Presentation on theme: "2012-13 Freshmen Orientation. What is FX? Who’s Who at FCHS FX Policies Transitioning to High School & Coping w/ Stress."— Presentation transcript:
2012-13 Freshmen Orientation
What is FX? Who’s Who at FCHS FX Policies Transitioning to High School & Coping w/ Stress
What is FX?
FX = Freshman eXperience
Purpose: Teaming: Gold, Blue, (& Green )
Gold Team teachers have common planning and Blue Team teacher have common planning. Uses: monitor freshmen students’ progress Teacher - student meetings Parent – teacher – student meetings Students may request a meeting by telling an FX teacher !
FX offers tutoring in all core subjects. Sample tutoring schedule from 2011-12: Mon. – Sci.Thur. – Math Tues. – S.S.Fri. – Eng Students may also approach teachers to arrange tutoring on alternate days and before school.
The Faces of FCHS
Mr. Sampson, Principal Mr. Howell, Asst. Principal Mr. Lewis, Asst. Principal
Ms. Cordier, Librarian Ms. Nance, Youth Service Center Coordinator
Regina, Daytime Custodian Officer Rivers, School Resource Officer
FX & FCHS Policies
Late Work – any assignment not submitted on time (i.e., NOT make-up work due to absences) Late work window: 3 days Grade deduction: 25% AFTER 3 DAYS, THE WORK MAY NOT BE SUBMITTED FOR ANY CREDIT.
Make-up Work – assignments missed due to an EXCUSED absence A note must be submitted w/i 5 days of the absence. It is the student’s responsibility to request make-up work from the teacher AND to schedule a time to make-up tests/quizzes if necessary. Students have 5 days to complete the make-up work. If absent due to a school-related event (field-trip, sporting event, band competition, etc.), the work must be completed BEFORE the absence.
Students receive 1 pass/teacher/ 9 weeks.* MUST have/use agenda book. Use at teacher discretion. *Exceptions to 1 pass/teacher/9 weeks rule granted with documented medical reason.
How to Cope with STRESS
New School/Bigger Building Friends Teachers Grades Peer Pressure Parents/Family Issues
Starting high school is a BIG change in your life. What are some things that are changing? More independence = More responsibility. Friends Interests/hobbies/activities New school environment New people
Change can be difficult because it is new to us. It can also be hard to deal with because sometimes we have to let go of something that was important to us. One example of change, is letting go of an old friend and making a new one. It can be painful to let go of a friend and it may be difficult to find a new, good friend.
There can be a lot of pressure from friends, teachers, and parents. Class work will challenge you. Friends may ask you to do something you are not comfortable doing. This can be hard because you want to “fit in”. YOU may put a lot of pressure on yourself.
Depressed Anxious Overwhelmed Nervous Sad Angry Lost
Develop a positive attitude. Remember YOU choose your outlook on life. Embrace change…it is a part of life and can be good. Talk to someone you trust. Surround yourself with positive people to support you. Be healthy. Choose a good diet and be physically active. Ask teachers for help with classwork. Attend tutoring.
Help other people...join a service club like Key Club or FCCLA. This can develop self confidence and it feels good to help someone in need. Exercise or do something fun to relieve stress. Get involved and make good friends. Join a group/club at school. Write a letter to your parent/guardian and explain how you feel.
Don’t post messages/pictures on facebook, twitter, and text messages that you don’t want everyone to see/read. Learn time management skills, so you can keep up with classwork. Be comfortable saying, “NO”, to things you don’t want to do.