Mill Creek Middle School
Grades Seven and Eight
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Sixth Grade Parent Meeting
"Scheduling Your Child for Seventh Grade"
Mill Creek Middle School will be hosting a scheduling meeting for all sixth grade parents on February 28, 2018 from 6-7 p.m. Mill Creek staff will be on hand to walk you through the scheduling process while also addressing the questions below:
What does it mean to be in middle school? How is Mill Creek different from Creekside? Why does my child have more than one teacher? How do I provide input on scheduling for my child? What’s an elective? What is an enrichment class? What is Personalized Learning? What is Adolescent Health? What’s the SPC? What is required before my child can participate in athletics? My child has never been away from home, how can I send him/her to camp? Should I fade into the background now that my child is in middle school?
Get the answers to these questions and more by attending a meeting especially designed for parents of future 7th graders on:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Mill Creek Middle School
Current 6th & 7th Grade Parents. Scheduling for the 2018-2019 school year is due March 9, 2018. Parents may access online scheduling using Powerschool, beginning February 29, 2018. 6th Grade parents who are unable to attend the February 28th parent meeting will have a packet of information sent home with your child. Most of the items in the packet can be found below:
MILL CREEK SCHEDULING INFORMATION
Please complete the PARENT SCHEDULING SURVEY - by March 9, 2018. (Survey will not be available until February 29, 2018.) This is your opportunity to indicate your preference for Full Personalized/Problem Based Learning Team (Formally called Basecamp), or Hybrid Personalized/Problem Based Learning Team, (Math & Science on Platform) (This information will be used to aid in class placement.) (Parents of twins, triplets or step children...please indicate in the survey if you would like children on the same team or different teams.)
Course Registration Instructions
Mill Creek Elective/Course Descriptions - Students and Parents should look online at electives ahead of time.
Additional important links...
- Mill Creek Athletics
- Lunch Account
- Meet Mill Creek's Teacher Team
- SCRIPT- Fundraising for 8th Grade Washington DC trip
- Bus Routes
Watch Mill Creek Students Discuss their Summit Learning /Base Camp Experiences:
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Mill Creek uses research-based team teaching. Students also have choice to explore a variety of programs through our elective program, which offers over 50 courses students may choose from. We use Carnegie Turning Points and Breaking Ranks in the Middle recommendations to:
- Create small communities
- Teach a core academic program
- Ensure success for all students
- Empower teachers and administrators
- Staff middle grade schools with teachers who are experts
- Improve academic performance through fostering health and fitness
- Reengage families
- Connect schools with communities
Our primary goal is to provide an academically challenging program while addressing the social and emotional needs of all children. Staff strive to give each child a sense of belonging as students navigate the adolescent years.
More About Mill Creek
Mill Creek has been labeled a National School to Watch, which identifies exemplary middle level programs in Michigan and the United States. Characteristics of a School to Watch include:
- Academically Excellent. These schools challenge all students to use their minds well.
- Responsive to Students’ Needs. These schools are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.
- Socially Equitable. These schools are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.