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Title: Kenmore West High School An International Baccalaureate World School

Kenmore West High SchoolAn International
Baccalaureate World School
  • Welcome Class of 2017 Freshman Orientation
  • Thursday January 10, 2013

In Attendance This Evening
  • Mr. Dean Johnson, Principal
  • Ms. Michelle Jaros, Assistant Principal
  • for 9th 10th grades
  • Kenmore West Guidance Department
  • Kenmore West Faculty
  • Brian Stuhmiller, Student Council President

Tonights Agenda
  • Introductions
  • Presentation including overview of high school
    programs, services, scheduling policies
  • Student Panel
  • Q A
  • At the end of the evening, please take a tour or
    join us in the cafeteria to receive information
    regarding KW clubs,
  • sports, programs

Kenmore West High School Mission Statement
Our Mission Kenmore West High School is
committed to developing knowledgeable,
principled, and compassionate young adults
through academic, personal, and occupational
experiences in preparation for an ever-changing
global landscape.
Our Graduates
  • Four-Year College/University 53
  • Two-Year/Community College 35
  • Other Education/Training 4
  • Employment 2
  • Armed Services 1
  • Undecided/Miscellaneous 5

Beyond the Classroom
Kenmore West Blue Devils
Kenmore West Clubs
  • Anime Master Minds
  • Art/Photo Model United Nations
  • Both Your Hands/Interact National Honor Society
  • Business Marketing Pep Band
  • Challenge (Leadership) Power Club/Weight
  • Chess Readers of West
  • Chronicle (newspaper) Rugby (boys girls)
  • Community Service S.A.D.D.
  • Creative Writing Scrabble
  • Donate Life School store
  • French Skiing
  • Gay Straight Alliance Spanish/Foreign Exchange
  • German Stage Crew
  • Heirborne Student Council
  • Jazz Band Technology
  • Join the Winners Theatre West
  • Varsity (sports)
  • Welcome Crew (9th grade orientation)
  • Yearbook (Kenitorial)

Kenmore West Counseling Office Staff
  • Counselors
  • Mr. Matt Gourlay A-Ci
  • Ms. Julie Keller Cj-Go
  • Mrs. Tracy Serio Gp-Le
  • Mr. Mike Panepinto Lf-Par
  • Mrs. Amy Handley Pas-Si
  • Mrs. Judy Flatau Sk-Z
  • Psychologists
  • Ms. Tara Petrozzi
  • Dr. Evelyn Smigelski

Counseling Center Services
  • Educational program planning
  • Personal counseling referrals
  • (individual group)
  • College planning
  • Career planning

College Career Planning
  • Naviance/Family Connection
  • Website for students parents that can be
  • accessed from school or home. Students
  • can explore career college options and
  • financial aid opportunities. Usernames,
  • passwords and a classroom presentation
  • will be provided to students in 9th grade.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 15 Advanced Placement courses
  • Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering program
  • College courses in high school
  • Business Technology Academies
  • BOCES Career and Technical education
  • Comprehensive Special Education Program

Freshman Parent Orientations
  • All incoming freshmen will be invited to a
    special orientation day before the start of the
    school year
  • A separate evening Parent Orientation will be
    held in late August
  • Check KW website for updates

Parent Support Involvement
  • There are many resources available to provide
    support for parents of students at Kenmore West
  • Some of these resources include
  • The Counseling Center
  • The KW website
  • PTSA /SEPTSA/ Parent Resources link
  • Parent Portal
  • We are also looking to improve these resources.
    We encourage you to provide us your feedback on
    how we can make this better for parents

Program Planning
  • Students will meet with their middle school
    counselors in the next two months to determine
    their courses for 9th grade.
  • Private school students should call the
    Ken-Ton Administration Building beginning in
    February to register.

22 Credits are required for graduation.
A minimum of 5 ½ credits is needed each year
in order for a student to graduate on time. All
students are scheduled for 6 ½ credits minimally
each year.
Graduation Requirements
Diploma Types
  • New York State offers three different types
  • of high school diplomas
  • Local Diploma
  • Regents Diploma
  • Advanced Regents Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • A local diploma can be issued for SE students if
    a score of 55-64 is obtained on Regents exams

Graduation Requirements
  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of Social Studies
  • 3 credits of Math
  • 3 credits of Science
  • 1 credit minimum of LOTE
  • for Advanced Regents diploma, 3 units of LOTE
    or 5 units of BOCES, Tech., Business, or The Arts
    are required

Graduation Requirements
  • 1 credit of Art, Music, or Technology
  • Studio in Art and Mulitimedia Studio Art
    (Prerequisite courses for
    Photo 1, Sculpture, Drawing and Painting 1,
    Creative Crafts, Ceramics, etc.)
  • Design and Drawing for Production
    (Gateway course to
    Project Lead the Way, CAD, Engineering
    Architectural Drafting and Design)
  • Band/Orchestra/Chorus
  • ½ credit of Health
  • 2 credits of Physical Education (½ each year)
  • Minimum 3 ½ credits of electives

Required Regents Exams
  • For a Regents Diploma, all students must pass the
    following Regents Exams with a minimum grade of
  • L.O.T.E. (grade 8)
  • Algebra (grade 8, 9, or 10)
  • Science (grade 8, 9, or 10)
  • Global History (grade 10)
  • English (grade 11)
  • US History (grade 11)

Advanced Regents Diploma Requirements
  • For an Advanced Regents Diploma, students must
    also pass these exams with a minimum grade of
  • Geometry (grade 10)
    Algebra 2/Trigonometry (grade 11)

    An additional Regents Science exam
    Comprehensive LOTE exam
    (if LOTE program is selected)

Diploma with Honors
  • A student may earn a Regents Diploma with
  • Honors or Advanced Regents Diploma with
  • Honors if the average of all required Regents
    exam scores is a 90 or higher.

Advanced Courses
  • Freshmen who passed the Algebra course and
    Regents exam in 8th grade will be scheduled for
    Geometry (Regents or Honors)
  • Freshmen who passed the Earth Science course
    and Regents exam in 8th grade will be scheduled
    for Living Environment (Regents or Honors)

International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • This is an internationally recognized diploma
    in addition to the New York State diploma, for
    academically motivated, high-achieving students
  • The IB diploma combines rigorous academics
    with extra-curricular activities in the arts,
    sports, and community service
  • The diploma program begins in 11th grade, but
    9th and 10th graders choose accelerated, honors,
    or AP courses to prepare for IB
  • Students in any honors or accelerated course
    will receive more information about the IB path
    early in their freshman year
  • An informational meeting will take place
    Wednesday, January 30 at 7 pm in the KW Aud for
    interested parents students. Please see Ms.
    Scinta for further information

Advanced Placement courses
  • AP courses are available to students beginning
    in 10th grade
  • Courses give students exposure to college level
  • AP exam given in May. Cost is 89. Scored
    between 1-5
  • Depending on score and choice of college,
    student may earn college credit
  • Students must qualify for AP class with a final
    grade of 90 or higher in specific subject area

Career Academies
  • Computer Networking Technology Academy
  • Information Technology Academy
  • Pre-Engineering Academy
  • Virtual Enterprise Finance Academy

Career Academies
  • Open to all students at KW and KE
  • Students benefit from participation in a
    well-planned program designed for career success
    in a variety of fields of study
  • Career Academy students may earn a Regents
    Diploma with Advanced Designation with additional
    Career Technical Education (CTE) endorsement
  • All programs closely tied to industry to provide
    students with the real-world experience
    necessary to be successful in todays
    high-technology world
  • To learn more about Career Academies, see the
    Career Academy representative after this
    evenings presentation, your students guidance
    counselor, or go to
  • Kenmore West home page ?
  • Ken-Ton Career Academies

Special Education Programs
  • Resource Room
  • Integrated Co-Teaching
  • 151 Self Contained Co-Taught
  • 81 Self-Contained

Sample Student Schedule
  • Period 1 Math (Algebra, Algebra A, Geometry)
  • Period 2 Social Studies (Global 9)
  • Period 3 Science (Earth Science, Living
  • Period 4 English (English 9)
  • Period 5 Physical Education, Science lab,
    Algebra lab
  • Period 6 Music, Art, or Technology
  • Period 7 Lunch
  • Period 8 LOTE or elective
  • Period 9 Elective or study hall

  • Electives can be taken in five different areas
  • Art
  • Business
  • Family Consumer Science
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Each of these areas has approximately 8 or more
  • electives to choose from
  • English and Social Studies also offer electives
  • (ie. Theatre, Journalism, Creative Writing,
    Psychology, Sociology)

Daily Schedule
  • Doors open 730 am
  • Breakfast 730-805 am
  • Period 1 812-900 am
  • Period 2 904-946 am
  • Period 3 950-1032 am
  • Period 4/5 1036-1118 am
  • Period 5/6 1104-1146 am
  • Period 6/7 1122-1204 pm
  • Period 7/8 1150-1232 pm
  • Period 8/9 1208-1250 pm
  • Period 9/10 1236-118 pm
  • Period 11 122-204 pm
  • Period 12 208-250 pm
  • Remedial help 255-330 pm
  • All periods are 42 minutes long

  • Four periods available for lunch
  • Lunch 4 1032-1102 am
  • Lunch 6 1118-1148 am
  • Lunch 8 1204-1234 pm
  • Lunch 10 1250-120 pm
  • Time of lunch determines students
  • schedule after 3rd period.

Final Grade Calculation
  • The final grade in any course is determined
    by averaging a students four quarter grades and
    final exam grade.
  • Each quarterly grade and exam grade is worth
    20 of the final course average.
  • The minimum passing grade is 65.
  • It is in every students best interest to
    work hard consistently from September through
    June. Students are not allowed to make up work
    from previous quarters.

Grading Example
  • Quarter 1 90
  • Quarter 2 81
  • Quarter 3 82
  • Quarter 4 87
  • Final exam grade 94
  • 9081828794434/5
  • Final course grade87

Parent/Student Portal
  • Parents students can access student
    attendance and grades online.
  • Students will be able to use their current
    username password from middle school in
    September to access their account. Parents can
    also use same log in information
  • New students and parents will receive this
    information in September
  • All students and parents will be asked to sign
    an Acceptable Use Policy for computer usage each
    year (agreeing to use school computers

Extracurricular Policy
  • All students who wish to participate in any
    Kenmore West extracurricular activity (sports,
    clubs, dances) must pass at least four classes
    and physical education
  • For athletics, a current (within a year)
    physical is required for participation

Academic Support
  • Remedial help with teachers (after school
    255-330 pm). Optional for those with grades in
    good standing
  • Academic Achievement Center (AAC)
  • Peer tutoring (coordinated by AAC)
  • Library Media Center
  • Academic Intervention Services (AIS)

Academic Intervention Services
  • State mandated service
  • It is required and a scheduled course.
  • Students who score at Level 1 or low 2 on 8th
    grade assessments are mandated to be scheduled
    for English AIS or Math AIS.
  • Students may also be recommended for AIS from
    their middle school counselors based on academic

Library Media Center
  • Freshman Research Survival Guide a two week
    research project completed in conjunction with
    the 9th grade English research assignment
  • Provides all freshmen with essential research
    skills for high school.
  • Check out the KW Library web site for blogs,
    useful links and library information.

If you have any questions,
please call or visit our website