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Title: Welcome to the 8th Grade Parent Meetings February 4th


1
Welcome to the 8th GradeParent Meetings
February 4th 5th, 2014Grafton High
SchoolPresenter Chris Hanley School Counseling
Director

2
Purpose of this Meeting
  • Review information useful to you as your
    son/daughter moves into their freshman year and
    beyond
  • Answer questions you may have in regard to your
    son/daughters secondary post-secondary
    education
  • Discuss role of the School Counselor

3
Open Enrollment
  • Who Anyone outside the district
  • When February 3rd April 30th
  • Where District website (enroll on-line)
  • Additional Information District Office

4
Grafton High School School Counseling Department
  • Three Full-time Counselors
  • Counselor Assignments
  • (New Counselor )A-G
  • Mrs. Isbell H-N
  • Mr. Hanley O-Z
  • Administrative Asst./Registrar
  • Mrs. Kelly Rieck
  • Counselor/Student Appointments

5
Comprehensive School Counseling Program
  • Purpose of the Counseling Program is to empower
    ALL students, regardless of individual
    differences, to acquire the academic, career, and
    personal/social foundations necessary to
    positively contribute to a changing society.

6
General Description of School Counseling Program
cont
  • Counselors will meet with all students at
    least once a year as part of the Comprehensive
    School Counseling Program.
  • FR, SOPH, JR Career Units.
  • Testing Program
  • Juniors Opportunity Seminar
  • Financial Aid Meeting
  • and much more

7

Student and Parent Educational/Career
Planning Conference Review
Individual Learning Plan
Personal/Social Development Plans for the Future Talents, Abilities, Interests Volunteer/Community Services Extra-Curricular Activities Current Employment Career 9th, 10th 11th Grade Career Classes Junior Opportunity Seminar Junior Student/Parent College Information Night Financial Aid/Scholarship Information Area of Study/Career Intention Post-Secondary Plans Career Fest Naviance Career Software Program Academic Standardized Test Scores (Review/Planning) Graduation Requirements/Credits Earned College Core Credit Total (Implications) Cumulative GPA/Class Rank/ Percentile/Trend Create/ Review Four Year Individual Learning Plan
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General Testing Program(proposed)
  • 9th Grade ASPIRE in fall spring, MAP in fall,
    winter spring (Comm Arts, Math)
  • 10th Grade WKCE in fall (Science Soc.
    Studies)
  • 10th Grade ASPIRE in spring
  • 11th Grade A.C.T. in spring
  • 11th Grade PSAT ASVAB in fall
  • A.C.T./S.A.T.
  • AP Testing in spring
  • ACT prep class offered at GHS!

11
GHS 12/13 ACT Results
  • Average ACT Score 23.0
  • 86th in State (453 total)
  • 80th Percentile in State
  • 6th Highest Score in School History

12
AP Courses
  • AP Art History
  • AP Art Studio
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP English
  • AP US History
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Economics (Macro Micro)
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Probability and Statistics
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Computer Science A

13
AP COURSESNewsweek/Washington Post
announcesAmericas Best High Schools!
  • Grafton High Schools Ranking
  • 951 nationally out of approximately 100,000 high
    schools
  • 11 in state out of approximately 450 high
    schools
  • 2 in Ozaukee County
  • 3 in North Shore Conference
  • Nationally ranked for 9th consecutive year
  • 46 of GHS students earn college credit through
    AP

14
Graduation Requirements
  • 4 Credits of English
  • 3 Credits of Social Studies
  • 3 Credits of Math
  • 3 Credits of Science
  • .5 Credit of Health
  • 1.5 Credits of P.E.
  • -----------------------------------------------
  • 15 Required Credits
  • 22 Total credits required for graduation

15
Credit loads
  • Average Student Class Load
  • Grade 9- 6 credits
  • Grade 10- 6 credits 12 credits
  • Grade 11- 6 credits 18 credits
  • Grade 12- 6 credits 24 credits

16
Registration Procedure
  • Registration forms will be handed out to the
    incoming Freshman students at St. Pauls St.
    Josephs on 2/10/14 and at JLMS on 2/11/14
  • Registration forms will be collected at St.
    Josephs on 2/17/14 and at St. Pauls JLMS on
    2/18/14 .
  • Check prerequisites for courses selected
  • Please make sure you as parent/guardian sign
    registration form.
  • Special Education registration at JLMS will be on
    2/13/14.

17
Registration Form
  • Courses required for graduation are listed
  • Two elective spots should be filled in keeping in
    mind what your son/daughter may have planned
    after high school (Two or four year college?
    Technical College? Apprenticeship? Military? )
  • Make sure that your son/daughter pursues the
    most rigorous curriculum with which they are
    comfortable, keeping in mind their future
    post-secondary goals.

18
Frequently Asked Scheduling Questions ?
  • Can they change a class prior to the start of the
    school year?
  • Can they choose which semester to have a study
    hall?
  • Can they change classes once the school year has
    started?
  • Can they drop a class for a study hall?

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and, please remember
  • We in the School Counseling Department, as well
    as the whole staff here at GHS, are here to help
    your student succeed!
  • We are all in this togetherwe want to work with
    you for the good of your studentto help your
    student find the best possible answers to
    optimize future choices and success!

20
Communication Arts Options
  • Grade 9-Literature Composition
  • Grade 10-American Literature Composition
  • Grade 11-World Literature Composition
  • Grade 12-
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Technical Communication and Composition
  • Foundations of College Writing
  • Essentials of College Writing
  • Communications
  • Professional Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature as Social Reflection
  • AP English

21
Math Options
  • Algebra
  • Concepts in Algebra Geometry
  • Geometry
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Functions, Statistics, and Trig
  • Advanced Math (Trig)
  • AP Probability and Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC

22
Science Options
  • Biology (9th Grade)
  • Chemistry (10th Grade)
  • Principles of the Biomedical Sciences
  • Human Body Systems
  • Environmental Science
  • Astronomy/Geology
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Biology
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Chemistry

23
Social Studies Options
  • American Government (9th Grade)
  • U.S. History/AP (10th Grade)
  • Geography
  • American Issues
  • Contemporary World Issues
  • Sociology
  • Ancient History
  • Revolutions
  • Medieval History
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics

24
Electives?
  • Art
  • Business
  • Choir/Band/Music
  • World Language (Spanish)
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Technology Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • P.E. (12)

25
Work Based Learning
  • Youth Apprenticeship
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Finance
  • Automotive Technician
  • Nursing Assistant (1year)
  • Computer/Information Technology (1 year)
  • Drafting Design Principals of Engineering
  • Application deadline of March 1st prior to Junior
    or Senior year
  • Website School Counseling, Apprenticeships

26
Academic Recognition Program
  • Based on semester GPA
  • 3.76-4.00
  • (Special Honors 4 points)
  • 3.51-3.75
  • (High Honors 3 points)
  • 3.00-3.50
  • (Honors 2 points)
  • Awards Program/February
  • 8 points Certificate
  • 12 points Chenille Letter
  • 20 points Medallion
  • 28 points Academic
  • Excellence Plaque

27
National Honor Society
  • Junior or Senior Standing
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.33
  • Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Character
  • Service

28
Community Service
  • Church Affiliations
  • Local Hospital(s)
  • Clubs, Groups, Organizations
  • Community Service Agencies
  • School Related Peer Tutoring

29
Academic Competitions
  • Forensics
  • Math Hawks

30
Clubs and Organizations
  • Accipiter
  • Amnesty International
  • Battle Bots
  • Best Buddies
  • Book vs. Movies Club
  • Champions
  • Destination Imagination
  • Environmental Club
  • FBLA
  • Formula High School
  • German Club
  • G.H.O.S.T.
  • Hawks Nest
  • HOSA Future Health Prof.
  • L.E.A.D.
  • Military History Book Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Skills USA
  • SMART Team
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Council
  • Video Club
  • Yearbook
  • 4-H

31
Performing Arts
  • Cabaret Show
  • Chamber Singers
  • Jazz Combo
  • Mens Choir
  • Musical
  • Pep Band
  • Pop Acappella Choir
  • Solo Ensemble (Vocal Instrumental)
  • Spring Show
  • Vocal Jazz

32
Athletic Activities
  • Boys
  • Fall Sports Soccer, Football Cross Country
  • Winter sports Basketball, Wrestling, Swim-Diving
    Hockey
  • Spring Sports Track, Golf, Tennis
  • Summer Sports Baseball
  • Club Sports Bowling, Trap/Pistol, Rugby, Ski
    Lacrosse
  • Blackhawk Leadership Team
  • Girls
  • Fall Sports Cross Country, Swim-Diving,
    Volleyball, Tennis, Cheerleading, Dance Team
  • Winter Sports Gymnastics, Basketball,
    Cheerleading, Dance Team.
  • Spring Sports Track, Softball, Soccer
  • Club Sports Bowling, Ski, Hockey, Lacrosse
    Trap/Pistol
  • Blackhawk Leadership Team

33
Post Secondary Options
  • Two or Four Year
  • College
  • Technical College
  • Military
  • Apprenticeships
  • Employment

34
College Planning
  • Entrance Requirements
  • Class Rank
  • College Core Credits
  • ACT/SAT Scores
  • (Most schools use these as their primary criteria
    for selection. However, additional items such as
    extra-curricular activities, community service,
    interviews, leadership, etc may be considered.)

35
Things to be aware of
  • Class Rank
  • -Importance of top 10 ( ACT)
  • In state vs. Out of state requirements
  • -RAI Score (regent admission index)
    combination of
    ACT, Percentile Rank Core Courses
  • In the UW System, students will change their
    major on average 3 times (UWgtHELP Office)

36
Things to be aware of cont
  • Average benchmarks for GHS students admitted to
    UW-Madison 2013
  • -ACT 28 (writ 26), Core Credits 22,
  • AP Courses 6, Rank 14
  • Top 20 GHS Students 2004 (averages)
  • -Core Credits 21, AP Courses 4
  • Top 20 GHS Students 2014 (averages)
  • -Core Credits 22, AP Courses 6.5,
    ACT 30

37
University of Wisconsin SystemFreshman Admission
Policy
  • Minimum of 17 specific high school credits
  • 13 of 17 credits required by UW System
  • English 4 credits
  • Social Studies 3 credits
  • Mathematics 3 credits
  • Natural Science 3 Credits
  • Remaining 4 credits
  • 2 credits from above areas or world language
  • Remaining 2 credits from above areas and/or fine
    arts, computer science, and other academic areas.

38
World Languages?
  • UW System schools with requirements
  • UW-Madison requires 2 years but recommends 4
  • UW-Eau Claire requires 2 but recommends more
  • UW-La Crosse typical freshman has 3 years
  • UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville, UW-Parkside
    require 2 years in H.S. or 1 year in college to
    receive diploma
  • Things to think about in terms of deciding
    whether your student should continue in world
    language...

39
World Languages? (cont)
  • WI Private Colleges Universities with
    requirements
  • Carthage College 2 years
  • Silver Lake College 1 year
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College 2-3 years

40
Work Ethic
  • Important for students to maintain good study
    habits
  • Complete homework including all the reading and
    writing assignments
  • Parents stay involved in the homework process
  • Praise effort, not ability

41
Academic Support Options
  • Help from teachers
  • Assignment notebook
  • Peer Tutoring Program
  • L.A.W.S./RtI
  • Study Hall
  • Parent/Teacher staffing
  • Family Access
  • Special Education Programming

42
Social/Behavioral/Emotional Issues
  • Medication issues keep locked-up,
  • med drop sites
  • Restricting means keep guns locked-up
  • Parents are the frontal cortex for their child
  • Set clear consistent rules and consequences for
    breaking them
  • Have student check in at regular times when away
    from home
  • Call parents whose home is to be used for a
    gathering

43
Student Assistance Program
  • Teens in the Middle
  • Girls Group
  • Guys Group
  • Concerned Others
  • Continuing Support
  • Grief
  • Breathe-In/Breathe-Out
  • A Real Look Inside
  • QUIT/Tobacco Cessation
  • Education/Discovery
  • Secondary Alcohol/Drug Intervention Program
  • Social Skills
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution

44
School Counseling DepartmentCrisis Intervention
  • Stress, Depression Suicide Issues
  • -ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell)
  • Abuse (Sexual/Physical)
  • Confidentiality
  • Department of Social Services
  • Ozaukee County Counseling Center
  • Area Psychiatric Hospitals

45
Resources Available to Parents Students
  • School Counselors
  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • GHS Web site
  • (www.grafton.k12.wi.us)
  • In order to use Family Access, you will need
    to have login and password information (you will
    receive this through an e-mail in the summer)
  • Please seek answers to your questions!!!

46
What to expect in the fall
  • High School Registration Days (August)
  • Includes
  • Pick up fall schedules
  • Have pictures taken
  • Acquire parking passes
  • Pay School fees
  • Update emergency form
  • Obtain Athletic information/cards
  •  

47
The High School Year Begins
  • What to expect
  • 1st Day, Freshman Only!
  • Open House (3rd week)

48
Frequently Asked Questions?
  • Start Finish Times 729-241, Wed. 835-241
  • 7 Class Periods 54 min., 4 min. between
  • Building Hours 600 a.m.-900 p.m. Weekdays
  • Library/Media Center Hours 700-315, Fri.
    700-245
  • Summer Hours 700-410 M-Th, Closed Fri.
  • School Size Ave. Class Size 755 25
  • Detentions/Discipline
  • Phones/ BYOD
  • Lockers
  • Busing
  • Attire
  • Closed Campus

49
Questions Answers
  • Please complete the Session Evaluation Form
    before you leave.
  • THANK YOU FOR COMING!!
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