Welcome to Pomona High School

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Welcome to Pomona High School
9th Grade Information Night
Agenda
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Introductions
Schedule
Student Expectations
Accessing Information and Staff
Infinite Campus
Academic Success Tips
Questions?
The Principal
Andy Geise
Counselors
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Suzanne Ellis (A-Di)
Jennifer Sullivan (Dj-La)
Paul Oser (Lb-Rd)
Chuck Runge (Re-Z)
School Schedule
Refer pg.14 in the
Student Planner
School Schedule
• Always available on PHS website
Counselor Hint: Students should avoid
unexcused absences and tardies.
Expectations
Study Hall
• Most freshmen have Study Hall
• Attendance is required
• Students earn .25 credit each semester, grade
is P/F based on attendance
Counselor Hint: Successful students use Study
Hall wisely
Panther Time
• All students are assigned to Advisement
• Monday and Wednesday only, between 1st
and 2nd periods
• Panther Time- pass to another classroom for
help
• Students earn .25 credit per year, grade is P/F
based on attendance
Counselor Hint: Successful students seek out teachers
in areas where they need help.
Utility Time = Student Achievement
• On Silver Days (Monday and Wednesday)
• A time for teachers to collaborate, monitor the
progress of students, plan, and design effective
instruction.
• Students can be at Pomona during Utility Time to
get homework done, eat breakfast, or socialize,
but teachers may not be available.
• Students may also choose to get a little extra
sleep instead of arriving early since class begins
at 8:15 on Silver Days.
Closed Campus
• Freshmen and sophomores may not leave
campus
Counselor Hint: Leaving campus is a privilege,
not a right. It must be earned.
Dress Code
• No hats or bandanas allowed in the building during the
school day
• No clothing with obscene language, pictures, drug,
alcohol, or tobacco references
• Girls- No revealing garments or undergarments
showing
• Boys- No sagging pants that show undergarments
Counselor Hint: Be sensible with your apparel so you
don’t have to wear a school provided shirt
Panther Pride
• Wednesday- Dress-up Day
• Thursday- College Day
• Friday- Pomona Day (sometimes a “blackout
day)
Counselor Hint: Join in and have fun with your
classmates
Student Planner
• Easy way to keep track of homework due dates
• Important information in the front- for students
and parents
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School phone numbers
Graduation requirements
Attendance policies
Code of conduct
Bell schedule
Counselor Hint: Good organization will lead to
good grades
Pomona Website
• Google- Pomona High School
Arvada, Colorado bookmark this page
• Counselor Hint: Know and Show your Panther
Pride, take responsibility and keep yourself
informed
Infinite Campus
• Just three easy steps
Contacting Teachers
• Teachers – email is preferred
• Find email addresses on PHS website and Infinite
Campus
• Teachers check voicemail once a day
Counselor Hint: Communicate with your
teachers regularly they are here to help you
Contacting Counselors
Counselors Help Students
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Academic
Social Emotional (community resources)
College planning
Career Planning
Counselors Website
Graduation Requirements
Class of 2016
English
4.0 credits
Social Studies
3.5 credits
Mathematics
3.0 credits
(Must include Algebra 1, Geometry and one course above the level of Geometry.)
Science
P. E.
Elective Courses
3.0 credits
.5 credits
8.5 credits
Fine Arts/CTE
.5 credits
Total Credits Needed: 23.0
ICAP
• Colorado legislation now requires that all 912th graders complete their ICAP (Individual
Career and Academic Plan) with their
parents/guardians each year.
• Research has proven that purposeful
academic planning in all grades increases
college and workforce readiness.
ICAP
• ICAP's - Naviance, a web-based tool that
provides career, college, and scholarship
resources available 24/7.
• Ask your Freshman how to log on.
• Designed to assist students in exploring their
interests, making career choices, comparing
colleges, and finding financial aid sources.
Naviance
• Make sure to add your students email address
in Jeffco Connect so they receive alerts about
scholarships, volunteer opportunities, etc.
Counselor Tip: Log-in to Naviance and look at
the Early Scholars scholarship.
Teens & Stress
• Multiple causes can include: family problems,
overload, finances, future, high expectations,
friends, pressures, illness, etc.
• Look for Physical, Mental or Emotional Signs –
headaches, stomach aches, eating/sleeping
disorders, agitation/violence
• For more information and ideas of what to do,
pick up a handout in the back.
Panthers Get Involved
• The easiest way to make friends is participate
in an school activity.
– Clubs
– Sports
Counselor Hint: College Admissions and Scholarship
Committees look at the whole student
• Questions???

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