Mills Park Middle School
6th Grade Open House
Mission Statement
The Mills Park Middle School community
will collaborate to produce a positive
learning environment that will facilitate
the development of our students into
productive citizens of the 21st century.
6th Grade Schedule
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8:00-8:15
8:15-9:20
9:25-10:25
10-30-11:30
11:35-12:05
12:10-1:10
1:15-2:05
2:10-3:00
Locker/Warm up work
Period (Core) 1
Period (Core) 2
Period (Core) 3
Lunch
Period 5 - Core 4
Period 6 Healthful Living
Elective
Period 7
Core Courses
• Language Arts
• Math
• Social Studies
• Science
Core Courses
• Language Arts
Emphasizes personal expression
through short stories, drama, poetry,
nonfiction, and independent reading.
Reading and writing skills are further
developed
Core Courses
• Math
Math placement is determined by several
factors: EOG scores, 5th grade performance,
5th grade teacher’s recommendation.
6th Grade Math
Advanced Math
Algebra 1 if applicable
Core Courses
• Social Studies
Extending 4th/5th grade studies to embrace
South America and Europe, (including
Russia)
Primary discipline is cultural geography
Compares similarities & differences among
societies
Core Courses
• Science
Hands-on learning to demonstrate mastery
of knowledge
Earth and Environmentally based units
provide rigorous scientific background for
all students
4 Teams
• Bobcats
• Lions
• Pumas
• Tigers
Core Courses are taken within
student’s team
Everyone takes
• Healthful Living
Health 2 weeks
P.E. 2 weeks
combination lock needed for P.E.
locker
Electives
• Year-Long (36 weeks):
Band (must join in 6th grade)
• Half-year, or semester (18 weeks):
Art
Dance
Exploring Career Decisions
Keyboarding
Additional Classes
• ESL Guided Study
• Academy of Reading
• Curriculum Assistance
Special Education Information
Maryanna Canton, Special Education Dept. Chair
Sarah English, Assistant Principal
Tracy Morris, AIG Resource Teacher
Special Education Programs
MPMS Special Education
Department
Serves students with
Individualized Education
Programs (IEPs) through a variety
of supports in accordance with
IDEA, the federal law that
governs special education
services.
Programs
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In-Class Resource (ICR)
Resource Math
Literacy Connections
Decoding
Behavior Support
Autism III self-contained
Curriculum Assistance Classes
How can I expect Special
Programs to change as we
transition to middle school?
•Small Group vs. Inclusion Model
•90% of students with IEPs are served through
inclusion model
•Related services (speech, occupational therapy)
typically transition to a support description
•Curriculum Assistance
Transitioning . . .
• Transition meeting prior to end of 5th grade
year
• Current elementary IEP team utilizes all
information and data about your child’s
needs to determine appropriate middle
school placements
Specific Questions?
• Please see or contact:
– Maryanna Canton, Special Education
Department Chair/Behavior Support
[email protected]
- Sara English, Assistant Principal
[email protected]
Wake County
Public School System
Academically-Intellectually Gifted
Program
Beginning the
Middle School Journey
Middle School is a time of change
for AIG services:
Delivered through grouping and
differentiation strategies within
the regular education classroom
Service Delivery Options May
Include:
• Appropriate classroom grouping
strategies (English/Language Arts)
• Grade-level course offerings
(Mathematics)
• Content differentiation
Content Differentiation
May Include
• Curriculum compacting
• Differentiated instructional
units/centers
• Technology applications
• Additional strategies
Effective strategies at the
middle school level may include
• Tiered activities and assignments
• Varied questioning
• Varied texts and materials
• On-going formative assessments
• Increased complexity and challenge
• Projects and investigations
• Technology applications
Effective strategies at the
middle school level may include
• Tiered activities and assignments
• Varied questioning
• Varied texts and materials
• On-going formative assessments
• Increased complexity and challenge
• Projects and investigations
• Technology applications
Middle School is a time of change
for students:
• Physically
• Emotionally
• Intellectually
• Socially
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• Developing their evolving
relationships with their adolescent
• Supporting their child’s growing
independence and responsibility
• Interacting with a team of
teachers
Middle School is a time of change
for the students’ school experience:
• Subject area focus with core
teachers
• Class changes
• Interaction with a larger
number of highly-able students
• Evolving special talents
• Preparation for high school
honors and AP courses
Character Education is an
integral component of 6th
grade
Classroom Presentations
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Service Projects
Clubs
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Battle of the Books
Drama
Environmental Club
Odyssey of the Mind
Spanish Club
Girl’s LaCrosse
Elementary School → Middle School
• Changing classes
• No recess
• Combination locks
• Grading System
* Cafeteria seating
* Lockers
* More responsibility
93-100 = A
85-92 = B
77-84 = C
70-76 = D
Below 70 = F
Helpful information
• www.wcpss.net/curriculuminstruction/docs_downloads/connections/connections
-g6.pdf Connections for School Success-Overview
of 6th Grade Program
• http://www.wcpss.net/planning-guides/201011ms_planning_guide.pdf Middle School
Planning Guide
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MPMS 6th Grade Open House