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Welcome to Conestoga High School! Class of 2015. Student Services Office Hours - 7:00am to 3:30pm We are here to help!

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1 Welcome to Conestoga High School! Class of 2015

2 Student Services Office Hours - 7:00am to 3:30pm We are here to help!

3 MRS. LAUREEN McGLOIN, (ext. 1008) A - BR MRS. RACHELLE GOUGH, (ext. 1011)BU - DH MRS. MISTY WHELAN, (ext. 1007)DI - GAI MR. BRIAN SAMSON, (ext. 1012)GAL - JA MRS. MELISSA LIEBER, (ext. 1051) JE - L MRS. JENN KRATSA, (ext. 1010)M - NA MR. ANDREW MULLEN, (ext. 1009)NE - R MISS LEASHIA RAHR, (ext. 1038)S - TE MISS MEGAN RYAN, (ext. 1013)TH - Z CHS Counselors

4 Additional Staff members Additional Support Counselor: Mrs. Christine Dunleavy Administrative Assistants: Mrs. Marci Kosiorek and Mrs. Cathy Lucas Registrar Mrs. Gretchen Barkman

5 When will ninth graders meet their counselor?  Today!  In the coming weeks, counselors will be scheduling small group meetings.  us!  Individually, counselors may send your student a pass in homeroom.  Students may stop by the office during a study hall or their lunch to schedule an appointment.  If necessary, a student may request to leave a class to see a counselor.

6 Programs for Ninth Grade ► Getting the Most Out of High School/Freshmen Picnic ► Counselor meetings (September – November) ► Midterm Exam Preparation Lessons – conducted in the classrooms (January) ► Course selection classroom presentations (February)

7 Other programs for the future… ► College Testing Evening, October 12, 2011 ► College Admission Evening, November 2, 2011 ► Financial Aid Evening, November 30, 2011 ► Course Selection Night, January 26, 2012 ► Special Education Transition Programs ► Career Week, Spring Check the Conestoga High School Calendar at for additional programs and dates.

8 Staying in the Loop…. ► Conestoga Web Site   Weekly bulletin ► Online Class Newsletters and Pioneer Preview ► Monthly Parent Meetings – Dates are on the district calendar ► Pinnacle, - to track progress ► District Calendar

9 Getting the Most out of High School

10 Building your profile Building your profile ► Balance ► Challenge/growth ► Personalized plan based on individual needs, desires and abilities ► Diversify or specialize

11 Promoting Scholarship and Citizenship ► “I want good grades and I want to go to a good college” ► …and to be a good citizen ► Character counts

12 Characteristics that Count When writing letters of recommendation for summer programs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and college applications, teachers and counselors are often asked to rate you on the following qualities:

13 Why get involved in high school?  To build your personal character  To practice leadership skills  To be a role model to your peers  To serve others  To have a positive impact on someone else’s life  To learn responsibility, commitment and dedication to a group  To build your multicultural awareness  To enhance your abilities and skills  To learn how to work collaboratively with others  To gain a positive work ethic  To meet and get to know people who share in your interests

14 Ways to Get Involved ► Engage in your passion ► Try out new things ► Community Service/Volunteering ► Start your own club

15 Clubs & Activities at CHS Each year we offer over 90 clubs/activities ► Interest Related Clubs *Bakery clubs * Greening Stoga Task Force * Chess Team*Movie Production* National Art Honor Society ► Academic/Intellectual *Debate * Science Olympiad * Math club * Destination Imagination * Model UN *Debate * Science Olympiad * Math club * Destination Imagination * Model UN ► CHS Community Building Clubs *Peer Mediation/FROGS * Best Buddies * Student Council

16 Athletics ► Varsity Sports- Central League *You may receive PE credit next year -Team Sport ► Intramural Sports *Ultimate Frisbee & Dodgeball ► Club Sports *Ice Hockey * Rugby * Crew * Squash *You May receive PE credit- Extended Experience

17 Community Service ► Youth Service America ► YMCA ► Soup Kitchens ► Peer Tutoring ► Habitat for Humanity ► Nursing Homes ► Hospitals

18 Academic Records ► Report card ► Transcript ► Test Score Reports ► Letters of Recommendation

19 Calculating GPA ► The GPA calculation includes only leveled courses. ► Weighted and unweighted are calculated. ► Final grades are converted to the quality points on both a 5.2 weighted scale and a standard 4.0 unweighted scale. Both GPAs are reported on the CHS transcript.


21 Becoming A Self Advocate ► Engaging as a classroom learner ► Accessing available resources ► Setting goals ► Becoming responsible for academic successes ► Learning and adjusting from mistakes

22 Available Resources…take advantage! Academic  Departmental Tutorial Services ► Math Resource room – Sheryl Roche, Room 150B ► Language Resource room – Andrea Gibbard, Room 294 ► Writing Specialist – Lynn Israel, Library ► Teacher tutorials – varied ► Peer Tutors – stationed in study halls Support Services CARE Team, IIT Team/Plan, CHS Counselors

23 Class of 2015…begin the journey… ► Be Stoga Proud! ► Contribute ► Lead ► Build Your Legacy!

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