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Margate Middle School 2014-2015

6
th
Grade Sharks
“Attacking Florida Standards
with Consistency”
8/14 Team Website: www.margatesharks6.weebly.com
Margate Middle School Guidelines for Success
As a Margate Middle School Spartan, I vow
every day to:
Successfully complete all my work.
Put forth my best effort.
Always treat others with respect and dignity.
Recognize the good in others.
Take pride in my family, my school, and
myself.
Ask for help when needed.
Never forget that I am responsible for my
actions.
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to the 6
t h
grade at Margate
Middle School! The success of your
child depends upon teacher/ parent/
student relationships. We are all
members of a TEAM! Your child is
expected to behave in a manner that
will promote a positive learning and
teaching environment. Procedures
and rules have been established to
provide each student with the overall
best learning environment. Please
read and discuss these procedures
with your child. Return the attached
verification sheet by Friday, August
22, 2014 to your child’s first period
teacher. Your signature indicates that
you have read, discussed, understood,
and agree to honor the expectations
outlined in this letter. We are
confident that by working together,
we will all have a successful year.
Margate Middle School 6
th
Grade
Teachers’ Philosophy
We believe that all students can and
will behave appropriately at all times
and that Margate Middle School
continues to provide a safe learning
environment because of positive
teacher/parent/ student
relationships. Together we can make
a difference! All students are
expected to adhere to the guidelines
established by the Broward County
Student Discipline Code and
Conduct Handbook.


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Course Curriculum
At Margate Middle School, we align all our courses
with the Florida standards in order to prepare our
students for success on the Florida Standards
Assessments. More importantly, we believe our
curricula are designed to give all our students the
skills needed to be successful and productive members
of our society now and in the future.
Ms. Phoa: cynthia.phoa@browardschools.com
Language Arts - A curriculum that focuses on
writing and proper grammar usage as well as
children’s literature selections based on
Houghton-Mifflin’s Florida Collections, a
digitally based language arts program. Students
will access the Internet for homework and
classwork.
Ms. Ragin: nikia.ragin@browardschools.com
Social Studies-Introduction to World Cultures
and the Development of Civilizations

Ms. Brooks: althea.brooks@browardschools.com
Science – A comprehensive curriculum that
focuses on the nature of science, weather, earth
science and astronomy.
Mrs. Facyson:
latoya.facyson@browardschools.com
Reading - Students will be learning from
textbook “Inside”, novel studies, and educational
programs. Your child will be exposed to
information in a variety of ways through lecture,
group activities, independent work, and academic
games. We will be working through our class
work and homework assignments at a productive
pace so it is imperative that your child keeps up
with all assignments.
Ms. Greene:
juanita.greene@browardschools.com
Math - A Florida Standards Assessment
driven curriculum, taught through digital
based and traditional resources, such as
Florida’s GO Math series. Students will
access the Internet for homework and
classwork.
Rules for 6
th
Grade
Gum, candy, food, and drinks are not
allowed in the classroom.

Arrive on time with materials, ready to
learn.

Speak and behave respectfully toward
adults and classmates.

Leave hats (no hoodies), sunglasses, toys
and electronic devices at home.

Ask permission to leave your seat.

Raise your hand to ask a question or
make a comment.

Comply with the Broward County Student
Discipline Code and Conduct Handbook

Classroom rules are based upon teacher preference
Consequences
1
st
Offense Verbal Warning
2
nd
Offense Time out/Seat change/
Phone call home
3
rd
Offense Team intervention/
Detention (Thursday)
4
th
Offense Administrative Referral

Tardy Consequences

1
st
tardy Documented Warning
2
nd
tardy Documented Parent
Contact
3
rd
tardy Team intervention
4
th
tardy Guidance Referral
5
th
tardy Administrative Referral


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Suggested Supplies
The following materials are suggested for a successful
school year. The following materials are essential each
and every day:
General Supplies
White loose-leaf paper, Pens – two blue, black and red
/ #2 pencils and erasers, Hand held Pencil Sharpener,
Highlighter and scissors, Pocket
Dictionary/Thesaurus, Colored pencils/Markers
LANGUAGE ARTS
Composition Book, 3 by 5 index cards (around 200),
Highlighters, Box of Kleenex, 300 sheets of paper,
Blue or Black Pen, Pencil and Highlighter (in class
each day)
READING
Novel / chapter book (to be carried at all times),
School Agenda Book, Two Composition books, Pens
(blue/black only), #2 Pencils, Pencil sharpener with
case, Loose Leaf paper, 2 Duo Tang Folders,
w/Pockets (different colors), Earphones, Highlighters,
Personal hand sanitizer, Box of tissue, Post it notes,
Expo markers
MATH
2 Black & White Composition Notebook, 6-2 Pocket
Folders with prongs, PENCILS, Hand-Held Sharpener
w/cover, USB Flash drive, Earphones, Box of tissue,
Wipes
SCIENCE
2 folders with prongs and pockets (according to group
color), Colored pencils, 4 Composition Books (one for
each quarter)
SOCIAL STUDIES
2 folders (according to group color) with prongs and
pockets, Loose leaf lined paper, pencils, and pack of
colored pencils

REMINDER
Donations of loose leaf paper, a ream of
computer paper, pencils, 1 box of tissues
and 1 bottle of hand sanitizer for the
classroom would be greatly appreciated by
your child’s homeroom teacher.
We look forward to a productive and successful
2013-2014 school year.
Report cards
Report cards will be issued on the
following dates:

First Quarter November 13, 2014
Second Quarter January 21, 2015
Third Quarter April 15, 2015
Fourth Quarter June 24, 2015

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Interim Reports
The team will issue interim Reports to each
student during the fourth week of each quarter.
These reports will inform you of your child’s
progress and conduct. You must sign and
return the Interim Report to your child’s first
period teacher the day after he/she receives it.
You can expect Interim Reports on the
following dates:
First Quarter Interim September 18, 2014
Second Quarter Interim November 20, 2014
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Third Quarter Interim February 10, 2015
Fourth Quarter Interim April 30, 2015
Conferences
Parent/teacher conferences may be
scheduled by calling the Guidance
Office at 754-322-3800. Conferences
are held on Wednesday and Thursday
mornings from 8:25-9:00. Parent
conferences will either be at 8:25 or
8:45 and that it is important to be
prompt as time is limited. To ensure
the best possible environment for
encouragement and growth, we require
that your child be present at the
conference with his/her planner.



Grading Policy
A Super i or progr ess 90-100
B+ Out st andi ng progr ess 87-89
B Commendabl e progr ess 80-86
C+ Above average pr ogress 77-79
C Average progr ess 70-76
D+ Bel ow aver age pr ogress 67-69
D
Lowest accept abl e
pr ogr ess
60-66
F Fai l ure 0-59
I Incompl et e
Grades are configured in the following manner:

MATH READING ALL OTHER
CLASSES
Classwork = 25% Classwork = 40% Classwork = 40%
Homework = 25% Tests/Projects = 40% Homework = 20%
Quizzes/Tests = 50% Homework = 20% Quizzes/Tests = 40%
Grades & attendance are available to you online on Pinnacle at this link:
http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/pinnacle/piv_index.htm

Teachers will provide a detailed outline of the homework policy in their classrooms. If
a student misses class work and/or homework due to an absence, it is the student’s
Extracurricular Activities
All students must maintain
satisfactory conduct in order to
participate in interscholastic,
athletic and extra-curricular
activities. Eligibility to
participate is both an honor and
a privilege. To participate in
extracurricular interscholastic
sports or school clubs, students
must maintain an "unweighted"
grade point average of 2.0 or
higher.
Student Planners
Your child will be supplied with a mandatory planner
by the school. Students will receive a weekly grade on
their agendas based on using them as directed by their
grade level team. This grade affects students’ final
grades for the quarter.
We use the planner as our primary means of
communication with our student’s parents/guardians.
It is essential for you to review your child’s planner
on a daily basis. We appreciate your cooperation and
teamwork in helping your child become a more
organized, responsible, and successful student. Lastly,
NO PAGES ARE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE
PLANNER AT ANY TIME DURING THE YEAR.
Grades will be based on class
work, homework, tests,
quizzes, and projects. The
Broward County grading
scale (policy 6000.1) will be
in effect.