Presentation on theme: "ONTARIO CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL IS PROUD TO PRESENT STILL LIFE WITH IRIS WRITTEN BY: STEVEN DIETZ DATES – APRIL 10, 11, 12 TIME – 7:00P LOCATION – ALBERS."— Presentation transcript:
ONTARIO CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL IS PROUD TO PRESENT STILL LIFE WITH IRIS WRITTEN BY: STEVEN DIETZ DATES – APRIL 10, 11, 12 TIME – 7:00P LOCATION – ALBERS CHAPEL, HS TICKET COST - $7 ADULTS, $5 STUDENTS GENRE – ADVENTURE, FANTASY, DRAMA EMAIL NMARTINEZ@OCSCHOOLS.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION!NMARTINEZ@OCSCHOOLS.ORG
Ontario Christian High School Now You Are A Knight!
Your High School Quest Time for seeking God Time for self-discovery Time for Fun Time for Making Plans to hit the target Time for G r owi n g
God –the author and creator of your Quest Jer. 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Partnering with Parents OC is committed to assisting parents and their teens Academic planning Career/college goals Personal/social adjustment - Teen life can be such a “ drama ”
Counseling Resources See handout for outside referrals for: Testing, tutoring, educational therapy Counseling for teen and adult issues College and scholarship websites Community Service agencies
Why do they do that? Irresponsible, scatter brained, easily distracted, don’t seem to hear or listen? Disorganized, back pack becomes the “black hole”, tornado hit their room? Can’t remember homework, don’t turn it in? Risk takers, Emotional tinderboxes, Erratic sleep schedules,
Blame it On the Brain Proliferation & Pruning of neurons – during ages 12-25 - speeds up processing for efficiency and more focusability
Blame it on the Brain The “Gas pedal” : Hormones influence serotonin and other regulators of mood and excitability; Sensation seeking is high!!! Pleasure center of brain seeks stimulation
Blame it on the Brain! The “Brakes”: Undeveloped Prefrontal Cortex – judgment, organization, prioritizing. These areas of the brain aren’t mature until age 25!
Developing Brain Help your brain “be all you can be!” Use it or Lose it principle Feed it – good nutrition, rest, hydration Stimulate it – exercise, read, challenge it
Developing Brain- Studies Show The brain is Developing The use of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol has a far greater effect on the developing brain than on the adult brain. Teen alcohol use is the greatest contributor to alcoholism and related diseases later in life Nicotine use in teen years creates stronger addiction in later years
The Brain on Drugs Drug use “ arrests” brain development, so that behavior at a later age will be more like that of a teen. Marijuana – the GREAT UN-MOTIVATOR!; Lethargic, “don’t care attitude”; no ambition New research links teen use with later mental illness. -
Are You Plugged In? EMAIL – our primary communication device Weekly OC Connection – by email Check the OC website High School Daily announcements Counseling Dept. and Career Center link
Landmarks on the Quest 4 Year Planning – Summer, Nov or Feb- parent & students Sophomore Information– Spring of 10th Junior Seminar – Spring of 11th Senior Seminar – Fall of 12th Testing: Explore – 9th; Plan - 10th; PSAT – 11th; ACT or SAT – 11/12th grade
Quest Landmarks cont. College Financial Aid Night - Jan in 12th College Fairs – on campus and off campus College Visits College Reps on campus Senior Awards Night
Understanding the Quest Classes – for graduation & college entrance Courses earn units of credit – if passed with a grade of D or higher Grade Point Average – letter grades earn grade points – see grading scale HOMEWORK & STUDYING – they aren’t the same thing!! Use Renweb to keep up and monitor class progress. Parent and student have separate accounts
High School Grading Scale A 100-93%A- 92-90% B+ 89-87%B 86-87%B- 82-80% C+ 79-77%C 76-73%C- 72-70% D+ 69-67%D 66-63%D- 62-60% F Below 60%
Grad. & College Requirements cont. OC Grad Req. English – 4 yrs Soc.Studies – 8 sem. Math – 3 yrs. Science – Biology 1 yr 1 yr. Additional science College Req. English 9, 10 or Honors 10, 11 or Honors 11, 12 or AP12 Soc. Studies – 4-5 sem Math – Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2; (Pre-Calc, Statistics, AP Calc) (4 yrs rec.) Biology 1 yr; and 1 yr Chemistry or Physics (3 yrs rec.)
Grad. & College Req. cont. OC Grad Req. Foreign Lang. – none Fine Arts – 2 sem. Voc. Arts – 1 sem Computers – 1 sem PE/Health – 2 yrs Religion – 4 sem College Req. Foreign Lang. – 2 yrs. (3 recommended) Fine Arts – 1 yr. Band, choir, Art I & II, Music Apprec. A&B; Art His. A&B Academic elective – 1 year, (more recommended)
Course Selection 9 th grade Classes to cover 7 periods 1. English 9 – 2 semesters 2. World History – 2 sem 3. Math – 2 sem (test scores): Algebra A; or Algebra 1; or Geometry 4. P.E./Health – girls or boys – 2 semesters
Course Selection 9 th grade Refer to your course selection sheet for choices. 5. Old Testament – 1 sem and Earth Science or Computer Applications 6. Elective – for both semesters (music, art, Biology if taking geometry; etc.) 7. Elective – for both semesters (Spanish, music, art, etc)
9 th Grade Electives Spanish – 1 yr Fine Arts: Band; Men’s Chorus -1 yr Una Voce – women’s chorus - 1 yr Art Design A&B – 1 sem ea. Art His. A&B- 1 sem ea. Music Apprec A&B – 1 sem ea Voc. Art: Media Literacy; Soc. Studies: World Cultures- 1 sem Geography – 1 sem Calif. History – 1 sem Science – Earth Sci –1 sem Bible –Biblical Lang– 1sem Revelation Study Hall (no credit) Study Skills ***
Add to the Quest Extra-curricular activities Music – praise bands, school or church vocal groups; instrumental music Community Service – scouts, youth group, Red Cross, camp counselor, Sunday school or VBS teacher, etc. Sports – on/off campus, martial arts, dance, gymnastics, club sports, hockey
Adding to the Quest Theater – school play, community theater Video Production – church, school, Mock Trial Team Clubs – on/off campus Reading, debate Employment School activities – Student government; Homecoming Committee; NHS; CSF; Renaissance Team;
Summer Activities Athletics – some sports have summer practice and training “Stay tuned” for the OC Connection and OC Website. Email Athletic Director Mr. Parkes firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Summer enrichment programs – public library; Chaffey College; Community service – volunteer at non-profit agencies -see resource list Church camp, mission trip, college visits, etc.
Important Notes Computer Applications – may be able to test to demonstrate competency – “Stay tuned!” for more information on that option Summer School courses for incoming 9 th grade: Earth Science; Computer App; Foundations in Personal Finance (Dave Ramsey course); High School 101 - “Stay tuned” – more information in April
Parents: Your part in the quest ROLE MODEL- Parents are the most important! YOUR ATTENTION & AFFECTION- They want it!! Boundaries & Consequences - Positive & Negative are needed. MTV Teen Survey -kids are happiest when with their family
Parenting Handbook-The Bible Proverbs 22:6 “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Deut. 4:9 “Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” (scriptures) Proverbs 23:15 “Do not withhold discipline from a child.” Ephe. 6:4 “Fathers do not exasperate your children, ….
The Parental Goal is: Raising responsible, honest, productive adults who love the Lord ( NOT making a teen “happy”) Do you re-live your life through your teens’ experiences? Be a “mentoring parent”- NOT an over-indulging parent, your teen’s friend, or focused on being a “cool parent”.
What To Do? Mentor Your Child Stay Involved Adapt Your Parenting – they aren’t “little” anymore; they can reason Set Limits Foster Independence – that isn’t rebelliousness, disrespect or disobedience Explain Your Decisions – clear and appropriate, listen to them but “never the less” you are the decision maker.
The Family Connection =Teen Success Family bonding and a feeling of belonging : 1. Sharing Family Meals - #1 2. Sharing family activities – games, trips, physical activity or sports When teens have family bonds: 1. Less tobacco, drug and alcohol use 2. Less sexual activity
A Mentoring Parent Promotes Truth and Reality Reinforce respect : for peers, adults, authorities, rules. Allow teens to experience consequences for their actions. Consequences help children create self-guidance Challenges and struggles build character, problem solving skills, perseverance and self confidence. Trust is conditional – it must be earned.
Overindulgence/Entitlement Too much, too soon – before they can handle it, with no sense of ownership or responsibility. Too much “stuff”; Too much freedom Over-Nurturing – “helicopter parents” Soft boundaries – parent as “friend”; no curfew or one with too much freedom; no schedule; permissiveness; little guidance
Teach Life Lessons Attendance –expect it or excuse it? Homework –facilitate and require it be done; or make excuse, even do it for them? Support teachers/authority or question them? Boundaries & Consequences for actions – set them ahead or react? Special Events – How to top that??? “Is that all there is?” Responsible celebrations or ???????
Life Skills“ -Chores” Give kids a feeling they belong Provide an opportunity to learn and demonstrate responsibility Empower them for independence Help to “launch” them Prepare them to be good spouses someday
HIGH SCHOOL CAN BE AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE!! Enjoy Your High School Quest