Rogene Worley Home of the Tigers THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST!!! MIDDLE SCHOOL Let The Adventure Begin Worley Administration 7th Gr. Asst. Principal Ms. Hasse: 7th Gr. Counselor Mrs. Wimbrey 8th Gr. Asst. Principal Mr. Jackson 8th Gr. Counselor Mrs. Warner Middle School Transition • The 7th grade year marks an important milestone in a child’s education; it is the first year of secondary education. Worley Middle School offers a unique environment to promote this transition from an elementary instructional model to the secondary instructional model. • Students are introduced to new activities that demand a lot of their time such as Athletics, Band and Choir. Getting homework done and attempting to have a family or social life can be a little overwhelming during these times. • Students START working on time management and organizational skills prior to transitioning to middle school. Worley’s Houses • Students are placed in one of Worley’s 6 houses based on their Advisory class. • Houses are made up of teachers and students. • Houses participate in friendly, positive, competition against other houses throughout the year, which creates a positive school climate. Best (Zenith) - Cenit in Spanish Brightest (Vivid) – Wazi in Swahili Work hard (Diligent) - Epimelís in Greek Good choices (Discern) - Biànbié in traditional Chinese Believe – Kwé in Hatian Creole Respect- Sam'maāna in Hindi Academic Courses When selecting classes, please keep in mind the following thoughts: Pre-AP courses are RIGOROUS and INTENSE. These courses generally require more time for homework and operate at a much faster pace than the regular 7th grade on level course. Note: Any student taking Pre-Ap Math will be required to take the 8th grade STAAR test. We suggest that students only enroll in 2 Pre-AP courses during their 7th grade year. th 7 Grade Courses Our school's master schedule is built on student course requests. Teachers are assigned a daily schedule based upon the requests of all 950 of our students. The deadline for any schedule changes is April 11th 2014. Select courses that you are truly interested in taking. Provide the counselors with alternative choices for electives. Middle School Schedule 2014-2015 TENTATIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE Door Opens @ 8:15 AM Advisory: 8:45 – 8:55 (10 min) Period 1 9:00 – 9:45 (45minutes) Period 2 9:50 – 10:35 (45 minutes) Period 3 10:40 – 11:25 (45 minutes) Period 4 11:20 – 12:50 (45 minutes for lunch) NO RECESS Period 5 12:55 – 1:40 (45 minutes) Period 6 1:35 – 2:30 (45 minutes) Period 7 2:25 – 3:20 (45 minutes) Period 8 3:15 – 4:10 (45 minutes) Pick up/Drop Off Procedures Renovations Student Drop Off/Pick up: enter through the far east entrance and continue around to the outside basketball court for drop off/pick up. Bus Drop Off/Pick up: All bus traffic will enter from the front of the school. Please do not park or drop off/pick up in the front loop of the school. This area is reserved for buses only. Worley Policies & Procedures School Safety Front Doors are locked from 8:45 – 4:10 PM All visitors must use back entrance and check-in with Student Services. Harassment and Bullying If you feel you are being harassed please notify the 7th Gr. AP Mrs. Hasse BYOD & Cell Phone Policy Students are allowed the opportunity to bring their own personal mobile devices to school for educational purposes. With teacher approval, students may use their devices to access and save information from the Internet, collaborate with other learners and utilize the productivity tools available to them. Schedule Change Request Procedure • If you are requesting a schedule change, then the following steps must be followed in order to have the change approved by the principal. • 1st Step: Parents must communicate concern to the teacher • 2nd Step: Tutoring must be scheduled and/or a collaborative plan. • 3rd Step: Set up a meeting with the Parent ,Teacher, Student, grade level Principal , and the grade level counselor • 4th Step: The grade level Principal/counselor will make recommendation for the movement. • 5th Step: The principal will meet with the parents to determine if a schedule change will take place. Dress For Success Things to Remember No Holes in Jeans No yoga or tight spandex pants Leggings/Jeggings should accompany a dress, shirt, or skirt no shorter than 5 inches from the knees. Dresses, skirts, and shorts should be no shorter than 5 inches from the knee standing and sitting Tank Tops 3 inches wide See through shirts has to have a shirt that is within dress code underneath it. Key Components for Academic Success Attendance Planner Supplies Tutorials Worley Support Systems Daily Morning Tutorials (8:15 – 8:40) Teachers lessons Plans are posted on the Worley Website weekly for each core content area so that students/parents are aware of homework, quizzes, projects, and tests. • If you are not signed up to receive grade notification on Skyward please do so. • Keep your phone #s and emails current so that you can receive grade notifications. The Tiger Connection CHOIR CHEER Athletics Builders Club BAND After School Clubs FCA NJHS Student Council UIL Requirements NO Pass/NO Play A STUDENT FIRST! Athletics Band Cheerleading Choir Advancement Via Individual Determination [L. avidus]: eager for knowledge AVID Support Staff Colleges and Universities Community Parents AVID Coordinator (AVID Elective Teacher) Student Student Administration Tutors Subject Area Teachers Counselors Collaborative Support for the Success of Students AVID Student Requirements • Motivated to be successful • Students who are in the middle • 1 Pre-Ap class • B or above in all classes • Year long commitment Student Course Selection PART ONE – Student Information PART TWO – Required Core Academic Courses PART THREE – Physical Education (P.E.) or Athletics PART FOUR – Elective Courses PART FIVE - Signatures Part 1 Student Information Section 1. Write NEATLY your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME 2. Write in your ID# 3. CIRCLE M for male (boy) or F for female (girl) 4. Write your PARENT’S NAME and PHONE # 5. Remind your parents to write in EMAIL or phone numbers, so that we can contact them. 6. Take the sheet home and COMPLETE IT WITH YOUR PARENTS!!! Part 2 Course Request Form 1. You will choose ONE course from each core area • • • • 2. 3. Language Arts Math Science Social Studies If you want to be in Pre-Advanced courses, CIRCLE the PreAdvanced Placement core class option. Place a CHECK next to the appropriate answer for Pre-Ap Math Part 3 Physical Education/Athletics 1. In part three, choose EITHER P.E. (Physical Education) or ATHLETICS 2. REMEMBER: • Your choice is for a FULL YEAR. • If you choose ATHLETICS, you MUST try-out for at least 2 sports in the year, AND you will need to have your physical COMPLETED when school starts. NO EXCEPTIONS! Part 4 Elective Courses 1. Number your electives by priority. #1 means it is the class you are most interested in taking. DO NOT PUT CHECK MARKS!!! Note: This is a REQUEST not a GUARENTEE. We will do our best to get you the elective courses you select. ***Elective schedule changes will not be available once school starts in the Fall. Elective Courses– Section III (cont.) Please note: This course request sheet includes courses offered for 7th Graders at Worley. _____ Introduction to Art _____ Creative Writing _____ Theater Arts I _____ Leadership _____ Choir (YR) _____ Skills for Living _____ Technology Education _____ Student Assistant ____ AVID (YR) _____ Band (YR) _____ Pre-Advanced Placement Spanish for Native Speakers (H. S. Credit)^ ^ Indicates a high school credit course. High school credit courses will be factored into the student's overall high school grade average/GPA, and will become a permanent part of the student’s high school transcript. High school credit courses also require parent permission indicated by parent initials. ________ Parent Initials Course Request Form – Section III (cont.) NOTE: Enrichment and /or Improvement Courses can take the place of electives for extra support if necessary. Part 5 Parent/Student Signatures 1. Get your parent or guardian to SIGN and DATE the from. 2. You, the student, need to SIGN and DATE the form. 3. Return the form to your teacher by FEBRUARY 14, 2014. Course Selections Recap Make sure you circle one course from each of the core areas, place a check mark for either PE or Athletics, and number all elective preferences by priority. Computers randomly determine student schedules. Students will be assigned classes based on availability of seating and scheduling conflicts. Specific teacher, class order, and/or lunch preference cannot be honored. Schedule change requests will not be honored after April 11, 2014. Checklist: Review and complete all sections of the Course Request Form before submitting. Review MISD course description packet if you have questions regarding classes. Return the course request form to students’ Advisory Teacher Due Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2014 Contact Info Counselor: Mrs. Wimbrey Phone: 817-299-5900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: Worley Middle School 500 Pleasant Ridge Drive Arlington, TX 76001 FYI This Summer!!! Tiger Camp Schedule Pick-Up Must Provide Proof of Residency Meet the Teacher Teachers! • • • • Math Department Science Department History Department Language Arts Department Thank You Worley Tigers Are The BEST and the BRIGHTEST!