HAYFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL WELCOME RISING 7th GRADERS! Principal Mr. Tremaine Director of Student Services Ms. Verna School Counselors Ms. Brussel Ms. Rodriguez-Lee Mr. Dodson Ms. Anderson AGENDA • • • • • • • • • Welcome and Introductions Parent Packet Overview Review of Middle School Program White Day and Orange Day Schedules Student Academic Advisement Review Course Selection sheets Learn about Electives Questions and Answers Meet Elective Teachers How are you feeling about Middle School? FAIRFAX HALL 7TH GRADE SUBSCHOOL Principal, Mr. Hudson Administrative Assistant Ms. Margaret Sparks School Counselors Ms. Brussel Ms. Rodriguez-Lee How to be Successful at Hayfield Middle School ● Relationships ● 7th Grade Teams: -Pumas, Sharks, Panthers and Wolves ● Attendance ● 6 minutes between classes ● Self Advocacy ● Responsibility ● Turn off all electronic devices ● Organization ● Join Club Orange ● Homework Labs after school ● Community Service (NJHS) and Civics HNs The 7TH GRADE TEAMS ARE: TIGERS SHARKS PANTHERS WOLVES EACH TEAM HAS: English teacher U.S. History teacher Science teacher Math teacher Counselor WHAT DO TEAMS DO? • • Team teachers meet and talk about student issues and hold parent conferences when necessary They have quarterly honor roll celebrations • They go on field trips • The teams classes are in the same hallway • Sometimes they have team t-shirts to show their team spirit • They are like a family! YOUR COUNSELORS NEXT YEAR: MS. BRUSSEL MS. RODRIGUEZ-LEE MS. ANDERSON MR. DODSON School Counselor’s Role in the Middle School COUNSELORS HELP YOU WITH: •Making the transition to middle school •Helping students learn how to “get the facts before they react” •Coaching students in making positive choices •Teaching study skills and organization •Providing College and Career Information •Conducting Academic Advisement HAWKS SOAR! SOAR – this is our Character Education Program that promotes positive student behavior. HOMEWORK is Important! You should be doing at least one hour of homework and review your notes each night to do your best! You can stay after school with a Teacher for help! “Homework Lab” Record your homework in your planner each day! Plan ahead: Let your family know when you need materials in advance! CHOOSING CLASSES! Every 7th grade student will take 5 required classes: English, US History, Science, Math and PE! Current price for PE uniform: $10.25 BELL SCHEDULE ORANGE DAY SCHEDULE Period 1 7:20 - 8:48 Period 3 8:54 - 10:18 Period 5 10:24 – 10:53 Lunch 10:53 - 11:23 Period 5 11:27 - 12:33 Period 7 12:39 - 2:05 WHITE DAY SCHEDULE Period 2 7:20 - 8:48 Period 4 8:54 - 9:33 (Hawk Time A) Period 4 9:39-10:18 (Hawk Time B) Period 6 10:24 – 10:53 Lunch 10:53 - 11:23 Period 6 11:27- 12:33 Period 8 12:39 - 2:05 Period 6 12:36 - 2:05 The flag tells you what color day it is! ELECTIVES There are 8 class periods. The first five are chosen for you: (English, History, Science, Math and PE). Another period is Hawk Time. You get 2 class periods with ELECTIVES. You can choose yearlong electives or half year electives. HERE ARE YOUR CHOICES….. 2 Year long electives OR 1 Year long elective and 2 half year electives OR 4 half year electives Full Year Electives READ 180 * Algebra Readiness 7* Spanish Immersion 1* Beginning Band or Orchestra Intermediate Band or Orch.* Advanced Band or Orch.* Family/Consumer Sciences Beginning Chorus (Women) Intermediate Mixed Chorus* Journalism/Yearbook* AVID* Basic Skills* Personal Development* Reading 7* Spanish 1 Part A French 1 Part A Half Year Electives Family/Consumer Sciences Speech & Theatre Arts Technology & Engineering Ed. 7 Digital Input Technologies Computer Solutions Intro to Foreign Languages Career Search/Investigation Art Foundations 3 D Art Exploration Action Literacy Power Math 7* World Languages Options 1. 2. 3. 4. Introduction to Foreign Languages: semester class Spanish Immersion 1 Spanish 1 Part A French 1 Part A •Eligibility Requirements for Enrollment •Spanish Immersion only for students from the Spanish Immersion program at Rose Hill Elementary •Students must have an “A” or a “B” in English and must have passed all Reading and Writing SOLs Advanced Academics: Criteria to Consider For English, Science, Math and History: Students have demonstrated high achievement, have good study habits, have an interest in learning and are seeking academic challenges. For Math 7 Honors: it is an acceleration of the mathematics curriculum which requires students to master the content assessed on the Math 8 SOL. Students who have not completed Advanced Mathematics 6 may need support and /or require additional effort and study to be successful. Algebra 1 Honors Requirements Advanced Math in 6th grade IAAT (Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test) score above 91st percentile Score of 500+ on Math 7 SOL Lunch Menu www.myLunchMenu.com Meal account balance and meal purchases Current prices: $2.75 for lunch and $1.50 for breakfast Open Account during Locker Night Bring your own lunch School counselors will start visiting elementary schools for academic advisement beginning tomorrow. Please review and sign the “Course Selection Sheet” that your student will bring home and have them return it to their school counselor the next day. Your students will get to visit us in March! Any Questions?