WELCOME TO MIDDLE SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL AN OVERVIEW
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WELCOME TO MIDDLE SCHOOL
MIDDLE SCHOOL: AN OVERVIEW
Students who demonstrate the following POSITIVE BEHAVIORS can earn MERITS Students can earn from 1 -5 points for any of the following behaviors: Demonstrating Trustworthiness (honesty, returning lost items) Demonstrating Respect (value other’s opinions and property, listen to peers & superiors alike) Demonstrating Responsibility (returning important documents, reporting incidents) Demonstrating Fairness (be accountable, cooperate, be willing to do what is best for everyone)
Students who demonstrate the following POSITIVE BEHAVIORS can earn MERITS Demonstrating Citizenship (pride in school) Demonstrating Caring (holding the door, saying please and thank you, assisting a classmate) Demonstrating Leadership to Peers Appropriately Handling/Walking Away from Conflict and/or Confrontation Random Merits (school spirit, fire drill and assembly behavior) Significant Academic Improvement Consistent Recognized Class Participation *Additional merits can be earned for other appropriate behaviors and can be assigned by the staff.
Demerits can be earned for (but not limited to) the following behaviors: Dress code violation In unauthorized area Unprepared for class Inappropriate public displays of affection Inappropriate conduct/horseplay Malicious remarks Misrepresenting facts Abusive language (including profanity and/or inappropriate gestures) Arguing / Rudeness Class disruption Theft
• Leaving class without permission Misuse of school technology (inappropriate searches, password sharing, pornography) Vandalism/Minor damages to school property/misuse of school equipment and supplies Disrespect, open defiance, and/or contempt for authority Forgery Reckless inappropriate conduct/horseplay Consistent disruptive behavior Violation of the schools acceptable use policy both on AND off campus* Willful destruction of school property* Fighting (harmful and/or offensive contact)* Peer harassment (verbal and/or physical)* Violation of the Sexual Harassment Policy* *These negative behaviors will result in immediate referral to administration and may result in suspension or expulsion.
Merits will be able to be spent at a Reward Store on Wednesday mornings in homeroom before Mass. Some of the shop incentives are listed below. Free Sock Day Re-Do Seat Swap Pick a Partner Teacher Chair No Homework Headphones Teacher Test Help Free Shoe Day. Free Dress Down
Penalties for Accumulated Demerits St. John Vianney Middle School believes that a progressive discipline plan best allows students the opportunity for positive behavior change. Teachers can also use other interventions for dealing with inappropriate behaviors in their classroom. Demerit Totals and Consequences +point totals subject to change Demerit Total Consequence 3 Missing Homework One (1) Thursday Morning Detention from 7: 00 am-7: 30 am Demerits *Each subsequent homework demerit will result in a parent/student/teacher conference and possible suspension from extracurricular activities. 2 Behavior Homeroom teacher will send parent e-mail Infractions 3 Behavior One (1) Thursday Morning Detention from 7: 00 am-7: 30 am Infractions 4 Behavior Parent/Student/Teacher conference AND One (1) Thursday Infractions Detention from 7: 00 -7: 30 am 5 Behavior Referral to administration for behavior intervention plan with Infractions parents
Additional Sanctions A student who has been placed on suspension WILL NOT be permitted to participate in or attend any schoolsponsored curricular or extracurricular activities or student activities conducted on or off school premises for the duration of the suspension. In addition to the consequences listed, privileges that relate to a specific offense can also be revoked. Students should be aware that they are always representing St. John Vianney School at on or off campus curricular and extracurricular activities. Demerits and consequences may be issued for inappropriate conduct at these events.
WEIGHTING FOR ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL SUBJECTS HOMEWORK 10% TEST 40% QUIZ 25% CLASSWORK 25%
All middle school students will have PE Monday and Friday. The students will also have other specials-Spanish, art, music , and technology- throughout the week. It is important for the students to eat breakfast. If you need to give your child a message about pick up or changes in appointments, please email/call Mrs. Perez (Angie) in the office.
If your child has a BAD MORNING before he/she heads off for school, please give us a heads up with an email.
BIRTHDAYS: Please do not send in treats for the class.
th 8 Grade Parents CONFIRMATION- JUNE 2, 2018
GKTW We are committed to GKTW for the entire year including summers. We go on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month from 5: 30 -8: 30. In addition to student volunteers, I also need parents. Students must be 12 years old to participate. If your child is planning to volunteer for GKTW, he/she must complete the online application ASAP. You must also complete a parental agreement for your child. If you want to participate, you must complete an online application and a background check. All of the necessary information is on my website http: //fosterkat. com.
Next GKTW is Friday, September 1. Please email me if you/your child want to participate or have your child sign up when I pass around the sign up sheet 20 Middle School Students and at least 5 adults.
REDIKER • Make sure you are signed up. • Email changes must be made through REDIKER • Parents can have multiple accounts • Email/call or see Evelyn Garcia for all Rediker issues • Make sure you use an email address that you check regularly
REDIKER • Mustang Messenger and other important school info comes via REDIKER • Weekly emails from me • Other emails from Junior High teachers • Progress Reports
ABSENCES: When a student is absent parents MUST EMAIL THE TEACHER with the absence excuse.
Lockers The students MAY HAVE SHELVES in their lockers. They MAY NOT DECORATE THEIR LOCKERS IN ANY OTHER WAYmirrors, chandeliers, wall paper, pictures of the One Direction guys, etc.
MY WEBSITE http: //fosterkat. com
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ENGLISH
• GRAMMAR • CAPTALIZATION • PUNCTUATION • SENTENCE STRUCTURE
• PARTS OF SPEECH • USAGE • DIAGRAMMING
WRITING USING THE WRITING PROCESS, STUDENT’S CHOOSE A TOPIC, BRAINSTORM WITH THINKING MAPS, PREWRITE, REVISE, EDIT, AND WRITE A FINAL COPY.
• Grammar • Writing • Literature
Grammar- a review of • • • Punctuation Capitalization Usage Sentence Structure Phrases/ Clauses
Literature: • Short Story Unit • The Giver by Lois Lowry • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare • Witness by Karen Hesse, • A Holocaust unit- Prisoner B-3087 • Throughout the year, we will be reading and analyzing non-fiction books and articles. • Throughout the year we will also be exploring poetry.
7 th and 8 th GRADE ENGLISH HOMEWORK IS ASSIGNED ON MONDAY AND IS DUE FRIDAY. EIGHTH GRADE ALSO HAS LITERATURE HOMEWORK.
AFTER SCHOOL HELP MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS FROM DISMISSAL UNTIL 4: 00 P. M. This will begin the week of August 21
ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL FORMS ARE POSTED ON MY WEBSITE.
SOCIAL STUDIES Ms. Danisovszky (Dan-uh-show-ski) B. S. Social Science Education, University of Central Florida Teacher Certification: Social Science 6 -12
Middle School Social Studies ◦ Current Events- Junior Scholastic & Channel One ◦ Tests, Quizzes, & Projects ◦ Classwork & Homework ◦ Participation…SOCIAL studies
6 th Grade Ancient Civilizations Textbook: World History: A Journey Across Time- The Early Ages, Glencoe/Mc. Graw-Hill Ancient Civilizations Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, India, South America, Africa Medieval Civilizations Japan, China, Africa, Europe
7 th Grade Civics Textbook: Civics, Economics, & Geography, Mc. Graw-Hill, 2013 U. S. Regions, major landforms and major landmarks An overview of National, State and Local government in the United States Types of governments and economic systems Types of economic systems Exploration of landmark Supreme Court cases
8 th Grade U. S. History Textbook: Discovering our Past: A History of the United States Early Years, Mc. Graw-Hill, 2013 Survey of United States History from Colonial America through Reconstruction (1600 -1890) Thirteen Colonies American Revolution Founding Documents Westward Expansion Civil War Reconstruction
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY More information will be sent home via backpack and email in the next few weeks!
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Welcome… Ms. Robin De. Vito 6 th Grade Earth Science 7 th Grade Life Science 8 th Grade Physical Science
About me Grew up in Orlando; graduated from Boone HS Married, 3 kids Education: UCF, APSU (B. S. Distributive Biology, Physics, & Chemistry & M. A. Education in Curriculum & Instruction) 25+ years teaching all levels (Pre-K to Community College) Fifth year at SJVS
Middle School Science I post all assignments/info to Rediker 6 th Grade 7 th Grade 8 th Grade
Current Events c n e i c S s k c e. Ro www. the STEMportal. com Science World by Scholastic, Inc. # Kid friendly, supplementary resources (current events, puzzles, cool articles & videos, recent scientific developments, etc. ) Does not require student to have social media accounts Intent is to share exciting opportunities and developments in the STEM related fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math I encourage you to explore the magazine & portal with your student, and I invite you to forward me amazing STEM content that your student finds interesting
Science Fair SJVS Ying Expo State
Contact Information… Ms. Robin De. Vito [email protected] org
Middle School Math 6 th, 7 th, & 8 th Grades
Mrs. Hood. [email protected] org B. A. ; Mathematics, 5 -9 16 th Year in Education 6 th Year in Catholic School Education
8 th Grade �� Algebra �� Pre. Algebra (Old Series) ∞ Expressions, Equations, & Functions ∞ Equations ∞ Functions & Relations ∞ Inequalities ∞ Systems of Equations & Inequalities ∞ Polynomials ∞ Factoring & Quadratic Equations ∞ Quadratic & Exponential Functions ∞ Radical Functions & Geometry ∞ Rational Functions & Equations ∞ Statistics & Probability ∞ Tools of Algebra ∞ Operations w/Integers ∞ Operations w/Rational Numbers ∞ Expressions & Equations ∞ Multi-Step Equations & Inequalities ∞ Ratio, Proportion, & Similar Figures ∞ Percent ∞ Linear Functions & Graphing ∞ Powers & Nonlinear Functions ∞ Real Numbers & Right Triangles ∞ Distance & Angle ∞ Surface Area & Volume ∞ Statistics & Probability
7 th Grade �� Algebra �� Course 2 (New Series) ∞ Expressions, Equations, & Functions ∞ Equations ∞ Functions & Relations ∞ Inequalities ∞ Systems of Equations & Inequalities ∞ Polynomials ∞ Factoring & Quadratic Equations ∞ Quadratic & Exponential Functions ∞ Radical Functions & Geometry ∞ Rational Functions & Equations ∞ Statistics & Probability ∞ Ratio & Proportional Reasoning ∞ Percent ∞ Integers ∞ Rational Numbers ∞ Expressions ∞ Equations & Inequalities ∞ Geometric Figures ∞ Measure Figures ∞ Probability ∞ Statistics
6 th Grade �� Course 2 (New Series) ∞ Ratio & Proportional Reasoning ∞ Percent ∞ Integers ∞ Rational Numbers ∞ Expressions ∞ Equations & Inequalities ∞ Geometric Figures ∞ Measure Figures ∞ Probability ∞ Statistics �� Course 1 (New Series) ∞ Ratio & Rates ∞ Fractions, Decimals, & Percents ∞ Compute w/Multi-Digit Numbers ∞ Multiply & Divide Fractions ∞ Integers & the Coordinate Plane ∞ Expressions ∞ Equations ∞ Functions & Inequalities ∞ Area ∞ Volume & Surface Area ∞ Statistical Measures ∞ Statistical Displays
Fernanda Melo Advanced 8 th Grade Math Teacher
A little about me… • 8 years teaching experience (5 years teaching Middle School) Grades 6, 7 & 8, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, AP Calculus AB, College Algebra, Trigonometry, College Pre-calculus • 5 years experience in curriculum and instruction for Middle and High School • Director of Mathnasium (a math-only learning center) for 3 years • Graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters Degree in Mathematics, Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and Minor in Education Go Gators! ; )
Advanced Algebra Always feel free to contact me if you have questions: [email protected] org
Geometry Always feel free to contact me if you have questions: [email protected] org
th 6 grade English Language Arts Mrs. Barbara Jean Colaricci St. John Vianney Catholic School Colaricci. [email protected] org
Barbara Jean Colaricci • Graduated UCF 2001 with BS in Elementary Education K-6 • Also has endorsements in English 5 -12, Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum, and Exceptional Student Education • 7 years of teaching experience
Course overview: To provide the students the background and basis to communicate effectively and read critically for real-world settings.
Reading: -the students will be reading a variety of materials during the year: books, newspaper articles, magazine articles, journal articles, poetry, short stories, etc. -The students will be asked to provide opinions, critiques, analysis, and reviews of the things that they read. -The students will read one novel during the year and will complete a project based on the novel
Writing: -The students will be asked to write stories, poems, articles, essays, journal entries, etc. -They will be lead step-by-step through the writing process from planning to final draft -The students will be asked to present their work in various ways: read aloud, presentations, projects, creating comic strips, etc. -The students will keep a portfolio of all of their writing that will go home at the end of the year.
Other: -Proper grammar and punctuation will be taught and the students will be expected to use them in their writing. -The students will learn all of the parts of speech and how to properly incorporate them into their speech and writing. -The students will learn the art of proper conversation and etiquette for social media postings and email.
THE CAT YEARS
The Cat Years I just realized that while children are dogs-loyal and affectionate--teenagers are cats. It's so easy to be a dog owner. You feed it, train it, boss it around. It puts its head on your knee and gazes at you as if you were a Rembrandt painting. It bounds indoors with enthusiasm when you call it.
Then, around age 13, your adoring little puppy turns into a big old cat. When you tell it to come inside, it looks amazed, as if wondering who died and made you emperor. Instead of dogging your footsteps, it disappears. You won't see it again until it gets hungry--then it pauses on its sprint through the kitchen long enough to turn its nose up at whatever you're serving. When you reach out to ruffle its head, in that old affectionate gesture, it twists away from you, then gives you a blank stare, as if trying to remember where it has seen you before.
You, not realizing that the dog is now a cat, think something must be desperately wrong with it. It seems so antisocial, so distant, sort of depressed. It won't go on family outings. Since you're the one who raised it, taught it to fetch and stay and sit on command, you assume that you did something wrong. Flooded with guilt and fear, your redouble your efforts to make your pet behave. Only now you're dealing with a cat, so everything that worked before now produces the opposite of the desired result. Call it, and it runs away. Tell it to sit, and it jumps on the counter. The more you go toward it, wringing your hands, the more it moves away.
Instead of continuing to act like a dog owner, you can learn to behave like a cat owner. Put a dish of food near the door, and let it come to you. But remember that a cat needs your help and your affection too. Sit still, and it will come, seeking that warm, comforting lap it has not entirely forgotten. Be there to open the door for it. One day, your grown-up child will walk into the kitchen, give you a big kiss and say, "You've been on your feet all day. Let me get those dishes for you. " Then you'll realize your cat is a dog again.
WE NEED HELP PUTTING AWAY THE CHAIRS, PLEASE!!!!