Planning Ahead for 2014-2015
Registration/ Fee Collection Days: August 5 and August 6 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Back-to-school night: August 13
6th Grade Smoothie Social 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
6th Grade Orientation 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
7th & 8th Grade Open House 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
First Day of School: August 19
Additional information for incoming 6th graders:
- Athletics- 6th graders are eligible to participate in cross country, wrestling, and track. Prior to the first practice/tryouts of any sport, a completed VHSL physical form needs to be turned in. Athletic physicals must be current, having been completed after May 1 of the current year. An athletic physical will be effective through June 30 of that academic year. http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/RCPS/Forms/VHSL-physical-2013-14.pdf
Cross country will not start prior to August 11, 2014. The exact date and details about the first practice will be posted on the Montevideo website over the summer.
- Electives- In addition to core classes and PE, 6th graders will choose one of three elective classes. They may choose Band, Exploratory or Challenge (for students in the Challenge program). For more information about Band: http://montevideoband.weebly.com/ The middle school Challenge program is an elective offered to students identified by RCPS as Gifted and offers student-centered and problem-based curriculum. The Exploratory class will consist of four different class rotations (one each grading period). Students have eight to choose from but will only attend four of the eight. The eight exploratory classes are: Art, Career Exploration, Chorus, Agriscience, Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Computer Applications, and Introduction to Theater and Drama. As of May 1st, students have received, completed, and submitted the elective course selection form. Elective class changes can be made from now through the first 5 days of school. If you have any questions about students’ selections or any of these classes please feel free to call Ms. Weston at 289-3401 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.