Welcome Back Floyd Family!

July 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Meet & Greet

Thursday, July 27, 2017

3pm – 5pm

If you are available to volunteer on Wednesday, July 26, 9:00-3:00, please email Teresa.Hargrett@cobbk12.org.  We need assistance preparing student folders with many inserts.  Any amount of time you can contribute will be appreciated.

Dear Floyd Family,

The new school year is upon us and we are excited to welcome you back to school.   Floyd Middle School is ready to “Promote Excellence” this year; all students should know that excellence is better than average and good.  Excellence in academic performance and behavior is the expectation for all Floyd Panthers!

All students and parents are invited to Floyd on Thursday, July 27, 3:00-5:00 to meet staff, identify bus assignments, join PTSA, receive your child’s schedule, and tour the school.  Also, spirit wear and physical education attire can be purchased or ordered.

Looking forward to a great year!

Dr. Teresa Hargrett

 

 

Summer 2017

June 12, 2017 at 2:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hello Floyd Family,

I hope you are off to a great start enjoying summer vacation.  Amidst the fun, please remember to continue your learning.  Please read, practice math, and challenge yourself to solve critical problems.

Please check out a few resources below to help you.

http://www.cobbsummerreading.com/

http://www.cobbsummerreading.com/mshs-book-suggestions.html

https://www.ixl.com/signin/floyd

Enjoy!

Dr. Teresa Hargrett

Principal

8th Grade Milestones Update

May 22, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dear Parents of Eighth Grade Students,

We just learned that scores for all students have not been received in the district; therefore, the retest previously scheduled for May 23-24 has been canceled.  School is still in session on May 23-24 for all students with Early Release at 1:30.

Thank you for a great 2016-17 school year!

Week of May 22-24, 2017

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Thank you to the Floyd Foundation for awarding 13 teachers with classroom grants for next year!  Great things are in store for our students in 2017-18!

FF13

Monday, May 22, 2017

Rite of Passage Ceremony for 8thGrade, 10:00

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Early Release, 1:30

Milestone Retest, 8th Grade

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last Day of School

Early Release, 1:30

Milestone Retest, 8th Grade

 

Week of May 15-24, 2017

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Attention 8th Grade Parents:

Invitation bookmarks were sent home with students on Friday to invite you to the Rites of Passage Ceremony on May 22, 10:00, in our Floyd Gymnasium.  We look forward to seeing you for the celebration of our students’ transition to high school.

Saturday, May 13

Happy Birthday Ms. Casey Baker!

 Monday, May 15

Main Event Field Trip, 9:30-1:30

Tuesday, May 16

8th Grade Savannah Trip

PBIS Meeting, 8:00

Final Exams, ELA/SC

Wednesday,  May 17

Happy Birthday Ms. Wendelyn Raiford!

8th Grade Savannah Trip

Robotics Celebration, 4:30-5:30, Cafeteria

Thursday, May 18

MANFORMATION, 4:30

Volunteer Reception, 6:30 PM, Rm 102

7/8 Chorus Concert, 7PM

Friday, May 19

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

Rites of Passage Practice

8th Grade Picnic

Saturday, May 20

8th Grade Tutoring for the RETEST, 10:00-1:00 (Open to all who need to retest M/RDG – no registration required – Parents transport to and from school.)

Monday, May 22

8th Grade Rites of Passage Ceremony, Gym, 10:00

Tuesday, May 23

8th Grade Milestone Retest

Early Release, 1:30

Wednesday, May 24

8th Grade Milestone Retest

Early Release, 1:30

Last Day of School

Week of May 8-12, 2017

May 6, 2017 at 10:53 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Celebration of Nations

Dear Floyd Family,

Thank you for your notes and other gestures of appreciation to teachers this past week.  Educating students amidst the challenges in 2017 requires much energy and passion beyond the required certifications.  Knowing you work alongside us, together, and positively help to accomplish so much for our students.  We thank you for all you do!

I am amazed at the work of our Builders Club Leaders who successfully coordinated the first Celebration of Nations event at Floyd!  This event was absolutely STUDENT-LED!  Kudos to Kierstyn Smith, Karrington Riley,  Zoi Ladipo, Paris Lallis, Ashley Oleka, Crystal Oleka, Madelyn Keib, Tamari Stockdale, and Abigail Harris.  Builders Club is sponsored by GSC Kiwanis Advisor Ray Tiyamiyu and Floyd Parent Kimberly Smith.

Floyd’s Relay for Life Captain, Ms. Sara Folk, and I appreciate the participation in many activities throughout the year.  Floyd collectively raised $2,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society! Thank you for contributing toward a cure and advancements in treatments.

Please vote/like Zoi Ladipo’s KidTalk Video at www.kidtalkcobb.com through May 15!  She is the first ever Floyd Finalist in this annual competition!

Stay tuned for results from the Floyd Track Team and their performance at the State Meet in Augusta this weekend.  Our students made it to the podium and we are proud of them.

To all parents who served on the Eighth Grade Dance committee and created a very positive and memorable experience for the students, THANK YOU!  Your hard work will always be remembered and appreciated.

In case you did not see this earlier, Floyd made the list of schools that Beat the Odds based on last year’s state testing.  Our teachers and students work very hard inside and outside the classroom!  

Thank you for choosing Floyd!

Sunday, May 7

Happy Birthday Mr. Michael Lazazzara!

 Monday, May 8

Horace Mann Presents Female Character Award on WFMS

PTSA Jeans Day

Algebra EOCT

All Year Scholars Celebration, 6 PM, Theater & Cafeteria – All Staff Welcome!

Tuesday, May 9

Algebra EOCT

Jeans Day for Celebration of Nations Passport Completers

Advanced Content Vertical Meeting, 8:15, Ms. Thomson’s Room

New Student Parent Night – Rising 6th Grade Parent Night, 6PM, Cafeteria

6th Grade Music Department Concert – 7 PM, Theater

Wednesday,  May 10

State Farm Presents Male Character Award on WFMS

Title III MOMs Day (Weston), 9-11

6th Grade Block Party, Field

Jonathan Blanchard (Performing Arts Activity paid by PA Donations for All), Theater

Jr Beta Club Induction, 6:30, Theater

Thursday, May 11

PBIS Soccer Tournament

Field Day Opening Ceremony

MANFORMATION, 4:30

7/8 Orchestra Concert, 7PM

Friday, May 12

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

Field Day

Saturday, May 13

Happy Birthday Ms. Casey Baker!

 

Week of May 1-5, 2017

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Staff Appreciation Week!  Please encourage your students to let teachers know how much they appreciate them.  Thank you!!

In the News   Check out the story of Ting Ting Yan’s National Math Medal Moment!

MathWin

Sunday, April 30

Happy Birthday Ms. Jennifer Leeser!

 Monday, May 1

PBIS Jeans Day

STEAM Field Trip to GA Tech

School Council Meeting, 4:30

PTSA Board Meeting, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, May 2

7th Grade Field Trip to Callaway Gardens

Robotics Trip to Southern Company

Wednesday,  May 3

Horace Mann Presents Female Character Award on WFMS

Thursday, May 4

 

Celebration of the Nations, 4:30-6:30, Sponsored by Builders’ Club & Kiwanis

MANFORMATION, 4:30

Friday, May 5

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

GA STEM Day

Relay for Life Walk, Connections

PBIS Staff & Student Soccer Tournament

Lip Sync Battle by Manformation, Theater, 6:00 PM

State Track Meet, Augusta, GA

Saturday, May 6

8th Grade Dance, Cafeteria, 6:00-9:00

State Track Meet, Augusta, GA

 Sunday, May 7

Happy Birthday Mr. Michael Lazazzara!

April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017 at 7:06 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

April 27, 2017

Dear Floyd Family,

I am writing to inform you of an incident at Floyd that resulted in a building evacuation today.  During physical education class, a ball accidentally hit a sprinkler inside the gym which caused water to pour out of the ceiling.  The release of the sprinkler system set off the fire alarm although no smoke or fire was ever present.  Students evacuated safely and orderly.  Emergency maintenance personnel from the Cobb County School District arrived, including Public Safety.

Due to the release of standing water from the sprinkler system, a peculiar, harmless odor was emitted, partially due to oil and water inside the sprinkler system pipes.  A few students who had been in the gym did complain of irritation and have been examined.

Unfortunately, the sprinkler released a large amount of water onto the gym floor until the valve could be deactivated.  As a result of the water damage to the wooden gym floor and sprinkler system repairs underway, no activity is taking place inside the gym until further notice.  The eighth grade dance will have to take place inside our cafeteria on May 6.

Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.  We are happy to return to a normal schedule with the conclusion of Milestone Assessments.  We appreciate your support in more ways than you know.

Sincerely,

Dr. Teresa Hargrett

Principal

Week of April 24-30, 2017

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The following test taking strategies and tips are provided by the GA Department of Education.

Tips for Students

Before the Test:

  • Prepare yourself emotionally for taking the test. If you are overly anxious, much of your energy and potential will be sapped by the anxiety and you will likely not be able to demonstrate your true ability on the test. It frequently helps to reduce anxiety if you know more about the test in advance, such as what type of test you are taking, what subjects are tested, and the purpose of the test.
  • Follow normal routines. Interruption of normal routines may affect your performance. The night before the test you should not stay up later than usual since fatigue may lead to poor test performance. The day of the test you should eat a normal breakfast and lunch. Skipping meals or overeating before taking a test may adversely affect your performance.

At Test Time:

  • Do not allow yourself to be distracted by noises or movements around you.
  • Read instructions or directions carefully before marking any answer. If you do not understand the directions, raise your hand, and ask for help.
  • Follow instructions. Pay close attention to the samples. They are on the test to help you understand what the items on the test will be like and how to mark your answer document properly.
  • Read the entire question and all answer choices. You need to read each item and all answer choices before marking your answers.
  • Make an educated guess. Making an educated guess means that you are able to eliminate one or more choices. For example, if there are four choices and you do not know which choice is correct, but do know that two choices are incorrect; you have a 50-50 chance of choosing the correct answer. You should also remember that there is no pattern of correct answers. For example, if the last three correct answer choices were “D,” the next correct answer may be A, B, C, or D.
  • Keep track of the time. Since most statewide tests have a time limit, be aware of the amount of time allocated to each section. Pace yourself so that you will be able to complete the section within the time limit. Use all of the time allocated. Persistence pays off.
  • If you are testing online, be sure to use the scroll bars to view all of a reading passage or test question. The whole reading passage or test question might not fit on the display of your workstation.
  • When testing online and where necessary, make sure you transfer your answer from the draft area to the final response section of your online test.
  • If you are testing with paper testing materials, place your answer correctly on the answer document. While taking tests, you should match the number on the answer document to the item number in the test booklet. This is especially important if you skip questions and go back to them later. You should mark only one answer for each item. If two answers are marked for the same item, the item will be counted as incorrect. If you erase an item, you should be certain that it is erased completely and carefully so that holes are not made in the answer document.
  • If you are testing with paper testing materials, keep your test booklet and answer document together. This saves time and lessens the chance of marking answers in the wrong place.

Monday, April 24

Happy Birthday Ms. Debra McMath!

Math Milestones Section 1

MOMs Club Project Work in Cafeteria, 6:30 PM

Tuesday, April 25

Math Milestones Section 2

Wednesday, April 26

Science Milestones Section 1

PTSA General Meeting & Officer Election, 6:15, Media Center

Title I Parent Input Meeting, 6:30, Media Center

Thursday, April 27

MANFORMATION, 4:30

Friday, April 28

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

Six Flags Math/Science Day, 6th-8th Grades

Student Council Skate Party @ Sparkles, Smyrna, 7:00-9:00

 

Saturday, April 29

Floyd Track Club @ District Meet

Sunday, April 30

Happy Birthday Ms. Jennifer Leeser!

Week of April 17-22, 2017

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Monday, April 17

Manformation, Lip Sync Battle Auditions, Theater, 4:30-5:30

PBIS Jeans Day

Tuesday, April 18

Happy Birthday Ms. Dianne Rodriguez!

4.5 Week Progress Distribution

PBIS Meeting, 8:00

Rising 8th Grade Parent Meeting, 6;30, Theater

Wednesday, April 19

Language Arts Milestones Section 1

Workplace Wednesday

Thursday, April 20

Language Arts Milestones Sections 2 and 3

MANFORMATION, 4:30

Floyd Family Night at Chick Fil A, 5:00-8:00 PM

Friday, April 21

Happy Birthday Dr. Bethany Harrison & Ms. Sylvia Cravens!

Social Studies Milestones (8)

Social Studies SLO (6/7)

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

Saturday, April 22

Annual Beautification Day 2, 8:30-11:30

The following test taking strategies and tips are provided by the GA Department of Education.

Tips for Students

 Before the Test:

  • Prepare yourself emotionally for taking the test. If you are overly anxious, much of your energy and potential will be sapped by the anxiety and you will likely not be able to demonstrate your true ability on the test. It frequently helps to reduce anxiety if you know more about the test in advance, such as what type of test you are taking, what subjects are tested, and the purpose of the test.
  • Follow normal routines. Interruption of normal routines may affect your performance. The night before the test you should not stay up later than usual since fatigue may lead to poor test performance. The day of the test you should eat a normal breakfast and lunch. Skipping meals or overeating before taking a test may adversely affect your performance.

At Test Time:

  • Do not allow yourself to be distracted by noises or movements around you.
  • Read instructions or directions carefully before marking any answer. If you do not understand the directions, raise your hand, and ask for help.
  • Follow instructions. Pay close attention to the samples. They are on the test to help you understand what the items on the test will be like and how to mark your answer document properly.
  • Read the entire question and all answer choices. You need to read each item and all answer choices before marking your answers.
  • Make an educated guess. Making an educated guess means that you are able to eliminate one or more choices. For example, if there are four choices and you do not know which choice is correct, but do know that two choices are incorrect; you have a 50-50 chance of choosing the correct answer. You should also remember that there is no pattern of correct answers. For example, if the last three correct answer choices were “D,” the next correct answer may be A, B, C, or D.
  • Keep track of the time. Since most statewide tests have a time limit, be aware of the amount of time allocated to each section. Pace yourself so that you will be able to complete the section within the time limit. Use all of the time allocated. Persistence pays off.
  • If you are testing online, be sure to use the scroll bars to view all of a reading passage or test question. The whole reading passage or test question might not fit on the display of your workstation.
  • When testing online and where necessary, make sure you transfer your answer from the draft area to the final response section of your online test.
  • If you are testing with paper testing materials, place your answer correctly on the answer document. While taking tests, you should match the number on the answer document to the item number in the test booklet. This is especially important if you skip questions and go back to them later. You should mark only one answer for each item. If two answers are marked for the same item, the item will be counted as incorrect. If you erase an item, you should be certain that it is erased completely and carefully so that holes are not made in the answer document.
  • If you are testing with paper testing materials, keep your test booklet and answer document together. This saves time and lessens the chance of marking answers in the wrong place.

 

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