Jefferson Academy: 8th Grade CM

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Jefferson Academy: 8th
Grade Parent Meeting
December 19, 2013
Good Evening!
• WELCOME!
• Please take your seat and reflect:
– What academic progress have your
students made so far this year?
– What growth do you hope they will
demonstrate by the end of the year?
Greeting
• Turn to your neighbor and greet them
with a bright “Good Evening.”
• Ask your neighbor about his/her
hopes for his/her student and share
yours!!
Some Fun
• To start our evening off right, we are
going to play a little game called…
Raise your Hand if you think you
know!!!!
• This staff member and his/her
sister were elected President and
Vice President of student
government in middle school.
• ANSWER: Ms. Gordon
• Their slogan was “Double your
pleasure, double your fun- Vote for
the Gordon Sisters – we’re number
one!”
Raise your Hand if you think you
know!!!!
• This staff member was the
President of the Honor Society at
his/her high school.
• ANSWER: Mr. TC
• Mr. TC also had the opportunity to
speak as the MC for a meeting
with the National Honor Society
Raise your Hand if you think you
know!!!!
• This staff member won a
scholarship to a local high school
and graduated as the Salutatorian
with a 4.2 GPA.
• ANSWER: Mrs. Lee
• Mrs. Lee was also nominated
“most talented” by her 8th grade
class.
Raise your Hand if you think you
know!!!!
• This staff member was the captain
of the rugby team.
• ANSWER: Mr. Webster
• Mr. Webster led his team to victory
and they were the New England
champions!
Raise your Hand if you think you
know!!!!
• This staff member was a high
school cheerleader!
• ANSWER: Ms. Mann
• Ms. Mann also got into EVERY
college she applied to!
Raise your Hand if you think you
know!!!!
• This staff member one the Service
Award for completing the most
service hours in her high school.
• ANSWER: Ms. Alwon
• Ms. Alwon also won a scholarship
because of her awesome
commitment to service.
Agenda
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High School Application Information
Service Opportunities
End of Year Updates
Shout Outs
High School Application
• The DCPS High School Applications
opened this past Monday.
• Go to www.MySchoolDC.org to apply
• The DEADLINE is February 3, 2013
Reminders
• *Be sure to include your Student ID this allows for the automatic transfer of
your test scores and transcripts
• *Spend Winter Break working on your
high school application essays
• *Make sure you are putting in a valid
email address - this is how some high
schools will contact you for interviews!
• *Also make sure you are putting in valid
email addresses for your
recommendations!
Some SPECIAL Points
• Most specialized high schools have
additional deadlines for entrance exams,
interviews, or auditions. Please see the
schools’ profiles for details about these
dates! (all information is available on
www.MySchoolDC.org)
• Benjamin Banneker, for example:
– After submitting their application, qualified
applicants will be asked to interview on one of
three dates:
• Wednesday, February 19
• Wednesday, March 5
• Saturday, March 8
Recommendations
• DCPS Recommendations – we can
begin recommendations on Dec. 23rd
• Letters of Recommendations
Requests
– Students must request
recommendations from adults in
writing using the recommendation
requests form
Essays
• Essays are required for HS applications
• In order for students to submit the best
essays possible:
– Mrs. Lee will host application and essay writing
sessions over the winter break from 9:30 AM
to 12:30 PM every day except Christmas and
New Years. Students must sign up.
– Students can e-mail Mrs. Lee, Ms. Alwon, or
Mr. TC to proof their essays.
– Students will have opportunities to work on
the application and essays in advisory upon
returning from break.
Scholarships
• Individual Schools
– HSPT – High School Placement Test
– January 2014
• http://www.dcscholarships.org/
Agenda
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High School Application Information
Service Opportunities
End of Year Updates
Shout Outs
Service Opportunities
• Monday: Teacher Interview @ 10:00 AM
• Local Churches & Libraries
• DC Central Kitchen – Group Field Trip
(end of February)
• Environmental Science – Anacostia
Watershed Clean-up Trip
Agenda
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High School Application Information
Service Opportunities
End of Year Updates
Shout Outs
EOY Updates
• Ms. Bush has been working very hard
to plan the end of year events! She
will have updates with cost
information in January! 
Agenda
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High School Application Information
Service Opportunities
End of Year Updates
Shout Outs
Congratulations!
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Pre-Algebra PIA Top Scorers!
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Saniye Brewer
Natori White
Shavonte Moore
Dante Scott
Pre-Algebra Top Growth
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Natori White
Shavonte Moore
Saniye Brewer
Dante Scott
Mylan Barnes
Tamia Hughes
Michael Waldron
Destiny Daughtry
Amon Lansdown
Davon Lucas
Tamia Hughes
Floyd Davis
Shaina Williams
Congratulations!
• Proficient Score in Algebra
– Yingzhi Dai
– Micah Bibb
– Ellen Guo
– Yuanlong Dai
– Chen-Ying Wong
Congratulations!
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ELA MOST IMPROVED!!!
*Floyd Davis
*Destiny Daughtry
*Dyamone Tutt
*D'Marco Kingsberry
*Rico Smith
*Dante Scott
*Mahki Freeman
Congratulations!
• Jatahj Tenner
• Yuanlong Dai
• For the most community service
hours so far!!!
Questions?

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