Presentation on theme: "NHS Counseling 9th Grade Parent Meeting “Becoming A Sophomore – Planning for Next Year and Beyond” 9th Grade Parent Meeting “Becoming A Sophomore – Planning."— Presentation transcript:
NHS Counseling 9th Grade Parent Meeting “Becoming A Sophomore – Planning for Next Year and Beyond” 9th Grade Parent Meeting “Becoming A Sophomore – Planning for Next Year and Beyond”
The NHS Counselors / Judy / Brian / Jennifer / Trevor / Chia / Lynn Bitney (secretary) / Judy / Brian / Jennifer / Trevor / Chia / Lynn Bitney (secretary)
Other NHS Support Staff / Jason Bull – Principal / / Lee Thennes – Associate Principal (9 th Grade) / / Andrea Walter – School Psychologist / / Suzanne Speltz – School Social Worker / / Jason Bull – Principal / / Lee Thennes – Associate Principal (9 th Grade) / / Andrea Walter – School Psychologist / / Suzanne Speltz – School Social Worker /
9 TH GRADE = TRANSITION YEAR / allow students to adjust and feel comfortable with high school. 10TH GRADE = the year for EXPLORATION 11th GRADE = the year for PLANNING 12th GRADE = DECISION MAKING (putting your plan into action)
Counseling and Guidance Z 1.What counselors work on with students: Z ** Goals in general - and specifically in these three areas Z a)Personal / Social Z b)Academic (schedules, credits, classroom performance, etc.) Z c)Career (activities toward and decisions about future direction)
Counseling and Guidance (cont) Z Ways that counselors work with students a)Groups - “purpose” b)Classroom - “teaching” or “visits” c)Individual meetings
Career Development 9th Grade = Career Paper (in some English classes) 10th Grade = –Job Shadow Orientation (fall) –Career Connections UW Sheboygan or LTC) –Career Cruising (ongoing career exploration) –PLAN Test - practice ACT (optional – in November/December)
Career Exploration Websites (available to students and parents) Career Cruising –www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/northwww.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/north –go to “Counseling Center” then go to " Portfolio LOGIN" –ENTER USERNAME = SASD-student’s first initial, last name and 6 digit id# (ex = SASD-ttagel123456) PASSWORD = student’s 6 digit id# (ex = ) –Assessments / “Careers that Interest Me” –Schools that interest me –Career Preparation –Activities and Hobbies –Work and Volunteer Experiences –Resume Builder –“Course Planner” – used for selecting courses
Grade 10 Course Selection W have gone green!! Check us out at: Students will receive their course sign up info for next year during the 1 st week of 2 nd semester – parents and students can do this now. Careful selection - hopefully with parent input, approval, and/or involvement Required Courses = already listed Alternate Courses = required - in case the student does not get the course they initially want then we have their second or even third choice. Course Listing = on the back Zero Period Option
Course Selection Booklet All is now online!! Some Important Pages: Page 1 = Names and Numbers (Administrators and Counselors) Page 2 & 3 = Advanced Standing Programs and a listing of courses participating in those programs here at NHS Page 4 = Graduation Requirements and Graduation Criteria Page 5 = Course Retake Policy, College Recommended Courses, and College Testing Info Pages 6-10= Much More Info: Helpful Websites, Weighted Grade Policy, Honors Diploma Requirements, & Alternate Learning Experiences, etc. Last Page = 4 Year Plan Academic Map (however, this is also available on Career Cruising – under “Course Planner.” This will save electronically).
Any Questions?? Counselors are available afterwards for questions. Parents/students can also contact us here at school with their questions.