6 th Grade Orientation
at Jack Hille Middle School
Dr. Courtney Orzel, Principal
Mr. John Orth, Assistant Principal
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2 Sessions: Administration/Staff
Tour of building at end of evening
7:00-7:25: Session 1
7:30-8:00: Session 2
8:00: School Tour
What does JHMS represent?
O High quality, well rounded, world class education for
O Safe, supportive, inclusive environment for
students, parents, and community
O High expectations for all students
O Social, emotional, academic, behavioral support
O Partners with parents and community
O Open door policy and open communication
for students, parents, and our community
O Common Core Standards (CCS) provide a
consistent, clear understanding of what
students are to learn.
O Robust, relevant, and rigorous standards for
success in college and careers
O Curriculum maps are aligned to the Common
Core Standards and can be found online on our
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
and Positive Behavior Intervention
and Supports (PBIS)
O Illinois has SEL standards.
O Connections (Advisory) once/week
O Topics include: bullying, stress management, conflict resolution,
organization and study skills, friendship, citizenship, character
O PBIS teaches pro-social behaviors in all areas of the school.
O District 142 has adopted 3 key components to the process:
O Be Respectful
O Be Responsible
O Be Safe
O Parents and students will receive a JHMS Behavior Matrix of
O 9 period day
O CORE: Literature & Language Arts, Science,
Social Science, Math, PE
O ENCORE classes (Art, Applied Technology,
Computer Science, Public Speaking, Reading
Strategies, Foreign Language Survey)
O Students do not select Encore classes. They are
placed into them based on their core schedule
UNLESS they choose band and/or choir.
O Band or Choir interest? See Mr. Nendza tonight.
Teams focus on student learning and success.
Student learning and progress
Academic, Social and Emotional
Organize/plan student-related activities
Meetings with students/parents
Middle School concept
Grade level teams
Teams meet daily
Vital to student success!
-Parent Portal - Weebly pages
-Webpage - Parent E-mail list
Students should be at school, on time, every day!
Attendance is VITAL to academic success!!
Please call the school office no later than 8:30AM and
ALWAYS leave a message.
5+ days of absence requires a doctor/ physician note
Mrs. Young keeps attendance records up-to-date and
communicates with parents and administration regarding
attendance concerns or questions.
O Available to students based on individual
O Teacher, parent and/or self-referrals
O Organizational skills & goal setting groups
O Homework completion opportunity after school
to promote personal responsibility
O Catch Up Club on Monday-Thursday
O Math and Reading Interventions during the
school day and after school
O Student safety O Currently, buses are
is our #1 Positive Connections
concern! for students who live
1.5 miles from their
O Appropriate behavior is assigned school.
expected of all students
that ride the bus.
O Student sport buses
O We run a 4:00pm bus
for students each are also provided for
school day. all extra-curricular
O At beginning of year, students sit with Connections
O Lunchroom supervisors will teach expectations.
O Students may bring a lunch or buy a lunch.
O 30 minute lunches
O Students must know their lunch code.
O Students bring money in an envelope to Main Office
with name on it. Parents may deposit money into
online Mealtime account as well.
O Mealtime information on separate sheet.
“To discipline is to teach”
To discipline a child is to teach life long problem solving skills
and decision making that provides a framework for positive
interactions with others.
Cell Phone Usage
O Students may possess cell phones on school property but may use them only
before or after school in authorized zones (Main hallway only).
O During the school day and on the bus, cell phones must be out of sight and
turned off. Cell phones must be kept in lockers during the school day.
O Cell phone usage is not permitted on school busses or during extracurricular
activities and events.
O A student may not take unauthorized pictures of students using a camera
O All phones taken away by staff for misuse will be placed in an envelope and
must be picked up by a parent unless the principal or assistant principal
authorize release to the student. Repeated offenses will result in a detention
or further disciplinary action.
O Refer to the Student Handbook
O Applies in school and at all after
O Dances/Sports/Before-After School
O Parent education
O Student education
O Technology usage
O Anti-bullying action plan which includes parent and
student education about cyberbullying
O Visit the D142 website for the Creating a Caring
Community Action Plan
Welcome to Hille!
We are looking forward to a
great year in 2012-13!!