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1 AAJHS Class of 2019 Seventh Grade Orientation
Welcome! AAJHS Class of 2019 Seventh Grade Orientation

2 A-K: Mrs. Starr (1st floor office) L-Z. : Mr
A-K: Mrs. Starr (1st floor office) L-Z : Mr. Connell (4th floor office)

3 How can counselors help?
School & Academics Emotions, Choices, & Relationships

4 Let’s take a look at school and academics…

5 School & Academics Organization Study Skills Academic Achievement
Homework FAILING GRADES

6 Some Organizing Tips Use agenda daily
Have separate folder for each subject Keep binder/folders/locker neat Keep school stuff in one area at home…get it ready the night before

7 Study Tips: Find a good place to study Turn off phone/tv
Have a study plan Get started Know your learning style Study ahead of time

8 Let’s look at some cool things that happen with getting good grades…
AAJHS Academic Achievement

9 Academic Achievement A-Pin: 86% in cores, 81% in non-cores
Honor Roll: 90% GPA Honor Society: End of 7th grade, 93%GPA, community service hours

10 Progress Book A peek into the teacher’s grade book
If ever absent, you can keep up with assignments Make sure your grades are where you want them to be!

11 Student Agendas Use on daily basis to record homework, quizzes, tests, practices, meetings, etc. Parents and teachers may initial it Refer to agenda while loading backpack Use agenda at home to check off completed assignments

12 Homework BIG part of grade
Most 7th graders who fail, do so because of not doing homework Be organized so you don’t lose your work Establish a good routine and habits If ever absent, make up all work Ask a friend in class for help…call each other Talk with teacher if you don’t understand

13 Your grade depends on it!
Got Homework??? Your grade depends on it!

14 My computer/printer is down? Or I don’t even have a computer?
What if: My computer/printer is down? Or I don’t even have a computer?

15 Internet Cafe Rooms 204 & 205 (9th Grade Floor)
Monday thru Friday 3:00 – 4:30pm

16 What if things haven’t been going so well with my grades?

17 Retention/Summer School
Final grade:69% or lower = summer school UNLESS 4 or more subjects are failed = repeat 7th grade!!! 35 absences or more = repeat 7th grade!!!

18 Three possible endings to this 7th grade story… Which ending will you choose?

19 Ending #1: You fail 7th grade You are not eligible for summer school
You will repeat every class you take this year You are now officially in the class of 2020!!!

20 Ending #2: You pass 7th grade, but only if you pass summer school
You’ll spend $50 and three weeks of your time You are able to graduate on time with class of 2016

21 Ending #3: You pass 7th grade!!!
You are able to graduate on time with class of 2019 Happy students (happy parents, teachers, and counselors!)

22 Imagine… It’s the last day of school… You get your report card…
Everything looks good! And…you get to enjoy your summer knowing that you are going on to 8th grade with your friends…

23 What about the other stuff counselors help with?

24 Emotions, Choices, & Relationships
Behaviors (classrooms, locker rooms, lavs, cafeteria, stairwells) Disciplinary hearings / Progressive Discipline Bullying/Cyberbullying Conflict Resolution Personal Issues Family Issues

25 Speaking of Bullying…

26 Definition of Bullying:
Intentional Repeated Hurtful Involving an imbalance of power

27 How many of you have seen someone being bullied this year?

28 How many of you did nothing/said nothing while someone was being bullied?

29 Did you know… Bullying is everyone’s responsibility?
Be sure to do YOUR part in being a good “citizen” of our school!

30 Bullying Loneliness. Popularity
Bullying Loneliness Popularity Grades Sad Feelings Friends Peer Pressure ANGER Parents Homework Gym Class Teachers Lunch money Stress Divorce Got a lot on your mind?

31 Other than school counselors, is there more help, if needed?
YES! Our SAIT is ready to help!

32 Student Assistance Intervention Team
S.A.I.T. Student Assistance Intervention Team Teachers, parents, counselors, and principals can refer You can refer yourself Groups or individual (divorce/separation) Look for the SAIT star on door to know team members

33 A few other things we want you to know…

34 Part of the whole junior high experience is being involved in your school…
Got activities?

35 AAJHS Activities IM’s: v-ball, b-ball, football, floor hockey Soccer
Wrestling Track Football Basketball Cheerleading Chorus Band/Orchestra Strings Band Fronts Diversity Reading Competition Reading Club Chess Club Math Counts Student Council Community Inspired Arts National Junior Honor Society All school play Ski/Snowboarding Club Literary Magazine Circle of Friends

36 LISTEN TO ANNOUNCEMENTS
Go to first meeting to get additional information

37 Here’s some advice from our students…

38 Get your work done ASAP, so you don’t forget about it
Limit going to your locker; it will save you time and eliminate trouble Stay around positive people & treat others how you want to be treated Don’t just try to pass…do your best If you see someone who’s alone, try to be their friend

39 GACTC 9th Gr. Save Program or 10th Gr. Regular Program
50 students (9th Grade) Students who may have difficulties in academics, attendance, and discipline GACTC Open House December 5:30pm – 8:30pm Opportunity for students and parents to tour

40 GACTC COURSES Automotive Diesel Technology Automotive Technology
Cabinetmaking/Finished Carpentry Carpentry/Construction Collision Repair & Refinishing Computer Programming (Oracle) Computer Technology (Cisco) Cosmetology Culinary Arts Dental Assistant Digital Printing Technologies Drafting/Design Technology Electrical Trades Electronics Technology Emergency Services Health Occupations Heating, Vent., Air Cond., Plumb. Interior Decorating & Finishing Logistics & Materials Mgmt. Masonry Multimedia & Web Design Outdoor Power Equip. Tech. Precision Machining Retail Marketing/Entrepreneurship Visual Arts Technologies Welding Technology

41 A-K :Mrs. Starr L-Z: Mr. Connell 1st floor office 4th floor office
Sign up to see your counselor (ESPECIALLY MR. CONNELL’S OFFICE!!) See us in Cafeteria at lunch time Available 7:30am – 3:00pm We are here to help you to have a successful school year!


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