Incoming 6th grade ppt

Incoming 6th grade ppt

Rodger and Ellen Beck Junior High School Course Selection 5th into 6th Grade 2019-2020 Reminders About Course Selections All course selection sheets are due to 5th grade teachers on or before Friday, January 25, 2019. The course catalog can be found on the Katy ISD website Please carefully consider all of your elective choices. If you do not receive your first choice,

your second or third choice will be placed on your schedule. Course WorkSheet Legal first and last name Level of core classes (Aca., PreAP, GT)

(Reading and English blocked) 1 Elective 1 Alternate Parent & student signature needed Return course selection worksheet to your Social Studies teacher by campus deadline BJH

Mascot: Bulldog Colors: Maroon & White Grades: 6 through 8 #bjhnolimits Follow our hashtag on Twitter!! Elementary to JH Differences School Hours 8:45 AM- 3:55 PM

No recess NO MORE STRAIGHT LINES More responsibilities and privileges New friends and interests Open lunch room seating 6 Grade Schedule th

7 classes-45 minutes in length 30 minute lunch 5 minute passing period between classes 5 core classes (English, Reading Block, Math, Science, Social Studies) 1 elective P.E. Advisory Three Degrees of Difficulty Academic- appropriate for all on grade level

(college bound curriculum) Pre-Advanced Placement (PreAP)- prepares for AP classes in high school Gifted & Talented- must already be identified and in Challenge for GT classes Choosing Courses Three Class Formats: 1. Academic For everyone, on grade level, more time to review concepts, more tutoring provided, prepares students for college as well as other post secondary education 2. PreAP More challenging, fast paced, requires independent learning, prepares students for AP

classes in high school 3. GT Must be screened and identified PreAP Math Big difference in the number of objectives covered 5th grade approx. 60 objectives 6th grade Academic approx. 64 objectives 6th grade PreAP over 90 objectives with many being 7th grade objectives

Pre-AP level of instruction will focus on preparation for taking Algebra I in 8th grade. What Students Say About PreAP/GT Math I enjoy math a lot and like to learn. g n i h t

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Do you want to learn more about PreAP? Core Curriculum Every student has 5 core classes English * Reading* *(English & Reading blocked together) Math (Pre AP covers 6th and 7th curr.) Science Social Studies Electives All Junior High Students Must Take a Fine Arts

Band Orchestra (Band /Orchestra directors will contact you before school is out about an instrument selection) Choir Art Supply Fees required for all electives Physical Education

Both boys and girls (separate gyms) Graded class/ attend everyday Dress out in uniforms (laundering fee) Lockers in gyms No Athletics (competitive sports) in 6th Grade Strategic Reading and Math Lab Based on first administration STAAR scores

(take the place of PE or Elective) Advisory 45 minutes Announcements Quiet study hall Opportunity to ask questions

Library Tutorials Example: A Typical 6th Grade Day Period 1 2 3 4 Lunch 5 6 7 8

Subject English Reading Science Band Lunch Math P.E. (boys or girls) Advisory Social Studies Room # 2118

2118 2117 Band Hall Cafeteria 2120 Gym 2:05-2:35 2155 Cafeteria

Respectful dining room etiquette Open seating Hot tray, Snack Bar/Pizza Bar Must stay seated and keep area clean Secondary lunch prices: $2.75 Secondary breakfast prices: $1.75 To Help Ease the Transition Bulldog Pup Camp-New Student Orientation Date and time TBD at the beginning of August. We will send an E-News notification when this date is set.

Schedule Pick up day TBD- Find your classes and walk your schedule. Tardies not taken the first two or three weeks of school No lockers the first two weeks of schoolThen lockers are optional. Home Access Center (Obtain PIN # from Elementary Front Office) Home Access Center: Access to your students grades, schedule and attendance. Campus eNews: Have news and information from your child's campus delivered directly to your inbox. Mealpay: Web-based service allows you to access your child's meal account and make meal payments online.

Katy ISD Update: Receive district-wide news and updates via e-mail. Stranger Danger: Receive e-mail alerts regarding suspicious activity in our community. Points to Remember Schedules may change at least once throughout junior high because: Classes need to be leveled/balanced School growth requires the addition of new teachers Please be flexible and open-minded about schedule changes.

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