Spring View Middle School

INTRODUCTION

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Spring View Middle School is structured in core academic teams called academies. All academies have rigorous expectations in the core curricular areas of language arts, mathematics, social science and science. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery of the California Common Core State Standards. More specific information about content standards can be found on the California Dept. of Education website .

Teachers in every academy are prepared to meet the needs of all students, including GATE, high achieving, struggling, and students with special needs.  identified GATE students will be placed in the same academy unless otherwise requested by parents.
 

Printable brochure for your convenience. 
LANGUAGE ARTS COURSE CONTENT

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COURSE CONTENT

Reading
  • Key ideas and Details
  • Craft and Structure
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Text Complexity
Writing
  • Text Types and Purposes
  • Production and Distribution of Writing
  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Range of Writing
Speaking and Listening
  • Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Language
  • Conventions of Standard English
  • Knowledge of Language
  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
MATHEMATICS COURSE CONTENT

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 COURSE CONTENT
  • The Number System
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematical Practices

TOOLS FOR MATHEMATICS
AND SCIENCE
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Computer
  • Compass and Protractor
  • Metric Ruler

Social Science Components

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American History
  • Constitution/Early Republic
  • Social Movements
  • Expanding Nation
  • Civil War/Reconstruction
  • Industrialization
Skills
  • Chronological and Spatial Thinking
  • Research Evidence, Point of View
  • Historical Interpretation
  • Geography and Literacy
SCIENCE COURSE CONTENT

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California’s Next Generation Science Standards are covered by investigating physical science phenomena, asking questions and modeling student thinking.
 
COURSE SCIENCE PRACTICES/CONCEPTS
  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Developing and using models
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Using mathematics and computational thinking
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
  • Patterns, cause/effect, scale/proportion/quantity, system/system models, energy/matter, structure/function, stability/change
 
Pre-High School Presentation for 8th grade students

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Important Dates for Transition to High School (2018-2019)

February 12th:  8th grade students will be presented with an introduction to high school graduation requirements and academic planning for Freshman Year.  To access the PowerPoint presentation click here
Hello 8th grade students and parents,

It is amazing how fast the past two years have gone with your student here at Spring View Middle School.  The next stage of your student’s education is fast approaching and we are gearing up to assist in that transition. Last week we gave a pre-high school presentation which explained the high school graduation requirements and a brief discussion on how to pick high school classes. Below you will find some important dates for high school:  


  • March 1st- High School Counselors from both Whitney and Rocklin High Schools visited our campus to discuss 6 year Academic Plans and high school course options.  Please ask your student to share their 6 year plan with you and have a discussion on their academic goals.  The high school counselors gave your student a packet that will have a lot of important information.

  • March 4th- Showcase Night at Whitney High School and Rocklin High School.  We highly encourage all 8th grade students and their parent/guardian to attend Showcase night for your student’s high school. Please see attached flyer for specific information. This is a great time for students and parents to ask specific questions to the high school counselors.  After this night all questions need to be directed to Mrs. Hoekstra 

  • Beginning March 5th- Students will be registering for the high school classes through the Aeries Student Portal.  It is very important for students to have a signed and completed Course Request Form to use as a guide when registering for their classes.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Hoekstra.  

 

If you need help on registering for your classes through the Aeries Portal please click here.  This short tutorial will give you step by step directions on the registration process.  The Aeries Portal for both Whitney High School and Rocklin High School will close on March 15th.  

If you have any further questions that are not addressed at the above informational presentations, please let Mrs. Hoekstra know.  If I do not know the answer, I will contact the high school on your behalf to get your question answered.  The high school campuses have asked for parents to please not contact them directly.  Since they are busy with the graduating seniors, they would prefer for incoming freshman questions to be directed to the middle school.  


Thank you for your continued support.

 
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High School Community Service Hours

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Students may begin collecting community service hours the day after 8th grade promotion.  If hours are accumulated during summer please complete the community service hours form and return it to your high school counselor.