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Title: SOPHOMORE PARENT NIGHT 2015


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SOPHOMORE PARENT NIGHT 2015
2
PRESENTERS
3
Evening Agenda
  • LTHS Sophomore Guidance Program
  • What parents can do
  • LT Webpage/ Infinite Campus
  • Career Exploration Tools
  • Registration

4
LTHS School Counseling Program
  • ASCA National Standards Based Curriculum
  • Goal Setting
  • Planning
  • Self-Awareness
  • Decision Making
  • Service Delivery
  • Group Guidance
  • Individual
  • Responsive
  • 3 Domains

5
Academic Counseling
  • Set up appointments with your teacher to review
    tests and assignments.
  • Study with your classmates, comparing your
    understanding will only increase your
    comprehension. Your group needs to be serious,
    not social.
  • Peer Tutoring Before and after school in the
    South Campus Discovery Center
  • Writing Center Tues Wed Thursday before
    school at SC
  • Use an assignment notebook and have a place to
    study every night. Organization is important.

6
Social / Emotional Learning
  • Freshmen Year First Semester
  • R.O.A.R Reach Out Report
  • Freshmen Year Second Semester
  • A.C.T. Acknowledge, Care , Tell
  • Sophomore Year
  • Health Classes mental health units
  • B.R.E.A.T.H.E Review A.C.T. R.O.A.R
  • Junior Year
  • Stress Management A.C.T. video

7
Career College Information
Freshmen Year Explore Interests, Strengths, and
Skills using Naviance Sophomore Year Career
Exploration tying together their self-exploration
to possible career paths and
fields. Use Naviance in exploration Junior
Year What do you study to pursue your career
interest? What colleges have the
major (career) you are interested in? Use
Naviance to learn how to explore colleges in
general. Senior Year Apply to colleges, trade
schools, military and research
scholarship opportunities.
8
Sophomore Group Guidance Overview
  • Sept., 2015
  • Soph. year events Naviance Career Profiler
  • Nov., 2015 Career Cruising B.R.E.A.T.H.E
  • Jan/Feb., 2016 - Registration
  • April, 2016 -Naviance, year end assessment,
    review of academic standing, transitioning to
    North Campus

9
Sophomore Steps
  • Step 1 Know yourself
  • Evaluate yourself- your interests, abilities, and
    work values.
  • Step 2 Explore options
  • Gather information to consider career options
    that relate to what you know about yourself.
  • Step 3 Make Plans / Take Action
  • Consider issues that can affect your plans and
    take appropriate actions to accomplish your
    goals. 

10
How can you help your student?
11
  • Encourage your student to seek out assistance
    from their teachers and/or peers. Important year
    for their grade point average.
  • Support your student in developing a home study
    routine. Not just assigned homework.
  • Extra curricular Get involved/become leaders
  • Strong / deep commitment to a few activities is
    preferred over minimal commitment to many.

12
LTHS Web Page
13
Infinite Campus
Contact Dorothy Cochran for login
information dcochran_at_lths.net Access through
www.lths.net
14
Monitoring Grades
  • Login to IC to check assignments, grades,
    overall progress, including an unofficial
    transcript and email teachers
  • Parents have their own login, so you do not need
    to ask students for their information
  • Students should also be monitoring their progress
  • Check your unofficial transcript under reports
    use for insurance/college visits

15
Exploring Your Future
  • Naviance
  • Career Interest Profiler

16
NAVIANCE
  • Naviance is a key resource that students will
    use throughout the Group Guidance program
  • Naviance has info available in the following
    areas
  • career information and survey
  • college information and search
  • scholarships
  • Parents, use Naviance with your kids
  • Go to www.connection.naviance.com/lths
  • Enter your students username (LTHS student
    email) and password

17
Log into Naviance
  • Log in using your
  • Students LTHS E-Mail
  • Password your student chose this word.

18
Welcome to Family Connections
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Career Interest Profiler
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Career Clusters
21
TCD Field Trip
Nov. 5th from 830 1230 p.m 90 South
Campus students will visit our satellite Career
and Technical Education campus. It is available
to juniors and seniors and represents 24 area
high schools from DuPage County 26 Different
Career Programs are offered at this state of the
art facility located in Addison, IL You can
check out each program by going
to http//tcdupage.org/tcd
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REGISTRATION
  • Know your student and be realistic about
    expectations.
  • Explore the Academic Program Guide for North
    Campus electives that may enhance identified
    areas of career interest.
  • Take time to plan your students FINAL two years
    of academic study
  • NO COURSE SELECTION CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER
    REGISTRATION CLOSES

23
Registration Info.
  • Registration at LTHS starts in January and ends
    February 22nd. Counselors work with individual
    students in groups to address schedule concerns
    and answer questions after students enter their
    requests in the portal. Counselors can make
    adjustments and process level changes through
    Feb. 22nd .
  • February 22nd Final Registration for
    Sophomores _at_ South Campus. NO COURSE SELECTION
    CHANGES ALLOWED AFTER THIS DATE.

24
Registration Timeline for 2015-16
No schedule changes after Feb. 22nd
25
LTHS Graduation Requirements
  • 4 Yrs English
  • 3 Yrs Math
  • 2 Yrs Science
  • 1 Yr World History
  • 1 Yr US History Constitution Test
  • .5 other Social Studies
  • 3.5 Yrs PE (pass PE every semester enrolled at
    LTHS)
  • .5 Health
  • .5 Driver Ed
  • 1 Yr Creative Arts
  • 1Yr Practical Arts
  • .5 Consumer Ed
  • 4.5 Electives
  • Total 23.0

26
LTHS 4 Year Plan
http//www.lths.net/cms/lib03/IL01904810/Centricit
y/Domain/783/Four20Year20Academic20Plan.pdf
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IL State Universities Core Curriculum for Post
High School
Subject IL Public University Requirements Highly Selective College Requirements
English 4yrs written oral communication 4yrs Honors/AP as appropriate
Mathematics 3yrs through Advanced Alg 4yrs including Trig/Precalc/AP
Social Studies 3yrs 4yrs with Accel/AP
Science 3yrs lab sciences prefer Bio/Chem/Physics 4yrs lab sciences prefer Bio/Chem/Physics/AP
Foreign Language Minimum 2yrs same language or 2 yrs of fine arts, business, etc) 4yrs of the same language
Fine/Applied Arts LTs graduation requirements sufficient See individual college
28
Time Management
  • While high-school students average 35 hours per
    week of class time, college students log an
    average of 15 to 18 hours per week.
  • Be Prepared for Summer Work before the class
    starts
  • Dont Procrastinate
  • Will have to try different types of studying
    methods
  • Take time outside of class to teach yourself /
    read the material
  • Learn what is expected for the exam before the
    exam
  • Enlist the help of your fellow classmates and
    teacher
  • Remember Time is a huge factor for our
    students, balancing the number of Advanced
    Placement courses with your activities (sports,
    work, clubs) is the hardest part. Our students
    have the ability, but do they have the time?

29
Questions about Testing?
  • Katie Smith
  • Coordinator of Assessment Research
  • 708-579-6360
  • ksmith_at_lths.net
  • Nancy Kalkowski
  • Administrative Assistant
  • 708-579-6762
  • nkalkowski_at_lths.net
  • Katie Rodwell
  • Testing (Test Registration Test Administration)
  • krodwell_at_lths.net
  • 708-579-6361
  • PLEASE CALL OR VISIT THE OFFICE OF ASSESSMENT
    ANALYSIS

The Office of Assessment and Analysis is located
on North Campus, Room 128
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Sophomore Parent Night 2015

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING ? PLEASE COMPLETE A
SURVEY AND TURN IT IN ON YOUR WAY
OUT. mziroli_at_lths.net
pking_at_lths.net jbauer_at_lths.net

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Question about grades ?
  • Contact the teacher with concerns about
  • Course syllabus
  • Course grading policy
  • Missing assignments
  • Specific assignments or assessments
  • Level Placement
  • Tutoring schedule
  • Your students progress in the course
  • Contact the counselor with concerns about.
  • Balancing courses activities
  • Overall academic progress
  • Graduation progress
  • Course recovery
  • Social/Emotional well being

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LTHS Class of 2017
(Spring, 2014) 9th Grade PLAN TEST
Official ACT 11th Grade (Spring)
EXPLORE TEST 8th Grade
PRACTICE ACT 10th Grade (March 2015)
OPTIONAL ACT 11th Grade 12th Grade
THIS YEAR
EPAS TIMELINE
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PLAN Interpretation
  • PLAN
  • Score Report

36
Student Scores
37
Career College Readiness
38
Answer Key Recommendations
39
Improving Skills
40
World-of-Work Map
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Sophomore year is about Career Exploration
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