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Welcome to Tilden Middle School. We Are Here To Support You!. Irina LaGrange, Principal Jeff Leaman, Assistant Principal Mary Bee Ciminelli, Counselor Mary Ellen Broderick, Team Leader Lisa Goldman, Administrative Secretary Terry Smith, Attendance Secretary

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    1. Welcome to Tilden Middle School

    2. We Are Here To Support You! Irina LaGrange, Principal Jeff Leaman, Assistant Principal Mary Bee Ciminelli, Counselor Mary Ellen Broderick, Team Leader Lisa Goldman, Administrative Secretary Terry Smith, Attendance Secretary Vicky Manos, Counseling Secretary See our website for all staff emails and phone numbers.

    3. Who attends Tilden MS? • Students from Farmland Elementary • Students from Garrett Park Elementary • Students from Luxmanor Elementary • Students from Barnsley Elementary • Students from local private schools

    4. TILDEN BELL SCHEDULE • 1st Period 7:55-8:41 • 2nd Period 8:45-9:30 • MAP/TLT 9:34-10:00 • 3rd Period 10:04-10:49 • LUNCH 10:53-11:23 • 4th Period 11:27-12:12 • 5th Period 12:16-1:01 • 6th Period 1:05-1:50 • 7th Period 1:54-2:40

    5. Articulation Process • Course placements • Tilden staff visit feeders, students pick classes • Parent Information Night, 2/6 at 7:00 pm • Registration forms due 2/15 • May 9th visit to Tilden • May 23rd parent meeting: transition to middle school 7:00pm • End of May updates to placements • Orientation August 22nd

    6. REQUIRED CLASSES • English or ESOL • Reading or World language • Math • Science • World Studies • Physical Education and Health

    7. 6th grade elective options Full year offerings Semester parings Beginning Theater along with Intro to Computers Creative Family and Consumer Science along with Lights, Camera, Literacy Information and Communication Technology along with Arts • Beginning Band • Intermediate Band • Intermediate Orchestra • General Chorus • Spanish 1A Full Year • Mandarin 1A Full Year • French 1A/B Full Year

    8. Considerations when selecting aHigh School Course while in Middle School • Pass semester A • Pass semester B • Pass the semester B final exam • The final semester grade goes on the H.S. transcript • APEX/ IB programs require a world language • www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/schoolchoice

    9. MATH Miim Kwak/Jeff Leaman

    10. Tilden Middle School Pathway 2013-2014 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade Math 5 Math 6 Math 7 Alg Prep Algebra Math 6 Math 7 IM Hon Geo Algebra 2.0 Math 7 IM Algebra 2.0 Hon Geo Hon Alg 2

    11. English & Reading Megan McLaughlin

    12. Advanced English 6 & English 6 • Focuses on reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing. • Students have formal and informal writing assignments such as journal entries, compositions, short stories, and research reports. • Able to analyze, persuade, and do research • Students are recommended for Adv. Eng. based on multiple indicators

    13. Advanced Reading & Reading 6 • Focus on building, refining, and extending reading strategies. Comprehension is key, along with reading beyond the literal level. • Emphasis is on drawing conclusions, making inferences, and supporting evaluations

    14. What’s the difference? READING Independent texts Reading comprehension skills Study mythology Newspaper writing Biographies ENGLISH • Class novels • Writing skills (paragraphs and essays) • Focus on fiction • Grammar and sentence structure

    15. Reading Interventions by recommendation only • Developmental Reading for those reading more than two years below grade level • Read 180 for those reading one or more years below grade level

    16. ADVANCED WORLD STUDIES 6 • Students study the geography, economics, political systems, and culture of ancient world history from the earliest human settlements to great civilizations of the year 1000 CE.

    17. INVESTIGATIONS IN SCIENCE 6 • Students study the ecosystems, diversity and adaptation of organisms, forces and motion, energy, and light and sound. • Students engage in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    18. Who to contact if you have questions…. • Math = Miim_Kwak@mcpsmd.org • English or reading= Megan_M_Mclaughlin@mcpsmd.org • World language= Patricia_R_DurJava@mcpsmd.org • Reading Programs= Claudia_C_Fraser@mcpsmd.org • Science= Pamela_K_Fountain@mcpsmd.org • World Studies= David_A_Cochran@mcpsmd.org • Physical Education/Health Education = Patricia_S_O'Reilly@mcpsmd.org • Music electives = Timothy_S_Patrie@mcpsmd.org • Other electives= Patricia_S_O'Reilly@mcpsmd.org (she will forward to the specific teacher) • Special education=Christina_L_Sloan@mcpsmd.org • Counselor assignments for 2012-2013 school year • 6th grade = Mary_B_Ciminelli@mcpsmd.org • 7th grade = Angela_D_Hammie-Bonner@mcpsmd.org • 8th grade = James_N_Alessi@mcpsmd.org • Administrator assignments for 2012-2013 school year • Assistant Principal/ 6th grade = Jeff_S_Leaman@mcpsmd.org • Assistant Principal/ 7th grade = Maniya_J_Desroches@mcpsmd.org • Principal/ 8th grade = Irina_LaGrange@mcpsmd.org

    19. We will see you again on May 23rd at 7 p.m. to discuss the middle school transition

    20. GeneralQuestions ?