Presentation on theme: "Welcome! AAJHS Class of 2019 Seventh Grade Orientation."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome! AAJHS Class of 2019 Seventh Grade Orientation
A-K: Mrs. Starr (1 st floor office) L-Z: Mr. Connell (4 th floor office)
How can counselors help? School & Academics School & Academics Emotions, Choices, & Relationships Emotions, Choices, & Relationships
Lets take a look at school and academics…
School & Academics Organization Study Skills Academic Achievement Homework FAILING GRADES
Some Organizing Tips Use agenda daily Use agenda daily Have separate folder for each subject Have separate folder for each subject Keep binder/folders/locker neat Keep binder/folders/locker neat Keep school stuff in one area at home…get it ready the night before Keep school stuff in one area at home…get it ready the night before
Study Tips: Find a good place to study Find a good place to study Turn off phone/tv Turn off phone/tv Have a study plan Have a study plan Get started Get started Know your learning style Know your learning style Study ahead of time Study ahead of time
Lets look at some cool things that happen with getting good grades… AAJHS Academic Achievement
Academic Achievement A-Pin: 86% in cores, 81% in non-cores A-Pin: 86% in cores, 81% in non-cores Honor Roll: 90% GPA Honor Roll: 90% GPA Honor Society: End of 7 th grade, 93%GPA, community service hours Honor Society: End of 7 th grade, 93%GPA, community service hours
Progress Book A peek into the teachers grade book If ever absent, you can keep up with assignments Make sure your grades are where you want them to be!
Student Agendas Use Use on daily basis to record homework, quizzes, tests, practices, meetings, etc. Parents Parents and teachers may initial it Refer Refer to agenda while loading backpack Use Use agenda at home to check off completed assignments
Homework BIG part of grade BIG part of grade Most 7 th graders who fail, do so because of not doing homework Most 7 th graders who fail, do so because of not doing homework Be organized so you dont lose your work Be organized so you dont lose your work Establish a good routine and habits Establish a good routine and habits If ever absent, make up all work If ever absent, make up all work Ask a friend in class for help…call each other Ask a friend in class for help…call each other Talk with teacher if you dont understand Talk with teacher if you dont understand
Got Homework??? Your grade depends on it!
What if: My computer/printer is down? Or I dont even have a computer?
What if things havent been going so well with my grades?
Retention/Summer School Final grade:69% or lower = summer school Final grade:69% or lower = summer school UNLESS 4 or more subjects are failed = repeat 7 th grade!!! UNLESS 4 or more subjects are failed = repeat 7 th grade!!! 35 absences or more = repeat 7 th grade!!! 35 absences or more = repeat 7 th grade!!!
Three possible endings to this 7 th grade story… Which ending will you choose?
Ending #1: You fail 7 th 7 th 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 !!!
Ending #2: You pass 7 th 7 th grade, but only if you pass summer school Youll spend $50 and three weeks of your time You are able to graduate on time with class of 2016
Ending #3: You pass grade!!! You are able to graduate on time with class of 2019 Happy students (happy parents, teachers, and counselors!)
Imagine… Its 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 8 th grade with your friends…
What about the other stuff counselors help with?
Definition of Bullying: Intentional Repeated Hurtful Involving an imbalance of power
How many of you have seen someone being bullied this year?
How many of you did nothing/said nothing while someone was being bullied?
Did you know… Bullying is everyones responsibility? Be sure to do YOUR part in being a good citizen of our school!
Bullying LonelinessPopularity Grades Sad Feelings Friends Peer Pressure ANGER Parents Homework Gym ClassTeachers Lunch moneyStressDivorce Got a lot on your mind?
Other than school counselors, is there more help, if needed? YES! Our SAIT is ready to help!
Student Assistance Intervention Team Teachers, parents, counselors, and principals can refer Teachers, parents, counselors, and principals can refer You can refer yourself You can refer yourself Groups or individual (divorce/separation) Groups or individual (divorce/separation) Look for the SAIT star on door to know team members Look for the SAIT star on door to know team members S.A.I.T.
A few other things we want you to know…
Part of the whole junior high experience is being involved in your school… Got activities?
AAJHS Activities IMs: v-ball, b-ball, football, floor hockey IMs: v-ball, b-ball, football, floor hockey Soccer Soccer Wrestling Wrestling Track Track Football Football Basketball Basketball Cheerleading Cheerleading Chorus Chorus Band/Orchestra Band/Orchestra Strings Strings Band Fronts Band Fronts Diversity Diversity Reading Competition Reading Competition Reading Club Reading Club Chess Club Chess Club Math Counts Math Counts Student Council Student Council Community Inspired Arts Community Inspired Arts National Junior Honor Society National Junior Honor Society All school play All school play Ski/Snowboarding Club Ski/Snowboarding Club Literary Magazine Literary Magazine Circle of Friends Circle of Friends
LISTEN TO ANNOUNCEMENTS Go to first meeting to get additional information
Heres some advice from our students…
Get your work done ASAP, so you dont forget about it Get your work done ASAP, so you dont forget about it Limit going to your locker; it will save you time and eliminate trouble 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 Stay around positive people & treat others how you want to be treated Dont just try to pass…do your best Dont just try to pass…do your best If you see someone whos alone, try to be their friend If you see someone whos alone, try to be their friend
GACTC 9 th 9 th Gr. Save Program or 10 th 10 th Gr. Regular Program 50 50 students (9 th (9 th Grade) Students Students who may have difficulties in academics, attendance, and discipline GACTC GACTC Open House December December 5:30pm 5:30pm – 8:30pm Opportunity Opportunity for students and parents to tour
GACTC COURSES Automotive Diesel Technology Automotive Diesel Technology Automotive Technology Automotive Technology Cabinetmaking/Finished Carpentry Cabinetmaking/Finished Carpentry Carpentry/Construction Carpentry/Construction Collision Repair & Refinishing Collision Repair & Refinishing Computer Programming (Oracle) Computer Programming (Oracle) Computer Technology (Cisco) Computer Technology (Cisco) Cosmetology Cosmetology Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Dental Assistant Dental Assistant Digital Printing Technologies Digital Printing Technologies Drafting/Design Technology Drafting/Design Technology Electrical Trades Electrical Trades Electronics Technology Electronics Technology Emergency Services Emergency Services Health Occupations Health Occupations Heating, Vent., Air Cond., Plumb. Heating, Vent., Air Cond., Plumb. Interior Decorating & Finishing Interior Decorating & Finishing Logistics & Materials Mgmt. Logistics & Materials Mgmt. Masonry Masonry Multimedia & Web Design Multimedia & Web Design Outdoor Power Equip. Tech. Outdoor Power Equip. Tech. Precision Machining Precision Machining Retail Marketing/Entrepreneurship Retail Marketing/Entrepreneurship Visual Arts Technologies Visual Arts Technologies Welding Technology Welding Technology
A-K:Mrs. Starr L-Z: Mr. Connell 1 st floor office 4 th floor office Sign up to see your counselor (ESPECIALLY MR. CONNELLS OFFICE!!) Sign up to see your counselor (ESPECIALLY MR. CONNELLS OFFICE!!) See us in Cafeteria at lunch time See us in Cafeteria at lunch time Available 7:30am – 3:00pm Available 7:30am – 3:00pm We are here to help you to have a successful school year! We are here to help you to have a successful school year!