Presentation on theme: "Welcome Freshman Parents"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome Freshman Parents Back to School NightWelcomeFreshman Parents
2 High School Timeline Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Orientation to high school/ Four-year planning/Explore TestSophomore YearPLAN Test/ Career planning/NavianceJunior YearCollege planning and testing (PSAT, ACT/PSAE, SAT)Senior YearCollege applications and financial aid
3 Freshman Year Orientation to high school Academics School culture ResourcesIntroduction to The West WayFour-year planning sessionsSmall group sessions with counselorIntroduction to curricular options
5 The West WayCreated to foster a positive social culture that promotes both social and academic success (PBIS model).Research based system that teaches expectations and reinforces positive behaviors.September, November, and December Orientation dates will use The West Way framework to present topics related to social-emotional development.
6 West Way Themes 2013-2014 September Follow the West Way October On-Time OctoberNovember Show GratitudeDecember Electronic EtiquetteJanuary Academic HonestyFebruary Live Life WellMarch RespectApril Dress AppropriatelyMay Exit With Pride
7 Freshman Orientation Dates PLC Mondays September 16 – Introduction to High School/Getting InvolvedSeptember 23 – Getting Involved/Introduction to High SchoolNovember 4 – RespectDecember 2 – SuccessfulFebruary 3 – Sophomore Year EnrollmentMarch – Social Emotional Learning (SEL)April – Summer PlanningFreshmen are required to remain in school on these Mondays from 2:00 – 2:35
8 Four-Year Planning Sessions Individual counselors meet with small groups of students during second quarter.Counselors discuss curricular options, course sequences, and elective opportunities.Students complete Tentative Four-Year Plans and prepare for February enrollment.
10 Extracurricular Involvement Athletics28 athletic teams (750 student athletes)Students must meet academic eligibility requirementsClubs/ActivitiesOver 60 clubsMost meet after school – late buses available
11 Counselor Assignments Class of 2017 Direct LineAlphabetRhiannon SieckA-CaMike NeberzCe-FAnthony BergantinoG-HeChris LubinieckiHo-MagJeremiah WiencekMah-MilNatalie RubinoMim-RawKate CullotonRax-Si & ELLNorma Vega-RodriguezSk-Z & ELL
12 Resources PowerSchool: Web-based student information system Lunch InterventionResource scheduleSTRIVE: after school homework programGlenbard Parent Series (GPS)