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1 Future Falcons! Planning for 9th Grade Prairie High SchoolClass of 2019
2 Make it your goal to pass all classes! PHS Diploma Process.5 credit earned for each class passedStudents take 6 classes each semesterStudents earn 3.0 credits per semester and6.0 credits per year by passing all classesMake it your goal to pass all classes!
3 Graduation Requirements 4.0 English3.0 Social Studies3.0 Math – Algebra, Geometry, andAlgebra II or another approved math class2.0 Science – must include 1.0 Lab Science2.0 Health/Fitness.50 Health and 1.50 Fitness1.0 Fine Arts1.0 Occupational Education7.0 Electives23.0 Total credits required to graduateAdditional graduation requirements :Must pass English Language Arts Exit Exam, and Algebra End of Course Exam or Geometry End of Course Exam, and Biology End of Course ExamMust pass Washington State History – Usually completed in middle schoolComplete High School & Beyond Plan
4 Quick Review!How many credits will you earn next year at PHS when you pass every class?A. 1.0B. 3.0C. 6.0D. None of the above
5 Quick Review!How many credits will you earn 1st semester next year at PHS when you pass every class?A. 1.0B. 6.0C. 3.0D. None of the above
6 C.A.S.E.E Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education A Career and Technical Education ProgramStudents attend PHS for three classes and CASEE for three classes every dayClasses are taught in an integrated format and students earn.50 English credit, .50 Science credit, and .50 OccupationalEducation creditTransportation is providedApplication is required – Future PHS students must turn in completed applications by April 15th .
7 English English I Honors English I – Summer reading required Determined by grades and BGPS Assessment test scoresEnglish IHonors English I – Summer reading requiredCASEE - EnglishIt’s important to do your best during 8th grade yearto increase your class choices in High School!
8 Social Studies World Studies is taken during 10th grade To insert your company logo on this slideFrom the Insert MenuSelect “Picture”Locate your logo fileClick OKTo resize the logoClick anywhere inside the logo. The boxes that appear outside the logo are known as “resize handles.”Use these to resize the object.If you hold down the shift key before using the resize handles, you will maintain the proportions of the object you wish to resize.Social Studies World Studies is taken during 10th gradeWorld Studies is not taken during 9th gradeException: World Studies AFJROTC isavailable for 9th or 10th gradestudents enrolled in theAFJROTC program
9 Washington State History Requirement is met in 8th grade if you pass both semestersor two trimesters of Social Studies in the BGPS.If you attended a BGPS middle school but did not passboth semesters of 8th grade Social Studies, you needWashington State History in high school to meet thegraduation requirement. Please talk to your PHS counselor.If you did not attend a BGPS middle school andyou completed Washington State History in the 7th or8th grade, please talk with your PHS counselor .
10 8th grade teacher recommendations. Math PlacementTo be determined by8th grade teacher recommendations.Graduation requirements include passing Algebra,Geometry, and Algebra II or another approved math class.
11 SCIENCE Agriculture Science Integrated Earth & Physical Science Biology - Students should earn B or better in 8th grade Science and English and have a 3.0 GPA to be prepared for this class. Students should also be enrolled in Algebra or higher math.CASEE Program- Application process with acceptance required before CASEE can be added on the schedule.The majority of 9th grade students take Integrated Earth & Physical Science.For students interested in taking AP Biology or AP Environmental Science, parents need to the PHS counselor .
12 Quick Review!In which subject will your grades, teacher’s recommendation, or test scores determine your placement?A. MathB. ScienceC. Social StudiesD. English
13 French American Sign Language World Language World Language is NOT a high school graduation requirement.World Languages available at PHS:German SpanishFrench American Sign LanguageEarning a B or better in middle school English is a recommended pre-requisite for taking World Language in 9th grade.Two years of high school World Language is a requirement for entrance intofour-year colleges and universities. This must be in the same language.Consider waiting until 10th or 11th grade to take World Language classes to increase readiness.
14 Falcon Transitions One semester - required of all freshmen Occupational creditThe goal of the PHS Falcon Transitions course for 9th grade students is to create a safe, focused learning environment that will facilitate the development of skills necessary for a successful high school experience. Students will learn strategies for making positive academic, social, and career decisions.ORIENTATIONGet to Know PHS; Get to Know Your Classmates; “About Me” (PowerPoint Presentation)Get to Know the Attendance Office; PHS Handbook review; Student Computer User ContractPHS Resources: Guest Speakers - Administration; Counseling; School Resource Officer; Intervention Specialist; School Nurse; Career Lab StaffCourse Outline/Grading Criteria Contract; Class Expectations; Student Questionnaire
15 Falcon Transitions - Outline GOAL SETTINGPlanning ahead - setting short term and long term goalsEnvisioning the future - counseling presentationSTUDY SKILLSGetting and Staying Organized - Time ManagementNote Taking - Listening Skills - How to Get Good GradesTest Taking Strategies/Managing Test AnxietyINTERNET SAFETYAppropriate Online Behavior; Cyber Harassment (bullying/stalking)Social Networking /Digital Permanence/Online Privacy/Digital SecurityCAREER CHOICES9th Grade Component of Culminating Project –Career Cruising portfolioCTE - PHS Course Opportunities; Forecasting (Career Cruising)Career Exploration-Investigation (including Non-Traditional Careers)Career Brochure (MS Publisher)Holland Interest Inventory (RIASEC); 21st Century Employability SkillsResume Preparation/Job Application/Mock Interviews/Personal Business Card21st Century Workforce - Effects of GlobalizationHistory of Child Labor - Workplace Rules for Minors - Teen Labor LawsHUMAN RELATIONSLearning Styles - Multiple IntelligencesSurviving High School - Stereotypes/Peer Pressure; DiversityLeadership/teamwork/collaborative problem solvingStress Management/Anger Management (Discovery Education)MEDIA LITERACYLibrary/Media Center ResourcesResearch Skills - Website EvaluationComputer Ethics: Copyright/Fair Use-Plagiarism-Paraphrasing-Netiquette-Intellectual PropertyResearch Project - Oral Presentation (PowerPoint)DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONSShared drive/File Organization - file storage devicesIntroduction to MS Office; Network safetyKeyboarding Assessment/Review (keyboarding program available)
16 Health/Fitness Freshman Health/Fitness - full year Family Health – half yearBasketball Sports Conditioning –full yearSpeed Strength Training (SST) for Men or Women – full yearSST is a full year class recommended for students planning to participate in fall, winter, or spring sports.Family Health must be taken for half-year during high school and PE form completed to take SST full year + Family Health half-year in place of Health/Fitness.AFJROTC – Health/Journey Into Aviation History – full year.50 Health credit & .50 Occupational credit
17 Freshman ElectivesThere are many elective choices for Freshmen at PHS! Please check the online Student Course Guide at Counseling link, Choosing Classes link, Course Guide link to read about your choices. Also, choose alternatives!! Select six (6) just in case your first choice doesn’t fit in your schedule. CASEE includes a year long elective.
18 Quick Review! How many elective alternates should you choose? A. 3 B. 4C. 5D. 6
19 Organizations & Clubs at PHS Acapella ClubAmerican Sign LanguageASB Officers/LeadershipAuto Club (VICA)Bachelor ClubChessCSU - Christian Students UnitedDECA - Student business organizationDramaEquestrianFamily Careers & Community LeadersFFA - Agricultural leadershipGamers ClubGSA - Gay/Straight AllianceGo GreenHOSA– Future health care professionals
20 . Organizations & Clubs, contd JournalismKey Club – Service, character , leadershipKitty Hawk/JROTCKnowledge BowlLiterary Magazine ClubModel UN ClubNational History Day ClubNational Honor SocietyPhoto ClubRugby ClubSki & SnowboardingSpeech & DebateUltimate FrisbeeVICA Metals/ Drafting ClubYearbook
21 SPORTS Baseball Basketball Bowling Cheer Cross Country Dance Football GolfSoccerSoftballSwimmingTennisTrack & FieldVolleyballWrestlingCompleted sports packets must be turned into ASB office prior to start date of the sport.All student athletes must purchase an ASB card ($35) and pay the participation fee ($85). Fees are subject to change in August 2015.
22 SPORTS, contd. - GPA requirement for all athletes is 1 SPORTS, contd GPA requirement for all athletes is or higher with no failing grades Grades from 8th grade count!
23 LINK Connecting 9th Grade Students to Prairie High School All 9th grade students attend the day before school startsTrained 11th & 12th grade mentors assigned to groups of 9th grade studentsProvides group activities, ecouragement, and fun!
24 Attend Prairie High School Open House!! April 14, 2015Tuesday6:30 p.m :00 p.m.Prairie High SchoolLearn more about PHSclasses, clubs, organizations,sports, and activities availablefor 2015/2016!Campus tours provided byAFJROTC cadets!