Kingsview Middle School Incoming 6 th Grade Student Articulation

Incoming 6th Grade
Student Articulation
Mr. Jimmy D’Andrea – Principal
Mrs. Shelia Harrison – Assistant Principal
Mrs. Ericka Singleton – Assistant Principal
Counseling Department
Mrs. Heather Cohen – Resource Counselor
Mrs. Jan Moore – 6th Grade Counselor (2013-2014)
Mrs. Kelli Shelhorse – 7th Grade Counselor (2013-2014)
Mrs. Katie Mendelson – 8th Grade Counselor (2013-2014)
Mrs. Cathy Hocker- Secretary, Registrar, SSL Coordinator
Kingsview Staff
Mr. Doug Ackler, PE/ Arts IRT
Mrs. Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT
(maternity leave)
Mr. Dan Goldsamt, 6th Grade Math/Team Leader
Ms. Eve Janney, Special Education IRT
Mrs. Janet Kilcoyne, Math IRT
Mr. Wymon Lee, Science IRT
Mrs. Vicki Rotker, Arts (Study Skills) Teacher
Mrs. Kristen Sullivan, English/Reading IRT
Mr. Michael Tucci, Social Studies IRT
The Kingsview Vision
Safe environment, physically
and emotionally, where
students and staff feel valued
and respected and where
students’ intellectual, social
and emotional growth are
The Kingsview Vision
Outstanding teaching and
learning where all students are
engaged and challenged in
every class, every day and
where students are gaining the
skills they need to be successful
in the 21st century
As Kingsview Panthers, we
R.O.A.R. with pride!
Outstanding Attitude
KMS Decision Tree
Incoming 6th Grade
Math Placement
 Brochures were sent home describing
Curriculum 2.0
 Incoming 6th Grade Students will not be
affected by changes caused by the
implementation of the MCPS Curriculum 2.0
 Algebra I is the only course that will be
implemented from the C2.0 during the 20132014 School Year.
How Course Recommendation Decisions are made…
Current Math 5
Math 6
Current Math 6
Math 6
Student who is not
showing proficiency
with Math 6
D/E (I/N)for the
first half of the
Math 7
Student who is
showing proficiency
with Math 6 Curricula
with an A, B, or C
(ES/P) for the first
half of the year.
CED on the MSA
Current Math 7
Math 7
Student who is not showing proficiency
with Math 7 Curricula.
D/E (I/N) for the first half of the
Investigations IN
Student who is showing
proficiency with Math 7
Curricula with an A, B, or C
(ES/P)for the first half of the
KMS Decision Tree
Resource Teacher Contact:
Sixth Grade
English and Reading
Questions? Contact
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make
reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Maya Angelou
Books can be dangerous.
The best ones should be
child to be
your life! –Helen Exley
Advanced English 6
Students are expected to:
oRead novels, short stories, poetry, navigate visual
oIndependently write in response to reading
oIndependently write creative narratives
oUse Course and Literary Terms and MCPS designed
Teachers expect students to:
• Show initiative and be able to work independently
• Do homework regularly and read nightly to build
vocabulary skills
• Be able to navigate on-grade level texts
• Write a paragraph and 3 paragraph essays
What is Reading 6?
* It is not a reading intervention course
* It is differentiated within the classroom for the
different leveled reader
* This is the student's last chance to take a nonintervention reading course to gain strategies
necessary to navigate multi-structured texts
* It is interdisciplinary within the grade level
Please note: If you have any questions or concerns
about your child’s reading skills, they should take
Reading or World Languages
 Reading 6 offers our incoming students an excellent
elementary-to-secondary academic bridge to help them
meet the significant challenges that the wide array of
required reading in middle school presents.
 We teach them to utilize text features within their
textbooks as well as research and critical thinking as
they read.
 It is important for everyone to understand that 6th grade
reading no longer teaches word attack and decoding
 We focus on the comprehension and problem solving
skills of reading, skills that will help make them more
independent students.
World Languages
6th Grade Options
Spanish 1A
French 1A
7th Grade Options
Spanish 1A
French 1A
Spanish 1B
French 1B
8th Grade Options
Spanish 1B
French 1B
Spanish 2A/2B
French 2A/2B
Awareness of
Spanish Language
and Culture
Indicators of Success in
World Languages
Gr 4 MSA
Advanced (437 and up)
Gr 5 Fall MAP-R
Advanced (215 and up)
Gr 5 Winter MAP-R
Advanced (219 and up)
These scores are guidelines not gates.
What school are
you from?
How much science
did you do in a week
at your school?
Guess Who? Guess Why?
“15-year-old students in the U.S. performing about
average in reading and science, and below average in
math. Out of 34 countries, the U.S. ranked 14th in
reading, 17th in science and 25th in math.”
- USA Today 12/7/2010
“American students' average scores on the Third
International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
in math were above the international average in both
fourth and eighth grade.”
- USA Today 12/10/2012
Engineering and Design Process
Are you Hungry to Know More?
All advanced science courses feature…
• Problem/project based curriculum
• Instruction revolves around relevant
everyday problems
• Students engage in inquiry based
• Higher level discussion and purposeful
reading and writing
Investigations in Science 6
Outdoor Education
• Create bumpers that withstand the rigors of a
simulated car crash!
• Design a Habitat for the Baltimore Checkerspot
• Defend your research on the best form of
alternative energy.
• Create your own solar cooker!
What are skills the student in your life
can work on NOW to prepare for next
• Answer questions fully with examples,
data, and explanations
• Read, create, and interpret graphs,
charts, and tables
6th Grade Advanced
World Studies
I Study the
World Too!!
Resource Teacher:
Michael Tucci
Units of Study
Unit 1: Patterns of Settlement in the
Ancient and Modern World
Unit 2: Citizenship and Governance in
Classical and Modern Times
Unit 3: The Impact of Economics in
Ancient and Modern China
Unit 4: Cultural Systems in the First
Millennium and Today
Advanced Skills
Analyzing Images, Artifacts and
Primary Source Documents for….
Point of View
Writing Skills
Use evidence to support a
Use multiple sources of evidence to
support a thesis statement
Support a point of view with evidence
to present a reasoned argument
Physical Education & Health
 Improved Physical
 Skill Development
 Regular, healthful
physical activity
 Support of other subject
 Self Discipline
 Stress reduction
 Strengthened peer
 Improved self-confidence
and self-esteem
 Experience Setting Goals
 Mental and Emotional
 Alcohol, Tobacco and
other Drugs
 Safety and Injury
 Nutrition and Fitness
 Personal and Consumer
 Family Life and Human
 Disease Prevention and
Music and Arts Rotation
Music - All year
Beginning band
Intermediate band
6th Grade Chorus
Arts Rotation—9 weeks
• Study Strategies
• Visual Arts
Technology Education
Special Education @ KMS
Provides direct instruction and resource support to students
identified as having special needs, according to state and federal
 This team consists of general education teachers, special education
pathologist,occupational therapist, etc…) as well as paraeducators.
 Kingsview Middle School is a full inclusion program with both direct
and indirect special education services provided in the classroom.
 Students are assigned a case manger who oversees their program
and meets with these students on a regular basis to support their
What is Student Service
• MCPS students
must complete a
minimum of 75 SSL
hours for
• MCPS students
may begin to work
on this graduation
requirement the
summer after
completing grade 5.
They continue to
accrue hours
throughout high
How can students earn SSL
Specific academic courses.
 grade 6 Science (10 hours)
 grade 7 English (10 hours)
 grade 8 US History (10 hours)
2. School-sponsored clubs and organizations with
service activities.
Ex. – Green Team
3. Pre-approved community organizations.
Ex. – Manna Food Center
How do we record SSL
Every time you complete an SSL
activity, you must fill out a
verification form.
The forms are located in the
counseling office.
Take the form to your activity and
have a supervisor sign it.
Once completed, return the form to
the counseling office or to Mrs.
 Registration begins in Mid-September
 Forms will be passed out in class
 Activities Fair – Back to School Night
 Activities begin in October, end in May
 Intramural Sports: Basketball, Flag Football
 Activities: SGA, Yearbook, Green Team, Chess Club,
Environmental Club, Art Club, Engineering Club, etc….
Kingsview offers an optional summer seminar called:
“Introduction to Middle School”
This course is designed for students who may be very anxious about
coming to Middle School, or students who may benefit from a smaller
class size transition and the availability of one-on-one instruction.
This class is a comprehensive orientation provided
over a 4 day period for 1 hour each day.
Topics include: Building Tour, Middle School Schedule,
Changing Classes, Lockers, and Strategies for Success.
There is a fee associated with this program.
Registration forms will be sent home with your 5th grader
when all of the details are confirmed.
This is our 9th year offering this program!
Kingsview Middle School
School Structure
 Eight Period Day – every class
 7:55-2:40
 3 Lunch periods of
30 minutes
 DEAR/DEAL time everyday
 No Recess
 Regular Lunch
Matsunaga ES – February 1
Fox Chapel ES – February 1
McNair ES- February 4
Great Seneca Creek ES – February 5
Kingsview Middle School
Registration Procedures
Registration forms due to 5th grade teacher
by Monday, February 11.
We use your teacher’s recommendation,
data, and your requests to decide your
Make good academic decisions about:
Reading or World Language
Elective choice or choices
Course Choices
 If students are recommended for Reading, they MUST take
Reading and one elective choice.
 If students are recommended for World Language, they can
select French or Spanish, and one elective choice.
 If students are recommended for World Language, they can
opt NOT to begin in 6th grade and select two elective options.
** Students and parents should consider this decision carefully
as changes will not be possible after registration is complete.**