Welcome to Team 6x - Geary County Schools USD 475

National Middle School
of the year
 Math:
Mrs. Ricard—Room 703
 Language Arts: Mr. Banks—Room 702
 Science: Mrs. Miller—Room 614
 Social Studies: Mr. Cox—Room 701
 ESS: Ms. Smith—Room 702
Paraprofessional—Mrs. Loudin
 Mrs.
Hayden/Physical Education—North Gym
 Mrs. Kleespies/Vocal Music—Room 200
All teacher’s e-mails are in the following
Ex/ kellymiller@usd475.org
 During
the first six weeks, a focus will be
made on learning and using AVID Strategies
and a School-Wide Organizational System
based on the AVID Binder and AVID
Expectations for Organization.
 Time is spent assisting students in making
good choices.
 Preparing for fall and spring conferences are
done during this time.
 Some assemblies are held during this time.
 Students
learn about the Olweus Program
which is the district-wide Bully Prevention
 Class meetings are held in order to build
relationships and address various topics
related to Bullying Prevention.
 Students
have an opportunity to learn about
ways to deal/cope with the Military Lifestyle.
 Beginning
during the second six weeks.
 Time spent on developing the literacy and
problem-solving skills of all students.
 Time for teaching strategies listed on our
school improvement plan.
 Time for regrouping students to provide
appropriate support for literacy, math, and
 Opportunity for ESS-CWC staff to meet with
their students.
The communication on lesson plans will be through
the student planner.
If you would like to be on a daily homework email, please contact Ms. Smith.
 http://web.usd475.org/school/frms/SitePages/Home.aspx
o 8:25-9:00 Academic Strategies/Trooper Time
o 9:04-10:00
o 10:04-11:00
o 11:04-11:40
o 11:40-12:10
o 12:15-12:43
o 12:47-1:43
o 1:47-2:32 Elective I/TEAM 6 Plan
o 2:37-3:25 Elective II/Individual Plan
You will be counted tardy if you come in the
room once the door is closed unless you have a
 Come to the classroom prepared to learn with
ALL of your classroom materials.
 THE TEACHER will dismiss you at the end of class
when all areas are clean.
 All passes will be written in planner by student
and signed by the teacher after asking
 Beginning on page 148 of the planner, ONE PAGE
of passes will be allotted for each six week
grading period.
You must bring the following items to every
BIG Binder (with paper, pencil. . .)
Library Book
Textbook (if one)
Composition Book (All Core Classes)
We expect all students to attend their classes
every day, on time, ready and with the desire to
learn. Being on time means a student is in the
assigned classroom/work area with materials and
ready to become involved in the learning
activities of that class. (Tardies on page 13)
 Raise
hand and wait to be recognized prior to
 All assignments will have the following
heading in the upper right hand corner:
 Help
your student be on time, attend school
regularly, and complete make-up work.
 Support FRMS’s anti-bullying program.
 Help your student comply with the handbook
 Review your student’s planner and grades
through Skyward- Family Access.
 Monitor your student’s screen time and use
of technology.
 Communicate regularly with teachers.
 Help your student resolve conflicts by
respecting the differences of others.
Educate every child to their fullest
potential by providing students with
“supports and services” in the least
restrictive environment.
 Class-Within-A-Class Teacher (CWC)
Co-Teaching Lessons with content teachers
 Paraprofessionals
Provide a learning environment that
supports the development of ALL students
while maintaining high expectations for ALL.
 Art:
Students will build fundamental arts
skills by creating a variety of two and threedimensional art projects.
 Band: An interesting and challenging class
for students that want to learn to play a
band instrument. Advanced band will
continue building upon skills learned in
beginning band. There is a financial
commitment for parents with band
instruments. Students are required to
practice their instrument at home.
 Orchestra:
Students develop further skills
based on the fundamentals learned in
beginning orchestra and there is more focus
given to performances.
 Vocal Music: Choir students will learn theory
of music and will improve their vocal
technique. Students are required to sing in
at least two concerts during the semester.
 Technology: Students explore modules using
a multi-sensory approach rotating through
stations of computers, video, hands-on
activities and text based information.
 Careers: Students will learn the basics of
what you need to succeed in today’s
 Computer
Studies: Students will learn skills
in: keyboarding, word processing, data base,
spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and use of the
Internet for research.
 Family and Consumer Science (FACS): A class
which will assist all students in the
development of knowledge, skills, attitudes,
and abilities necessary for satisfying personal
and family living.
 Foreign Languages: Students will learn
everyday vocabulary, complete
comprehensive projects, “hands on”
exercises, and study the cultures of many
 Literacy
Lab: This class combines shared
reading, small group instruction, reading and
comprehension strategies to provide literacy
skills to students who need additional
support. Students are selected based on
reading level and teacher recommendation.
 Physical Education: A middle school
curriculum designed to provide adolescents
with knowledge and skills to enjoy a
physically active lifestyle.
 Math
Strategies: This course helps build
mathematical confidence and ability.
Concepts are learned through hands on
activities, literature, problem-solving, and
group work. (By teacher recommendation
 PIBS/Positive Intervention Behavior Supports:
This is a smaller class which helps students
who just need extra support.