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1 Back to School Night Welcome Freshman Parents

2 High School Timeline Freshman Year Orientation to high school/ Four-year planning/Explore Test Orientation to high school/ Four-year planning/Explore Test Sophomore Year PLAN Test/ Career planning/Naviance PLAN Test/ Career planning/Naviance Junior Year College planning and testing (PSAT, ACT/PSAE, SAT) College planning and testing (PSAT, ACT/PSAE, SAT) Senior Year College applications and financial aid College applications and financial aid

3 Freshman Year Orientation to high school Orientation to high school –Academics –School culture –Resources –Introduction to The West Way Four-year planning sessions Four-year planning sessions –Small group sessions with counselor –Introduction to curricular options

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5 The West Way Created to foster a positive social culture that promotes both social and academic success (PBIS model). Created 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. 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. September, November, and December Orientation dates will use The West Way framework to present topics related to social- emotional development.

6 West Way Themes SeptemberFollow the West Way SeptemberFollow the West Way OctoberOn-Time October OctoberOn-Time October NovemberShow Gratitude NovemberShow Gratitude DecemberElectronic Etiquette DecemberElectronic Etiquette JanuaryAcademic Honesty JanuaryAcademic Honesty FebruaryLive Life Well FebruaryLive Life Well MarchRespect MarchRespect AprilDress Appropriately AprilDress Appropriately MayExit With Pride MayExit With Pride

7 Freshman Orientation Dates PLC Mondays Freshman Orientation Dates PLC Mondays September 16 – Introduction to High School/Getting Involved September 23 – Getting Involved/Introduction to High School November 4 – Respect December 2 – Successful February 3 – Sophomore Year Enrollment March 17 – Social Emotional Learning (SEL) April 14 – Summer Planning Freshmen 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. Individual counselors meet with small groups of students during second quarter. Counselors discuss curricular options, course sequences, and elective opportunities. Counselors discuss curricular options, course sequences, and elective opportunities. Students complete Tentative Four-Year Plans and prepare for February enrollment. Students complete Tentative Four-Year Plans and prepare for February enrollment.

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10 Extracurricular Involvement Athletics 28 athletic teams (750 student athletes) Students must meet academic eligibility requirementsClubs/Activities Over 60 clubs Most meet after school – late buses available

11 Counselor Assignments Class of 2017 CounselorDirect LineAlphabet Rhiannon Sieck A-Ca Mike Neberz Ce-F Anthony Bergantino G-He Chris Lubiniecki Ho-Mag Jeremiah Wiencek Mah-Mil Natalie Rubino Mim-Raw Kate Culloton Rax-Si & ELL Norma Vega-Rodriguez Sk-Z & ELL

12 Resources PowerSchool: Web-based student information system PowerSchool: Web-based student information system Lunch Intervention Lunch Intervention Resource schedule Resource schedule STRIVE: after school homework program STRIVE: after school homework program Glenbard Parent Series (GPS) Glenbard Parent Series (GPS)

13 Suggested Websites actstudent.org actstudent.org collegeboard.org collegeboard.org collegeillinois.org collegeillinois.org ncaa.org (click on ncaa.org (click on eligibility center)

14 Thanks for coming! Thanks for coming!


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