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					Green Acres Middle School
6th Grade Parent Night
Registration Process
• Students will register online at their school
  site with Ms. Ashford or Mr. Santana.

  Site visits for 6th grade presentations
  February 28:        Willow Glen and Royal Oaks
  February 29:        Highland
  March 1:            Fairview
  March 2:            Hurley
  March 5:            Oak Grove
  March 7:            Manuel Hernandez
  March 9:            Houston


• Students should have their electives
  selected and “Information for Cumulative
  and Permanent Records” sheet completed.
Required Courses

• English/Literature Core (2 periods)

• Math 7 (1 period)

• Physical Education (1 period)

• Science (1 period)

• World History (1 period)
Pre-AP and Support Classes
• English Pre-AP: Score Advanced on CST ELA

• Math Pre-AP: Score 475+ on CST Math

• All students who score Basic or below on their
  CST Math or ELA will be placed in a support
  class.
    –   Language Lab
    –   Math 7 Lab
    –   Math 7 Block
    –   English Language Development


*Final placement in Pre-AP and support classes will be based on 6   th   grade
   CST scores.
   Electives
Beginning Drama with (M7951) Music Appreciation (Semester Pairs)
Beginning Computers with (M7900) Beginning Art (Semester Pairs)
Intermediate Band (Year elective)
Orchestra (Year elective)
Bass Clef Chorus (Year elective)
Beginning Soprano/Alto Choir (Year elective)
Jazz Band (requires a pre-first class)***
Advanced Band (Charger Band)***
Wind Ensemble***
Advanced Orchestra***
Concert Choir (Prima Voce)***
 AVID 7***



***Teacher Audition or Permission Required
Drama/Music Appreciation

                            Drama: Designed to teach
                            students the history of the
                            theatre and theatre
                            terminology.




Music Appreciation:
Students learn to read,
write and perform musical
notation and study
composers.
Computers/Art


                            Computers: Introduces
                            students to beginning and
                            intermediate computer
                            skills and applications.




Art: Introduced to
beginning art designs and
colors.
 Intermediate/Advanced/
 Jazz Band/Wind Ensemble

                           Intermediate: Beginning
                           and intermediate students.

                           Advanced Band: Students
                           perform at parades,
                           concerts and community
                           events.
Wind Ensemble: Class
is by audition only, top
40 band students.

Jazz Band: Performing
class that will perform
classic and
contemporary Big Band
music.
Orchestra
For students who begin violin, viola, cello and bass
instruction in elementary school. Students perform in
at least three required concerts.
 Choir

                             Bass Clef Chorus: For 7th
                             and 8th grade students who
                             sing in the bass clef range.

                             Beginning Soprano/Alto
                             Chorus: For 7th and 8th
                             grade students who sing in
                             the soprano/alto range.


Concert Choir (Prima
Voce): Open to 7th and 8th
grade students who sing in
the soprano/alto range.
Placement in class by
audition only.
AVID 7
Focus is placed on organizational skills, the Cornell
note taking system, grade checks, tutorials, strategies
for college success and collaborative grouping.
Teacher interview and recommendation required.
Pre-1st classes

P.E.     7:15 a.m. – 8:05 a.m. daily
Musical 7:15 a.m. – 8:05 a.m. daily
Jazz Band 7:15 a.m. – 8:05 a.m. daily

• P.E. is available on a limited basis to
  interested students who may need to
  take an academic support class.
• First priority for Pre-1st P.E. will be given
  to students needing an academic support
  class with second priority (based on
  space availability) for other purposes.
                 PULSE


• After-school program that is open to all
  students.
• Homework assistance, educational activities,
  sports, dance and leadership.
• No charge for participation in PULSE.
• 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily at Green Acres
• 4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., students transported
  to their PULSE Center.
• Students must attend a minimum of 3 days a
  week to stay in The PULSE.
Immunizations

• Starting July 2011, all students entering 7-12 grade
  will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough
  booster shot (Tdap) before starting school. This
  includes current students, new students and transfer
  students in both public and private schools.

• New requirement to help protect your child and others
  in your school and community from whooping cough.

• Any student who does not have proof of getting a
  Tdap booster shot will not be allowed to start school
  until proof of immunization is given to the school.
PTSA Board of Directors

• PTSA meeting for on Tuesday, March 20th at 12:00
  p.m. in the Green Acres library. Parents of incoming
  7th grade students are invited to attend!

• PTSA is a great way to become informed and involved
  in your child’s education. PTSA provides support and
  resources that will let you make a real difference for
  your family and for all families.

• Contact: Jenifer Lechtman, President
       jenonmerlot@sbcglobal.net
       627-0677
What To Expect

• Summer mailers
  – July 2012: Welcome letter
• W.E.B. (Where Everybody Belongs)
  – All incoming 7th students should attend
  – 2nd week of August
  – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Schedules
  – Handed out at Back to School Night
• Schedule Changes
• August Academy
Back To School Night
August 13, 2012
• We will have an orientation for incoming 7th
  grade parents at 6:00 p.m. in the Murphy
  Center.

   –   Dress Code
   –   Lunch time/student lunch accounts
   –   Parent Internet Viewer (PIV)
   –   Athletic Teams
   –   School Safety and Student Conduct
   –   After School Programs
For more information
School Website: www.vusd.org/greenacres




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