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Welcome to 8th Grade Student Planning Conferences


Title: Welcome to 8th Grade Student Planning Conferences Author: tyjury Last modified by: Jury, Ty Created Date: 2/8/2012 7:45:20 PM Document presentation format – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Welcome to 8th Grade Student Planning Conferences

Welcome to 8th Grade Student Planning Conferences
Outline of Meeting
  • Introduction and Student Log-In
  • Career Exploration/Programs of Study
  • Student/Parent discussion
  • Classes, Clusters, and Co-Curriculars
  • Post Secondary Topics
  • Transition Process
  • Question and Answer Session

Introduction/Log In
  • Students please log in to WisCareers portfolio
    and Waunakee High School website
  • 8th Grade Student Conference background
  • Early discussion and parental involvement leads
    to greater student success and options
  • Skills, not just degrees, are the keys to 21st
    century career success

Career Exploration/Programs of Study
Student/Parent Discussion
  • Take time at home to ask your student
  • What are your favorite hobbies?
  • What are your most natural talents?
  • Do you prefer working alone or with groups?
  • What are my best or worst school subjects?
  • Do you prefer hands-on or discussions?
  • What after-school activities have you joined or
    want to join in high school?

Classes, Clusters, Co-Curriculars
  • High School Grade Point Average
  • A Day/B Day Schedule differences
  • WisCareers portfolio and High School Career
    Clusters websites
  • Co-Curriculars (sports, music, arts, academic,
  • ACT Testing each year 9th-11th grade

Long Term Academic Planning
  • Know high school program offerings (Advanced
    Placement, Youth Options, Apprenticeships,
    Co-ops, etc.)
  • Job Shadowing, Volunteering, Working
  • Technical College (2 year), University (4 year),
    Apprenticeships, Job Training, Military find
    the path that is right for you and gives you

High School Success Tips
  • Attendance is a huge factor of success
  • Do homework the day/night you are assigned
  • Get involved, stay balanced
  • Be proactive and a self-advocate
  • Find and listen to adult mentors (parent,
    teacher, counselor, coach, advisor, boss, etc.)

Transition Process
  • High School student visit (May)
  • Schedules available on Infinite Campus by August
    21 (fees can be paid that day too)
  • Practices start early/mid August for sports
  • Freshman First Day (only 9th graders 1st day of
    school for activities and transitioning)
  • Contact HS Counseling Office with questions
    Bishop(A-E), Fassbender(F-K), Landis(L-Q),
    Kuntz/Glynn (S-Z) 849-2115

Questions and Survey
  • Student or Parent Questions?
  • Thank you for attending, much appreciated
  • Fill out on-line survey (link on Waunakee Middle
    School website)
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