Working Together for A Successful Transition to Middle School

Working Together for A Successful Transition to Middle School

Meet Our Staff Allen Cosentino, Principal Kim Hess, Assistant Principal Angie Szalecki, 6th grade School Counselor Elaine Mezeivtch, 6th grade Team Leader Susan Mako, GT Resource Teacher MVMS 6th grade Team (Ms. Mezeivtch, Ms. Pusey, Ms. Cutsail, Ms. Nam, Mr. Jennifer, Mr. Klingler,

Mr. Grabau, and Mr. Lewis) MVMS Related Arts Team (Mr. Sindler, Ms Pearce, Ms. Parson, Ms. Bateman, Ms. Ludlow) Preparing Students for the Future Middle school is a defining point for students in the college and career

readiness process. Source: The Forgotten Middle: Ensuring that All Students Are On Target For College and Career Readiness Before High School, ACT, 2008. 21st Century Skills

Academic Behaviors Life and Career Skills Learning and Innovation Skills Information Media and Technology Skills High

School Readiness College and Career Readiness Academics

The level of academic achievement that students attain by eighth grade has a larger impact on their college and career readiness than anything that happens academically in high school. Source: The Forgotten Middle: Ensuring that All Students Are On Target For College and Career Readiness Before High School The Middle School Schedule

All students are enrolled in seven 50-minute classes every day. All students receive daily instruction aligned to Marylands College and Career-Ready Standards in:

English Mathematics Science Social Studies In addition, Maryland regulations require all students take: Health Education

Physical Education Fine Arts (Music and/or Visual Arts) Music Performance Ensemble Options Band Chorus Orchestra Year-long classes Includes a daily large ensemble rehearsal and a weekly small sectional that are scheduled on a

rotational basis Ensembles are ability-based. Music teachers will be in contact with elementary programs to schedule meetings and auditions. Additional Course Options Family and Consumer Science Technology Education Reading and/or Math Intervention

Innovation & Inquiry Reading Modules GT Research Finding the Right Balance Between - Course Placements - Rigor - Personal Interests - Student Success

Academic Behavior The earlier a student develops important academically related behaviors, the more likely these behaviors are to become a habit. Source: The Forgotten Middle: Ensuring that All Students Are On Target For College and

Career Readiness Before High School, ACT, 2008. Supporting Academic Behaviors At our school, staff and students: Start with the goal in mind Do what they do best, every day Celebrate effort and

achievement Engage in positive experiences each school day Create excitement for the future. Supporting Your Childs Development Of Positive Academic Behaviors: Ensure that your child has the materials and

place to study at home. Set a regular time for homework. Encourage your child to be responsible for chores and homework. Provide your child with a range of experiences to allow him/her to identify areas of strength. r o

F s p i Talk to your child about school. T ents Par Important Dates

Date Activity 5/21/2019 Fifth Graders Visit 8/2019

6th grade/new student orientation 10/2019 Outdoor Education

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