Welcome to Parkland!

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Welcome to Parkland!

Parkland Magnet Middle School

for Aerospace Technology




Open House General Session

will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Parkland’s Advanced Band

Thank you for entertaining us.

Parkland’s Mission

At Parkland, we believe that every student
regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnicity,
past history and academic background will have
access to opportunities for success socially and
academically in our unique whole
-
school
magnet program. We will provide the support
necessary for every student to succeed.

We believe…

“Every Student, Whatever it Takes!”

Parkland Is…

Open House Agenda


Science & Aerospace Curriculum


Aerospace Electives Curriculum


Mathematics Curriculum


Core Academics and Electives


Informational Breakout Sessions

Our Facility

39 Activclassrooms w/
Promethean Boards

Activotes

Activslates

Our Facility


5 Aerospace Classrooms

(16 computers each)


1 Robotics Lab

(30 computers)


4 PC Computer Labs

(32 computers each)


2 Mobile Laptop Labs

(16 computers each)

Parkland Students

Colin Anderson


6
th

Grade

Abigail Rodriguez


6
th

Grade

Calvin
Frias


7
th

Grade

Joyce Chung


7
th

Grade


Amanda
Mutai


8
th

Grade

Aaron Landis


8
th

Grade

Science & Aerospace

Curriculum Overview


Jennifer Wingate

Science Department Resource Teacher

Our Unique Science &

Aerospace Curriculum


Accelerated
curriculum so students have the potential
to take Honors Physics in Grade 8


a high school
course


Science
courses follow magnet themes and include
authentic investigations, visiting scientists, and
special projects/events


Emphasis on learning and using mathematics in
context


Use of technology infused in all
classes


Yearly Milestone Project
-

independent research
project

6
th

Grade Science

“Mission: Planet Earth”



Life on Earth


Interactions of Living Things


Interactions of Living Things with their
Environment


Human Impact on Earth’s Environment


Topics include:


What is life? What are the requirements for life? Where do we
find life on Earth? What types of adaptations do extremophiles on
Earth make? Where might we look for life in space? What type of
technology will we need to find life in space?

6
th

Grade Aerospace

“Comparative Planetology &

Orbital Mechanics”


The Solar System


Earth
-
Sun
-
Moon


Earth’s Structure


Forces and Motion


Topics include:


Comparing distant planet features to Earth’s,
Aeronautics, rocketry, design constraints, Newton’s
Laws, deriving quantitative formulas, etc…

7
th

Grade Science

“Human Space Exploration and Survival”


Cell Biology


Structure and Function of


Living Things


Heredity


Topics include:


variability of conditions for living organisms,
chemical requirements for life, impacts of space
travel on human body systems, etc…

7
th
Grade Science

“Unmanned Space Exploration”


Star Chemistry


Solar System Explorations


Sun
-
Earth Connections


Earth: Change Over Time


Topics include:


states of matter, periodic table, atoms,
physical/chemicals properties, matter, energy,
electricity and magnetism, waves, electromagnetic
spectrum


8
th

Grade Science & Aerospace


Honors Physics*


Honors Geometry Co/Pre
-
requisite



Investigations in Earth Space Systems



“Aerospace Design & Technology”


a
companion course that supports the physical
science concepts learned in Honors Physics and
Honors Investigations in Earth Space Systems






* high school credit

Astronomy
Electives

“Astronomy & Space Exploration”


Grade 6 or 7

“Research in Astronomy”


Grade 7 or 8

Learn about various aspects of
astronomy including:

-
Tools of the Astronomer

-
The Electromagnetic Spectrum

-
Our Solar System

-
Stars and Galaxies

-
The Expanding Universe


Principles of Flight


7
th

and 8
th

Grade Elective Course


STEM skills through…



History of Flight


Balloons, Kites, and
Gliders


Airplanes and Helicopters


Flight in Society


Robotics Electives



Introduction to Robotics Systems (6 or 7)


Applied Robotic Engineering (7 or 8)


Applied Robotic Programming (8)


Focus on:


Motion, Planning & Design


Problem Solving


Physical Science Principles


Programming, Mechanics, & Measurement




Introduction to Engineering Design*

Elective Course


Grade 8


Project Lead the Way
®

introductory course


Subsequent courses offered in some high schools, including the
complete program at Wheaton High School


Systematic analysis of a problem to find a step by step solution


Development of three
-
dimensional solid models.


Computer Aided Design System (CAD)







* high school credit

Mathematics
Courses
Overview


Carolyn Baker

Mathematics Department

Resource Teacher

Mathematics


Math
6

Grade 6



Math
7


Grade 6 or 7



IM



Grade 6 or 7



Pre
-
Algebra



Grade 8



Algebra
I
*
-

Grade 6, 7, or 8



Honors Geometry
*
-

Grade 7 or 8



Honors Algebra II with Analysis
*
-

Grade 8








* high school credit

Core Academics


English


Accelerated English 8*


Reading

OR


Foreign Language


Chinese,* French * and Spanish*


World Studies


Advanced World Studies 6 & 7,
Advanced U.S. History 8


Arts Electives


art, computers, instrumental music


Physical Education


Health (1Q) and PE (3Qs)















* high school credit

Extra Curricular Activities


Civil Air Patrol


Math Team


Destination Imagination


First Lego League
Robotics Club


STEM Club


Science
Technology , Engineering,
and Math Achievement


Homework Club


Communications Club


Builders Club


Jazz Band


Drama Club


SGA


Step Team


Athletics


softball, cross
country, basketball &
Soccer

Partnerships

Transportation

For students who live outside walking distance of their assigned
school, as designated by MCPS, and in the attendance areas of:


Argyle, Loiederman, and Parkland


Yes
-

from neighborhood bus stops if they live beyond the MCPS
designated walking distance


All other areas of Montgomery County



No
-

parents provide transportation


Carpool Database


Families share there address information in a database that is maintained
by the Magnet Coordinator. The information is only shared with those
within the database. Families make connections with one another.


TRAX



an afterschool enrichment provider is also available

SAMPLE

To participate in the
Choice

process,
Grade 5 parents/students will complete a
Choice
form:



Rank the three middle schools in order
of preference.



On the form, indicate if you would like
your child to attend the same
MSMC

school that an older sibling will attend
in 2012
-

2013



Return the complete
Choice

form by
Monday, November 7, 2011.


Forms available October 15
th

on the
Parkland website as well as the
MCPS

website.

Note:
MSMC

in
-
Consortium students who
do not submit a Choice form will be
randomly assigned to an
MSMC

school.

Sample
Choice
Form for the MSMC

Parkland Magnet Middle School