Parent PowerPoint Presentation
Donald R. Collins
board president &
Maroon, Navy and
Collins students, staff, parents
and community are united in
developing each student to be a
knowledgeable, responsible citizen
filled with self-confidence, high
expectations and a zest for lifelong learning.
What to Expect @
Positive teachers & staff that care about you!
Productive – lots of things to learn
Help in your transition
Exemplary campus since the opening in 1990.
90% of students in all content areas have met or
exceeded state standards.
Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC)
award winning school for three consecutive years.
Only 5% of schools in Texas receive this
Top 20 Greater Houston Middle School Rankings
OUR COLLINS FAMILY
COLLEGE PARK FEEDER ZONE
Your child will be assigned a Learning
Community (LC) in which they will stay
in one hallway except for Fine Arts and
Movement and transition are an integral
part of the school setting. This model
helps our students prepare for the Junior
Students sit at lunch with their entire LC
(100 students) not just their “homeroom”
Fine Art Electives
5th grade lunch 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Parents are welcome to visit for lunch – you
may only eat with your child in our visitors
This is the first time many
students use lockers.
Most children are very
excited and look forward
to this next step.
It takes about 2 weeks for
students to adjust.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
H.O.T.T.T. Shots (Homework, Organization,
Test Taking Tips)
Various Student Interest Lunch Groups
Mentors on campus
• Learning Communities are balanced.
• Gifted and Talented Identification (all LC
teachers are GT certified)
• There are GT students in each LC
• Students with special needs are in each LC
• Math program – only accelerated program
• Each LC is designed to meet a variety of
instructional needs/services which include
Gifted/Talented, Special Education, English
as a Second Language and 504
• Language Arts/Social Studies/Math/Science
GIFTED AND TALENTED
Students identified GT in the following
content areas received enrichment in their
identified area(s). In addition, they participate
twice a year in:
LA/SS – Envision projects (required)
Science – Participation in District
Students will take a 5th place placement on elementary
What will be reviewed:
80% or better on math placement exam
85% or higher on 4th grade STAAR Reading & Math (issue with
state sending the math scores)
85% average on 4th grade Math Benchmarks
Other Things to Consider:
Maintained 85% average in 4th grade math
Evidence of numerical fluency (# fact checks mastered)
Parents Notified by letter in early summer. Parent has right to
decline placement in advanced math.
7th - Math 7
8th - PreAlgebra 8
9th - Algebra
10th - Geometry
11th - Algebra 2
12th - Pre Calculus or College
Algebra or AP Statistics
• 7th - Algebra (High School course)
• 8th - Geometry (High School course)
• 9th - Algebra 2 PAP
7th - Pre-Algebra PreAP
8th - Algebra (High School Course) • 10th - Pre Calculus PAP
• 11th - AP Calculus AB or AP
9th - Geometry PAP
10th - Algebra 2 PAP
12th - AP Calculus BC
11th - Pre Calculus PAP
12th - AP Calculus (AB or BC)
and/or AP Statistics
J.H. & H.S.
Texas students will take the STAAR Test
(State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness)
5th Grade – must pass Math/Reading to move to 6th grade
Math – March 29th
Reading – March 30th
Science – May 11th
Math – May 9th
Reading – May 10th
Conroe ISD Student Code of Conduct
distributed in the Student/Parent Handbook
Campus – wide student expectations
meeting at the beginning of the year
Classroom expectations reviewed at the
beginning of the year
High Expectations for all of our students
Halter-tops, muscle shirts, and spaghettistraps tops are not permitted unless covered
by another shirt.
Spandex clothing, yoga pants and leggings
are to be worn under other outerwear that
are at least fingertip in length.
Student shorts must be fingertip length
when the student rests his/her arms at side.
Please see newsletter for complete
Crossing guards are on duty beginning at 8:10 a.m.
Bikers-secure bikes on a bike rack enter through
the front school doors
Walkers enter through the front door at 8:00 a.m.
Car Riders will be dropped off in the front of the
school – no earlier than 8:00 a.m.
Bus Riders will load and unload at the rear
entrance and enter though the gym
We encourage our students to arrive by 8:30 a.m.
to begin their day. Instruction promptly begins and
tardies are marked at 8:45 a.m.
Many students participate in activities that require
students to arrive prior to the instructional day.
Students in Choir, Orchestra and Band needing to
attend morning rehearsals will enter the school
through the side doors by the band hall
The library is open each morning at 8:00 a.m.
Students are allowed in the gym at 8:00 a.m.
We encourage our students to arrive at school by
Monthly Colossal Cobra Award for each 5th
and 6th grade
School-Wide Positive Behavior Program
Summer Star Reader Program
N.E.A.T. – Never Ever Absent or Tardy
Honor Band, Orchestra & Choir
Read For A Better Life
Open Hearts Club
KCOL Crew Members – Live TV!
Cool Things at Collins
Red Ribbon Week
Mix It Up Day
Field Trips / Mission to Mars (6th Grade)
Visiting Authors / Book Drive
KCOL Crew Members – Live TV!
Collins Scholarships Awarded
Interfaith Food Drive
Curriculum includes units in:
Many other recreational activities
FINE ARTS OPTIONS
Band – 36 Weeks
Orchestra – 36 Weeks
Should attend an instrument info night
to help with selection for coming school
One Year Commitment
Art/Music – 18 Weeks
Classes meet everyday for 45 minutes
Choir - Singing
5th Grade Band
The following instruments are offered:
All students are assessed by the band directors to determine
Orchestra Instrument Selection
Students may choose from:
Orchestra instruments come
in sizes to accommodate any student.
Technology integrated in
interdisciplinary units in each
Access to interactive
whiteboards for enhancing
Multimedia presentations are
integral in each content area
Classroom use of 5 WOW
laptop carts, 1 IPAD cart and 2
Parent Access Center (automatic update)
Learning Community Weekly Newsletter
Parent Conferences /phone calls and email
May 5th – Fine Arts Interview Night 4:30 -7:00pm (No
May 6th – Incoming 5th Parent Orientation Meeting – Collins
Library 9:00 a.m. (Repeat Session)
May 11th – Fine Arts Interview Night 4:30 -7:00pm
May 19th – Orchestra Parent/Vendor Night 6:30 pm
August 13th – Collins Express Orientation 5th 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
August 20th – Meet and Greet
August 24th – First Day of School
September 7th – School Holiday
September 8th – Parent Information Night 6:30 pm
Volunteer during school events
Help teachers and students
Provide funding for student enrichment
programs such as field trips
Assist in enhancing instructional programs
Webstore – NEW!!!
PTO President – Tina Rabson [email protected]
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Have your child email questions or visit
with their teachers
Send an email to the teachers to clarify
Email your teacher to set up a conference
Call or email the counselor or principal
We Can’t Wait
To Get Here or