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Title: Kingwood Park HS

Kingwood Park HS
  • - Welcomes -
  • The Class of 2019

To new opportunities, responsibilities,
challenges and privileges
Kingwood Park High School
  • Principal Lisa Drabing
  • Associate Principal Brian Johnson
  • Counselor/AP House Teams
  • Student Last Names
  • A-D Caren Barnes Alan Corman
  • E-K Timothy Hurlbert Jamie
  • L-P Kimberly Young Wes Solomon
  • Q-Z Lisa Mosely Amy Wallace
  • Director of Student Support Services Lesa

Academic Lead Teachers
  • English Cathey Buck
  • Math Theresa Head
  • Science Kathleen Goerner
  • Social Studies Freda Johnson

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Transition Planning Graduation Requirements
Kim Young and Caren Barnes K-Park Counselors
Transition to High School
  • Increased expectations
  • Get involved
  • Social aspects

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) FFA -
Future Farmers of America FIDM Fashion
Club Fishing Club Football French Club French
Honor Society Frisbee Golf Golf HOSA - Health
Occupation Students of America International
Thespian Society Invisible Children Club Jazz
Band Journalism Team JR ROTC Key Club Kitty Hawk
Air Society Literary Criticism Team Magazine Natio
nal Honor Society (NHS) Orchestra Otaku
Alliance Paintball Club Panther Pals
NAME YOUR CLUB!!!! American Sign Language
Club Anime Club Armed Drill Team Athletic
Trainer Auto Collision AVID Club Band Baseball Ba
sketball Be the Change Best Buddies Cheerleading
Choir Class Officers - 2016 Class Officers -
2017 Class Officers - 2018 Class Officers -
2019 Color Guard Creation to Donation Creative
Writing Cross Country Dance (Silver
Stars) Diving Drama Club Dungeon and Dragons Club
Panthers Helping Panthers Project
Graduation Robotics Club Soccer Softball Spanish
Honor Society Speech/Debate Stu-Co Swimming Track
UIL Accounting UIL Computer Applications UIL
Computer Science UIL Current Issues Events UIL
Journalism UIL Math Team UIL One Act Play UIL
Science UIL Social Studies UIL Spelling
Vocabulary Volleyball Wills Kids Wrestling Yearbo
The International Baccalaureate Program
  • Often referred to as the IB Program
  • For students who are University bound
  • Students may receive more than 24 college credit
    hours for courses taken in this program with good
    test scores
  • Students can participate in extra-curricular
    activities about 90 participate in band,
    athletics, choir, etc.
  • IB Program is at Humble High School (parents
    must provide transportation)
  • IB Diploma Coordinator, at 281-641-6541 or

STAAR End of Course Exams
  • English English I English II
  • Science Biology
  • Math Algebra I
  • Social Studies US History
  • STAAR will focus on readiness for success in
    subsequent courses, and ultimately, for college
    and career readiness.

Graduation Plan Comparison
Endorsement Options
  • STEM Endorsement
  • Business Industry Endorsement
  • Public Service Endorsement
  • Arts Humanities Endorsement
  • Multi-Disciplinary Endorsement

Considerations for an endorsement
  • Career interests
  • Post-secondary goals
  • Student strengths

Practicums Certifications
  • Practicums Paid/Unpaid Internships during
    Senior year
  • Available for every Career Pathway!
  • Certifications Industry Certifications that
    students can earn during Senior year

Practicums Certifications
  • Education Training Student Teaching at Local
    Elementary School
  • Health Science Clinical Rotations with Staff at
    Kingwood Medical Center
  • Hospitality Services Internship at the IAH
    Airport Marriott Hotel
  • Culinary Arts Learn culinary skills and host
    community events
  • Engineering Earn certification (AutoCad),
    explore engineering fields
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Earn Board
  • Pharmacy Technician Earn Board certification
  • Cosmetology Earn Board certification
  • Computer Maintenance and Networking Earn
    industry certifications
  • Welding Earn industry certifications
  • Auto Collision Auto Tech Earn industry
  • Coming Soon.LVN and Veterinarian Technician

2015 CTE Expo
  • Tuesday, February 3rd
  • Humble Civic Center
  • 4pm-8pm
  • Check out our districts CTE Programs
  • Meet Program Directors
  • Ask questions

Choosing an endorsement in
  • Important resources for the course selection
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Course Selection Guide (Online)
  • NCAA Eligibility Guide - Athletes
  • College Admissions Counselors/Websites

Course Selection Guide (online at KPark under
Information - Counselors)
  • Graduation Plans
  • Endorsements
  • Grade Point Equivalencies
  • GPA Explanation
  • Award of Credit
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Recommended Course Placement
  • Course Descriptions
  • Electives listed by Career Pathways

Course Basics
  • Select enough courses to fill 7 periods
  • Use a combination of year-long classes
  • A fall and B spring
  • and/or semester-long courses
  • Consider graduation requirements
  • (foreign language, fine art, PE)
  • Be aware of grade restrictions
  • Verify students do not repeat classes taken in
    middle school for high school credit

Course Basics Contd
  • Students earn 0.5 credit for each class they
    successfully pass each semester
  • Students can average to pass to regain credit
  • Ex 1st semester 68 (earns 0 credit)
  • 2nd semester 72 (earns .5 credit)
  • Average for semester 70 (regain .5
    credit from 1st semester)
  • Students must earn 6 credits end of Freshman year
    to be considered a Sophomore

Foreign Language Offerings
  • Spanish
  • French
  • American Sign Language

Considerations for PE
  • Athletics
  • PE Trainer
  • PE classes
  • Aerobics, Team Sports, Foundations of Personal
    Fitness, Individual Sports
  • Cheer (Tryout Required see Kpark site for
  • Silver Stars (Tryout Required see Kpark site
    for dates)
  • Fall semester of Band
  • ROTC
  • Dance I
  • Off Campus PE
  • Introductions to career areas and pre-requisites
  • Principles of

Athletic Considerations
  • Athletic Coordinator Jim Holley
  • Only one athletic period at a time
  • (1st in season should be in Bridges)
  • There are tryouts for most sports.
  • Some athletic programs begin in the summer. (Ex
    Football, Cross Country Volleyball. Watch our
    website, athletics page, at end of semester.)
  • If a student does not make the team, you will be
    placed in PE.
  • All athletics require a PHYSICAL EXAM every year.
  • NCAA Considerations

Four Year Plan on
  • Go with your child to
  • Review their choice of career area
  • Review their classes selected
  • Make changes as desired before
  • February 9th

  • To add/remove courses from your childs 4 year
    plan, choose the edit link in the appropriate
  • Columns Grade Level
  • Rows Subjects

New Classes 2015-16
  • AP Human Geography
  • College level
  • Advanced W. Geography course
  • Mr. Webb, Social Studies Coordinator, will
    discuss tonight
  • See Mrs. Prescott at the AVID table
  • Principles of Information Technology
  • survey course for Business Industry endorsement

Handout of most electives
Important Dates
  • February 9th KMS deadline for parent/student
    course selection input into
  • March 27th list of course requests will be
    distributed to students.
  • To make a change Update Bridges Plan, Print
    Plan, Submit printout to counselor
  • April 7th - Final Day for Schedule Change
    Requests No elective changes after this date
    due to teacher staffing
  • ???s Send your students counselor a message

Pre-AP AP Classes
Brian Johnson Associate Principal
What is Pre-AP/AP?
  • AP Advanced Placement
  • Standards established by College Board
  • Earn college credit in high school
  • Gifted and Talented students served through
    these courses

Why Take Pre-AP/ AP?AP and College Success
  • Students who take AP courses and exams are much
    more likely than their peers to complete a
    bachelorsdegree in four years or less.
  • College Readiness
  • Save
  • AVG SAT Scores
  • No AP Courses 1414
  • 1 or more 1707
  • Gifted and Talented students served through these

Source Camara, Wayne. College Persistence,
Graduation, and Remediation. College Board
Research Notes (RN-19). New York, NY College
Impact of AP on 5-Year College Graduation Rates
  • Chrys Dougherty, Lynn Mellor, and Shuling Jian,
    The Relationship Between Advanced Placement and
    College Graduation (National Center for
    Educational Accountability)

  • 80 in previous honors course
  • 90 in previous level course
  • Start early
  • Know your student

Schedule Change Policy
  • Pre-AP/Honors Exit Request
  • Parent, Student, and Teacher must conference
    prior to request for level change
  • Students must attend tutorials and have
    assignments completed
  • Students being successful in Pre-AP/Honors
    classes are strongly encouraged to remain in the
  • Schedule changes are granted upon approval at the
    6 weeks, 9 weeks and at the end of the 1st

The Importance of The PSAT
  • Available for Freshman and Sophomore Year
  • Free practice for the SAT
  • Receive feedback on strengths and weaknesses
  • Estimate of performance on SAT
  • No Cost to Sophomores
  • Junior Year
  • Can qualify for National Merit Scholarships
  • Additional practice for SAT
  • Must test - will take ASVAB if not registered

Kingwood Park High SchoolNational Honor Society
  • National Honor Society is an honor and privilege
    extended by the faculty to deserving students of
    Kingwood Park High School.
  • It is an invitation given to students beginning
    the fall of their sophomore year if they have an
    overall cumulative GPA of 4.0 and meet certain
  • Once they receive an invitation to apply for
    membership they must show both leadership and
  • Leadership points may be earned through things
    such as leadership / officer positions in clubs
    or organizations, leading service projects,
    lettering, KP Merit Awards and leadership
  • Service points may be earned through such things
    as club and organization membership, athletics,
    fine arts, FFA, StuCo, other school groups,
    community groups and through community service.
  • For more detailed information please visit our
    website located on the Kingwood Park webpage
    under the activities tab

Hazelanne Prescott
AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination)
What is AVID? A college preparatory class that
places students with potential in advanced
classes and provides them with critical
support. All AVID students are required to be in
at least one advanced (PreAP, AP, Dual) course
while enrolled in the program. This is a year
long course and students will receive elective
credit. Applications and for more information,
please contact HazelAnne Prescott hazelanne.presc or 281-641-6632
Student Council
Sponsor Matthew Bennett
Student Council
What is StuCo? Student Council is a student-run
organization that focuses on promoting school
spirit, uniting the student body, and providing
services to the school and surrounding community.
Past Activities Include Homecoming Dances and
Coronations, Thursday Morning Shows, Socials,
Disney YES Leadership trips, Red Ribbon
Weeks, Welcome Parties, Faculty Breakfasts
Future Activities Include Spring Festival,
Spring Socials, Student/Faculty Basketball Game,
State Convention, Disney YES Program in
Welcome to the TASC Sweepstakes award winning
Kingwood Park STUCO!
Student Council 15-16 New Member Orientation
Save the date!
Who? All prospective StuCo Members and
Parents What? Student Council 2015- 16
Orientation Where? KPHS, Lower LGI When? Monday,
May 4, 2015 at 6pm Why? This is your first step
in learning how to get involved with the most
dynamic student-led organization on campus.
Get Involved! Make Friends! Make a Difference!
Advisory and Service Learning Brian
Johnson Associate Principal
Personal Fitness class plays softball with
residents from Stony Glenn
Service Curriculum Service Learning
Benefits of Service-Learning
  • Through service learning programs, students may
  • Increase motivation and desire to learn
  • Develop responsibility, think critically, make
    decisions, and solve problems
  • Improve academic knowledge and performance
  • Cultivate self-perception
  • Begin to develop a lifelong commitment to public
    service and to learning

Annual Day of Service
450 Freshmen
17 Locations
30 teachers
100 Panther Pals

1620 Man Hours of Service
Thank you for being here tonight. We are here
to help you in any way we can to ensure your
childs transition into high school is a positive
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