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TASSP Presentation

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Welcome, Seahawks!
Creating a Positive Transition from Elementary to Middle School
What do students entering school seem to worry about or struggle with most?
Outcomes We Were Seeking:
Decrease Student and Parent Fears about the Transition and Misconceptions about Middle School
Increase Student and Parent Comfort Levels and Familiarity with
Staff Members
Building
Lockers
Procedures and Expectations
Establish a Positive and Supportive Foundation - Build Trust Early, especially with Parents!
Get Students and Parents Excited about Middle School - no Drop in Enthusiasm from Elementary

Timeline for
Transition
February:
Elective Showcase & Elementary visit to campus
Counselors go to Elementary School to discuss 6th grade registration
Rising 6th Grade Parent Night
January:
Pre-AP Parent Info Night for 4th and 5th Grade Parents
May:
Parent Panel Nights at each Elementary School (Panel includes Admin, 6th Grade Teacher(s), Counselor, Current 6th Grade Parent)
Late May/Early June:
Late June:
Incoming 6th Grade Video Links:
Brief "Welcome to Scoggins!" - quick intro to Admin, Counselors, Teachers
August:
Open Afternoons for Locker Practice, Schedule Walks
August - First Week of School:
Activity Bell Schedule all week - Direct-Teach Videos/Activities at the end of each day
Monday - Seahawk PRIDE program (PBIS) and make nametags that are worn the rest of week (Video on next slide)
Tuesday - BYOD program
Wednesday - 2 new programs this year - WOW Wednesday and Activities/VISA program
Thursday - Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Introduction
Friday - Olweus Sample Class Meeting
Future Steps and
Conclusions
Need more transition support that lasts throughout the year...
We were successful at "on-boarding" our incoming 6th graders, but we want to continue this support throughout the school year.
Guidance through Advisory Classes
"Know your Counselor" Survey and Small Groups
Additions for next year...
Campus Improvement Team - Subcommittee to explore the idea of a "Bridge Camp" for identified incoming 6th graders who need additional support
Middle School Panel that visits the Elementary Campus in the spring
What about Middle School to High School Transition?
Currently:
Career and Technical Education Center (CTE Center) tour in December
High School Counselors come to Middle School campus to discuss course offerings and registration for high school
This year: High School Panel that presented to our 8th graders at the end of the 4th six weeks (February)
Adding this year: Tour of High School campus
Contact Information:
Scoggins Middle School - Frisco ISD
Principal Barbara Warner - WarnerB@friscosid.org
Assistant Principal Lynn Pogue - PogueT@friscoisd.org
Assistant Principal Katie Reedy - ReedyK@friscoisd.org
Counselor Jody Clark - ClarkJo@friscoisd.org
Six Months to Lift-off
August:
Hot Dog Nights in the neighborhood - casual meet and greet.
August:
Seahawk "Sneak Peek" for Special Education Students

Future Flyer 6th Grade Orientation Camp - Station Rotations
Save the Date Cards mailed home


Elementary to Middle School "Hand-off" Meetings - Positive "What works for this child?"
Graphs are from "ASCA School Counselor" - May/June 2014
Research says...
Resource: Link to Flyer for Rising 6th Grade Parent Night - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2jnwSQGratCdlprV1BsSkxKNUE/edit?usp=sharing
and https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2jnwSQGratCR2ZNazVPcVhmUEk/edit?usp=sharing
Resource: Link to Save the Date Cards - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2jnwSQGratCUHJqQlBRYzY1SVE/edit?usp=sharing
Late June:
Incoming 6th Grade Video Links:
"A Day in the Life of a Sixth-Grader" - created by our Broadcast students in April/May
Late June:
Incoming 6th Grade Video Links:
Carpool procedures - created by our Broadcast teacher some time in spring
Registration Information for next year - proof of residency, "Fast Pass", InfoSnap Information, etc.
Resource: Link to Survey for Future Flyers camp - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2jnwSQGratCQUZqX2lzY0k3RE0/edit?usp=sharing
Resources:
Handouts can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2jnwSQGratCR1FXaDZpTThmVE0/edit?usp=sharing

Videos and other information can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/welcome-to-scoggins/home

Our school website can be found at http://schools.friscoisd.org/ms/scoggins/site/home

"The achievement drops we observe as students move to both the middle school and high schools suggest that moving from one school to another (or simply being in the youngest grade in a school) adversely affects student performance. The size and persistence of the effect of entering a middle school, however, suggest that such transitions are particularly damaging for adolescent students…" (West & Schwerdt, 2012, p. 3).

The "things that make it especially difficult moving from grade five to grade six is that students go from a self-contained, supportive atmosphere where they have one teacher they know…to sixth grade and they are confronted with seven different (teachers’) personalities. They don’t know how to handle it” (Tamer, 2012, p. 6).
Link to video - https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/welcome-to-scoggins/home
Link to video - https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/welcome-to-scoggins/home
Link to video - https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/welcome-to-scoggins/home
Link to video - https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/welcome-to-scoggins/home
Resource: Link to Sneak Peek Agenda - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2jnwSQGratCa1JFYURvbmZBOGs/edit?usp=sharing
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