Good morning and welcome back! Pathway to Success Classroom Basics Wayne Williams August 28,2010
Graduation Course Credits English4 Mathematics4 Science4 Social Studies4 Foreign Language2 Art0.5 Music0.5 Physical Education/Health1.5 Career/Vocational Electives3.5 Total Credits24 100 Hours of Volunteer Community Service REQUIREMENTS What are your goals as a High School Scholar at Options?
What can you do with a High School Diploma? If you work hard and believe in yourself all things are possible!
Panthers What You Need For Ancient World History Class: Team Name: Innovators What is an innovator?
You are all innovators. Through community service and leading by example, you can have a positive impact in your school and neighborhood. An innovator is a person who brings something new to an environment.
A Scholar is a learned person (who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines As an “Options Scholar” you have the ability to change the perception of how people view your school. As a scholar who has gained mastery in academic areas over the years and an Innovator at Options, what type of change can you bring about?
Textbook/workbook Loose leaf paper (college- ruled) Pens/Pencils/Colored pencils Plastic 2-pocket folder (for a HW/communication folder) Individual pencil sharpener (one that catches shavings) 3” black, heavy-duty, plastic- covered binder w/ pockets (to be used as a student portfolio) Dry erase markers A POSITIVE ATTITUDE! Composition book Supplies
1. All coats, heavy jackets and hats should be left in your lockers until the end of the day. 2. Eating food, including sunflower seeds, candy, chewing gum, and drinking in the classroom are prohibited. 3. Use of language in the classroom should be appropriate at all times (no profanity or vulgarity). 4. Get permission before leaving your seat. 5. Raise your hand to speak and use your inside voice. 6. Wrestling, hitting, kicking, throwing things and other forms of horseplay are not permitted. 7. Leave all electronic devices (MP3s, videogames, cameras, phones, etc.) at home or it will be collected before entering the building and returned at the end of the day.. 8. Speak kindly and respectfully to everyone (“joning” or “frying” is not acceptable). Expectations:
PBIS Positive Behavior Intervention and Support
(Day One) Scholars will be expected to cut or print out and turn in a current event article from a newspaper, magazine or website related to a social studies theme, currently being taught in class. (Day Two) Scholars will read the article two times and during the second reading they will underline key points. Homework Routine Current Event Article Reports Four Day Assignment *Detailed course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure.
Homework Routine Current Event Article Reports Four Day Assignment (Day Three) Scholars will use the headline and key points they underlined in their article to write two paragraphs. The first will be a guided introduction and the second will consist of a summary using their key points. * Detailed course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure. (Day Four) Scholars will highlight five words in their article and define them in their own words. Scholars will be chosen randomly to present their “Current Event Report”