Gr 8 and 9 Parent Nite 2014 - Pages

Report
Rick Hansen
Secondary
School
BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE
Rick Hansen
WELCOME
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Patricia Whyte
Principal
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Julie De Maeyer
Vice Principal (A-Ha)
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Tyler McLeod
Vice Principal (Hb-N)
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Crissa Hill
Vice Principal (O-Z)
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Barbara Crease
Head of Counselling
WELCOME
Thank you
for
turning
off your
cell
phones
This Evening's Open House &
Information Sessions
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Curricular tours at beginning
and end of evening
Presentation: 6:45-7:15 PM
Opportunity to get information
on compulsory and optional
credits throughout the school
Opportunity to become familiar
with the building
Rick Hansen’s Mission…
The mission of our school is to
prepare all the learners in our
building to be thinking, caring,
flexible individuals who can
meet the challenges of the
21st Century.
Rick Hansen Secondary School
STORM
STEWARDSHIP
Every individual
in the school
works to create,
protect and
nourish the
culture and
energy in the
building
TECHNOLOGY
Learning
happens any
place, and at
any time
We embrace
the use of 21st
century tools
OPPORTUNITY
Students need to
develop socially,
emotionally, and
academically
We believe
everyone is
important. We
think all students
should be involved
RESPONSIVENESS
Life is 10%
what happens
to you and 90%
how you react
to it
We are all
responsible for
what we say
and do
METACURRICULUM
Students use
inquiry as a
means to
understanding
how they learn
best
Focus on critical
thinking
Our School
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1735 students currently
8:30 AM – 3:05 PM; five 75 minute
periods (lunches are 3rd or 4th)
Semestered – grade 9 to 12
Full Ontario curriculum for diploma
Extensive technology program
Preparation for
Workplace / Apprenticeship
College
University
Our Staff
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Caring,
enthusiastic and
supportive
Committed to
high expectations
Connected to
their professional
communities
Possess a growth
mindset
Our Students
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3 elementary
schools feed into
RHSS
Accepting, safe &
supportive
Creative risk
takers
Focussed
"it's OK to like
school"
CashlessSchools
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An electronic payment
option for parents
CashlessSchools offers
parents an easy to use
account with 24/7
access, email alerts, and
student fee, cafeteria
and purchase history
reporting
Manage funds for meals
…swipe of the student
card
The Course Selection
Process
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Diploma
Requirements
Types of Courses
Submission of
Option Sheets
Diploma Requirements 30 Credits
• 18 Compulsory Credits
Every student must pass
all 18 courses outlined by
the Ministry of Education
• 12 Elective Credits
Students can choose
which elective courses
they want to complete
over their 4+ years
Other Diploma
Requirements
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40 Hours of
Community
Service Activities
Successful
completion of the
Provincial Literacy
Test (written in
Grade 10)
Your Grade 9
Program
6 Compulsory Courses
 English
 Math
 Science
 Canadian Geography
 French
 Health and Physical
Education
2 Optional Courses
 Choose 1 option from
the Arts (Music,
Drama, Dance or
Visual Arts)
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Choose 1 option from
Business,
Hospitality, or
Integrated
Technology
Types of
Courses
Grades 9 and 10
 Academic
 Applied
 Open
 Students may
take a
combination of
academic, applied
and open courses
Grades 11 and 12
 University
Preparation
 University/Colleg
e Preparation
 College
Preparation
 Workplace
Preparation
 Open
What to take
in Grade 9?
Core Subjects
 Achievement in grade 8 must be taken into
consideration
 You can mix Applied and Academic courses
 Ask your Grade 8 Teachers and Counsellor for advice in
choosing the types of courses
Optional Subjects
• Consider exploring something new
• Choose something that is of interest at this time
• Talk with parents
Courses
at a Glance
English:
• ENG1D0, ENG1P0, ENG1L0
French:
• FSF1D0, FSF1P0
Mathematics:
• MPM1D0, MFM1P0,
MAT1L0
Sciences:
• SNC1D0, SNC1P0, SNC1L0
Geography:
• CGC1D0, CGC1P0, CGC1P7
Health and Physical
Education:
• PPL1OF, PPL1OM
Dance
ATC 1O0
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Learn technical skills
Choreography
Explore a variety of
dance forms
Learn to appreciate
the aesthetics of
dance
Drama
ADA 1O0
 Group and
individual
performances
 Tableau,
movement,
costume design
 Analyze plays
Music
Instrumental Music
AMI 1O0
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Little or no experience in
brass, woodwind, or
percussion
Music Vocal/Choral
AMV 1O0
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Singing in a variety of styles
Visual Arts
AVI 1O0
 Elements and
principles of
design
 Drawing
 Painting
 Photography
 Sculpture
Hospitality
Hospitality and Tourism
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TFJ 1O0
Commercial food
handling
Preparation for the
school cafeteria
Health and safety
Use of specialized
tools and equipment
Business Studies
Information and Communication
Technology
BTT 1O0
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Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Access
Web Page Design
Create your own business
plan
Technology
Integrated Technology
TIJ 1O0
• “Hands-On” projects
• Work with tools,
equipment and
software
• ROBOTICS
• Computer electronics
• Innovative project
design
Submission of Option
Sheets
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Counsellor or Home Room
Teacher will set the due
date in approx. November
Requires student and
parent signatures
Use Chart Your Course
and other handouts to get
descriptions of courses
Course selections should
then be completed on-line
through
myBlueprint.ca/peel
Action Plan
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Review Chart Your Course, other
handouts, & your IPP
Discuss with Parents
Complete Option Sheet
Return Option Sheet by assigned due date
Complete Option Selection via myBlueprint
Submit in November
Get Involved
• Clubs
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Robotics
DECA
Weight Room
Debate Team
Muslim Students
Association
– Christian
Fellowship
– Sikh Association
– and more….
• Activities
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Student Council
Peer Mentors
Athletics Council
Arts Council
Bands
Drama Council
Fashion Show
Math Contests
and more….
• Teams
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Badminton
Table Tennis
Rugby
Basketball
Cricket
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Volleyball
and more…
At this point, Grade 9 parents are invited to
begin their tour of the different curricular
areas throughout the school.
At the end of the presentation, parents of
Grade 8s may continue their tour.
How is grade 9
different?
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No recess!
No "homeroom"
teacher like in grade 8
Students are
responsible for
managing their own
deadlines and workload
Four 75-minute classes
each day
Final Evaluations
Everyone must complete semesterend assignments and/or exams
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Be Organized
Be Prepared
Final
Evaluation
Units in high
school occur in
January and
June
Tips for Success
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Good attendance
Good time management
Positive attitude
Active participation
Take responsibility
Good digital citizenship
Healthy habits and choices
(walk, sleep, communicate)
Formula for Success
rickhansenss.peelschools.org/
@RickHansenPDSB
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September!

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