Middle School Schedule

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE


DAILY SCHEDULE


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Bell Schedule 2016/2017


6th

7th

8th


ADV


7:40 - 7:50

Advisor


7:40 - 7:50

Advisor


7:40 - 7:50

Advisor


1



7:50 - 8:35 

M/Th Exp 1

T/F Exp 3


7:50 – 8:40

Block A

GT Math


7:50 – 8:40

Block A


2


8:35 - 9:20

M/Th Exp 2

T/F Exp 4


8:40 – 9:30

Block B


8:40 – 9:30

Block B

GT Math


3


9:20 – 10:00

TARGET

Band/Chorus


9:30 – 10:15

M/Th Exp 1

T/F Exp 3


9:30 – 10:20

Block C



4


10:00 – 10:50

Block A



10:15 – 11:00

M/Th Exp 2

T/F Exp 4


10:20 – 11:10

Block D



5


10:50 - 11:40

Block B



11:00 – 11:45

TARGET

Band/Chorus


11:10 – 11:30

Lunch 


6


11:40 - 12:00

Lunch


11:45 – 12:05

Motor Break


11:30 – 11:50

Motor Break


7


12:00 - 12:15

Motor Break


12:05 – 12:25

Lunch

11:50 – 12:35

TARGET

Band/Chorus


8


12:15 - 1:10

Block C



12:25 – 1:15

Block C


12:35 – 1:20

M/Th Exp 1

T/F Exp 3


9


1:10- 2:05

Block D

GT Math



1:15 – 2:05

Block D



1:20 – 2:05

M/Th Exp 2

T/F Exp 4

D


2:05 – 2:10

Dismissal

2:05 – 2:10

Dismissal

2:05 – 2:10

Dismissal



Wednesday

2016/2017


6th

7th

8th


ADV


8:40 – 9:10

Advisor


8:40 – 9:10

Advisor



8:40 – 9:10

Advisor



1



9:10 – 10:00

Exploratory 

Rotation

1 – 4


9:10 – 10:00

Block A

GT Math



9:10 – 10:00

Block A



2


10:00 – 10:40

Block A


10:00 – 10:50

Block B


10:00– 10:50

Block B 

GT Math



3


10:40 - 11:20

Block C



10:50 – 11:40

Exploratory 

Rotation

1 – 4



10:50 – 11:10

Lunch


4


11:20 - 11:40

Lunch


11:10–12:00 

Block C



5


11:40 - 12:05

Motor Break

11:40 – 11:45 Transition


12:00 - 12:20

Motor Break 


6


12:05 - 12:45

Block B


11:45 – 12:05

Lunch


12:05 – 12:55

Block C



12:20 – 1:10

Block D



7


12:45 - 1:25

Block D

GT Math

12:55 – 1:10

Motor Break


1:10 – 2:00

Block D



1:10 – 2:00

Exploratory 

Rotation

1 - 4


8


1:25 - 2:05

Team/AST

D


2:05 – 2:10

Dismissal

2:00 – 2:10

Dismissal

2:00 – 2:10

Dismissal



ADVISOR GROUP PROGRAM


Ted Sizer, an educator and education reformer, once stated that every student in any school ought to have at least one adult that knows him/her well. The standard he cited was that the adult should be able to write a comprehensive essay that says something of significance about the student’s interests, aspirations, aptitudes, and educational and life goals. The Mt. Ararat Middle School Advisor Group Program serves to assure that such an adult exists for each student. 


Almost every member of the professional staff is assigned a group of students that are grouped by grade level. Each school day starts with a ten minute Advisor Group meeting. On Wednesdays, this time is extended to thirty minutes. Some of this time is allocated to morning announcements, and other administrative tasks. The primary purpose of this time, however, is for the Advisor to create a familial setting that gives each advisee a sense of belonging. 


The purposes of the Mt. Ararat Middle School Advisor Group are:

  • Each student has at least one positive relationship with an adult at school.
  • Each student will have an increased sense of school community and connectedness.
  • The Advisor will be an important advocate for each of his/her students.
  • The Advisor will facilitate communication between home and school, as well as help the student navigate through their academic learning goals.
  • Each student will develop important social and resiliency skills as he/she moves into his/her teenage years.


TARGET TIME


As a part of our Response to Intervention (RTI) plan, the school’s schedule includes a period for every student called Target Time. During this period, teachers focus on increasing student achievement by assigning instruction based on the need for structured and direct support for students not meeting standards in reading or math. Teachers will be actively engaged, working with students during this time. Chorus and Band are also scheduled during these periods. Students in Chorus and/or Band will need to meet curriculum standards or teachers will be expected to intervene. During the first two weeks of school, all students and all teachers will participate in presentations and discussions about expectations.

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