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Welcome to Seminole Middle School Online
SCHEDULE PICK UP
August 14, 2014
6th grade: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7th grade: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8th grade: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Our school signed up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that invites children to log their reading minutes to help set a new world record for summer reading. The goal this year for schools around the world is to break last year's reading world record of 176,438,473 minutes! Your child has already received his/her username and password. Click here for more info.
TENMARKS SUMMER MATH PROGRAM
Research shows that summer learning loss in Math is an issue that impacts all students, with students losing an average of 2-3 months of math comprehension every summer. TenMarks offers families a proven, scalable, online summer math program to reverse the summer learning loss and help students build a strong foundation in core math skills. For more information see the TenMarks flyer and parent letter.
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
May 30th - Blocks 2 & 4
June 2nd - Blocks 1 & 3
June 3rd - Blocks 6 & 8
June 4th - Blocks 5 & 7
2014 - 2015 COURSE SELECTION CARDS
On May 22, 2014, all 6th & 7th grade students will receive their course selection cards for the 2014 - 2015 school year. Parents should review the course card with their child and make selections carefully. Course cards must be returned by May 28, 2014 and must have a parents signature.
PROPOSED TIME CHANGE FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
The Transportation Management Team has recommended that we delay the proposed bell time changes until the 2015 - 2016 school year allowing more planning and prep time for all stakeholders. This approach will minimize risk and make the transition to the new bell times schedule as smooth as possible.
4/21: 6th Grade Reading
4/22: 6th Grade Reading
4/23: 7th & 8th Grade math
4/24: 8th Grade Science, 7th Grade Reading
4/25: 7th Grade Reading
Please Note: Algebra 1 and Geometry students do not take the FCAT math portion, you will take the EOC instead.
4/28: 8th Grade Reading
4/29: 8th Grade Reading
4/30: FCAT Make Ups
5/1: 6th Grade Math
5/2: 6th Grade Math
5/5: FCAT Make Ups
5/6: FCAT Make Ups
5/6: EOC Testing - 7th Grade Civics
5/7: EOC Testing - 7th Grade Civics
5/7: FCAT Make Ups
5/13: EOC Testing - 7th & 8th Grade Algebra 1
5/14: EOC Testing - 7th & 8th Grade Algebra 1 Make Ups
5/20: EOC Testing - 8th Grade Geometry
5/21: EOC Testing - 8th Grade Geometry Make Ups
Please Note: Times may be altered due to multiple variables.
The designated date of Thursday, April 17, 2014 is "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" in Broward County Public Schools. Click here for the activity packet.
LEARN ABOUT REPLACEMENT FOR FCAT 2.0 BEGINNING 2014/15
The Florida Department of Education announced a new assessment that will replace FCAT 2.0 exams beginning with the 2014 - 2015 school year. This new tool will align with the new Florida Standards. Read about it here: Press Release, Q & A, Commissioner Stewart's Letter to Parents.
COURSE SELECTION CARDS FOR SOUTH PLANTATION HIGH
Attention 8th graders: Course selection cards for South Plantation High should be turned in to guidance by March 20, 2014. Course cards must be signed by a parent. If you have any questions, please call our guidance department at (754) 323-4220.
BCPS ANNUAL CUSTOMER SURVEY
Your opinion matters! As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, BCPS is conducting its annual survey of parents, students and school staff. To take the survey click here.
TITLE I PARENT SURVEY
Please take a few minutes to give us your opinion by completing our Title I Parent Survey. This information will be used to help us plan parent involvement activities for our school. Click here for Title I Parent Survey
Each year, the Florida Department of Education adopts Instructional Materials within content(s) or other areas of classroom instruction for the upcoming five year window. In 2013 - 2014, instructional materials for 6-12 Mathematics and other 6-12 English Language Arts are being adopted.
The Florida Department of Education will open the online 2013 - 2014 Adoption Portal between January 15th and January 24th for the general public to review and comment on the instructional materials submitted for state adoption. To access and review the materials, interested parties should email a request to the online Adoption Portal at the following email address, email@example.com.
MIDTERM EXAM SCHEDULE
December 13th - Blocks 2 & 4
December 16th - Blocks 1 & 3
December 17th - Blocks 6 & 8
December 18th - Blocks 5 & 7
Parents: This year the end of the 2nd quarter marking period comes prior to the winter break. Please be aware that midterms are given prior to the end of the marking period and can affect your child's quarterly grade.
Students taking High School credit courses must take midterm exams as they are noted as a separate grade on the students' report card and are averaged with the two quarterly grades to produce the semester grade. Students who are not present for the midterm exam in a high school credit course will be given an "I" (incomplete) until the exam is made up.
It is very important that you mark the midterm exam dates and make sure your child is present on those days, except in case of emergency or illness. Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any questions please contact our guidance department at (754) 323-4220.
TITLE I FAMILY NIGHT
October 23, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.
See student presentations as well as student work on display from all grade levels and reading classes.
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DISTRICT
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announces the upcoming Conversations with the District events. These are a series of town hall style meetings aimed at gaining input and feedback from parents, students and community members. Conversations with the District Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the events begin at 6:30 p.m.
BOUNDARY CHANGE PROPOSAL PROCESS MEETING
There will be a community boundary change proposal process meeting scheduled on October 16, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the South Plantation High School auditorium. We hope you can attend this important meeting.
SCHOOL BOUNDARY CHANGE PROPOSAL PROCESS
If you are interested in submitting a school boundary change proposal for the 2014 - 2015 school year, please contact the School Boundary Demographers office at (754) 321-2480 before the October 4, 2013 deadline.
CLASS SIZE AND STUDENT PLACEMENT
Due to the State Class Size Reduction law, students may need to be moved between teachers after the start of school to ensure compliance with the required student limits. These limits are 18 students for Pre-Kindergarten to grade 3; 22 students for grades 4 to 8; and 25 students for grades 9 to 12 in core classes. Please know that students’ needs, will continue to be met through proper instruction and services. Additional information on core classes or anything related to Class Size Reduction is available on the Class Size Reduction website at http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/classsize/.
Parents have the opportunity to provide input into the faculty and administration performance evaluations. If you are interested, please provide the Principal with your input in writing by April 30, 2014.
RE-REGISTERING YOUR CHILD FOR GRADES 6 OR 9 FOR THE 2013 - 2014 SCHOOL YEAR
Attention Parents of Students in Grades 5 or 8:
Do you have a student enrolling in middle or high school next year? Congratulations! There is an important task you must complete to make sure your child is able to attend his/her new school. You must re-register your student. For details and registration forms please go to http://www.browardschools.com/re-registrationprocess/
NOTIFICATION OF VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PROGRAM OPEN ENROLLMENT
Florida Statute 1002.45 requires Florida school districts to offer a virtual instruction program to students in grades K-12. A virtual instruction program offers students a flexible option to attend a public school using distance and online learning technologies. The enrollment window for Broward County students entering grades 6 through 12 opens May 1 and closes September 30, 2013. Enrollment for students entering grades K-5 opens April 19 and closes July 19, 2013. Students must meet criteria to qualify for enrollment. More information about virtual instruction program options, including enrollment criteria, can be obtained online at http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/bved/ or by calling Broward Virtual School at 754-321-1100.
Middle School Civics
The State Board of Education adopted new K-12 Social Studies Standards in 2008 called the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS). These standards, which must be implemented beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, are aligned with the instructional materials adoption and implementation of new K-12 social studies textbooks. In 2010, the State Legislature passed the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Education Act: HB 105 which has been written into the 2011 Florida Statute Title XLVIII Education Code. The Statute can be found at www.myflorida.com. This law requires middle school students to take a Civics course and earn a passing score on an end-of -course Civics exam. Beginning in 2012-2013, a yearlong Civics course will replace the current Geography course. Geography standards are embedded within the Civics course as well as in the other middle school social studies courses. A field test will be administered to select middle schools throughout the state in 2012-2013 and beginning in 2013-2014, seventh grade students will be required to take a Civics end-of course exam that will count for 30% of their final grade. In 2014-2015, students will be required to earn a passing score on the exam in order to receive course credit and be promoted to high school. Please note: Students entering sixth grade in 2012-2013 will be the first group of students affected by this new legislation.
Attention 6th Grade Parents:
Please be sure your child's immunizations are up to date to enter the 7th grade.
Please submit a new Florida 680 Certificate of Immunization to the guidance office.
- Pinnacle Login
- Anti-Bully Policy
- Free and Reduce Lunch Flyer
- Free and Reduced Lunch Online
- Children’s Lunch Account
- E-Store Online Payments
- Core Standards
- Parent and Community Survey
- Virtual Counselor Parent Account Activation Instructions
- Policy 6000.1 Revised
- Algebra I Readiness Packet
- Geometry Readiness Packet
- Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) Notice
- Science Fair Project Guidelines
- Title I Parent Survey
- Spanish II Prep Packet
- Health Inspection Report
- After School Tutoring – EOC
- After School Tutoring – Math
- Social Studies Family Night
- Kathryn Marlow, Principal
6200 SW 16th Street
Plantation, Florida 33317
(Click address above to get a map and directions)
8:10 AM - 2:40 PM
Upcoming Events 2013-2014
- Thu, Aug 14 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: SCHEDULE PICK UP FOR 6TH GRADERS
- Thu, Aug 14 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: SCHEDULE PICK UP FOR 7TH GRADERS
- Thu, Aug 14 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: SCHEDULE PICK UP FOR 8TH GRADERS
- Mon, Aug 18: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
- Thu, Aug 28 – Fri, Aug 29: SCHOOL PICTURES
- Thu, Aug 28 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: OPEN HOUSE
- Mon, Sep 1: SCHOOL CLOSED - HOLIDAY