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Title: 5TH GRADE ROUND-UP


1
5TH GRADE ROUND-UP
  • Gene Pike Middle School

2
Success in 6th grade
Success in middle school involves much more that
just good grades!
  • Use a Planner
  • Keep organized
  • Turn in assignments on time
  • Attend tutorials when needed
  • Parents/students view online grades daily or
    weekly
  • Form bonds with teachers and staff
  • Ask questions for help when necessary
  • Maintain a well-rounded schedule which includes
    extra-curricular activities

3
6th Grade Schedule
  • 8 periods
  • 70/70 split for Math and LA
  • 1 science, 1 social studies
  • P.E. (all 6th graders take P.E.)
  • 1 period of a fine art (band, choir, or
    orchestra)
  • 1 elective- wheel or intro to theater arts
  • (or a second fine art)
  • Each class is 45 minutes
  • 4 minutes for passing period

4
Academics
  • Factors to consider when choosing classes
  • Your childs academic strengths
  • Teacher input
  • Past STAAR performance
  • Personal goals

5
Choices for 6th Grade Core Classes
  • Math Pre AP or standard
  • Language Arts G/T (for identified GT students),
    Pre AP, or standard
  • Science Pre AP or standard
  • Social Studies Pre AP or standard

6
Pre AP or Regular Whats the difference??
  • Pre AP moves at a rapid pace and involves more
    in-depth classwork including outside research
    projects, readings and homework
  • Pre AP may have additional requirements during
    the summer and/or holidays (i.e. summer reading
    list)
  • Pre AP prepares students for the AP track in high
    school

7
??? How many Pre-AP classes should my child
take???
  • Only you and your child can determine this!
  • What are your childs strengths?
  • The amount of extracurricular activities should
    be considered.
  • How important are these classes to your child?

8
Math Flow Chart
Foundation with Endorsement
Distinguished Achievement
88th
Algebra I Pre AP
9th
Algebra I Reg or PreAP
Geometry Pre AP
Algebra II PreAP
Geometry Reg or PreAP
10th
Advanced Math Credit
Algebra II or Advanced Math Credit
11th
Advanced Math Credit
Advanced Math Credit
12th
9
Graduation Requirements -With the
new graduation plan each student will choose an
endorsement before they enter into their 9th
grade year.
10
Sequence of English Courses
Gray boxes indicate required courses for
graduation Courses must be taken one at a time,
in order Students are not bound to stay on one
track or another (ex. students can move into
PreAP with teacher and parent approval.
11
Sequence of Social Studies courses
Sequence of Courses

12
Sequence of Science Courses
Science Course Sequences for High School
AP Biology
PreAP Biology
PreAP Chemistry
PreAP Physics
AP Chemistry
AP Physics
Biology
4th year TBD
Physics
Chemistry
N IPC
N Chemistry
N 4th year TBD
One Credit must come from each area of science
listed Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, AP
Chemistry, or IB Chemistry Physics, AP Physics,
or IB Physics And a fourth science credit from a
higher level science course approved by the state.
13
ELECTIVES
  • ELECTIVE OF CHOICE
  • - Exploratory Wheel
  • - keyboarding/computers, robotics, art, study
    skills, puzzlers, and organization
  • - Intro to Theater
  • - Band, Orchestra, or Choir

14
Choices for Fine Arts
  • Band
  • Instrument Drives
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014 530-700pm
  • Tuesday, April  8, 2014 530-700pm
  • Orchestra
  • Instrument Drives
  • Monday, April 28, 2014 at Wilson Middle School
    600-800pm
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Pike Middle School
    600-800pm
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Chisholm Trail Middle
    School 600-800pm
  • Choir

15
6th Grade PE
  • All 6th graders take PE
  • 45 minute class period every day
  • PE uniforms- 15
  • Athletics starts in 7th grade (football,
    volleyball, basketball, track, tennis,
    cross-country running, soccer and cheerleading)

16
What Can 6th Graders Be a Part of?
  • Attend Pep Rallies
  • Attend school dances, after school sporting
    events and programs
  • Attend field trips
  • Be nominated for Student Council
  • Participate in UIL events
  • Participate on a Destination Imagination team
  • Participate in Chess Club
  • Participate in Fellowship of Christian Athletes

17
Parent Involvement
  • PTA Board or member
  • Volunteer in the classroom or in the teacher
    workroom
  • Access school website and teacher netschool pages
  • Access childs grades online
  • Parent/Teacher conferences

18
Panther Camp
  • Exact time and date will be posted on the campus
    website during the summer. Be on the lookout for
    more information on this exciting event!

19
Gene Pike Campus Administration
  • Principal- Chris Jones
  • Assistant Principal (last names A-L)-
  • Andrea White
  • Assistant Principal (last names M-Z)-
  • Lisa Schlomach

20
Gene Pike Campus Counselors
  • Stephanie Dall (last names A-L)
  • Megan DuBose (last names M-Z)
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