OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL Become *One of the Pride*

January 25, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Performing Arts, Drama
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LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT MCAULIFFE MIDDLE SCHOOL OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL

2013 - 2014

LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AWARD-WINNING MIDDLE SCHOOLS

CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS API’S OVER 900

LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT DISTRICT PRIORITIES 2013 -2014 Increase academic excellence for all students Ensure a healthy, safe, and drug-free environment Responsibly maximize financial resources Enhance communication processes to engage, inform, and educate all stakeholders. Modernize, maintain, and optimize the use of District facilities

INTRODUCTIONS McAULIFFE  Ann Allen, Principal [email protected]

 Phil Bowen, Assistant Principal [email protected]

 Jean Foley, Counselor [email protected]

 Linda Brown, School Psychologist [email protected]

OAK  Sally Neiser, Principal [email protected]

 Darrenn Platt, Assistant Principal [email protected]

 Stacy Myrick, Counselor [email protected]

 Jerilynn Kuhar, School Psychologist [email protected]

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM 6th Grade Course Offerings • • • • • •



Reading Language Arts Math Earth Science Social Studies (Ancient Civilizations) Physical Education (Daily) Elective

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM 6th Grade Elective Opportunities Year Long Selections

Beginning or Advanced Band Beginning or Advanced Orchestra Beginning and Advanced Vocal Ensembles: - Women’s, Men’s, Mixed, and Show Choirs

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM 6th Grade Elective Opportunities McAuliffe

Oak

Fine Arts Survey (rotates every nine weeks)

Exploratory Wheel (rotates every six weeks)

Art Drama Keyboarding Music

Skills for Success Art Drama Foods Keyboarding Music

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM 7th Grade Course Offerings • • •

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Reading Language Arts Math Life Science Social Studies (World History) Physical Education Elective

8th Grade Course Offerings • • • • •





Reading Language Arts Math Physical Science Social Studies (U.S. History) Physical Education Elective

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM McAuliffe electives Seventh and eighth grade • • • • • • • •

Instrumental music Vocal music Spanish I Honors Spanish II Honors, French, Japanese (at LAHS) Art Drama Advanced Computers Yearbook

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM Oak electives Seventh and eighth grade • • • • • • •

Instrumental music Vocal music Spanish I Honors Spanish II Honors, French, Japanese (at LAHS) Fine Arts Wheel – Art/Drama (one semester each) Technical Wheel – Foods/Computers (one semester each) Yearbook, ASB, or Video Production (tentative, depending on student interest)

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)/Honors •GATE/Honors Core (Reading, Language Arts, SS)

•Honors Math Track (Based on achievement level) 6th Grade: Math 6 FP 7th Grade: Pre-Algebra Honors 8th Grade: Algebra Honors

•Honors Science 8th grade only

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS Lead high level, text-based discussions Increase text complexity Focus on process, not just content Create assignments for real audiences with a real purpose Teach argument, not persuasion

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM Support Systems and Interventions 6th grade study skills curriculum Staff Mentor Program AIMS – Academic Improvement Management System (Oak) PAL and PASS – Positive Assistance at Lunch and Positive Assistance at Saturday School (McAuliffe) Saturday Math Academy Academic Labs – Reading, Math, and Study Skills Before and after school targeted intervention classes Homework Club Student study teams

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

INSTRUCTIONAL INITIATIVES Depth and complexity icons; increase rigor Writing across all content areas Technology integration Instructional Networking Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) Thinking Maps Academic Vocabulary Project-based Learning Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

TECHNOLOGY Programs

Tools

• MIND Institute (JiJi Math) • STAR Reading and Math • ADAM Anatomy program • Brain Pop • United Streaming

• Computers • LCD Projectors • Elmo Document Cameras • Interactive whiteboards • iPads • Google Chromebooks

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN” SCHOOL HOURS McAuliffe 8:50 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. Oak 8:40 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – M, T, Th, F 8:40 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Wed.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN”

BELL SCHEDULE Seven periods each day

30 minute lunch period First lunch – 6th grade students Second lunch – 7th and 8th grade students

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TWEEN” PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.) Fitness Individual skills Team sports

INTRAMURALS Flag football Soccer Basketball

Track Volleyball Softball

STUDENT LIFE          

Clubs Student leadership WEB “Where Everyone Belongs” Yearbook Intramurals Service projects Field Trips Music and Drama Productions Dance socials Career Day

STUDENT LIFE Clubs Examples - depending on student interest •Club Splat •Drama Club •Scholarship (CJSF) •Homework Club •Leadership •Science Club •Green Club •Running Club •Sports Club •Food Factory •Christian Club

•Archery •Best Buddies •Book Club •Bowling •One for One •Improv •Games •Science Olympiad •Spelling Bee •Math •Sketch

STUDENT LIFE •



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Monthly awards 6th, 7th, and 8th graders selected each month Academic Achievement Character Outstanding Effort Eagle Express Cards and Paw passes Community Service Awards Honor Roll Principal’s List (4.0) 8th Grade Awards

SCHOOL SAFETY AND BEHAVIOR

School-wide behavior standards Campus Supervisors Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) District Initiatives and Parent Education Bullying Prevention Task Force Violence Prevention Task Force Drug and Alcohol Prevention Task Force

TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL •





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WEB “Welcome EveryBody”  New student orientation Two Lunches  6th graders have their own lunch period Core Classes  Language Arts  Reading  Social Studies 6th Grade Pods 6th Grade Locker area

TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL STAFF Collaboration and communication Kindness and compassion Community Service Support students and parents

“I am your biggest fan.” “I will do anything to help you.”

PARENT INVOLVEMENT  PTA  New Parent Night  Back to School  Parent Education Nights

 GATE/honors Parent Night  GATE Parent Advisory Council  Open House  School Site Council  Volunteers in classrooms and media center

COMMUNICATION  Websites:       

www.losal.org/mcauliffe and www.losal.org/oak School Messenger (autodialer and emails) Aeries Browser Internet (ABI) – grades on-line Progress Reports Report Cards Parent Conferences upon request • November and May Email Phone

GENERAL INFORMATION Bus Transportation May be purchased for students in the Seal Beach and Los Alamitos areas Semester or annual One-way or round trip Prorated for the number of children Full-time Library and Media Center Services Full-time Health-care Services

Extended Care Outpost: Opens at 6:30 a.m.; Closes at 6:00 p.m. Los Alamitos Youth Center

IMPORTANT DATES Tuesday, February 11 6:30 p.m. Parent Presentation at Oak Wednesday, February 19 6:30 p.m. Parent Presentation at McAuliffe Tuesday, February 25 3:30 p.m. Student Social at Oak Tuesday, March 4 3:30 p.m. Student Social at McAuliffe Thursday, March 6 All-District Choral Festival Friday, March 7 Deadline to submit Intra-district transfer request

LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT THANK YOU FOR COMING!

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