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5th/6th Transition

Bala Cynwyd 2018

Welsh Valley - 2018

  • February 12 - 5th Grade Music Preview at Welsh Valley Middle School
  • February 14 - Course Selection Sheets distributed to 5th Graders through elementary schools
  • February 20 - ARTiFACTS* presentations in elementary schools for students.
  • February 21 - Meeting for Parents of Prospective Grade 6 Special Education Students 9:00 am and 6:00 pm in the WVMS Library
  • February 22 - Incoming Parent Transition Meetings at Welsh Valley 9:00 am and 7:00 pm in the WVMS Auditorium
  • February 27th - ARTiFACTS interdisciplinary parent meeting 9:57 am (Pd.3).
  • February 28 - ARTiFACTS interdisciplinary parent meeting 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in E213
  • March 1 - Course selection sheets are due back to the elementary school’s main office on Monday, March 1st.
  • March 12 - Applications for ARTiFACTS are due back to the elementary school’s main office on Monday, March 12th. They can be hand-delivered to Welsh Valley’s main office by Tuesday, March13th.
  • May 14 - Transition Group A 5th Grade students visit Welsh Valley
  • May 16 - Transition Group B 5th Grade students visit Welsh Valley Visits will be by homeroom during the day.
  • May 24 - Transition Group C 5th Grade students visit Welsh Valley Bus transportation will be provided.
  • May 29 - Transition Group D 5th Grade students visit Welsh Valley
  • September 5 - Making Your Way Around Middle School 7:00 pm in WVMS Library

Please Note: In the event school is delayed or cancelled for weather, the event(s) listed above will not be held and may be rescheduled.

*ARTiFACTS is an interdisciplinary thematic program offered in the 6th Grade.

8th/9th Transition

January 8
IB Program Presentation – 2:30 – BCMS
Tom O’Brien (IB Coordinator) visit to BCMS

January 9
IB Program Presentation – 2:30 – WVMS
Tom O’Brien (IB Coordinator) visit to WVMS

January 10
Lower Merion High School – 11:45 AM – Auditorium
Welsh Valley Middle School (choice area students) visit LMHS.

January 10
Harriton High School – 11:45 AM – Auditorium
Bala Cynwyd Middle School students visit HHS.

January 11
Lower Merion High School – 11:45 AM – Auditorium
Bala Cynwyd Middle School students visit LMHS.

January 11
Harriton High School – 11:45 AM – Auditorium
Welsh Valley Middle School students visit HHS.

January 11
Harriton High School - 6:15 PM
District transition meeting for parents of students receiving special education services. Parents of students planning to attend either Harriton or Lower Merion are invited to attend.

January 11
Harriton High School – 7:00 PM – Auditorium
Meeting for all parents and guardians of eighth grade students, regardless of current middle school or next year’s high school. Topics will be geared toward the specific 9th grade program and course options.

January 19
SCHOOL CHOICE DEADLINE
Students who reside in the choice area and BCMS students should submit their high school choice forms to the middle school office.

January 23
High school mailing to include parent letter, individualized course selection sheet and course offerings as presented in the Program Planning Guide.

January 31
Harriton High School – 7:00 PM – Auditorium
Course selection evening for parents of students attending HHS in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year. Department chairs, counselors, and administrators from HHS will be present to provide an overview specific to Harriton High School.

February 1
Lower Merion High School – 7:00 PM – Auditorium
Course selection evening for parents of students attending LMHS in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year. Department chairs, counselors, and administrators from LMHS will be present to provide an overview specific to Lower Merion High School.

February 7
Bala Cynwyd Middle School – 8:20 AM
LMHS counselors will meet with each 8th grade student to discuss course selection and to register the students for classes.

February 7
Welsh Valley Middle School – 8:20 AM
HHS counselors will meet with each 8th grade student to discuss course selection and to register the students for classes.

February 8
Bala Cynwyd Middle School – 8:20 AM
HHS counselors will meet with each 8th grade student to discuss course selection and to register the students for classes.

February 8
Welsh Valley Middle School – 8:20 AM
LMHS counselors will meet with each 8th grade student to discuss course selection and to register the students for classes.

May 31
Harriton and Lower Merion High Schools – 11:45 AM
“Move Up Day”
8th graders visit the high school that they will be attending as 9th grade students during the 2018-2019 school year. Students will get an opportunity to meet with athletic and activities sponsors, tour the school, and discuss high school with upperclassmen mentors. Transportation between the middle and high schools will be provided by school bus.

June 20
A list of summer transition opportunities and activities will be published