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Welcome to JFMS and. to the Panda Team. It’s going to be a great year!. Ellen Fountain, Stacy Lovdahl, Mary Phillips, Debbie Pitts, and Jackie Armstrong. Open House Agenda August 23, 2011. Introductions Lunch Student schedules Parent conferences Volunteering Lockers Cell phones.

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Welcome to JFMS

and

to the Panda Team

It’s going to be a great year!

Ellen Fountain, Stacy Lovdahl, Mary Phillips, Debbie Pitts, and Jackie Armstrong

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Open House AgendaAugust 23, 2011
  • Introductions
  • Lunch
  • Student schedules
  • Parent conferences
  • Volunteering
  • Lockers
  • Cell phones
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Open House Agenda
  • Dress Code
  • Sports
  • Panda Team Rules
  • Panda Procedures
    • Using the Agenda
    • Absent & Make Up work
  • Team consequences
  • Rewards
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Open House Agenda
  • Communication
  • Academic Class Overview
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Introductions
  • Ellen Fountain – Language Arts and Writing Teacher and Team Leader
    • 21 years teaching experience and 14 years here at Jacobs Fork.
    • Certified in language arts and social studies.
    • Girls on the Run Coach.
    • B.S. Lenoir Rhyne. M.S. Appalachian State.
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Introductions
  • Debbie Pitts – Math Teacher and Math Dept. Chair
    • 9 years teaching experience and 8 years here at Jacobs Fork.
    • Certified in math.
    • Formerly worked in the insurance/banking field.
    • B.S. UNC-Chapel Hill (GO HEELS!!!).
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Introductions
  • Mary Phillips – Social Studies Teacher
    • 23 years teaching experience.
    • Certified in Social Studies and Science.
    • Formerly worked in advertising and catering.
    • B.A. Coastal Carolina University. M.S. Appalachian State University.
    • Go Gamecocks!
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Introductions
  • Stacy Lovdahl – Science Teacher and Science Dept. Chair.
    • 10 years experience teaching, 3 years at JFMS.
    • Certified in science.
    • Formerly worked in environmental and hazardous waste consulting.
    • B.S. Allegheny College.
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Introductions
  • Exceptional Children’s Dept.
    • Jackie Armstrong
    • 8 years experience
    • B.A. Psychology, Masters in Counseling
    • Graduate of UNC-Wilmington
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Academic Academy

Science – Cognitive Tutor Mathia

Language Arts – Grammar Brush-up

Math – Cognitive Tutor Mathia

Social Studies – Novel Study

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Schedule
  • Academic Team Planning – 10:52 – 12:16
    • Plan units and activities
    • Meet with parents
    • This is the best time to contact us.
      • (704) 462-1827
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Lunch Prices
  • o Middle School Price $2.10
  • o Reduced Lunch Price $.40
  • o Lunch consists of five different meal components
    • Choice of entrée
    • Choice of vegetables
    • Choice from fruit or fruit juice
    • Serving of bread
    • Choice of milk
    • A meal must consist of at least three but no more than five of the meal components listed to qualify as a regular priced lunch.
    • Students may purchase fewer than three items or more than five at individual, ala cart prices.
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Parent Conferences
  • Letter will come home to arrange an appointment.
  • Confirmation will be sent home.
  • Parent conferences for
    • PEPs – personal education plans.
    • AIG – academically and intellectually gifted.
    • Behavior challenges.
    • Academic struggles.
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Parent Volunteers
  • Volunteers are needed!
  • Sign up sheet located on the table in the hall.
  • Mrs. Lovdahl has a link on the website to sign up to volunteer for Science Olympiad and science labs.
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Lockers
  • Every student must have a lock.
  • Combination locks only.
  • Practice your lock at home before coming to school.
  • No rolling book bags.
    • They don’t fit.
    • They scratch the floors.
  • Book bags – must be kept in lockers
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Cell Phones
  • Off during the school day.
  • Kept in lockers at all times.
  • If they are noticed in the classroom or hallways they will be taken away and given back at the end of the day.
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Dress Code
  • Detailed information is in the Parent/Student Handbook.
  • Key Points!
    • No “sagging, bagging or dragging”.
    • Shorts must reach the fingertips.
    • Shirts straps must be 2 fingers wide.
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Fall Sports
  • Football
  • Boys soccer
  • Girls volleyball
  • Co-ed cross country
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls on the Run (physical not required)
  • Proof of insurance and current physical required before trying out!
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Fall Clubs
  • Future Business Leaders (FBLA)
  • Jr. Beta
  • Science Olympiad
  • Soil & Water Speech Contest
  • International Club
  • Yearbook
  • Art Club
  • Battle of the Books
  • Drama Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Robotics
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Team Rules
  • Show respect.
  • Be prepared for class.
  • Be on time.
  • Be responsible.
  • Do not bring non-instructional materials to class. (toys, cosmetics, gum, phones)
  • Food in cafeteria only.
  • Follow the dress code.
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Agenda
  • Students write assignments in their agenda EVERY DAY.
  • Every teacher posts the assignment on the board EVERY DAY.
  • Parents may use it to communicate with teachers.
  • Parents signature nightly – No initials please. We check on Friday.
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Make Up Work When Absent
  • The student has 2 extra days to turn in make up work after an absence.
  • See the teacher, check a reliable friend’s agenda or check the board, or check the website to find out what was missed.
  • Students are responsible for getting their make up work in on time.
  • Students checking out early are responsible for missed work.
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Student Lap Tops
  • Lap Top Computers are welcome in class.
  • Homeroom teachers will provide paperwork for registration of your computer.
  • Teachers will designate how lap top assignments will be turned in on a case by case basis.
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Team Consequences
  • Warning
  • Silent Lunch
  • Team conference with the student.
  • Call home to parents.
  • Parent conference.
  • Office referral.
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Rewards
  • Positive notes and calls home.
  • Treats and social time.
  • Special activities
  • Monthly team social.
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JAG Tags
  • Students must carry JAG Tags to every class.
  • Use as a hall pass.
  • Demerits are given for breaking school and class rules.
  • Reasons for demerit will be noted on JAG Tag.
  • Parent signatures on agenda and Jag Tags will be checked on Friday.
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Academic Class Overviews
  • Academic Class Overviews
    • Language Arts and Writing – Mrs. Ellen Fountain
    • Math – Mrs. Debbie Pitts
    • Social Studies – Mrs. Mary Phillips
    • Science – Mrs. Stacy Lovdahl
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Language Arts
  • Be Prepared.
  • Every Day Materials
    • Composition notebook
    • Binder w/ loose leaf paper
    • Pencils only!
    • Agenda
    • Assignment/Homework
    • Library Book
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Independent Reading
  • All students are required to read independently at home.
  • 25 minutes/night is required.
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Library Time
  • Students are given the opportunity to check out books in the library every two weeks.
  • This book must be taken to every class.
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Novel – Literature Units
  • Novel Studies
  • Specific Assignments
  • Optional Study Choices
  • Long Way From Chicago
  • Red Scarf Girl
  • Homeless Bird
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Homework
  • 2 – 3 nights/week
  • Time in class to begin.
  • Opportunity to get help or clarification in class.
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Math
  • Agenda – Parents please sign each night.
  • Quizzes and Tests
    • Count 2 times in grade book.
    • Students should study nightly.
  • Class Work
    • Counts 1 time in grade book
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Math
  • Homework
    • Nightly
    • 20 +/- problems
    • All homework should be attempted and turned in promptly.
  • Carnegie Math
    • Two days a week during Academic Academy for Mathia—Cognitive Tutor
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Math Notebook
  • 4 spiral or composition books.
    • 1/semester
  • For math work only.
  • Study notes nightly!
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Math
  • Tutoring
    • Available any time your student needs extra help.
    • Specific times for morning and afternoon tutoring will be posted and sent home.
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Social Studies
  • 5 themes of geography
    • Movement
    • Region
    • Location
    • Place
    • Human environmental interaction
  • Map skills
  • Cultures of the non-western world
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Social Studies
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Historical causes of current conflicts
  • Novels and short stories set in countries.
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Social Studies
  • Homework and daily grades count one time.
  • Quizzes count 2 times.
  • Chapter tests count 3 times.
  • Projects count 3 times.
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Supplies
  • Two Composition books
  • Colored pencils (shared among classes.)
  • GLUE STICKS!!!!
  • Pencils and highlighters
  • Notebook paper
  • 1, 3-ring binder (shared among classes.)
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Science
  • Scientific Inquiry (Labs and Hands on activities.)
  • Technology
  • Motion and Forces
  • Human Body Systems
  • Cell Theory & Protists
  • Genetics and Heredity
  • Weather and Atmosphere
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Science Notebook
  • 2 composition books.
    • 1/semester
  • For science only.
  • The Science Notebook will contain EVERYTHING needed for science.
  • Study notes nightly!
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Science Textbook
  • Science book is on-line at http://sepuplhs.org/middle.html
  • Username: jacobsforkms2
  • Password: slovdahl
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School Support =
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Send 10 Box Tops / sheet
  • Forms provided by Mrs. Fountain.
  • Thank you for supporting this program!
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