Schedules

Bell schedule

6th Grade
Class Period Start Time End Time
1st Period (W.I.N.) 8:50 9:15
2nd Period 9:19 10:08
3rd Period 10:12 11:37
Lunch
4th Period 11:41 12:33
5th Period 12:37 1:26
6th Period 1:30 2:19
7th Period 2:23 3:12
8th Period 3:16 4:10

 

7th & 8th Grade
Class Period Start Time End Time
1st Period (W.I.N.) 8:50 9:15
2nd Period 9:19 10:08
3rd Period 10:12 11:01
4th Period 11:05 12:33
Lunch
5th Period 12:37 1:26
6th Period 1:30 2:19
7th Period 2:23 3:12
8th Period 3:16 4:10

 

The school day is from 8:50 am to 4:10 pm, for students. Students may enter the building at 8:15 a.m. and must exit the building daily per dismissal protocols. Please see our policies & procedures for arrival and dismissal details.

W.I.N. Classes

All GISD middle school students will be enrolled in an advisory class called W.I.N. (What I Need).

At Sellers, students will use this time for:

  • GISD Social and emotional learning (SEL)  curriculum
    • Social and emotional learning is an important part of well-rounded student instruction. These skills help students academically, emotionally, and socially.
      • Our mission is to help create an environment of equity and excellence in our schools. We do this using SEL by:
        • empowering learners by developing SEL skills
        • fostering open and equal environments
        • cultivating partnerships that help our community develop and thrive
  • Math and reading practice activities
    • Math and ELAR teachers will create weekly practice materials for each of their classes. Students will have the opportunity to practice skills they are currently studying in math/ELAR during their WIN period.
  • Drop everything and read (DEAR)
    • Students and teachers will have designated days to "drop everything and read" during WIN. This activity ensures reading a priority and allows students to select their own reading material.
  • College and career readiness
    • Students will have the opportunity to explore high school magnet programs, career options, and what it means to be college ready. Students will also set academic goals, track their personal progress, and learn positive study habits.
  • Measures of academic progress (MAP) testing
    • All K-8 students in GISD take the MAP Assessment for reading, math, and science three times each year. Students will participate in MAP testing during WIN time so they do no miss academic instruction during core classes.
  • Academic interventions and tutorials