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MINI-SCHOOL (Boyd Advisory)

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Jeffrey Boyd

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Contact Information:
Jeffrey Boyd
boydj@greenhill.org
972-628-5582
Conferences
Wednesday, October 22
Please sign up on the PTC Wizard!
Community Time
Town Hall style meetings
Entire Middle School (5-8)
Announcements
Honors and Accolades
Clubs / Student Organizations
Grade-Level Activities
Good News
Please notify your advisor about your child's accomplishments outside of school!!!

We will try to recognize these achievements during Community Time.
How is 7th Grade Different?
More Activities this Year (Sports, Social, Etc.)
HOMEWORK
STUDYING
School
Social
Sports
BALANCE is the Key
Your kids are going to have to learn to
PLAN AHEAD

Papers and Projects will be longer & more analytical
"How can I help at home?"
1. Look at their binders/planners daily
2. Ask to see tests that come home
3. Read Thursday emails and go over Portal information with students (Upcoming assignments)
4. Have them organize their binders occasionally
5. Kids need SLEEP....
6. ....And BREAKFAST (and a SNACK for Break Time)
7. Help them problem solve
Note: Most teachers do not check email at home
Make sure they keep OLD TESTS and QUIZZES
(They are great tools for studying)
Advisory
Write down assignments (planners/notebooks)
Prioritize
Begin Homework
Use available resources (teachers, advisors, classmates)
Problem solve
Coach study habits
Maintain a quiet environment
When your child is absent from school...
1. Call or email Brenda Nance by
8:00am.
More is expected of them in the classroom...
&
come first
Friday, March 6
Fall:
Spring:
Time
Thought
Organization
Polish
Assignments require more...
Study Hall
Getting to know the students in holistic way
Having the kids bond as a group
Character Education Curriculum
2014-2015 Theme:
Gratitude
Purpose: GET ORGANIZED
Purpose: SUPPORT SYSTEM
2. We discourage absences due to trips.
These are considered unexcused absences
3. For an illness of 1-2 days....
Call/email a classmate to find out homework assignments
Follow-up with teachers upon returning to school

4. For an illness of 3-4 days....
Please call the office so that the teachers can organize the week's assignments
The student and his/her advisor will work together to construct a make-up schedule
History Test
Spanish Test
Yom Kippur
Math Test
Andrews
Field Hockey
@
Oakridge
Football
&
Boys V-ball
Vocab
Worksheet
Study for
Geography
Test
"The Catbird Seat"
Clubs!
Lab Report
Review Class Notes
Review Class Notes
Study for Test
Study for Test
Outside Reading
"The Catbird Seat"
Problem Set 2.11
Study for
Geography
Test
Read Chapter 8
Rosh Hashanah
Field Trips
Review for Test
November 13, 2014:
February 6, 2015:
Holocaust Museum
&
Sixth Floor Museum
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Communications
Update
Parent Communication
Hi Mr./Mrs.

Just wanted to send a reminder about the permission slips due Thursday
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