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Title: Welcome to McKinney Boyd High School


1
Welcome to McKinney Boyd High School
  • Home of the Broncos!

2
Campus Principals
  • Principal Rick McDaniel
  • Associate Principal Mary Jane Crowe
  • Assistant Principals
  • James Bambico
  • Logan Faris
  • Miche Norris
  • Tom Wales

3
Your Kids Are In Good Hands
  • Teachers…Who Care
  • Administrators…Who Are Everywhere
  • Counselors…Who Will Be There

4
Message from our PTO
  • President Mary Haler

5
Transition to High School
6
Who Are the Freshmen of 2007-2008
  • Over 600 Freshmen
  • Feeder Middle Schools
  • Evans Middle School
  • Dowell Middle School
  • Faubion Middle School
  • Scott Johnson Middle School
  • MISD Has Opened 14 New Schools Since Their
    Kindergarten Year
  • (1997-1998)

7
Middle School vs. High School
  • Few courses offered
  • Integrated grade level teacher teams
  • Grade level halls
  • Grades are important, but dont count toward
    graduation.
  • Attendance important
  • Many course offerings
  • Specialized teachers in content areas
  • Classes all over the building
  • Credits matter, and grades count for college.
  • Attendance documented for credit.

8
Middle School vs. High School
  • Parents or bus transportation
  • Limited school events
  • Assigned seating in lunchroom
  • No sodas
  • Student drivers
  • Weekly events
  • Having lunch with friends
  • Coca Cola, Pizza Hut, Java City etc.

9
Middle School vs. High School
  • Less Freedom
  • Lesser degree of personal responsibility
  • Early start time
  • Fun
  • More Freedom
  • Personal Accountability
  • Later Start time
  • Big Fun!

10
MBHS Schedule
  • 50 minute classes
  • 7 periods
  • Zero Hour
  • Students Take Seven Classes That
  • Meet Each Day

11
Grade Classification
  • Freshmen 0 4.5 Credits
  • Sophomore 5 9.5 Credits
  • Junior 10 14.5 Credits
  • Senior 15 Credits
  • Students are classified at the beginning of the
    school year. This classification remains the same
    for the entire school year.

12
Requirements for Graduation see Blueprint
  • 4 credits English
  • 4 credits Math
  • 4 credits Science
  • 4 credits Social Studies
  • 2 years of the same second language
  • 1 credit Fine Arts
  • .5 credit each Communication Applications and
    Health

13
Requirements for Graduation see Blueprint
  • 1.5 credits P.E. or Athletics
  • 1 credit Technology
  • 3.5 credits of electives
  • 26 total credits to graduate

14
English
  • Nothing can take the place of English I, II,
    III, and IV
  • Pre AP and AP English are weighted
    courses open enrollment
  • ESOL I and II are followed by English III and
    English IV

15
Mathematics
  • Page 15 in the 2007-2008 Blueprint diagrams the
    math progression
  • Be cautious about advancing from academic to Pre
    AP math classes! Example academic Geometry to
    Algebra II Pre AP.
  • The rigor of the Pre AP curriculum is
    significant.

16
Science
  • Page 18 in the 2007-2008 Blueprint outlines the
    science progression of courses.

17
Social Studies
  • Progression is
  • World Geography (or Pre AP)
  • World History (or AP)
  • U.S. History (or AP)
  • Government/Economics (or AP)

18
Fine Arts You need 1.0 credit in the same course.
  • Art
  • Theater
  • Choir
  • Band
  • Dance
  • Music Theory AP
  • Music History

19
Technology
  • Blueprint must say
  • This elective course will satisfy the technology
    application graduation requirement.
  • You need at least 1.0 credit.

20
World Language LOTE
  • 2 years in the same language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • American Sign Language

21
Health and Communications Applications
  • One semester of each.

22
Physical Education
  • P.E. classes (.5 credit each)
  • Cheerleading (fall semester)
  • Drill Team
  • Band (fall semester)
  • Dance
  • Off-campus P.E.
  • Athletics (2 credits max) All athletics beyond 2
    credits are taken as No-Credit classes.

23
Electives
  • Read the course description carefully for
    requirements grade level/pre-requisite/teacher
    recommendation/location
  • List alternative electives in order of preference
    on your card.
  • Courses are only offered if enough students have
    requested the class to make.

24
Summer School Courses for Acceleration
  • Health
  • BCIS
  • Foundations of Physical Education
  • Communication Applications

25
Online Courses Available
  • Health (0.5) credit
  • Psychology (0.5) credit
  • U.S. Govt. (0.5) credit - for seniors only
  • Economics (0.5) credit for seniors only

26
Online Courses Available
  • 200 per course
  • 2 course maximum per semester
  • Not counted in GPA
  • Must have counselor approval

27
Online Courses Available
  • For acceleration only
  • Can be taken during zero hour or from home
  • Must be completed within the semester it was
    started (summer, fall, or spring semester)

28
Online Courses Available
  • Application Deadlines
  • May 4th for summer semester
  • August 3rd for fall semester
  • Applications available in the Career Center

29
Grade Point Average Class Rank
  • Determined by the total number of grade points
    earned divided by the number of courses taken.
  • Grade points awarded according to the Weighted
    Grade Point Scale.
  • GPA determines Class Rank.
  • Top 10 and Valedictorian Salutatorian

30
Weighted GPA
31
Translated …this means
  • Biology PreAP
  • 83 gt
  • 83
  • Biology
  • 83
  • 93

32
The PreAP Program
  • Introduces skills, concepts, and assessment
    methods to prepare student for academic success
    in AP or other rigorous courses.
  • Uses locally-developed program with content
    aligned to the corresponding AP course and Texas
    Essential Knowledge and Skills.
  • Is an inclusive program.
  • Requires teachers be specifically trained for the
    rigorous curricula.

33
Characteristics of Pre-AP courses
  • Rigor, Rigor, Rigor
  • In-depth and accelerated pace
  • Requires 3-4 hours a week of outside time per
    class
  • Develops analytical reasoning skills
  • All work expected to be completed on time
  • Retests not automatically given for failing
    grades.

34
Is my child ready for the Pre-AP Program? ASK
YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS
  • 1. Do I have to remind my child to study?
  • 2. Do I regularly have to check my childs
    homework to make sure it has been done correctly?
  • 3. Does my child ever receive zeros for not
    turning in homework?
  • 4. Is my child a self starter or I do I usually
    have to motivate him/her with rewards, incentives
    or consequences?
  • 5. Can my child manage his/her time?
  • 6. Is my child serious about learning and higher
    education? 

35
Planning for College
  • Earn the highest grades you can early in high
    school it begins on DAY ONE!
  • Begin looking at colleges.
  • Start your resume and keep it current.
  • Community service and volunteering are important.

36
The Clock Starts Ticking
  • 4 Years Left
  • 8 Semesters Left
  • 16 Nine Weeks Left
  • 144 Weeks Left
  • 720 Days Left

37
Select Your Courses with Care! After the school
year begins, schedule changes will not be made
because I changed my mind. Our master
schedule is based on your original choices.
38
Four Years Flies By
39
MBHS Dos
  • Study Hard on Tests
  • Your Homework
  • Figure Out How to Solve Problems
  • Stay Organized
  • Meet New Friends
  • Join in the Fun

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MBHS Donts
  • Forget Your Stuff
  • Get Behind
  • Be Only Social
  • Break the Dress Code
  • Be Tardy
  • Whine

42
Begin making connections to
last a lifetime
  • Take advantage of the opportunities MBHS has to
    offer!

43
Electives The Place to Connect
  • Agriculture FFA More Than Just Animals
  • Drill Team Award winning drill team
  • Theater Save the drama for your mama!
  • Journalism Yearbook, Newspaper, Broadcasting
  • Debate Comes naturally at this age!
  • Band/Choir State level of performance!
  • Clubs and Organizations for Everyone!

44
McKinney Boyd High School
  • Don Drake, Athletic Coordinator

45
McKinney Boyd High School Fine Arts
  • Joe Nunez Band

46
McKinney Boyd High School Fine Arts
  • Melissa Peden Choir

47
Thank you for attending McKinney Boyds Parent
Night
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