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THUNDERBIRDS WELCOME TO KASTNER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
AGENDA FOR TONIGHT Information about registration process Changes to Bell Schedule for 2012-13 Introduction to the Kastner Experience Answer your questions
REGISTRATION EVENTS • 6th Grade Rally at Kastner Intermediate – Thursday, March 8th • Information / Course Descriptions • Registration Form • KASTNER 7TH GRADE REGISTRATION FOR 2012-13 • School Site Registration – forms due to 6th grade teacher by the day of your school’s registration visit
REGISTRATION All students will be enrolled into: Academic Block (ELA & History) Science Math PE Elective
REGISTRATION ELECTIVES: Choral or Instrumental Music Core Strength and Conditioning Academic Seminar Elective Wheel (random cycle of two electives)
ELECTIVE WHEEL Two semester courses depending on elective period: • Art • Ceramics • Drama • Exploring Tech • Leadership
ZERO PERIOD PE Zero Period PE – Performing Arts ONLY Students may take two music electives and Zero Period PE Starts at 6:45 am PARENT PERMISSION REQUIRED – SIGNATURE REQUIRED ON THE REGISTRATION FORM
MATH PLACEMENT 7th grade math is Pre-Algebra Algebra 1 placement based on: CST Performance Band (Advanced) Algebra Readiness assessment * Optional * Registration form 6th Grade math benchmarks & grades
ADVANCED SCIENCE PLACEMENT • Placement Test Optional • Elect on Registration form • Advanced Science students must participate in Science Fair or Science Olympiad
TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION Every 7th grade student will have daily access to laptops in AB classes as needed for instruction (ONLY during AB period). Students may bring their own laptops and are encouraged to do so.
TECHNOLOGY Attend Laptop Information Night: March 22nd @ Kastner Intermediate 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. March 29 Granite Ridge March 21 Alta Sierra March 28 Clark Intermediate March 27 Reyburn Intermediate
REGISTRATION EVENTS Registration Packet Pick-Up at Kastner * Monday, Aug. 6 – Wednesday, Aug. 8 * 7:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. Pick-Up Schedule / ID Card /Purchase PE Clothes, Yearbook , Spirit Packs, Spirit Wear * Monday, Aug. 13 at Kastner Intermediate * 3:00pm – 6:00pm
REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHEDULE PICK-UP All immunizations must be current SEE SCHOOL NURSE FOR REQUIREMENTS! All financial obligations must be cleared MUST BE IN DRESS CODE
STUDENT ACTIVITIES STUDENTS CAN GET INVOLVED! WEB Day: Where Everyone Belongs CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS: Student Government, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, Robotics, Math Counts, Folklorico, History Day, Lunch Activities, Chess Club, Crochet Club & Hockey Club. Athletics
WEB - Where Everyone Belongs Every 7th grader will be invited to attend WEB Day on Tuesday, Aug. 14 Two sessions: 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. or 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Invitation is in the Registration packet to be picked up August 6-8, 2012
ATHLETICS SPORTS • Health Screening – required prior to any participation in athletics • May 16, 2012 6:30 P.M. • Clovis West High School – WEST Gym • $ 25.00 • Screening forms provided
PARENTS CAN GET INVOLVED! • Parent Teacher Club – available at Schedule Pick-up Night • STAY INVOLVED, STAY IN TOUCH! Ways to stay informed… Website, Parent Connect, Email, Twitter, Global Connect, Facebook, Daily Bulletin • SAVEMART SHARES CARDS
TRANSPORTATION Busses outside of the 2.5 mile radius Community-funded busses – contact your elementary school office City busses – School District does not provide bus fare
DAILY SCHEDULE Monday, Tuesday & Friday: Period 1 begins at 7:40 A.M. Students attend all six period Dismissal at 2:25 P.M.
DAILY SCHEDULE Wednesday & Thursday – Period 1 starts at 7:55 A.M. Wednesdays – Even classes only Thursdays – Odd classes only Dismissal at 2:25 P.M.
DAILY SCHEDULE Four-Day School Weeks NO LATE-START DAYS Period 1 begins at 7:40 A.M. Students attend all six periods each day Dismissal at 2:25 P.M.
Order in the Classroom -Graham, K., Prigmore, E. (May/June, 2009). Leadership Kathleen Cotton (1990) summarizes it this way: “Effective managers teach behavioral rules and classroom routinesin much the same way as they teach instructional content, and they review these frequently at the beginning of the school year and periodically thereafter. Whether it’s kindergarten or 10th grade students, we cannot ever assume in school settings today that children arrive ready and willing to behave.”
Order in the Classroom -Graham, K., Prigmore, E. (May/June, 2009). Leadership One of the major flaws in some classroom management systems is that the teacher gives numerous chances, requests or warnings – all of which waste academic instructional time. If all students are systematically taught through a direct instruction model how to follow classroom rules and routines, multiple warnings and repeated requests can be eliminated, thus saving valuable instructional minutes.
Five Components of Time To Teach Self-Control Marzano (1993) described “withitness” as “maintaining an appropriate mental set…Carrying out the various aspects of classroom management without becoming emotionally involved or personalizing students’ actions” (p. 94-95)
Five Components of Time To Teach Teach To’s An opportunity to teach our students how we want them to behave in our classrooms and in our school. As a team, WE MUST CREATE THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH WE WANT OUR STUDENTS TO LEARN.
Five Components of Time To Teach Refocus Turning a disruptive moment into a learning moment. A “win-win” experience for both student and teacher a. Teacher continues teaching b. Students continue learning Q1. What was your behavior? Q2. What did you want? Q3. What will you do next time? Q4. Are you ready to return to the routine of the class?
STUDENT SERVICES & SUPPORTJim Stewart, Pat Ajamian, Victoria Garcia, Mike MacNeill Reinforce Time to Teach model Reinforce school rules and Board policies, including Dress Code (See Parent Handbook) Oversee/Mediate Behavioral Issues, including conflict resolutions and Bully Contracts
STUDENT SERVICES & SUPPORT Homework Lab Attendance Attendance/Truancy/SARB process Lunch & After-school Detention/ Thursday School (4 hours) Reward good/improved behavior
Five Components of Time To Teach Unconditional Positive Regard Caring is key and is driven by non-contingent interactions Building relationships is key to a positive and supportive learning environment
Five Components of Time To Teach Classroom Arrangement JereBrophy (1996) commented that proper arrangement led to “…attention to lessons and engagement in academic activities” (p.5) “However, regardless of our situation, at least two factors remain constant: the physical design of your classroom must take into account both learning and behavioral consequences.”
API Growth Pre Time To Teach to Post Time To Teach Schools Using Time to Teach - Liberty, Valley Oak, Nelson
THANK YOU FOR COMING… • Links available on our website for your reference: • This Presentation • Registration materials • Parent / Student Handbook • See you in August!!