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WHS Eighth Grade Parent Night Tiffany Garcia (A - He) tgarcia_at_tusd.org Ext. 7609 Philip Drasner ( Hi-Ne) pdrasner_at_tusd.org Ext. 7702 Tania Barricklow (Ng-Z ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: WHS Eighth Grade Parent Night


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WHS Eighth Grade Parent Night
  • Tiffany Garcia (A - He) tgarcia_at_tusd.org Ext.
    7609
  • Philip Drasner ( Hi-Ne) pdrasner_at_tusd.org Ext.
    7702
  • Tania Barricklow (Ng-Z) tbarricklow_at_tusd.org Ext.
    7612

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Important DatesWest High Website WHS.TUSD.ORG
  • 8th Grade Assembly Thursday, March 3rd
    915-1030 - West High Gym
  • Fine Arts Performing Night Thursday, March 3rd,
    7pm West High Gym
  • Drill Team Tryout Workshops May 9th and May 11th
    - 630pm-830pm Pavilion
  • Tryouts May 16th 630pm-9pm in the Gym
  • Ms. Eriksen 310-533-4299 ext 7640
  • Pep Squad/Cheer Tryout Workshops May 9th 13th
    - 400pm 530pm Pavilion
  • Tryouts May 13th 500pm 700pm West High Gym
  • Athletic Parent Night
  • Wednesday May 11th - 600pm - West High Gym
  • Intermediate Dance tryouts Wednesday, May 25th,
    300pm 700pm-West High Gym
  • Ms. Vorhis 310-533-4299 ext 7731

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The Counselors Role
  • Academic
  • College
  • Career
  • Personal/social

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How do I contact my counselor?
  • Your student can sign up for an appointment in
    the Counseling Office or drop by at lunch (except
    Thursdays) or after school
  • Call to schedule an appointment or a phone
    conference 310-533-4299 x 7684

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High School Graduation Requirements
  • 220 total credits in the required subjects. An
    average of 60 credits per year.
  • Six semesters of excellent or satisfactory
    citizenship marks
  • Students also need to pass the California High
    School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

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  • Graduation Requirements
  • English 40 credits
  • Social Science 30 credits including
  • World History 10 US History 10 Govt/Econ 10
  • Mathematics 20 credits Algebra 1 minimum
  • Science 20 credits (physical and biological)
  • Health 5 credits
  • Foreign Language/ V P Arts 10 credits
  • Physical Education 20 credits

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Honors Courses
  • Open enrollment policy
  • current grades and teacher recommendations should
    be considered
  • Number of Honors courses to take
  • Application and Commitment Forms required

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Aim For A Balanced Program
  • Allow for a period of adjustment
  • Manageable schedule
  • Athletics and activities require extra hours
  • Honors courses demand extra study hours

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SCHEDULING
  • Bert Lynn Middle School
  • March 16th, 17th and 18th
  • Jefferson Middle School
  • March 23rd, 24th and 25th
  • Private and non-feeder schools
  • Enrollment packets available starting March 28th.
    Turn in completed packets before April 22nd in
    order to meet with a Counselor in May.

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Enrollment Procedures for New TUSD Students
  • TWO CURRENT original utility bills
  • Birth Certificate/Passport
  • Parent Picture ID
  • Transcripts or report cards from 8th Grade
  • Immunization Records
  • Student/Parent will be scheduled to meet with a
    Counselor in May to select courses

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New Law
  • For the 2011-12 school year only, all students
    entering 7th through 12th grades will need proof
    of having received one dose of Tdap vaccine (an
    adolescent whooping cough booster shot) on or
    after the 10th birthday before starting school.
    (A Tdap vaccine that has been given on or after
    the 7th birthday will also be accepted.)
  • By law, students who do not have proof of
    receiving a Tdap booster shot will not be able to
    start school in the fall until proof is provided
    to the school.
  • It is recommended that proof of Tdap booster be
    brought to the Health Office as soon as possible,
    but no later than May 1st, 2011 to prevent a
    delay in your student starting school in the fall.

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