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Title: Welcome to Leighs 8th Grade Information Night


1
Welcome to Leighs 8th Grade Information Night
  • Class of 2012

2
Introductions
  • Principal
  • Donna Hope
  • Vice Principal
  • Jodi Edwards-Wright
  • Counselors
  • Elizabeth Tovar (A - G)
  • Wendy Sharp (H O)
  • Jon Pratt (P - Z)

3
Our Vision…
  • Leigh High School is an exceptional community
    that fosters our students academic and social
    needs with a supportive and professional
    learning environment.

4
Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRs)
  • L Life-long Learners
  • E Effective Communicators
  • I Individuals of Integrity
  • G Global Participants
  • H High-level Critical Thinkers

5
What You will Learn Tonight
  • What are the graduation and college requirements?
  • How do students choose classes?
  • What classes do ninth graders take?
  • What clubs can students join?
  • What do high school teachers expect?
  • What are proven study skills for success?

6
4-Year Plans
  • Plan A College Prep/ UC Private
  • Plan B College Prep/ CSU
  • Plan C Community College Transfer
  • Plan D Technical or Occupational

7
Graduation Requirements
  • English 40
  • Social Science 30
  • Math (Algebra 1 and Geometry) 20
  • Science (Bio Chem/Physics) 20
  • Physical Education 20
  • Health 5
  • General Electives 55
  • Fine Art 10
  • Applied Art 10
  • Foreign Language 10
  • 30 units using two categories
  • Total 220
  • California High School Exit Exam

8
College Admission Requirements UC and CSU
  • English 4 years
  • History 2 years
  • Math (Alg1, Geo Alg 2) 3 years
  • Lab Science (Bio Chem/Phys) 2 years
  • Foreign Language 2 years
  • Visual Performing Arts 1 year
  • College Prep Elective 1 year
  • Must earn a C or better in all classes
  • SAT or ACT Exams
  • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

9
UC/Private
State College
Community College
Vocational
The path a student chooses in high school and the
good habits they establish open doors for the
future.
Military
10
Choosing Classes
  • Students receive a CUHSD course catalog when
    counselors visit the Middle Schools
  • Discuss choices with your student
  • Help select their classes (and alternates)
  • Teachers make recommendations
  • Students turn in their programming forms to their
    middle school counselor

11
Typical 9th Grade Schedule
  • English (Honors)
  • Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2)
  • Science (Biology or Biology Honors)
  • Foreign Language (Spanish or French)
  • Physical Education (State Required)
  • Health Education (1 sem.)
  • World Geo. or Computer Apps. (1 sem.)
  • Electives (up to 7 classes for AVID and Music
    students)

12
Teacher Recommendation
  • Current Placement and Grade
  • ENGLISH Remedial, Average, Honors
  • Grade A B C D F
  • 9th Grade Recommendation
  • ENGLISH English I Honors
  • ________________________
  • Teachers Signature
  • 9th Grade Recommendation
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE
  • _______________________
  • Teachers Signature
  • Current Placement and Grade
  • MATHEMATICS General,
  • Pre-Alg, Algebra, Geometry
  • Grade A B C D F
  • 9th Grade Recommendation
  • Algebra Geometry
  • _______________________
  • Teachers Signature
  • 9th Grade Recommendation
  • SCIENCE Earth Science / Biology/ Biology Honors
  • _______________________
  • Teachers Signature

13
8th Grade Teachers Recommendation Required
  • English 1 Honors
  • Geometry
  • Spanish 2
  • Biology Honors
  • Entrance exam proctored at the Middle Schools
    for Biology Honors

14
Course Selection
  • ELECTIVES
  • 6._______________________
  • 7.____Marching Band_______
  • 2nd CHOICE ELECTIVES MANDATORY
  • 6._______________________
  • 7._______________________
  • REQUIRED CLASSES
  • 1. English 1 or
  • English 1 Honors
  • 2. Physical Education or
  • Military Science 1
  • 3. Algebra 1 or Geometry or Algebra 2
  • 4. Biology or Biology Honors
  • 5. Health World Geography or Computer
    Applications

15
Electives
  • Students must select one elective from the list
    provided
  • Parent Student signatures required
  • All classes (except Health, World Geography and
    Computer Applications) are year-long courses.
  • Counselors will not make student-initiated
    schedule changes at the semester.

16
Course Catalog
  • All students will receive a Course Catalog during
    counselor visits to the middle schools.
  • Course Catalog can be accessed online at
    www.cuhsd.org.

17
Middle School Visits
  • Ida Price Middle School
  • Monday, March 10th
  • Union Middle School
  • Tuesday, March 11th
  • Dartmouth Middle School
  • Wednesday, March 12th

18
High School is…
  • Much more than academic classes
  • A time to get involved in outside activities
  • When students become more independent
  • Students still need parental support
  • Centered around students
  • Caring adults helping students succeed

19
Block Schedule
20
Clubs and Athletics
  • 20 Different Clubs
  • Gina Nicoletta, Activities Director
  • 18 Different Athletic Teams
  • Pam Zielazowski, Athletic Director
  • Cheerleading, Drama, Winter Guard, Link Crew,
    Conflict Managers, Leadership

21
Parent Communication
  • Register for SchoolLoop to see your students
    homework assignments www.leigh.schoolloop.com
  • Register for Aeries Gradebook to see your
    students grades online
  • Youll receive a letter from CUHSD with logon
    and password information
  • Both registration processes happen after school
    begins in August 2008.

22
Academic Support
  • Tutorial every morning 750 820 AM (regular
    schedule)
  • Homework Center After School Program
  • Monday Thursday, 215 400 PM
  • Library Teacher Peer Tutors
  • At-Risk Students intervention classes (20 to
    1), Save Our Student (SOS) Program, and Student
    Study Team meetings

23
What Do High School Teachers Expect?
  • Students become more self-reliant over time
  • Students ask questions for clarification
  • Students know when they need help and to ask for
    it
  • Students come prepared and ready to learn

24
Teachers Expectations cont.
  • Homework should be completed daily
  • Writing down assignments in a daily planner is a
    must
  • Students need to take responsibility for making
    up any missing work
  • Students need to manage time
  • Every test, homework assignment, project counts!

25
Keep a Daily Planner
  • List all classes, assignments, due dates.
  • Never cram---This is the most ineffective way to
    study.
  • Plan ahead and build in study time to your
    day.

26
Create a Chart Listing…
  • How much time does your child expects to do
    everything
  • Studying
  • Sleeping
  • Socializing

27
The Learning Curve
  • Your child learns the most in the first 30
    minutes they start studying. It goes downhill
    after that.
  • After 3-4 hours of studying the same material in
    the same way, they are learning virtually
    nothing.
  • Solution Keep switching
  • subjects, study styles.

28
Your Student Should Try
  • Study groups
  • Quizzing themselves
  • Take notes in class
  • Make up exams from your notes
  • Write down what they know
  • Say out loud what they know
  • Explain what they know to someone
  • Use flashcards

29
Ask Teachers for Help
  • Students need to let teachers know they are
    confused about a topic.
  • Use tutorial or have your student ask teachers
    when they will be available ie lunch, after
    school, etc.
  • Bring specific questions or problems.
  • Teachers are here for your children dont
    hesitate to let them know they need help.
  • Have your students stay ahead of the teacher in
    the book!

30
Homework
  • Expect homework EVERY DAY for Math, English,
    Science, Foreign Language (core subjects)
  • Do A-day homework on A-days and B-day homework on
    B-days, so students can go to tutorial with
    questions BEFORE the homework is due.
  • Use a daily planner to keep track of daily
    assignments and projects.
  • Teachers available every morning during tutorial
    750am 820am.

31
Important Dates!
  • Return Program Request Forms to Middle School
    Office March 20th
  • Freshmen Orientation August 18th
  • LinkCrew Connection
  • Rally, Pictures Schedules
  • First Day of School Monday, August 25, 2008.
    Plan your summer vacations accordingly!

32
New Student Registration
  • Incoming 9th graders need to make an appointment
    in the student services center with Barbara
    Gustafson
  • All of the following documents are REQUIRED for
    enrollment (see handout)
  • Completed enrollment sheet
  • Proof of residence (two forms)
  • Immunization records
  • Copy of birth certificate or official document
    showing date of birth
  • Freshman program request form with 8th grade
    teacher recommendations

33
District Transfers
  • Intra-district transfer applications are due
    March 14th _at_ 430pm to the District Office.
  • Applications are available in the Leigh High
    School main office or CUHSD district office.
  • Students in the Free Zone must complete the
    Intra-district application process.
  • Inter-district transfers Students must be
    released from their home district and complete
    application process.
  • Students will not be enrolled in classes until
    transfers are approved by the district office.

34
Go Longhorns!
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