Worthingway Middle School 6 th Grade Parent Orientation Office Staff

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Worthingway Middle School
6th Grade Parent Orientation
Office Staff
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Nathan Kellenberger – Principal
Bill Mosca – Dean of Students & Athletic Dir.
Gina Morgan – School Counselor
Jane Mess – Secretary
Bonnie Windisch – Secretary
Jodi Hill – Office Assistant
Core Values
• Be Respectful
• Be Responsible
• Be Safe
Math Progression
Currently
Enrolled
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2019-20
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7th
8th
9th
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12th
6th grade
gifted
CCSS 8th
grade
CCSS Math
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Honors
CCSS
Math 2
Honors
CCSS
Math 3
Honors PreCalculus
Calculus
Accelerated
CCSS 7th
grade
8th grade
Math 1
Honors
Math 2
Honors
Math 3
Honors PreCalculus
Calculus
PSEO
Honors
CCSS
Math 2
Honors
Math 3
Honors PreCalculus
Calculus
CCSS Math
1
CCSS Math
2 or Block
Math 2/
Math 3
CCSS Math
3
PreCalculus,
Financial
Alg, Algebra
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CCSS 8th
Accelerated
grade Math
7th grade
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CCSS 6th
grade
CCSS Math
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CCSS Math
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Math Study Center
This course is designed to give
students time to practice the math
skills and reasoning that they are
learning in their regular math classes.
This course is a semester (18 week)
course.
There will be no grade assigned to this
course. Students that select this
course will be required to pass 5 of 6
courses instead of 5 of 7 courses for
athletic eligibility.
Reading/Language Arts
Students will:
• Analyze text for craft
& structure
• Learn about the
world through
informational text
• Use a variety of
forms in writing
(argumentative,
narrative, etc.)
We use Google Docs to keep
student work in one place and
give feedback.
Students read
silently for 20
minutes every day.
Physical Science (Mr. Swabb)
• Conservation of Energy
• Working with the
different forms of energy
• Conservation of matter
and mass
• Tracing energy through a
system
• Electromagnetic waves
Science
Life Science (Mrs. Spencer)
• Earth, Moon, and sun
motion
• Flow of energy in an
ecosystem
• Photosynthesis and
respiration
• Abiotic and biotic parts of
an ecosystem
• Succession
Earth Science (Mr. Canterbury)
• Make up of our atmosphere
• Interactions between the
hydrosphere, lithosphere and
atmosphere
• How water moves through the
Earth
• Greenhouse effect and Ozone
• How ocean currents effect climate
Social Studies
Grade 7:
• Greece, Rome (Mr. Vallette)
• Africa, Christianity, Islam
(Mr. Smith)
• Medieval Europe,
Renaissance, Reformation,
Age of Discovery (Mr. Tisdale)
Math Study Center
Math Study Center
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Sing songs with
motions for students
who learn by hearing!
Act out skits, play
games, celebrate
holidays, and learn
about other cultures.
By the end of the year, you will be able to listen,
read, write and speak about:
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school (places & classes) and supplies needed
common activities and frequency
yourself and your friends
your likes and dislikes
and to exchange basic information with new people
Math Study Center
Math Study Center
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Seventh Grade Band
• Play large band music every day
• 4 concerts (one each quarter)
• Use SmartMusic in class, and learn
how to play new notes and rhythms.
• Elementary schools tour
If your child does not have experience with a musical
instrument, please contact Mr. Klabunde to create a plan for
success.
Seventh Grade Orchestra
If your child does not have
experience with a musical
instrument, please contact Mrs.
Wedell to create a plan for success.
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Students rehearse daily
Perform 4 public concerts each year
Elementary schools tour
Adjudicated performance at Cedar
Point
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7
Grade Choir
• All students
interested in singing
are welcome
• Build vocal skills
• Learn to read music
• Develop as artists
• Perform 2-3 evening
concerts a year
Come Join Choir!!
Visual Arts
Learn a variety of styles and types of art:
• drawing
• painting
• oil and chalk pastels
• pen & ink sculpture.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Albert Einstein
GTT Design & Modeling
Target: to understand the design process and
use it to solve real world challenges
Learn not only how things work, but how
you might make them work better!!
GTT Automation & Robotics
Target: to understand how robots impact
society, along with how to design and
program robots to perform specific tasks
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Foundations
Foundations
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Great Books/
Creative Writing
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Read the classics!
Projects
Poetry
Short Stories
Note Taking Skills
Study Skills
Computer Use Skills
Reading Skills (informational
text/ research)
• Organizational Skills
Reading Lab
Reading Lab:
• 2 or more years below proficient
(400)
• 210 or below in MAP
• Teacher recs
Math Study Center
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I would like to sign up for a
semester of choir.
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Math Study Center
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Extracurricular Activities
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Drama/musical
Mathcounts
Spelling bee
Yearbook
Robotics club
Chess club
Student Council
One Leg at a Time
Athletics
Fall:
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Cheerleading - 8th grade
Cross Country
Football
Gymnastics
Volleyball
Winter:
• Basketball (boys & girls)
• Cheerleading - 8th grade
• Wrestling
Spring:
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Baseball - 8th grade
Lacrosse (boys & girls)
Softball - 8th grade
Track & Field
Fall Sports
• Start in August
• You must have a physical form
completed by your doctor
• Pink Emergency Medical Card
• Check our website beginning in May
for fall sport information.
• Sport fees
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