Welcome Parents! Rising 7th & 8th Pre-Registration 2019-2020

Welcome Parents! Rising 7th & 8th Pre-Registration 2019-2020 Parent Information Night TABB Middle School TMS Administrative Team Mrs. Heather Young Principal Mrs. Termaine Hopkins Assistant Principal Dr. Doug Hartley Assistant Principal Mrs. Brittany West Assessment & Compliance Coordinator (ACC)

TMS School Counseling Department Mrs. Carrie Dukes Counselor for 6th Grade Mrs. Dana Rollins Counselor for 7th Grade 2019-2020 Mrs. Teresa Van Ness Director & Counselor for 8th Grade 2019-2020 Mrs. Lynn Gray Registrar TMS

Tonights Agenda Overview of Core Courses for 7th & 8th Graders Math Sequences Math, English, & World Language Placements High School Credit Course Considerations Tips for Success in High School Credit Courses Block Scheduling A Day/B Day SOLs Virtual Courses Year long and Semester Encore/Elective Courses Electives Course Registration Process

Academic & Career Plans Special Programs *Presentation is viewable online TMS 7 Grade Required Courses th English: English 7 or Advanced English 7 Math: Foundations of Algebra 7 (FOA 7) Pre-Algebra 7 Algebra 1A/Algebra 1B (0.5 high school credit per semester) Life Science US History II 1865 to present day 7th PE & Health *Career Investigations Course* - NEW required course Electives: 2 or 3 depending on math course (to include new Career Investigations course) TMS

8th Grade Required Courses English: English 8 or Advanced English 8 Math: Pre-Algebra 8 Algebra 1A/Algebra 1B (0.5 high school credit per semester) Advanced Geometry (1.0 high school weighted credit) Physical Science Civics & Economics 8th PE & Health *CTE Course to satisfy new Career course requirement* Electives: 2 or 3 depending on math course (to include new CTE/Career course or alternative) TMS 7th & 8th English Placement Advanced English 7 & 8

Suggested grade of A/B average in current English course Scores on SOLs also will be a consideration *All placements are based on student grades, testing data and teacher recommendation. Required Summer Reading Assignment for Advanced English - Read a specific book per grade level and complete a written assignment - Written assignment is due on the first day of school TMS 7 & 8 English th th Required Summer Reading Assignment for English 7 and 8 Read one book from approved middle school list In-class activity to be completed during

weeks two-four of school Copies of the books may be available in the schools, at public libraries, and at local book stores. Summer reading lists will be available in the front office & on the TMS web page. TMS High School Credit Means? MATH: Algebra 1 A/B & Advanced Geometry World Language: Traditional Classroom: French, Spanish

Virtual: German, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic Final grades and credits/verified credits are recorded on students high school transcript (GPA) High school curriculum = more rigorous; requires consistent, daily effort for success An opportunity when students are ready--- not a race TMS 6th 7th 8th YCSD Math Sequences Foundations of Algebra 6

(FOA 6) Gd 6 Standards & SOL Foundations of Algebra 7 (FOA 7) Gd 7 Standards & SOL Pre-Algebra 8 Gd 8 Standards & SOL Pre-Algebra 7 Gd 7/8 Standards & Gr 8 SOL Algebra 1A & 1B High School Credit End of Course SOL/ Verified credit Pre-Algebra 6 Gd 6, 7, 8 Standards & Gd 8 SOL

Algebra 1A & 1B High School Credit End of Course SOL/Verified credit Adv. Geometry WEIGHTED High School Credit End of Course SOL/Verified credit High school Science placement depends on math level TMS 7th Grade Math Placement Foundations of Algebra 7 (FOA 7) - Grade 7 Math Standards Completion Foundations of Algebra 6 (FOA 6) & Teacher recommendation Pre-Algebra 7 Grade 7 and Grade 8 Math Standards

Teacher recommendation based on student ability & criteria below: Average of A or solid B in Foundations of Algebra 6 (FOA 6) A score greater than or equal to 450 on Math 6 SOL Average of C or below for the year in Pre-Algebra 6 REPEAT PRE-ALGEBRA in 7th grade Must maintain A/B average in Pre-Algebra 7 in order to continue in course, monitored during 1 st semester Algebra 1 A/B high school credit Pre-Algebra is a prerequisite for Algebra 1 A/B Teacher recommendation based on student ability & criteria below: Average of solid B or above for the year in Pre-Algebra 6 A passing score on Math 8 SOL (400 or higher) TMS 8th Grade Math Placement

Pre-Algebra 8 - Grade 8 Math Standards Completion of Foundations of Algebra 7 & teacher recommendation Less than a solid B for the year in Pre-Algebra 7 Algebra 1 A/B high school credit Pre-Algebra is a prerequisite for Algebra 1 A/B Teacher recommendation based on student ability & all criteria below: Average of a solid B in Pre-Algebra 7 A passing score on Math 8 SOL (400 or higher) Average of C or below in Algebra 1 A/B (7th) REPEAT ALGEBRA 1 A/B Advanced Geometry high school credit Algebra 1 A/B is a prerequisite for Advanced Geometry Teacher recommendation based on student ability & all criteria below: Average of C or above for the year in Algebra 1 A/B in Grade 7 Passing score on Algebra 1 SOL (400 or higher) 2019-2020 YCSD Program of Studies TMS Sample Block Schedule FOA 7, Pre-Algebra 7 or 8 A Day

Example Block I 8:00 9:31 Block 2 9:35 11:07 Block 3 11:11 1:10 Block 4 1:14 2:45 B Day English PE Science

Soc. Studies FOA 7, Pre-Algebra 7, 8 Meet daily Elective 1 Elective 2 or World Language TMS Sample Block Schedule Algebra 1 A/B (7th or 8th) or Adv Geometry (8th) A Day Example Block I 8:00 9:31 Block 2 9:35 11:07

Block 3 11:11 1:10 Block 4 1:14 2:45 B Day English PE Science Soc. Studies Elective 1 Algebra 1 A/B or Adv. Geometry Elective 2

Elective 3 or World Language TMS *Career Investigations new* NEW for 2019-2020 school year: The Virginia Board of Educations Profile of a Virginia Graduate to help students be Life Ready. Life Ready - Content Knowledge, Workplace Skills, Community and Civic Responsibility, & Career Planning Career Investigations Course will complete this requirement 7th Grade Students Must take Career Investigations 8th Grade Students The following courses will satisfy this requirement for 2019-2020 school year: Career Investigations * Family & Consumer Science 2 or 3

* Inventions & Innovations * Computer Science Discoveries * Intro. to Programming & Game Design * These courses taken prior to 2019-2020 will not meet this requirement since the courses will have been redesigned. TMS 7th Grade SOLs English/Reading Math Math 7 or Algebra 1 A/B TMS

8 Grade SOLs th English/Writing (multiple choice & essay) English/Reading Science Civics & Economics Math Math 8 or Algebra 1 A/B Advanced Geometry TMS World Language Course Options Classroom Setting

Virtual/Online Setting Exploratory World Language (Introduction to French & Spanish) Semester Course French I Spanish I (HS Credit) (HS Credit) French II Spanish II (HS Credit) (HS Credit) Survey of World Language

(Introduction to French, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish) German Latin Arabic Mandarin Chinese (HS Credit) (HS Credit) (HS Credit) (HS Credit) For Virtual/Online Courses: You may need to log in outside of the regular school day There is a required training *Courses may be offered virtually depending on enrollment #s

* IB Programme Spanish, French, Latin TMS World Language Readiness Are students ready for a high school credit world language? As & Bs in English and all other core courses Strong work & study habits, motivation, self-discipline Good attendance Teachers recommend a minimum, consistent 80% (assessments) for success in next level World Language Screening Process TMS Attributes of a Successful Virtual/Online Student

Good organizational, time management, & technical skills Self-motivated & self-disciplined to stay on schedule & meet deadlines Maintains focus on rigorous & challenging coursework Works independently Teachers of virtual courses are NOT TMS teachers; communication will be via email and weighting of courses may differ TMS High School Credit Course Considerations Q1 40%, Q2 40%, Midterm 20%; Q3 40%, Q4 40%, Final Exam 20% Virtual World Language courses may have a different weighting system Teacher recommendations assist with appropriate placements

Closely monitor progress early on early establishment of effective routines Meeting: First Week of School Thursday 6:30pm/cafeteria Credit Omission process Summer Virtual Courses TMS Habits for Success in High School Credit Courses In class:

Be systematic about checking & highlighting homework diagnostic tool! Ask questions Self monitor learning & make a habit of seeking extra help early on Growth mindset vs a fixed mindset how does the student respond to a challenge? At home: Complete the homework the same day as the class Its all about the quality and extra effort! Dig deeper use independent strategies Ist, then human resources Consistent review the off night correct recently graded & missed homework, watch videos, make flash cards for vocabulary, use teacher websites & resources TMS

Academic & Career Plan - ACP Tentative six year academic plan starting 7th grade year Career Inventory results 16 Career Clusters Special high school programs Post-Secondary plans Parents review & sign Original is given to students high school counselor https://www.vawizard.org/wizard/home TMS A C P TMS A C

P TMS YCSD Honors Program 8th Graders are eligible to participate if: Advanced English 8 Algebra 1 A/B or higher level math High school credit World Language: (Spanish, French, Arabic, German, Latin, Mandarin Chinese) *All high school students complete either an Advanced or Standard Diploma To continue in high school: 4 consecutive years of World Language

Minimum GPA (3.25 9th/3.50 10th -12th); No report card grade below a C 20 hours of community service beginning in 9th grade until 12th grade Minimum of 6 AP courses in 4 content areas during high school *Credit Omission May not delete Algebra 1 A/B or Ist year World Language grades in 8 th grade & remain eligible to participate in Honors Program. TMS Special Programs 9th-12th Grade IB International Baccalaureate Program @YHS SOA School of the Arts @BHS YRA York River Academy New Horizons - Career & Technical School Education Center (CTE) Gds 11, 12 New Horizons - Governors School for Science & Tech Gds 11 & 12 PAS Governors School Preadmission Series (Gds 9 & 10) Enrichment opportunities in Grades 9 & 10 to learn about the Governors School for Science & Technology Does Not Guarantee Acceptance into Governors School in Grades 11 & 12 * More information on these specialty programs can be found on the YCSD website. https://yorkcountyschools.org/default.aspx

TMS Middle School Arts Magnet (mSAM) Queens Lake Middle School Enrichment and instruction in literary, theatre, and dance arts Parent Information night March 26 @ 6:00pm at Bruton High School Completed applications must be received in the main office of Queens Lake Middle School, 124 West Queens Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185 by 4 p.m. on April 26 In order to participate in the Arts Magnet program the student must enroll at Queens Lake Middle School & transportation to QLMS must be provided by the parent Eligibility: Good attendance & citizenship B or better in English & 400 + on Reading SOL

Lottery-style selection Contact QLMS for more information, 220-4076. https://yorkcountyschools.org/parents/specialtyPrograms/magnetPrograms.aspx TMS PE & Health Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Badminton, Handball, Floor Hockey, Pickleball, Bowling, Track, Fitness Assessments and Games, Recreation & Leisure Health all grade levels, 6 weeks Dare (7th grade) Family Life 1 Week TMS

7th & 8th Electives/Encore Exploratory good time to try something new Encourage to step out of comfort zone 2 or 3 Elective Blocks Year-long classes Semester classes Most are mixed grade levels (7th & 8th) Changes to elective classes may be requested prior to the day of Open House - the sooner the better TMS R E G I S T R A

T I O Feb 6 13 Classroom Registration Take home: a parent letter & BLUE electives registration form Discuss the options & rank selections #1 through #10 use a pencil, then pen Use numbers, not X or

Students return signed, completed electives registration form to Math teacher Complete form even if planning to move Registration form is due by Feb. 25th TMS R E G I S T R A T

I O Feb 6 13 Classroom Registration Take home: a parent letter & YELLOW electives registration form Discuss the options & rank selections #1 through #10 use a pencil, then pen Circle and or or if selecting where indicated if selecting similar courses

Use numbers, not X or Students return signed, completed electives registration form to Math teacher Complete form even if planning to move Registration form is due by Feb. 25th TMS Notes about Semester Elective Courses View a visual creation of the middle school level elective/encore courses:

https://ycsd.yorkcountyschools.org/Page/3948 TMS Notes/Year Long Courses Beginning Band (no experience), Intermediate Band (1 yr or permission) rent or buy an instrument, or Advanced Band (2 yrs or permission) must commit to 15 minutes daily for practice Yearbook (application process) - serious, fun, product-focused, computer skills, some outside of class time commitments, real deadlines, teamwork, good experience for high school yearbook class Students who choose Yearbook as a top choice will get invited to attend an interest meeting. At the meeting Mrs. Ernest will distribute a yearbook application and the class roster will be chosen from the applications that are turned in. TMS

Notes about Semester Elective Courses Intro to Art Must take before any other art classes FACS II/III take in any order Musical Stage Productions planning to offer 1st Semester; rehearsals during class time Intro to Drama Must take Intro to Drama before taking Drama Productions Drama Productions A few mandatory after school rehearsals a couple weeks prior (2nd semester) Forensic Science involves some activities that may be uncomfortable for the squeamish Exploratory World Language - a great middle school option for World Language exploration if not ready for high school credit World Language ***8th Grade Repeatable Electives: Band, Chorus, Yearbook, Drama Productions, Musical Stage Productions, & World Languages TMS Thank you for attending this evening! Please plan to join us again next year! Questions? Rising 7th Graders: Dana Rollins 757 898-0318 Rising 8th Graders: Teresa Van Ness 757 898-0317

School Counseling Web page/Pics and details of middle school electives: https://ycsd.yorkcountyschools.org/Page/3948 Program of Studies online: 2019-2020 YCSD Program of Studies

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