Kingsview Middle School. Incoming 6 th Grade Student Articulation Meeting. Administrators. Mr. Jimmy D’Andrea – Principal Mrs. Shelia Harrison – Assistant Principal Mrs. Ericka Singleton – Assistant Principal Counseling Department Mrs. Heather Cohen – Resource Counselor
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Incoming 6th Grade
Mr. Jimmy D’Andrea – Principal
Mrs. Shelia Harrison – Assistant Principal
Mrs. Ericka Singleton – Assistant Principal
Mrs. Heather Cohen – Resource Counselor
Mrs. Jan Moore – 6th Grade Counselor (2013-2014)
Mrs. Kelli Shelhorse – 7th Grade Counselor (2013-2014)
Mrs. Katie Mendelson – 8th Grade Counselor (2013-2014)
Mrs. Cathy Hocker- Secretary, Registrar, SSL Coordinator
Safe environment, physically and emotionally, where students and staff feel valued and respected and where students’ intellectual, social and emotional growth are fostered
Outstanding teaching and learning where all students are engaged and challenged in every class, every day and where students are gaining the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century
Current Math 6 Students
Current Math 5 Students
Student who is not showing proficiency with Math 6 Curricula.
D/E (I/N)for the first half of the year
Student who is showing proficiency with Math 6 Curricula with an A, B, or C (ES/P) for the first half of the year.
PROFICIENT/ADVANCED on the MSA
Student who is not showing proficiency with Math 7 Curricula.
D/E (I/N) for the first half of the year
Investigations IN Mathematics
Student who is showing proficiency with Math 7 Curricula with an A, B, or C (ES/P)for the first half of the year.
Only students who have successfully completed the IM curriculum should take Algebra I
Resource Teacher Contact:
Questions? Contact Kristen_M_Sullivan@mcpsmd.org
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Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
How do I help my child to be successful in Middle School?
Teachers expect students to:
* It is not a reading intervention course
* It is differentiated within the classroom for the
different leveled reader
* This is the student's last chance to take a non-
intervention reading course to gain strategies
necessary to navigate multi-structured texts
* It is interdisciplinary within the grade level
Please note: If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s reading skills, they should take reading.
Gr4 MSA Advanced (437 and up)
Gr 5 Fall MAP-R Advanced (215 and up)
Gr5 Winter MAP-R Advanced (219 and up)
These scores are guidelines not gates.
What school are you from?
How much science did you do in a week at your school?
“15-year-old students in the U.S. performing about average in reading and science, and below average in math. Out of 34 countries, the U.S. ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math.”
- USA Today 12/7/2010
“American students' average scores on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in math were above the international average in both fourth and eighth grade.”
- USA Today 12/10/2012
All advanced science courses feature…
Investigations in Science 6
What are skills the student in your life can work on NOW to prepare for next year?
Unit 2: Citizenship and Governance in Classical and Modern Times
Unit 3: The Impact of Economics in Ancient and Modern China
Unit 4: Cultural Systems in the First Millennium and TodayUnits of Study
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Provides direct instruction and resource support to students identified as having special needs, according to state and federal guidelines.
2. School-sponsored clubs and organizations with
3. Pre-approved community organizations.
After School Activities
Kingsview offers an optional summer seminar called:“Introduction to Middle School”This course is designed for students who may be very anxious about coming to Middle School, or students who may benefit from a smaller class size transition and the availability of one-on-one instruction.This class is a comprehensive orientation provided over a 4 day period for 1 hour each day.Topics include: Building Tour, Middle School Schedule, Changing Classes, Lockers, and Strategies for Success.There is a fee associated with this program. Registration forms will be sent home with your 5th grader when all of the details are confirmed.This is our 9th year offering this program!
** Students and parents should consider this decision carefully as changes will not be possible after registration is complete.**