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Title: Warwick High School Centre for the International Baccalaureate

Warwick High SchoolCentre for the International
  • Parents of IB Students (PIBS)
  • Advisory Board Meeting
  • September 16, 2008

Results Report
  • IB
  • Last year 610 exams administered
  • This year 465 exams administered
  • 70 exam pass rate
  • 26 diploma winners

Graduate Report
  • Accepted at selective colleges/universities
  • Awarded 4.5 million dollars in scholarships
  • Received college credit

What marks success...
  • Teacher Articulation
  • Using IB grade standards
  • Formatting test IB fashion
  • Encouraging stimulating discussions
  • Incorporating IB oral and written practice on all
  • great teachers using great practices
  • Accountable to external sources on an
    international level

PreDip teachers will...
  • Maintain high expectations
  • Assist in the development of study skills
  • Encourage, Nurture, Guide
  • Eliminate excuses, not students
  • Use IB techniques
  • Collaborate with IB staff

Program size
  • Freshmen 70
  • Sophomores 63
  • Juniors 54
  • Seniors 50
  • Certificate 25

New Staff Members
  • Bobby Brooks- PreDip German
  • Laura Spencer-PreDip Geometry
  • Sara Butler-IB Math Studies
  • Rebecca Jackson-IB Spanish
  • LaVerne Flowers-IB French
  • Karen Pelkey-IB Social Anthropology

Seasoned teacher-new assignment
  • Justin Giroux-IB Theatre Arts
  • Ashley Chassard-IB Environmental Systems
  • Scott Cullison-IB Chemistry

Mission StatementThe International
Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring,
knowledgeable and caring young people who help to
create a better and more peaceful world through
intercultural understanding and respect.To this
end the organization works with schools,
governments and international organizations to
develop challenging programmes of international
education and rigorous assessment.These
programmes encourage students across the world to
become active, compassionate and lifelong
learners who understand that other people, with
their differences, can also be right.
Program ObjectivesTo provide a high quality
of education to all students whether or not they
are formally enrolled in the IB ProgramTo
establish partnerships with neighboring colleges/
universitiesTo organize related field tripsTo
develop strong community partnershipsTo
facilitate the use of research facilities
Program ObjectivesTo organize multi-cultural
activities To assist students in strengthening
study skills as well as life skillsTo foster
strength and continuity in our interdisciplinary
approach to learningTo improve public
ObjectivesTo enable all of our teachers to
receive training in the International
Baccalaureate curriculumTo provide an
opportunity for teachers to develop curricula and
share instructional materials with teachers on
the same faculty or from neighboring schoolsTo
facilitate team teachingTo foster global
awareness and tolerance

To foster the presentation of information
technology for all students which will enable
them to work independently To develop techniques
to assess and improve the IB scores To nurture
an international service project as well as a
local project To provide recognition/appreciation
for students and teachers To implement a
recruitment/awareness program of the IB which
begins with grade 6
Why you chose the IB
  • Challenging curriculum
  • Acquisition of the IB Learner profile traits
  • Preference over the local or national programs
  • Emphasis on global perspectives,
    interdisciplinary instruction, oral and written
  • Preparation for college!!!!!
  • Jump start for college admission
  • Advanced placement/college credit

IB Learner Profile
  • Open-minded
  • Caring.
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective
  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled

Community theme
  • Sharing our humanity topics
  • Global poverty
  • Peace and conflict
  • Education for all
  • Global infectious diseases
  • Digital divide - uneven access to information and
    communication technologies
  • Disasters and emergencies

Theres always room for improvement
  • Decrease the attrition gap
  • Increase the internationalism-mindedness of our
  • Increase participation in the community theme
    Sharing our Humanity
  • Improve the quality of the IAs
  • Improve our vertical team
  • articulation
  • Implement an code of conduct

Theres always room for improvement
  • Develop an international project
  • Set up a mentoring program between PreDip and IB
  • Implement intervention programs
  • Review and improve on success

Staff teams
  • Grade 9
  • English Strothers
  • History Heartwell
  • Language Flowers, Kinsey,
  • Brown
  • Math Spencer, Locke, Lowe
  • Science Chassard

Staff teams
  • Grade 10
  • English Strothers, Reynolds
  • Government Smith
  • Language Morales, Flowers, Corrigan
  • Math Lowe, Locke, Sheppard
  • Science Cullison

Staff team
  • Grade 11
  • English Giroux, Strothers
  • History Rich
  • Language Jackson , Morales, Flowers,
  • Math Locke, Sheppard
  • Science Nelson-Rogers, Blazey
  • ToK Corrigan, Reynolds, Lilley
  • Electives Eldred, Horton, Roerink, Munn,
    Pelkey, Lilley, Giroux

Staff team
  • Grade 12
  • English Lilley
  • History Bakkal
  • Math Sheppard, Butler Locke
  • Science Blazey, Nelson-Rogers
  • ToK Lilley, Corrigan
  • Electives Pelkey, Johnson, Munn, Roerink

II. Old Business
  • Communication
  • PSATs
  • Extended Essays
  • CAS-Jeff Corrigan
  • IB Web site www.ibo.org
  • warwick.nn.k12.va.us/ib/coursedetails.html
  • Homepage http//warwick.nn.k12.va.us
  • E-mailcarol.kennedy_at_nn.k12.va.us

III. New Business
  • IB Registration
  • Student Advisory Board
  • Homework the Block
  • Boosters club and parent commitments
  • Interims and Parent Conferences
  • Planners
  • Next meetings-Sept 23rd 600pm for senior parents

IV.Parent Boosters-Ms. Hojnicki V. Parent
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