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WELCOME
TO
SAGEWOOD
MIDDLE SCHOOL
6th Grade Parent Orientation
January 24, 2006
OUTCOMES 
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A knowledge of important upcoming
dates
An understanding of Sagewood’s
required course offerings (esp.
Mathematics)
An understanding of Sagewood’s
elective course offerings (esp.
Foreign Languages)
An understaning of how to fill out
the Elective Selection form
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OUTCOMES 
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An introduction to standards-based
grading in Douglas County Middle
Schools
An understanding of how middle
school differs from elementary
school and a typical junior high
school
An assurance that “my child is in
good hands and will be okay”
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TIMELINE
April
• Math placement exams are sent to
all feeder elementary schools
(Franktown, Northeast, Pioneer,
Legacy Point, and Iron Horse) as
well as Pine Lane Intermediate
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TIMELINE
April (cont’d)
• All others (charter schools, private
schools, homeschool, etc) should call
Suzanne Wyatt to schedule
appointment for testing at (303)
387-4325
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TIMELINE
April (cont’d)
• You will begin receiving Sagewood’s
monthly newsletter, “The Wildcat
Connection.”
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TIMELINE
July
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Summer packets mailed
Please call us if you have not received
your packet by July 30
(303) 387-4300
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TIMELINE
July
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Jul 17th - 28th
“Success in the Middle”
TIMELINE
August
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3rd (Thurs)- Check-In (9:00 - 2:00)
7th (Mon) - Check-In (1:00 - 6:00)
14th (Mon) - School begins
REQUIRED COURSES
(All are year long except as noted)
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Mathematics
Language Arts
Life Science
World Geography
Physical Education (one semester)
Health (the other semester)
Math Flow Chart
7th Grade
8th Grade
ON TRACK
Math 7
Math 8
9th Grade
Algebra 1
w/support
Algebra 1
Accelerated one year
Pre-Algebra
Algebra 1
Advanced
Algebra 2
Accelerated two years
Discovery
Algebra 1
Discovery
Algebra 2
Honors
Geometry
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
• ELT (Extended Learning Time)
• PLT (Personal Learning Time)
• DEAR
(Drop Everything And Read)
• PRIDE (Advisement)
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SEMESTER ELECTIVES
(18 weeks)
^Drawing and Painting
^Sculpture and Ceramics
^Consumer/Family Studies
^Technology Education
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Concert Choir
Drama
Computer 1
Computer 2*
^ $20.00 materials fee required
* denotes advanced class with special entrance requirements.
Year Long Electives
(36 weeks)
7th Grade Band
Concert Choir
String Orchestra
Foreign Languages
Spanish
French
German
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SAMPLE STUDENT SCHEDULE
1-7:30-9:10
TEAL
DAY
PURPLE
DAY
Math
3-9:14-10:48
Science
5-10:52-12:59*
7-1:03-2:42
PE
(or Health)
Choir
10-1:03-2:42
2-7:30-9:10
4/6-9:14-10:48
8-10:52-12:59*
World
Geography
PRIDE, DEAR,
ELT, PLT
Language
Arts
Drama
*Lunch is included in this 122 minute period.
SAMPLE ELECTIVE COURSE
COMBINATIONS
Students may take elective courses in any one of the following combinations.
Four Semester Courses:
1st Semester
TEAL DAY
PURPLE DAY
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2nd Semester
Drawing/Painting Drama
Computer 1
Consumer/Family
Studies
SAMPLE ELECTIVE COURSE
COMBINATIONS
Students may take elective courses in any one of the following combinations.
Two semester courses and one year long course:
1st Semester
2nd Semester
TEAL DAY
Drawing/Painting Drama
PURPLE DAY
Spanish 1
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Spanish 1
SAMPLE ELECTIVE COURSE
COMBINATIONS
Students may take elective courses in any one of the following combinations.
Two year long courses:
1st Semester
2nd Semester
TEAL DAY
Orchestra
Orchestra
PURPLE DAY
Spanish 1
Spanish 1
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Standards-Based Grading
The Content Knowledge grade is
based on the student’s demonstration
of their knowledge of the standards
embedded in the class for any given
grading period.
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Content Knowledge
grade scale
The student demonstrates work that:
– A: exceeds standards/checkpoints
– B: meets standards/checkpoints
– C: is progressing toward meeting
standards/checkpoints
– D: does not meet
standards/checkpoints
– I: Insufficient work for teacher to
evaluate
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Standards-Based Grading
The Work Habits grade is based on
student’s demonstration of good work
habits. The student:
– Complete tasks
– Is prepared to learn
– Participate in the learning process
– Follows classroom expectations
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Work Habits grading scale
The student’s work habits:
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B:
C:
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consistently exceeds expectations
consistently meets expectations
inconsistently meets expectations
does not meet expectations
TEAMS
• What is a team?
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TEAMS
• What is a team?
• A team is a group of students who
are assigned to a team of teachers
who deliver instruction to them in
their core subjects; Language Arts,
Math, Science, & Social Studies.
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TEAMS
• What is a team?
•How big are the teams?
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TEAMS
• What is a team?
•How big are the teams?
•1050 students
•8 teams
•135 per team w/ 5 teachers
•Approximately 27 students per class
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TEAMS
• What is a team?
• How big are the teams?
• How are students assigned to teams?
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TEAMS
• What is a team?
• How big are the teams?
• How are students assigned to teams?
• Except in one situation, students
are assigned randomly.
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TEAMS
• What is a team?
• How big are the teams?
• How are students assigned to teams?
•Where do teams live?
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TEAMS
• What is a team?
• How big are the teams?
• How are students assigned to teams?
•Where do teams live?
•Teams live in an area of the building
called a “pod”.
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When does school start
and end??
School begins and ends at -
7:30 - 2:42
FIRST CHILD IN MIDDLE
SCHOOL???
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PARENT’S SURVIVAL
GUIDE TO THE
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Answers to the top ten questions
parents ask about middle school
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Breakout Sessions
•Foreign Languages Tina Stroman (Choir
Room 115)
•Math - Heidi Christensen (Room 139)
•Athletics/Activities & Success In The Middle Laurie Penzenstadler (Mt. Lion Pod)
•Electives - Lynn Montano (Leopard Pod)
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Breakout Sessions
• Foreign Languages - Tina Stroman
(Choir Room 115)
•Math - Heidi
Christensen
(Room 139)
•Athletics/Activities & Success In The Middle Laurie Penzenstadler (Mt. Lion Pod)
•Electives - Lynn Montano (Leopard Pod)
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Breakout Sessions
• Foreign Languages - Tina Stroman (Choir Room 115)
• Math - Heidi Christensen (Room 139)
•Athletics/Activities &
Success In The Middle Laurie Penzenstadler
(Mt. Lion Pod)
•Electives - Lynn Montano (Leopard Pod)
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Breakout Sessions
• Foreign Languages - Tina Stroman (Choir
Room 115)
• Math - Heidi Christensen (Room 139)
• Athletics/Activities & Success In The Middle Laurie Penzenstadler (Mt. Lion Pod)
•Electives - Lynn
Montano (Leopard Pod)
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Breakout Sessions
• Social/Emotional Issues
- Susan Swanson, Joan
Rothschild, & Michael
Monnet (Lynx Pod)
•Special Education and 504 info - Doug Fountain (Commons)
•Any Other Questions - Ralph Montgomery (Commons)
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Breakout Sessions
• Social/Emotional Issues - Susan Swanson, Joan
Rothschild, & Michael Monnet (Lynx Pod)
•Special Education
and 504 info - Doug
Fountain - (Commons)
•Any Other Questions - Ralph Montgomery (Commons)
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Breakout Sessions
• Social/Emotional Issues - Susan Swanson, Joan
Rothschild, & Michael Monnet (Lynx Pod)
• Special Education and 504 info - Doug Fountain (Commons)
•Any Other ?’s - Ralph
Montgomery
(Commons)
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Contact Information
• Email:
– [email protected]
• On the web:
– www.dcsdk12.org/secondary/sgms
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Evaluation
Please go to the following link to
complete an evaluation of tonight’s
orientation program.
http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=
WEB224XY5X4AL
This link will be available until 5:00 p.m.
this Friday.
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THANK YOU
for Coming!!!
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