Agenda • Introductions • KMS… Student Point of View • PTSA – Jennifer Button • Health Office Information • Meal Pay Plus • Dean of Students • Role of the Guidance Counselor • 7th Grade at Kilbourne Middle School • Registration for Middle School • Questions and Answers
Student Experiences • Abby Montag – 7th grade • Brendon Zurovchak – 7th grade
Things we like about Kilbourne… • More people & more friends • Different students • Different teachers - good & bad • Your own personal space, birthday signs, decorating the inside • More “together sports,” tryouts, school sports • Assist - time to do homework and get teacher help • Cardinal Pride Day - working side-by-side • Foreign language • Getting up later • Pop machine after school
Things we like about Kilbourne… • More respect - treated like we are older • Special event days – Spirit Week and Pep Rallies • Dances • No little kids • Fundraisers • Staff Band • Clap Out • Library - books are at our level • Agenda Books • Choices - lots of activities & clubs
Items to consider for incoming 7th graders • Be prepared for class - you can’t always go to your locker • When the bell rings, you must be in your class • Tiny backpacks only for the school day OR lugging lots of notebooks, binders, & heavy books • Be organized • Don’t be late to lunch • Keep your locker organized • Schedule a bathroom break
Kilbourne PTSA • Jennifer Button – PTSA President • Overview (Mini-Grants) • Cardinal Pride Day • Spirit wear orders • Contact Information • School website (PTA tab) • KMS PTSA Facebook page • -Search under Kilbourne Middle School PTA
TDaP Requirement • Who? All incoming 7th graders must have TDaP immunization prior to enrollment. • Why? This immunization is required by the Ohio Department of Health. • What? It protects kids from Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Whooping Cough.) • When? At age 11 and 12 this shot will show up on your physician’s immunization list. Please send a copy of this immunization record to KMS.
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School Discipline • Nathan Davis, Dean of Students • In charge of student services, including discipline • School philosophy: • Kids being kids, they will make mistakes. We have high expectations for student behavior, but when students do not meet those standards it becomes a learning opportunity just like in the classroom. • Consequences are given to correct behavior, not punish.
Consequences • Meeting with the dean/principal • Calls home • Volunteer work • Detention • Lunch • Morning • Afternoon • Loss of privileges • Parent Conference • Wednesday Schools • Extended detention from 4-6 p.m. • Suspensions • In-school • Out-of-school • Expulsion
Reckless Disregard • I should know better than to engage in reckless behavior, but I do anyway. Something bad happens. It is still my fault. • Running in the hallways • Throwing objects • Rough horseplay, etc. • Not malicious in nature • Lack of thinking
Warning Signs • Patterns of behavior that continue even with intervention or increase in frequency and severity • Self-harming behavior • Not just physical • Drastic, unexplained changes in mood/behavior
KMS Athletics • Nate Davis, Athletic Director for KMS • Bill Mosca, AD for Worthingway and combined teams (450-4300) • KMS sports • Volleyball (Fall) • Boys and Girls Basketball (Winter) • Cheerleading (Basketball) • FB Cheerleading is combined. • All other sports are combined.
Role of the Guidance Counselor: Classroom Guidance – Personal Development Career Activities Small /Large Group Counseling • Things for Parents to Consider: *Continue to stay involved * Let you child make some choices * Get to know your child’s new friends Kathy Starks (614) 450-4220 firstname.lastname@example.org
7th Grade Student Scheduling • Foreign Language or Math/Language Arts Lab • Major/Minor or Math/Language Arts Lab • Social Studies • Lunch/ Seminar • Language Arts • Math • Science • Major/Minor or Math/Language Arts Lab • Assist (30 minutes)
Common Core Changes • Social Studies – Kelly Cox • Science – Sarah Federanko and Elaine Dentler • Math – Staci Coyle • Language Arts – Stephanie Records • We encourage you to visit www.worthington.k12.oh.us • http://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/Page/1278
Foreign Language Choices • Spanish – Kristin Scott • French – Michelle Watkins
Registration Form • Family Info/Step 1 • Please put a phone number and email that represent the quickest and most reliable way to contact you. • Review Step 1 and check if needed. 2013 - 2014
Registration Form • Step 2 • Enriched Language Arts is gifted only. • Geometry placement requires current placement in Algebra. • Accelerated Math 7 will be placed based on teacher rec, current placement, OAA, MAP • French or Spanish is a family choice. 2013 - 2014
Registration Form • Step 3: Electives • Need 8 units and 4 alternate units! • Math Lab and Reading Lab will be offered during elective periods. • All electives are requests. We try to honor in rank order. 2013 - 2014
REQUIRED CLASSES Language Arts Math Science Social Studies Health and Wellness Art (7th grade only) Foreign Language Elective Choices or Math/Reading Lab Assist All students must take a foreign language unless they are a student with special learning needs or do not meet OAA Reading/Math standards. .
Important Information • Forms must be back to your teacher by March 22, 2013 • Your current teacher must sign the form! • Take time in your selection. Your choices are final. • Parent Signature - Must be on the form! • Forms must be back to your teacher by March 22, 2013
Welcome to Kilbourne Middle School