellectual development of young individuals both cognitively and mentally. We will follow both Our Policies and the Policies and Rules of Marietta Middle School strictly, which is essential for a positive classroom environment that allows all students to learn and co-exist in a manner that promotes quality learning and development. It is important that ALL students participate in the education process with desire and willingness and We further expect parents to emphasize this as well. We are all a team and need to work together to ensure a successful and fun academic year. conclusion We know this may be a lot of material to digest at once but can promise you though that you are not alone. If anything, please remember that the most important thing to do is ASK QUESTIONS if you or your student develops ANY concerns. We have very high expectations for ALL Our students and believe EVERY student is capable of achievement. We are committed and dedicated to Our students’ education and expect our students and their family members to do the same. Our job as educator is to be a guide for the intellectual development of young individuals both cognitively and mentally. We will follow both Our Policies and the Policies and Rules of Marietta Middle School strictly, which is essential for a positive classroom environment that allows all students to learn and co-exist in a manner that promotes quality learning and development. It is important that ALL students participate in the education process with desire and willingness and We further expect parents to emphasize this as well. We are all a team and need to work together to ensure a successful and fun academic year.

  29. Our mission and vision for 6th grade accelerated classes We know from our previous experiences that every single child is capable of learning and aspiring. We feel it is our responsibility and duty to foster this growth and exploration. Therefore, we strive to make every learning experience meaningful and applicable to their lives and desires.

  30. Fun things to look forward to in 6th grade

  31. Homestead Websitehttp://mms6.homestead.com We maintain a web site specific to Marietta Middle School 6th grade. On it is a variety of things, including the school calendar, pages for each teacher containing information for his/her class and email link, hot lunch menu, and pictures of what’s going on in MMS 6th grade. It also contains a guestbook to provide for communication. I urge and encourage you to bookmark it in your favorites and visit it often.

  32. A.c.e Each grading period, students earn the opportunity to participate in an A.C.E award (Attendance, Conduct, and Effort).  In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria: • no more than 1 unexcused absence • no more than 5 detentions • no AL or out-of-school suspension • no F on report card • no more than 1 D- on report card • no U on report card • no more than 1 S- on report card

  33. CAMP Hervida Part of the 6th grade science curriculum is outdoor education camp. Students attend camp one day in the fall and one day in the spring.  While there, they attend classes that address 6th grade science curriculum.  It is a wonderful experience, and Mrs. Prunty, our camp director, does an outstanding job of making this experience happen for students. Fall camp will take place in September.