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Welcome http://astraldrivejunior.ednet.ns.ca. Astral Drive Junior High Grade 6: Information and Orientation. Meet Our Staff http://astraldrivejunior.ednet.ns.ca/. ADJH Student Leaders. Agenda. School Focus - Learning Programs/Student Support First Day of School

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Astral Drive Junior HighGrade 6: Information and Orientation

  • School Focus - Learning
  • Programs/Student Support
  • First Day of School
  • A Day in The Life of an Astral Student
    • What are the differences from Elementary?
    • What does ADJH offer
  • Communication/Expectations
  • Questions
  • School Tour/Classrooms Visit
at astral drive
At Astral Drive


Is our focus!

our number one goal

Our Number One Goal

To Improve Student Achievement

continuous school improvement csi
Continuous School Improvement (CSI)

How are our students doing?

  • How do we know?
  • How can we improve?
  • What will we do if students are not learning?
school improvement goals
School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: To improve student achievement in problem solving and communication.

Goal 2:To improve student achievement in reading comprehension with a focus on critical thinking.

Goal 3:To positively impact student learning through use of effective assessment practices.

student support

Student Support




student program
Student Program
  • English Language Arts/FLA
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Health Living
  • Core French/ELA
  • Physical Education
  • Art or Band
  • Tech. Ed
homework time guidelines
Homework Time Guidelines:
  • Grades 7-9: (daily maximum total time in all subjects, based on 4 nights/wk.)
  • Grade 7 & 8: 60 minutes/day (4 hrs./wk.)
  • Grade 9: 90 minutes/day (6 hrs./wk.)

Astral Drive Junior High - School Evaluation Rubric

Teachers at ADJH will provide students with multiple opportunities to demonstrate what they know and are able to do using a variety of assessment strategies. Teachers will collect and consider all assessment information when determining a students final term evaluation, using our school wide evaluation rubric below.

first day of school at astral

First Day of School at Astral

Astral Drive Mustangs

school times astral drive 2013 2014 late arrival please call if your child will late or absent
School Times – Astral Drive: 2013 – 2014Late Arrival - please call if your child will late or absent
important stuff
Important Stuff
  • Student agenda – Code of Conduct
  • Parent/Teacher Interviews
  • Supply List/Organization
  • Cafeteria/Lunch Time
  • Scent & Peanut Awareness
  • Late Arrival Program/Lates (Excused/Unexcused)
  • Lockers & Locks (Only School Locks)
  • Students prepare for classes
  • Please, no electronic devices in class during learning time
  • Valuables – safe at home
  • Students must let us know…. We have a student support system designed to help!
student fees
Student Fees
  • Student Agenda
  • Student ID
  • Lock & Locker
  • School Year Book (Optional)

$57 – With a Yearbook ($32)

$25 – Without a Yearbook

  • School Communication Plan
  • School report to parents (Oct. 2012)
  • Three formal report cards go home
  • Two parent/teacher interviews – held in the gym
  • Grade level meetings
  • Curriculum night
  • Two way – open communication: Ongoing…
  • Newsletters on line
  • Phone calls/e-mails
  • Student agenda
  • School messenger
  • School web site – Daily announcements, school calendar
  • School Advisory Council (SAC)
  • Other as needed…
student parent portal
Parents and students will have access to real-time information whether in the classroom or the boardroom, you will be able to see what’s happening right away. iNSchool also includes a portal that gives students and parents quick and easy access to their current assessments, attendance records, assignment due dates, and school announcements.

If you would like to learn more about the program/portal, go to http://inschool.ednet.ns.ca and click on STUDENT-PARENT PORTAL to your left.

Login and password coming this fall

how can you help
How Can You Help?
  • Student readiness to learn:
    • Sleep/nutrition/lates/homework/call safe arrival
  • Ask questions about their day/check our website
  • Communication - two way
  • Social media – Facebook/Name calling
  • Be apart of our team
    • SAC
    • Volunteer
  • Most Importantly – as a team member, help us achieve our goal: to improve student learning, parents are THE most important partners in student learning
astral drive junior high a great place to learn and a safe place to be

Astral Drive Junior High“A great place to learn and a safe place to be”!


It starts with Us!