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Title: Welcome Class of 2015


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WelcomeClass of2015
2
Overview of the Presentation
  • Welcome Mr. Wippler
  • Teaming Mr. Wippler
  • Introduction of Team Members Team Members
  • The Basics Ms. Horowicki
  • To Do Today
  • Schedule
  • Lunch
  • Academic Notes-planning
  • Technology Information Mr. Hudson
  • Activities Mr. Seim
  • Athletics Mr. Seim
  • Student Drop off / Pick up Mr.
    Ochocki
  • Attendance / Absences Mr. Ochocki
  • For More Information Mr. Ochocki

3
Welcome to Stillwater Junior High School
  • 12th Annual Soar into 7th Grade Orientation
  • Two Time National School of Excellence
  • 2008-2009 Academic Highlights
  • 91 of our Advanced Placement students passed the
    AP Human Geography exam.
  • 31 scored a 5
  • International average score was a 2.63 with
    51.5 of students who took the exam passing
  • Our students exceed the State Standards in
    Reading, Writing, Math and Science as measured by
    the States MCA II Assessments taken by 7th, 8th,
    and 9th grade students
  • Our students were recognized by local and state
    agencies for their community involvement and
    volunteerism

4
Teaming - 7th Grade
  • Two teams Blue Gold
  • Small learning communities with common teachers
    in the core academic areas
  • Relationships increase student achievement
  • Advisory
  • Monday Homework Help and Relationship Building
  • Tuesday Math Skill Building
  • Wednesday Reading Skill Building
  • Thursday Eagle Pride Activities
  • Friday Advisory Challenges
  • The first week of Advisory/students schedule
    will look different because the 7th grade teams
    have modified schedules to better help students
    get accustomed to SJHS.

5
Why do Math Skill Building Each Week?
  • Math Questions on the ACT
  • Type of Math of Test of Questions
  • Pre-Algebra 23 14
  • Elementary Algebra 17 10
  • Algebra
  • Intermediate Algebra 15 9
  • Algebra Adv. Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry 15 9
  • Geometry
  • Plane Geometry 23 14
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry 7 4
  • Algebra 2 (Adv. Algebra)
  • TOTAL 100 60

6
Why do Reading Skill Building Each Week?
  • Reading is fundamental to function in today's
    society
  • Reading is a vital skill in finding a good job.
  • Reading is important because it develops the
    mind. The mind is a muscle. It needs exercise.
  • It is how we discover new things.
  • Reading develops the imagination.
  • Reading develops the creative side of people.
  • Reading is fundamental in developing a good self
    image.
  • Good reading skills improve spelling and
    comprehension.
  • Reading is important because words - spoken and
    written - are the building blocks of life.

7
7th Grade Teams
  • Blue Team
  • Elizabeth Peloquin - Social Studies
  • Peter Fuglestad - Science
  • Nicole Malone - Math
  • Liz Tomten - English
  • Andy Olson - PE/Health
  • Lisa Horowicki - Counselor
  • Rick Wippler - Principal
  • Gold Team
  • Mike Ryan - Social
  • Studies
  • Bretta Chaplinski - Science
  • Sue Sievert - Math
  • Jon Warnert - English
  • Lee Gillespie- PE/Health
  • Lisa Horowicki - Counselor
  • Rick Wippler - Principal

8
The Basics
  • To Do Today Ms. Horowicki
  • Schedule Ms. Horowicki
  • Lunch Ms. Horowicki
  • Academic Notes-planning Ms. Horowicki

9
To Do Today
  • Get picture taken (media center)
  • Pick up schedules (cafeteria)
  • Locate classes bathrooms - office
  • Locate lockers (check combination)
  • Deposit money in lunch account.
  • Purchase Academic Planners
  • Sign up for Sports/Activities

10
STUDENTS SAMPLE SCHEDULE
11
Lunch
  • Where do I drop off lunch money?
  • When do I drop off lunch money?
  • Internet lunch account
  • www.PayPams.com

12
Academic Notes-planning
  • Organization is the key to success
  • Student Academic Planner
  • Two types
  • Electronic - training available today (200
    330)
  • Hard copy
  • Staff phone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • School / Home communication

13
Student Activities
  • Activity Advisor
  • Drama Mr. Smith
  • Chess/Game Club TBD
  • Merit Projects Ms. Budion
  • http//sjhs.stillwater.k12.mn.us/Merit_Scholar
    _Program.html
  • National Junior Honor Society Ms. Otto
  • Newspaper Mr. Warnert
  • Outdoor Adventure Club TBD
  • Math Club/League Ms. Bird
  • Science Club (grade 8) Mr. Fuglestad / Ms.
    Christopher
  • Ski Club Ms. Luzaich, Mr. Kellen
  • Stock Market Club TBD
  • Student Government Ms. Malone
  • Yearbook Ms. Tomten
  • French Club Ms. Budion
  • German Club Mr. Ingalsbe
  • Summer Teeth Mr. Warnert

14
AthleticsNo Activity Buses for 2009-10
15
Technology Information
  • Technology Applications in Every Classroom
  • 440 laptops and 100 desktops for student use
  • Video cameras, still cameras, electronic
    microscopes, science probes and much more
  • Textbooks on-line, Internet subscriptions for all
    subject areas.
  • The Planner
  • Assignment / resource calendar
  • Current grades
  • Web publishing / viewing
  • File transfer between home and school
  • Communication links
  • The Planner Blog for tutorials and feedback

16
Student Drop-off and Pick-up Policy
  • Provide a safer environment for students and
    parents arriving to and leaving from school.
  • Provide an easier and faster means for
    parents/guardians to drop off and pick up
    students.

17
AbsencesParent call 351-6900 (24 hour
hot-line)Call every day your child will be
absent and give the reason that your student is
absent. If ill, make sure to let us know if they
have Influenza-like symptoms.
  • Excused Absences
  • Illness
  • Medical/dental/
  • counseling appts.
  • Religion Activities
  • Family vacation
  • Weather
  • School activities (field trip)
  • Unexcused Absences (Truancy)
  • Over-slept
  • Missed the bus
  • Late to class by more than 10 minutes
  • Too tired
  • Stayed home to catch up on schoolwork
  • Left school without permission

18
H1N1
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H1N1
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Helpful Hints for Student Success
  • Here are some tips for students and parents to
    promote success in school
  • Assignment notebook
  • Student Record all daily work in each class.
  • Parent Check planner at least weekly to ensure
    its use.
  • Supplies
  • Student Bring all necessary work materials to
    class.
  • Parent Provide all necessary work materials
    and replenish as needed.
  • Study Time
  • Student Set aside the same time every day for
    schoolwork.
  • Parent Provide a quiet place and your visual
    presence.
  • Progress Reports
  • Student Meet all homework assignment
    deadlines.
  • Parent Access your students academic progress
    on your students self-created web site.
  • Communication
  • Student Ask questions and seek extra help if
    needed.
  • Parent Notify teachers (voice mail or e-mail)
    as concerns arise.
  • Involvement
  • Student Remember that learning requires active
    participation.
  • Parent Ask your children about their classes
    stay involved.

21
Helpful Hints for Parent Success
  • Joining P.I.E. (Parents Involved in Education)
  • Sign up and read the Fly-By, E-News, and the
    Website
  • Make sure we have your correct phone numbers
  • If you have a question-ask it
  • Come to your kids events

22
Back to School Fundraiser
  • Where Tickets will be sold in the cafeteria
    during all lunches from September 8 through
    September 11, 2009
  • Cost Tickets are 2.00 per ticket OR 5.00 for 3
    tickets
  • Prizes Grand Prize-iPod Touch (2 will be given
    away)
  • Other prizes include gift cards to Summit Board
    Shop
  • (1_at_ 50.00), Aeropostale (1 _at_ 50.00), the
    i-Tunes
  • store (2 _at_ 25.00), Gamestop (2 _at_ 25.00),
    2009-2010
  • Yearbooks (4 will be awarded), tickets to the
    Spring
  • Dance on the Boat for 9th graders (4 will be
    awarded)
  • When A drawing will take place
  • EVERY DAY (9/8/09-9/11/09) at 200 p.m.
  • All proceeds will be used to fund student
    lyceums (Climb Theatre/Mixed Blood Theater) and
    Student Award Programs (Eagle Awards and
    End-of-the-Year Awards)

23
For More Information
  • Stillwater Junior High School will be open from
    730 am-1130 am on Friday, September 4, 2009 for
    7th GRADERS and their parents/guardians ONLY!
  • Access Stillwater Junior High Schools web site
  • Todays power point
  • 7th grade Parent Handbook
  • E-News Bureau sign-up - Receive Weekly updates
  • Online Student Planner
  • http//sjhs.stillwater.k12.mn.us/
  • Click on Current News
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