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Grade 5 parent information

This past spring, Eagle Hill Middle School held a parent orientation for families of students who will be entering grade 5 in the fall.

Below are highlights of the discussion that took place.

Counseling Department and Services

Mrs. Aeri Chapman, Grade 5 Counselor
Mrs. Deb Kuntz, Counseling Secretary


  • Parent conferences
  • Homework
  • Scheduling
  • Interim reports, report cards, assessment scores
  • Lunch groups
  • Classroom instruction and the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Individual student intervention

Middle school scheduling

Counselors and administrators meet with elementary school personnel, and counselors make placements based on compiled information.

Placement considerations include:

    • Academic levels
    • Teacher input
    • Special services
    • Assessment scores (class balance)
    • Class size
    • Ratios
    • Parent input

Written communication from families to Mrs. Chapman must be received by June 14. Please do not name a specific teacher and team.

Schedules may arrive home during the week of Aug. 26.

Typical grade 5 schedule

  • 7:15–8 a.m. Large Group Instruction room (LGI)
  • 8:05–8:10 a.m. Homeroom and announcements
  • 8:10–10:30 a.m. Academic core courses
  • 10:30–11 a.m. Lunch
  • 11–11:30 a.m. Recess
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Team time and special area courses
  • 1:15–2 p.m. Academic core courses
  • 2–2:40 p.m. Health, Reading, Band and Orchestra
  • 2:40–2:50 p.m. Announcements and dismissal
  • 2:50–3:30 p.m.  Enrichment period (Monday–Thursday)

Academic program

Core Courses

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science


  • Academic enrichment
  • ENL
  • Math support
  • Reading support
  • Resource and special education
  • Speech and language

Special Area Courses

  • Art
  • Health
  • Music
    • Band
    • Orchestra
    • Vocal
  • Physical education

Enrichment program

Available 2:50–3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday with few exceptions.

  • Academic support
  • Activities and clubs, including Lego Land, Green Club, Intramurals and PRIDE
  • Late buses from 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Parent opportunities

  • Home and School Association and committees
    • Next Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the school’s main office
  • Grades 5 and 6 events
  • Grades 6, 7 and 8 dances
  • Site-Based Team
  • Hornet’s Nest