Herget Middle School - Urbana School District #116

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Herget Middle School - Urbana School District #116
The mission of Urbana Middle School, a community of
learning, is to engage and inspire students while
promoting their intellectual, social, and emotional growth.
King
Yankee
Ridge
Leal
UMS
Wiley
Williams
Thomas
Paine
Currently 925 students 6-8
 2016 about 300 sixth
graders.
 120+ Staff
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Challenging Curriculum
Excellent Instruction
Guidance and Support Services
Organizational Structures
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Key organizational components…
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Students grouped onto interdisciplinary teams
Teachers with daily, common-planning time
Exploratory and physical education classes
Advisory
Math
Special
Services
Social
Studies
Science
Students
(85-95)
Language
Arts
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25 minutes at the beginning of the day with
10-15 students and one teacher.
Goal: Every student’s personal and academic
development is guided by an adult advocate.
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At UMS, advisory is a place and time for students
to be part of a small, supportive community of
peers together with an adult advocate working to
meet individual and whole-group social,
emotional, and academic needs.
◦ All students will have and be able to identify at least one adult
who they can go to for social, emotional, or academic support.
◦ All students will be part of an able to identify a small
community of peers who works to support social, emotional,
and academic needs.
◦ All students will set and monitor personal goals.
◦ All students will learn skills to contribute to a positive school
culture.
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Before School Activities
Arrive 8:00-8:40
◦ Breakfast 8:00-8:30
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School begins at 8:45
Advisory, 7 class periods, lunch
4 Minute Passing Periods
School ends at 3:44
After School Activities
Course Goal
Description
Text
Students will become competent and motivated readers, writers,
thinkers and communicators.
Units of study include:
• Short Story
• Journey to Jo’Burg Novel Study
• You Write It!
• Literature Circles
• Text Performance
• Narrative Non-Fiction Short Story
• Narrative Non-fiction Novel Study
• Poetry
• Independent Student Choice Novel/Research Study
• Elements of Literature published by Holt Rhinehart Winston
Course Goal
Description
Text
Students will be able to problem solve, reason, and
communicate in the context of mathematics in the real
world.
Units of study include:
• Prime Time: Number Sense
• Comparing Bits and Pieces: Fractional Number Sense
• Let’s Be Rational: Fractional Operations
• Covering and Surrounding: Measurement of Area &
Perimeter
• Decimal Ops: Decimal Operations
• Variables and Patterns: Pre-Algebra
• Data About Us: Statistical Mathematics
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Connected Mathematics Project 3: Sixth Grade
Edition published by Prentice Hall
Course Goal
Description
Texts
Students will engage in a variety of hands-on activities and labs that
will help build their interest in science. Sixth grade students will
focus on detecting cycles and patterns. They will engage in a variety
of hands-on activities and labs that will help them challenge their
thinking about regular and predictable patterns in the natural and
material worlds.
Units of study include:
• Introduction to Scientific Method
• Ecosystems
• Structures and Properties of Matter
• Forces and Motion
• Earth’s Movement and the Solar System
• Earth’s Major Systems: Rocks and Water
• Science Explorer published by Prentice Hall
• Inside the Restless Earth published by Holt
Course Goal
Description
Texts
Students will learn about the influence of ancient civilizations on
the modern world.
Units of study include:
• World Geography
• Early Humans
• Mesopotamia
• Egypt
• China
• Greece
• Rome
• Middle Ages
• The Ancient World published by Prentice Hall
• A Message of Ancient Days published by Houghton Mifflin
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Exploratory OR Beginning Band or Strings
Physical Education / Health
Connections OR Band, Strings, or Chorus
3/16/2016
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Art
Family & Consumer
Sciences
French
German
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Project Lead The Way
Family & Consumer
Sciences
Music
Spanish
Students select one of two rotations. They will have
each course in the rotation for one quarter.
*Students in Beginning Band or Strings will not have
the Explore Rotation.
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A student may complete an enrichment
project in any and all of their courses
(science, social studies, language arts, math,
and/or semester-long or year-long elective
or PE classes).
An enrichment project should take
approximately 15-20 hours to complete for
any subject (about 1 hour outside of classtime per week during the semester).
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In Class Differentiation
Parent-led Enrichment
Before and After School Activities
U-STEM
Lego Robotics
Future Cities
Various SPLASH Activities
Concert Band
Concert Strings
Concert Orchestra
Jazz Band
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Students should have homework at lest daily
(Monday – Friday) in at least one subject.
Independent reading for 30 minutes is a
nightly expectation for all students.
Check Homework Blogs.
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Homework Connections
Math Connections
Reading Connections
Math Dimensions
Reading Dimensions
Math Extensions
Cross Country (coed, no cut)
 Baseball
 Softball
 Girls’ Basketball
 Boys’ Basketball
 Girls’ Volleyball
 Track (coed, no cut)
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SPLASH
Lego Robotics
IMSA Fusion
Broadway on Vine
Concert Band
Concert Orchestra
Concert Choir
Student Council
Jazz Band
Gay-Straight Alliance
Yearbook Club
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Teams
Lockers
PE Uniforms
Lunch options
Passing periods
Homework
No recess
Size
New friends
Discipline & Consequences
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Cell phones and electronics
Dress code
What is a tardy?
Horseplay
3/16/2016
 Be
Responsible
 Be Respectful.
 Be Safe
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You will receive Elective/Exploratory
verification in the mail. If you have changes,
return it to your student’s teacher.
Review your handout, “Getting ready…”
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Explore the building!
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3/16/2016

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