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Title: 8th Grade Parent Information Night


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8th GradeParent Information Night
  • Groton Dunstable Regional
  • High School

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Administrative Team
  • Shelley Marcus Cohen, Principal
  • John Gould, Dean of Students
  • Christopher Jones, Assistant Principal

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Why have your student attend GDRHS?
  • Strong Academic Program
  • Student support
  • Academic Personal
  • Two Fully Staffed Learning Centers
  • Extra Co-Curricular Programs
  • Outstanding Athletic Program
  • Award winning Fine Performing Arts department

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ACADEMIC RESULTS
  • MCAS 2008
  • Math 95 Advanced Proficient
  • English 94 Advanced Proficient
  • Science 84 Advanced Proficient (new exam)
  • AP Exams
  • 33 of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
    students taking these exams earn a perfect score
    of 5.
  • 35 of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
    students taking these exams earn a score of 4.
  • 23 of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
    students taking these exams earn a score of 3.
  • 91 of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
    students taking Advanced Placement
  • exams earn a score of 3 or better.

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Academics (continued)
  • Nine National Merit Commended Scholars in 2008
  • 59 Adams Scholarship winners
  • Where do our students attend college?
  • UCLA Vassar
  • Harvard University Tufts University
  • Boston University New York University
  • Boston College Rensselaer Polytechnic Bentley
    College Cornell University
  • Swarthmore Guilford

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TECHNOLGY AT GDRHS
  • LCD Projector Systems in Classrooms
  • Teacher Laptops
  • Converting to PCs
  • Digital Language Labs
  • Photography Lab
  • Videography Lab - T.V. Studio
  • Technology Education Lab
  • Extensive Technology Training
  • Fabrication Lab

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PERFORMING ARTS SUITE
  • Black Box Theatre
  • Chorus/ Band Room
  • Ensemble Rooms
  • Practice Rooms
  • Drama classroom and dressing rooms

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Athletics
  • JV Volleyball  Girls Soccer
  • Golf Boys / Girls
  • Cross CountryGirls Cross CountryFootball
  • Field HockeyCheerleading  
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball Boys Skiing
  • Girls Skiing Cheerleading
  • Hockey
  • Baseball SoftballBoys Tennis
  • Girls Tennis
  • Boys Track Field
  • Girls Track Field Boys Lacrosse
  • Girls Lacrosse

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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT
  • High School Leadership Team
  • Student Council
  • Student Activities Council
  • Student Reps to School Committee/School Council
  • 36 Athletic Teams
  • Peer Leaders/Peer Mediators
  • 35 Clubs and Organization

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COLLEGE CAREER
The Guidance Department prides itself on having a
close working relationship with all GD students
and their parents.
  • The College planning process begins in
  • Grade 9
  • 9th, Career Exploration Class For All Students
  • 11th, PSATs, SATs, Define College Selection,
    Visits, Interviews, Financial Aid, etc
  • 12th, SATs, Refine/Implement plan prior to 12/1

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GraduationRequirements
  • English 4 Credits
  • Math 3 Credits
  • Social Studies 3 Credits
  • Science 3 Credits
  • Foreign Language 2 Credits
  • Physical/ Behavior Health 2 Credits
  • Fine Arts 1 Credit
  • Computer Applications .5 Credit
  • Senior Project 1 Credit
  • or
  • Senior Internship

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GDRHS CURRICULUM
  • Accelerated Block Schedule
  • 32 Credits - 27 to Graduate
  • Senior Project
  • Senior Internship
  • Independent Study
  • Dual Enrollment

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CURRICULUM TEAM
  • Shelley Marcus Cohen
  • Principal 448-6362
  • Guidance x1380
  • Lisa Hunt, Special Education X
  • Christopher Jones x1175
  • Kelly Cook, English x2020
  • Ellen Barkhuff, Science x1090
  • Leslie Rounsaville, Math x1012
  • Keith Woods, Social Studies x2050

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GUIDANCE
  • Freshmen Guidance Assignments
  • A-F Mr. Jim OLoughlin
  • G-R Ms. Nancy Charbonneau
  • S-Z Mr. Mark Hennelly

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PROGRAM OF STUDIESCourse offerings include
  • Film Studies Videography Journalism
  • Sociology Psychology Public Speaking
  • Statistics Calculus SAT
  • The Short Story World Literature Real Life
    Stories
  • Photography 3D Design Collage
  • Engineering Digital Imaging Web Page
  • Marketing Conditioning Aerobics
  • Astronomy AP Statistics AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry AP Physics AP History
  • AP Calculus AP Spanish AP Environmental
    Science

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Math Courses Offered
  • Course Grade
  • MCAS MATH 9
  • Math 9 9
  • Basic Algebra I 10
  • Algebra I A 9, 10
  • Algebra I B 9, 10
  • Basic Geometry 11
  • Geometry 10
  • Geometry Honors 9
  • Basic Algebra II 12
  • Algebra II 10, 11
  • Algebra II Honors 10
  • Algebra III Honors 10
  • Course Grade
  • Discrete Math 11, 12
  • Statistics 11, 12
  • AP Statistics 11, 12
  • Advance Algebra / Trig 11, 12
  • Pre Calculus 11
  • Java 9-12
  • Survey of Calc 12
  • Calculus AB 12AP
  • Calculus BC 12AP
  • Calculus AB
  • Seminar 12AP
  • Calculus Seminar 12

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Science Courses Offered
  • Integrated Science 9
  • Biology 9 10
  • Chemistry 10 11
  • Chemistry II 10, 11, 12
  • Molecular Biology
  • Anatomy Physiology
  • Physics Conceptual Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Astronomy AP
  • Biology AP
  • Chemistry AP
  • Physics AP
  • AP Environmental Science

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GDRHS
  • Dedicated to meeting the needs of ALL students.
  • Dedicated to working with parents.
  • Dedicated to continuing to develop programs that
    meet the emerging needs of high school students
    in a global environment.

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Readiness Grouping
  • College Prep 2
  • (formerly Standard Level)
  • College Prep 1
  • (formerly Advanced Level)
  • Honors Level
  • Course Level Determinations are made by
  • Teacher Recommendations

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Course Change Requests
  • Grade 8 teachers recommend the course level
    appropriate for each student.
  • Should parents wish to override this
    recommendation they will have a window in which
    to do this.
  • Course change requests will be honored through
    March 31st.
  • All requests for a change in course and/or level
    will be logged in at the Guidance Office as they
    are received.

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Course Change Requests
  • Parents and students who have been granted a
    course level change from College Prep 2, or
    College Prep 1 to Honors Level understand that it
    may not be feasible to move their student back to
    a lower level should the need arise.
  • It then becomes the responsibility of the student
    and parent to access academic support or
    assistance in or out of school.

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Promotion Policy
  • 10th Grade - Seven (7) credits earned
  • 11th Grade - Fourteen (14) credits
  • earned
  • 12th Grade - Twenty and one-half
    credits (21.5) credits
  • earned
  • Graduation
  • Twenty-seven (27) credits earned

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Block Schedule
Several years ago, GD instituted the extended
period (double block), semester schedule. The
reasons for this change were many
  • Extended Blocks allow for more in-depth
    instruction
  • Extended Blocks allow for additional
    student-teacher interaction
  • Extended Blocks allow for a better understanding
    of the material
  • Extended Blocks allow for the opportunity to
    accelerate in a subject area
  • Semester (18 weeks) and Term (9 weeks) classes
    allow for a wider range of electives
  • Extended Blocks allow students to participate in
    the Internship Program

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2009 - 2010 CourseSelection Timeline
  • Mid to Late February Math/ELA/FL Assessments
  • Late February / Program of Studies
    distributed
  • Early March
  • March 19th Curriculum Open House
  • Mid-March Teachers conference
    w/students
  • March 31 Selection sheet signed by parent/
  • Course Override period closes
  • April Master Schedule built
  • May Confirm schedules with students

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Sample Schedule
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Sample Schedule
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Sample Schedule
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COMMUNICATION
  • Web Site
  • Newsletter
  • E-mail
  • Connect-Ed
  • Program of Studies
  • Handbooks acknowledgement forms
  • Parent notifications

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On behalf of the faculty administration of
GDRHS
  • Thank you for attending
  • this evening!
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