BEFORE WE BEGIN, PLEASE REMEMBER TO:

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BEFORE WE BEGIN,

PLEASE REMEMBER TO:

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Welcome to MSGA!

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MSGA: STATE, NATIONAL AND

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITIONS

Our mission is to develop global learners through connected learningexperiences. Our vision is to provide students with a gateway to learning excellence.

 Authorized IB MYP School

 GAEL President’s School Achievement Award  Re-designated Lighthouse GA School to Watch  GAMSP Effective Middle School Program Award

for District 14

 GADOE recognized PBIS School  GASSP Breakout Middle School  RAMP Counseling program

 Award winning Fine Arts Programs and Sports Teams

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BLUE DEVIL EXPECTATIONS

THE 3 R

S

Respect

Respect is treating others with the same courtesy and consideration we would want for ourselves.

Respectful Blue Devils care about themselves, their school, and others.

Responsibility

Responsibility is being dependable, trustworthy, reliable, and accountable for one’s actions.

Responsible Blue Devils are self-aware and always there.

Ready

Ready is being timely, organized, and prepared for class. Ready Blue Devils are on time, bring all their materials, and are prepared to learn.

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HOW WE MAKE “BIG”

FEEL SMALLER

 Students are assigned to a Team

 Share common core subject teachers

 Share core classes in close proximity (i.e. Team Halls)

 All students are International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) Learners

 Team numbers are titles only and do not indicate level of learning or academics

 Each student is assigned all-year to an Advisement Teacher

 Advisement classes occur weekly

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IB MYP SCHOOL

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM

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COURSE TERMS & EXPLANATIONS

 Gifted = MILE Program services in ELA and S.S.

 Magnet = Application process required; Enhanced, Gifted, AC and Accelerated courses integrated with STEM-related themes/topics

 STEM/STEAM for All = Exciting whole school hands-on STEM/STEAM projects in the Fall and Spring

 MYP (IB Middle Years Programme) = IB MYP instructional framework and Learner Profile integrated with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)  Enhanced = Challenging level of courses for qualifying students

 Connections/Remedial Education Program (REP) = Support and intervention classes for students below grade level in Reading and/or Mathematics

 Advanced Content = Gifted students are automatically placed (ELA & S.S.) and qualifying students who meet the criteria for those ELA and S.S.

 Accelerated 6/7 Math = Rigorous math course for qualifying students

The MCS 6,7, 8 Grades Placement Matrix is used for scheduling students in all Enhanced, AC and Accelerated core courses with recommendations from 5th

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LIST OF MSGA WORLD LANGUAGES, ELECTIVES &

ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND INTERVENTION

COURSES AND EXTRA CURRICULAR

 World Languages: Spanish and French  Art: Visual and Multiple mediums

 Band: Woodwind, Brass and Percussion  Orchestra: Viola, Violin, Cello and Bass  Drama/Enhanced Drama (Audition)  Chorus/Enhanced Chorus (Audition)

 Reading Connections (every other day or everyday), Math

Connections (every other day or everyday)

 PE/Health: Individual physical fitness, personal well-being and organized sports

 Extra-curricular: Clubs-during school hours, PBIS Ambassadors

 For Student-Athletes based on tryouts and grades: Football (Fall), Cheerleading (Fall/Spring), Basketball (Spring) ; physical required. More information will be posted to Schoology and sent via email.

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MSGA COURSE OFFERINGS

IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME

Language Arts

GSE

Mathematics

GSE

Science

GSE

Social Studies

GSE

Electives &

W. Lang. &

PE/Health

• Reading Connections • ELA 6 • Enh. ELA 6 • AC/MILE ELA 6  Math Connections  Math 6  Enh. Math 6  Accelerated 6/7 • Science 6 • Enh. Science 6  Social Studies 6  Enh. Social St 6  AC/MILE Social St 6  Visual Art  Band  Orchestra  Chorus  Enh. Chorus  Drama  Enhanced Drama  French  General Music  Spanish  PE/Health STEM Magnet • Enh. ELA 6 • AC/MILE ELA 6 STEM Magnet  Enh. Math 6  Accelerated 6/7 STEM Magnet • Enh. Science 6 STEM Magnet

 Enh. Social Studies 6  AC/MILE Social St 6

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MARIETTA MIDDLE GRADES UNIFIED

DRESS CODE – SHOW SCHOOL PRIDE!

 Marietta uniform shirt with plain

jeans, pants, or shorts.

 Friday is Spirit Day. Spirit Shirts may be purchased at school store, on-line or at various Marietta City Schools (athletic) events. Uniform order link:

https://mariettamiddlegradesptsa .memberhub.store/store

 Students show their individuality through their character (respect & responsibility).

 Same dress code as MMS

Uniform shirts $7

Sweatshirts

$20

Spirit Wear

$10

Prices subject to change

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ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL

PROCEDURES

 Car riders may be dropped off between 8:45 a.m. and

9:15 a.m.

 Doors open at 8:45 a.m.

 Classes are held from 9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 Dismissal starts at 4:00 p.m. daily

 We offer BSP starting at 6:30 a.m. and ASP until 6:30

p.m. This is housed at MCAA across the street.

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MSGA IS A NO BULLYING ZONE

 Bullying is not permitted on any MCS campus.

 Students are encouraged to report bullying

immediately.

 Students can report to teachers, administrators,

office personnel, or counselors.

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TRANSITION PROCEDURES AND BYOT

 Hallway Procedures

 Walk on the right at voice level Zero, Masks Up with Distance

 All hallways and restrooms monitored by MSGA staff during

class changes

 Expected transition times= 4-5 min. max

 Electronic Devices

 Personal technology (BYOT) is restricted to usage only under the

following two conditions:

 Only with the permission and under the guidance of the

classroom teacher

 A signed BYOT contract by a parent

 Social Media is prohibited at MSGA due to age restrictions

(13+ and over)

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WE CELEBRATE SUCCESS AND

REINFORCE POSITIVE BEHAVIORS!

 MSGA strives to teach, model, positive behaviors

for all students.

 MSGA students are acknowledged and rewarded

who demonstrate Responsible, Respectful, and

Ready using Positive Behavior Interventions and

Support (PBIS)

 Town Hall Celebrations with Achievement

Certificates

 Before/After school activity participation

 Blue Devil of the Month Awards

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STUDENT INDEPENDENCE –

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

 Tools available to help connect students and

parents to school community information:

 Schoology Courses and 6

th

Grade Only Groups

 Weekly email “Tuesday Tidbits”

 Online ASPEN/Schoology family portal

 MSGA Webpage at

http://msga.marietta-city.org

 Phone, text and email Messages

 Follow us on Facebook

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WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

 Advisement Teacher

 Team Leaders

 School Counselors

 Student Support Services

 Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

 Academic and Behavior Supports

 Administration

 Principal

 Assistant Principal

 School Improvement Specialist

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WORLD LANGUAGE AND

ELECTIVE SELECTION

 Students choose world language and electives in Aspen.

 Once students sign in to Aspen, select either French or Spanish and a Fine Arts class (Art, Band, Chorus, Orchestra, or Theatre Arts).

 The window to make world language and elective selections opens Monday, March 15 and closes Friday, March 26th .

 If a world language and elective are not chosen in Aspen, the school will assign courses.

 Students may not get their first elective choice. This is governed by space available.

 MSGA Fine Arts Showcase

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Oxu4ek9EtqPWWghsKcARHGRCJ 9jYSwcr/view?usp=sharing

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We need you!

Studies show that parents are

the most important teachers.

Please provide a supportive,

productive study

environment and routine at

home.

We want to work together;

please ask about and monitor

your child’s growth and

progress!

Ask Questions. Get Involved.

We Need you!

Contact our Parent Liaison for opportunities to volunteer

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MSGA SCHOOL TOUR

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QUESTIONS???

 Thank you for spending the evening with us!

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