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Saeger Middle School SEGA Transition Night
Middle School SEGA • Dr. Laura Brock – FHSD Director of Adult Learning and Gifted Education • Dr Brian Schick Saeger Middle Head Principal – Dr Kelly Helmick Asst. Principal – Ms Kelly Barber Asst. Principal • Matthew Van Horn – SEGA Teacher
Saeger Middle School Vision • Saeger Middle School is a safe environment where staff and students promote successful earning through respect, communication, and high expectations to achieve personal and academic goals. Values At SMS we will. . . • Create a climate of responsibility among students and staff through strong, clear, ethical expectations and accountability. . . • Provide opportunities for students to experience academic success while continually assessing and responding to their needs…
What separates these “Core” classes from the traditional classroom classes? • SEGA Focus • Reinforces higher level skills development – analytical reading and writing – critical thinking & problem-solving – divergent thinking – creative and productive thinking. • Increases development of inquiry and research skills using multiple resources including technology. • Small group and/or independent work.
Key Components of SEGA • • • Communications (Oral/Written) Research Skills Problem-Solving Affective Needs Education Leadership Creativity
Curriculum • The SEGA curriculum assures mastery of the basic knowledge and skills contained in the frameworks of the Francis Howell School District. • SEGA provides an accelerated and enriched curriculum for exceptionally gifted students based on the following principles: – Accelerated and extended learning through curriculum compacting when appropriate. – Advanced training in critical and creative thinking and research skills required in the various academic subjects. – Creative production of projects based on topics of special interest to students. – Special assistance with social and emotional growth. – Mainstreaming for fine arts and physical education with students their own age.
12/13 SEGA Incoming Grade 6 Middle School Plan Grade Level Communication Arts Social Studies Science Math 6 6 “Challenge” Geography Grade 7 Science *Pre Algebra 7 7 Pre AP Ancient Civilizations Grade 8 Science *Algebra 8 8 Pre AP US History Pre AP *Geometry (FHC) -Grade 9 Physical Science (FHC)-Grade 9 *Individual Exceptions to this plan will occur based on content ability in mathematics courses. = High School level courses attended at Francis Howell Central.
Communication Arts • Grade 6: Communication Arts – Challenge Type Course – Co-Taught by SEGA teacher • Grade 7: Pre AP Communication Arts – Co-Taught by SEGA teacher • Grade 8: Pre AP Communication Arts – Co-Taught by SEGA teacher
Social Studies • All Social Studies Courses are taught by the SEGA teacher. • Grade 6: Geography • Grade 7: Ancient Civilizations • Grade 8: Pre AP US History
Science • Grade 6: Life Science (7 th Grade Science) • Grade 7: Earth Science (8 th Grade Science) • Grade 8: Physical Science (9 th Grade Science at FHC)
Math • Grade 6: Pre Algebra (7 th Grade Math) • Grade 7: Algebra (8 th Grade Math) • Grade 8: Geometry (9 th Grade Math at FHC)
Electives • Band/ Choir • Spectra • Exploratory Wheel – Art, World Cultures, IT, FACS, Music Keyboarding, Speech and Drama
Clubs & Activities 6 th in MO in Fall 2013 -Next competition 4/24 Several SMS gifted student members on the winning FHSD MS Truman reading competition team NJHS Chess Club
SEGA Outlook 2013/14 and Beyond • As a district committee, we are constantly looking at the Elementary and Middle School SEGA/ Gifted programs to assess the exceptionally gifted students needs. • We will continue to look at various models to find the best fit for not only our students academic needs, but also their social and emotional needs as well in order to better to prepare them to be career and college ready.