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Title: Welcome to Madison High School


1
Welcome to Madison High School
  • January 19, 2012
  • Home of the Dodgers

2
Overview of Tonights Program
  • This Program is Designed To
  • Provide Information
  • Answer Questions Alleviate Concerns
  • Pave The Way For a Smooth Transition
  • Format/Order of Speakers
  • Principal
  • MHS Educational Foundation
  • PTSO
  • Student Speaker
  • Director of Guidance
  • Department Heads
  • Athletic Director
  • Assistant Principal

3
Information about MHS
  • Projected Enrollment 811 students (215 in grade
    9)
  • 98 faculty and staff members
  • Length of school day 745 a.m. - 240 p.m.
  • Average class size 22 students
  • Full year and semester courses offered
  • Report cards and progress reports (Available
    Online)
  • Currently operating under a standard 8 period
    schedule
  • Strongly considering moving to a rotating 8
    period schedule
  • Informational session for parents students
    tentatively scheduled for Feb. 9

4
General Philosophy at MHS
  • Academics 1 Priority
  • Students need to be challenged every day in the
    classroom
  • Involvement beyond the academic school day is key
  • Students ideas and opinions count
  • Students considered young adults and treated
    accordingly
  • Prepare students for the next phase of their lives

5
Guiding Supporting Freshman Additional Steps
  • Freshman orientation program redesigned annually
  • Selective in determining who teaches 9th graders
  • Freshman only study halls
  • Peer Group Connections Mentoring support
    program for all Freshman

6
Recognitions Honors
  • MHS Ranked 15 among top high schools in New
    Jersey (NJ Monthly Magazine)
  • Newsweek names MHS one of Americas Best High
    Schools (June 2011).
  • MHS students recently honored as Intel Finalist,
    Siemens Semifinalist, Presidential Scholars, Byrd
    Fellowship, and Davidson Laureates
  • State Sectional Champs in Football Girls Soccer
  • Marching Dodgers Band winners of the Tournament
    of Bands Chapter 10 and 2nd place in the Atlantic
    Coast Championship.
  • Robotics Team took 1st Place at State Qualifying
    Tournament

7
Madison High SchoolEducation Foundation
  • Presentation By
  • Mary Schaenen

8
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9
Madison High SchoolPTSO
  • Treasurer
  • Debra Dias

10
Student Life
  • Presented by
  • Amelia Murcott
  • Senior

11
Scheduling
  • Students are recommended for courses based on
    8th grade teacher recommendations.
    Recommendations are fluid and parent has override
    privileges.

12
Course levels
  • Multiple levels (and choices) in each
    discipline. Levels differ by degree of challenge,
    reading skills, writing skills, and quantity of
    homework.

13
  • 1,741,824

14
Graduation Requirements
  • Graduation requirements (outlined in curriculum
    booklet) set forth by NJDOE and Madison BOE.
    Students are expected to exceed graduation
    requirements.

15
Reminders/SAVE THE DATE
  • Guidance e-alerts
  • Moving up day June 19
  • 9th Grade Orientation Date TBD? (Tentative)
  • 3 Fall Parent programs Date TBD

16
English
17
English Placement Requirements
  • Teacher Recommendation is based upon
  • Class performance/grade
  • Students reading proficiency
  • Writing skills
  • ADDITIONALLY

18
English Placement Requirements
  • Student Writing Portfolio should be complete and
    accompany student to high school English class
  • Completion of Summer Reading Assignment

19
English 9
  • Offers comprehensive reinforcement in reading and
    writing skills
  • Allows for adjustments in pacing and sequencing
    of goals and objectives
  • Provides students with opportunity to work on
    areas of greatest need

20
Enriched English 9
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Very good reading proficiency
  • Very good writing skills as reflected in
    students writing portfolio
  • Independent learner
  • Very good study skills

21
Honors English 9
  • B or better in Honors English 8
  • A- in Regular English 8
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Excellent reading proficiency
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent study skills

22
Summer Reading Assignments
  • Students on all levels of ability should read
    several challenging books of their choice.
  • Take notes in a notebook or use post-it notes to
    mark areas of interest.
  • Write in their journals
  • Develop an organizer
  • Compose an outline
  • Come prepared to discuss one book in the fall

23
Social Studies
24
Level Placement for World HistoryDetermined by
teacher recommendation based upon academic
skills, study habits, and grades.
  • Honors World History B Average or higher in 8th
    grade Honors LA, or an A-average in the regular
    LA class combined with an A- average or higher in
    8th grade Social Studies
  • Enriched World History For students who do not
    fall in to either of the other level categories
  • World History For students in 8th grade Social
    Studies who have an average of C or lower

25
Enhancing Civic Participation
  • Service Learning Program
  • Mandatory Minimum Service Requirement of 7 Hours
  • Requirement Can Be Fully Satisfied During "Day of
    Service"
  • Menu of Incentives to Encourage Service Beyond
    Mandatory Requirement

26
Mathematics
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27
MathematicsPlacement Requirements
  • ASK 7 score
  • Midyear test Score (for Algebra 1)
  • Test average
  • Teacher recommendation

28
MathematicsCourse Options
  • Current Pre-Algebra students will be recommended
    for
  • Enriched Algebra 1
  • Algebra 1

29
MathematicsCourse Options
  • Current Algebra 1 students will be recommended
    for
  • Enriched Geometry
  • Algebra I

30
MathematicsCourse Options
  • Current Honors Algebra 1 students will be
    recommended for
  • Honors Geometry
  • As with all Honors courses, the completion of
    the summer assignment is also a prerequisite.
  • Enriched Geometry

31
MathematicsCalculator Recommendation
  • Basic scientific calculator used in all Geometry
    levels
  • Graphing calculator used in all other courses
    (Texas Instruments TI-84)

32
Science
33
Why Physics First?
  • Proposed Science Sequence for 2012-2013
  • Stronger foundational science knowledge means
    more successful science students
  • Reinforce algebra skills
  • The NJ Biology Competency Test moves to Junior
    Year
  • Easier content transition

34
Stereotypical Physics Class
35
MHS Physics
36
Course Description
  • All Physics courses
  • Are 6 credits with a lab
  • Give students a conceptual understanding of
    forces, motion and energy
  • Support concepts using algebra-based math
  • Are student centered, hands-on, inquiry based

37
Physics Level Placement
  • Honors Physics A- or better in 8th grade
    science, B- or better in Honors Algebra I, strong
    study skills, teacher recommendation
  • Enriched Physics - B- or better in 8th grade
    science, B- or better in Algebra I, teacher
    recommendation
  • Physics - C or lower in 8th grade science,
    Pre-Algebra, teacher recommendation

38
World Languages
39
World Languages
  • NJ HS grad requirement 5 cr
  • College requirement 0-15 cr
  • Once a course has been completed, the student
    must continue to progress in the study of that
    language to earn additional credits.

40
World Language Options
  • CHINESE
  • FRENCH
  • ITALIAN
  • SPANISH

41
World Language Level 1
  • Recommended for a student who
  • Scores below 65 on diagnostic test
  • Has not mastered present tense
  • Needs additional time to master concepts

42
World Language Level 2
  • Recommended for a student who
  • Scores between 65-80 on diagnostic test
  • Has maintained a B or better in 8th grade world
    languages
  • Has mastered regular and some irregular present
    tense

43
World Language Level 3
  • Recommended for a student who
  • Scores above 80 on the diagnostic test
  • Maintains anA average in 8th grade world
    languages
  • Has mastered all present tense and some past
    tense
  • Is highly motivated, good study skills

44
Conversational Spanish
  • Has exhibited great difficulty with language
    acquisition. Is recommended by the teacher for
    placement into this class. Only run with
    sufficient enrollment.

45
Special Services
46
Special Services
  • In-Class Support Programs in Academic classes.
  • Resource Centers
  • Replacement Instruction

47
  • Study Skills Umbrella
  • Freshmen Year
  • Learning Strategies
  • Sophomore Year
  • Language Arts Literacy/Math Lab
  • Junior Year
  • Language Arts Literacy/Math Lab
  • Senior Year
  • Consumer Math

48
Elective Offeringsfor 9th grade students.
49
Freshman Visual Arts Offerings
  • Art Studio, Drawing
  • 3D Design, Advanced 3D Design
  • Fine Art Digital Imaging

50
Freshman Music Courses
  • Concert Band
  • Orchestra
  • Musical Theater
  • Chorus
  • Guitar Ensemble (All levels)

51
Additional Arts Electives
  • Introduction to Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Introduction to Dance

52
Performing Arts Opportunities
  • Jazz Band
  • November - June
  • Jazz Chorus
  • September June
  • Marching Band
  • - Aug-Nov
  • Fall Drama
  • September - November
  • Spring Musical
  • December-March

53
Business Technology Education
  • If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob
    our children of tomorrow John Dewey

54
Technology Course Offerings
  • Computer Applications
  • Digital Advertising I
  • Digital Advertising II
  • Multimedia I
  • Multimedia II Digital Animation
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) I
  • CAD II
  • Architecture
  • Video Production I
  • TV Production
  • Wood Working
  • Home Technology

55
TV Station MHS 21/34 TV
  • Madison High Schools student run television
    station MHS 21/34.
  • Madison High School Events
  • Channel 21 on Cablevision and Channel 34 on FIOS.
  • TV Production Club

56
  • Physical Education, Health Athletics

57
Activities (30 Weeks)
  • Flag Football/Weight Room
  • Soccer/Flag Football
  • International Games
  • Adventure Education
  • Tennis/Badminton/Outdoor Volleyball
  • Physical Education games and activities

58
Freshman Health (10 Weeks)
  • One Marking Period
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid

59
DODGER ATHLETICS
60
Fall Sports Program
  • Varsity, JV, Frosh Football, Field Hockey
    Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball
  • Varsity JV Girls Soccer , Girls Tennis
  • Varsity Cross Country (co-ed)

61
Winter Sports Program
  • Varsity, JV, Frosh Boys Basketball Girls
    Basketball
  • Varsity JV Wrestling
  • Varsity Ice Hockey, Bowling, Girls Swimming,
    Winter Track Boys Girls

62
Spring Sports Program
  • Varsity, JV, Frosh Baseball, Softball
  • Varsity JV Boys Girls Track, Boys Girls
    Lacrosse, Boys Tennis
  • Varsity Golf (co-ed)

63
ACTIVITY FEE
  • 150

64
IMPORTANT DATES
  • June 15th Athletic Physicals Due
  • August 1st Activity Fees Due
  • August 15th Fall sports start

65
For Potential D1 or D2 College Athletes
  • Students must be cleared by the NCAA eligibility
    center. Must have certain classes, certain GPA,
    and certain test scores for approval. Check in
    often with your coach and counselor to make sure
    youre on track.

66
School Climate
  • Core Beliefs Honesty Integrity Respect Trust
    Responsibility
  • Safe positive learning environment
  • Code of Conduct
  • Honor Code
  • Opportunities exist at MHS for academic
    enrichment experiences, developing a connection
    with the greater school community through the use
    of and involvement with
  • Department Tutorials Before Afterschool Help
    Extra Curricular Activities Athletics Student
    Volunteer Programs

67
Extra Curricular Activities
  • Clubs and Activities (22)
  • Honor Societies (2)
  • Athletic Teams (23)

68
Opportunities at MHS
  • Performing Arts
  • Jazz Band Jazz Chorus Show Band Marching Band
    Spring Musical Fall Drama
  • Hobbies and Interest
  • Robotics Habitat for Humanity Interact Key
    Club Project Aware TV Club GSA
  • Publications Productions
  • Alembic Dodger Glyphs Yearbook TV 21/34
  • Leadership
  • Class Council Student Council Peer Group
    Connections
  • Community Service
  • Student Volunteer Advance Service Project

69
Providing a Smooth Transition
  • 9th graders adjust amazingly well
  • Help them get involved and connected right away
  • Prepare them for increased responsibility
  • Time management is the key to success
  • Help them with decisions
  • Emphasize the importance of strong study skills
  • Remember that their Success Failures Growth

70
Academic Enrichment Programs
  • Harvard Model Congress
  • NJ Challenge (Quiz Bowl)
  • Science League
  • Merck State Science Competition
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competition
  • Robotics
  • AMTNJ Math Competition
  • AMC Math Competition
  • National Spanish, French, Italian, German Exams
  • William Paterson Poetry Competition (World
    Languages)
  • Poetry Out Loud
  • Playwrights Theatre

71
Leadership and Character Development
  • Peer Group Connections Program
  • National World Language Honor Societies
  • Student Council
  • Service Learning Program and Day of Service
    Projects
  • Captains Council
  • Heroes and Cool Kids
  • Student/Principal Advisory Committee (S P
    Committee)

72
  • Thank You!
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