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Welcome to 6th grade Parent Orientation

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									Maus Middle School
   Cub Camp




             August 13th, 2010
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 The mission of Maus Middle School is to
work as a collaborative team with parents,
    students, and faculty to establish a
       positive and safe environment.
Our goal is to ensure that each and every
    student has a Purpose, shows and
 receives Respect, demonstrates Integrity,
   and maintains Determination in their
            pursuit of Excellence.


We are THE PRIDE!                        2
     Purpose of Training Camp
 Alleviate fears of coming to middle school
 Become familiar with the building, find the
  class rooms and locker before the first day
 Meet all 8 of their teachers
 Meet some of the students on their team
 Become acquainted with some of the
  procedures of middle school


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STAFF


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          Maus Staff Contacts
             Cory McClendon – Principal
Assistant Principals           Counselors
 Gloria Gage                   Leslie Warstler
  8th Grade, 7th grade M-Z       8th Grade, 7th grade M-Z
 Jamie Wisneski                Ann Nickel
  6th Grade, 7th grade A-L       6th Grade, 7th grade A-L


          Karen Rouse—Principal’s Secretary

         Kay Price – AP/Counselor’s Secretary

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   PROWLERS Team – 6th grade
Math -- Sabrina Spencer, Karissa Norris
Science -- Jillian Simpson, Cade Nichols
ILA -- Katherine Oldham, Sarah Fermagilich,
  Christie Biggs
Soc Studies -- Johnny Hopkins, Madison
  Presenza




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     6th Grade Elective Teachers
   Band – Katie Lewis
   Asst Band – Jonathan        Study Skills – Piper
    Adamo                        Schoppe
                                PE – Brent Reese
   Orchestra – Lauren
                                PE – Kristen Goodgion
    Hartin
                                GT – Charlotte Caskey
   Choir – Laura Wright        ESL – Thamara Millan
   Computer Lit. – Matt        Mountain Lion Math –
    Smith                        Kyle Andrews
   Art– Kathleen Hamrick       Mountain Lion Reading
                                 – Christie Biggs
   Sped- Holly Darnell-
                                Dyslexia—Michelle
    Rigsby                       Parkman
   Theater – John Charron
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          Teaming Periods

Prowlers Teaming
Schedule:
3 rd   Period – 10:20 to 11:00



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         Academic Teaming
 The students on each team have all the
  same core teachers – (school within a
  school concept)
 Teachers plan together 45 minutes daily
 Able to keep ―tabs‖ on students academic
  and behavioral success
 Same team all year
 Like having a family at school


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Academics


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             Homework
 Research has found that homework is very
  effective in the learning process
 Will become more accustomed to and get
  it done in a more timely manner
 Quiet place to do their homework
 If it is taking an overabundance of time,
  check with them and see how they are
  using their time
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             Late Work Policy
                 Homework
 At most a 70 until the test over the content
 At most a 50 until two days prior to the end
  of the grading period.

                  Major Grade
 15 points off each day late – maximum of 5
  days late (*unless it was completed in
  Advisory)

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                Grading
 Six Weeks Grade:
  50% Major – Tests and major projects
  50% Daily work, homework and quizzes
 Semester Grade
  Each Six Week grade will count 2/7 +
  Semester Exam 1/7
 Final Grade Average of the two semester
  grades
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     MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSEWORK FOR HIGH
                        SCHOOL CREDIT
   NOTICE   TO   SIXTH GRADE PARENTS   AND   STUDENTS –

 Beginning with this year’s sixth graders, the graduating
  class of 2017, if a class is taken in middle school for high
  school credit, the grade received will count toward the
  high school grade point average.
 This is of particular importance in math
  because 6th grade students who take PAP 6th Grade
  Math, and stay on the PAP track, will take PAP Alg I for
  high school credit in 8th grade.
 The decision to take PAP 6th Grade Math will result in
  taking a high school course in 8th grade.
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Progress Reports & Report Cards
 Progress reports will be sent home at the
  mid-point of each six week grading period.
 Report cards will be sent home the week
  after the end of a six week grading period.
 Grades will be accessible throughout the
  entire grading period from the Frisco ISD
  website (www.friscoisd.org) through the
  Home Access Center.
    *Any student that is not passing at 3wks or
    6wks may not attend extracurricular events
    at Maus Middle School.*
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Communication


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    Communication Mediums
 Agendas
 School Messenger phone calls
 Website
 Home Access Center via Maus website
 Marquee
 Personal Contact via phone & email
 General Maus email is Maus@friscoisd.org


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Student planners/agendas
              Keep up with
               assignments, tests
               and due dates
              Students will get into
               the habit of using
               these to keep up.
              Please check that
               your child is utilizing
               his/her planner


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HAC: Home Access Center
 This is the medium for teachers to
  communicate grades with parents
 Will show grades, assignments, and due
  dates
 You will be able to access this system on-line
  and monitor your child’s progress throughout
  the six-weeks
 You will be receiving more information on
  how to access this system during the first
  six-weeks
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        Important Web Sites

   www.friscoisd.org and follow the links to
    – Maus Middle School – news and calendars, Home
      Access Center
    – Some teams will have their own web site and will
      communicate this with you




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   Discipline
Management Plan


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School-Wide Expectations—
          PRIDE
P—Purpose

R—Responsibility

I—Integrity

D—Determination

E—Excellence            22
  Policies – Disruptive Behavior
Short Term ISS (In School Suspension):
  -students who are disrupting the learning
    environment
  -this may also lead to more severe consequences


Long Term ISS:
  -consequence from the building administration




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                 Dress Code
 Students will not be permitted to wear the following:
―sagging pants,‖ torn or ragged clothing, sunglasses,
    caps, hats, bandanas, undergarments worn as
        outerwear, pajamas, or house shoes.

     The following are guidelines to follow…..>



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          Dress Code Boys
 Shirts with sleeves must be worn at all
  times.
 Shorts or pants must be worn at or about
  the waist line at all times.
 Undergarments should not be visible at
  any time.
 No holes in garments.



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              Dress Code Girls
 Sleeveless tops with a minimum width of two-inch
  wide straps are acceptable. The shirt straps must
  be wide enough to cover undergarments.
 See-through, bare midriff, halter type, shoulder
  baring, or spaghetti strap blouses or any revealing
  clothing is not permitted. Shirt hems should extend
  well below the waist of pants/shorts/skirts whether
  in a sitting or standing position.
 Dresses, skirts, and shorts must extend to or
  below the student’s fingertips when their arms are
  held to their sides.
 No holes in garments.                          26
         Dress Code Violations
   Students in violation of the student dress
    and grooming code will be expected to
    change to appropriate attire (provided by
    the school) when violations are brought to
    their attention. Students will not be
    allowed to leave campus for the purpose
    of changing clothes.



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   Possession of Telecommunications
                Devices
The District prohibits students from using or activating a
  cellular phone or electronic device (ipod, etc) during the
  school day from the start of school until the end of
  school. Possessing such devices is permissible as long as
  the device is left in the locker and turned off during the
  school day. Consequences for violating this policy:
 The first offense will result in the phone/device being
  taken up and returned to the parent with a warning.
 The second offense will result in a $15 fine being
  required before the phone/device is returned.
 The third offense will result in an additional $15 fine
  being required before the phone/device is returned.
 A fourth offense—the device will be confiscated and may
  be held for the remainder of the school year by the
  district. An additional $15 fee will be required for the
  return of the phone.
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  General
Information


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                   School Safety
   The safety of students and staff is non-negotiable.
   School visitors must check in the front office, have
    their driver’s license scanned through our RAPTOR
    system, and obtain a visitor’s badge before entering
    the main building.
   If the person picking up the student is not a
    parent/guardian, the identity of that person must
    be established and permission granted by the
    parent/guardian before the student will be
    released.
   Parent volunteers who work in the building have to
    have an FISD background check completed. See
    www.friscoisd.org for the necessary paperwork.
   All FISD schools have a ―Crisis Management Plan‖ in
    place and have regular ―drills‖ for fire, tornado, and
    building lockdown.                                     30
    Buses/Bicycles/Skateboards
 Bus information is available at the
  Transportation Department (469)633-6140
 Bicycles are to be parked and locked in
  the designated areas.
 Skateboards or skates are not allowed on
  school grounds at any time.



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Maus Traffic Pattern




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         Arrival and Dismissal
•School Hours: 8:40 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.

•Student Arrival: Students should arrive no earlier
than 7:30, and are encouraged to arrive no later than 8:30
so they are able to visit their lockers, use the restroom,
and prepare for first period.
Students will report to the Maus Cafeteria upon arrival.

•Student Departure: Students should leave as soon
as school is dismissed or upon conclusion of the school
activity they are attending. Students will not be allowed
to loiter after school hours – staff members are not on
duty to supervise.                                      33
           Schedule Change Policy
Schedule changes are allowed for the following
reasons:
            -Missing a required class
      -Too many classes the same period
  -Need to change between Pre-AP and regular
                   level class

Schedule changes are NOT allowed for these reasons:

          -because I’m not in classes with my friends
               -because I want another teacher
         -because I didn’t get my first choice elective
    -because I changed my mind and want another elective
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Schedule Change Request Forms will
be available on:
August 30

All schedule change requests are due:
 on or before September 1


*See your counselor for a Schedule Change
Request Form

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     Extracurricular Activities
 Students are encouraged to attend all
  school activities
 Students should complete all school work
  and assignments at home before
  attending activities (no loitering after school)
 Regular dress code and rules apply




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            P.E. Uniforms

           Frisco Sports Center
           8715 Lebanon Road
           Frisco, TX 75034-8653
               (972) 335-3630

The price for each uniform is approximately
 $16.00.
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             Café Procedures
 Breakfast and lunch offered daily
 Students will have an account with an
  identification number to purchase meals
 Online - www.PayPams.com to deposit into
  account. Or, students can bring cash or checks
  for deposit.
 ―A la carte‖ items available in lines---prices
  vary.
 Parents can set spending limits by contacting
  the café manager.                          38
           Dates to Remember

 August  23rd – First Day of School
 September 7th - Meet the Teacher Night
 Oct. 11th - Parent Teacher Conference
  Day




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         PTA
A word from the PTA…..




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  Thanks for coming!

   Questions? Please visit with one of
    the assistant principals, the
    counselors or Mr. McClendon after
    the presentation.

  Please return by 4:00 to pick your child
    up from camp. 
**GO MAUS MOUNTAIN LIONS ** GO MAUS MOUNTAIN LIONS **
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