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Title: Welcome to 8th Grade Information Night


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Welcome to 8th Grade Information Night
  • The high school journey begins!

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Hudson City School District
  • Our Vision
  • ...is to empower students to achieve uncharted
    levels of success.

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HHS Department of Guidance Counseling
  • We EMBRACE that vision!
  • We are passionate about what we do.

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Who makes up the Department of Guidance and
Counseling?
  • A-Cla Mrs. Cori Melling
  • Cle-Hai Mrs. Kelsey Haggerty Haj-Lom Miss
    Jill Okey
  • Lon-Pa Mrs. Nicole Carmichael
  • Pe-So Mrs. Jen Chadima Sp-Z Ms. Shelley
    Laudato
  • Social Worker Mrs. Julie Schultz
  • Student Assistance Mrs. Kelsey Haggerty
    Program Coordinator

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Who are the Administrators?
  • Principal Mr. Brian Wilch
  • Freshmen Mrs. Natalie Wininger (12th P-Z)
  • Sophomores Mrs. Maureen Schreiner
  • (12th Han-O)
  • Juniors Mr. Bryan Bedford
  • (12th A-Ham)

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How do we accomplish our vision?
  • Guidance offers many resources to students,
    primarily through classroom guidance.
  • Wealth of information
  • Professional knowledge
  • Naviance
  • HHS Guidance website
  • Outstanding website Resources
  • Advice from our governing bodies state
    national

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9th grade
  • Freshmen Orientation Day
  • Freshmen Mentoring Program
  • Adjustment to high school
  • Classroom Guidance
  • Career Assessment Naviance, ACT Aspire, and more
  • Community First Career Panels/Intern for a Day
  • 9th Grade Information Night for students
    parents

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10th grade beyond
  • Career Exploration
  • Six District Compact College Tech Prep
  • Community First Career Panels/Intern for a Day
  • Curriculum Offerings/Scheduling
  • Grade level scheduling seminars

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10th grade beyond
  • Parent Student Nights
  • Held for each grade level
  • Classroom Guidance
  • Investigating career interests, college searches,
    resume building
  • PSAT, ACT, SAT information and interpretation
  • Career Interests Inventories linked to Career
    Clusters and College Majors through Naviance
  • Junior and Senior Workshops aimed at college
    process

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Your high school journey begins !
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How does a student know what classes to take?
  • Parent Night Feb. 1st
  • Classroom Scheduling Seminars 1.29.16
  • Recommendation from teachers
  • Online Registration from home
  • Student Curriculum Guide

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What is a Typical Freshman Load?
  • (seven class maximum, six class minimum)
  • English 9/Honors English 9
  • Algebra 1, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra 2,
    or
  • Honors Algebra 2
  • US History, Honors US History, or AP US History
  • Physical Science, Biology, Honors Biology
  • Foundations of PE (sem.) Health (sem.)
  • Pick Two
  • World Lang., Band, Choir, Orchestra, Elective,
    Study Hall
  • Limits for students who have failed an 8th
    grade class

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Graduation Requirements

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What Do Colleges Prefer?
  • Minimum recommended college prep load
  • 4 English
  • 4 Math (through Algebra 2)
  • 3 Science
  • 3 Social Studies
  • 2 World Language (recommend 3)
  • 1 Visual/Performing Arts

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What should struggling students do?
  • ASK!
  • Talk with teacher!
  • Visit the Math Lab
  • Visit the Writing Center
  • Utilize ARC (Academic Resource Center)
  • Utilize AST (After School Tutoring)
  • Private Tutor list on Hudson website

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How do students meet with their counselor?
  • Schedule time with secretaries during study hall
    or lunch time
  • Come in on Friday (walk-in day) during study hall
    or lunch
  • Explorer Period (walk-in)
  • Email counselor if you have trouble scheduling a
    time
  • Come in immediately in case of emergency tell
    secretary it is urgent
  • Leave counselor a Blue Note

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What Guidance Information Tools are Available?
  • Naviance
  • Guidance Website
  • Classroom Guidance Programs
  • Evening Programs for Parents Students
  • SunGard Home Access Center (HAC)
  • BlackBoard/E-mails

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Naviance
  • Colleges
  • College search
  • Admission information/requirements
  • Build list of colleges to apply to, request
    teacher recommendations
  • Careers
  • Interest Inventories to match you to careers
  • Learn about Career Areas and Options
  • About Me
  • Create a Resume
  • Set goals
  • Track Involvement Academic Credentials
  • My Planner
  • Search Tasks and To Do List Items for yourself
  • Plan ahead

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Are there other academic opportunities for
students?
  • College Tech Prep Initiative Programs
  • 25 programs available for Juniors Seniors
  • Students visit in 10th grade
  • These programs may be taken with a college prep
    curriculum
  • College Credit Plus
  • Dual Credit at University of Akron, Kent State
    University, Hiram College, Cuyahoga Community
    College
  • Typically taken Junior Senior Year
  • For more information, attend mandatory CCP info
    night Monday, February 22nd at 700 PM in the
    auditorium

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What are some activities available to students?
  • Mens/Womens Sports
  • Hudson offers 24 teams
  • Some have tryouts make cuts, some do not
  • 8th grade students
  • Informational meetings for Fall Sports at Middle
    School this Spring
  • HHS offers a wide variety of extracurricular
    opportunities
  • Students will learn about these activities during
    August orientation

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What does a student need to be academically
eligible for sports?
  • Fall athletes
  • Freshmen must have passing grades in 5 classes
  • (P.E. does not count)
  • Eligibility is based on grades from the quarter
    preceding the season
  • Summer School grades may not be used
  • Students must have over a 2.0 GPA for the quarter
  • 1.2 to 2.0 requires a study table
  • An F in any class requires a study table

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How does the daily schedule work?
  • Students have seven 50 minute class periods 30
    minutes for lunch
  • Periods around the lunch time are shortened and
    combined to form one full period (i.e.-a student
    may have 4/5 period class (30 min. 20 min. 50
    min)
  • Therefore, we show a 10 period day

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What are some factors parents should consider?
  • Honor your childs gifts, strengths, and passions
  • Students should be challenged but not overwhelmed
  • Encourage your child to get involved in school
    activities

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Thank you for attending this evenings program.
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Empower students to achieve uncharted levels of
success.
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