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2 Welcome To Oakwood Junior High Principal - Dan Weckstein Counselor - Lissa Fickert ojh.oakwood.k12.oh.us

3 SCHOOL CLIMATE F Increased Responsibility/Independence F 5 R’s –Respectful –Responsible –Resourceful –Relationships –Resilience F Student Recognition F Lumberjack Leaders F National Junior Honor Society

4 STUDENT EXPECTATIONS F Be Here * F Be Engaged * F Use Planner F Do Homework On Time F Seek Teacher Help F Check Website for Assignments F Contact Teacher After Absences –3 Day Homework Collection

5 COMMUNICATION F Keep the Channels Open –Teachers –Guidance Counselor –Principal F Telephone F F Attendance Office

6 COMMUNICATION ojh.oakwood.k12.oh.us F Program of Study F Planner/Parent-Student Handbook F Group s to Parents F LINX F Announcements - subscribe F Calendar F October Conferences F Web Pages F One Call Now

7 COMMUNICATION Progress Book F Parent and Student Login F Parent Alerts F Encourage regular checks

8 JUNIOR HIGH FEATURES F Seven period day F Classes are 48 minutes in length F Start time is 8:15 AM F Dismissal time is 3:15 PM F Lunch hour 11: :43 –PayForIt.net –Activities F Take 5

9 CLASS FORMATS F Full year - five days per week; year (Example - Science, Math) F Semester - five days per week; 18 weeks (Foreign Language and Health & PE) F Quarters - five days per week; 9 weeks (Example - Real Skills, Sculpture)

10 CLASS FORMATS F Splits - Full year - two or three days per week; year (Chorus, Band or Orchestra) F Splits - Semester - two or three days per week; 18 weeks (Computer Applications or Gateway)

11 Required Classes Art Choice Music Choice Language Choice Electives

12 REQUIRED CORE COURSES F English F Mathematics F Science F Social Studies

13 HONORS CLASSES F Rigorous in nature F Criteria for selection –Standardized tests/District level test –Teacher Recommendations/Grades –Work Ethic –High Interest F Math - receives High School grade and credit in 8th Grade F English - Summer reading is required F A student may enter either Honors class in later grades.

14 HONORS PROCESS F Check with current teacher F Contact JH Counselor F Student takes evaluation at the Junior High at a time/date to be determined in early May.

15 REQUIRED COURSES F Health & Physical Education - Semester F Gateway to Technology - Quarter F Computer Applications - Quarter F Music Choice F Language/Critical Thinking Choice F Art (Drawing or Sculpture) - Quarter

16 MUSIC CHOICES YOU MUST SELECT AT LEAST ONE F Music History: Rock and Roll - Quarter F Performing Music Choices: –Chorus - 2 Days a week - all year –Orchestra - 3 Days a week - all year –Band - 3 Days a week - all year

17 SELECT ONLY ONE F French - Semester F Spanish- Semester F Critical Thinking - Quarter F Literature Interpretation* - Quarter

18 FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONSIDERATIONS F Two Year Commitment –7th grade - Semester –8th Grade - Year F Receives High School grade and credit in 8th Grade F Rigorous in nature F Can lead to AP level

19 FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONSIDERATIONS F Not for everyone in Junior High –May be taken in High School F Criteria for consideration –Grades –Language Interest –Schedule F Spanish II/French II –Contact Mrs. Fickert –Note on schedule

20 OTHER OPTIONS F Critical Thinking –Reasoning through reading, writing, and debate –Quarter F Literature Interpretation –Quarter –By Teacher Recommendation Only

21 ELECTIVES F Art - –Drawing and Painting I –Sculpture I –Drawing and Painting II* –Sculpture II* F Consumer Science - –Real Skills for Real People with Real Lives –Sew Anyway* –Prepare. Cook. Eat. Repeat*

22 ELECTIVES F Study Skills F Critical Thinking F Video Production F Basic Web Design F Gateway - Energy and Environment F History on Display * F Robotics* F Jazz Band**

23 ENGLISH/MATH SUPPORT F Math Computation F Literature Interpretation F Additional class to math and English F Quarter F Recommendations are data driven

24 STUDY HALL F Quiet Supervised Study Time –Not generally recommended –Try new things –Often not used effectively F Initial on sheet

25 SAMPLE SCHEDULE A (For. Lang. / Performing Music) Period 1 Science Period 2 Mathematics Period 3 English Period 4 Social Studies Lunch Period 5 Art/(3) Quarter Electives Period 6 Foreign Language (Sem)/Health & P.E.(Sem) Period 7 Perf. Music(MWF)/Comp Apps/Gate(2X-Sem) (3) Quarter Electives *

26 SAMPLE SCHEDULE B (For. Lang. / Nonperforming Music) Period 1 Science Period 2 Mathematics Period 3 English Period 4 Social Studies Lunch Period 5 Foreign Language (Sem)/Health & P.E.(Sem) Period 6 (4) Quarter Electives Period 7 Comp. Apps/ Music History /Art/Gateway (4) Quarter Electives *

27 SAMPLE SCHEDULE C (Critical /Nonperforming Music) Period 1 Science Period 2 Mathematics Period 3 English Period 4 Social Studies Lunch Period 5 (4) Quarter Electives Period 6 Critical/Qtr. Elect/Health & P.E. (Semester) Period 7 Comp. Apps/ Music History /Art/Gateway (5) Quarter Electives *

28 SAMPLE SCHEDULE D (Critical / Performing Music) Period 1 Science Period 2 Mathematics Period 3 English Period 4 Social Studies Lunch Period 5 4 Quarter Electives Period Art/Critical Thinking/& P.E.(Sem) Period 7 Perf. Music(MWF)/Comp Apps/Gate (2X-Sem) (4) Quarter Electives *

29 ADDITIONAL TOPICS F Fine arts classes - Ohio Core/Honors F Learning Center –Regularly scheduled period –Recommend foreign language is taken in H.S. F Special requests for a particular class F Moving? F Please take time to select your choices, dropping or adding a class tends to be difficult

30 SUMMER SCHOOL F Real Skills –8:00-12:00 –First 2 weeks of summer –$75 + $25 (materials) –March 17th - sign up begins

31 IMMUNIZATION  The Tdap (Tetanus Booster) for seventh-grade students is required by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) prior to admittance to junior high school. F Please return forms with your course selection sheet or return to the Junior High Office.

32 COURSE SELECTION SHEET  Parent ’ s signature/ / daytime phone # ’ s F Choices clearly marked F Rank order of electives F Study Hall Initialed F Return to Homeroom teacher by February 11, 2014

33 ACTIVITIES AND ATHLETICS F Activities –Clubs and Organizations –Generally meet during lunch periods F Athletics –Cheerleading Parent Meeting - March 6p in HS Library Clinic - March 8-12* Open Gym - March 4-6 Tryouts -March 4-9 –Physical* - May 5:30 –All Fall sports begin week of August 4th

34 UPCOMING DATES F February 11 - Schedules due to homeroom teachers F May 12 & 13 - Sixth graders visit Junior High F July - Schedules mailed F August 15 - Orientation F August 19 - School Starts

35 CONTACT INFORMATION F Dan Weckstein - Principal – F Lissa Fickert - Counselor – F Dawne Roeckner - Secretary – F Barbara McCray - Attendance Secretary – F Randy Neff -Athletic Director – neff

36 Required Classes Art Choice Music Choice Language Choice Electives

37 Welcome To Oakwood Junior High Principal - Dan Weckstein Counselor - Lissa Fickert ojh.oakwood.k12.oh.us


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