Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Western Branch High!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Western Branch High! WBHS Freshman OrientationAugust 27, 2014Home of the Bruins!
2 Introduction Principal – Dr. Thomas A. Whitley Introduction of Administrators
3 Western Branch High School PTSA Join Today, Get Connected!! “Time to Connect!”PTSA OfficersPresident- Kymberly Pool1st VP- Allicia Hurdle2nd VP- Loleta HammondCorresponding Secretary- Leah GottliebRecording Secretary- Ziette HayesTreasurer- Heather BowenFinancial Secretary Kim BarbishTake advantage of merchant discountsTake advantage of great opportunities (Scholarships, Reflections Program, Volunteer…)Know what is happening at your schoolShare parenting tipsConnect with parents, teachers, & studentsJoin Today, Get Connected!!Wbhsptsa.org*Pending
4 Guidance Guidance Director – Ms. Tammy Strek Counselors A - Cl MS. Millicent Lee - Career Counselor, CT, CCST & Governor’s School for the ArtsCo – Go Ms. Dianna Ransom, Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)Gr – K Ms. Carol VaughanL – Pr Mrs. Kate LennonPat – So Mrs. Amy LeggSp – Z Mrs. Eve BellGuidance Secretary Mrs. Ann TurnerRecords Clerk Mrs. Anna Van LaethemTesting Clerk Mrs. Beth Sommers
6 Grades Course syllabus for each teacher (Check Edline) Four marking periods; one exam grade (20% each)Year long course terms – even terms only (A/B alternating day classes)Homework – max. 20% of grade . Must be completed in reasonable time.Grade of Zero if student cheats, skips class, or fails to complete assignmentImpact of Zero (0) on gradesOne zero takes 3 scores of 100 to bring to a passing levelA grade of fifty (50) only takes 3 scores of 83 to bring to a passing level– something is always better than nothing!
7 Homework Levels Honors = Avg. 30-45min. Per subject, per night Non-honors core = Avg min
8 Parent Contact / Edline Numerous ways to contact teacherPhoneEdline – Parental AccountMust have active account AND “live”Go to Manage Account to activate
9 Technology at WBHS Technology Rich Every room – SMART Boards, 1:2 ratio of computers to studentsWebpage –Edline – or link from WBHS PageParents AccountStudent Account
10 School Flyers by Peachjar Online access to flyersalready submitted – not requiredCan register if you want to receive notifications via
11 BYOD – Bring Your Own Device Student may bring electronic devices for instructional purposesMust be educational use onlyInternet access provided by CPSPermission slip – See Media Specialists
12 BYOD - Zones RED ZONES ELECTRONIC DEVICE USE NOT PERMITTED *Cafeteria during school*Between classes in hallways*Classroom that teachers prohibit use*Bathrooms, locker and dressing rooms*Testing areas
13 BYOD - Zones Yellow Zones Classrooms and Media Center when allowed by TeacherMust have signed permission form on fileGreen Zones- Cell phone use allowed* Before 8:40 and after school at 3:38
14 Arriving at WBHStudent drop off is designated for the Auditorium Entrance in the front of the buildingStudents arriving at school after 8:40 may be dropped off at the front entrance and should proceed to the tardy table or attendance to receive a late pass
15 BusesBuses will drop off and pick up at the back of the school near the stadiumStudents are to ride designated busAny bus change must be requested in writing and approved by an administrator.The note should include bus numbers as well as a parent phone number to help administrators verify the change
16 School Store / Chick-fil-a Located on M Hall, in front of the auditoriumOpen before school and during lunchesSchool supplies, clothing, spirit items, gift itemsChick-fil-a DECA fundraiser. Every Thursday morning in main hall. $3 per biscuit.
17 Deliveries Note: All deliveries must come through the main office Students will not be called out of class, but will be contacted between classes to pick up delivery.Only brown bag lunches and lunch money will be excepted. Students are not allowed food from area restaurants (ie. McDonalds, etc)
18 Lunch Prepay Parents encouraged to prepay for lunches online School Website or CPS WebsiteMyPaymentPlusMake payments, Check account balances, Low balance notifications, Monitor purchasesCPS WebsiteFree and Reduced Pay –Deadline Oct 15 – MUST BE DONE EACH YEAR!See cashiers in morning or at lunch for offline payment
19 PE Uniforms and Lockers Required Physical Education uniform:Bruin shorts and Bruin ShirtAthletic ShoesUniform prices are as follows:Shirts: $4 (Small to XL) $5 (2X to 4X)Shorts: 7” $6 X-small- 2X, $8 3X, $9 4XShorts: 9” $7 Lg and XL OnlyStudents can purchase their P.E. uniform from their Physical Education teacher the first week of class (either Fall or Spring).A Locker Room is available for students to use during their P.E. class. All items in the locker must be removed at the end of class each day.Students are strongly recommended to bring a key or combination lock to secure all
20 LockersLockers will be assigned “at the end of the first week of school.” Student’s first block teacher will assign lockers.Students will keep the same locker the entire school year.
21 School Nurse If you have medical problem – notify school nurse! Nurse located on K-hall in back of Guidance OfficeMedication policy on CPS Website
22 Media Center Hours 8:15-3:30 everyday Policy: NO FOOD and DRINKS ALLOWEDMake-Up Center: Tues and ThursLunch Pass: attain through media staff before lunch (not available first week of school)
23 THE SCHOOL DRESS CODE AND YOU! Good morning. Mrs. Biittner and I would like to take this opportunity to address some concerns regarding the dress code policy outlined in the WBHS student handbook. Please continue to focus your attention on the screen behind us as we share with you some of the most common dress code violations we regularly encounter. After the presentation if you have any questions in regards to the information shared Mrs. Biittner and I will be available to address your concerns. Please note the pictures you will see are NOT of WBHS students.
24 Outfits like these are gaining a lot of attention, primarily from the male student body. As you can imagine, this type of dress can be very distracting and disruptive to the classroom environment.LEGGINGS, TIGHTS, JEGGINGS, YOGA PANTS OR SPANDEX CANNOT BE WORN AS PANTS. THESE ITEMS ARE TOO REVEALING.* LEGGINGS WORN AS PANTS; TOP DOES NOT MEET REQUIRED LENGTH
25 Some students feel that wearing hosiery such as tights, leggings, etc Some students feel that wearing hosiery such as tights, leggings, etc., underneath short garments like these changes the rules– it does not. Skirts, dresses, or tops must still provide sufficient coverage to meet the 3-inch rule.TIGHTS OR LEGGINGS DO NOT ALTER THE REQUIRED LENGTH OF SHORTS, SKIRTS, DRESSES OR TOPS– GARMENTS MUST STILL MEET THE 3INCH RULE
26 REMEMBER: ALL SKIRTS, DRESSES AND SHORTS SHOULD MEET THE THREE-INCH LENGTH REQUIREMENT
27 When we see girls in these outfits, they begin to pull and tug to get an appropriate length which let’s us know that they know they are in violation of the dress code. No matter how much they try to adjust the length, these skirts are still too revealing because they are so form-fitting.TUBE SKIRTS AND TUBE DRESSES ARE TOO REVEALING; THEY ARE USUALLY MADE OF SPANDEX AND ARE BY NATURE TIGHT AND SHORT
28 Again, we have seen several examples of this Again, we have seen several examples of this. Undergarments, bare shoulders, and midriffs should not be visible. Tank tops worn underneath lace or woven fabrics must still adhere to be 3-fingers width rule. Shirts that are worn too low are also too revealing.SHOULDER STRAPS MUST BE AT LEAST THREE-FINGERS WIDTH. ONE- SHOULDER TOPS, SPAGHETTI STRAPS ANDMIDRIFF-BARING TOPSARE NOT APPROPRIATE
29 CLOTHING SHOULD BE IN GOOD REPAIR; The policy does state that clothing should be in good repair and free from holes, rips or tears. So, ripped and torn jeans are in violation of the dress code outlined in the student handbook.CLOTHING SHOULD BE IN GOOD REPAIR;JEANS AND/OR PANTS SHOULD NOT HAVE HOLES
30 PANTS SHOULD BE SECURED AT THE WAIST; UNDERGARMENTS SHOULD NOT BE VISIBLE
31 IN ALL CASES, WEARING REVEALING OR INAPPROPRIATE CLOTHING WILL RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM THE GENERAL STUDENT POPULATION UNTIL PROPERLY DRESSED. STUDENTS WHO ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS WILL FACE HARSHER CONSEQUENCES.
32 Tardy Policy Location: M Hall for tardy passes Lunch: If late for lunch you will receive a tardy.Recorded by semesterMiss 30mins of class=absenceTardies - 6,7=ISSTardy 8= OSS
33 Attendance ProcedureParents notify the school if your child is absent. Please call before 9:30 AMParental notes to homeroom teachers required for:Students upon return from absence return to school.Students early dismissal (include the reason and means of transportationStudents who arrive late report directly to the attendance office.Students missing more than 30 minutes of class are considered absent.
34 Attendance and GradesMissing more than 9 days of a semester will fail the course and not earn creditExtended DayHelp students who could fail courses due to excessive absences.May redeem up to four days per course during a semesterDates and times for the extended day program on school website
35 Extended days Be on time Have 90min of work Have signed extended day slip from teacherWBHS rules apply
36 AND VERBAL/PHYSICAL ALTERCATIONS WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION!!! Code of Conduct DEFIANCE,DISRESPECT,CLASSROOM DISRUPTION,CELL PHONE USE,AND VERBAL/PHYSICAL ALTERCATIONS WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION!!!
37 Sports Athlete's pass (athletes only) - $15.00 On a WBHS team now or last spring/winterBruins Pass (anyone) - $40.00Good for all home WBHS regular season games or matchesParent Pass - $4.00Entitles parents of fall athletes to purchase tickets
38 2014 WBHS Clubs Art Club Band Marching Band Bible Club Marshals Chess ClubCHROMEChorusDebate TeamDECAFBLAFCCLAForensicsFrench ClubFuture Teachers of AmericaGerman ClubInteractJapanese ClubKey ClubKitty Hawk SocietyLatin ClubLiterary ClubMarching BandMarshalsNational Art Honor SocietyNational Honor SocietyOrchestraParkour ClubPsychology/Sociology ClubPTSARed Cross ClubScholastic Quiz BowlSpanish ClubStage CrewSCASurfrider ClubTechnology Service AssociationTheatre ClubWillett Service ClubWriting ClubYearbook
39 Get Involved!Research shows participation in extracurricular activities is related to students' success !Fewer unexcused absences.Academic achievementAspirations for continuing education beyond high school
40 Get Involved Extracurricular activities: Reinforce the lessons learned in the classroomOffer the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world contextPart of a well-rounded education.Research suggests that participation in activities:May increase students' sense of engagementSense of attachment to their schoolDecrease the chances of school failure and dropping out.National Center for Education Statistics
41 Get Involved!Again, students who are involved in 3 or more extracurricular activities:Are engagedAre attached to schoolIncrease social linksAre more likely to be successful in school