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Sixth Grade Orientation. Northside Middle School April 10, 2012 Gym 1 6:30 PM. Welcome to… Northside Middle School. Mrs. Dixon, Principal. 6th Grade Open House Information Booths in Gym 2 General Information Session Small Group Q&A/Building Tours 7:00 p.m.

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sixth grade orientation

Sixth Grade Orientation

Northside Middle School

April 10, 2012

Gym 1

6:30 PM

mrs dixon principal
Mrs. Dixon, Principal
  • 6th Grade Open House
    • Information Booths in Gym 2
    • General Information Session
    • Small Group Q&A/Building Tours 7:00 p.m.
    • A.C. Parent Meeting Cafeteria 7:00 p.m.
introductions
Introductions
  • Brett Boezeman – Assistant Principal
  • Tim Lax – Dean
  • Janet Anthony - 7th Grade Counselor
  • Alan Schwenk - 8th Grade Counselor
topics of discussion
Topics of Discussion
  • Teaming
  • Academics
  • Daily Student Schedule
  • Extracurricular Opportunities
time schedule
Time Schedule
  • 7:50 A.M.-3:05 P.M.
  • 7 Classes Daily
    • 5 Core Classes
    • 2 Exploratory
  • Lunch
  • Resource
time schedule gsp
Time Schedule - GSP
  • 7:50 A.M.-3:05 P.M.
  • 8 Classes Daily
    • 6 Core Classes
    • 2 Exploratory
  • Lunch
2012 2013 teams
2012-2013 Teams
  • Three 7th Grade Teams
  • Team Planning Periods
  • Integrated/Interdisciplinary Instruction
  • Small school/Big school advantages
7th grade core academic classes
7th Grade Core Academic Classes
  • Literature 7
  • Writing and Literacy 7
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language for GSP
universal design for learning
Universal Design for Learning
  • Curriculum is accessible to all
  • Multiple means of representation, engagement and assessment
  • Use of technology
    • 30+ SMARTboards
    • Laptop and netbook carts
    • Document cameras
instructional minutes
Instructional Minutes
  • Language Arts-100
  • Math-50
  • Science-50
  • Social Studies-50
  • Exploratory-90 (2-45 minute periods.)
  • Resource-25
  • Lunch-30
math has four options
Math Has Four Options
  • Mathematics 7-Based upon the 7th Grade Indiana Mathematics Standards
  • Pre-algebra
  • End of term grades of “B+” or higher in sixth grade mathematics and “B” in Language Arts
    • Sixth grade ISTEP+ Math score of 520 or higher
    • Sixth grade English/Language Arts score of 460
  • Pre-algebra Honors-Requires selection to the Academic Challenge Program.
algebra 1 honors for 7 th grade
Algebra 1 Honors for 7th Grade
  • This course is for very high ability mathematics students.
  • Requires classroom teacher recommendation
  • Review and recommendation of the Mathematics Department Chairman, Mr. Nowlin.
student schedule

Exploratory

Exploratory

Exploratory

Exploratory

STUDENT SCHEDULE

This is an example of the schedule. There are actually three different configurations of the class schedule.

7 th grade exploratory classes
7th Grade Exploratory Classes
  • Industrial Technology
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Family & Consumer Science
  • Computer Keyboarding
exploratory electives
Exploratory/Electives
  • Grades 7 & 8 Related Arts Rotations – 4 Nine-week (45 day) rotations.

Elective Choices

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Choir Chimes

Rotation 1

  • Art
  • PE
  • ITE
  • Health

Rotation 2

  • FACS
  • PE
  • ITE
  • Health
opportunities
Opportunities!!!!

Get Involved!!

Here are some of the choices.

100% Student Participation

athletic physicals
Athletic Physicals
  • You must have a physical to begin practice.
spartan football
Spartan Football
  • “A” team and “B” team
  • Tri-county Champs
  • IU or Franklin game trip
cross country
Cross Country

Runs a trail of success

Both boys and girls are Tri-County champions.

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Striving for Greatness

Northside Boys and Girls Tennis

Boys went undefeated!

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Future Lady Spartans,

We can’t wait to meet you at the NET !

No experience is necessary, a positive attitude and willingness to learn will go a long way!!

Look for open gym times this summer!

dance team
Dance Team
  • Performs at basketball half-times
  • Marched in the Christmas parade
  • Choreographed routines from a local dance instructor
  • Hosted a clinic to teach an elementary group of students
intramural basketball
Intramural Basketball
  • 20 sessions
  • Runs November – February
  • Open to anyone that is not on an organized basketball team
intramural volleyball
Intramural Volleyball
  • 20 sessions
  • Runs February - April
  • Open to anyone that is not on an organized volleyball team
spell bowl
SPELL BOWL
  • State runner-ups this year
  • This activity is for the first nine weeks.
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Car Challenge

Design

Create

Compete

Win!

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Drama Club

Fall and Spring Play or Musical

Enter a Thespian Competition

Bye Bye Birdie is April 27 and April 28

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Northside’s Huddle

Thursday Mornings 7:15 – 7:45

Gym II

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Peer LeadersJanet Anthony/Crystal Riddle/Amiee Horn

  • Purpose:
  • To create a safe environment that includes healthy relationships and
  • violence prevention by means of conflict education.
  • Selection:
    • Nominated by peers/teachers
    • Written Application/Interview
    • Approximately Thirty 7th graders
  • Activities:
  • Guide Corps
  • Peer Mediation
  • Mix-it-up Day
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Mock Election
builder s club
Largest middle school service organization worldwide

Student-led

Fosters sound personal values

Leads into Key Club in HS

Builder’s Club
thank you
Thank You

Q&A sessions by highlighted room – 7:00

AC presentation in the cafeteria – 7:00