The Guidance Department is currently in the process of scheduling students for the 2013-2014 school year. As you are aware, your child will be moving to the Burgettstown Middle/High School for sixth grade. The students will be receiving an orientation in June and August in which they will meet their teachers and tour the building. Parents will be invited to the orientation with their child in August.
Although student schedules will not change much from what the students experienced in elementary school, I would like to take this time to inform you of the courses offered to sixth grade students. All students will take English 6, Reading 6, Social Studies, Science, Math 6, and PSSA Math 6. In addition to the main courses, students will receive six rotation courses. Students will attend each course for 6 weeks. The rotations consist of Music, Family and Consumer Science, Physical Education, Library, Computer, and Technology Education. Finally, students will be assigned to a Blue Devil Block at the end of the day. This is a time for students to get organized, receive extra help, and start on their homework. During Blue Devil Block, students may opt to join Band and/or Chorus. Students must have signed permission in order to attend these courses. Students who sign up for Band and/or Chorus must attend all classes. Any student wanting to join or drop Band and/or Chorus must do so ONLY during the drop/add periods allotted during the school year.
Attached you will find a permission slip for band and chorus. If you child is interested in joining band and/or chorus, please sign the attached form(s) and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday February 22nd. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 724-947-8110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.