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
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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:
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TIGERS
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SHARKS
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PANTHERS
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WOLVES
EACH TEAM HAS:
English teacher
U.S. History teacher
Science teacher
Math teacher
Counselor
WHAT DO TEAMS DO?
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Team teachers meet and talk about student issues and hold parent
conferences when necessary
They have quarterly honor roll celebrations
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They go on field trips
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The teams classes are in the same hallway
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Sometimes they have team t-shirts to show their team spirit
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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!
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You should be doing at least one hour of
homework and review your notes each
night to do your best!
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You can stay after school with a
Teacher for help! “Homework Lab”
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Record your homework in your planner
each day!
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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
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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
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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
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There are 8 class periods. The first five are chosen for you:
(English, History, Science, Math and PE).
Another period is Hawk Time.
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You get 2 class periods with ELECTIVES. You can choose yearlong electives or half year electives.
HERE ARE YOUR CHOICES…..
2 Year long electives
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1 Year long elective and 2 half year electives
OR
4 half year electives
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Full Year Electives
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READ 180 *
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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?
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