We use WIN (What Individuals Need) Time for Remediation and Enrichment Activities. This 6th period is the last 59 minutes of the school day.
Students are selected for remedial “Success Classes” based on their final grades, EOG scores, and teacher recommendations. Students are administratively placed in these classes for the year but progress is evaluated quarterly. These classes are Reading Remediation, Read 180, and Math Remediation. Students placed in these WIN classes are not eligible for Year Long Enrichment Discoveries. Placement decisions for this group may not be available until mid summer.
Year Long Enrichment Activities are listed below. Students may apply for these spots by completing the application. If selected, it is a year long commitment and will not be changed. Students may only be in one WIN class. Should a student choose to apply for more then one WIN class, the review team will select which WIN class he/she will be placed in. This will be a binding decision.
Students not assigned a “Success Class” or who have not been selected for a “Year Long WIN class will rotate Enrichment Activities among their grade level teachers every 9 weeks.
Advanced Art (7th & 8th):. Students are selected based on their application responses which includes a recommendation from a teacher other them Mrs. Hopkins. If you are: highly interested in Art, disciplined and responsible, have a creative spirit and are willing to try new things, hard working and focused, like working with paint, like working on long term projects, like making your surroundings look more interesting, then you qualify for this Discovery. Our main focus will be creating murals for our school. For more information contact Ms. Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Chess (6th, 7th, 8th) Chess is a class to allow students to utilize their skills acquired by playing chess. These skills are trainable to all students. Chess educators have argued that chess is beneficial, research has shown that test scores improved by 17.3% for students who engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities. For more information contact Mr. Edge at email@example.com.
Chorus (6th, 7th & 8th):
Robotics (6th, 7th, & 8th) Lego Robotics is all about different skills and challenges. For this program you will be making a robots out of Lego’s and will be programming the robot so it could do different tasks. We will be competing on the tasks that we program it to do. Another thing we will be scored by a project about the theme of robotics, “Teamwork”. For Robotics we don’t need everyone to have engineering skills, they just need to be team players, patient problem solvers, and have positive encouraging attitudes.
You must be willing to attend a competition on a Saturday in September and another in the spring. We also need you to stay after school sometimes to raise money to buy the actual robots.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Olympiad (6th, 7th, & 8th): Students will work in groups on science tasks in preparation for the regional competition in March and State Competition in April. e. Students must complete an essay and sign a contract for a year’s commitment. Parent participation is very important. Parents must sign a participation contract as they will be transporting students to competitions and possible after school practices, and may serve as the parent coach for the group. This Discovery is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Entrance fees will be paid by the school. For more information, contact Mrs. Moran at email@example.com .
Yearbook (6th, 7th & 8th): Yearbook is looking for motivated and dedicated students to guarantee a successful 2007 – 2008 yearbook. We are looking for staff members who are hard-working, intelligent and self-motivated. With capable, dedicated students, there is a greater opportunity to expand the yearbook program to include more coverage along with new and more innovative layouts and designs. For more information contact Mrs. Sanford at firstname.lastname@example.org.