8th Grade Orientation Powerpoint Presentation

Report
Transitioning
to
High School
WELCOME
WHITE PLAINS
HIGH SCHOOL
Counselor
Angela Forbus
Transition….defined as
• “a process during which
institutional and social factors
influence which students’
educational careers are
positively or negatively
affected by this movement
between organizations.”
Schiller (1999, pp.216-217, “Effects of feeder patterson on students’ transition to
high school.” Sociology of Education)
Our Mission
• It is the mission of White Plains High
School to create an environment
where every student is encouraged to
master high levels of academic
achievement as determined by state
and national standards. The staff of
White Plains High School is
committed to a comprehensive
system of support in producing active
learners through self-assessment,
activities, and mentoring.
Students Going to High School
Fear…
• Peer Pressure
• New Schedule
• Getting through crowded halls
without getting lost
• Bullying
• Fitting in/not fitting in
• Peer Pressure
Parents of New High Schoolers
Have Fears, Too. And They DO
Impact Schools and
Classrooms…
• Puberty/Adolescence
• Peer Pressure from others
• Losing control
• Being disconnected & irrelevant
• Not having the power/impact they
had on middle school classrooms
Social Media
BYOD
Bring Your Own Device
Attendance &
Requirements
What is the Attendance
Policy?
• All students are expected to attend
regularly in accordance with public school
laws.
• Attendance is related to a higher success
rate for the student.
• Any student late to school or tardy to class
will report to ISD for the remainder of the
period.
• Any student with unexcused absences of
more than 5 will be referred to the Board of
Education for truancy violation.
Policy
• Any student in Grade 9 must meet all requirements
or will automatically be considered for retention.
• A student must pass all courses and receive a final
grade of 60 or above “D” in each subject per
semester not yearly average in order to receive
credit. Credits are earned by semester.
• A student who does not meet this requirement may
be recommended to attend summer school or
Credit Recovery during the school year.
Graduation Requirements
for the Class of 2019
Credit
Requirements
High School
Assessments
Career
Preparation
Four
Year
Plan
KUDER
Program
Career
Preparation
State
Assessments
Resume
High School End of
Course Assessments
Math
Science
Social Studies
English
Credit Requirements
English
4 credits
Social Studies
4 credits
Math
4 credits
Science
4 credits
PE Life
1 credit
Health
Career
Preparedness
CTE/ Foreign
Language/Fine
Arts
Electives
TOTAL
REQUIRED
CREDITS
½ credit
1 credit
3 credits
2½
credits
24
Recognition of Excellence
Summa
Cum
Laude
Magna
Cum
Laude
Cum
Laude
•95 or
above
GPA
•90- 94.99
GPA
•85-89.99
GPA
**Students must have an Advanced with Honors diploma in
order to receive these additional recognitions of honor.
Career Tech Programs
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Automotive ServiceTechnology
Collision Repair Technology
Cosmetology
Culinary Arts
Childhood Education & Teaching
Medical Preparation
Precision MachiningTechnology
Welding Technology
Drafting and Design Technology
The Course Selection
Process
Upcoming
9th Grade
Parent
Orientation
Student take
course request
form home
Parent reviews,
signs, and
Mrs. Forbus
returns to
inputs students
Mrs. Sparks
9th grade
By
schedule
Friday, May 3rd
What is the parent’s role in
course selection?
1. Talk with your child about goals
for the next four years.
2. Review courses and make the
best decision for your child.
3. Encourage your child to take the most
rigorous courses while enjoying other
aspects of high school.
A Typical 9th Grade Schedule
English
History
Mathematics
Science
PE
Health/Career
Preparedness
Elective
High School Schedule
MONDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
Start
End
Class Time
1st Period
2nd Period
7:30
8:30
8:25
9:25
55 MINUTES
55 MINUTES
BREAK
9:25
9:35
10 MINUTES
9:40
10:40
10:35
11:35
55 MINUTES
55 MINUTES
11:40
12:55
75 MINUTES
(Lunch 20
minutes)
1:00
2:00
1:55
2:55
75 MINUTES
55 MINUTES
3rd Period
4th Period
5th Period (Lunch)
6th Period
7th Period
High School Schedule
Tuesday students will attend odd number classes.
Wednesday students will attend even number classes.
TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Start
End
Class Time
1st Period
2nd Period
7:30
7:30
8:55
9:05
85 minutes
95 minutes
Break
8:55
9:05
9:05
9:15
10 minutes
10 minutes
3rd Period
4th Period
9:10
9:20
10:35
10:55
85 minutes
95 minutes
5th Period (Lunch)
6th Period (Lunch)
10:40
11:00
12:05
12:35
85 minutes (lunch)
95 minutes (lunch)
7th Period
Strategies 1
Strategies 2
6th period
Strategies 1
Strategies 2
12:10
1:40
2:20
11:00
12:40
1:50
1:35
2:25
2:55
12:35
1:45
2:55
85 minutes
35 minutes
35 minutes
95 minutes
65 minutes
65 minutes
MENTORING
Band/
Choir
Cheerleading/
Danceline
Extracurricular
Activities
Service
Clubs
School
Clubs
Athletic
Teams
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
1. BE PREPARED FOR THE
SCHEDULE!
2. AS PARENTS…. STAY INVOLVED
IN THE SCHEDULING PROCESS!
3. GET INVOLVED IN EXTRA
CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES!
Transition is a
process…..
…..NOT an Event!
Web Presence
School Website:
www.whiteplainshighschool.weebly.com
Mrs. Forbus – Guidance Counselor
[email protected]
Check INOW
Contact Information
• Phone
– 256-741-7807
• Fax#
– 256-237-3301
• Email:
– [email protected]
• Website:
– Can also be found under counselor corner
on school website.
Additional Resources for
Transitioning to High School
• Make a Successful Transition to Middle School
– http://www.unitedway.org/our-work/make-asuccessful-transition-to-middle-school
• Making Transition to High School Easier
– http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=transition%
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Additional Resources for
Transitioning to High School
• Transition to High School
– http://www.pamf.org/teen/life/school/highschool.html
• Student Transition from Middle School to High School
– http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=transition%
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