8th Grade Orientation Powerpoint Presentation

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Transcript 8th Grade Orientation Powerpoint Presentation

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

Resume State Assessments

High School End of Course Assessments

Math Science Social Studies English

Credit Requirements

English

4 credits

Social Studies

4 credits

Math Science PE Life

4 credits 4 credits 1 credit

Health Career Preparedness CTE/ Foreign Language/Fine Arts

½ credit 1 credit 3 credits 2 ½ credits

Electives TOTAL REQUIRED 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

• 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 9 th Grade Parent Orientation Student take course request form home Parent reviews, signs, and returns to Mrs. Sparks By Friday, May 3rd Mrs. Forbus inputs students 9th grade schedule

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 1 st 2 nd Period Period BREAK 7:30 8:30 9:25 8:25 9:25 9:35 55 MINUTES 55 MINUTES 10 MINUTES 3 rd 4 th Period Period 9:40 10:40 10:35 11:35 55 MINUTES 55 MINUTES 5 th Period (Lunch) 6 th 7 th Period Period 11:40 1:00 2:00 12:55 1:55 2:55 75 MINUTES (Lunch 20 minutes) 75 MINUTES 55 MINUTES

High School Schedule

Tuesday students will attend odd number classes.

Wednesday students will attend even number classes.

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY

1 st Period 2 nd Period Break 3 rd Period 4 th Period 5 th Period (Lunch) 6 th Period (Lunch) 7th Period Strategies 1 Strategies 2 6th period Strategies 1 Strategies 2 Start 7:30 7:30 8:55 9:05 9:10 9:20 10:40 11:00 12:10 1:40 2:20 11:00 12:40 1:50 End 8:55 9:05 9:05 9:15 10:35 10:55 12:05 12:35 1:35 2:25 2:55 12:35 1:45 2:55 Class Time 85 minutes 95 minutes 10 minutes 10 minutes 85 minutes 95 minutes 85 minutes (lunch) 95 minutes (lunch) 85 minutes 35 minutes 35 minutes 95 minutes 65 minutes 65 minutes

MENTORING Cheerleading/ Danceline Extracurricular Activities School Clubs Athletic Teams Band/ Choir Service Clubs

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-a successful-transition-to-middle-school

• Making Transition to High School Easier –

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=transition% 20from%20middle%20school%20to%20high%20scho ol&source=web&cd=54&cad=rja&ved=0CEYQFjADOD I&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.paly.net%2Fguidance%2 FMAKING_THE_TRANSITION_TO_HIGH_SCHOOL_E ASIER.pdf&ei=74p2UdLjIYf 4AOzsYGoCw&usg=AFQjCNFBzoe_R0IaBc5e2CQE_ QfZZqWihw&bvm=bv.45512109,d.eWU

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% 20from%20middle%20school%20to%20high%20scho ol&source=web&cd=95&cad=rja&ved=0CEgQFjAEOF o&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kpirc.org%2Fuploads% 2FStudent_Transition_Middle_to_High.pdf&ei=TYx2U Y7cHpTE9gSjhoCYBA&usg=AFQjCNEdFgGN YXJyom4u533OmnMESSQPA&bvm=bv.45512109,d.e

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