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1 LOVEJOY HIGH SCHOOL New Student Parent Meeting

2 Agenda Welcome Academics (School Supplies, Attendance, Tutoring, Missed Homework, CAT, Special Programs, Technology) Student Conduct Extracurricular Activities Dress Code Volunteer Opportunities Counseling Questions

3 Lovejoy High School Mission To provide a mastery learning experience that allows each student to realize their individual talents.

4 Campus Goals Ensure academic success for each student - with an emphasis on math and science programs; Use technology resources to enhance teaching and learning; Provide an experience for students consistent with the Graduate Profile; Communicate through various media.

5 A High School Student’s Day Arrival: Students are dropped off by parents behind the school. The bus drop-off is in the front of the school (Specific bus information will be sent to parents in Aug). 7:30—8:50---students enter the building (they are not restricted to any parts of the building); 8:50—8:55---Students will be released to class 8:55---Class begins Lunch: Students eat lunch during 4 th period (three lunches) Students have 5 minutes to get from one class to the next – tardies are not allowed

6 School ends at 4:10 Students should be out of the building by 4:25 unless with a teacher or adult sponsor. Dismissal : Student pick-up by parent is behind the school. Buses in front of the school. Late pick-up can be in front or back.

7 Lovejoy High School Bell Schedule PeriodTimeLunch TimeLunch 1 st 8:55 - 9:40 am 2 nd 9:45 -10:30 am 3 rd 10:35 – 11:20 am 4 th 11:25 -12:50 pm11: :50 amA 11: :20 pmB 12: :50 pmC 5 th 12:55 - 1:40 pm 6 th 1:45 - 2:30 pm 7 th 2:35 - 3:20 pm 8 th 3:25 - 4:10 pm

8 Typical 9 th Grade Class Schedule PeriodStartEndMinutes Tutorials7:308: st Period - Geometry8:559: nd Period - Biology9:45 10: rd Period - English I10:3511:2045 Announcements / 4th Period - Leadership 11:2512:5055 A Lunch11:2011:5030 B Lunch11:5012:2030 C Lunch12:2012: th Period - Choir12:551: th Period - World Geography1:452:3045 7th th Period - Spanish II2:353: th Period - Athletics 3:254: Tutorials4:205:1060

9 Academics Things to know and places to go. Principal –Gavan Goodrich Any issue—by appointment -Communication with Parents -Curriculum and Instruction -Special Education Department -Math and Science (Biology)

10 The 9 th Grade Student Recognize this is a big transition for students Integrate quickly into school Encourage continued oversight Communicate with teachers Have patience

11 Assistant Principal –Chris Mayfield (A – Gl) Textbooks Extracurricular Activities Student Conduct/Support Attendance Senior Project Social Studies

12 Counselor – Amanda Breeden (A – Gl) - Personal Guidance - Academic Assistance - Social Issues (psychological, social, developmental, etc.) - Student-Teacher-Parent-Coach Relationships - Parent Consultation point person - Graduation Plans - Schedule Changes - Assessments

13 Associate Principal –Ray Winkler (Gm - Ki) AP/Testing/PSAT Testing Coordinator LISD Fine Arts Coordinator Extracurricular Activities Student Conduct/Support Community Service HS Fine Arts, Chemistry, Physics CAT Support

14 Counselor – Rebecca Puster (Gm – Ki) - Personal Guidance - Academic Assistance - Social Issues (psychological, social, developmental, etc.) - Student-Teacher-Parent-Coach Relationships - Parent Consultation point person - Graduation Plans - Schedule Changes - Assessments

15 Assistant Principal –Kristen Kinnard (Kj – N) Student Programming Clubs and Organizations Extracurricular Activities Student Conduct/Support Dress Code Compliance Community Service Language Arts, Technology

16 Counselor – Pam Kennedy (Kj – N) - Personal Guidance - Academic Assistance - Social Issues (psychological, social, developmental, etc.) - Student-Teacher-Parent-Coach Relationships - Parent Consultation point person - Graduation Plans - Schedule Changes - Assessments

17 Assistant Principal –Bruce Coachman (O – Z) Student Handbooks Extracurricular Activities Student Conduct/Support LOTE, Electives, A&P, Forensics

18 Counselor - Lead – Stacey Ruff (O – Z) - Personal Guidance - Academic Assistance - Social Issues (psychological, social, developmental, etc.) - Student-Teacher-Parent-Coach Relationships - Parent Consultation point person - Graduation Plans -Schedule Changes -Assessments

19 Director of College and Careers – Jeannie Walls (all seniors) -College counseling and education -Naviance Training (students and parents) -College Night Coordination -College visits on LHS campus -College recommendation letters -College relations -AP Testing -Graduation coordination

20 Center for Academic Training –Director: Tania Vaughn - Tutorial & Academic Support -Test Preparation Skills -Organization Skills -In-School Testing

21 PST Coordinators –Pam Dobson and Amy Burks - Monitoring of student progress -Facilitate teacher input -Develop ideas and plans to support student success -Support parents and maintain teacher involvement

22 Teachers All teachers can be reached through: - - SchoolTown - Voice mail - Provide Academic Assistance - Make-Up Work - Tutorials - Additional Interventions & Support

23 Parent Teacher Conferences Prior to the start of school - if needed. During the school year. After each 6 weeks (if needed). Teachers are available before and after school and/or during their conference period. Contact teacher directly –They are open to feedback –They want to find a solution

24 SUPPLY LISTS Each teacher will give your student the required supplies depending on the course

25 Absences and Attendance or call attendance office (Judy Hise if student is Bring in a parent and/or doctor’s note when students return from absence. If a student is more than 10 minutes late, he or she will need to check into the lobby kiosk before proceeding to class. If parents need to withdraw a student during the school year, they should contact the counseling office in advance.

26 Academic Support Tutoring: teachers will have scheduled days for tutoring before and after school. –Departments offer tutoring before and after school most days. Students may be assigned to tutoring. Students will be asked to attend tutorials if they fail an assignment or test or if they lack understanding of a concept. We want to foster open communication about your child's understanding and progress.

27 Late-work and Home Practice Late-work is defined as assignments not complete or not turned in on a specific due date. Missed home practice can be a behavioral issue, not a cognitive issue. Students are expected to partner in their own learning. When students are absent they will be given an opportunity to make up missed learning.

28 Special Programs Gifted and Talented - Jan DeLisle ESL – Adriana Fletes Dyslexia – Pam Dobson PST – Amy Burks & Pam Dobson Counselors Special Education –Onajiete Omene (OJ)

29 Technology Computers in every classroom. 1 LCD projector in every classroom for teacher use. Document Cameras. Several Computer Labs. Wireless access throughout. School website with teacher web pages. MyAccess and SchoolTown –Parent Log in –Student Log in

30 Student Conduct Tardies are not allowed –(Every 4 th tardy has a consequence) Common classroom expectations are taught and reinforced in every teacher’s room. Student behavior that is disruptive will be managed by the teacher first, then the administration. Teachers and administrators will communicate with parents to implement a successful behavior plan for each student.

31 Extracurricular 9 th Grade Band/Choir/Orchestra/Color guard Art /Theatre/Cheer/Krue/Dance/Majestics Athletics PALS/StuCo Clubs: Sport of the Mind (Chess), Robotics, Academic UIL, Quiz Bowl, ACDec, Debate, Model UN, Guitar Club, Key Club, NHS, Cappies. Social Activities (Student Council movie nights, dances) Community Service Projects Grade level programming

32 Dress Code Consistency is critical. Parental support is important.

33 Volunteer Opportunities PTSA Volunteer Options

34 Questions


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