Presentation on theme: "Transition Meeting for Upcoming Grade 8s and their families"— Presentation transcript:
1Transition Meeting for Upcoming Grade 8s and their families Delview SecondaryTransition Meeting for Upcoming Grade 8s and their families
2ObjectivesHighlight major differences between elementary and high school.Briefly introduce the graduation requirements.Introduce grade 8 courses and elective choices 9-12 at Delview.Introduce special services offered at Delview.Suggest tips for success at Delview.
3Differences Between High School and Elementary School Number of students in Grade 8Number of teachersCounsellorPass/Fail by courseCafeteriaTeamsIndependence
4Number of Grade 8s (30 vs over 100) Some students are excited.They are eager to build new friendships.Some are worried and may feel that they could get lost in the crowd.What happens if no one likes me? They fear any change in friendships.
5Number of Teachers Each teacher could have over 200 students. Students could have 9 or more teachers at one time.Students have to familiarize themselves with the similarities and differences of the routines and expectations of each classroom environment.Communication is key!
6Who is and what is the role of a Counsellor? Teacher with extra training(Masters in Counselling Psychology)Assisting with academic concernsAssisting with career concernsAssisting with personal concernsParental permission is not required to see aCounsellor (this is different from elementary)
7Referrals Who can refer? How to sign up (slips, drop-in, email) SelfFriendsParents/FamilyTeachers/AdministratorsHow to sign up (slips, drop-in, )Emergencies (we have to prioritize)
8Pass/Fail coursesFailure in an academic course will result in repeating the course not the entire Grade 8 year.Students can be recommended for summer school which lasts for four weeks and is free.
9Cafeteria Students no longer have to eat in their classrooms The cafeteria is a common eating room.There are a wide variety of healthy food available from an assortment of wraps to sushi.The approximate cost of lunch is between $3.00-$5.00 daily.
10School Teams Try out system (12-24 students participating) A smaller population at Delview means the chances of making the school team are greater than larger population schoolsWide variety of teams: soccer, basketball, rugby, golf, volleyball, and track and field.
11Independence Greater freedoms More responsibilities around meeting deadlines such as handing in assignments and studying for testsTrying to balance and schedule activities
122004 Graduation Requirements 2004 Graduation Requirements !! There are rumours of a revised graduation programMust pass:English: up to grade 12Social Studies: up to grade 11Science: up to grade 11Math: up to grade 11Physical Education: up to grade 10Will need one Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12 course (e.g. Foods, Shop, Music, Drama, Computers, Art)Planning 10 leading up to Grad Transitions 12
13Graduation Continued…… Minimum 80 Credits Needed to GraduateEach course is 4 creditsA minimum of 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level (includes Language Arts 12)
14Grade 8 Program English 8 Science 8 Math 8 Social Studies 8 PE 8 Lifeskills 8Fine Arts 8French 8 (or Strategies for Learning)
15Career Development Programs See Mr. Prideaux in Career CentreTech StretchApprenticeship ProgramACE -ITWork Experience Program
16Visual Arts GRADE 8 FINE ARTS ROTATION: 4 OR 5 OF: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Drama, MediaGRADE 9-12 COURSES, may include:Visual Arts (Drawing and Painting, Ceramics & Sculpture)Media ArtsFilm & TelevisionGraphic Design & PhotographyYearbook Design*Computer Animation*after school
17Performing ArtsFine Arts 8 rotation (includes Drama 8 portion, may include Dance 8)Drama*Theatre Production*Directing & Scriptwriting 11 & 12*Theatre Company*After school
18Music Fine Arts 8 rotation (includes music portion) *Beginning Band 8/9*Junior Band 8-10*Senior Band 9-12GuitarChoral Music/Musical Theatre*morning practices 7:15-8:20 (Tues/Fri) & 1 45-min sectional after school/week
19APPLIED SKILLS: Home Economics Applied Skills 8 rotation:4 or 5 of: Foods, Metalwork, Woodwork, Information Technology (computers), TextilesFoods & Nutrition 9 – 12Textiles 9-10Family Studies 11-12
23Extra-curricular Activities Student Organizing Committee (SOC)Theatre Production, Entertainment NightsFine Arts NightMulticultural Club: Global VillageBhangra Club, IntramuralsGlobe Trotters - travelWe Committee
24Success at Delview………… Establish a homework routine early.Encourage your child to use his/her agenda on a daily basis.Open communication with the school staffEncourage your child to be involved in school activities.
25What now? Please READ the course selection booklet available through school website (www.deltasd.bc.ca/dl/)“Parents” tab—”Course Planning”Please help your son/daughter complete on line course selection after we’ve visited them at their school and given them a course selection form.Counsellors will be visiting elementary schools in late Feb. and May. We will be working on the transition process with Grade 7 teachers.Please visit the school website for more information
26TIME TO PICK COURSES All registration will be done through Parent Connect on the “Pck Crs” tab.It is open nowand closes on March 14.Follow the links from the Delview website:Log-in using current password (see your school office if you don’t know how.