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Title: 8th Grade Parent Meetings January 31st


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8th GradeParent Meetings January 31st
February 2nd, 2011Grafton High SchoolPresenter
Chris Hanley School Counseling Director

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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

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OPEN ENROLLMENT
  • Who Anyone outside the district
  • When February 7th February 25th
  • Where District website/district office

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

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General Description of the 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.

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General Description of School Counseling Program
  • 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 College or Opportunity Seminar
  • Financial Aid Meeting
  • and much more

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Student and Parent Educational/Career
Planning Conference Review
Individual Learning Plan
Personal/Social Development Dreams for the Future Talents, Abilities, Interests Volunteer/Community Services Extra-Curricular Activities Current Employment Career 9th, 10th 11th Grade Career Classes Junior Seminars (College/Opportunities) Junior Student/Parent College Information Night Financial Aid/Scholarship Information Area of Study/Career Intention Post-Secondary Plans Career Fest Career Cruising Software Program Academic Standardized Test Scores (Review/Planning) Graduation Requirements/Credits Earned College Core Credit Total (Implications) Cumulative GPA/Class Rank/ Percentile/Trend Review of Senior Class Schedule Review Individual Learning Plan
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GENERAL TESTING PROGRAM
  • EXPLORE
  • W.K.C.E.
  • PLAN
  • A.S.V.A.B.
  • P.S.A.T
  • A.C.T./S.A.T.
  • AP Testing
  • ACT prep class offered at GHS each Spring!

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AP COURSES
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics B
  • AP English
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Economics (Macro Micro)
  • AP Probability and Statistics
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Computer Science A

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  • 4 Credits of English
  • 3 Credits of Social Studies
  • 2 Credits of Math
  • 2 Credits of Science
  • .5 Credit of Health
  • 1.5 Credits of P.E.
  • -----------------------------------------------
  • 13 Required Credits PLUS 9 Elective Credits
  • 22 Total credits required for graduation

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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

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REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
  • Registration forms will be handed out to the
    incoming Freshman students at St. Pauls and St.
    Josephs on 02/07/10, and at JLMS on 02/08/10
  • Registration forms will be collected at St.
    Josephs St. Pauls on 02/14/10 and at JLMS on
    02/15/10 .
  • Check prerequisites for courses selected
  • Please make sure you as parent/guardian sign
    registration form.
  • Special Education registration at JLMS will be on
    02/10/10.

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REGISTRATION FORM
  • Courses required for graduation listed
  • Recommended courses in relation to what your
    son/daughter has in mind for life after high
    school (Two or four year college? Technical
    College? Apprenticeship? Military? Employment?)
  • Make sure that your son/daughter pursues the
    most rigorous curriculum with which they are
    comfortable, keeping in mind their future
    post-secondary goals.

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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 student
  • Lets work together to find the best possible
    answers for your Student to optimize future
    choices and success!

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GHS English Options
  • Grade 9-Literature Composition
  • Grade 10- American Literature Composition
  • Grade 11- World Literature Composition
  • Grade 12-
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Technical Communication and Composition
  • Fundamentals of College Writing
  • Essentials of College Writing
  • Communications
  • English Literature (can take 11-12)
  • Creative Writing (can take 11-12)
  • Winds of Change Literature as Social Reflection
  • (can take 11-12)
  • AP English

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GHS Math Options
  • Pre-Algebra
  • 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

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SCIENCE OPTIONS
  • Earth Science (typically Freshman year)
  • Biology (typically Sophomore year)
  • Chemistry (typically Junior year)
  • Environmental Science
  • Astronomy/Geology (Soph-Senior)
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry

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SOCIAL STUDIES OPTIONS
  • American Government (Freshman year)
  • U.S. History (Sophomore year)
  • Geography
  • American Issues
  • Contemporary World Issues
  • Sociology
  • Ancient History
  • Revolutions
  • Medieval History
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics

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Electives?
  • Art
  • Business
  • Choir/Band/Music
  • World Language (Spanish or German)
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Technology Engineering
  • Computer Science

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WORK BASED LEARNING
  • Youth Apprenticeship
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Automotive Technician
  • Health-Nursing Assistant (1year)
  • Information Technology (1 year)
  • Drafting Design Principals of Engineering
  • Application deadline of March 1st prior to Junior
    or Senior year
  • Website School Counseling, Apprenticeships

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GHS 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

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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
  • Junior or Senior Standing
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.33
  • Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Character
  • Service

26
Community Service
  • Church affiliations
  • Local Hospital(s)
  • Clubs, groups, organizations
  • Community service agencies

27
GHS Clubs and Organizations
  • Amnesty International
  • DECA
  • Destination Imagination GHOST
  • Forensics Student Council
  • German Club GOAT Club
  • Video Club Yearbook
  • MathHawks SMART Team
  • Military Hist Book Clb REAL Book Club
  • National Honor Society Spanish Club
  • L.E.A.D..

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GHS Performing Arts
  • Chamber Singers
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Musical
  • PEP Band
  • Spring Show
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • Womens Madrigal
  • Womens Vocal Jazz

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GHS Athletic Activities
  • Boys
  • Fall Sports Soccer, Football Cross Country
  • Winter sports Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming
    Hockey
  • Spring Sports Track, Golf, Tennis
  • Summer Sports Baseball
  • Club Sports Bowling Rugby
  • Girls
  • Fall Sports Cross Country, Swimming, Volleyball,
    Tennis, Cheerleading, Dance Team
  • Winter Sports Gymnastics, Basketball,
    Cheerleading, Dance Team.
  • Spring Sports Track, Softball, Soccer
  • Club Sports Bowling

30
POST SECONDARY OPTIONS
  • Two or Four Year
  • College
  • Technical College
  • Employment
  • Apprenticeships
  • Military

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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.)

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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
  • 82 of students graduated with a different major
    than what they started in at UNI

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Things to be aware of cont
  • Average benchmarks for GHS students admitted to
    UW-Madison 2010
  • -ACT 29 (writ 27), Core Credits 22,
  • AP Courses 6, Rank 12
  • Top 20 GHS Students 2004 (averages)
  • -Core Credits 21, AP Courses 4
  • Top 20 GHS Students 2011 (averages)
  • -Core Credits 23, AP Courses 7

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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.

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World Language ?s
  • 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 their diploma
  • Marquette requires 2 years
  • Things to think about in terms of deciding
    whether your student should continue in world
    language...

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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

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Academic Support Options
  • Help from teachers
  • Assignment notebook
  • Peer Tutoring Program
  • I.S.L./Study Hall
  • Study Skills Class
  • Teacher/Parent staffing
  • Family Access

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Social/Behavioral/Emotional Issues
  • Medication issues keep locked-up
  • 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

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Student Assistance Program
  • Teens in the Middle
  • Girls Group
  • Concerned Others
  • Continuing Support
  • Rainbows
  • Depression Awareness
  • Breathe-In/Breathe-Out
  • A Real Look Inside
  • QUIT/Tobacco Cessation
  • NOT
  • Education/Discovery
  • Secondary Alcohol/Drug Intervention Program
  • Social Skills
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution

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GHS 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

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Resources Available to Parents and 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 in the summer registration packet)
  • Please seek answers to your questions!!!

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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
  •  

43
The High School Year Begins
  • What to expect
  • Special program welcoming Freshman
  • Open House (3rd week)

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

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