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Title: 8th Grade Orientation

Freshmen OrientationClass of 2017 Welcome! Feb
ruary 21, 2013
2013-2014 High School Administration
  • Mrs. Holly Schafer- Principal
  • Mr. Sean Wolanin Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Sean Baker Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Rob Coxon- Athletic Director

Guidance Department Staff
  • Ms. Lisa Meinhardt (Palmison) Freshmen Seniors
  • Mrs. Maridi Gurtsak Juniors Seniors (A-F)
  • Mrs. Lauren Peterson Sophomores Seniors (N-Z)
  • Mrs. Laut Administrative Assistant/Registrar

Graduation Requirements
  • Language Arts 4 credits
  • Mathematics 4 credits
  • Science 3 credits
  • Social Studies 3 credits
  • Health ½ credit
  • Physical Education ½ credit
  • Fine Art 1 credit
  • Electives 5 credits
  • TOTAL CREDITS 21 credits
  • PE Waiver Option Completion of 2 full-seasons
    of any sport or Marching Band, Drill Team or

Graduation Requirements
  • Students must pass all five sections of the Ohio
    Graduation Test
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Citizenship
  • Writing
  • Initial test March - sophomore year
  • Seven attempts to pass the tests
  • Intervention remediation available
  • ODE website has practice tests

  • OFHS full-time students are required to take four
    credits each of
  • Language arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Science math recommendations are based on
    current grades in math science
  • Language Arts Honors and Social Studies Honors
    are self-select (with application)
  • World language recommended for freshmen with A/B
    in English

Olmsted Falls High School Program of Studies
  • Honor Diploma College Prep Criteria must meet 7
    of 8 criteria listed
  • Athletic Eligibility Students must pass 75 of
    all eighth grade courses during 4th quarter to be
    eligible for fall sports
  • Post-Secondary Enrollment Options students can
    earn high school and college credit
  • Academic Recognition Summa Cum Laude (4.0),
    Magna Cum Laude (3.75-3.99) Cum Laude (3.5-3.74)

Typical 9th Grade Schedule
  • 1 Period Mathematics 1 credit
  • 1 Period Science 1 credit
  • 1 Period Social Studies I 1 credit
  • 1 Period Language Arts I 1 credit
  • 1 Period Fine Art/Elective 1 credit
  • 1 Period Phys. Ed/Health ¼ ½ credit
  • PE Waiver Option Completion of 2 full-seasons
    of any sport or Marching Band (including Drill
    Team and Cheerleading).
  • Students who take PE and/or Health in summer
    will need to take an elective to have suggested
    course load.

Elective Course Choices
  • World Language Latin, French and Spanish
  • Art I
  • Visual Communication Design (VCD)
  • Band, Choir, or Band/Choir combination
  • Personal Fitness I and II
  • Sports Performance and Weight Training I and II
  • Computer Networking Technology
  • Principles of Biomedical Sciences
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Publications (See Mr. Gaba/ 8th grade LA
    teacher for details about this elective)

Scheduling for 2013-14
  • Scheduling in the classroom- Week of March 4th
  • Students have been given a practice scheduling
  • Due back to Middle School teacher by March 1st
  • Scheduling will occur week of March 4th at OFMS
  • All schedule adjustments MUST be made prior to
    June 13th
  • August Students receive their schedule, locker
    assignments and take a tour of our building
  • Students new to the district can contact Mrs.
    Laut for an enrollment appointment 440.427.6116

Thank you for attending!
  • Visit with teachers in the cafeteria
  • Program of Studies and PE Waiver forms available
    in the cafeteria
  • Honors Social Studies and Language Arts
    applications available
  • Visit our media center tour the building

Have a nice evening!
  • Ms. Meinhardt
  • School Counselor Class of 2017
  • lmeinhardt_at_ofcs.net or 440.427.6118
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