Middle School Information

ParentVUE/StudentVUE Teacher Class Pages and Grades


Continuing this 2017-18 school year, all teacher classroom pages can be found in ParentVUE/StudentVUE. Information such as classroom updates, information on assignments, grades, attendance and demographic information can be found in this convenient application. If you don’t already have a ParentVUE account, please contact your school office to find out how to obtain one.

Student Code of Conduct & Student Release Form

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Curriculum and Textbooks 2017-2018

All content areas in SUSD teach the Arizona State Standards specific to each grade level and course. For more information on the Arizona Department of Education Academic State Standards, please visit the Arizona Department of Education website at: www.azed.gov. Click on the brochures, below, to learn what SUSD students are expected to master at each grade level.

Sixth Grade Curriculum Brochure


SUSD Textbooks and Instructional Materials
Click on the links below to learn of District adopted instructional materials in all areas:
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
World Languages

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Grading Practices and Report Cards
As we deliver a world-class education, the Scottsdale Unified School District has implemented grading practices designed to promote the highest level of academic achievement and personal growth for our students. These guidelines were created by a committee of teachers, administrators, parents and high school students who met monthly to study research and best practices. These practices were initially approved by the SUSD Governing Board in April, 2013 and revisions were approved in April, 2014. All documents in the Backpack reflect these revisions. Click on the links below to learn more about the guidelines at this level:  

Video - SUSD Guide to Standards Based Reporting
* Grades K-4 at Copper Ridge,  grades K-6 at ANLC, contact the principal at Cheyenne Traditional School regarding their K-5 report card(s).
Sixth Grade Report Card
Middle School Grading Guidelines
Middle School Grading FAQ
Grading Guidelines - Informational Video for Middle Level Parents

 
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Click here to Expand - SUSD Middle Level Honors - English Language Arts

SUSD offers Honors level coursework in English Language Arts at all middle schools, grades 6-8.  The Honors ELA course is designed to provide a rigorous, enriched curriculum that sets higher expectations for students’ performance.   This course engages students in the development of critical analysis, reasoning and independent skills and establishes a strong foundation for AP coursework and college readiness. 


English Language Art, Grades 6-8 Information:

Middle School  Level Honors ELA Goals & Expectations
ELA Commitment Form 2017

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Technology
Class Website Information for Parents
Discovery Education Streaming
Edmodo Parent Registration
SuccessMaker Parent Letter
SUSD ParentVue and StudentVue Guide


Bring your Own Technology

There is no specific device that is required or recommended. If you choose to buy your student a device, please shop within your financial comfort level. Ideally, the device should be able to connect to Wi-Fi, have an Internet browser, digital camera, calendar and access to e-mail. A data plan is not necessary. The device is not meant to take the place of a computer for word processing or accessing District resources such as SuccessMaker or other programs that require a Flash player. Campus computers are available for those purposes. The following chart demonstrates the capabilities of 3 popular operating systems for mobile devices: Android, Windows, and Apple iOS. There are many devices that operate on these systems; SUSD does not endorse any device or operating system.
Bring Your Own Technology FAQ
BYOT Responsible Use

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SUSD provides a great planning tool called Naviance for your middle level student. Naviance is a college and career planning resource for students beginning in the 6th grade to help them plan their educational path, including their Educational Career and Action Plan (ECAP). While using Naviance, students can complete inventories that will help define their strengths and interests. Within Naviance, your student will begin to participate in activities such as Goal Setting, Career Exploration, Course Planning, and High School Readiness. Each Middle School student will pay an ECAP fee of five dollars ($5) at the beginning of the school year, and students will receive a personal access code.

Naviance provides comprehensive tools that your child can use with their school counselor to help them make plans about courses, colleges and careers. Students will continue to utilize the program through high school. Naviance features allow you and your child to:

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
  • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
  • Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments like the Do What You Are® test
  • Create plans for the future – Build course plans, create goals and action plans, and complete tasks assigned to you by the school to better prepare yourself for your future college and career goals

Naviance can be used to share information with you and your child about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities and other resources for college and career information.

For more information on Naviance, please click on link http://www.naviance.com/.

We hope you find this opportunity for your student helpful as we work together on your student’s academic and social growth. Feel free to contact your school’s counselor if you have any questions.


Family Connection Parent Guide
Family Connection Student Guide

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SUSD is excited to announce our district-wide summer reading program for all incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students!  The purpose for promoting summer reading is to reinforce students’ continued development and growth of their overall comprehension, vocabulary knowledge, reading fluency, and background knowledge.  
Our summer reading program contains the following: 1) a detailed list of titles with varied genres, difficulty, and interests for each ELA course, and 2) a selection of engaging projects from which students can choose to demonstrate their understanding of their reading. Please visit the appropriate grade level and course icon below to access the book lists and accompanying projects.  

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher for more information.



6th Grade Reading

General Education   Honors
Reading List | PDF   Reading List | PDF
Projects & Rubric | PDF   Projects & Rubric | PDF

7th Grade Reading

General Education   Honors
Reading List | PDF   Reading List | PDF
Projects & Rubric | PDF   Projects & Rubric | PDF

8th Grade Reading

General Education   Honors
Reading List | PDF   Reading List | PDF
Projects & Rubric | PDF   Projects & Rubric | PDF