Presentation on theme: "Welcome Class of 2018 to Ellington High School!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome Class of 2018 to Ellington High School! Eighth Grade OrientationTuesday, January 21, 2014
2 Who will my school counselor be? If your last name starts with……A-B, you will have Mrs. Markowski…C-H, you will have Mrs. O’Brien…I-Pa, you will have Mrs. Howarth…Pe-Z, you will have Mrs. Moeller
3 What will my school day be like? We have four 6 block days (57 minutes)We have two 4 block days (85 minutes)15 minute breakWe schedule for 8 blocks5 minutes of passing timeSchool starts at 7:15 and ends at 1:55No Activity PeriodWe listen to the announcements at the end of the third block of the morning
4 How many credits do I need? 22 credits are needed to graduate:English – 4 creditsMath – 3 creditsSocial studies – 3 credits (including US History and Civics)Science – 3 credits (including Biology)Art/Music/Vocational Ed – 1 credit
5 EHS Graduation vs. College Admission Credits continued…Health – .5 creditComputer Apps – .5 creditPE – 1 creditWorld Languages - .5 credit***CAPT & Portfolio graduation requirementEHS Graduation vs. College AdmissionAlong with EHS’s 22 credits some colleges may have other admission requirements.
6 In order to be a… …Sophomore you need to earn 5.5 credits …Junior you need to earn 10.5 credits…Senior you need to earn 16 credits…To be a graduate need to earn 22 credits
7 Typical schedule (7 credits): A Block: EnglishB Block: MathC Block: ScienceD Block: Social StudiesE Block: PE/HealthF Block: Spanish/French/LatinG Block: Elective (you can choose)H Block: Study Hall
8 Transcripts All courses listed Quarter grades and final grades AttendanceClass RankGrade Point Average (GPA)We keep transcripts for 50 years!!
9 Sample Course Selection Sheet & Electives Select elective courses based:on your interestson future planson looking to explore new interestson challenging yourself
10 What are study halls for? Study halls give you the opportunity to:do research in the librarywork in one of the writing center computer labsget extra helpdo your homeworkpeer tutoring
11 What level classes will I be in? Your eighth grade teachers will decide which level is best for you.
12 Summer Reading / Work Summer reading – possible school wide read Summer work for some classesA test maybe giving during the first week of school on the summer work/reading
13 How do I get my schedule done for next year? EHS school counselors will be coming to the middle school on Thursday, March 27thReview the Program of Studies before scheduling your classes. Program of Studies is also found on our web site.
14 What should I keep in mind for next year? GET INVOLVED! Joining sports and after school activities will help you transition from middle to high school, and also give you the opportunity to meet upperclassmen as well as work on time management skillsThere will be a FRESHMEN ORIENTATION on one of the last days in August, this will give you the opportunity to tour the high school building (again), check class schedules, find your locker and get the handbookCheck out National Honor Society requirements
15 Academic EligibilityAll ninth grade students are eligible for fall extracurricularactivities. Beyond the transition phase for freshman, allstudents who wish to participate in extracurricular activitiesmust meet each of the following academic requirements:Be enrolled in at least five (5) units of work during each marking period.Have a passing previous quarter grade in at least five (5) units of work including all required courses.Have no more than one (1) F, regardless of the number of courses taken.
16 Will I like high school?99% of the freshmen said that they liked the change from middle to high schoolHigh school gives you an opportunity to be more independent and gives you more responsibilityYou will get out of high school what you put into it!Always do your best!
17 TOUR TIME Class of 2018 Ellington High School Eighth Grade OrientationTuesday, January 21, 2014