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1 SPRING GROVE AREA HIGH SCHOOL 9 th Grade Orientation

2 Introductions Dr. Cugliari, Principal Dr. Cugliari, Principal Mr. Dietrich, Assistant Principal Mr. Dietrich, Assistant Principal Mr. Frank, Assistant Principal Mr. Frank, Assistant Principal Mr. Jones, Assistant Principal Mr. Jones, Assistant Principal Mr. Govern, Athletic Director Mr. Govern, Athletic Director

3 Introduction Counselors Mr. Steve Bischof (A-G) Mr. Steve Bischof (A-G) Mrs. Michelle Mummert (H-Q) Mrs. Michelle Mummert (H-Q) Mrs. Carrie Schmoyer (R-Z) Mrs. Carrie Schmoyer (R-Z)

4 Parent Involvement Academic Booster Club (ABC) Academic Booster Club (ABC) - Brochure - Brochure – Meeting – September 25 th  HS Library – 6:30 pm  Contact the HS Office at ext for more info

5 Parent Involvement Athletic Booster Athletic Booster Music Booster Music Booster MMS Parent Portal MMS Parent Portal Spring Grove Area Scholarship Foundation Spring Grove Area Scholarship Foundation

6 LINK CREW 9 TH Grade Transition Program 9 TH Grade Transition Program Orientation Program for 9 th Graders Orientation Program for 9 th Graders Yearlong Support Program for 9 th Graders Yearlong Support Program for 9 th Graders Leadership Training Program for Juniors and Seniors Leadership Training Program for Juniors and Seniors School Community Building Program School Community Building Program

7 Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2016 Earn at least 25 credits Earn at least 25 credits Complete a culminating project (Grad. Project) Complete a culminating project (Grad. Project) Pass 4 credits of Social Studies, which will include American Society Pass 4 credits of Social Studies, which will include American Society Pass 4 credits of English Pass 4 credits of English Pass 3 credits of mathematics Pass 3 credits of mathematics Pass 3 credits of science Pass 3 credits of science

8 Graduation Requirements Pass 2 credits of health/wellness, which will include Introduction to Sports and Fitness, Health Education, and 2 elective PE courses Pass 2 credits of health/wellness, which will include Introduction to Sports and Fitness, Health Education, and 2 elective PE courses 2 courses in the Arts & Humanities (Art, Music, World Language) 2 courses in the Arts & Humanities (Art, Music, World Language) 2 courses in the Practical Arts (Technology Education, Family and Consumer Science, Business) which will include Career Skills for the Future 2 courses in the Practical Arts (Technology Education, Family and Consumer Science, Business) which will include Career Skills for the Future

9 KEYSTONE EXAMS Exams will be taken at the completion of the following courses (May th ) : Exams will be taken at the completion of the following courses (May th ) : Algebra 1 (Current 9 th graders and students that completed Algebra 1 in 8 th grade) Algebra 1 (Current 9 th graders and students that completed Algebra 1 in 8 th grade) Biology 1 Biology 1 The Literature Exam will be taken during the English 10 course in Grade 10.

10 KEYSTONE EXAMS If a student does not score proficient on the Keystone exam, they will be required to complete a remediation course. The student will re-take the exam until reaching proficiency or until their 12 th grade school year. If the student does not reach proficiency by Grade 12, they will complete a project-based assessment to demonstrate proficiency. If a student does not score proficient on the Keystone exam, they will be required to complete a remediation course. The student will re-take the exam until reaching proficiency or until their 12 th grade school year. If the student does not reach proficiency by Grade 12, they will complete a project-based assessment to demonstrate proficiency.

11 Curriculum- Grade 9 Communication Arts English 9 – 9 periods in a 6 day cycle (1.5 cr) (*not proficient on 8 th gr. PSSA) Comp English 9 – (1 cr) Comp English 9 Honors – (1 cr) Creative Writing -(.5 cr) (elective) Drama - (.5 cr.) (elective) Journalism/Publishing-(.5 cr /.5 cr) (elective)

12 Curriculum - Grade 9 Mathematics  Algebra I Concepts – 9 periods / 6 Day Cycle (1.5 cr) (*not proficient on 8 th gr. PSSA)  Algebra I – 9 periods / 6 Day Cycle (1.5 cr)  Algebra I Honors (1 cr)  Geometry (1cr)  Geometry Honors (1 cr)  Algebra 2 (1 cr)  Algebra 2 Honors (1cr)

13 Curriculum - Grade 9 Social Studies U S History I – (1 cr.) U S History I Honors – (1 cr.)

14 Curriculum - Grade 9 Science 9 Periods in a 6 Day Cycle Gen. Biology cr. Biology I – 1.5 cr. Biology I Honors – (1.5 cr)

15 INCLUSION CLASSES Placed within the courses of the 4 major subjects Placed within the courses of the 4 major subjects 2 teachers in the classroom (General Ed & Special Ed) 2 teachers in the classroom (General Ed & Special Ed)

16 Curriculum Support Grade 9 Fundamentals of Reading & Writing (.5) Fundamentals of Reading & Writing (.5) PSSA Math (.5) PSSA Math (.5) – Based on need identified by 8 th grade PSSA –.5 credit

17 Curriculum - Grade 9 Physical Education and Health Introduction to Sports / Fitness Education (.5 cr.) 1 Semester ( 60 days of PE & 30 days of Health)

18 Electives – Gr. 9 Art Department Art I (1 cr) Cultural Art I (.25 cr) ($) Cultural Art II (.5 cr) ($)

19 Electives – Gr. 9 Business Education Computer Apps 1 (.50cr) Computer Apps 1 (.50cr) Computer Apps 2 (.50cr) Computer Apps 2 (.50cr) Business I (.50cr) Business I (.50cr) Keyboard Techs & Apps (.50cr) Keyboard Techs & Apps (.50cr) Specialized Mktg (Sports/Ent) (.50cr) Specialized Mktg (Sports/Ent) (.50cr) Entrepreneurship (.50cr) Entrepreneurship (.50cr)

20 Electives – Gr. 9 Family & Consumer Science (FCS) FCS Survey 9 (1.0cr) ($) FCS Survey 9 (1.0cr) ($) Child Care (.25cr) Child Care (.25cr) Intro to Creative Foods (.25cr) Intro to Creative Foods (.25cr) Stitchery Crafts (.25cr) Stitchery Crafts (.25cr) Clothing I (.50cr)…$ Clothing I (.50cr)…$ Clothing II (.50cr)…$ Clothing II (.50cr)…$

21 Electives – Gr. 9 Music Stage Band 1 & 2 (.35cr) Stage Band 1 & 2 (.35cr) Symphonic Band (.70cr) Symphonic Band (.70cr) Jazz Ensemble (.35cr) Jazz Ensemble (.35cr) Chorus & sectional (.50cr) Chorus & sectional (.50cr) String Orchestra & sectional (.70cr) String Orchestra & sectional (.70cr) History of American Pop (.25cr) History of American Pop (.25cr) Intro to Broadway Musicals (.25cr) Intro to Broadway Musicals (.25cr) Intro to Music Tech (.25cr) Intro to Music Tech (.25cr) Concert Choir (.50cr) Concert Choir (.50cr)

22 Electives – Gr. 9 Technology Education Introduction to Technology (.25) …($) Introduction to Technology (.25) …($)

23 Electives – Gr. 9 World Language German I & II (1 cr.) German I & II (1 cr.) French I (1 cr.) French I (1 cr.) Spanish I & II (1 cr.) Spanish I & II (1 cr.)

24 COURSE WEIGHT GRADE + COURSE WEIGHT = CLASS RANK GRADE + COURSE WEIGHT = CLASS RANK EACH COURSE WEIGHT BASED ON DIFFICULTY EACH COURSE WEIGHT BASED ON DIFFICULTY LEVEL 0 =.9 LEVEL 1 = 1.0 LEVEL 1 = 1.0 LEVEL 2 = 1.05 LEVEL 2 = 1.05 LEVEL 3 = 1.1 LEVEL 3 = 1.1 LEVEL 4 = 1.15

25 Classroom Diagnostic Testing Program Assessment provides information for data- driven instruction Assessment provides information for data- driven instruction Provides student practice for Keystone Exams Provides student practice for Keystone Exams Instructional tool used to promote student achievement

26 Organization Daily Schedule 8 Instructional Periods 8 Instructional Periods 6-day Cycle 6-day Cycle

27 Organization Special Schedules Thursdays Advisor /Class meetings Advisor /Class meetings Graduation Project Graduation Project Club Meeting Day Club Meeting DayTBA Special events Special events

28 Advisor/Advisee (Class Meeting) Purpose – To enhance communication between teacher/student and student/student Purpose – To enhance communication between teacher/student and student/student Celebrate Diversity Celebrate Diversity Character Education Character Education SWEBS (School Wide Effective Behavioral Support) SWEBS (School Wide Effective Behavioral Support)

29 SWEBS School Wide Effective Behavior Support School Wide Effective Behavior Support RESPECT EFFORT EFFORT SAFETY PRODUCTIVITY EMPATHY COURAGE TOLERANCE

30 ACTIVITIES Academic Booster Club (Gr. 9-12) Academic Booster Club (Gr. 9-12) Academic Team (Gr. 9-12) Academic Team (Gr. 9-12) Art Club (Gr. 9-12) Art Club (Gr. 9-12) Book Club (Gr. 9-12) Book Club (Gr. 9-12) Debate Club (Gr. 9-12) Debate Club (Gr. 9-12) Drama Club (Gr. 9-12) Drama Club (Gr. 9-12) Engineering & Production Club (Gr ) Engineering & Production Club (Gr ) Film Club (Gr. 9-12) Film Club (Gr. 9-12) French Club (Gr. 9-12) French Club (Gr. 9-12)

31 Activities Future Business Leaders of America (Gr. 9-12) Future Business Leaders of America (Gr. 9-12) Future Educators Club (Gr. 9-12) Future Educators Club (Gr. 9-12) GSA (Gr. 9-12) GSA (Gr. 9-12) History Club (Gr. 9-12) History Club (Gr. 9-12) Journalism Club (Gr ) Journalism Club (Gr ) Key Club (Gr. 9-12) Key Club (Gr. 9-12) Link Crew (Gr ) Link Crew (Gr )

32 Activities National Art Honor Society (Gr ) National Art Honor Society (Gr ) National Honor Society (Gr ) National Honor Society (Gr ) Peer Mentoring Club (Gr. 9-12) Peer Mentoring Club (Gr. 9-12) Physics Club (Gr. 9-12) Physics Club (Gr. 9-12) Power of One Club (Gr. 9-12) Power of One Club (Gr. 9-12) Psychology Club (Gr. 9-12) Psychology Club (Gr. 9-12) Project Harmony (Gr. 9-12) Project Harmony (Gr. 9-12) Recycling Club (Gr. 9-12) Recycling Club (Gr. 9-12) Rocket Scientists Club (Gr. 9-12) Rocket Scientists Club (Gr. 9-12)

33 Activities SADD (Gr. 9-12) SADD (Gr. 9-12) Student Council (Gr. 9-12) Student Council (Gr. 9-12) Ski Club (Gr. 9-12) Ski Club (Gr. 9-12) Tech Squad (Gr. 9-12) Tech Squad (Gr. 9-12) Tri-M Music Honor Society (Gr ) Tri-M Music Honor Society (Gr ) Ultimate Frisbee (Gr. 9-12) Ultimate Frisbee (Gr. 9-12) Yearbook Staff (Gr ) Yearbook Staff (Gr ) York Co. Science & Engineering Fair (Gr.9-12) York Co. Science & Engineering Fair (Gr.9-12)

34 Extra-Curricular & Athletic Eligibility Weekly Eligibility—Maintain a 65% or higher in 4 full credit subjects or equivalent Weekly Eligibility—Maintain a 65% or higher in 4 full credit subjects or equivalent If Not…. Ineligible from Sunday to Saturday (may practice) Ineligible from Sunday to Saturday (may practice) Two Weeks—Ineligible for 15 school days Two Weeks—Ineligible for 15 school days Marking Period—Ineligible for 45 school days Marking Period—Ineligible for 45 school days

35 Eligibility Attendance– Must report to school by 9:00am to participate in activity that evening Attendance– Must report to school by 9:00am to participate in activity that evening 20 days or more absence in a semester results in loss of eligibility until the student has attended 45 school days (beginning after the 20 th day) 20 days or more absence in a semester results in loss of eligibility until the student has attended 45 school days (beginning after the 20 th day) 2 unexcused/unlawful absences results in loss of eligibility for season or marking period 2 unexcused/unlawful absences results in loss of eligibility for season or marking period 3 days tardy in a marking period or season results in loss of eligibility the next scheduled activity 3 days tardy in a marking period or season results in loss of eligibility the next scheduled activity

36 Athletic Activities Baseball (Spring) Baseball (Spring) Basketball (Winter) Basketball (Winter) Cross Country (Fall) Cross Country (Fall) Cheerleading (Fall/Winter) Cheerleading (Fall/Winter) Field Hockey (Fall) Field Hockey (Fall) Football (Fall) Football (Fall)

37 Athletics (continued) Golf (Fall) Golf (Fall) Lacrosse G & B (Spring) Lacrosse G & B (Spring) Soccer G & B (Fall) Soccer G & B (Fall) Softball (Spring) Softball (Spring) Swimming & Diving (Winter) Swimming & Diving (Winter) Tennis (Girls-Fall / Boys-Spring) Tennis (Girls-Fall / Boys-Spring)

38 Athletics (continued) Track (Spring) Track (Spring) Track Indoor (Winter) Track Indoor (Winter) Volleyball (Girls-Fall / Boys-Spring) Volleyball (Girls-Fall / Boys-Spring) Wrestling (Winter) Wrestling (Winter) Contact Mr. Scott Govern, Athletic Director, for more information.

39 NCAA Clearinghouse As a prospective student-athlete at a Division I or II institution, you have certain responsibilities to attend to before you may participate. Information concerning who needs to register with the Clearinghouse and what documents should be submitted can be found in The Guide for College-Bound Student-Athletes As a prospective student-athlete at a Division I or II institution, you have certain responsibilities to attend to before you may participate. Information concerning who needs to register with the Clearinghouse and what documents should be submitted can be found in The Guide for College-Bound Student-AthletesThe Guide for College-Bound Student-AthletesThe Guide for College-Bound Student-Athletes

40 https://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/NCAA /student/index_student.html https://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/NCAA /student/index_student.html https://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/NCAA /student/index_student.html https://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/NCAA /student/index_student.html The website will provide information regarding: The website will provide information regarding: –Requirements and approved courses –Courses offered by Spring Grove Area HS –Electronic Management for Individual Students NCAA Clearinghouse

41 Policies Attendance Attendance Anti-Harassment Anti-Harassment Discipline Discipline Dress and Grooming Dress and Grooming Drug / Alcohol Drug / Alcohol

42 Procedures Electronic Device Electronic Device Electronic devices are not permitted during instructional time without the explicit approval of the professional staff member responsible for supervision Electronic devices are not permitted during instructional time without the explicit approval of the professional staff member responsible for supervision Electronic devices are permitted for non-verbal, non- disruptive use during non-instructional times (hallway during class transitions, cafeteria during lunch, open study periods, and before/after school. Electronic devices are permitted for non-verbal, non- disruptive use during non-instructional times (hallway during class transitions, cafeteria during lunch, open study periods, and before/after school. Electronic devices shall not violate any other District policies, including those regarding student privacy, copyright, plagiarism, cheating, disrespect to student / staff, etc. Electronic devices shall not violate any other District policies, including those regarding student privacy, copyright, plagiarism, cheating, disrespect to student / staff, etc.

43 Policies Entrance Entrance – Breakfast Program (Aug. 22, 2012) $1.10 – Point-of-Sale Lunch Program $2.35 Homework/Practice Homework/Practice PE Uniform PE Uniform

44 Policies Repeating Courses – Courses in which students have earned credit may not be rescheduled for additional credit. If a student fails a subject and does not attend / pass summer school for that class, the course will be placed in the student’s schedule the following year (Credit Recovery). Students who fail any course should see their counselor to review graduation plan. Repeating Courses – Courses in which students have earned credit may not be rescheduled for additional credit. If a student fails a subject and does not attend / pass summer school for that class, the course will be placed in the student’s schedule the following year (Credit Recovery). Students who fail any course should see their counselor to review graduation plan.

45 Policies Weapons Weapons Terroristic Threat Terroristic Threat

46 School Safety School Resource Officer – Officer Wise School Resource Officer – Officer Wise 145 Cameras 145 Cameras Student Reporting – Students need to tell a staff member when they see or hear of a negative influence on the school environment Student Reporting – Students need to tell a staff member when they see or hear of a negative influence on the school environment

47 All students will be given a CD of Handbook Please contact the office if you need a hard copy

48 Goals Student Achievement Keystone Exams SAT Exam Advanced Placement Exams 21 st Century Learning Skills Professionalism/Work Ethic Collaboration Communication Critical Thinking Skills/Problem Solving

49 Q & A


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