Floral Park Memorial
High School
Welcomes
Clara H. Carlson, Floral Park Bellerose,
John Lewis Childs and Stewart Manor
Parents
Art Department
• 8th Grade - Art 8 ½ year
• 9th -12th Grade - Studio Art (Fulfills NYS graduation requirement)
• 10th -12th Grade - Elective Art Course
•Drawing & Painting
•Digital Design I ½ credit
•Contemporary Art Making ½ credit
•Illustration & Design ½ credit
•Media Arts
•Three-Dimensional Design
Advanced Placement Art Courses
• AP Art History- (10th – 12th Grade)
• AP Studio Drawing – (11th -12th Grade)
• AP Studio 2-Dimensional Design – (11th – 12th Grade)
Art Outside the Classroom
• National Art Honor Society
• Photography Club
•District art display at the Elmont Memorial Library, April 2012
• [email protected] annual reception, March 22, 2012
•Spring Art Festival, May 16, 2012
Business/Technology
Department
• 8th Grade –Keyboarding/Internet
• 9th Grade- Elective Choices
*Career & Financial Management (1/2 year)
*Business Communications
(1/2 year)
*Keyboarding/Internet
*Entrepreneurship
Business Clubs
• *Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
• *Retail Club
• *Technology Club
Electives Continued……
• 10th-12th Grade
*Business Communications
(1/2 year)
*Career & Financial Management (1/2 year)
*Entertainment Marketing
(1/2 year)
*Sports Marketing
(1/2 year)
*Personal Finance
(1/2year) 11& 12 only
*Entrepreneurship
*Keyboarding/Internet
*Business Law
(College credits available) 11 & 12 only
*College Accounting (College credits available) 11 & 12 only
*College Marketing (College credits available) 11 & 12 only
*Computer Applications(College credits available) 10-12
*Web Page Design
(College credits available) 11 & 12 only
ELA Assessment Information
Dates: April 17th – 19th
2011 Results:
• 7th Grade ELA – 66% Proficient
• 8th Grade ELA – 65% Proficient
English Language Arts Test
Grades Book
7&8
Test Format
Day
Administered
1
7 passages (literary and informational)
39 multiple-choice questions
1
2
1 listening selection (literary)
5 multiple-choice questions
3 short-response questions
1 extended-response (essay) listening
question
2 reading passages (literary and
informational)
13 multiple-choice reading questions
2
3
2 paired passages
1 single passage (literary)
4 short-response questions
1 extended-response question
3
Library
The Library is open
Period 0 (7:08am) to Period 10 (3:42pm) every day.
We have 30 computers available for student use.
Our collection includes 18,000 copies.
Library
The library program supports the development of strong
information literacy and research skills through independent study
and collaboration with classroom teachers and staff.
The library website has links for:
Destiny automation system
Class assignments
Ebooks
Online Databases (World Book, Novel NY, Wilson Biography,,,
ABC-CLIO Social Studies, Science Direct, Blooms Literary
Reference, Ebsco Magazines, Global Issues, Masterplots,
Lincoln Library, Opposing Viewpoints, Grolier & Proquest
newspapers)
Work cited page
FPM READS
Other useful links including access to the other district library
pages
• All 7th graders are placed in Pre-Algebra which
follows an advanced curriculum.
• Advanced/accelerated classes begin in grade 8.
• Those who struggle in grades 7, 8, and 9 are
placed in lab classes.
• All teachers’ websites are online. Check for
homework assignments and notifications.
• Scientific calculators are used in the 7th and 8th
grade.
• Free calculator functions are provided
on the department website.
• Math Clubs
– Jr. High Mathletes
– Sr. High Mathletes
– Fundraiser
• Floral Park Memorial participates in
fundraising for The St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital. FPM has raised over
$48,000.
• Operation Success provides extra help before
school and after school.
• Peer Tutoring, Extra Help during FREE periods.
• 7th and 8th Grade Assessments April 25, 26 and 27
– New Exam: Additional multiple choice questions
– Part 1: Multiple choice questions, calculators NOT permitted
– Part 2: Multiple choice questions, calculators NOT permitted
– Part 3: Short and Extended Response Questions
Scientific calculators are permitted
• Assessment Results 2010 based on new cut scores:
– Grade 7 Level 3 and 4 = 86.8% (6.8% increase from 2011)
– Grade 8 Level 3 and 4 = 82.2% (7.2% increase from 2011)
• Regents Exams in June
Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry
– Graphing Calculator needed
– All 3 regents for Advanced Regents Diploma
Dates: April 25, 26, 27
Floral Park Memorial Music Department
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
• Physical Education is a State mandated course scheduled on a coeducational basis. All students must successfully participate in
physical education and complete a four-year program in order to
receive a diploma. The curriculum focuses on the physical activities,
skills, knowledge and attitudes that will allow students to attain an
optimal quality of life and well being.
Course Selections:
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Sports and Project Adventure 7
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Sports and Project Adventure 8
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Physical Education 9/10
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Physical Education 11/12
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Fitness and Conditioning 11/12
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Cardio and Aerobic Fitness 11/12
Health
Health is a required course that all senior high students must pass in
order to graduate. The aim of this health course is to help students
achieve the mutual goals of developing proper attitudes toward physical
and mental wellness and developing appropriate health behavior for life.
This course will also address issues that are of particular concern to
adolescents.
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Family and Consumer Sciences is a part of the
total continuum in occupational education.
Students enrolled in these courses will be able
to use the process skills of decision-making,
problem solving and management, and learn to
apply them to daily living skills and career
choices.
Course Selections:
Child Psychology and Development
Independent Life Skills
Food and Nutrition
Culinary Arts
Resources
• FPM Website
• Visit individual teacher web pages for class information including
upcoming assignments
• Obtain extra-help schedule, calendar of events, daily
announcements
• E-School Parent Portal
• View your child’s report card, progress reports and attendance
online
• School Counselor
• Individual and group meetings
• Parent Meetings to discuss progress and goals
• Support for 7th graders as they adjust to their new environment
and get involved in school activities
• Peer tutoring
Life Skills
Session 1:
Session 2:
Session 3:
Session 4:
Self Image
Problem Solving
Smoking
Physiological effects of
smoking
Session 5: Alcohol
Session 6: Marijuana
Session 7: Advertising
Session 8: Anxiety
Session 9: Social Skills
Session 10: Assertiveness
CHARACTER EDUCATION:
ASSEMBLIES
• Rachel’s Challenge
• Camfel Production Assembly – “Get a Grip”
Living Your Dreams
• Mix It Up Day
• ISAFE – Internet Safety, Bullying, Facebook,
Formspring.com
• CAPS- Bullying Presentations
Sample 7th Grade Schedule
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Periods 1-9
7:55 A.M. – 2:55 P.M.
English
Social Studies
Math (Pre-algebra)
Science
Lunch
World Language (French, Italian or Spanish)
Physical Education (every other day)/Language
Enrichment/Math Enrichment/AIS Service
• Music (Chorus, Band, Orchestra or General Music)
• Health/ Home & Careers (One semester each)
Science Department
Course Offerings
Courses
Science 7
Life Sciences
*Science 8
Physical Sciences
*Earth Science
Electives
Special Programs
Forensics
Junior and Senior High
Science Research
(course)
Environmental
Science/Marine Science
Advanced Placement
Biology
*Living Environment Advanced Placement
Biology
Chemistry
*Chemistry
*Physics
Science Olympiad
Club
Ecology Club
Advanced Placement
Physics
* State Assessment
Anatomy and
Physiology
Social Studies Requirements
• Grades 7 and 8
– United States History (no longer an Assessment
test)
• Grades 9 and 10
– Global History and Geography (Regents)
• Grade 11
– United States History and Govt. (Regents)
• Grade 12
– Participation in Government (half year) and
– Economics (half year)
Advanced Placement and Electives
• AP offerings- (replace required courses)
– World History (Grade 10- Interdisciplinary with English)
– United States History (Grade 11- Interdisciplinary with English)
– Government and Politics (Grade 12)
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Contemporary World Issues (Model UN)
Criminal Justice
Psychology
Global Connections
American Connections
AP Human Geography
AP European History
AP Psychology
What is available to junior high students?
Contemporary World Issues (Model UN)
• Meets daily at 7:10 a.m.
• Open to students beginning in grade 8 upon recommendation of
social studies teacher
• Students learn workings of U.N. and develop research, speaking, &
writing skills
• Compete at district-level conference (SIDMUN) which will be at
Floral Park Memorial H.S. this year on April 21. You are invited!
National Geography Bee
• Sponsored by National Geographic Society
• 7th and 8th graders compete in class Bee
• Class winners compete after school to determine school winner.
Special Education
Department
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12 Teachers
28 Teaching Assistants
10 1:1 Aides
Special Classes,
resource room, Core
classes with teaching
assistant support
• PALS: Promoting
Academics through Life
Skills
Special Education
Department
• Homework Helper: 3-4p.m.
• Monday through Thursday in Room 140
• Tutoring is provided in our office during
productivity periods
• All teachers and teaching assistants can
be reached via email
• PALS Social Skills Program is run on
Tuesdays from 3-4:15pm in Room 145
World Languages Department
Course levels in three year sequence towards
advanced Regents diploma: (in French, Italian, Spanish)
• Spanish 7 (1st half of level I)
• Spanish 8 (2nd half of level I)
• 2R and 2 Advanced
• 3R and 3 Advanced (New FLACS exam to
replace Regents)
World Language electives
• level 4 (college credit available through Molloy College)
• level 5 (A.P. / college)
clubs/societies
• Romance Language Club
• Foreign Language Honor Society
Field trips / excursions
• Class trips
•Italy 2013
• Spain 2012
•France 2013
Annual Events
•World Languages Week (March 12-16, 2012)
• Mardi Gras / Intercultural Festival February 2012
New Initiatives
• School twinning with middle school in Italy
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