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Title: Welcome To Eighth Grade Parent Information Night


1
Welcome ToEighth Grade Parent Information Night
  • February 4th, 2013

2
Whitefish Bay High School Counseling Department
  • Bill Barbeau
  • Curt Cattanach
  • Sarah Hall
  • Anne Perina

3
Planning For High School
  • Support services
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Course Selection
  • Freshman courses
  • Graduation requirements
  • Upcoming dates
  • Academic Handbook

4
Role of the Counselor
  • Every student will be assigned a counselor
  • Promote students success in academic, social,
    and emotional areas
  • Career development for the student
  • Post-secondary planning for the student
  • Collaboration among parents, student, teachers,
    and administrators

5
Additional Support Services
  • Learning Center
  • Individualized student help period (ISHP)
  • Writing lab
  • Homework Club (after school)
  • School psychologist and Nurse/Clinic
  • Library Media Center
  • Instructional Resource Coordinator
  • Family Access for parents and students

6
Best Preparation for High School
  • Successful Completion of Eighth Grade

7
Transition to the High School
  • 8th graders will select classes on March 1st
    middle school, March 4th private schools
  • Spring 8th Grade Conference
  • Study Hall consideration
  • Most students make smooth transition.
  • 9th Grade Orientation September 3rd
  • Students should seek help as needed.
  • Counselors are available before and after school,
    lunch hour, during study halls.
  • Call the Counseling Department at 963-3990 or
    email your students counselor

8
Do you still need to enroll your student?
Contact Annette Lemont, Counseling
Department Secretary at 963-3990 Demographic
information after presentation
9
Four Year Colleges
  • English Four years are required
  • Social Studies Three years are required
  • Math at least three years (four years
    preferred)
  • Science at least three years (four years
    preferred)
  • World Language Some colleges require 2 years.
    More selective colleges prefer 3 to 4 years
  • Advanced Placement courses most taken in junior
    and senior years

10
Academic Handbook
  • www.wfbschools.com

11
Mathematics
  • Placement based on math placement test, 1st
    semester final, current performance, and teacher
    recommendation
  • Eighth grade math students will be placed in
    Pre-Algebra, Algebra, or Advanced Geometry
  • Adjustments can be made later in the Spring

12
Science
  • Choices are Foundations of Chemistry and Physics
    or Biology
  • Placement based on 8th grade math and science
    performance, science placement test, and teacher
    recommendation

13
Scheduling Questions-World Language
  • World language strongly encouraged, but not
    required for graduation
  • Teacher recommendations should be followed from
    middle school and private schools
  • Eighth grade year reflected on transcript

14
Freshman Elective Courses
  • Stagecraft
  • Acting
  • Keyboarding
  • Woodworking 1
  • PLTW (Project Lead The Way) Introduction to
    Engineering and Design
  • Art Fundamentals
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Orchestra
  • Wind Ensemble 9
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Art Nouveau

15
Sample Freshman Schedule 1Semester One
Semester Two
  • 1. English 1
  • 2. Global Studies
  • 3. Physical Education
  • 4. Math
  • 5. Science
  • 6. Elective
  • 7. Study Hall
  • 1. English 2
  • 2. Global Studies
  • 3. Health
  • 4. Math
  • 5. Science
  • 6. Elective
  • 7. Study Hall

16
Sample Freshman Schedule 2 Semester One
Semester Two
  • 1.English 1
  • 2. Global Studies
  • 3. Health
  • 4. Math
  • 5. Science
  • 6. World Lang.
  • 7. Elective
  • 1.English 2
  • 2. Global Studies
  • 3. PE
  • 4. Math
  • 5. Science
  • 6. World Lang.
  • 7. Elective

17
Course Selection and Calendar
  • Private school testing - completed February 1,
    2013
  • WFBMS course selection March 1st, 2013
  • Private school course selection March 4th at
    the high school, 800 am 900 am
  • Spring Individual conferences with students and
    parent(s) and counselor
  • Conferences held at high school
  • Appointment times sent by mail in April

18
Eighth Grade Conferences
  • Call High School Counseling Office to reschedule
    appointments if necessary.
  • Appointments are approximately 30 minutes.
  • Remind student on day of appointment.
  • Students should return to class as quickly as
    possible.

19
Upcoming Events and Dates
  • Freshman registration - August
  • Freshman orientation Sept. 3th (first day of
    school)
  • Meet The Teachers night September, 2013

20
Five As of High School
  • Academics
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Activities
  • Attitude

21
Thank you for coming!
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