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Title: Orientation for Students: January 2015


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Orientation for Students January 2015
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What well do today
  • Learn about graduation requirements.
  • Learn about elective classes.
  • Explore our clubs sports.
  • Give you your registration materials.
  • Answer your questions.

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Your Job Graduation!
  • Its all about earning
  • 22 credits.

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You earn a credit when...
  • 1. Attend class everyday
  • 2. Do the work and
  • 3. Earn a passing grade.
  • If you dont pass the class then you dont get
    the credit!

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Want to play sports??? You must
  • Attend your classes everyday
  • Do your daily work
  • 3. Earn a passing grade.
  • If youre not passing, youre not playing.

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High School Graduation Requirements
  • 22 total credits
  • 4 credits of English
  • 3 credits of Social St
  • 3 credits of Math
  • 3 credits of Science
  • 1.5 credits of Phy. Ed.
  • .5 credit of Health

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You can do this IF you know theSecrets of
Success?
  • Do all of your work everyday. (Are you using your
    assignment notebook?)
  • Take careful notes, use them to study!
  • Develop a daily study routine at home.
  • Keep your notebooks and folders organized.

Lets Get Serious!!!
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Grade 9 Requirements
  • English 1
  • U. S. History
  • Integrated Science
  • Math (Gr. 8 teacher will recommend)
  • One semester of Physical Education
  • One and one half credit of electives,
  • (You can take more if you want to.)

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Grade 9 HonorsOpportunities
  • English 1 Honors
  • U.S. History Honors
  • Integrated Science Honors
  • Honors Math

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Is Honors right for me?
  • See handouts for suggested guidelines.

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A caution about selecting an Honors section
  • Changes to a different level will only be made in
    extreme situations and only if class size allows
  • Success is about a manageable overall load.

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What Will a Typical Grade 9 Daily Schedule Look
Like?
Period Starts at Semester 1 Semester 2
1 814 English 1 English 1
2 913 US History US History
3 1011 Science Science
Lunch 1109 Lunch Lunch
4 1148 Phy. Ed. Half year elective
5 1246 Math Math
6 144 Elective Elective
7 242 Elective Elective
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Big Decision Do I need a Study Hall?
  • As you decide about a study hall, think about
    these things
  • Homework average of 1-2 hours
  • each school night
  • School sports/clubs/activities take time!
  • Balance school, home, friends, health.
  • Are you taking Music? World Language?
  • The 7 Week Drop Policy
  • Tutoring?

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Plan how you will fill those five empty spots.
Period Starts at Semester 1 Semester 2
1 814 English 1 English 1
2 913 US History US History
3 1011 Science Science
Lunch 1109 Lunch Lunch
4 1148 Phy Ed Half year elective
5 1246 Math Math
6 144 Study Hall Study Hall
7 242 Elective Elective
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Which Grade 9 ElectivesWill You Choose?
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When you choose an elective, remember that
  • Some classes are
  • full year classes.
  • Some classes are
  • half year classes.

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Applied Technology
  • Wood Fabrication 1
  • Wood Fabrication 2
  • Home Maintenance Improvement
  • Intro to Engineering (PLTW)
  • Design Drafting
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

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  • Intro to Business and Marketing
  • Innovation Zone 1
  • Career Exploration


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Computer Science
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Digital Technologies
  • Bits and Bites Comp Media
  • Graphic Design Desktop Publishing
  • Business Technologies

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World Languages
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

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Family Consumer Education
  • Culinary Basics
  • International Cuisine
  • Fashion Sewing
  • Parenting and Children
  • Health Science Occupations

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Marketing
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Advertising and Social Media

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Music
  • Concert Band I
  • Concert Band II
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Popular Vocal Styles
  • History of Popular Music

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Science
  • Principles of Biomedical Sciences

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Social Studies
  • US Ethnic Studies

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Use theCurriculum Guide!
  • Pages 1 - 14 Frequently asked questions
    credits, youth options,
  • 4 year plan, colleges, tech schools,
  • AP information, transcripts.
  • Pages 15-98 Course descriptions.

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Lets start to fill out the yellow cards.
  • Pencils only, please. Print carefully.
  • Print your name on the card right now.

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How To Complete the Yellow Course Selection Card
CREDIT COURSE COURSE NAME
1.0 1.0 (CIRCLE ONE) ENG1010 Eng 1020 (CIRCLE ONE) ENGLISH 1 ENGLISH 1 HONORS
1.0 1.0 SOC1010 SOC 1030 (CIRCLE ONE) U S HISTORY 1 U S HISTORY HONORS
1.0 1.0 SCI 6040 SCI 6050 (CIRCLE ONE) INTEGRATED SCIENCE INTEGRATED SCIENCE HONORS
1.0 1.0 1.0 MAT 1010 MAT 1020 MAT 2020 (CIRCLE ONE) ALGEBRA 1 ALGEBRA 1 HONORS GEOMETRY HONORS
.5 PHY1013 PHYSICAL ED 1



Sign.





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Talk With Your Parent, Then Circle Which Required
Classes Youll Take
Sign.





CREDIT COURSE COURSE NAME
1.0 1.0 ENG1010 Eng 1020 (CIRCLE ONE) ENGLISH 1 ENGLISH 1 HONORS
1.0 1.0 SOC1010 SOC 1030 (CIRCLE ONE) U S HISTORY U S HISTORY HONORS
1.0 1.0 SCI 6040 SCI 6050 (CIRCLE ONE) INTEGRATED SCIENCE INTEGRATED SCIENCE HONORS
1.0 1.0 1.0 MAT 1010 MAT 1020 MAT 2020 (CIRCLE ONE) ALGEBRA 1 ALGEBRA 1 HONORS GEOMETRY HONORS
.5 PHY1013 PHYSICAL ED 1



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CREDIT COURSE COURSE NAME
1.0 1.0 ENG1010 Eng 1020 (CIRCLE ONE) ENGLISH 1 ENGLISH 1 HONORS
1.0 1.0 SOC1010 SOC 1030 (CIRCLE ONE) U S HISTORY U S HISTORY HONORS
1.0 1.0 SCI 6040 SCI 6050 (CIRCLE ONE) INTEGRATED SCIENCE INTEGRATED SCIENCE HONORS
1.0 1.0 1.0 MAT 1010 MAT 1020 MAT 2020 (CIRCLE ONE) ALGEBRA 1 ALGEBRA 1 HONORS GEOMETRY HONORS
.5 PHY1013 PHYSICAL ED 1



Sign.





Then list your electives in the blank spaces
Please also circle your electives on the back of
the card
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Talk with all of your teachers about your
selections. We would like your math teachers
signature next to your math choice to show
whether they agree with your selection.
Sign.





CREDIT COURSE COURSE NAME
1.0 1.0 ENG1010 Eng 1020 (CIRCLE ONE) ENGLISH 1 ENGLISH 1 HONORS
1.0 1.0 SOC1010 SOC 1030 (CIRCLE ONE) U S HISTORY U S HISTORY HONORS
1.0 1.0 SCI 6040 SCI 6050 (CIRCLE ONE) INTEGRATED SCIENCE INTEGRATED SCIENCE HONORS
1.0 1.0 1.0 MAT 1010 MAT 1020 MAT 2020 (CIRCLE ONE) ALGEBRA 1 ALGEBRA 1 HONORS GEOMETRY HONORS
.5 PHY1013 PHYSICAL ED 1



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Completing the card correctly
  • Course code is 3 letters and 4 numbers such as
    ENG1010
  • Math teacher should initial your math class
    selection.
  • Sign with your parent in the grey box.
  • If not going to Memorial next year,
  • tell us!

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How many credits should I take?
  • Minimum 6.0
  • Maximum 7.0
  • Most students need a study hall.
  • What other commitments do you have?
  • Dont overstress yourself.

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After you do a good job of choosing classes,
there is one more really important thing to do
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Promise yourself
  • that you will join at least one club or one
    sport during the first semester!!!
  • Look at these choices

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Extra Curriculars Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Cheerleading
  • Pom Pon
  • Ultimate Frisbee

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Want to play sports??? You must
  • Attend your classes everyday
  • Do your daily work
  • 3. Earn a passing grade.
  • If youre not passing, youre not playing.

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Extra Curricular Clubs
  • Academic Clubs
  • Math Team
  • National Honor Society
  • French Honor Society
  • Spanish Honor Society/Club
  • ASPIRA
  • Science Olympiad
  • MATC Pre-Collegiate
  • Music/Drama/Dance
  • Pep Band
  • Drama
  • Forensics
  • Stage Crew
  • Dance Club
  • Bag Up (HipHop)
  • Jazz Band
  • Jazz Singers

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Extra Curricular Clubs
  • Student Newspapers
  • Sword Shield
  • The Independent
  • Community Service Clubs
  • Spartan Youth Service
  • Amnesty International
  • Peer Tutoring
  • School Store
  • Athletic Booster Club
  • Environmental Club
  • T.A.T.U.
  • Yearbook
  • --The Olympian
  • Creative Writing
  • -- Pressions

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Extra Curricular Clubs
Student Government -- 9th Grade Class
Councils -- Neighborhoods Council
  • More Student Leadership Groups
  • Black Student Union
  • Gay/Straight Alliance
  • -- Asian Council
  • Latinos Unidos
  • K.I.T.S

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Extra Curricular Clubs
  • Captains Club
  • Chess Club
  • Chinese Club
  • Computer Club
  • DECA (Marketing)
  • Environmental Club
  • Fencing Club
  • HOSA
  • International Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Model U.N.
  • Anime Club
  • Pancake Club
  • Memorial Bikers
  • Young Republicans
  • Young Democrats
  • Bowling Club
  • Rock Climbing Club
  • Seinfeld Club
  • Dr. Who Club
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Table Tennis
  • Ski Team

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Promise yourself
  • that you will join at least one club or one
    sport during the first semester!!!
  • So, your choice is _______________

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What is the Neighborhoods system?
  • Youll be in a backyard group of 20-25
    students.
  • Youll meet once a week, to get to know each
    other, have fun, and probably EAT!

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Spartan 101 Summer Class
  • -a summer class that helps you learn the habits
    and skills youll need to do well in high school!
  • -Book through MSCR.ORG

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Spartan 101 Summer Class
  • Activities Covering
  • -time management
  • -backyard/neighborhood structure
  • -literacy skill development
  • -extra-curricular options
  • -Upperclassmen explaning academic support
    opportunities
  • Variety of fun activities that promote
  • -team building
  • -meeting new friends
  • -making the transition to high
  • school less stressful.

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Can you earn a spot in Memorials National Honor
Society?
  • Reach these three goals by junior year
  • Earn a B average or better,
  • Do some community service,
  • Be a good citizen. 

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What will my first day be like?
  • Be sure to pick up your schedule in August.
  • On the first day, Link Crew and your teachers
    will show you around and answer all of your
    questions.

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What to do now
  • Talk it over with your parent(s)/guardian(s).
  • Choose your elective(s).
  • Get all the necessary signatures.
  • Turn in your course-request card when your
    counselor directs you to.

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Dont Miss Electives Discovery Night on
Tuesday, February 3rd!
  • Visit all electives departments! Its your best
    way to choose your electives!
  • Tuesday, February 3rd,
  • 7 PM
  • at Memorial
  • (Please arrive at 650pm)

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Time for your questions!!!
  • You can ask your counselor here at middle school
  • Remind your parents/guardians that if they have
    questions, be sure they call us or email us.

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Thanks!!!
  • Best wishes to the
  • class of 2019
  • from the Memorial
  • 9th Grade Support Team!

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